Trillium Automobile Dealers Association

Trillium Automobile Dealers Association

October 28, 2013 08:30 ET

The New Car Dealers of Ontario Announce a $1M Gift to Help Establish the World's First Concussion Research Centre

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Oct. 28, 2013) - Tomorrow, The Trillium Automobile Dealers Association (TADA), which represents the new car dealers of Ontario, is announcing its $1 million dollar gift to the Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital to help establish the world's first Concussion Research Centre, as part of its ongoing commitment to support the communities its dealer members serve Ontario-wide. The announcement will take place at 10:00 AM at the Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital, 150 Kilgour Road Toronto, Ontario, Canada M4G 1R8. All media are invited to attend.

Holland Bloorview serves approximately 7,000 children from all across Ontario each year, with about 600 inpatient admissions and 58,000 outpatient visits. Holland Bloorview is a world-class teaching hospital fully affiliated with the University of Toronto. It trains future health-care specialists in the field of childhood disability. The Bloorview Research Institute is located onsite, allowing them to integrate cutting-edge research and teaching with frontline care to improve children's quality of life.

"The Trillium Automobile Dealers Foundation (TADF) is proud to extend its long standing commitment to the communities its members serve throughout the province of Ontario, with this landmark gift to the Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital -- a remarkable hospital with an established history of helping kids and their families through clinical care, information and advanced research", says Todd Bourgon, Executive Director of the Trillium Automobile Dealers Association, "On behalf of the New Car Dealers of Ontario, we are very excited to play an integral role in the establishment of the Bloorview Concussion Research Centre."

In the short term, this gift will help to launch a concussion centre serving an estimated 4,000 kids a year. It will provide rapid response to appropriate treatments for kids who have suffered a concussion. Another priority will be to train more therapists and other health care professionals to conduct assessments and provide appropriate treatment. It will also help deliver quality information to hundreds of thousands of parents, coaches, kids, doctors and others involved in kids' sports as quickly as possible through Concussion Connect.

In the long-term, this gift will help to transform the way concussions are managed locally, nationally and internationally. A key goal is to shorten the timeline on delivery of technologies and treatments to market, by as much as two years.

"We are thrilled Trillium Automobile Dealers Association has stepped up, in a big way, to be the first community partner to help us tackle kids concussion," said Tracey Bailey, President and CEO, Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital Foundation. "We are grateful for their $1-million gift, and excited to partner with this truly exceptional group of new car dealers, doing such great things in local communities across Ontario."

The Trillium Automobile Dealers Association (TADA) represents over 1,000 new car dealers in Ontario. Established over 100 years ago, TADA members must all adhere to a strict code of ethics and must be members in good standing of the Ontario Motor Vehicle Industry Council (OMVIC). TADA works on behalf of its dealer members to establish fair practices, lobby government, support communities and build awareness and foster good will towards new car dealers in Ontario. TADA is the host to the Canadian International AutoShow, Canada's largest consumer show.

Contact Information

  • Media Contact:
    Todd Bourgon
    Executive Director, TADA
    toddb@tada.ca
    (647) 456-5772 (DIRECT for media ONLY)