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Photography by: George Pimentel

This runway show by lauded designer Zac Posen was spearheaded by Suzanne Rogers’ Fashion for Passion Foundation and raised $150,000 for Holland Bloorview.

Kasting 4 Kids Rehab

RBC Wealth Management & RBC Insurance;

The Menkes Charity Golf Classic teed off to support Holland Bloorview Foundation for the first time, raising $62,500 for kids with disabilities.

Chairman and Portfolio Manager at RBC Global Asset Management.

Lesley Marks Senior Vice President and

Many generous corporate partners support Change for Kids. Thanks to our Founding Partners: City, Great Wolf Lodge and Scotiabank. Additional thanks to Cadillac Fairview, Canadian Tire, Captivate, Cineplex, Corus Entertainment, The Globe and Mail, Metroland, Rogers, Pattison Outdoor Advertising, Sport Chek, Tim Hortons, Trillium Automobile Dealers Association and the Toronto Star.

Chief Investment Officer, Fundamental Canadian Equities at BMO Asset Management.

John Wilson

Country music star Gord Bamford presented a $10,000 cheque to support music therapy at the Hospital.

Chief Executive Officer; Co-Chief Investment Officer; Senior Portfolio Manager at Sprott Asset Management.

GMP Securities, a loyal supporter of Holland Bloorview Foundation events and initiatives since 1996, made a significant gift to the Change for Kids campaign, bringing their lifetime giving to $350,000.

Staff and campers from Camp Manitou raised $8,500 and donated their time to help keep the Spiral Garden in tip-top shape.

Elpida Gala

The Change for Kids campaign raised $580,000.

See more kid fundraisers, celebrities and partners at hollandbloorviewfoundation.ca.

To view our donors online please go to hollandbloorview.ca/donor_list

Remy

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Holland Bloorview welcomed a visit from some Blue Jays stars who put their skills to the test in a game of wheelchair baseball. Jays Care Foundation also provided financial support for Holland Bloorview’s Busy Bodies program.

Suzanne Rogers Presents Zac Posen: An Evening of Modern American Glamour George Lewis

Change for Kids

You Create Change

Throughout 2015, donors can contribute to this initiative, which BNN and The Globe and Mail monitor and report on quarterly. Updates are posted regularly at changeforkids.ca.

Neil Selfe, Board Director and Chair of Change for Kids, has made a significant impact at Holland Bloorview since joining the Board in 2012. As the founder of INFOR Financial Group, he is a leader in both business and charitable work. Neil engaged corporations and individuals in all aspects of the campaign, including the new Change for Kids Investor Challenge. The Selfe Family Neil recruited the investment managers and got business media interests involved. Neil, his wife Chrisula and their children are all enthusiastically involved in changing the world for kids with disabilities.

Message from the Chair and the President and CEO

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Change for Kids Investor Challenge

Alex

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ANNUAL REPORT TO DONORS

Fundraising for Change

Three of Canada’s top investment managers have committed to help kids with disabilities by applying their skills and passion to grow invested funds donated by Change for Kids Investor Challenge donors for a period of one year, from January 1 to December 31, 2015.

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150 Kilgour Road, Toronto, ON M4G 1R8 T: 416-424-3809 | F: 416-425-4531 | E: foundation@hollandbloorview.ca | hollandbloorviewfoundation.ca Charitable Business Number: 88932-6278-RR0001 Holland Bloorview Foundation @Bloorview

Marissa

The Ethel V. Leaver Foundation gives $3.5 million to Holland Bloorview There is a lot of history between the Leaver family and Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital. Dianne Richards, niece of Ethel V. Leaver, tells the story of how the family of longtime donors saw their connection to Holland Bloorview deepen in the 1970s, when a young family member was injured in an accident that resulted in a lengthy rehabilitation. This family has never forgotten the profound ways in which Holland Bloorview helped them recover. Now, the family has made a generous commitment to help change the lives of thousands of other children with disabilities. The Ethel V. Leaver Foundation donated a $3.5 million gift to Holland Bloorview to benefit autism research and to create the George, Ethel and Joyce Leaver Inpatient Unit. On behalf of the Leaver family and Foundation, Ms. Richards says, “We want the best for all the children at Holland Bloorview. I hope we can help as many children Joyce Leaver as possible.”

The Biggar Endowment Reaches Goal

Dr. Biggar

Bob Armstrong and Doug Biggar have been friends since their school days. While one pursued a career in finance, the other began a career in medicine. Years later, they would reunite, volunteering and working for Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital. A former medical director of the Hospital, Dr. Biggar was an early pioneer in the use of the steroid deflazacort in the treatment of kids with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, while Bob raised money for the Hospital and stewarded the invested assets of the Foundation, which today are valued at $100 million. In 2012, with Doug thinking about retirement and Bob ending his long years of service on the Foundation’s Board of Directors, the idea of The Biggar Endowment emerged. Doug worked on the vision and objectives of the endowment while Bob was busy raising money with other friends of Dr. Biggar, including The Ward Family Foundation and The Harold E. Ballard

Foundation, who were significant donors in the early days of the endowment.

Dear Friends,

In December 2014, The Biggar Endowment reached its goal of raising $1 million thanks to a spirited matching campaign by the Armstrong family. Friends and client families spared no effort to rally for the cause. In addition to 116 individual contributions, the concert event Music Heals has raised more than $106,000 for the endowment over the past three years.

You will likely notice that our report to donors looks different this year, but we know that you will quickly see that the heart of it remains the same. As always, this report is more than just a retrospective look at the ways your generosity helped shape our year. It is a celebration of change. As donors who support Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital Foundation, you make every day an opportunity to change the world for kids with disabilities.

Funding from The Biggar Endowment will help clinical investigators, like Dr. Laura McAdam, develop innovative programming to empower youth with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy to live fulfilling and rewarding lives.

You make change possible. Come and walk through Holland Bloorview with us. You will see the profound impact of your commitment. Your support inspires our clinicians, scientists and staff who work tirelessly to create a better world for kids with disabilities. Most importantly, you help nurture every child and family that comes to Holland Bloorview. You give them more hope for the future.

An improved quality of life does not happen overnight. First, kids with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy need to believe it is possible. Then it will take a communal effort by the young person with muscular dystrophy and a network of supportive family, friends, physicians, health care professionals and service providers to make it happen. Many lives have been extended thanks to Dr. Biggar’s deflazacort treatment and his compassionate care of kids and families. One day Dr. Biggar may fully retire, but The Biggar Endowment will guarantee, for all time, that new and innovative strategies are developed for young people with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. This will ensure that they receive the support they need to have a better quality of life and live healthier, happier lives.

In December, Holland Bloorview Foundation launched a new Change for Kids digital fundraising campaign. Inspired by the health care teams at Holland Bloorview who change lives every day, Change for Kids gave people an opportunity to honour those who make a difference in their lives. The campaign focused on the #HBYOUfie, a new way to take a simple photo or video and turn it into a show of gratitude for the people around us who change our lives. Tennis star Milos Raonic created a #HBYOUfie and encouraged others to do the same. Milos Raonic Chatelaine’s Editor-in-Chief, Karine Ewart, donated and challenged her readers to create their own #HBYOUfie while Mitchell, a Holland Bloorview Ambassador, raised $1,700 for Change for Kids at his school.

This report is just the beginning of our conversation. When you visit the Foundation website, you will see more stories about the donors and partners who gave to Holland Bloorview this year with a heartfelt generosity that is truly inspirational. Thank you for everything you do to change the world for kids with disabilities.

Tracey Bailey President and CEO Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital Foundation

Jason Smith Chair, Board of Directors Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital Foundation

This year, Spirit Halloween raised more than $42,000 from in-store donations, and has raised an incredible $130,000 since 2011 for the Change for Kids campaign. Liam

15-06-11 11:09 AM


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Group Head,

Photography by: George Pimentel

This runway show by lauded designer Zac Posen was spearheaded by Suzanne Rogers’ Fashion for Passion Foundation and raised $150,000 for Holland Bloorview.

Kasting 4 Kids Rehab

RBC Wealth Management & RBC Insurance;

The Menkes Charity Golf Classic teed off to support Holland Bloorview Foundation for the first time, raising $62,500 for kids with disabilities.

Chairman and Portfolio Manager at RBC Global Asset Management.

Lesley Marks Senior Vice President and

Many generous corporate partners support Change for Kids. Thanks to our Founding Partners: City, Great Wolf Lodge and Scotiabank. Additional thanks to Cadillac Fairview, Canadian Tire, Captivate, Cineplex, Corus Entertainment, The Globe and Mail, Metroland, Rogers, Pattison Outdoor Advertising, Sport Chek, Tim Hortons, Trillium Automobile Dealers Association and the Toronto Star.

Chief Investment Officer, Fundamental Canadian Equities at BMO Asset Management.

John Wilson

Country music star Gord Bamford presented a $10,000 cheque to support music therapy at the Hospital.

Chief Executive Officer; Co-Chief Investment Officer; Senior Portfolio Manager at Sprott Asset Management.

GMP Securities, a loyal supporter of Holland Bloorview Foundation events and initiatives since 1996, made a significant gift to the Change for Kids campaign, bringing their lifetime giving to $350,000.

Staff and campers from Camp Manitou raised $8,500 and donated their time to help keep the Spiral Garden in tip-top shape.

Elpida Gala

The Change for Kids campaign raised $580,000.

See more kid fundraisers, celebrities and partners at hollandbloorviewfoundation.ca.

To view our donors online please go to hollandbloorview.ca/donor_list

Remy

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Holland Bloorview welcomed a visit from some Blue Jays stars who put their skills to the test in a game of wheelchair baseball. Jays Care Foundation also provided financial support for Holland Bloorview’s Busy Bodies program.

Suzanne Rogers Presents Zac Posen: An Evening of Modern American Glamour George Lewis

Change for Kids

You Create Change

Throughout 2015, donors can contribute to this initiative, which BNN and The Globe and Mail monitor and report on quarterly. Updates are posted regularly at changeforkids.ca.

Neil Selfe, Board Director and Chair of Change for Kids, has made a significant impact at Holland Bloorview since joining the Board in 2012. As the founder of INFOR Financial Group, he is a leader in both business and charitable work. Neil engaged corporations and individuals in all aspects of the campaign, including the new Change for Kids Investor Challenge. The Selfe Family Neil recruited the investment managers and got business media interests involved. Neil, his wife Chrisula and their children are all enthusiastically involved in changing the world for kids with disabilities.

Message from the Chair and the President and CEO

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Change for Kids Investor Challenge

Alex

FOLD

ANNUAL REPORT TO DONORS

Fundraising for Change

Three of Canada’s top investment managers have committed to help kids with disabilities by applying their skills and passion to grow invested funds donated by Change for Kids Investor Challenge donors for a period of one year, from January 1 to December 31, 2015.

front page

150 Kilgour Road, Toronto, ON M4G 1R8 T: 416-424-3809 | F: 416-425-4531 | E: foundation@hollandbloorview.ca | hollandbloorviewfoundation.ca Charitable Business Number: 88932-6278-RR0001 Holland Bloorview Foundation @Bloorview

Marissa

The Ethel V. Leaver Foundation gives $3.5 million to Holland Bloorview There is a lot of history between the Leaver family and Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital. Dianne Richards, niece of Ethel V. Leaver, tells the story of how the family of longtime donors saw their connection to Holland Bloorview deepen in the 1970s, when a young family member was injured in an accident that resulted in a lengthy rehabilitation. This family has never forgotten the profound ways in which Holland Bloorview helped them recover. Now, the family has made a generous commitment to help change the lives of thousands of other children with disabilities. The Ethel V. Leaver Foundation donated a $3.5 million gift to Holland Bloorview to benefit autism research and to create the George, Ethel and Joyce Leaver Inpatient Unit. On behalf of the Leaver family and Foundation, Ms. Richards says, “We want the best for all the children at Holland Bloorview. I hope we can help as many children Joyce Leaver as possible.”

The Biggar Endowment Reaches Goal

Dr. Biggar

Bob Armstrong and Doug Biggar have been friends since their school days. While one pursued a career in finance, the other began a career in medicine. Years later, they would reunite, volunteering and working for Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital. A former medical director of the Hospital, Dr. Biggar was an early pioneer in the use of the steroid deflazacort in the treatment of kids with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, while Bob raised money for the Hospital and stewarded the invested assets of the Foundation, which today are valued at $100 million. In 2012, with Doug thinking about retirement and Bob ending his long years of service on the Foundation’s Board of Directors, the idea of The Biggar Endowment emerged. Doug worked on the vision and objectives of the endowment while Bob was busy raising money with other friends of Dr. Biggar, including The Ward Family Foundation and The Harold E. Ballard

Foundation, who were significant donors in the early days of the endowment.

Dear Friends,

In December 2014, The Biggar Endowment reached its goal of raising $1 million thanks to a spirited matching campaign by the Armstrong family. Friends and client families spared no effort to rally for the cause. In addition to 116 individual contributions, the concert event Music Heals has raised more than $106,000 for the endowment over the past three years.

You will likely notice that our report to donors looks different this year, but we know that you will quickly see that the heart of it remains the same. As always, this report is more than just a retrospective look at the ways your generosity helped shape our year. It is a celebration of change. As donors who support Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital Foundation, you make every day an opportunity to change the world for kids with disabilities.

Funding from The Biggar Endowment will help clinical investigators, like Dr. Laura McAdam, develop innovative programming to empower youth with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy to live fulfilling and rewarding lives.

You make change possible. Come and walk through Holland Bloorview with us. You will see the profound impact of your commitment. Your support inspires our clinicians, scientists and staff who work tirelessly to create a better world for kids with disabilities. Most importantly, you help nurture every child and family that comes to Holland Bloorview. You give them more hope for the future.

An improved quality of life does not happen overnight. First, kids with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy need to believe it is possible. Then it will take a communal effort by the young person with muscular dystrophy and a network of supportive family, friends, physicians, health care professionals and service providers to make it happen. Many lives have been extended thanks to Dr. Biggar’s deflazacort treatment and his compassionate care of kids and families. One day Dr. Biggar may fully retire, but The Biggar Endowment will guarantee, for all time, that new and innovative strategies are developed for young people with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. This will ensure that they receive the support they need to have a better quality of life and live healthier, happier lives.

In December, Holland Bloorview Foundation launched a new Change for Kids digital fundraising campaign. Inspired by the health care teams at Holland Bloorview who change lives every day, Change for Kids gave people an opportunity to honour those who make a difference in their lives. The campaign focused on the #HBYOUfie, a new way to take a simple photo or video and turn it into a show of gratitude for the people around us who change our lives. Tennis star Milos Raonic created a #HBYOUfie and encouraged others to do the same. Milos Raonic Chatelaine’s Editor-in-Chief, Karine Ewart, donated and challenged her readers to create their own #HBYOUfie while Mitchell, a Holland Bloorview Ambassador, raised $1,700 for Change for Kids at his school.

This report is just the beginning of our conversation. When you visit the Foundation website, you will see more stories about the donors and partners who gave to Holland Bloorview this year with a heartfelt generosity that is truly inspirational. Thank you for everything you do to change the world for kids with disabilities.

Tracey Bailey President and CEO Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital Foundation

Jason Smith Chair, Board of Directors Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital Foundation

This year, Spirit Halloween raised more than $42,000 from in-store donations, and has raised an incredible $130,000 since 2011 for the Change for Kids campaign. Liam

15-06-11 11:09 AM


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back page

Group Head,

Photography by: George Pimentel

This runway show by lauded designer Zac Posen was spearheaded by Suzanne Rogers’ Fashion for Passion Foundation and raised $150,000 for Holland Bloorview.

Kasting 4 Kids Rehab

RBC Wealth Management & RBC Insurance;

The Menkes Charity Golf Classic teed off to support Holland Bloorview Foundation for the first time, raising $62,500 for kids with disabilities.

Chairman and Portfolio Manager at RBC Global Asset Management.

Lesley Marks Senior Vice President and

Many generous corporate partners support Change for Kids. Thanks to our Founding Partners: City, Great Wolf Lodge and Scotiabank. Additional thanks to Cadillac Fairview, Canadian Tire, Captivate, Cineplex, Corus Entertainment, The Globe and Mail, Metroland, Rogers, Pattison Outdoor Advertising, Sport Chek, Tim Hortons, Trillium Automobile Dealers Association and the Toronto Star.

Chief Investment Officer, Fundamental Canadian Equities at BMO Asset Management.

John Wilson

Country music star Gord Bamford presented a $10,000 cheque to support music therapy at the Hospital.

Chief Executive Officer; Co-Chief Investment Officer; Senior Portfolio Manager at Sprott Asset Management.

GMP Securities, a loyal supporter of Holland Bloorview Foundation events and initiatives since 1996, made a significant gift to the Change for Kids campaign, bringing their lifetime giving to $350,000.

Staff and campers from Camp Manitou raised $8,500 and donated their time to help keep the Spiral Garden in tip-top shape.

Elpida Gala

The Change for Kids campaign raised $580,000.

See more kid fundraisers, celebrities and partners at hollandbloorviewfoundation.ca.

To view our donors online please go to hollandbloorview.ca/donor_list

Remy

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Holland Bloorview welcomed a visit from some Blue Jays stars who put their skills to the test in a game of wheelchair baseball. Jays Care Foundation also provided financial support for Holland Bloorview’s Busy Bodies program.

Suzanne Rogers Presents Zac Posen: An Evening of Modern American Glamour George Lewis

Change for Kids

You Create Change

Throughout 2015, donors can contribute to this initiative, which BNN and The Globe and Mail monitor and report on quarterly. Updates are posted regularly at changeforkids.ca.

Neil Selfe, Board Director and Chair of Change for Kids, has made a significant impact at Holland Bloorview since joining the Board in 2012. As the founder of INFOR Financial Group, he is a leader in both business and charitable work. Neil engaged corporations and individuals in all aspects of the campaign, including the new Change for Kids Investor Challenge. The Selfe Family Neil recruited the investment managers and got business media interests involved. Neil, his wife Chrisula and their children are all enthusiastically involved in changing the world for kids with disabilities.

Message from the Chair and the President and CEO

2 014 -15

Change for Kids Investor Challenge

Alex

FOLD

ANNUAL REPORT TO DONORS

Fundraising for Change

Three of Canada’s top investment managers have committed to help kids with disabilities by applying their skills and passion to grow invested funds donated by Change for Kids Investor Challenge donors for a period of one year, from January 1 to December 31, 2015.

front page

150 Kilgour Road, Toronto, ON M4G 1R8 T: 416-424-3809 | F: 416-425-4531 | E: foundation@hollandbloorview.ca | hollandbloorviewfoundation.ca Charitable Business Number: 88932-6278-RR0001 Holland Bloorview Foundation @Bloorview

Marissa

The Ethel V. Leaver Foundation gives $3.5 million to Holland Bloorview There is a lot of history between the Leaver family and Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital. Dianne Richards, niece of Ethel V. Leaver, tells the story of how the family of longtime donors saw their connection to Holland Bloorview deepen in the 1970s, when a young family member was injured in an accident that resulted in a lengthy rehabilitation. This family has never forgotten the profound ways in which Holland Bloorview helped them recover. Now, the family has made a generous commitment to help change the lives of thousands of other children with disabilities. The Ethel V. Leaver Foundation donated a $3.5 million gift to Holland Bloorview to benefit autism research and to create the George, Ethel and Joyce Leaver Inpatient Unit. On behalf of the Leaver family and Foundation, Ms. Richards says, “We want the best for all the children at Holland Bloorview. I hope we can help as many children Joyce Leaver as possible.”

The Biggar Endowment Reaches Goal

Dr. Biggar

Bob Armstrong and Doug Biggar have been friends since their school days. While one pursued a career in finance, the other began a career in medicine. Years later, they would reunite, volunteering and working for Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital. A former medical director of the Hospital, Dr. Biggar was an early pioneer in the use of the steroid deflazacort in the treatment of kids with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, while Bob raised money for the Hospital and stewarded the invested assets of the Foundation, which today are valued at $100 million. In 2012, with Doug thinking about retirement and Bob ending his long years of service on the Foundation’s Board of Directors, the idea of The Biggar Endowment emerged. Doug worked on the vision and objectives of the endowment while Bob was busy raising money with other friends of Dr. Biggar, including The Ward Family Foundation and The Harold E. Ballard

Foundation, who were significant donors in the early days of the endowment.

Dear Friends,

In December 2014, The Biggar Endowment reached its goal of raising $1 million thanks to a spirited matching campaign by the Armstrong family. Friends and client families spared no effort to rally for the cause. In addition to 116 individual contributions, the concert event Music Heals has raised more than $106,000 for the endowment over the past three years.

You will likely notice that our report to donors looks different this year, but we know that you will quickly see that the heart of it remains the same. As always, this report is more than just a retrospective look at the ways your generosity helped shape our year. It is a celebration of change. As donors who support Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital Foundation, you make every day an opportunity to change the world for kids with disabilities.

Funding from The Biggar Endowment will help clinical investigators, like Dr. Laura McAdam, develop innovative programming to empower youth with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy to live fulfilling and rewarding lives.

You make change possible. Come and walk through Holland Bloorview with us. You will see the profound impact of your commitment. Your support inspires our clinicians, scientists and staff who work tirelessly to create a better world for kids with disabilities. Most importantly, you help nurture every child and family that comes to Holland Bloorview. You give them more hope for the future.

An improved quality of life does not happen overnight. First, kids with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy need to believe it is possible. Then it will take a communal effort by the young person with muscular dystrophy and a network of supportive family, friends, physicians, health care professionals and service providers to make it happen. Many lives have been extended thanks to Dr. Biggar’s deflazacort treatment and his compassionate care of kids and families. One day Dr. Biggar may fully retire, but The Biggar Endowment will guarantee, for all time, that new and innovative strategies are developed for young people with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. This will ensure that they receive the support they need to have a better quality of life and live healthier, happier lives.

In December, Holland Bloorview Foundation launched a new Change for Kids digital fundraising campaign. Inspired by the health care teams at Holland Bloorview who change lives every day, Change for Kids gave people an opportunity to honour those who make a difference in their lives. The campaign focused on the #HBYOUfie, a new way to take a simple photo or video and turn it into a show of gratitude for the people around us who change our lives. Tennis star Milos Raonic created a #HBYOUfie and encouraged others to do the same. Milos Raonic Chatelaine’s Editor-in-Chief, Karine Ewart, donated and challenged her readers to create their own #HBYOUfie while Mitchell, a Holland Bloorview Ambassador, raised $1,700 for Change for Kids at his school.

This report is just the beginning of our conversation. When you visit the Foundation website, you will see more stories about the donors and partners who gave to Holland Bloorview this year with a heartfelt generosity that is truly inspirational. Thank you for everything you do to change the world for kids with disabilities.

Tracey Bailey President and CEO Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital Foundation

Jason Smith Chair, Board of Directors Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital Foundation

This year, Spirit Halloween raised more than $42,000 from in-store donations, and has raised an incredible $130,000 since 2011 for the Change for Kids campaign. Liam

15-06-11 11:09 AM


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Signature Events Motivating Change

Scotiabank Supports Pediatric Concussion Research The Concussion Centre at Holland Bloorview is one of the first Centres in the world to focus on pediatric concussion research and education. A concussion can be scary. When a child sustains a concussion, parents immediately look for information on what to do and where to go.

Chefs from An Evening of Possibility

An Evening of Possibility The Irish have a wise proverb that says, “Laughter is brightest in the place where the food is.” Thanks to the culinary direction of Arron Barberian and Bob Bermann of Barberian’s Steak House, An Evening of Possibility saw Holland Bloorview transform into an intimate space filled with laughter, inspiration, and generosity – all shared over delectable artisanal dishes that were hand-crafted by 16 Canadian culinary greats. Donors and sponsors went above and beyond this year to help raise more than $440,000 that will help kids with disabilities. Since 2007, An Evening of Possibility has raised more than $3.6 million for Holland Bloorview Foundation.

Co-presenting Sponsors

Chef Feature Sponsors

Menu of Possibility Matching Sponsor

Reception Sponsor

Westdale Properties

Valet Sponsor

Table Sponsors Cisco The Coriat Family Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP Susanne Holland Lafarge Canada Inc. Mackenzie Investments Miller Thomson LLP Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP Real Matters Rogers Scotiabank TD Commercial Banking

Red Carpet Sponsor Foyston, Gordon & Payne Inc.

Wildeboer Dellelce LLP Lerners LLP

Program Sponsor

Previous research conducted by the Holland Bloorview Concussion Centre shows that between 10 and 15 per cent of all youth hockey players will experience a concussion during the season. The Centre is developing treatments and tools to help kids recover faster, as two to three players on every hockey team in the province will be sidelined by a concussion this year alone.

Pantry Sponsor Pusateri’s Fine Foods and Catering

Talia and Chris

The WB Family Foundation’s New Commitment

Wine Sponsors Da Capo Wines Henry of Pelham Norman Hardie Winery Stratus Wines

Media Partners City The Globe and Mail

CHALLENGE

Holland Bloorview Soccer Challenge On September 9, over 100 soccer enthusiasts laced up their cleats and descended onto the pitches at Downsview Park to participate in the inaugural Holland Bloorview Soccer Challenge. Spearheaded by longtime supporter and former Foundation Board Chair Nitin Kawale, the event raised $60,000 for kids with disabilities. The friendly afternoon of competition saw 12 corporate teams give it their all for a good cause, and included special appearances from hockey legends Darryl Sittler, Brad May and Ric Nattress who participated as part of CISCO’s All Star Team. Members of the Toronto FC also Martin participated in this inaugural event.

Dr. Chau and the WB Family Foundation Board

In 2008, the Infinity Centre for Access Innovations was in the very creative mind of Dr. Tom Chau. He had a clear vision to create the world’s first interdisciplinary Centre dedicated to helping develop solutions for kids who are unable to communicate because of severe disabilities, but he needed the support of donors to transform it into a reality. The WB Family Foundation, with its mandate to help Canadians by supporting innovations in medical research, education and health care, knew right away that there was a spark of something special in Dr. Chau’s work. They generously committed a $1 million gift to fund his research.

In five short years, the Infinity Centre for Access Innovations has grown to become one of the world’s preeminent research hubs on access technology projects with 45 Masters and PhD students and more than 100 Undergrad students trained. The Centre has produced an unprecedented volume of research, with Dr. Chau co-authoring 115 journal articles relating to research advancements.

“One of our key priorities when giving is to ensure that we can measure the results. We have seen first-hand the impact of our initial gift and have absolute faith in the momentum that the research will continue to move forward,” says Ms. Beamish.

“With any initiative, you can have all the wherewithal, but you really need the right individuals to lead in order to create the solution you’re trying to achieve,” she adds. “I am just “We made that commitment seven years ago so thrilled that Dr. Chau continues to have the and watched along the way all the successes vision to move forward and I anticipate the day when all kids – regardless of disability – that Dr. Chau had,” says Heather Beamish, are given the opportunity to communicate.” President of the WB Family Foundation. The Foundation was so inspired by this success RESULTS that they have stepped up once again. With the potential for new advancements within the next five years that would see some of the Infinity Centre for Access Innovations’ communication devices become commercially available on a wider scale, Ms. Beamish says that this was the perfect time to renew the WB Family Foundation’s support of Dr. Chau’s work with yet another astounding $1 million gift.

Igniting Fitness Possibilities for Kids of All Abilities When Canadian tennis star Milos Raonic made his first visit to Holland Bloorview in 2013, he had an inkling that it would not be his last. Raonic is a Holland Bloorview supporter who, through his namesake foundation, is deeply committed to removing any barriers that prevent children from living their fullest and most healthy lives. Milos and JJ So naturally, when Raonic learned about Holland Bloorview’s Igniting Fitness Possibilities program, he immediately knew that this was a program after his own heart. “Holland Bloorview is an amazing hospital. It is a place where I can make a direct impact on kids with disabilities. The Igniting Fitness Possibilities program is so important because it gets kids moving and physically active, while helping to meet their social needs. Ultimately, the idea is to teach them what my parents taught me – that few things are out of their reach,” says Milos Raonic.

Ernst & Young

SO CCER

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Chris and Dr. Keightley

As a proud supporter of hockey, Scotiabank’s $600,000 gift has allowed Holland Bloorview to develop a concussion handbook and education programs to provide the most up-to-date information on the management of youth concussion. The aim is to demystify concussion recovery and increase awareness about how these injuries need to be treated to best promote a healthy return to activity for children and youth.

“We are proud to support the concussion research at Holland Bloorview,” says John Doig, Chief Marketing Officer at Scotiabank. “This type of Canadian innovation will really make a difference in the lives of kids and families across the country and Scotiabank is excited to be a partner in making it possible.”

45MASTERS & PhD STUDENTS

100 STUDENTS

UNDERGRAD

INTERNS FROM AUSTRALIA, UNITED KINGDOM, UNITED STATES & CHINA

POST-DOCS

STUDENTS

NOW FULL SCIENTISTS/PROFESSORS

WITH OWN LABS

The Milos Raonic Foundation put out a call to action and challenged donors to rally around this vital new recreation program. The response to his challenge was overwhelming. Before the campaign was through, $100,000 had successfully been raised for Igniting Fitness Possibilities, with $50,000 coming from The Milos Raonic Foundation. It delighted Raonic to learn that his challenge had motivated donors to give so generously to the program. He continues to be a champion for the program, believing it enriches the lives of kids with disabilities, and says they deserve as many opportunities as possible to live an active lifestyle. National Bank, another significant donor to Igniting Fitness Possibilities, pledged a $100,000 gift through its One for Youth program. National Bank supports the program as it creates a positive impact in the communities it serves by embodying a strong commitment to child and youth wellness. Currently, the program is able to reach 7,000 children across the Toronto area. “Our hope is that this program will expand to reach as many children as possible. Eventually, if it can go national, we would be thrilled,” says Rob Sainsbury, the managing director of Investment Banking at National Bank. As a program that is designed to be sustainable, hope for growth is a very real possibility thanks to the support of visionary donors like The Milos Raonic Foundation and National Bank.

Change Makers

DOZEN

DELIVERED TO FAMILIES ACROSS PROVINCE & PARTS OF CANADA

7

INTERNATIONAL

KEYNOTE ADDRESS

115

JOURNAL ARTICLES

80

100

The Financials This year, donor support funded camps and programs designed to help kids express their individuality through creativity and play. It also enabled innovative research to develop new mobility and communication devices, emerging clinical therapies for kids with autism, as well as ground-breaking education materials and treatments in the world of pediatric concussion. Donations also provided respite and financial support to families in need.

Areas of Funding for $7.3M Granted Research 23%

Client & Family Centred Care 22%

Research Institute Core Funding 20%

Community Resources 16%

Teaching & Learning 16%

Participation & Inclusion 3%

Sources of Fundraising Revenue for $9.14M Major Gifts – Foundations 54%

Special Events 19%

Major Gifts – Individuals 10%

Major Gifts – Corporations 9%

Other Community Giving 8%

Your Donations Create a Brighter Future for Kids with Disabilities The following is a summary of Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital Foundation’s audited financial statements for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2015. To obtain a copy, please visit hollandbloorviewfoundation.ca or call 416-424-3809. STATEMENT OF OPERATIONS AND FUND BALANCES REVENUES

2014-15 Total $

2013-14 Total $

7,574,869 1,569,706 6,812,854 15,957,429

3,652,390 1,681,594 6,423,948 11,757,932

2,129,334 540,024 307,436 2,976,794

2,207,154 612,444 539,345 3,358,943

12,980,635

8,398,989

Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital

7,293,487

6,054,277

Excess of revenues over operating expenses and distributions before the undernoted

5,687,148

2,344,712

Unrealized investment income

1,661,824

6,368,480

Total excess of revenues over operating expenses and distributions

7,348,972

8,713,192

2014 Total $ 93,065,591 7,348,972 100,414,563

2013 Total $ 84,352,399 8,713,192 93,065,591

OPERATING EXPENSES Salaries and benefits Administration Fundraising activities Total

The giving spirit of the holiday season was amplified when The Rogers Foundation made a generous gift of $275,000 to the Virtual Reality Therapy program at Holland Bloorview.

EQUIPMENT

3

60

Donations and bequests Special events Realized investment income Total

STATE-OF ART

FROM BANGLADESH & S. KOREA

5 GRAD

Igniting Fitness Possibilities offers a unique inclusive approach to promoting healthy and active lifestyles in children. The program aims to get kids hooked on daily exercise by discovering and participating in a variety of enjoyable physical activities over a 17-week period. By bringing children together – both with and without disabilities – in an environment where coaches encourage their development,

kids also have the opportunity to build new friendships while increasing their confidence and self-esteem.

NEW

'HUMMERS'

40

FOLD

FOLD

FOLD

inside spread

20

Thanks to a generous $95,000 gift from the Lillian and Don Wright Foundation, two exciting areas of research at Holland Bloorview will go further in their efforts to change the world for kids with disabilities. From this gift, $50,000 has benefitted Dr. Virginia Wright’s Lokomat research, while $45,000 has advanced Dr. Elaine Biddiss’ Virtual Reality Therapy project.

David and Lynn Coriat, Champions of Childhood Disability, have generously donated $350,000 to BLOOM, including their $50,000 gift this year. BLOOM is a unique how-to magazine on parenting children with disabilities and an education and support resource for others associated with childhood disability.

Excess of revenues over operating expenses before the undernoted DISTRIBUTIONS

FUND BALANCES The E. & G. Odette Foundation, along with a personal gift from Ed Odette, gave $25,000 to support innovative research at Holland Bloorview’s Concussion Centre.

Balance beginning of year Net increase/(decrease) in year Balance end of year

Endowed 82,022,255 5,592,723 87,614,978

Restricted 3,759,223 183,215 3,942,438

General 7,284,113 1,573,034 8,857,147

The Tobon-Davila Family

15-06-11 11:09 AM


0

Signature Events Motivating Change

Scotiabank Supports Pediatric Concussion Research The Concussion Centre at Holland Bloorview is one of the first Centres in the world to focus on pediatric concussion research and education. A concussion can be scary. When a child sustains a concussion, parents immediately look for information on what to do and where to go.

Chefs from An Evening of Possibility

An Evening of Possibility The Irish have a wise proverb that says, “Laughter is brightest in the place where the food is.” Thanks to the culinary direction of Arron Barberian and Bob Bermann of Barberian’s Steak House, An Evening of Possibility saw Holland Bloorview transform into an intimate space filled with laughter, inspiration, and generosity – all shared over delectable artisanal dishes that were hand-crafted by 16 Canadian culinary greats. Donors and sponsors went above and beyond this year to help raise more than $440,000 that will help kids with disabilities. Since 2007, An Evening of Possibility has raised more than $3.6 million for Holland Bloorview Foundation.

Co-presenting Sponsors

Chef Feature Sponsors

Menu of Possibility Matching Sponsor

Reception Sponsor

Westdale Properties

Valet Sponsor

Table Sponsors Cisco The Coriat Family Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP Susanne Holland Lafarge Canada Inc. Mackenzie Investments Miller Thomson LLP Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP Real Matters Rogers Scotiabank TD Commercial Banking

Red Carpet Sponsor Foyston, Gordon & Payne Inc.

Wildeboer Dellelce LLP Lerners LLP

Program Sponsor

Previous research conducted by the Holland Bloorview Concussion Centre shows that between 10 and 15 per cent of all youth hockey players will experience a concussion during the season. The Centre is developing treatments and tools to help kids recover faster, as two to three players on every hockey team in the province will be sidelined by a concussion this year alone.

Pantry Sponsor Pusateri’s Fine Foods and Catering

Talia and Chris

The WB Family Foundation’s New Commitment

Wine Sponsors Da Capo Wines Henry of Pelham Norman Hardie Winery Stratus Wines

Media Partners City The Globe and Mail

CHALLENGE

Holland Bloorview Soccer Challenge On September 9, over 100 soccer enthusiasts laced up their cleats and descended onto the pitches at Downsview Park to participate in the inaugural Holland Bloorview Soccer Challenge. Spearheaded by longtime supporter and former Foundation Board Chair Nitin Kawale, the event raised $60,000 for kids with disabilities. The friendly afternoon of competition saw 12 corporate teams give it their all for a good cause, and included special appearances from hockey legends Darryl Sittler, Brad May and Ric Nattress who participated as part of CISCO’s All Star Team. Members of the Toronto FC also Martin participated in this inaugural event.

Dr. Chau and the WB Family Foundation Board

In 2008, the Infinity Centre for Access Innovations was in the very creative mind of Dr. Tom Chau. He had a clear vision to create the world’s first interdisciplinary Centre dedicated to helping develop solutions for kids who are unable to communicate because of severe disabilities, but he needed the support of donors to transform it into a reality. The WB Family Foundation, with its mandate to help Canadians by supporting innovations in medical research, education and health care, knew right away that there was a spark of something special in Dr. Chau’s work. They generously committed a $1 million gift to fund his research.

In five short years, the Infinity Centre for Access Innovations has grown to become one of the world’s preeminent research hubs on access technology projects with 45 Masters and PhD students and more than 100 Undergrad students trained. The Centre has produced an unprecedented volume of research, with Dr. Chau co-authoring 115 journal articles relating to research advancements.

“One of our key priorities when giving is to ensure that we can measure the results. We have seen first-hand the impact of our initial gift and have absolute faith in the momentum that the research will continue to move forward,” says Ms. Beamish.

“With any initiative, you can have all the wherewithal, but you really need the right individuals to lead in order to create the solution you’re trying to achieve,” she adds. “I am just “We made that commitment seven years ago so thrilled that Dr. Chau continues to have the and watched along the way all the successes vision to move forward and I anticipate the day when all kids – regardless of disability – that Dr. Chau had,” says Heather Beamish, are given the opportunity to communicate.” President of the WB Family Foundation. The Foundation was so inspired by this success RESULTS that they have stepped up once again. With the potential for new advancements within the next five years that would see some of the Infinity Centre for Access Innovations’ communication devices become commercially available on a wider scale, Ms. Beamish says that this was the perfect time to renew the WB Family Foundation’s support of Dr. Chau’s work with yet another astounding $1 million gift.

Igniting Fitness Possibilities for Kids of All Abilities When Canadian tennis star Milos Raonic made his first visit to Holland Bloorview in 2013, he had an inkling that it would not be his last. Raonic is a Holland Bloorview supporter who, through his namesake foundation, is deeply committed to removing any barriers that prevent children from living their fullest and most healthy lives. Milos and JJ So naturally, when Raonic learned about Holland Bloorview’s Igniting Fitness Possibilities program, he immediately knew that this was a program after his own heart. “Holland Bloorview is an amazing hospital. It is a place where I can make a direct impact on kids with disabilities. The Igniting Fitness Possibilities program is so important because it gets kids moving and physically active, while helping to meet their social needs. Ultimately, the idea is to teach them what my parents taught me – that few things are out of their reach,” says Milos Raonic.

Ernst & Young

SO CCER

FND_15_AR_4panel fold out_FIN6.indd 2

Chris and Dr. Keightley

As a proud supporter of hockey, Scotiabank’s $600,000 gift has allowed Holland Bloorview to develop a concussion handbook and education programs to provide the most up-to-date information on the management of youth concussion. The aim is to demystify concussion recovery and increase awareness about how these injuries need to be treated to best promote a healthy return to activity for children and youth.

“We are proud to support the concussion research at Holland Bloorview,” says John Doig, Chief Marketing Officer at Scotiabank. “This type of Canadian innovation will really make a difference in the lives of kids and families across the country and Scotiabank is excited to be a partner in making it possible.”

45MASTERS & PhD STUDENTS

100 STUDENTS

UNDERGRAD

INTERNS FROM AUSTRALIA, UNITED KINGDOM, UNITED STATES & CHINA

POST-DOCS

STUDENTS

NOW FULL SCIENTISTS/PROFESSORS

WITH OWN LABS

The Milos Raonic Foundation put out a call to action and challenged donors to rally around this vital new recreation program. The response to his challenge was overwhelming. Before the campaign was through, $100,000 had successfully been raised for Igniting Fitness Possibilities, with $50,000 coming from The Milos Raonic Foundation. It delighted Raonic to learn that his challenge had motivated donors to give so generously to the program. He continues to be a champion for the program, believing it enriches the lives of kids with disabilities, and says they deserve as many opportunities as possible to live an active lifestyle. National Bank, another significant donor to Igniting Fitness Possibilities, pledged a $100,000 gift through its One for Youth program. National Bank supports the program as it creates a positive impact in the communities it serves by embodying a strong commitment to child and youth wellness. Currently, the program is able to reach 7,000 children across the Toronto area. “Our hope is that this program will expand to reach as many children as possible. Eventually, if it can go national, we would be thrilled,” says Rob Sainsbury, the managing director of Investment Banking at National Bank. As a program that is designed to be sustainable, hope for growth is a very real possibility thanks to the support of visionary donors like The Milos Raonic Foundation and National Bank.

Change Makers

DOZEN

DELIVERED TO FAMILIES ACROSS PROVINCE & PARTS OF CANADA

7

INTERNATIONAL

KEYNOTE ADDRESS

115

JOURNAL ARTICLES

80

100

The Financials This year, donor support funded camps and programs designed to help kids express their individuality through creativity and play. It also enabled innovative research to develop new mobility and communication devices, emerging clinical therapies for kids with autism, as well as ground-breaking education materials and treatments in the world of pediatric concussion. Donations also provided respite and financial support to families in need.

Areas of Funding for $7.3M Granted Research 23%

Client & Family Centred Care 22%

Research Institute Core Funding 20%

Community Resources 16%

Teaching & Learning 16%

Participation & Inclusion 3%

Sources of Fundraising Revenue for $9.14M Major Gifts – Foundations 54%

Special Events 19%

Major Gifts – Individuals 10%

Major Gifts – Corporations 9%

Other Community Giving 8%

Your Donations Create a Brighter Future for Kids with Disabilities The following is a summary of Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital Foundation’s audited financial statements for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2015. To obtain a copy, please visit hollandbloorviewfoundation.ca or call 416-424-3809. STATEMENT OF OPERATIONS AND FUND BALANCES REVENUES

2014-15 Total $

2013-14 Total $

7,574,869 1,569,706 6,812,854 15,957,429

3,652,390 1,681,594 6,423,948 11,757,932

2,129,334 540,024 307,436 2,976,794

2,207,154 612,444 539,345 3,358,943

12,980,635

8,398,989

Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital

7,293,487

6,054,277

Excess of revenues over operating expenses and distributions before the undernoted

5,687,148

2,344,712

Unrealized investment income

1,661,824

6,368,480

Total excess of revenues over operating expenses and distributions

7,348,972

8,713,192

2014 Total $ 93,065,591 7,348,972 100,414,563

2013 Total $ 84,352,399 8,713,192 93,065,591

OPERATING EXPENSES Salaries and benefits Administration Fundraising activities Total

The giving spirit of the holiday season was amplified when The Rogers Foundation made a generous gift of $275,000 to the Virtual Reality Therapy program at Holland Bloorview.

EQUIPMENT

3

60

Donations and bequests Special events Realized investment income Total

STATE-OF ART

FROM BANGLADESH & S. KOREA

5 GRAD

Igniting Fitness Possibilities offers a unique inclusive approach to promoting healthy and active lifestyles in children. The program aims to get kids hooked on daily exercise by discovering and participating in a variety of enjoyable physical activities over a 17-week period. By bringing children together – both with and without disabilities – in an environment where coaches encourage their development,

kids also have the opportunity to build new friendships while increasing their confidence and self-esteem.

NEW

'HUMMERS'

40

FOLD

FOLD

FOLD

inside spread

20

Thanks to a generous $95,000 gift from the Lillian and Don Wright Foundation, two exciting areas of research at Holland Bloorview will go further in their efforts to change the world for kids with disabilities. From this gift, $50,000 has benefitted Dr. Virginia Wright’s Lokomat research, while $45,000 has advanced Dr. Elaine Biddiss’ Virtual Reality Therapy project.

David and Lynn Coriat, Champions of Childhood Disability, have generously donated $350,000 to BLOOM, including their $50,000 gift this year. BLOOM is a unique how-to magazine on parenting children with disabilities and an education and support resource for others associated with childhood disability.

Excess of revenues over operating expenses before the undernoted DISTRIBUTIONS

FUND BALANCES The E. & G. Odette Foundation, along with a personal gift from Ed Odette, gave $25,000 to support innovative research at Holland Bloorview’s Concussion Centre.

Balance beginning of year Net increase/(decrease) in year Balance end of year

Endowed 82,022,255 5,592,723 87,614,978

Restricted 3,759,223 183,215 3,942,438

General 7,284,113 1,573,034 8,857,147

The Tobon-Davila Family

15-06-11 11:09 AM


0

Signature Events Motivating Change

Scotiabank Supports Pediatric Concussion Research The Concussion Centre at Holland Bloorview is one of the first Centres in the world to focus on pediatric concussion research and education. A concussion can be scary. When a child sustains a concussion, parents immediately look for information on what to do and where to go.

Chefs from An Evening of Possibility

An Evening of Possibility The Irish have a wise proverb that says, “Laughter is brightest in the place where the food is.” Thanks to the culinary direction of Arron Barberian and Bob Bermann of Barberian’s Steak House, An Evening of Possibility saw Holland Bloorview transform into an intimate space filled with laughter, inspiration, and generosity – all shared over delectable artisanal dishes that were hand-crafted by 16 Canadian culinary greats. Donors and sponsors went above and beyond this year to help raise more than $440,000 that will help kids with disabilities. Since 2007, An Evening of Possibility has raised more than $3.6 million for Holland Bloorview Foundation.

Co-presenting Sponsors

Chef Feature Sponsors

Menu of Possibility Matching Sponsor

Reception Sponsor

Westdale Properties

Valet Sponsor

Table Sponsors Cisco The Coriat Family Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP Susanne Holland Lafarge Canada Inc. Mackenzie Investments Miller Thomson LLP Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP Real Matters Rogers Scotiabank TD Commercial Banking

Red Carpet Sponsor Foyston, Gordon & Payne Inc.

Wildeboer Dellelce LLP Lerners LLP

Program Sponsor

Previous research conducted by the Holland Bloorview Concussion Centre shows that between 10 and 15 per cent of all youth hockey players will experience a concussion during the season. The Centre is developing treatments and tools to help kids recover faster, as two to three players on every hockey team in the province will be sidelined by a concussion this year alone.

Pantry Sponsor Pusateri’s Fine Foods and Catering

Talia and Chris

The WB Family Foundation’s New Commitment

Wine Sponsors Da Capo Wines Henry of Pelham Norman Hardie Winery Stratus Wines

Media Partners City The Globe and Mail

CHALLENGE

Holland Bloorview Soccer Challenge On September 9, over 100 soccer enthusiasts laced up their cleats and descended onto the pitches at Downsview Park to participate in the inaugural Holland Bloorview Soccer Challenge. Spearheaded by longtime supporter and former Foundation Board Chair Nitin Kawale, the event raised $60,000 for kids with disabilities. The friendly afternoon of competition saw 12 corporate teams give it their all for a good cause, and included special appearances from hockey legends Darryl Sittler, Brad May and Ric Nattress who participated as part of CISCO’s All Star Team. Members of the Toronto FC also Martin participated in this inaugural event.

Dr. Chau and the WB Family Foundation Board

In 2008, the Infinity Centre for Access Innovations was in the very creative mind of Dr. Tom Chau. He had a clear vision to create the world’s first interdisciplinary Centre dedicated to helping develop solutions for kids who are unable to communicate because of severe disabilities, but he needed the support of donors to transform it into a reality. The WB Family Foundation, with its mandate to help Canadians by supporting innovations in medical research, education and health care, knew right away that there was a spark of something special in Dr. Chau’s work. They generously committed a $1 million gift to fund his research.

In five short years, the Infinity Centre for Access Innovations has grown to become one of the world’s preeminent research hubs on access technology projects with 45 Masters and PhD students and more than 100 Undergrad students trained. The Centre has produced an unprecedented volume of research, with Dr. Chau co-authoring 115 journal articles relating to research advancements.

“One of our key priorities when giving is to ensure that we can measure the results. We have seen first-hand the impact of our initial gift and have absolute faith in the momentum that the research will continue to move forward,” says Ms. Beamish.

“With any initiative, you can have all the wherewithal, but you really need the right individuals to lead in order to create the solution you’re trying to achieve,” she adds. “I am just “We made that commitment seven years ago so thrilled that Dr. Chau continues to have the and watched along the way all the successes vision to move forward and I anticipate the day when all kids – regardless of disability – that Dr. Chau had,” says Heather Beamish, are given the opportunity to communicate.” President of the WB Family Foundation. The Foundation was so inspired by this success RESULTS that they have stepped up once again. With the potential for new advancements within the next five years that would see some of the Infinity Centre for Access Innovations’ communication devices become commercially available on a wider scale, Ms. Beamish says that this was the perfect time to renew the WB Family Foundation’s support of Dr. Chau’s work with yet another astounding $1 million gift.

Igniting Fitness Possibilities for Kids of All Abilities When Canadian tennis star Milos Raonic made his first visit to Holland Bloorview in 2013, he had an inkling that it would not be his last. Raonic is a Holland Bloorview supporter who, through his namesake foundation, is deeply committed to removing any barriers that prevent children from living their fullest and most healthy lives. Milos and JJ So naturally, when Raonic learned about Holland Bloorview’s Igniting Fitness Possibilities program, he immediately knew that this was a program after his own heart. “Holland Bloorview is an amazing hospital. It is a place where I can make a direct impact on kids with disabilities. The Igniting Fitness Possibilities program is so important because it gets kids moving and physically active, while helping to meet their social needs. Ultimately, the idea is to teach them what my parents taught me – that few things are out of their reach,” says Milos Raonic.

Ernst & Young

SO CCER

FND_15_AR_4panel fold out_FIN6.indd 2

Chris and Dr. Keightley

As a proud supporter of hockey, Scotiabank’s $600,000 gift has allowed Holland Bloorview to develop a concussion handbook and education programs to provide the most up-to-date information on the management of youth concussion. The aim is to demystify concussion recovery and increase awareness about how these injuries need to be treated to best promote a healthy return to activity for children and youth.

“We are proud to support the concussion research at Holland Bloorview,” says John Doig, Chief Marketing Officer at Scotiabank. “This type of Canadian innovation will really make a difference in the lives of kids and families across the country and Scotiabank is excited to be a partner in making it possible.”

45MASTERS & PhD STUDENTS

100 STUDENTS

UNDERGRAD

INTERNS FROM AUSTRALIA, UNITED KINGDOM, UNITED STATES & CHINA

POST-DOCS

STUDENTS

NOW FULL SCIENTISTS/PROFESSORS

WITH OWN LABS

The Milos Raonic Foundation put out a call to action and challenged donors to rally around this vital new recreation program. The response to his challenge was overwhelming. Before the campaign was through, $100,000 had successfully been raised for Igniting Fitness Possibilities, with $50,000 coming from The Milos Raonic Foundation. It delighted Raonic to learn that his challenge had motivated donors to give so generously to the program. He continues to be a champion for the program, believing it enriches the lives of kids with disabilities, and says they deserve as many opportunities as possible to live an active lifestyle. National Bank, another significant donor to Igniting Fitness Possibilities, pledged a $100,000 gift through its One for Youth program. National Bank supports the program as it creates a positive impact in the communities it serves by embodying a strong commitment to child and youth wellness. Currently, the program is able to reach 7,000 children across the Toronto area. “Our hope is that this program will expand to reach as many children as possible. Eventually, if it can go national, we would be thrilled,” says Rob Sainsbury, the managing director of Investment Banking at National Bank. As a program that is designed to be sustainable, hope for growth is a very real possibility thanks to the support of visionary donors like The Milos Raonic Foundation and National Bank.

Change Makers

DOZEN

DELIVERED TO FAMILIES ACROSS PROVINCE & PARTS OF CANADA

7

INTERNATIONAL

KEYNOTE ADDRESS

115

JOURNAL ARTICLES

80

100

The Financials This year, donor support funded camps and programs designed to help kids express their individuality through creativity and play. It also enabled innovative research to develop new mobility and communication devices, emerging clinical therapies for kids with autism, as well as ground-breaking education materials and treatments in the world of pediatric concussion. Donations also provided respite and financial support to families in need.

Areas of Funding for $7.3M Granted Research 23%

Client & Family Centred Care 22%

Research Institute Core Funding 20%

Community Resources 16%

Teaching & Learning 16%

Participation & Inclusion 3%

Sources of Fundraising Revenue for $9.14M Major Gifts – Foundations 54%

Special Events 19%

Major Gifts – Individuals 10%

Major Gifts – Corporations 9%

Other Community Giving 8%

Your Donations Create a Brighter Future for Kids with Disabilities The following is a summary of Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital Foundation’s audited financial statements for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2015. To obtain a copy, please visit hollandbloorviewfoundation.ca or call 416-424-3809. STATEMENT OF OPERATIONS AND FUND BALANCES REVENUES

2014-15 Total $

2013-14 Total $

7,574,869 1,569,706 6,812,854 15,957,429

3,652,390 1,681,594 6,423,948 11,757,932

2,129,334 540,024 307,436 2,976,794

2,207,154 612,444 539,345 3,358,943

12,980,635

8,398,989

Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital

7,293,487

6,054,277

Excess of revenues over operating expenses and distributions before the undernoted

5,687,148

2,344,712

Unrealized investment income

1,661,824

6,368,480

Total excess of revenues over operating expenses and distributions

7,348,972

8,713,192

2014 Total $ 93,065,591 7,348,972 100,414,563

2013 Total $ 84,352,399 8,713,192 93,065,591

OPERATING EXPENSES Salaries and benefits Administration Fundraising activities Total

The giving spirit of the holiday season was amplified when The Rogers Foundation made a generous gift of $275,000 to the Virtual Reality Therapy program at Holland Bloorview.

EQUIPMENT

3

60

Donations and bequests Special events Realized investment income Total

STATE-OF ART

FROM BANGLADESH & S. KOREA

5 GRAD

Igniting Fitness Possibilities offers a unique inclusive approach to promoting healthy and active lifestyles in children. The program aims to get kids hooked on daily exercise by discovering and participating in a variety of enjoyable physical activities over a 17-week period. By bringing children together – both with and without disabilities – in an environment where coaches encourage their development,

kids also have the opportunity to build new friendships while increasing their confidence and self-esteem.

NEW

'HUMMERS'

40

FOLD

FOLD

FOLD

inside spread

20

Thanks to a generous $95,000 gift from the Lillian and Don Wright Foundation, two exciting areas of research at Holland Bloorview will go further in their efforts to change the world for kids with disabilities. From this gift, $50,000 has benefitted Dr. Virginia Wright’s Lokomat research, while $45,000 has advanced Dr. Elaine Biddiss’ Virtual Reality Therapy project.

David and Lynn Coriat, Champions of Childhood Disability, have generously donated $350,000 to BLOOM, including their $50,000 gift this year. BLOOM is a unique how-to magazine on parenting children with disabilities and an education and support resource for others associated with childhood disability.

Excess of revenues over operating expenses before the undernoted DISTRIBUTIONS

FUND BALANCES The E. & G. Odette Foundation, along with a personal gift from Ed Odette, gave $25,000 to support innovative research at Holland Bloorview’s Concussion Centre.

Balance beginning of year Net increase/(decrease) in year Balance end of year

Endowed 82,022,255 5,592,723 87,614,978

Restricted 3,759,223 183,215 3,942,438

General 7,284,113 1,573,034 8,857,147

The Tobon-Davila Family

15-06-11 11:09 AM


0

Signature Events Motivating Change

Scotiabank Supports Pediatric Concussion Research The Concussion Centre at Holland Bloorview is one of the first Centres in the world to focus on pediatric concussion research and education. A concussion can be scary. When a child sustains a concussion, parents immediately look for information on what to do and where to go.

Chefs from An Evening of Possibility

An Evening of Possibility The Irish have a wise proverb that says, “Laughter is brightest in the place where the food is.” Thanks to the culinary direction of Arron Barberian and Bob Bermann of Barberian’s Steak House, An Evening of Possibility saw Holland Bloorview transform into an intimate space filled with laughter, inspiration, and generosity – all shared over delectable artisanal dishes that were hand-crafted by 16 Canadian culinary greats. Donors and sponsors went above and beyond this year to help raise more than $440,000 that will help kids with disabilities. Since 2007, An Evening of Possibility has raised more than $3.6 million for Holland Bloorview Foundation.

Co-presenting Sponsors

Chef Feature Sponsors

Menu of Possibility Matching Sponsor

Reception Sponsor

Westdale Properties

Valet Sponsor

Table Sponsors Cisco The Coriat Family Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP Susanne Holland Lafarge Canada Inc. Mackenzie Investments Miller Thomson LLP Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP Real Matters Rogers Scotiabank TD Commercial Banking

Red Carpet Sponsor Foyston, Gordon & Payne Inc.

Wildeboer Dellelce LLP Lerners LLP

Program Sponsor

Previous research conducted by the Holland Bloorview Concussion Centre shows that between 10 and 15 per cent of all youth hockey players will experience a concussion during the season. The Centre is developing treatments and tools to help kids recover faster, as two to three players on every hockey team in the province will be sidelined by a concussion this year alone.

Pantry Sponsor Pusateri’s Fine Foods and Catering

Talia and Chris

The WB Family Foundation’s New Commitment

Wine Sponsors Da Capo Wines Henry of Pelham Norman Hardie Winery Stratus Wines

Media Partners City The Globe and Mail

CHALLENGE

Holland Bloorview Soccer Challenge On September 9, over 100 soccer enthusiasts laced up their cleats and descended onto the pitches at Downsview Park to participate in the inaugural Holland Bloorview Soccer Challenge. Spearheaded by longtime supporter and former Foundation Board Chair Nitin Kawale, the event raised $60,000 for kids with disabilities. The friendly afternoon of competition saw 12 corporate teams give it their all for a good cause, and included special appearances from hockey legends Darryl Sittler, Brad May and Ric Nattress who participated as part of CISCO’s All Star Team. Members of the Toronto FC also Martin participated in this inaugural event.

Dr. Chau and the WB Family Foundation Board

In 2008, the Infinity Centre for Access Innovations was in the very creative mind of Dr. Tom Chau. He had a clear vision to create the world’s first interdisciplinary Centre dedicated to helping develop solutions for kids who are unable to communicate because of severe disabilities, but he needed the support of donors to transform it into a reality. The WB Family Foundation, with its mandate to help Canadians by supporting innovations in medical research, education and health care, knew right away that there was a spark of something special in Dr. Chau’s work. They generously committed a $1 million gift to fund his research.

In five short years, the Infinity Centre for Access Innovations has grown to become one of the world’s preeminent research hubs on access technology projects with 45 Masters and PhD students and more than 100 Undergrad students trained. The Centre has produced an unprecedented volume of research, with Dr. Chau co-authoring 115 journal articles relating to research advancements.

“One of our key priorities when giving is to ensure that we can measure the results. We have seen first-hand the impact of our initial gift and have absolute faith in the momentum that the research will continue to move forward,” says Ms. Beamish.

“With any initiative, you can have all the wherewithal, but you really need the right individuals to lead in order to create the solution you’re trying to achieve,” she adds. “I am just “We made that commitment seven years ago so thrilled that Dr. Chau continues to have the and watched along the way all the successes vision to move forward and I anticipate the day when all kids – regardless of disability – that Dr. Chau had,” says Heather Beamish, are given the opportunity to communicate.” President of the WB Family Foundation. The Foundation was so inspired by this success RESULTS that they have stepped up once again. With the potential for new advancements within the next five years that would see some of the Infinity Centre for Access Innovations’ communication devices become commercially available on a wider scale, Ms. Beamish says that this was the perfect time to renew the WB Family Foundation’s support of Dr. Chau’s work with yet another astounding $1 million gift.

Igniting Fitness Possibilities for Kids of All Abilities When Canadian tennis star Milos Raonic made his first visit to Holland Bloorview in 2013, he had an inkling that it would not be his last. Raonic is a Holland Bloorview supporter who, through his namesake foundation, is deeply committed to removing any barriers that prevent children from living their fullest and most healthy lives. Milos and JJ So naturally, when Raonic learned about Holland Bloorview’s Igniting Fitness Possibilities program, he immediately knew that this was a program after his own heart. “Holland Bloorview is an amazing hospital. It is a place where I can make a direct impact on kids with disabilities. The Igniting Fitness Possibilities program is so important because it gets kids moving and physically active, while helping to meet their social needs. Ultimately, the idea is to teach them what my parents taught me – that few things are out of their reach,” says Milos Raonic.

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As a proud supporter of hockey, Scotiabank’s $600,000 gift has allowed Holland Bloorview to develop a concussion handbook and education programs to provide the most up-to-date information on the management of youth concussion. The aim is to demystify concussion recovery and increase awareness about how these injuries need to be treated to best promote a healthy return to activity for children and youth.

“We are proud to support the concussion research at Holland Bloorview,” says John Doig, Chief Marketing Officer at Scotiabank. “This type of Canadian innovation will really make a difference in the lives of kids and families across the country and Scotiabank is excited to be a partner in making it possible.”

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The Milos Raonic Foundation put out a call to action and challenged donors to rally around this vital new recreation program. The response to his challenge was overwhelming. Before the campaign was through, $100,000 had successfully been raised for Igniting Fitness Possibilities, with $50,000 coming from The Milos Raonic Foundation. It delighted Raonic to learn that his challenge had motivated donors to give so generously to the program. He continues to be a champion for the program, believing it enriches the lives of kids with disabilities, and says they deserve as many opportunities as possible to live an active lifestyle. National Bank, another significant donor to Igniting Fitness Possibilities, pledged a $100,000 gift through its One for Youth program. National Bank supports the program as it creates a positive impact in the communities it serves by embodying a strong commitment to child and youth wellness. Currently, the program is able to reach 7,000 children across the Toronto area. “Our hope is that this program will expand to reach as many children as possible. Eventually, if it can go national, we would be thrilled,” says Rob Sainsbury, the managing director of Investment Banking at National Bank. As a program that is designed to be sustainable, hope for growth is a very real possibility thanks to the support of visionary donors like The Milos Raonic Foundation and National Bank.

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The Financials This year, donor support funded camps and programs designed to help kids express their individuality through creativity and play. It also enabled innovative research to develop new mobility and communication devices, emerging clinical therapies for kids with autism, as well as ground-breaking education materials and treatments in the world of pediatric concussion. Donations also provided respite and financial support to families in need.

Areas of Funding for $7.3M Granted Research 23%

Client & Family Centred Care 22%

Research Institute Core Funding 20%

Community Resources 16%

Teaching & Learning 16%

Participation & Inclusion 3%

Sources of Fundraising Revenue for $9.14M Major Gifts – Foundations 54%

Special Events 19%

Major Gifts – Individuals 10%

Major Gifts – Corporations 9%

Other Community Giving 8%

Your Donations Create a Brighter Future for Kids with Disabilities The following is a summary of Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital Foundation’s audited financial statements for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2015. To obtain a copy, please visit hollandbloorviewfoundation.ca or call 416-424-3809. STATEMENT OF OPERATIONS AND FUND BALANCES REVENUES

2014-15 Total $

2013-14 Total $

7,574,869 1,569,706 6,812,854 15,957,429

3,652,390 1,681,594 6,423,948 11,757,932

2,129,334 540,024 307,436 2,976,794

2,207,154 612,444 539,345 3,358,943

12,980,635

8,398,989

Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital

7,293,487

6,054,277

Excess of revenues over operating expenses and distributions before the undernoted

5,687,148

2,344,712

Unrealized investment income

1,661,824

6,368,480

Total excess of revenues over operating expenses and distributions

7,348,972

8,713,192

2014 Total $ 93,065,591 7,348,972 100,414,563

2013 Total $ 84,352,399 8,713,192 93,065,591

OPERATING EXPENSES Salaries and benefits Administration Fundraising activities Total

The giving spirit of the holiday season was amplified when The Rogers Foundation made a generous gift of $275,000 to the Virtual Reality Therapy program at Holland Bloorview.

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Igniting Fitness Possibilities offers a unique inclusive approach to promoting healthy and active lifestyles in children. The program aims to get kids hooked on daily exercise by discovering and participating in a variety of enjoyable physical activities over a 17-week period. By bringing children together – both with and without disabilities – in an environment where coaches encourage their development,

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Thanks to a generous $95,000 gift from the Lillian and Don Wright Foundation, two exciting areas of research at Holland Bloorview will go further in their efforts to change the world for kids with disabilities. From this gift, $50,000 has benefitted Dr. Virginia Wright’s Lokomat research, while $45,000 has advanced Dr. Elaine Biddiss’ Virtual Reality Therapy project.

David and Lynn Coriat, Champions of Childhood Disability, have generously donated $350,000 to BLOOM, including their $50,000 gift this year. BLOOM is a unique how-to magazine on parenting children with disabilities and an education and support resource for others associated with childhood disability.

Excess of revenues over operating expenses before the undernoted DISTRIBUTIONS

FUND BALANCES The E. & G. Odette Foundation, along with a personal gift from Ed Odette, gave $25,000 to support innovative research at Holland Bloorview’s Concussion Centre.

Balance beginning of year Net increase/(decrease) in year Balance end of year

Endowed 82,022,255 5,592,723 87,614,978

Restricted 3,759,223 183,215 3,942,438

General 7,284,113 1,573,034 8,857,147

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This runway show by lauded designer Zac Posen was spearheaded by Suzanne Rogers’ Fashion for Passion Foundation and raised $150,000 for Holland Bloorview.

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RBC Wealth Management & RBC Insurance;

The Menkes Charity Golf Classic teed off to support Holland Bloorview Foundation for the first time, raising $62,500 for kids with disabilities.

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Many generous corporate partners support Change for Kids. Thanks to our Founding Partners: City, Great Wolf Lodge and Scotiabank. Additional thanks to Cadillac Fairview, Canadian Tire, Captivate, Cineplex, Corus Entertainment, The Globe and Mail, Metroland, Rogers, Pattison Outdoor Advertising, Sport Chek, Tim Hortons, Trillium Automobile Dealers Association and the Toronto Star.

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Country music star Gord Bamford presented a $10,000 cheque to support music therapy at the Hospital.

Chief Executive Officer; Co-Chief Investment Officer; Senior Portfolio Manager at Sprott Asset Management.

GMP Securities, a loyal supporter of Holland Bloorview Foundation events and initiatives since 1996, made a significant gift to the Change for Kids campaign, bringing their lifetime giving to $350,000.

Staff and campers from Camp Manitou raised $8,500 and donated their time to help keep the Spiral Garden in tip-top shape.

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The Change for Kids campaign raised $580,000.

See more kid fundraisers, celebrities and partners at hollandbloorviewfoundation.ca.

To view our donors online please go to hollandbloorview.ca/donor_list

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Holland Bloorview welcomed a visit from some Blue Jays stars who put their skills to the test in a game of wheelchair baseball. Jays Care Foundation also provided financial support for Holland Bloorview’s Busy Bodies program.

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Throughout 2015, donors can contribute to this initiative, which BNN and The Globe and Mail monitor and report on quarterly. Updates are posted regularly at changeforkids.ca.

Neil Selfe, Board Director and Chair of Change for Kids, has made a significant impact at Holland Bloorview since joining the Board in 2012. As the founder of INFOR Financial Group, he is a leader in both business and charitable work. Neil engaged corporations and individuals in all aspects of the campaign, including the new Change for Kids Investor Challenge. The Selfe Family Neil recruited the investment managers and got business media interests involved. Neil, his wife Chrisula and their children are all enthusiastically involved in changing the world for kids with disabilities.

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Three of Canada’s top investment managers have committed to help kids with disabilities by applying their skills and passion to grow invested funds donated by Change for Kids Investor Challenge donors for a period of one year, from January 1 to December 31, 2015.

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The Ethel V. Leaver Foundation gives $3.5 million to Holland Bloorview There is a lot of history between the Leaver family and Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital. Dianne Richards, niece of Ethel V. Leaver, tells the story of how the family of longtime donors saw their connection to Holland Bloorview deepen in the 1970s, when a young family member was injured in an accident that resulted in a lengthy rehabilitation. This family has never forgotten the profound ways in which Holland Bloorview helped them recover. Now, the family has made a generous commitment to help change the lives of thousands of other children with disabilities. The Ethel V. Leaver Foundation donated a $3.5 million gift to Holland Bloorview to benefit autism research and to create the George, Ethel and Joyce Leaver Inpatient Unit. On behalf of the Leaver family and Foundation, Ms. Richards says, “We want the best for all the children at Holland Bloorview. I hope we can help as many children Joyce Leaver as possible.”

The Biggar Endowment Reaches Goal

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Bob Armstrong and Doug Biggar have been friends since their school days. While one pursued a career in finance, the other began a career in medicine. Years later, they would reunite, volunteering and working for Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital. A former medical director of the Hospital, Dr. Biggar was an early pioneer in the use of the steroid deflazacort in the treatment of kids with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, while Bob raised money for the Hospital and stewarded the invested assets of the Foundation, which today are valued at $100 million. In 2012, with Doug thinking about retirement and Bob ending his long years of service on the Foundation’s Board of Directors, the idea of The Biggar Endowment emerged. Doug worked on the vision and objectives of the endowment while Bob was busy raising money with other friends of Dr. Biggar, including The Ward Family Foundation and The Harold E. Ballard

Foundation, who were significant donors in the early days of the endowment.

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In December 2014, The Biggar Endowment reached its goal of raising $1 million thanks to a spirited matching campaign by the Armstrong family. Friends and client families spared no effort to rally for the cause. In addition to 116 individual contributions, the concert event Music Heals has raised more than $106,000 for the endowment over the past three years.

You will likely notice that our report to donors looks different this year, but we know that you will quickly see that the heart of it remains the same. As always, this report is more than just a retrospective look at the ways your generosity helped shape our year. It is a celebration of change. As donors who support Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital Foundation, you make every day an opportunity to change the world for kids with disabilities.

Funding from The Biggar Endowment will help clinical investigators, like Dr. Laura McAdam, develop innovative programming to empower youth with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy to live fulfilling and rewarding lives.

You make change possible. Come and walk through Holland Bloorview with us. You will see the profound impact of your commitment. Your support inspires our clinicians, scientists and staff who work tirelessly to create a better world for kids with disabilities. Most importantly, you help nurture every child and family that comes to Holland Bloorview. You give them more hope for the future.

An improved quality of life does not happen overnight. First, kids with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy need to believe it is possible. Then it will take a communal effort by the young person with muscular dystrophy and a network of supportive family, friends, physicians, health care professionals and service providers to make it happen. Many lives have been extended thanks to Dr. Biggar’s deflazacort treatment and his compassionate care of kids and families. One day Dr. Biggar may fully retire, but The Biggar Endowment will guarantee, for all time, that new and innovative strategies are developed for young people with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. This will ensure that they receive the support they need to have a better quality of life and live healthier, happier lives.

In December, Holland Bloorview Foundation launched a new Change for Kids digital fundraising campaign. Inspired by the health care teams at Holland Bloorview who change lives every day, Change for Kids gave people an opportunity to honour those who make a difference in their lives. The campaign focused on the #HBYOUfie, a new way to take a simple photo or video and turn it into a show of gratitude for the people around us who change our lives. Tennis star Milos Raonic created a #HBYOUfie and encouraged others to do the same. Milos Raonic Chatelaine’s Editor-in-Chief, Karine Ewart, donated and challenged her readers to create their own #HBYOUfie while Mitchell, a Holland Bloorview Ambassador, raised $1,700 for Change for Kids at his school.

This report is just the beginning of our conversation. When you visit the Foundation website, you will see more stories about the donors and partners who gave to Holland Bloorview this year with a heartfelt generosity that is truly inspirational. Thank you for everything you do to change the world for kids with disabilities.

Tracey Bailey President and CEO Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital Foundation

Jason Smith Chair, Board of Directors Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital Foundation

This year, Spirit Halloween raised more than $42,000 from in-store donations, and has raised an incredible $130,000 since 2011 for the Change for Kids campaign. Liam

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