The mission of Blooming Abilities is to equip children and families with the skills necessary to grow and develop to their fullest potential.
We strive to provide exceptional services to children and their families in a nurturing, child-friendly, family-centered way.
Blooming Abilities will foster individual growth in children through positive learning experiences.
We provide support to children and their families while teaching and support learning new skills, helping them grow in confidence, learning to self-regulate and gaining independence.
At Blooming Abilities, we value providing education and support to families to increase success in each child's daily life.
We value creating opportunities for children to master skills, achieve independence, regulate emotions and be successful in all that they want or need to do.
Heidi Garcia (she/her) is the owner and Occupational Therapist at Blooming Abilities.
She has dedicated her career to working with children, families and school teams. Heidi is passionate, energetic, understanding and supportive in her work with families.
She strives to understand what is working well for each child, as well as their challenges to enable them to develop and improve new skills, increase confidence and complete daily activities with greater ease.
She is committed to working together with you to help children & families reach their fullest potential.
Heidi is extremely active in the Occupational Therapy community. She is a strong advocate and leader in her work as the Executive Director for the Manitoba Society of Occupational Therapists. She has also contributed to the Occupational Therapy community as a sessional instructor in the Occupational Therapy Department at the University of Manitoba, guest lecturer on pediatrics for rehabilitation assistants at the Manitoba Institute for Trades & Technology (MITT), and providing supervision, mentorship and support to many occupational therapists working in various school divisions around Manitoba.
Heidi earned her Master of Occupational Therapy (MOT) from the University of Manitoba and a Bachelor of Kinesiology (BKin) from McMaster University.
Heidi is registered with the College of Occupational Therapists of Manitoba (COTM) - you can confirm her registration HERE, and is a member of the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists (CAOT) and the Manitoba Society of Occupational Therapists (MSOT).
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Blooming Abilities (Webinars, Resources, Coaching & Occupational Therapy Services) are located in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada on Treaty 1 territory, the ancestral lands of the Aninishinabe, Cree, OjiCree, Dakota, and Dene, and the homeland of the Metis nation. We wish to express gratitude for the source of our water in Shoal Lake 40 First Nation. We are deeply saddened by the harms and mistakes of settlers in the past and have a strong desire to honour all the teachers, elders and knowledge keepers – past, present and emerging and are dedicated to continue to learn, grow and engage in efforts to move towards reconciliation, inclusion and well-being for all. We believe it is vital to heal, grow and thrive in community & in relationship.