The CDC's New Home

Under the leadership of the second President, Horst Sander, the Centre moved in 1973 to a larger building on Strathcona Avenue.

By 1987, the Centre was assisting hundreds of children. These children benefitted from timely medical assessments, as well as physiotherapy, occupational therapy and speech language pathology services. The three to six year olds could also attend preschool and daycare services.

With increased demand for services, better funding allowed for expanding the staff to include one occupational therapist and one speech therapist, a preschool teacher and a social worker. One indication of the level of caring in the Prince George community was the response to meeting the Centre’s transportation needs. Parents unable to transport their children for treatment were helped out by volunteer drivers. The roster of volunteers swelled quickly to more than 70 people. Currently, a bus service operated by the Carefree Society fills that need.

When the new wing was built in 1984, the expansion resulted in an 11,000 square foot building. From 2006 to 2007, a major $1.2 million dollar renovation boosted it up to 17,000 square feet with the completion of the lower level. Finishing the lower level was accomplished with support from the City of Prince George, the Variety Fund, Rotary and the Province of British Columbia.