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Due to COVID-19, the GRC EarlyON continues to follow the direction from the provincial government and public health regarding program operations. The GRC EarlyON remains closed until further notice. Please continue to check back here and with Ryerson University for updates. 

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Putting Families First

By emphasizing holistic care and support, the Gerrard Resource Centre helps children and their parents thrive.

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 enhancing family supports. The only Canadian university-based family support program centre operated according to The Guiding Principles of Family Support, external link, 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.  

Hoslistic Family Support

Provide leadership through the provision of services that promote and enhance the healthy development of  children by supporting families, caregivers, early childhood professionals, and family support practitioners.

Support and Education for all Individuals who care for Children 

To provide support and education to all individuals who care for children.

To support the healthy development of children in a variety of settings through support and consultation.

To facilitate the building of the healthy communities by assisting communities to identify issues, needs, and to mobilize resources to realize a wide range of goals.

To strengthen and build capacities through collaboration with community agencies and institutions including non-profit, private, and government agencies.

To contribute to the learning of those professionals working in family support by disseminating and sharing new, innovative approaches and models in working with families and children.