About Pacekids

Pacekids Society for Children with Special Needs is a registered, non-profit, charitable organization governed by a volunteer Board of Directors that consists of parents of Pacekids’ children, as well as other community members.

Founded in 1994, Pacekids holds a Private ECS Operator License from Alberta Education, and offers a variety of programs through funding from Family Support for Children with Disabilities.

Pacekids continuously emphasizes the importance of the special needs child and the family unit.

Our Mission

 Pacekids Programs is a charitable organization that strives to empower children with special needs and their families through excellence in therapy and education.

Our Beliefs

  • Play-based therapeutic and educational philosophy
  • Focus on ability and strengths
  • Empowering parents and children through education and therapist support
  • Diversity of programs and a variety of treatment in a number of settings, including home, centre, community,  individual and group

Our Values


We employ the highest ethical standards, demonstrating honesty and fairness in every action in we take.


We honour the rights and beliefs of all stakeholders.  We treat others with highest degree of dignity, equality and trust.


We accept our individual and team responsibilities and we meet our commitments. We take responsibilities for our performance in all our decisions and actions.


We promote and support a diverse, yet unified, stakeholder team – including Pacekids team members, families, other service providers, funders and community.  We work together to meet our common goals.


We promote the practice of life-long learning for all stakeholders; taking opportunities (both formal and informal) to build our individual capacity and experience.

Our Goals and Objectives

Accountability Goals
Pacekids is governed by consistent and accountable policies and adheres to efficient practices with stable and supportive human resources.

Capital Goals
Our independent Pacekids facility gives us the ability to meet our expanding needs.

Program Goals
Pacekids offers a blended education, therapeutic, active learning approach to young children with special needs and their families using the best principles available. Pacekids also offers an integrated environment for children with special needs, typical children and children requiring some form of therapy.

Community Goals

  • Pacekids is a recognized community agency identified by its unique provision of treatment for children with motor disabilities;
  • Pacekids strives for a strong identity as a preferred program for children with special needs;
  • Through its philosophy and identity, Pacekids impacts outside agencies by increasing understanding of our blended approach.

Revenue Goals
Pacekids achieves balanced revenue generation from a diverse number of government agencies, corporate sponsors, philanthropic organizations and fundraising projects. Pacekids is committed to effective financial management and recognizes the value of all contributions and donations.