IMPACT REPORT 2018 - 2019

Dear Everybody,
See how you’re creating a world of possibility

A letter from our leaders

Dear Everybody,

You’ve made an extraordinary impact this year.

You created a future where disability and other complex needs are seen as a valued part of diversity. Where equity and inclusion are action items – not words on a page. Where children, youth and their families are supported and empowered to pursue their healthiest, most meaningful lives possible.

Because of you, Holland Bloorview continues to lead as an academic health sciences centre, committed to research, teaching and learning. We focused our efforts to provide personalized, coordinated care that is firmly focused on the needs of our clients and families. And we embarked on a journey of transformational discovery, with the launch of expansion plans for the Bloorview Research Institute.

This work is simply not possible without you – our community of supporters, donors of every level, passionate volunteers, and dedicated staff. Because of your commitment to kids we had a record-setting fundraising year with Capes for Kids and Evening of Possibilities, generating incredible energy and raising awareness for children and youth with disabilities.

Thank you for creating a world of possibility.

Our leaders

From left to right: Sandra Hawken, President and CEO, Holland Bloorview Foundation, Neil Selfe Chair, Board of Directors, Holland Bloorview Foundation, Julia Hanigsberg, President and CEO Holland Bloorview, Dr. William Onuwa, Chair, Board of Trustees, Holland Bloorview.

Here is a snapshot of our year together

Personalized Care is Vital When Holland Bloorview Becomes a Second Home

When hospital stays extend for months, personalized care for kids and their families is top of mind.

Charting a Course with Help from Children and Families

Client and family voices shape the future of Holland Bloorview in many ways.

Giving parents a community of support

Holland Bloorview is expanding Parent Talk to broaden its impact on parents.

Using Music For Brain Health and to Unlock Kids’ Inner Rock Stars

“When the music starts, they are in charge, they are in control.”

Poised for Huge Growth, Bloorview Research Institute Delivers Newfound Hope to Families

Research is, as one Holland Bloorview parent put it, hope for the future.

Lifting Innovative Projects off the Ground

KneuroKnits is one of dozens of innovative projects to emerge from the Centre for Leadership.

Family as Faculty Program Recognizes Families as Experts in Their Own Care

Family as Faculty leaders participate in teaching or facilitation roles as equal partners with front-line staff not only across Holland Bloorview, but into the community too.

Building the Next Generation of Developmental Pediatric Specialists

It’s more important than ever to train and encourage new developmental pediatric specialists.

An Energized Community of Supporters Raises the Bar for Care

Over 9500 donors and 1,300 volunteers play integral roles in Holland Bloorview’s model of care.

A Powerful Anti-Stigma Campaign Fuelled by Powerful Stories

Changing the way we think about disability through a national movement to end stigma.

Financials

Holland Bloorview is committed to using funds responsibly and transparently, creating the greatest impact possible for the kids and families we serve.

By the Numbers

Thanks to you, we helped 8,000 kids and youth who came through our doors last year.

"Holland Bloorview has done so much for us. We see the gains our daughter has made. We want people to know the potential children with disabilities have if they're given the proper support in a caring environment. This is what Holland Bloorview offers to all children." Lena, Mia's mom

"Holland Bloorview has done so much for us. We see the gains our daughter has made. We want people to know the potential children with disabilities have if they're given the proper support in a caring environment. This is what Holland Bloorview offers to all children." Lena, Mia's mom

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