Our goal is to enhance the quality of life of individuals living with spina bifida and/or hydrocephalus and to one day find a cure. The Spina Bifida & Hydrocephalus Association of Ontario (SB&H) has benefited from the generosity of corporations and foundations that take a leadership role in the fight for a better life.
The following are our top supporters for 2011 - 2012. Thanks to them, we can continue to provide information services and support programs for children, youth and adults living with the challenges of these complex conditions.
|The generosity of Green Shield Canada, a group and individual health and dental benefits program and administration specialist, is instrumental in making a positive difference in the lives of young people through the SB&H Youth in Transition program. This new program will assist 14 to 24-year-olds with spina bifida and/or hydrocephalus understand their condition, comply with daily medical routines and develop coping strategies to integrate into the school system, employment and community. Green Shield Canada’s support is vital to the development of this program to help vulnerable teens and young adults across Ontario, who face unique challenges each and every day. Teens leaving the pediatric health care system at 18 require much-needed assistance to transition to adult health care. The program will provide positive, supportive education around life skills, self-awareness, self-advocacy, employability, and appropriate community agency referrals. Thank you Green Shield Canada for enabling SB&H to empower these young people and help them reach their true potential!|
|Ronald McDonald House Charities of Canada (RMHC) is dedicated to helping children with serious illnesses or disabilities, and their families, lead happier, healthier lives. Young people across Ontario are benefiting from RMHC’s generous donation to the SB&H Kidz & Youth Book Club. The RMHC donation will be used to buy books and reprint an important out of print book. SB&H will give over 1,000 books free of charge for five to 19-year-olds who have spina bifida and/or hydrocephalus (sb/h). Using a fun, engaging, positive approach, the books are extremely valuable for readers and their families. These vital resources explain sb/h in language that young people and their siblings can understand and answer questions that they are often afraid to ask. By helping these children understand and cope with their complex, incurable conditions and enhancing their self-confidence, the books prepare them for a life in which they can thrive. Thank you RMHC for opening the door to understanding and self-acceptance through the power of the written word!|
We appreciate all contributions and would like to extend a special thank you to the many donors, not identified here, whose support enable us to achieve our goals.
Your generosity gives strength and hope to those in need.