COVID-19: Woodview Updates

March 18, 2020

COVID-19: Update On Our Services

Dear Clients/Families,

We know that these are trying times that add much stress and uncertainly to our lives. Things are changing very quickly
as COVID-19 cases continue to rise across the province and it is difficult to keep up with the changes that this brings.
As parents or family members of children, youth, and adults living with mental health needs and/or autism, we know you
are trying to cope with the many challenges with which you are faced. Schools and recreational facilities are closed. Social
interaction and gatherings are discouraged. As we all try to navigate this complex and ever-changing landscape, please
know that Woodview is committed to ensuring that services and supports are available for clients and families. They may
be delivered differently, but we are here for the children, youth, adults, and families that we serve.

We want you to know that as of March 17th Woodview staff are available and working from home providing counseling
and coaching support with clients by phone. Please contact your worker directly; if you do not know who your worker is
please reach out to your Program Manager. All general office voicemails are being checked regularly and responded to
within 24 hours.

We also have some video capacity and are working to increase it; we will let you know as soon as this platform is available.
If a client is urgently in need of an in-person meeting with their worker, staff will discuss this with their manager and
director and arrange to see the client at one of the open office locations as long as all parties are following screening

Residential services continue to operate at The Manor and Supported Independent Living program. We are committed
to the safety of our clients and staff and have taken strict precautionary measures such as enhanced client screening,
sanitizing the physical space on a regular basis, and limiting face to face and group interactions to what is necessary to
support our clients.

We will move beyond this challenge, as we work together to ensure the well-being of children, youth, and adults with
autism whom we serve.

We are sharing a resource list compiled by the Centre of Excellence to support parents and caregivers in discussing
COVID-19 with children and youth.

This is an unprecedented time and the situation is fluid. We will continue to provide updates as changes arise. Thank you
for your understanding. Stay safe.

Cindy I’Anson
Executive Director, Woodview Mental Health and Autism Services
905-689-4727 x114


March 16, 2020

Woodview Offices Closed to the Public March 16-April 6

Woodview Mental Health and Autism offices will be closed to the public effective Monday March 16th until Monday April 6th. We recognize that these are difficult times and we will continue to support clients and families by telephone.

Woodview’s residential program (The Manor) and Supported Independent Living program will remain operational with strict precautionary measures taken to safeguard the safety of our clients and staff.

Refunds for fees paid will be issued to clients and families.


For the most up to date information about COVID-19 and how to protect yourself, please visit Ontario Ministry of Health’s website.


We thank you for your patience and understanding in this unprecedented time.

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Mental Health & Addictions Client & Caregiver Info Event – POSTPONED

📢 Are you a client or caregiver using or needing mental health and/or addictions support in Brantford Brant? We want to hear from you!

Be a part of the #BrantfordBrantOHT planning:

Tuesday, March 31st, 2020 Postponed
Polish Hall (154 Pearl St.) Brantford

Call Lindsay at 519-752-5308 or visit

🟡 Please note that this event is geared to clients, families, and caregivers and creating a space where they will feel heard and safe to share stories and experiences. Service providers are to attend only at the request of their clients or families requesting additional support.

Download the Flyer:

BB OHT MHA Info Session Poster_V2

Download the FAQ’s:


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Woodview is an Employer of Choice!

🏆 Woodview is proud to be one of twelve organizations in Canada to have won the Canadian Nonprofit Employer of Choice Award (NEOC) for 2019. It is our second year in a row to be recognized! This is a credit to our leadership’s commitment to staff and the wonderful people who make Woodview a great place to work!

Learn more about the NEOC Award here.

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Mental Health Walk-In Clinics in Brantford & Paris

Posted by on Friday, January 31, 2020 ·  

New Mental Health Walk-In Clinic in Paris, ON

We’re thrilled to announce that starting January 9, 2020, in partnership with Brant Mental Health Solutions, we are offering a new walk-in mental health clinic in Paris, Ontario for children, youth (up to 18) and their families!

Thursdays 12 PM – 5:30 PM
139 Grand River St N, Unit 201, Paris
Phone number (to book in advance): (519) 302-2300

Mental Health Walk-In Clinics Schedule

Need to talk? Drop in to meet with a counsellor at one of our Brantford – and now Paris, ON! – mental health walk-in clinics. It’s free, confidential, and no health card is required. For information on walk-in clinic locations and hours, click on our flyer below:

Download the flyer.

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Your Guide Brant: January to June 2020

Posted by on Monday, January 13, 2020 ·  

Your Guide is a Community Resource Booklet filled with free courses, workshops, events, and group services for families, children, and youth.

Click here to access the January – June 2020 issue of Your Guide BRANT

Click here to access the January – June 2020 issue of Your Guide Haldimand & Norfolk

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Thank you Unity for Autism!

Posted by on Friday, December 20, 2019 ·  

A huge THANK YOU to Unity for Autism for generously awarding Woodview Learning Centre grant funding in the amount of $16,500!

These funds will benefit the young students in our Woodview Learning Centre by providing programming, technology, outings, life skills resources, and a music program.

Unity for Autism, your generous grant funding makes a profound impact on the children and youth with autism that we serve at Woodview Learning Centre.



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Happy Holidays from all of us at Woodview!

Posted by on Monday, December 16, 2019 ·  

Happy Holidays Graphic

Please be advised our Head Office at 69 Flatt Road, Burlington, ON and our Child and Family Centre at 643 Park Road North, Brantford, ON will have the following hours:

69 Flatt Road, Burlington, ON
December 23rd, 2019: 8:30am to 4:30pm
December 24th, 2019: 8:30am to 12:00pm
December 25th, 2019 – January 1st, 2020: CLOSED
January 2nd, 2020: 8:30am to 4:30pm
January 3rd, 2020: 8:30am to 4:30pm
643 Park Road North, Brantford, ON
December 23rd, 2019: 9:00am to 5:00pm
December 24th, 2019: 9:00am to 1:00pm
December 25th, 2019 – January 1st, 2020: CLOSED
January 2nd, 2020: 9:00am to 5:00pm
January 3rd, 2020: 9:00am to 5:00pm

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Autism & the Holidays [Learning Centre Blog]

Posted by on Friday, December 13, 2019 ·  

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LEAP Preschool for Kids with ASD Starts February 2020

Posted by on Friday, December 13, 2019 ·  


graphic burst promoting 2 sponsored spaces

About LEAP Preschool

LEAP preschool is founded on the principles of the Early Start Denver Model (ESDM) and Applied Behavioural Analysis principles (ABA). In the Early Start Denver Model, children with autism or suspected autism, follow a developmental curriculum. This means they learn specific skills at specific stages of development. Specially designed methods are used to teach the curriculum.

Our program aims to help children aged 2.5-5 with autism or suspected autism “leap” into successful first years of school by supporting them to develop pivotal areas such as communication, social skills, imitation and play skills.

LEAP preschool is run by trained Autism Therapists and overseen by Katie Michalek and Holly Adair-Simpson who are Board Certified Behaviour Analysts trained at the advanced level of the Early Start Denver Model and ABA.

LEAP Winter Session 2020

February 3, 2020 – June 19, 2020

How much does LEAP Preschool Cost

Session blocks run for 20 weeks (September to January and February to June). Parent consultation is included with this program. Parents can choose to register their child for one or more session blocks.

Sponsorship Available! Call by January 15th – CLOSED

We are starting this pilot program on February 3, 2020 and have two (2) sponsored spaces available! Call 905-689-4727 ext 117 before January 15th!

What are the hours of LEAP Preschool

LEAP Preschool operates Monday to Friday with a ratio of 2 staff to 5 children, from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Where is LEAP Preschool Located

We are located at 69 Flatt Road in Burlington in a lovely woodland setting.

How to Register for LEAP Preschool

To learn more about LEAP Preschool and how it may be a fit for your child, please contact Lauren Moulton (M.P.Ed.), Program Manager at 905-689-4727 ext. 117 or by email at

Is LEAP Preschool Open in the Summer

We offer a summer maintenance package during July-August that consists of 1 in-centre session at 4 hours, plus 1 family skill development session at 2 hours in home. Please contact us for details.

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Transition to High School Program

Posted by on Monday, November 18, 2019 ·  

We will be offering a Transition to High School Program starting in February 2020 for students aged 12-15 with ASD. Please read the flyer for details!


Flyer for the transition to high school program

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Woodview Mental Health and Autism Services
69 Flatt Road
Burlington, ON L7P 0T3

Halton: (905) 689-4727
Hamilton: (905) 689-4727
Brant: (519) 752-5308
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