Cresa Toronto Donation Supports Surrey Place’s Enhancement of New and Innovative Projects, Programs, and Partnerships

Cresa Toronto has announced a $56,000 financial contribution to Surrey Place. 

Surrey Place helps people living with developmental disabilities, autism spectrum disorder, and visual impairments learn new skills, gain self-confidence and find hope so that they have every opportunity to lead healthy and socially inclusive lives. 

“We thank Cresa Toronto and Mr. Hoehn for their leadership and commitment to our organization, and the enhancement of new and innovative projects, partnerships, and programs that will continue to impact the lives of the many individuals, family members, caregivers, and community partners that rely on our important work.”

Mr. Steven Finlay, Chief Executive Officer of Surrey Place

With the generous financial contribution from Cresa Toronto, the following projects will benefit from their commitment: 

  • The systems modernization and integration project that will help us move towards one electronic clinical record and plan of care for children and youth with multiple and/or complex special needs and their families 
  • The ongoing investments in clinical practice guidelines, tools and online resources for family physicians and primary care providers as part of the Developmental Disabilities Primary Care Program 
  • The further expansion of wellness services for children, youth, families and caregivers navigating the Toronto Autism Services as part of the Ontario Autism Program 
  • The expanded partnership with Sioux Lookout First Nation Health Authority to clinically screen, assess and support children and youth with developmental disabilities and build clinical capacity in Northern Ontario 
  • The new partnership with the Inner-City Family Health Team, Community Living Toronto, the City of Toronto and the Ministry of Community and Social Services that will better support the neuropsychological assessment needs of persons experiencing severe poverty and homelessness

“As a socially responsible, community minded organization, Cresa Toronto is proud to support the tremendous work being done by Surrey Place to enhance the quality of care for families and communities in Toronto.”

Mr. Sean Hoehn, Cresa Toronto

“We have a long-standing history of giving back to the Toronto community, and we are humbled to play a role in providing the programs and services that more than 7,500 individuals access through Surrey Place in 2017.”

Mr. Jamie Grossman, Managing Principal at Cresa Toronto

“We reached out to some of our funding partners to join us in supporting our signature projects and were so pleased to have Cresa Toronto immediately offer their financial commitment to ensuring the continued progress in these important and innovative initiatives.”

Mr. Alain Mootoo, Vice President of Finance and Administration of Surrey Place

As a leader in the sector, Surrey Place sets standards, delivering specialized evidence-based care and sharing research, best practices, and resources that support community connections, increasing public awareness, and ensure continuous improvement and innovation. 

By 2 months

Has your baby had their hearing screened? YES NO

By 6 months

Does the child?

Startle in response to loud noises? YES NO
Turn to where a sound is coming from? YES NO
Make different cries for different needs (hungry, tired)? YES NO
Watch your face as you talk? YES NO
Smile/laugh in response to your smiles and laughs? YES NO
Imitate coughs or other sounds such as ah, eh, buh YES NO

By 9 months

Does the child?

Respond to their name? YES NO
Respond to the telephone ringing or a knock at the door? YES NO
Understand being told no? YES NO
Get what they want through using gestures (reaching to be picked up)? YES NO
Play social games with you (Peek-a-Boo)? YES NO
Enjoy being around people? YES NO
Babble and repeat sounds such as babababa or duhduhduh? YES NO

By 12 months

Does the child?

Follow simple one-step directions (sit down)? YES NO
Look across the room to a toy when adult points at it? YES NO
Consistently use three to five words? YES NO
Use gestures to communicate (waves hi/bye, shakes head for no)? YES NO
Get your attention using sounds, gestures and pointing while looking at your eyes? YES NO
Bring you toys to show you? YES NO
Perform for social attention and praise? YES NO
Combine lots of sounds together as though talking (abada baduh abee)? YES NO
Show an interest in simple picture books? YES NO

By 18 months

Does the child?

Understand the meaning of in and out, off and on? YES NO
Point to more than 2 body parts when asked? YES NO
Use at least 20 words consistently? YES NO
Respond with words or gestures to simple questions (Where's teddy? What's that?)? YES NO
Demonstrate some pretend play with toys (gives teddy bear a drink, pretends a bowl is a hat)? YES NO
Make at least four different consonant sounds (p ,b, m, n, d, g, w, h)? YES NO
Enjoy being read to and sharing simple books with you? YES NO
Point to pictures using one finger? YES NO

By 2 years

Does the child?

Follow two-step directions (Go find your teddy bear and show it to Grandma.)? YES NO
Use 100 to 150 words? YES NO
Use at least two pronouns (you, me, mine)? YES NO
Consistently combine two to four words in short phrases (Daddy hat. Truck go down.)? YES NO
Enjoy being around other children? YES NO
Begin to offer toys to other children and imitate other children's actions and words? YES NO
Use words that are understood by others 50 to 60 per cent of the time? YES NO
Form words or sounds easily and without effort? YES NO
Hold books the right way up and turn the pages? YES NO
Read to stuffed animals or toys? YES NO
Scribble with crayons? YES NO

By 30 months

Does the child?

Understand the concepts of size (big/little) and quantity (a little/a lot, more)? YES NO
Use some adult grammar (two cookies, bird flying, I jumped)? YES NO
Use over 350 words? YES NO
Use action words such as run, spill, fall? YES NO
Participate in some turn-taking activities with peers, using both words and toys? YES NO
Demonstrate concern when another child is hurt or sad? YES NO
Combine several actions in play (puts blocks in the train and drives the train, drops the blocks off.)? YES NO
Put sounds at the beginning of most words? YES NO
Use words with two or more syllables or beats (ba-na-na, com-pu-ter, a-pple)? YES NO
Recognize familiar logos and signs involving print (Stop sign)? YES NO
Remember and understand familiar stories? YES NO

By 3 years

Does the child?

Understand who, what, where and why questions? YES NO
Create long sentences using five to eight words? YES NO
Talk about past events (trip to grandparents house, day at child care)? YES NO
Tell simple stories? YES NO
Show affection for favourite playmates? YES NO
Engage in multi-step pretend play (pretending to cook a meal, repair a car)? YES NO
Talk in a way that most people outside of the family understand what she/he is saying most of the time? YES NO
Have an understanding of the function of print (menus, lists, signs)? YES NO
Show interest in, and awareness of, rhyming words? YES NO
Read to stuffed animals or toys? YES NO
Scribble with crayons? YES NO

By 4 years

Does the child?

Follow directions involving three or more steps (First get some paper, then draw a picture and give it to Mommy)? YES NO
Use adult type grammar? YES NO
Tell stories with a beginning, middle and end? YES NO
Talk to try and solve problems with adults and with other children? YES NO
Show increasingly complex imaginary play? YES NO
Talk in a way that is understood by strangers almost all the time? YES NO
Generate simple rhymes (cat-bat)? YES NO
Match some letters with their sounds (letter b says buh, letter t says tuh)? YES NO