MISSISSAUGA, ON, August 20, 2015 — BDO Canada, a leading accounting, tax and advisory firm, donated $30,000 today to help fund the purchase of specialized treatment equipment and services for children and youth with disabilities and special needs at ErinoakKids.
“ErinoakKids is proud and honoured to accept this generous donation today from our community supporters at BDO Canada’s Mississauga office,” said ErinoakKids’ President and CEO Bridget Fewtrell. “With demand for our programs increasing at 10 percent per year, extraordinary fundraising efforts like this help us continue to offer the critical programming and services that so many of our clients need to live happy, healthy lives.”
This year marks the eighth year BDO Canada’s Mississauga office has supported a non-profit organization as part of their mandate to give back to their local communities. Over eight years, they have raised more than $300,000 for a range of causes. Earlier this spring, staff selected ErinoakKids as their charity of choice for the event.
“ErinoakKids provides services to over 9,000 children and youth each year within the Peel region alone,” said Peter Campbell, Managing Partner of BDO’s Mississauga office. “It’s an honour for us to have the opportunity to support an organization that positively impacts the lives of so many.”
Money raised from the event will be earmarked for equipment and resources for the new Mississauga site, as part of ErinoakKids’ $20 million In My Dreams
fundraising campaign for three new sites set to open in spring 2017. The new sites – one in Brampton, a second in Oakville and a third in Mississauga, will bring together in one location, therapy, medical and support services for children and youth with disabilities. The Brampton site will also house what will be Ontario’s largest respite centre for children who are medically fragile/technology dependent, have complex care requirements, or autism.
Today’s event, which featured 10-pin bowling, a silent auction and raffle, raised $30,000 to date for ErinoakKids.
ErinoakKids Centre for Treatment and Development is Ontario’s largest children’s treatment centre, serving more than 15,000 children and youth annually who have physical and developmental disabilities, autism, communication disorders, blindness/low vision and hearing loss. Our mission is to help our clients achieve optimal levels of independence, learning, health and well-being. Serving Halton, Peel, Dufferin — and, for some services, Waterloo and Wellington — ErinoakKids has approximately 650 staff and 11 sites from which we provide a comprehensive array of assessment, medical, therapy and support services that help children and their families. For more information about ErinoakKids please visit www.ErinoakKids.ca
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Update October 29: BDO Canada has donated a total of $43,469 to ErinoakKids