Connect Learning Centre

October 01, 2010 14:38 ET

Make a Positive Change in Your Community: Non-Profit CLC Needs Urgent Support to Win up to $1,000,000 From Aviva

MISSISSAUGA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Oct. 1, 2010) - Connect Learning Centre (CLC), a non-profit organization working to provide adults with disabilities basic life skills training is competing with 78 organizations across Canada for a chance to share $1,000,000 from the Aviva Community Fund. CLC provides programs geared towards making a difference in the lives of people affected by a disability beyond the scope of existing agencies. CLC bridges the gap between the services offered today that simply offer "group" support to one that offers a more "personalized" environment, to acquire the skills that allow one to be able to live independently in the community.

Winning this funding from Aviva is vital for CLC. The organization urges those who have a passion for helping others, revitalizing communities and aiding in the recovery of patients to vote now for CLC,

Initial voting begins October 4th to November 26th, 2010. Semi-final voting is from December 2nd to December 15th and judging of the 30 finalists will take place from December 20th to January 24th with the winners being announced on January 25th. The Aviva Community Fund will fund one finalist from each group (small, medium and large) across 7 main idea categories, starting with the highest ranked.

To vote, you must register first
Once you have registered and signed into the site all that is required is a click of the Vote button. A maximum of 10 votes per round are permitted and only one vote, per idea, per day. You may support multiple ideas or use them all for one idea. During the Semi-final round in December a donation button will be added to the Aviva Website that will allow supporters and other members of the public to make donations to those applicants that are created by, or affiliated with, registered charities.

CLC has submitted their project idea "Transforming Limits" in the Education category. Melanie Cooper, Operating Director is quoted saying, "This is an opportunity for us to get funding to offer this program that will provide skills to promote independence, community connections as well as workshops on self-esteem, confidence, and employability". For more details on CLC's proposal and to vote, please visit 

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Connect Learning Centre (CLC) at or visit social media sites Twitter connectlearn and Facebook

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