What is the IMPACT Matching Campaign?
The IMPACT Matching Campaign is an exciting new fundraising initiative that’s designed to make life-changing impacts on the lives of kids with disabilities by doubling the financial support for our exceptional programs.
Three generous donors have agreed to match donations made to Holland Bloorview, up to $2.3 million over the next year.
Donations to the IMPACT Matching Campaign will enable Holland Bloorview to provide the following programs and services:
Transition to Adulthood strategy: This strategy will transform the journey to adulthood for kids with disabilities by breaking through barriers, partnering with leading adult services, and developing a “young adults” funding program to address the needs of 16-26-year-olds.
Client and Family-Centred Care programs: These programs include BLOOM: an online resource that provides information about caring for kids with special needs while giving parents a platform to share experiences and advice. Another example is the Therapeutic Clown Program. Using music and physical comedy, the therapeutic clowns help ease the pain by administering warmth and laughter to kids and families.
The Family Support Fund: This fund gives financial aid to families of kids with special needs, as well as funding for special equipment, transportation and medications.
Music, Arts and Life-skills programs; and Respite services: These popular programs encourage kids to be expressive, creative and independent, while a range of day and overnight respite services give parents a much-needed break from the physical and emotional demands of caring for a child with a disability.
Centres for Leadership: These Centres are advancing care related to participation and inclusion, brain injury, and child development through promising research, as well as through forward-thinking clinical and education initiatives.
IMPACT Matching Campaign Funders
These exceptional donors have agreed to double the donations (up to $2.3 million) raised by the IMPACT Matching Campaign, reflecting their commitment to supporting Holland Bloorview’s continued development of world-class care for children with disabilities.
- The Coriat Family is a champion of childhood disability.
“Holland Bloorview helps kids embrace independence. We couldn’t be happier to be a partner in this campaign.” – David Coriat
- The Slaight Family Foundation has donated to several important Holland Bloorview initiatives, such as its life-skills program that enables kids with disabilities to participate in a mentorship program.
“There’s no greater leader in childhood disability than Holland Bloorview. By supporting this campaign, you’re opening up a world of possibilities for kids with disabilities.” – Gary Slaight
- The La Fondation Emmanualle Gattuso supports several medical and non-profit organizations.
“We’ve seen the difference Holland Bloorview makes. We’ve seen kids transform under their care; we’ve seen their personalities come to life as their confidence soars. That’s why we’re delighted to support this campaign.” – Emmanuelle Gattuso
Thanks to the support of all of our generous donors, the IMPACT Matching Campaign will help kids with disabilities move forward in accomplishing their personal goals with confidence and self-assurance.