Who We Support
MAB-Mackay Rehabilitation Centre
The MAB-Mackay Rehabilitation Centre is the result of an historic merge in 2006 between the Mackay Centre and the Montreal Association for the Blind. With its extensive experience, the MAB-Mackay is a leader in the Montreal community, caring for children with motor impairments (limiting their mobility and motor function) or communication disorders, as well as people of all ages who are blind or visually impaired, or deaf or hard of hearing.
The centre serves more than 5,000 people each year, at their two facilities, as well as in the homes, daycares, school setting, and work place of the clients and their families. The MAB-Mackay is the only centre of its kind in Montreal that serves children in the four areas of physical impairment.
Constance-Lethbridge Rehabilitation Centre
Founded in 1937, the Constance-Lethbridge Rehabilitation Centre offers support and hope to people who’ve suffered brain injury or other motor disabilities acquired in adulthood. Their comprehensive range of programs alleviate what otherwise would be a long and lonely process of recovery; aimed at helping individuals to reintegrate autonomously into society, manage their energy level, and ultimately gain a better quality of life.
For more than 65 years, Camp Massawippi has provided the ultimate summer sleepaway experience for 150+ children and youth with physical disabilities. This unique summer camp offers that rare opportunity to get out of the city, make new friends, savor nature, discover their independence – and enjoy summer as a child should be able to.
Education can be a challenge for children with physical disabilities, as mainstream schools are simply not equipped to support their needs. The Mackay Centre School and Philip E. Layton School offer safe, caring environments that empower children to achieve their maximum potential with a curriculum that is dynamic and responsive to their needs. These adapted schools provide a seamless marriage between education and physical habilitation that is unique in North America. The schools serve more than 150 children between the ages of 4 and 21 years old, with a variety of physical disabilities. This truly special program recognizes the inner potential of each child, and helps them to develop into happy and confident adults.