SOURCE: New Holland Bloorview

New Holland Bloorview

May 24, 2016 13:45 ET

New Holland Bloorview $2.3 Million Matching Campaign Doubles Donation Impact for Kids With Disabilities

TORONTO, ON--(Marketwired - May 24, 2016) - Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital Foundation has announced a $2.3 million matching campaign to fund high-impact programs and services for kids with disabilities.

The IMPACT Matching Campaign is funded by The Coriat Family, The Slaight Family Foundation and La Fondation Emmanuelle Gattuso, who will match donations to Holland Bloorview over the next two years, up to $2.3 million.

"Holland Bloorview helps kids embrace independence," said David Coriat, whose daughter Jessica benefitted from Holland Bloorview's care and their many programs and services. "We couldn't be happier to be a partner in this campaign."

"There's no greater leader in childhood disability than Holland Bloorview," said Gary Slaight, President and CEO of The Slaight Family Foundation. "By supporting this campaign, you're opening up a world of possibilities for kids with disabilities."

"We've seen the difference Holland Bloorview makes," said Emmanuelle Gattuso, whose foundation supports several health and cultural organizations. "We've seen kids transform under their care; we've seen their personalities come to life as their confidence soars. That's why we're delighted to support this campaign."

By giving to the IMPACT Matching Campaign, every donor's gift will be doubled to support Holland Bloorview's Impact Fund, which makes the following programs and services possible:

  • Transition to Adulthood: a new strategy to transform the journey to adulthood for kids with disabilities by breaking through barriers and developing new partnerships and programs.
  • Client and Family-Centred Care Programs: online resources such as BLOOM that provides information about caring for kids with special needs, and the Therapeutic Clown Program that helps kids with pain management and provides warmth and laughter to clients, families and staff.
  • The Family Support Fund: financial aid for families of kids with special needs, including funds for special equipment, transportation and medications.
  • Music, Arts, Life-Skills and Respite Services: programming that lets kids be expressive, creative and independent.
  • Centres for Leadership: through the integration of clinical, research and education initiatives, these Centres for Leadership advance care every day for kids with disabilities.

Through the IMPACT Matching Campaign, and the support of our generous donors, Holland Bloorview is creating a world of possibilities for kids with disabilities and will help them move forward with confidence, independence and pride.

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Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital Foundation raises funds in the community for Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital. Holland Bloorview is Canada's largest children's rehabilitation teaching hospital. The hospital pioneers treatments, technologies, therapies and real-world programs that give children with disabilities the tools to participate in life to the fullest. For more information, visit:

Contact Information

  • Media Contact:

    Erin Johnston
    Senior Communications and Engagement Associate
    Holland Bloorview Foundation