What We Do & WHY it Matters
The OFCP began as a grassroots movement in 1947. Made up of groups of families across Ontario who formed parent councils, working together to provide education, therapeutic services and social activities for children with CP at a time when schools did not accept children with disabilities.
From improvised classrooms in church basements and spare rooms in schools and hospitals this “federation” of parent councils grew. The Federation was helped over the years by volunteers and philanthropic individuals. OFCP has expanded services, educated the public and lobbied governments for services from housing options to therapeutic resources.