About Us

The founders of Steer Friends’ are proud parents to an adult daughter with complex needs.

Just like you, her family had real concerns about their daughter’s future after high school. After years of searching, they realized the programs available could either not accommodate their daughter needs or she couldn’t be accepted because of her level of care. So, with this, they started Steer Friends to ensure their daughter and friends alike had a place to thrive.

Conveniently located in the heart of Stouffville, Steer Friends provides day program support to youth and adults with disabilities and complex care needs across York Region and the GTA. We serve a diverse group of individuals including those living with cerebral palsy, autism, genetic and seizure disorders. Many of our clients have graduated high school and our program provides a space where they can thrive and continue to be a part of the community. At Steer Friends, our goal is to empower and enrich lives through stimulation activities including art exploration, skills acquisition, community involvement and therapies. We focus on the needs of each individual to support their personal growth and well-being. We are committed to going that extra mile to deliver day time care and support that goes beyond the needs of our special friends.

Our Mission

The mission of Steer Friends is to offer high quality personal support to our clients, with disabilities and complex care need in a variety of settings, within their community to inspire, empower and enrich their lives.

Disabled girl receiving music therapy with tambourine and caregiver

Our Vision

Steer Friends envisions a future in which people with developmental and physical disabilities are recognized and accepted as valued members of the community. We work towards a future where our friends are seen for their abilities and not their disabilities.