About The Gerrard Resource Centre
The Gerrard Resource Centre (GRC) is an outreach program of the School of Early Childhood Studies at Ryerson University. The GRC has a special focus on the inclusion of children with disabilities and family supports. The only Canadian university-based family support program centre operated according to The Guiding Principles of Family Support, the GRC provides leadership in the provision of direct service to families and children and resources for parents and caregivers, professionals, researchers and policymakers, and students.
Since 1982, the GRC’s family support program has served Downtown East Toronto. The family support program provides a drop-in, emergency short-term child care, a toy lending library and child care information and referral. In addition, the GRC provides consultation to child care to child care agencies for children with disabilities and informs practice and policy development through research, workshops, a collection of assessment materials and literature, and a monthly e-bulletin.