An intensive education and support program for children ages 6 to 12 with complex needs, and their families


We believe that children and families thrive best in a strengths-based environment. Families are at the centre of services and supports are collaborative, culturally sensitive, individualized and flexible. We are trauma-informed and attachment based.


PATHS at Cindrich offers a school program, assessment and intensive supports for children with complex needs and their families. We provide a small, supported and structured classroom environment for our students; we also offer a range of child and family intervention programs. PATHS helps children and their families understand and manage the impacts of their complex needs.

Our team is multi-disciplinary and composed of a developmental pediatrician; psychiatrist; psychologist; child and family therapists; teachers; social workers; support workers; and other professionals providing consultations, assessments and interventions. Parents are an essential part of the team and are included in all aspects of planning, goal-setting and decision-making.

Depending on the specific needs of each child and family participating in the program, services at Centre may include:

  • Extensive classroom support and adapted programs that foster resilience, self-regulation, recovery from trauma, and social-emotional development, as well as core academic and school-readiness skills.

  • Clinical diagnostic assessment of complex developmental and behavioural conditions.

  • Developmental pediatric care and follow-up.

  • Individual and family therapy.

  • Parent education.

  • Advocacy and support in accessing other community resources and services.


  • An understanding of each child’s and family’s strengths and needs, and how to effectively assist and support them.

  • A school setting that is highly sensitive and responsive to children’s social and emotional needs and experiences of trauma.

  • Support and a safe atmosphere where children and families can build trusting and therapeutic relationships.

  • To learn how to recognize and effectively cope with and manage your child’s complex challenges.

  • Interventions that help to strengthen families, increase resilience to adversity and stress, and promote healthy child development.

  • Support and access to other community resources and services.


Referrals are accepted from Surrey schools, social workers, mental health professionals and other community agencies.

Referral Form

(Please download the PDF form in order to fill it out)

Lisa Lowe
Cindrich Elementary
13455-90 Avenue, Surrey, BC V3V 8A2
Tel: (604) 434 9101