All children should have equal access to health care. This is why we've created the Model Schools for Inner Cities Paediatric Health Care Initiative. The aim is to establish medical clinics in inner city schools.
Some families in the Toronto's inner cities face cultural or language barriers. This may stop them from getting the help they need. Health issues that go untreated can prevent children from doing their best. By bringing clinics into the schools, we make sure everyone has a chance to be healthy and do well in school.
The first clinic opened at Sprucecourt PS in November 2010 with the second opened in March 2011 at George Webster Elementary School. The third opened in March 2012 at Brookview Middle School with a fourth opening at Gosford Public school. There are two more clinics set to open in 2012 at Willow Park and North Albion Collegiate.
In the news:
New Paediatric Clinic Opens at Brookview Middle School
Grade 7 and 8 students, along with their siblings, can now have their medical conditions monitored, receive check-ups and be treated for other ailments without leaving school at the new Brookview Middle School Model Schools Paediatric Clinic.
The Toronto District School Board (TDSB), the Toronto Foundation for Student Success (TFSS) and the Black Creek Community Health Centre have celebrated the launch of the new clinic at Brookview Middle School, which will be accessible to more than 8,000 TDSB students in the Jane-Finch community. read more
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