History of Developmental Services

Southwestern Regional Centre
Where: Chatham-Kent
Description: Opened in 1961

Originally named the "Ontario Hospital School for Retarded Children at Cedar Springs"

Provided care for residents of varying degrees of disability and for capacity relief for the overwhelming demand at the Huronia Regional Centre in Orillia
Resident population in 1971: 937
Year it closed: 2008
Policy initiative: Ministry's Facilities Initiative (2004)
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