Spotlight: Our Community in Action

Impactful stories of our outstanding supporters who believe in helping kids to achieve great things! 

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Bursary Recipients of 2021:
If there's any takeaway that local students have learned from 2021, it's resilience. Meet KidsAbility alumni who are determined to achieve their education goals this fall since receiving our unique post-secondary bursaries. Read more | July 2021...



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A Superhero for Kids: Our community soared with spirit during the KidsAbility Superhero Challenge held this year from June 7-13th! One of our 74 committed participants across 27 teams was Max Rousseau, a young neurodiverse man with a big heart for kids. With the pandemic sidelining his volunteer role working with the Guelph Active Start program, Max found a uniquely personal way to participate. 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 shares 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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We Honour Our Son, James: Journey with Ken and Chris Cameron as they share how supporting KidsAbility helps their whole family to heal in so many ways from their family's loss. Read more | February 2021...   

 

 

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

 

 

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A Journey Starts with a Single Step - 
Jarrod's Journey: KidsAbility Foundation Board Member, Jennifer Roggemann is mom to twins, one of which has autism. She shares how KidsAbility supported her son's development early to his journey today. Read more | December 2020...

 

  

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An Innovative Champion For Kids Of All Abilities:
 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 with purpose. Learn how this grade 11 student honours student balances her passion for volunteering, and advocating for other teens with disabilities, while tackling her own personal and physical challenges. Read more | June 2020...

 

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Where Tech & Charity Meet: Athena Software is fueled by a passion to change the lives of children benefiting from services at KidsAbility. Learn how this local tech company builds employee engagement into the root of their philanthropic philosophy. Read more | February 2020...