Lansdowne Children's Centre Foundation is honoured to share that we were selected as a 2023 Canada Post Community Foundation grant recipient.
The $5,000 donation contributed to Lansdowne Children's Centre's ability to enhance the CARE camp program, adding additional evening recreation programs that included nearly 100 more children and youth clients.
The recreation programs for children and youth, ages 4 to 18 years old, who access services for communication, physical and/or developmental needs through Lansdowne, included Swim Nights, Bowling Nights, Indoor Playground Nights.
Said Sarah Thompson, manager of Recreation Services at Lansdowne Children's Centre,
"Recreation delivers programs not funded by the province. Through recreation programs, supported by generous donations like this, our children and youth clients can improve their quality of life, while having fun!"
Recreation programs in the community create a more inclusive environment, wtih full citizenship experienced by all children and youth. Participation builds confidence and capacity, and opens doors to reach mainstream offerings and lifelong committment to healthh and wellness.
Recreation programs provdie opportunity for skill building in leisure settings, and an opportunity for developing children to explore their interests and the environment around them. It's also an opportunity to make new friends and practice social skills.
Lansdowne Foundation Executive Director Jennifer White, and Senior Development Officer Candace Kingyens, represented Lansdowne Children's Centre Foundation at the cheque presentation held at the Canada Post office on Dalhousie Street in Brantford. They were joined by local Canada Post representatives John Comeau (Local Area Manager), Sheila White (Retail Lead Hand, Brantford), Shelly Drummond (Superintendent, Brantford) and Jarrett Smith (Supervisor, Brantford).
On behalf of all the children and youth who access programs, resources and services at Lansdowne Children's Centre, and their families,
Thank You to all our friends at Canada Post for your kindness and support.