We gratefully acknowledge the support and generosity of all our partners and sponsors.
The Guelph Community Foundation is an independant, volunteer-driven charitable foundation whose purpose is to provide leadership in promoting community philanthropy and enhance the quality of life for the citizens of Guelph and Wellington. The Foundation pools the charitable gifts of many donors into permanent, income-earning endowments. Income from the endowments supports a wide range of charitable programs and activities. For more information, visit www.guelphcf.ca.
Trellis Mental Health & Developmental Services provides community-based services to assist people with developmental and mental health disabilities to cope successfully with their challenges. For more information, visit www.trellis.on.ca
Spark of Brilliance is a community-based mental health initiative that promotes healing, recovery and discovery through the expressive arts. Workshops are open to people living with mental health issues and/or addictions and their supportive allies, including: family members, friends, mental health workers, etc.For more information, visit www.sparkofbrilliance.org/
KidzCreate is a program of Spark of Brilliance.
The Guelph Enabling Garden (GEG) is a multi-use garden designed for children, the elderly, families, but especially for those community members with varying degrees of physical and cognitive abilities.
The key features of an Enabling Garden are:
- Sensory Interest (sight, sound, smell, touch)
- Reflective areas as with any garden
- Active programming so the experience of gardening is made available to all segments of the population
KidsAbility is a dynamic, multi-faceted organization that serves children with a wide range of special needs. This includes children with developmental disabilities and delays related to premature birth, medical syndromes such as Down syndrome, coordination disorders, and autism; physical disabilities such as muscular dystrophy, spina bifida and cerebral palsy; and communication difficulties in language, articulation, fluency and voice.
For more information, visit www.kidsability.ca/
The Well is a monthly gathering, located at Kortright Presbyterian Church in Guelph, that offers parents of special needs children support and relief while providing a fun environment for their children.
Silent Voice serves deaf children, Deaf youth and adults, and their families in a sign language environment. They are dedicated to improving communication and relationships between the deaf and hearing in families and in their community. Silent Voice Canada is the only organization in the GTA offering community and family-based support to deaf children and adults in American Sign Language(ASL). They provide social-recreational programs in ASL for deaf children and their hearing brothers and sisters and teach hearing family members the language of ASL.
For more information, visit http://silentvoice.ca/
For more information, visit http://www.firststepsguelph.ca/