We Are OSNS

The OSNS has delivered evidence-based support services to children and families for the past 41 years. 

The OSNS (Okanagan Similkameen Neurological Society) Child & Youth Development Centre is a pediatric and youth therapy centre, focusing on:

 

  • assessment,

  • education, and

  • individualized rehabilitation treatment of developmental delays in children aged 0 – 16.  

 

Our Early Intervention program includes specialists in speech-language pathology, physiotherapy (where children learn to walk, climb, & coordinate movements), and occupational therapy (where children learn basic life skills, such as eating, dressing, toileting).  Our Autism Treatment (ABA) program provides children up to the age 16 with a personalized, goal-focused treatment program. 

 

OUR VISION

A community in which children and youth reach their full potential.
 
See our Mission and Values

We believe that Early Learning is the root of long-term adjustment and wellness.

At OSNS children learn to cultivate focus, resilience, empathy, connection, and well­being as the basis for learning and personal success. Children do better in school when they are mindful of their own thoughts and feelings, can manage their emotions and have compassion for others. 

Supporting families is a core principle of OSNS services. 

We provide family support in the form of one-to-one discussion and educational groups. As we grow and learn, we understand the importance of talking about what matters to the families we serve. Every year, we ask the families of our over 1600 children we support per year to answer three questions: 

 

  1. Is your child improving as a result of OSNS?

  2. Are you and your child treated with respect by OSNS

  3. Do we talk about what matters to you? 

 

We consistently strive for improvement and are committed to the pursuit of excellence and quality care.  

We are always growing. We estimate that over 30,000 vulnerable children along with their families have received support from our organization. Our growth is strategic. We look for ways to be innovative and efficient. 

 

View our Strategic Plan

OUR TEAM

The OSNS team is made up of collaborative, multidisciplinary professionals and supported by a twelve-member Board of Directors.

Our facility was designed with children in mind.

We are heavily invested in ensuring that our facility is culturally and emotionally sound for all families. We are committed to creating a space that is free of intimidations for vulnerable families. Our goal is that all children, youth and families feel welcomed and comfortable at OSNS. 

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The OSNS is an active member of

The OSNS is accredited by CARF.

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Address:

103-550 Carmi Ave

Penticton, BC

V2A 3G6

Phone:

250-492-0295

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A member of BCACDI

© 2019 OSNS Child & Youth Development Centre

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