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Once again, Jim N Fiona are organizing the Annual Charity Motorcycle Ride for CP to raise money for the OFCP Assistive Devices Funding Program. We are so thankful for their support!

"My daughter has cerebral palsy - spastic quadriplegia. She is seven years old and starts every day with a big and beautiful smile. Despite her gross-motor challenges, she can still keep her brother very busy. But in order for her to be mobile and to accomplish even the simplest tasks independently, she must use either a walker or a wheelchair.

In order to have beneficial results in her therapy treatments, a variety of other equipment is needed as well. Over the years, the different kinds of equipment that she requires have changed, and with that, expenses have increased as well.
 
The reason that this charity motorcycle ride came to be, was because my boyfriend and I realized that despite the fortune of having been able to manage these expenses so far, there are still many others out there who find themselves at a disadvantage.

In order to live a life that is meaningful, dignified, and independent, my daughter requires the use of a variety of very costly assistive devices.

We want anyone who faces these kinds of challenges, to be able to live life to the fullest.

This charity motorcycle ride helps to raise awareness and money, that is used to fund the Assistive Devices Program through OFCP."

- Fiona

The 2nd Annual Charity Motorcycle Ride for Cerebral Palsy will take place on Sunday, August 16, 2015.

To donate to the ride, please visit our secure donation page here.

Check out our Charity Ride Facebook page! 

 


Breaking the ICE Conference 2015

Saturday, October 3, 2015
Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital
150 Kilgour Road, Toronto, Ontario


What is it?
ICE stands for Independence, Communication and Empowerment

This is a consumer-centered conference aimed at helping people who use Alternative and Augmentative Communication (AAC) systems to develop their lives to the best of their abilities.

This conference is the only event of its kind in Canada and was designed to bring the community of people who use AAC together to share ideas, learn from each other and create new friendships.

"There isn't a price one can put on the wisdom and advice Augmentative Communication users can give to each other."

Who is it for?
Youth and adults who use AAC
Friends and family of people who rely on AAC
Parents of young people using AAC
Teachers
Clinicians
Community Workers
Students in graduate studies
All are welcome to attend, observe, learn and network with the wide variety of people attending the conference.

Goals of Breaking the ICE Conference:
Provide a forum to discuss issues of importance to people who use AAC
Promote awareness of AAC and the interests of people who use AAC
Provide an opportunity for people who use AAC to network with other people of similar experiences - as a way of reducing the feelings of isolation that people who use AAC often describe

Registration:
Early Bird Tickets: $50 before August 31, 2015
Tickets after August 31st: $70
** Registration deadline: September 11, 2015

Download the Breaking_the_ICE_Brochure_2015.pdf

For MORE INFORMATION and to REGISTER visit:

www.marchofdimes.ca/BreakingTheICE

Grants and Scholarships at Breaking the ICE

Breaking the ICE ISAAC Travel Grant
Be sure to apply for the ISAAC Travel Grant. Successful applicants will be awarded the grants at the conference. Grant amounts will be determined based on the number of applicants, monies available, and applicants’ identified financial needs.

Click here to download and fill out the 2015 ISAAC Travel Grant Application

** Applications must be submitted to Tracy Hunt by August 28, 2015

Anne Warrick Breaking the Ice Conference Scholarship
ISAAC Canada is excited to announce a new scholarship acknowledging Anne Warrick‟s hard work, dedication, and many contributions to AAC and to ISAAC in Canada and globally. Anne devoted more than 50 years of her life to helping physically disabled children overcome speech and language difficulties. This scholarship was officially announced at the 2014 ISAAC Conference in Lisbon, Portugal during our ISAAC Canada meeting. ISAAC Canada has committed $1500 to start the scholarship fund and others are able to donate to the scholarship fund if they wish. Currently, members are able to donate to the scholarship fund when renewing their yearly ISAAC Canada memberships.

Click here to learn if you qualify for the Anne Warrick Breaking the ICE Scholarship

Click here to download and fill out the Anne Warrick Breaking the ICE Scholarship Application Form


Conference Partners
ICE and ICEwest are collaborative projects kindly supported, organized and coordinated by International Society for AAC, Canadian Chapter, MICROComputer Science Center Inc., Tobii Dynavox, PACE Independent Living, Ontario Federation for Cerebral Palsy, Communication Assistance for Youth and Adults (CAYA), Aroga Assistive Technology, Effort Trust, Harmonize for Speech Fund, Quillsoft, and Ontario Trillium Foundation.

 


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Federated Health Charities Kick Off Annual Charitable Giving Campaign

Federated Health Charities is a coalition of 16 provincially-based health charities in Ontario dedicated to raising funds for its members within the Ontario Public Service that will support health education and awareness, medical research, and client and patient services.

Ontario Federation for Cerebral Palsy (OFCP) has been one of the charities lucky enough to receive funds from the Federated Health Charities campaign for 27 years now.

Click here to read more...

 


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How we help our donors make an informed choice

When our donors make an informed choice to donate their used clothes and household items to the Ontario Federation of Cerebral Palsy, it creates a world of inclusion, activities, assistive devices and freedom of choice for our members......

Critical facts the Federation want you to know:

sm-ofcp truck iconOFCP directly employs over 190 people in our pick up services department.

 

blue-bin-iconOFCP telephone representatives, confirmers, drivers, route managers, bin locators and supervisors work within 4 branch offices in the province of Ontario to make our pick up program a success.

 

sm-ofcp truck iconWe DO NOT lend our name to for profit used clothing companies, who in turn pay a small percentage back to the charity.

 

blue-bin-iconOFCP creates gainful employment opportunities in Ontario and the Federation is committed to employment equity and a safe working environment where every employee is respected.

 

sm-ofcp truck icon100% of our profits, after operating expenses go to our programs, members and fund essential services.

 

blue-bin-iconEvery bag of clothing you donate contributes one pound at a time to our organization, to provide our members with funding for equipment and activities to enable them to live active and inclusive lives.

 

sm-ofcp truck iconYour donations are recycled back into your local community. They are not sent to landfills or other countries.

 

sm-ofcp truck iconOur trucks are fully equipped with professional drivers licensed and trained in road safety, customer service and green initiatives.

 

sm-ofcp truck iconWe offer a free pick up service right at your door when you donate.

 

blue-bin-iconOur clothing donation bins are serviced by our own employees, and not a subcontracted organization.

 

blue-bin-iconOur support staff work in our offices across the province providing you, our donor, with the personal attention you deserve.

 

sm-ofcp truck iconYou can arrange your donation pick up on our website here or give us a call at 1-877-244-0899.

 

The Federation is committed to a positive donor experience. Why choose OFCP for your used clothing donation?

We are committed to assisting our members in creating opportunities that focus on choice and self-determination. We are also committed to customer service for our donors, making it easy for you to make a commitment to us.

 

 

 

 

 

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