Recognizing our Donors

Every child is filled with unlimited potential.

Our mission is to unlock it. The key? Our donors.

Their generosity fuels a world where disabilities do not define a child. Because of them, barriers become pathways. Milestones move within grasp. Every contribution effects change. Because when our community rallies together, they’re not just supporting; they’re transforming — one empowered child at a time.

View our KidsAbility Gratitude Report 2022-23 to see the powerful impact of unity in our community. Recognition listed below is for contributions received between April 1, 2022 and March 31, 2023.

  • Rotary Clubs of KW (Catch The Ace)
  • Estate of Erika Knipfel
  • Lyle S. Hallman Foundation
  • Estate of Robert Purdy
  • Tim Hortons
  • Wallenstein Feed Charitable Foundation Anonymous – 3

  • Antolin Enterprises Inc. o/a McDonald’s Restaurants
  • CIBC Foundation
  • Equitable Life Insurance Company of Canada
  • Joyce Harry
  • Carl and Joyce Heck
  • Estate of Jane Hill
  • Estate of Mark Webster Pearson
  • PEER Group Inc.
  • Rotary Waterloo Golf Fore KidsAbility
  • Walter and Florence Martin Waterloo Region Community Foundation- Jim and Sue Hallman Family Fund

  • Abundance Canada
  • The Desmarais Family
  • Tim and Emily Adams
  • Allan Bush – CIBC Wood Gundy
  • Marina Barnstijn
  • Brick & Co. Restoration Ltd.
  • Cambridge Tour de Grand
  • Brad Carr and Susan Wagler
  • COBS Bread Blackstone, Fairway Plaza, and The Boardwalk
  • Conestoga Mall
  • Connect Telecommunications Solutions Inc.
  • Daniel and Susan Deboer
  • Bob and Mary Donnelle
  • Eleven Food Corp o/a McDonald’s Restaurants
  • Estate of Helen Josephine Davenport
  • Estate of Ruby Bennett
  • Doug Fisher
  • Margaret Forwell
  • FoxNet Inc.
  • Ken and Naomi Freiburger
  • Grainharvest Breadhouse Inc.
  • Hallman Construction Limited
  • Marc and Nicole Harkins
  • Jay Fencing Ltd.
  • Jennifer Roggemann Law Office
  • Jim and Lorna Blair Charitable Foundation
  • Granite Homes’ Junction Streetfest
  • Jon and Judy Kaufman
  • KPMG
  • Nelson and Ruth Kraus
  • Dr. Mary Law and Brian Law
  • Dr. Desta Leavine
  • Gary Levene and Deborah Eisenberg
  • Lexington Park Real Estate Capital Inc
  • Linamar Corporation
  • Manfred and Penny Conrad Family Foundation
  • Manitoulin Transport Inc.
  • May Court Club of Kitchener-Waterloo
  • Ontario Seed Co. Ltd.
  • Ingrid Petersen
  • Dr. William Rickert and Karen Dotzenroth-Rickert
  • Ross and Doris Dixon Charitable Foundation
  • Marilyn Rutherford
  • Scotiabank
  • Harold and Violet Seegmiller
  • Beth Marie and Gordon Smith
  • Sounds of Christmas
  • Swiftspace (Michele and Rob Way)
  • Barry & Shirley Humphrey
  • Stanley Black and Decker
  • Strassburger Windows & Doors
  • TrilliumWest Real Estate Brokerage
  • Volkswagen Waterloo
  • Waterloo Regional Police Association
  • Waterloo Region Community Foundation
  • 50 Plus Team
  • Pollock Family Fund
  • Florence Louise Marsland Fund
  • Eric and Muriel Misch Family Fund
  • Lyle S. Hallman Fund
  • Elly and David Yach
  • Michael Yeo
  • Your Neighbourhood Credit Union
  • Anonymous – 5

  • 2nd Gear Motorcycle Culture and Collectibles
  • ABA Architects Inc
  • Abundance Canada
  • Tim and Jill Pletsch
  • Keith and Cristina Stanger
  • Angstrom Engineering Inc
  • Apple
  • Art’s Recreation Centre Limited
  • Audi Kitchener-Waterloo
  • Bank of Montreal
  • BDO Canada LLP
  • Benefaction Foundation
  • Robert and Gale Blackburn Charitable Fund
  • Dr. Katherine Bergman
  • Steve Bienkowski
  • Blessed Sacrament School
  • Bob and Judi Blowes
  • BND Woodworking Inc
  • Mary Boucher
  • BSE Electrical Contractors Inc
  • Cambridge Shrine Club
  • Stephen and Patricia Cameron
  • Canadian Basketball Ventures LP
  • Canadian Nuclear Laboratories
  • CapServCo Limited Partnership
  • Patrick and Nancy Cardillo
  • CCW Inc
  • Challenger Motor Freight Inc. Charity Committee
  • Ryan and Sandra’s Canada Day Celebration
  • Charitable Impact
  • Don and Tracey Zehr
  • Charities Aid Foundation of Canada
  • Bob and Lavonne Collins-Wright
  • Employees of the City of Kitchener
  • James Cranston
  • Adrian and Cathie DeCoo
  • Dixon’s Distilled Spirits Inc
  • Leslie and John Doherty
  • Agnes Doyle
  • DQ King North – 628 King St N, Waterloo
  • Kate and John Durdan
  • Michael Duschenes
  • Mark Eamer and Nicole Weber
  • Mollylocks and the Three Bears Bakery. Owner: Shelby Emrich.
  • Extend Communications Inc.
  • Fergus-Elora Rotary Club Foundation
  • Fidelity Investments Canada Ltd.
  • Leonard and Mary Friesen
  • Linda and Rob Gallivan
  • Tom Galloway
  • Gift Funds Canada
  • Albert and Sue Budding
  • Colin Wright and Tara Manni
  • Fay Family Charitable Fund
  • Sean and Julie Gomes
  • Google
  • Donna Gordon
  • Gowling WLG
  • Robert and Lynda Grant
  • Great Lakes Police Motorcycle Training Seminar
  • Grobe Nursery Ltd.
  • Karen Grogan and Greg Bedford
  • Guelph Community Foundation
  • Jack and Nancy Sinclair Fund
  • Mark and Jenny Guibert
  • H.L. Staebler Co. Ltd.
  • Brian and Barbara Hahn
  • Hall Equine Services Professional Corporation
  • Sandra and Gregory Hanmer
  • Heffner Motors Ltd.
  • Christine and Rob Henhoeffer
  • Pat Herzog
  • Manfred and Ute Hilgers
  • GeoProcess Research Associates Inc
  • Valerie Hoag and Kevin Curtis
  • David and Judy Horman
  • Dr. Gary and Mary Houslander
  • Douglas and Diane Jones
  • Linda Kenny and James Brown
  • Klondike Homes Ltd
  • KMS Group Inc
  • Caryl Kratz
  • Hartman and Brenda Krug
  • Charmaine and Paul Kuepfer
  • Donna Kuppers
  • KW Predators Volleyball Club
  • Sheila Lawson
  • Len and Helen Georgiou Foundation
  • Dr. Douglas and Donna Letson
  • Erna Letson
  • Dietrich and Karin Look
  • Mary Lynch
  • Macho Movers Inc
  • MacKenzie Investments Charitable Foundation
  • Manulife
  • Market Fresh Meat & Produce Inc
  • MarshallZehr Group Inc.
  • Darrell and Karen Martin
  • Maryhill Annual Golf Tournament
  • Mastermind Toys (Gift In Kind)
  • Maximum Results Financial Services Inc
  • Fran McConnell
  • John and Barbara McCrory
  • Melloul Blamey Construction Inc.
  • Stephen Menich and Mary Ellen Cullen
  • Meritech Engineering
  • Dianne and Bruce Monteith
  • Gary and Karen Mottershead
  • MWKidco Ltd.
  • Natasha Pedersen – Home Group Realty Inc., Brokerage
  • Neighbourhood Group of Companies Limited
  • Nicole Neil
  • NKS Ontario Inc
  • Nick Noonan
  • William Nippard
  • Bud and Carol Norman
  • Novocol Pharmaceutical Division
  • Optimist Club of Twin Cities Waterloo Region
  • Elaine Forbes Ormston
  • Orthopedic Bracing Solutions Inc.
  • PayPal Giving Fund Canada
  • Howard and Rosemary Pell
  • David and Linda Perston
  • Carol and Reg Petersen
  • Probus Club of Kitchener-Waterloo
  • Robson Carpenter LLP Solicitors
  • Rogers Communications Canada Inc
  • Rogers Radio Group
  • Rolmaster Conveyors (1993) Inc
  • Friends and Family of Audrey Rooney
  • Douglas and Joanne Ross
  • Rotary Club of Cambridge North
  • RBC Foundation
  • Saint John Paul II Catholic Elementary School
  • Samuel Roll Form Group
  • Fred and Charlene Schiedel
  • Schiedel Construction Incorporated
  • Josie Schwartz
  • Jean Seegmiller
  • Silver Star Society
  • Harvey and Kim Sims
  • Sleeman Breweries Ltd.
  • Penny Smiley and Bill Cormack
  • Gord and Beth Marie Smith
  • Staff of Charcoal Steak House Inc
  • Steelcraft Inc.
  • Douglas Steep
  • Steve Kidd – Employee Benefits Consulting Inc.
  • Bryan and Joan Stewart
  • Strategic Charitable Giving Foundation
  • D&F Zurbrigg
  • MK Child (Charitable Account)
  • Suds / Jiffy Lube
  • Sun Life Assurance Company of Canada
  • TA Appliances
  • Lisa and Jim Talbot
  • The Integratis Group
  • TechTown Dentistry
  • The Kiwanis Club of Cambridge
  • The Stoidi Group
  • Dr. Peter Thornback and Liz Thornback
  • Trillium Dental Centre
  • Lisa Vohsemer
  • George Walsh
  • WalterFedy
  • Wasteco
  • Waterloo Region Community Foundation
  • Ralph and Virginia Adams Memorial Fund
  • Don Hutzler and Elaine King Fund
  • Colin and Erin Way
  • Way-Mar Inc.
  • Carol Ann Whalen
  • Kim and Terry Weber
  • Dr. Ron Weiler
  • Wellington Catholic District School Board
  • Westmount Golf & Country Club
  • Win-Leader Corp.
  • Elizabeth Witmer
  • Woodhouse Group
  • Trevor Woods
  • Bill and Jane Young
  • Anonymous – 32

KidsAbility’s new accessible playground at the Waterloo location will be a welcoming outdoor play environment for children who access KidsAbility services and our surrounding community. This playground will not only be a place for kids to play; it will be a place for them to learn, explore, grow and thrive. Thank you to the following donors for making this dream a reality:

  • 100 Realtors Who Care Waterloo Region
  • Adelaide and Friends
  • ATS Industrial Automation
  • BDO
  • The Bedi Family
  • Ross & Doris Dixon Charitable Foundation
  • Elaine Forbes Ormston
  • Lyle S. Hallman Foundation
  • Carl and Joyce Heck
  • Linda Kenny and Jim Brown
  • Kitchener Conestoga Rotary Club
  • Mattamy Homes
  • May Court Club of Kitchener-Waterloo
  • Stephen Menich and Mary Ellen Cullen
  • John and Lynda Moseley-Williams
  • Rotary Waterloo Golf Fore KidsAbility
  • Sounds of Christmas
  • Stantec Consulting Ltd.
  • Suds / Jiffy Lube
  • Stephen Swatridge and Mary Flatt
  • Susan Wagler and Brad Carr, and friends
  • Wallenstein Feed & Supply Ltd.
  • City of Waterloo
  • Waterloo Professional Fire Fighters Association
  • Elly and David Yach
  • Anonymous (2)

KidsAbility Kitchener’s brand new, state-of-the-art centre at 4273 King Street East has been designed with our kids and their families in mind, providing greater accessibility, improved delivery of care, and fostering community. Thank you to those who have made a contribution to this project.

With your help, KidsAbility Kitchener will be more than just a building – it will be a place of hope with a promise of possibilities.

  • ATS Automation
  • Chips and Giggles Golf Tournament 2023
  • Deer Ridge Charitable Foundation
  • Elaine Forbes Ormston
  • Jim and Sue Hallman
  • Willy and Laura Heffner
  • Bill Herzog Endowment Fund
  • Lyle S. Hallman Foundation
  • Petrozzi Family
  • Rangers Reach Community Fund & The Kitchener Rangers
  • Warren and Karen Redman
  • SC Johnson
  • Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada Inc.
  • The Way Family
  • Wallenstein Feed and Supply Ltd.
  • William Knell and Company Ltd
  • Anonymous

Members of the KidsAbility Legacy Society  have included a gift for KidsAbility in their Will or financial plans. These thoughtfully designed gifts ensure a brighter future for our kids.

  • Virginia Adams
  • Cindy and James Bridge
  • Wendy and Jamie Buder
  • Hilary Coates
  • James Cranston
  • Elaine Forbes Ormston
  • Margaret Forwell
  • Jim and Sue Hallman
  • Carl and Joyce Heck
  • Christine and Rob Henhoeffer
  • Judy Horman
  • Shirley Humphrey
  • Christiane Kahlen
  • Jonathan and Judy Kaufman
  • Jeff Klompus
  • Louise Leonard
  • Mary Lynch
  • Melissa Martz
  • Lynda and John Moseley-Williams
  • Howard and Rosemary Pell
  • Bill and Heather Spall
  • Lisa and Jim Talbot
  • M. Verhaeghe
  • George Walsh
  • Rob and Michele Way
  • Dr. Ron Weiler
  • David Westfall

Donors who have established an Endowment Fund have made a commitment of a minimum of $25,000. The investment income earned year after year from their fund provides sustainable support to meet the continued needs of kids and families in need of KidsAbility services.

Donor Directed Endowment Funds

  • Bill Herzog Endowment
  • Brian and Christine Hamill Children’s Therapy
  • Roy Brown – Rotary Club of Kitchener- Grand River Bursary
  • Kim-Roggemann Family Fund
  • Carol Shantz Bursary
  • Mary Anne Witzel Staff Education
  • Marta Wolanowska-Yeo Memorial

Endowment Funds

  • 50 Plus Team
  • Marjorie and John Acheson
  • Dr. Ralph and Ginny Adams
  • Ruby Bennett
  • Bob and Judi Blowes Family
  • Cindy and Jim Bridge Family
  • D. Cornwell – P. Finnigan
  • Michele and Rick Doktor
  • Peter Etril and Marilyn Snyder
  • Ralph and Phyllis Forbes
  • Elaine A. Forbes Ormston
  • Margaret A. Forwell
  • Katherine Gray
  • Jim and Sue Hallman Family
  • Marc Harkins and Nicole Millette Harkins
  • Susan and Jim Harkins
  • G.D. Henderson Family
  • Jane G. Hill
  • Home Hardware Stores Limited
  • In Memory of Alix Houston
  • Barry and Shirley Humphrey and Family
  • Jon and Judy Kaufman
  • William H. Kaufman
  • Wayne and Tammy Kemick
  • Corporation of the City of Kitchener
  • Nelson and Ruth Kraus Family
  • John & Mary Lynch
  • Marks Supply Inc.
  • Florence Louise Marsland
  • Larry and Margaret Marsland
  • Walter and Florence Martin
  • John and Mary Ann Martin Family
  • Curtis and Mary (Heath) McCone
  • Metzger-Mack
  • MTD Products Limited
  • Dimitri Murugesu-Buder
  • Ormston Family
  • PEER Group Inc.
  • Pollock Family
  • Gordon and Jean Riedlinger
  • Peter and Heather Schwartz Family
  • Alison Sims
  • Harvey Sims
  • Peter and Betty Sims
  • The Smiths
  • Fred and Ruth Stork Family
  • Joan and Bryan Stewart
  • David Sutherland and Family
  • Bob Warren
  • City of Waterloo
  • Jack and Shirley Weber Family
  • Ron and Joan Weiler Family
  • David J. Westfall
  • Witzel Family
  • Elly and David Yach Family
  • Bill and Jane Young Family
  • Anonymous