Spotlight on Community impact

Every day, it takes an outstanding and committed community to make an impact and help kids thrive!

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Everyday heroes become superheroes at fundraising! Read how nine-year-old Reilly and other families, supporters and caring community companies joined forces to unleash their superpowers for good to make a huge difference for kids 2022 Superhero Challenge. Read more | July 2022...

 

 

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Giving kids the "opportunity to be brave": Hundreds of successful vaccine doses, and counting, KidsAbility staff find purpose and connection with our community by volunteering their time and talents at on-site Special Accommodation COVID-19 Vaccination clinics.  Read more | March 2022... 

 

 

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Carol Shantz Bursary Award Recipient 2021: Meet Mathew, Megan and Alexandra, three KidsAbility alumni recipients of various bursaries from KidsAbility and who demonstrate that resilience is what is needed to achieve academic goals while graduating in a pandemic. Read more | September 2021... 

 

 

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Virtual therapy works! With the guidance of her speech-language therapist and loads of giggles, smiles and words, Victoria works successfully online throughout the pandemic as she adjusts to life with cochlear implants. Read more | September 2021...

 

 

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A Superhero for Kids: Meet Max Rousseau, a young man with a big heart for kids! When the pandemic sidelined his volunteer role working with the Guelph Active Start program, Max found a uniquely personal way to give back as a participant of the 2021 KidsAbility Superhero Challenge. Read more | July 2021... 

 

 

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A Recipe for Giving Back: Co-owner and Red Seal Chef of The Culinary Studio Jody O’Malley shares her gratitude with a dash of humour on why it's so easy for her to support KidsAbility and give back. Read more | May 2021... 

 

  

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Finding Meaning through Loss: Loving father Michael Yeo describes how he and his daughter found lasting purpose with a tribute gift in honour of his late wife, Marta. Read more | April 2021...   

 

 

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Beyond his ABCs:
With continued hard work,  Alex communicates with an abundance of words thanks to early access to speech-language therapy made possible from community support. Read more | April 2021...   

 

 

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We Honour James: Parents Ken and Chris Cameron share how supporting KidsAbility helps their entire family to heal in so many ways with the loss of their son. Read more | February 2021...   

 

 

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Learning Strategies for Success: Leigha and her family successfully blend therapy into everyday school activities at home during the pandemic. Read more | February 2021...  

 

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A Great Fit for a Meaningful Impact:
Josslin Insurance co-owners Scott and Steve Wagler reimagined how their company would celebrate their 140 year anniversary during the pandemic’s second lockdown by putting employees first to make the most meaningful community impact! Read more | February 2021...

 

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An Innovative Champion for Kids:
 Solving problems is what retired air force pilot and mechanical engineer Tom Jeary loves to do best. It turns out that children at KidsAbility are the ones who have benefited the most from his innovative thinking and writing. Read more | October 2020... 

 

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Teen Volunteer & Advocate: 
Meet Morgan Maher, a teen who balances her passion for volunteering and advocating for other teens with disabilities while tackling her own personal and physical challenges. Read more | June 2020...