Welcome to the Center for Pediatric Excellence

At the Center for Pediatric Excellence, the Clinicians see patients and their families for diagnoses and treatment of a variety of mental health, behavioural and developmental disorders. We have medical, psychology, and occupational therapy services. Our psychology staff can treat across the lifespan. Our vision is to help each individual reach their potential by providing high quality, evidence based multidisciplinary behavioural, developmental and mental health care.


Our philosophy of care is based on 4 pillars:

1. EVIDENCE BASED PRACTICE – this is the integration of clinical expertise, patient values, and the best research evidence into the decision making process for patient care. The clinicians at CFPE believe in evidence based practice but we also actively participate in clinical research.

2. MULTIDISCIPLINARY INTEGRATED CARE – we believe that it takes a team to deliver top quality care.  AT CFPE we have a multidisciplinary team that can provide a variety of integrated services. We will all work together towards the treatment goals that you, the patient/ family have defined.

3. EXPERTISE – our team consists of senior clinicians who are specialists in their area of practice with a great deal of experience in treating ADHD, Anxiety, OCD, Depression, Autism, Learning Disabilities, Tourette Syndrome and other mental health, developmental and behavioural disorders

4. CUSTOMIZED, COMPASSIONATE CARE – we understand that no two people are the same and therefore it is crucial that treatment plans are individualized to address the needs and goal of the individual.


The medical team led by Dr. van Stralen requires a referral from the family doctor who remains the primary contact for the family. Dr. van Stralen will triage all referrals and may make recommendations for other services while you wait for a medical appointment. Psychology, occupational therapy and educational advocacy services can be booked without a referral from you family doctor.  Psychology and occupational therapy services may be covered by extended health care benefit insurance.