Creating Opportunities Today; Maximizing Independence Tomorrow Founded in 1951

Mission, Vision & Values

Our Mission

OCTC is a leader in providing specialized care for those with multiple physical, developmental, and associated behavioural needs, focusing on our region's children and youth. We exemplify community partnership, maximizing integration and independence for clients and their families. OCTC functions and provides services in English and French while striving to meet the needs of the culturally diverse community we serve.

Our Vision

Creating opportunities today; maximizing independence tomorrow.

Our Values

OCTC has four core deeply held values, which guide our approach to serving our community and are demonstrated through our day-to-day interactions with clients and their families, partners, volunteers, donors and our staff.

We Care!


Collaboration/ Cooperation: Collaboration with other agencies to improve access and service delivery, and to use resources effectively.


Advocacy: Improving opportunities for the clients and families we serve through our advocacy and effective stewardship.


Respect & Using Resources in the Best Ways: Embracing the uniqueness of the individual, the power of families and the importance of our communities, driving and celebrating triumphs, big and small, remaining vigilant and accountable for maximizing benefit and efficiency of how we use resources.


Excellence: Demonstrating pursuit of and progress in excellence & innovation in our health care delivery, research, learning, teaching and collaboration with our communities. Excellence includes striving for optimal organizational stewardship and safety for our staff, clients, their families, volunteers, visitors and the community.



OCTC Promotes Family-Centred Care

Family-centred care is made up of a set of values, attitudes, and approaches to services for people with special needs and their families. This approach recognizes that the family is the constant in the person's life, and the expert on his or her abilities and needs. The person and his or her family work together with service providers to make informed decisions about the services and the supports the person and his or her family receive. At OCTC, the strengths and needs of all family members are considered in family-centred service.