Who We Serve

At ATSTAR, we care for kids with disabilities, kids needing rehabilitation after illness or trauma, kids whose medical complexity requires a kind of care they can’t get elsewhere.  Every day, ATSTAR’s frontline staff embrace kids with boundless potential and their families and ask “how can we help you achieve your goals?” With a mix of services not offered anywhere else in Ontario, we partner to provide the best interprofessional care within our walls and to prepare families for life beyond them. Through teaching and research, we expand how the best care is defined and take those new insights around the globe.

Our mission

In unparalleled partnership with children, youth and families, we deliver outstanding personalized, inter-professional care; maximize function through cutting-edge treatment and technology; co-create groundbreaking research, innovation and teaching; connect the system; and drive social justice for children and youth with disabilities.

Our vision

The most meaningful and healthy futures for all children, youth and families.

Our tagline

A world of possibility

Our values

  • Courage and Resilience
  • Compassion
  • Excellence
  • Equity
  • Innovation

Our commitment

ATSTAR values the uniqueness of the individual, the power of families and the importance of communities. We promote a climate that welcomes, understands and respects the diversity of our clients, families, staff, volunteers, trustees and community partners.

Dimensions of diversity include but are not limited to race, ethnicity, cultural orientation, national origin, language, religious belief, disability, sexual orientation, gender and age. These dimensions are consistent with those outlined in the Ontario Human Rights Code.

ATSTAR is committed to incorporating practices that enhance diversity into all areas of activity, including the recruitment and retention of staff and volunteers from diverse backgrounds. Staff and volunteers are supported through training to address the needs of all individuals and communities served.

The Board of Trustees and senior management team will provide leadership and collaborate with clients, families, staff, volunteers, trustees and community partners to ensure an environment that values diversity.