To help other communicate freely. Specifically, to help everyone access speech therapy regardless of economic standing or geographical location.
While we are friendly and sociable as individuals and therapists, we maintain a professional conduct, behaviour and attitude in our work and interactions. Our therapists and admin team also maintain the competence and skills expected of them by their regulatory college and our clinic.
When a client makes progress on a therapy goal, we celebrate with them! When they are struggling, we support them with honesty and a direct approach, be it a new strategy, break, or another referral. Our client's success is our priority.
While always important, privacy is a legal obligation when working in healthcare. We abide by the Ontario Personal Health Information Protection Act (PHIPA) and never share personal information outside of our clinics. Our clients trust us to keep their information private and we have training, checks and balances to ensure we maintain it.
We strive to leave as small a carbon footprint as possible. We employ paperless records, reuse paper and recycle, and utilize shared office-spaces with easy access to public transit for the benefit of our employees/clients and the earth. With 50% of our clients accessing virtual therapy, we greatly reduce unnecessary travel to access our therapy services.
We are all just trying to get along and have a nice day. Our team and clients come from all walks of life. We welcome the diversity and strive to respect each other's life experiences, feelings, wishes and traditions. Things can be tough. We are here to listen and support others respectfully, without judgement, and request the same at all times.
We are a grateful to be a part of our Roncesvalles and Danforth community. We give presentations on speech therapy tips, partner with local businesses to sponsor someone's therapy, offer reduced fees and pro bono services to those in need, and advocate with local politicians for more public funding for services.
Our team is committed to supporting each other, personally and professionally. We highly value each other's clinical skills and share professional opinions. We support each other through challenges and celebrate each others' successes. We also like each other and get together regularly and bond at our annual retreat!
Inclusion of those who might otherwise be marginalized is at the core of our clinic! Our founder is a woman of color and our core services are helping individuals with communication disorders or disabilities. We ally with many communities including: LGBTQ2, BLM, refugees, immigrants, and other minorities groups. We are a safe space.
We acknowledge this land on which our two Toronto clinics operate. For thousands of years, it has been the traditional land of the Huron-Wendat, the Seneca, the Ashinabee, the Haudenosaunee, and most recently, the Mississaugas of the Credit River. As a speech therapy clinic, we also want to acknowledge the beauty of Indigenous language and their value and importance in human history and today.