Resource Program

The Bruce County Special Needs Resource Program provides service and support for children 0-12 years of age that reside in Bruce County and attend licensed child care settings, EarlyON programs, camps and children’s recreation programs.

The Special Needs Resource Program is a voluntary program with no cost to parents/caregivers.

A Resource Teacher will assess your child’s development. Your child may qualify if demonstrating difficulties in any of the following areas:

Gross Motor: Balance, climbing and eye/hand co-ordination
Fine Motor: Picking up objects, drawing and using scissors
Expressive/Receptive Language: Talking, listening and understanding words
Self-help: Feeding, dressing, grooming and toileting
Cognitive: Thinking, matching, colours
Social Skills/Behaviour: Play skills, attention and group participation

Our Resource Teachers also help to link families with community supports and services and assist in planning for a seamless transition to school.

Parental/Guardian Participation

We recognize that parents are the single most important influence in their child’s life.

Your involvement and participation is important in planning and implementing your child’s program. We will arrange times that are convenient to meet with your family.

* Information received is always confidential and will not be shared without written parental permission.

Our Resource Teachers

Together with parents, our Resource Teachers will develop an Individual Support Plan based on your child’s developmental needs and the priorities of your family. Resource Teachers provide support to licensed child care programs, camps, and authorized recreation programs to implement the Individual Support Plan for your child.


If you are interested in this program for your child, please contact the Special Needs Resource Program:

Toll Free: 1-800-265-3005
Local: 519-881-0431

Contact us
Tracey Shilvock
Human Services Preschool Resource Program Supervisor
Human Services
Location:  Walkerton Administration Centre Tel:  519-881-0431


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