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Centre for Child Development and Foundation

2008 - 2009

Annual Report

Report from the Board Chair and CEO of KidsAbility In 2008, we completed the KidsAbility 2020 vision and long-term plan. With broad input from staff, parents, partners and Board members, we identified four key initiatives that will set the fundamental strategic direction to 2020. 1. Supporting the “Life Journey” of the children and families we serve by working in partnership with parents and others. 2. Nurturing a Knowledge Organization by generating knowledge about outcomes and healthy child development that will be openly shared and of benefit to all service providers, families and stakeholders. 3. Enhancing Service Delivery by improving access to services and reaching out to where families live, learn, work and play in the communities we serve. 4. Identifying and Mobilizing Talent through the key talent pools and skills required for sustainable success in serving our clients. During the past year we, started to implement our long-term plan with some very positive and exciting steps:

• Establishing a partnership with the new McMaster University

Medical School in Kitchener. Medical students will receive training at KidsAbility sites and we will have access to knowledge and resources that will help us become a leading knowledge-based organization.

• The KidsAbility Centre of Excellence continues as a focal point

for translating research into practice within KidsAbility and we believe that it will become a recognized leader in research and best practices for children with special needs.

• A parent network has developed to help parents connect and


BOARD OF DIRECTORS Gary Pooley (Chair) Louise Leonard (Vice-Chair) Steve Hendry (Secretary) Bill Weiler (Treasurer) Arisa Alexanian Bruce Antonello Mark Beadle Sue Hallman Jan Hayward Bobbi Holte Ingrid Pregel Mike Rhiger Penny Smiley Dr. Janet Speight Stephen Swatridge Lisa Talbot Terry Wilson

share information and ideas for mutual support. This will become an important part of the “Life Journey” of our families.

While stable and sustainable government funding continues to be a challenge, we continue to work with the provincial government to ensure that children with special needs are a priority and that the impact of population growth in this region on the demand for services is recognized. We are also reviewing how we deliver services to ensure that our limited resources are used as effectively as possible. Thanks to the extraordinary efforts of our staff, volunteers, supporters and partners, we continue to improve the “life journey” of children with special needs and their families.

Gary Pooley President and Board Chair


Stephen Swatridge Chief Executive Officer

KidsAbility clients in Guelph took part in a “Leader In Training Group” where the participants helped with many tasks around the community. Pictured left to right are: Briele Lapalme, Talia Baskin-Kesselman, Ben Confirzi, Alicia Stirling, Rachael Barber and Kyle Gregg.

Highlights from Client Services • KidsAbility provided a broad range of services to over

4,100 clients based on our philosophy of family-centered care. The children we serve have complex needs and many require a multidisciplinary approach to address their diverse conditions.

• We focused on enhanced service delivery through the

identification of the need for a Developmental Pediatrician, looking at innovation in managing wait lists and working on Accreditation for the fall of 2009.

• We nurtured a knowledge-based organization by building John Milloy, Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities is presented with a toy stethoscope by Guelph Ambassador, Claire, celebrating the partnership between KidsAbility and McMaster University Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine

our partnerships with the University of Waterloo School of Pharmacy and McMaster University Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine as well as continuing our work with our Centre of Excellence in best practices, knowledge sharing and knowledge translation.

J. Speight MD Director of Medical Services

Highlights from Volunteer Services • This year 383 volunteers provided support at KidsAbility sites in Cambridge, Guelph and Waterloo.

• The Waterloo Resource Centre opened

evenings with a new focus on developing programs and services for parents and caregivers of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

• Our Resource Centres saw 1,097 family memberships.

Volunteer Service Award Recipients

Annie Crump Coordinator, Volunteer & Resource Services

(Left to Right) Front Row: Paulene Doerr (15 yr), Stacey Burnett (10 yr), Beverly Davidson (5 yr), Annie Crump Back Row: Caroline Yeomans, Gay Booth (5 yr) , Norah O’Leary (5 yr), Dawn Murphy (10 yr) , Judy Winterburn (30 yr) , Trudy VanDoormaal (10 yr), Stephen Swatridge


Report from the Board Chair and Executive Director Kidsability Foundation KidsAbility Foundation’s Board of Directors has been dedicated to raising both financial support and public awareness in assisting KidsAbility - Centre for Child Development fulfill its mission. We have had a very busy and successful year, setting new annual highs for donations received for both our Kid’s Can’t Wait Campaign and our Endowment Campaign. We are very grateful to the wonderful donors, volunteers and community partners who share our vision. Our 2008/2009 Kid’s Can’t Wait Campaign raised over $1-million. A very special thank you to our incredible Kid’s Can’t Wait Ambassadors Ammaarah Rehman, Philip Denison and Claire Stultz. Our ambassadors and their very supportive parents were a tremendous asset to our team, sharing their stories of hope and triumph.

served by KidsAbility. Thank you to Mike Collins, General Manager of Rogers, Kitchener Radio Group for your outstanding support.

KidsAbility Foundation

BOARD OF DIRECTORS Sue Hallman (Chair) Bryan Stewart (Past Chair) Doug Letson (Vice Chair) Bob Blowes (Treasurer) John Lynch (Secretary) Sheila Ainsworth Cindy Bridge Michele Doktor Dan Girardi John Griggs Wayne Kemick Elaine Ormston Melanie Pastorius Gary Pooley Lisa Talbot Stephen Swatridge Ron Weiler Eleanor Yach

The 4th Annual Kid’s Can’t Wait Radiothon held on April 3, 2009 raised $248,336 in Honourary Members support of programs and Bob Collins-Wright services at KidsAbility. A big Clay Hall* thank you to 96.7 CHYM, KIX John Martin* 106.7, 570 News, Rogers Norm McKee TV and Rogers daytime Ray Millard for taking our message Dick Pedlar* of hope to engage our * deceased community. Our Radiothon allows us the opportunity to make a positive difference in our community by highlighting the services of KidsAbility that enhance the future of the children

Sue Hallman, Chair


In 2004 KidsAbility Foundation embarked upon a $10-million Endowment Campaign aimed at providing a necessary source of income. This year we celebrated a historic $1-million Endowment Campaign gift, pledged by the late Fred Stork and his wife Ruth Stork. This represents the largest gift ever received by KidsAbility and to honor their philanthropic spirit, the Pavilion at KidsAbility in Waterloo has been renamed the “Fred and Ruth Stork Pavilion.” Unfortunately, Fred passed away in October, not long after the Stork’s pledged their support. To-date, approximately $5-million has been pledged to the Endowment Campaign to help KidsAbility meet the needs of local children and their families. To our Foundation Board members who have served our community over the past year, we thank you for your leadership and commitment to our mission in raising both financial support and awareness for the work of KidsAbility. From all of us, Board members, staff and especially the kids, we thank all of our donors and volunteers for making a big difference in the lives of the children who receive services at KidsAbility.

Lisa Talbot, Executive Director

KidsAbility School Authority Update • We developed a Mission and Vision Statement for KidsAbility School.

• We provided an Early Years Specialized Education Program

that combines education and therapy for children with developmental, physical and/or communication disabilities for identified clients at the Waterloo and Cambridge sites, and planned for future school services at the Guelph site.

• We provided educational programming consultation for

identified children attending community schools in the Waterloo Region.

• We fostered a positive, supportive and collaborative work-

ing relationship with school staff, KidsAbility staff, families, personnel from local District School Boards and community agencies to enhance our work with students and families.

Justin Heimpel, School Authority Chair

KidsAbility School


Justin Heimpel (Chair) Sharon McMorran (Past Chair) Doug Morris (Vice Chair) Tim Forler Linda Hendry Mary Helen Frawley Pat Cunningham Nanci McKenzie (Secretary/Principal) Joanne Cotter (Treasurer) Tania Buko (Administrative Assistant)

Nanci McKenzie, Principal


Thank You to our Generous Kids Can’t Wait Donors Gifts from Rotary Clubs

Don McIntyre Willie and Diana Ritzmann Fred and Charlene Schiedel Peter Etril Snyder ◊ Eleanor and David Yach

Kitchener-Conestoga $75,000 Kitchener $45,000 Cambridge Times Rotary Classic Run

$2,500 - $4,999

(Supported by the Rotary Clubs of Cambridge)

$41,582 Kitchener-Westmount $30,000 Waterloo $29,312 Kitchener-Grand River $23,000 Guelph $15,934 Guelph-Wellington $6,800 Fergus-Elora $5,000 Fergus-Elora Rotary Club Foundation $1,000

Individual Donors $20,000 - $29,999 Nelson and Ruth Kraus

$10,000 - $19,999

Sue and Jim Hallman Tom and Kathy Hallman

$5,000 - $9,999

Ellen Berlet Manfred and Penny Conrad Dianne McIntyre Ross Dixon Brian Fisher and Nancy Paul Dave Forwell Barry and Shirley Humphrey Rick and Debbie Landry Melanie Marsland and Rupert Hanson Rick and Nancy Martin


Betty Argue Nancy Day and Mark Aagaard Bob and Judi Blowes Alex and Trish Brown Dr. and Mrs. Blair Haley Jonathan Kaufman Paul Marshall Eve and Steve Menich Erick Traplin ◊

$1,000 - $2,499

Jean Aoun Bob and Judy Astley Eric Beam Martha and Matt Beckermann Scott Beech and Cindy Lebold Bob and Noreen Blake John and Anne Blasman Cindy and James Bridge Marguerite Brooke Emilian and Daniela Burca Bob and Lavonne Collins-Wright Sandra and Graham Dare Eleanor and Richard Denison Michele and Rick Doktor Brian and Diana Doody Glen and Joan Dyrda Mark Eamer Ralph and Phyllis Forbes Michael and Susan Furey Dan and Stella Girardi Bruce Gordon Janice Gregson Keith Gummow Effie Hemmerly Judy Hemmerly Nancy and Jake Hiebert Bobbi and Jason Holte Gerry and Margaret Hooper David and Judy Horman Rebecca Irwin Doug and Diane Jones Jim and Lee Kay Wayne and Tammy Kemick Sonya Knipfel ◊ Hartman and Brenda Krug Dr. and Mrs. Michael Lawrie Louise Leonard Charlotte and Martin Levene Gary Levene and Deborah Eisenberg Jim and Rhonda Locke John and Mary Lynch Mary MacNamara Sharon and Ron Martin Walter and Florence Martin

KidsAbility Alumni Katie Harnock (above) and Leah Robinson (below) represented Team Canada in the 2008 Beijing Paralympic Games: Katie in wheelchair basketball, and Leah in track. Steven and Susan McDowell Neville and Margaret Monteith Doreen and Bill Motz Fred and BettyLou Nightingale Elaine and Charlie Ormston Ray and Gwen Pedersen Howard and Rosemary Pell Gary and Karen Pooley Harvey and Sandra Reid Walter and Barbara Reidl Mike Rhiger Jean and Gordon Riedlinger Jonathan Rigby Dr. Jodi Rosner and Andrew Rosner Harold and Violet Seegmiller Dianne and Richard Shepherd Alison and Rick Smerchinski Susan and Stewart Smith Douglas and Bernice Steep Bryan and Joan Stewart Jim and Lisa Talbot Rod Goetz and Denise Theroux Ellen Todd George and Jean Uhrig Duane Wadel Carol Wilhelm Dr. Ian and Mrs. Terry Wilson Elizabeth and Cam Witmer Les and Elva Zehr Harold and Carolyn Zister ◊ ◊ Gift in Kind

Corporate Donors $20,000 - $29,999

Boston Pizza Waterloo Spaenaur Inc. Tanem Developments Ltd.

$10,000 - $19,999

FoxNet Manulife Financial Northfield Racquet Club Morty’s Pub

$5,000 - $9,999

Adventure Guide Inc. CIBC Dakon Construction Ltd. Electri-Tech Services Inc. HSBC Bank Canada Images in Colour Inc. Molly Blooms Franchises Inc. Open Text Corporation TD Canada Trust Tri-City Packaging Ltd. Trussler Properties Ltd. Win-Leader Corp. WINMAR

$2,500 - $4,999

AECON Industrial Barrday, Inc. Borden Cold Storage Limited Grobe Nursery Limited Kenmore Homes (K-W) Inc. Scotiabank The Co-operators

$1,000 - $2,499

Glenridge Equipment Corporation Gloplug Limited Guelph Storm Hockey Club Hood Packaging Kitchener-Waterloo Real Estate Board Inc. Magna Decoma International Manitoulin Transport Motion Specialties Kitchener MTE Consultants Inc. Paul Davis Systems Preformed Line Products Ltd. Pride Bodies Ltd. Quarry Integrated Communications Inc. Scrapping Turtle Inc. Strassburger Windows & Doors Sun Life Financial Thompson Centre for Art and Design Inc. Twin City Dwyer Printing Co. Ltd. TwinCorp Inc. Unitron Hearing Victoria Star Motors Inc. Waterloo Printing

Media Supporters 570 News 96.7 CHYM FM Cambridge Times KIX 106.7 Rogers TV and daytime Waterloo Chronicle Waterloo Region Record

(left to right): Josh Nelson and Foundation Board Member, John Lynch.

Aberdeen Homes Limited Aquahalt Inc. Arctic Packaging Best Western - St. Jacobs Country Inn Blackberry Operations RIM BMO Canadian Energy Strategies Inc. Concordia Consulting Conestoga Rovers & Associates Limited Corporate Benefit Analysts, Inc. Delions Men’s Clothier Education Credit Union Ltd. Ernst & Young LLP Fidelity Investments Canada Limited Forbes Motors Inc.

Josh Nelson and George Ayres were honoured at the President’s Reception as the recipients of the Outstanding Supporter Butterfly Award for their vast contributions to KidsAbility. Josh was the former Cambridge Ambassador and continues to be an inspiration to all. George was honoured for his long-time support of the Cambridge Times Rotary Classic Run held each year.

(left to right): George Ayres and Foundation Board Member, Dan Girardi.


Special Groups $30,000 +

Lyle S. Hallman Foundation

$20,000 - $29,999

Landscape Ontario Horticultural Trades Association

$10,000 - $19,999

City of Waterloo City of Cambridge Kitchener Rangers Jr. Hockey Club OTDA Annual Fundraiser And Charity Classic Wallenstein Feed Charitable Foundation

$5,000 - $9,999

Dave Nicholson Memorial Slo-Pitch Tournament Guelph 1KM Fun Run Guelph Wish Fund For Children Ross & Doris Dixon Charitable Foundation Sir John A. McDonald Secondary School TD Waterhouse – Private Giving Foundation The Toskan Casale Foundation Waterloo Region 911 Slo-Pitch Tournament

$2,500 - $4,999

Elma Masonic Lodge #456 Gore Mutual Insurance Company Foundation Greek Orthodox Community of Saint Peter and Paul Church Kortright Hills Public School Optimist Club of Conestogo-Winterbourne

Gift of Dreams Circle of Giving

Thank you to our Gift of Dreams Circle of Giving Donors who made a multi-year pledge of a minimum of $1,000 for three years. Glen and Joan Dyrda Dave Forwell Sue and Jim Hallman Gerry and Margaret Hooper Kitchener and Waterloo Community Foundation from the Walter and Florence Martin Fund Steven and Susan McDowell Ray and Gwen Pedersen Gary and Karen Pooley Harvey and Sandra Reid Jean and Gord Riedlinger Karen Scian Bryan and Joan Stewart Eleanor and David Yach

$1,000 - $2,499

All Saints Anglican Church BMO Staff Cambridge & North Dumfries Community Foundation Guelph Community Foundation K-W Granite Club Lions Club of Waterloo May Court Club of Kitchener-Waterloo Mersynergy Charitable Foundation Mount Forest Lions Club Optimist Club of Puslinch RBC Foundation Trellis Mental Health and Developmental Services Waterloo Region District School Board

Celebrating Hallowe’en in style is KidsAbility client Doc Daub


Jackie Prada is presented by Carol Shantz the 2008 Carol Shantz Bursary Award that is awarded to a KidsAbility alumnus who is pursuing post-secondary education.

Thank You to our Endowment Campaign Donors $300,000 +

Susan & Jim Harkins Katherine Gray Walter and Florence Martin Family Betty & Peter Sims John & Mary Ann Martin Family Ralph & Virginia Adams Memorial+ Margaret & Larry Marsland Tammy & Wayne Kemick Rick & Alison Smerchinski Corporation of the City of Kitchener Nelson & Ruth Kraus Family William H. Kaufman Joan & Bryan Stewart* Marjorie & John Acheson 50 Plus Team Cindy & Jim Bridge Family Jane G. Hill City of Waterloo Jean & Gordon Riedlinger Harvey Sims Mary & John Lynch John A. Pollock Family Florence Louise Marsland Jim & Sue Hallman Family Michele & Rick Doktor Curtis & Mary (Heath) McCone Bill & Jane Young Family Bob & Ann Miller Family+

Fred째 and Ruth Stork

$30,000 - $99,999

Estate of Stanley Drysdale Economical Insurance Group* Walter and Florence Martin Estate of William Albert Thomasing

$20,000 - $29,999

Marina Barnstijn MTD Products Limited Laurence Development LP

$10,000 - $19,999

Ruby Bennett Alex and Trish Brown Jim Harkins Rotary Club of Waterloo Bryan and Joan Stewart

$5,000 - $9,999

Michele and Rick Doktor Barry and Shirley Humphrey Kitchener and Waterloo Community Foundation 50 Plus Team Florence Louise Marsland Fund John A. Pollock Family Fund John and Mary Lynch Curtis and Mary McCone Harvey Sims Mary Anne Witzel

$72,500 $68,325 $65,600 $50,336 $50,295 $50,000 $50,000 $47,160 $46,390 $40,000 $35,000 $34,685 $30,000 $28,701 $27,700 $26,355 $25,279 $25,000 $25,000 $25,000 $20,250 $20,000 $20,000 $19,000 $10,000 $10,000 $9,633 $5,000

$2,500 - $4,999

John and Marjorie Acheson Pat Herzog Kitchener and Waterloo Community Foundation Ormston Family Fund Elaine and Charlie Ormston Jane and Bill Young

$1,000 - $2,499

Margaret Forwell GeoSyntec Consultants, Inc. Jonathan Kaufman Kitchener and Waterloo Community Foundation Audrey and Gerald Moser Mary Ann Martin Onward Manufacturing Company Paul and Joanne Straus Stephen Swatridge and Mary Flatt

Pictured (left to right): Ruth and her son Mike, and Elaine Ormston, Endowment Campaign Chair.

Donor Directed Endowment Funds

Named Endowment Funds^ Fred and Ruth Stork Family Witzel Family Economical Insurance Group* Barry & Shirley Humphrey and Family Ormston Family* Phyllis & Ralph Forbes Peter & Heather Schwartz Family MTD Products Limited

$333,333 $250,000 $200,000 $132,000 $115,548 $100,000 $80,000 $75,000

Bill Herzog Endowment Carol Shantz Bursary Roy Brown - Rotary Club of Kitchener Grand-River Bursary Mary Anne Witzel Staff Education Fund

$207,936 $29,437 $94,160 $5,000

*Donations to the KidsAbility Foundation Endowment Fund at The Kitchener and Waterloo Community Foundation. +Donations to the KidsAbility Foundation Endowment Fund at the Cambridge and North Dumfries Community Foundation. ^All named fund donors have pledged a donation of $25,000 or more. 째Deceased


Planned Gifts Anne and John Blasman Wendy and James Buder Jonathan and Judy Kaufman Heather and Bill Spall

In Memory Gifts Steve Armstrong Lila Arnold Jerome Arnold Suzanne Bevenborn Donald Bierstock Linda Bird William Blake Louis Boehm Kyle Brohman Ruth Brown Eileen Bruder Jack Carleton Wray Cline Mothers of Mr. and Mrs. Curtain Donald Daub Jean Davidson Maguire Davison Lauren Dengis William Dickson Doris Dixon Gerald Doherty Ian Dudgeon Gerald Dunkel Garnet Eichholz Jimmy Evans Ann Farrell William Faulhafer Maurice Feick Ellen Garroway Steven Gerth Kathleen Gibb Stephanie Goulart Bruce Hammer Michael Hancock John Harper John Heinrich Pearl Heldmann Bill Holland Angus Knack John Kowalski Frederick Laing Mr. Lasovic James Lawrence Cyrill Leonard Anne MacDonald Adrienne MacPherson Diane Martin Agnes McGowan Carey McInnis Arnold McWilliam Kathy Morrison Wayne Murray Paul Nabbe Robert Nix Sheila Oberholzer


John Olinski Mario Paradis Parents of George and Jean Uhrig Adam Paul William Pernfuss Howard Pippy Susan Pitcher Jack Playford Basil Ramsay Alice Roberts Janis Rorwick Mae Schildroth Don Schlegel Zachary Schmidt Selma Schmidt Darcy Schnarr Robert Sehl Lorne Seifert Maurice Shantz Henry Shykoff Jerry Smerchinski Margaret Smith Donald Smith Merv Souder Nicholas Steele Dora Stephens Doug Straus Dorothy Stricker Jean-Paul Thuot William Trick Kim Tulecki Beatrice Ullner Les Usher Jim Walker Cliff Waller Irvin Way Ivan Whiteside Theresa Wilhelm Verna Woods John Wright Clark Young

Tribute Gifts Made in Honour of: Scott Amos Cheryl Barlow Bill and Carol Barnes Mr. and Mrs. Barnes Talia Baskin-Kesselman Charles Belair Mark Bingeman Grace Blackford Mother of Georgia Bolger Tom and Pat Bradshaw Doug Brock Larry and Roseanne Brokenshire Ruby Brown Jean Butler Bennett Cadwell Andrew Chard Shirley Clairmont Ray Danbrook Fiona Davidson Donna Denison

Philip Denison Dan and Peggy Dietrich Samantha Dunnington Claude and Elaine Forler George and Shirley Forler Judy Forler Carol-Lee Fox Steven Funston Nour Gaber Elizabeth and Don Gayman Ed Gibson Dan and Stella Girardi Katherine Gray Mary Lou Gregson Arthur and Doreen Gryfe Sue Hallman John and Kathleen Hedican Jane Hill Bobbi Holte Sam and Sydnie Holte David Huck Jonathan Kaufman Wayne Kehl Peter Klausnitzer Art and Shirley Laws Reg Levesque and Nancy Tierton Abbey and Julia Lipskie Merle and William MacEachern Walter Martin Robert and Jill Mathers Ron and Louise McGill Peter McGough Sarah Morgan Scott Nevin Irene and Walter Nudyk Scott Pagan Shelagh Pigeon Ingrid Pregel Cameron Rapp Robert and Lois Reichard Kim Rouselle Adi Rubio Sebastian Salmon Dennis and Iris Slater Peter Etril Snyder Wanda Speek Dr. Janet Speight Dean Steffler Andrea and Ron Stevenson Mike, Jackie and AJ Stumpf Sandy Swann Judy Swartz George and Jean Uhrig Trent and Cadence Vasey Grace Voelker Robert and Barb Warren Guido and Christel Weber Ron and Joan Weiler Ila and Gerald Wentzlaff Gerald and Shirley Wildfang Jenny Wilson Jim and Rosemary Wright Tracy Zajac Anna Zettel

4th Annual Kids Can’t Wait Radiothon KidsAbility Foundation overtook Centre Court at Conestoga Mall with the help of media partners 96.7 CHYM, KIX 106.7, 570 News and Rogers TV for the 4th Annual Kids Can’t Wait Radiothon that was broadcast live. Parents, therapists, staff and volunteers shared stories of hope and the triumphs made possible through KidsAbility. These stories touched our generous community — stories that will not be soon forgotten. Many thanks to everyone who helped to raise an unbelievable


in support of programs and services at KidsAbility!

Matching Gift Sponsors Economical Insurance Group Kenmore Homes Open Text Corporation Scotiabank TD Canada Trust

Radiothon Sponsors Aberdeen Homes Arvanitis & Associates Dentistry by Design Brock Solutions Conestoga Rovers & Associates Electri-Tech Services Inc. Erb & Good Family Funeral Home Ernst & Young Giffen Lee LLP H.L. Staebler Co. Ltd. Home Hardware Stores Ltd. Miller Thomson LLP Morty’s Pub

George and Tara of 96.7 CHYM FM with Cambridge Ambassador Ammaarah

Rogers Kitchener Radio Group Schorn Consultants Inc. Strassburger Windows & Doors Thompson Centre for Art & Design TwinCorp Inc. Unitron Hearing

Special Promotions Capri Salon & Spa Channers Menswear Cookie Cutters Haircuts for Kids Dana Shortt Gourmet Good to Go Sandwiches Lizzy R Fashions

Media Sponsors 96.7 CHYM FM KIX 106.7 570 News Rogers TV and daytime

Gift In Kind Sponsors Conestoga Mall Mr. Sub ~ New York Fries ~ Scholar’s Choice ~ WestJet ~Conestoga Mall Vendors

KIX Chicks, Jennifer Campbell and Linda Martelli

(Left to Right) Kevin May and Brian Haase from Boston Pizza in Waterloo present a cheque for $25,000 to Susan Cook-Scheerer, co-host of Rogers daytime (centre). Accepting the significant gift is Dan Girardi and Michele Doktor, KidsAbility Foundation Board Members and Caitlin Beacock and Ambassadors Claire and Ammaarah.


Waterloo 500 Hallmark Drive, Waterloo ON N2K 3P5 Tel. 519-886-8886 • Fax 519-886-7292 Toll Free 1-888-372-2259

Cambridge c/o Chaplin Family YMCA,

250 Hespeler Road, Cambridge ON N1R 3H3 Tel. 519-621-7580 • Fax 519-621-4651

Guelph c/o West End Community Centre,

21 Imperial Road South, Guelph ON N1K 1X3 Tel. 519-780-0186 • Fax 519-780-0470

Fergus c/o Community Resource Centre,

160 St. David Street South, Fergus ON N1M 2L3 Tel. 519-787-2612 • Fax 519-843-7597

Kids Can’t Wait ... To Leap Towards A Bright Future!

Annual Campaign Co-Chairs Michele Doktor and Sue Hallman with KidsAbility Ambassadors Claire Stultz, Philip Denison and Ammaarah Rehman.

KidsAbility Foundation Financial Summary As of March 31, 2009 Revenues Donations

Undesignated Designated

















Externally endowed





Internally endowed








Investment Income







Expenses Donation to KidsAbility Centre for Child Development Salaries and Benefits


Community Foundations













Fundraising Carol Shantz Bursary



1,500 -


1,500 -

2,000 25,000









Auditors: PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

KidsAbility volunteer Diane Smith with Michelle Doughty.

KidsAbility Financial Summary As of March 31, 2009 OPERATING $


2008/09 $

2007/08 $

Revenues Grants -

Ministry of Children & Youth Services Region of W aterloo Erinoak-Autism services Erinoak-Infant Hearing Erinoak-Blind Low Vision Ontario Trillium Foundation County of W ellington

Donations Other


6,986,016 625,797 2,199,356 108,692 15,608 55,238 97,748 884,245 335,558


15,606 545

7,011,016 625,797 2,271,601 108,692 15,608 55,238 97,748 899,851 336,103

6,963,416 631,891 2,019,054 109,680 8,464 64,462 139,822 972,917 252,757





180 345,962

7,891,937 625,797 2,199,356 108,692 15,608 55,238 97,748 420,284 345,962

7,724,052 631,891 2,000,936 109,680 8,464 64,462 139,822 307,199 370,768






Program expenses Ministry of Youth & Children Services Region of W aterloo Autism services Infant Hearing Blind Low Vision Ontario Trillium Foundation County of W ellington Other Amortization


7,891,937 625,797 2,199,356 108,692 15,608 55,238 97,748 420,104






Auditors: PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP


Program Expenses


2008-2009 Annual Report  

KidsAbility Annual Report