Joy of Learning Centre

Site: Oakville

Record #: OAK4646
Last Full Update: 19 Dec 2023

Contact Information

Office Phone 905-847-2938
Social Media Facebook Facebook, Instagram Instagram
Primary Contact Aline McMullen, Director
Alternate Contact Kim Desoisa, Clinical Supervisor, BCBA; Email:
Volunteer Coordinator Aline McMullen, Coordinator, Challenger Sports; Email:

Agency Information

Description (Agency)

An innovative private school for children living with Autism Spectrum Disorders, communication disorders, developmental delays and other special needs using programs that are Ministry approved for ABA/EIBI services

Legal Status (60) Commercial
Established 2007
Primary Executive Deborah Doherty, Founder

Description and Service Details

Description (Service)
  • varying instructor/student ratios include 1 to 1 and small group
  • small groups follow modified Provincial curriculum
  • programs have multidisciplinary focus on communication and language skills
  • half and full day programs

The Centre also operates the Challenger Sports League, (Facebook page) a free community sports program for children and youth with special needs


Mon-Fri 8 am-5 pm

Areas Served Halton Region
Eligibility Ages: 2 year(s) - 13 year(s) 
Children with a diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder, communication disorders, developmental delays and other special needs

Email for information

Languages English
Fees Program ; subsidies may also be available through Rainbows of Joy, email for information * Fee assistance available ; assistance is provided by provincial government.

Site Information

Located In Community Oakville
Address & Map
Bronte Creek Provincial Park, Old Tyrell House
1219 Burloak Dr
Oakville, ON L6M 4J7
Intersection Burloak Dr and Upper Middle Rd
Mailing Address c/o The Joy of Learning Centre
Physical Access Partially Accessible - main floor washroom not accessible

Categories and Classification

HCSD Main Heading Child / Family Services ; Disabilities ; Sports / Recreation ; Youth
HCSD Sub Heading All Sports ; Children with Disabilities ; Disability Related Sports ; Resources for Children with Disabilities ; Resources for Youth with Disabilities ; Schools ; Youth with Disabilities
Service Categories Disability Related Sports ; Elementary Schools ~ Autism Spectrum Disorder ; Elementary Schools ~ Children and Youth With Disabilities ; Elementary Schools ~ Communication Impairments ; Elementary Schools ~ Developmental Disabilities