In Honour of the Ones We Love/Drive For a Cure DonationThursday, December 22, 2016
We kicked off the holidays in a big way this morning with our friends from In Honour of the Ones We Love and Drive Fore a Cure! JMCC was the recipient of a cheque for $50,000.00 towards our accessible playground project! We are extremely grateful for their support and look forward to continuing this amazing relationship throughout this project and beyond! Happy Holidays to all!
Advance Business Systems supports Play McGivney!Thursday, December 15, 2016
Advance Business Systems President & CEO Jack Jorgensen & his team visited the Centre & presented us with a cheque for $12,500 - the funds raised at their 25th American Thanksgiving Day Football Customer Appreciation event. These funds will support our plans to build Play McGivney, a fully accessible playground and nature experience in our side yard where children and youth with special needs, their families, their friends and the community can play, learn and adventure together. We are extremely grateful to Advance Business Systems and the local and national companies who attended their event and supported the Centre.
A holiday gift from Gary McNamara Mayor's Charity Golf TournamentWednesday, December 14, 2016
Tecumseh Mayor Gary McNamara presented JMCC with a cheque for $18,000 - part of the proceeds from the eighth annual Gary McNamara Mayor's Charity Golf Tournament that was held on Sept. 12 at Beach Grove Golf and Country Club. These funds will support our Child Care Program.
The remainder of the funds were divided and donated to other local charities including:
- Family Services Windsor Essex flood relief program
- Maryvale Adolescent and Family Services
- Downtown Mission
- Siro Martinello Bursary Fund
- OPP Community Policing
- Windsor-Essex Therapeutic Riding Association
- Leone Residence
Since it began, the Mayor's Charity Golf Tournament has donated over a quarter of a million dollars to local charities like JMCC. The Child Care program at JMCC offers an inclusive environment, promoting a sense of belonging and well-being between children of all abilities who motivate each other to learn and thrive through play. Thank you Mayor McNamara and the tournament committee!
Festive Fun with the Plasman Group!Thursday, December 8, 2016
JMCC is grateful for the continued support of the Plasman Group
! Today, in annual tradition, the Plasman Group elves dropped off toys, activities and therapy tools just in time for the holidays! All of us at JMCC are extremely grateful for their ongoing support. Over the years, gifts from the Plasman Group have further enabled us to achieve our goal of helping kids of all abilities reach their full potential!
The Gord Smith Healthy Workplace Awards 2016 Monday, November 7, 2016
The Gord Smith Healthy Workplace Awards recognize workplaces in Windsor and Essex County that provide comprehensive wellness programs to their employees, retirees, and family members. It recognizes companies that provide healthy workplace policies that make healthier options the easier choice. Everyone wins with workplace wellness!
Congratulations to the JMCC Wellness Committee team on our 2016 Diamond Level Healthy Workplace award! This is the second consecutive year we have been recognized at this highest level. Thank you to our Wellness Committee for their continued hard work in helping make JMCC a healthy workplace for our staff, clients and families!
91,569 Reasons to Smile!Tuesday, October 11, 2016
This year's Tim Hortons Smile Cookie Campaign in Windsor/Essex brought in an amazing $91,569 for the John McGivney Children's Centre (JMCC) - up from last year’s total of $75,000 in the area! We are so grateful for the tremendous support!
The funds raised by this campaign will enable us to continue our Family Engagement Project - striving to deliver even better, family-centred care and services to our clients and their families. We understand that each family we serve is unique. By engaging our families in new ways we hope to develop a further understanding of their unique needs and strive to meet them in the best ways possible!
JMCC provides specialized rehabilitation, education, child care and support services to the Windsor and Essex County community, enriching the lives of children and youth with special needs by helping them reach their full potential. In 2015-2016, more than 2,800 individuals received service from one or more of JMCC's programs.
To our local Tim Hortons owners and staff, the Windsor-Essex Community, our staff, our volunteers and our families: Thank you for your support throughout the campaign and always! We are so proud and so thankful to be part of the Windsor-Essex Community!
Thank you to the Colchester South and Harrow Agricultural Society's Brad and Joanne Stannard Memorial Pie Auction!Tuesday, September 6, 2016
The Colchester South and Harrow Agricultural Society’s Brad & Joanne Stannard Memorial Pie Auction took place on Thursday, September 1, 2016 at the Harrow Fair Grounds. A highlight event at the fair, the pie auction this year raised $16,055 for the John McGivney Children’s Centre! In total, over several years, the pie auction has raised a total of over $150,000 for the Centre! The Harrow Fair has become a signature event to end the summer since 1854. The John McGivney Children’s Centre sincerely appreciates the commitment and hard work of all volunteers and pie bakers who make this annual event such a success! Their generous contribution will aid in the continued provision of integral programs which allow us to enhance the lives of children with disabilities and special needs in our community.
JMCC Receives Accessibility Award!Tuesday, June 28, 2016
The John McGivney Children's Centre was recognized at the 2nd Annual Windsor-Essex Accessibility Awards on June 26, 2016 with the " 2016 Education/Employment" award in acknowledgment of our commitment to go above and beyond in making our community a better place to live for persons living with disabilities. Taras Natyshak, MPP Essex, presented the award to Elaine Whitmore and Wendy Tavares noting that the Centre's positive contributions to our community have touched many lives.
We are proud to have been recognized with this award and thank Assisted Living Southwestern Ontario for the honour. Kudos to everyone at the Centre for their continued hard work and commitment to helping abilities grow!
Thank you to Holy Names High School Students and Staff!Tuesday, June 21, 2016
On Tuesday, June 14, 2016 hundreds of students and staff from Holy Names High School (Hommel’s Hike 4 Kids) hiked to the John McGivney Children’s Centre and raised $3,444 in support of our Child Care program! The program offers a full ‘inclusive’ child care environment which requires additional supports above a typical daycare that are not fully funded. The money will be used to support growing demands for the program and include creative supplies, resource materials, toys for children with special needs, and allow us to purchase classroom furniture for the younger children in the program (we now accept children at 14 months). Thank you to all the students and staff for their ongoing support of our Centre and the children and families we serve!
(Picture: Len Kane, Teacher, Holy Names High School, presenting the cheque to Anita Hayes, Child Care Manager, JMCC)
Moramos Shrine Club of Windsor-Windsor Star article May 20, 2016Tuesday, May 24, 2016
Life is a bit easier for the children and families of the McGivney Children’s Centre thanks to a donation from the Moramos Shriners Club of Windsor.
The Shriners donated $5,000 to help support the Centre’s telemedicine program. Anne Girard, director of physiotherapy and seating at the centre said the program was set up a few years ago and the Shriners have continued to help support it. Windsor doesn’t have a lot of pediatric specialists so the McGivney centre relies on those in London. The system allows for enhancement of the orthopaedic medical care at the Children’s Hospital at London Health Sciences Centre for the children through telemedicine.
“It helps us give the best quality of care for our kids,” Girard said “Communication is important.We used to write letters to the doctors and say this is what we want. But that does really convey a face to face so it’s a good way the specialist to be able to tell us what we need to do and for us to ask questions.”
George Minto, president of Moramos Shriners Club of Windsor said the donation is just another way to help the children in our community.
“Shriners are all about kids,” Minto said. “We know these are children in need and they are always fighting for funding to help these children. ”
Picture from Windsor Star-May 20, 2016. Shriners George Minto, Randy McNevin, David Kerr, Moe Howles, Don Warner and Gerald McQuarrie (back left to right) present Nathan Begin, Laura V. Sanchez, McKayla Warden and Madison Walsh (front left to right) with a cheque at the John McGivney Children’s Centre in Windsor on Wednesday, May 18, 2016.