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Nicholas Milojevic Walk ‘N’ Roll-A-Thon

Please join us for the Fifth Annual Nicholas Milojevic Walk 'N' Roll A-Thon. Taking place Saturday, September 12, 2020 at Professor's Lake in Brampton. Check in is at 9:00 a.m. and the Walk 'N' Roll Starts at 10 a.m. rain OR shine!


The Nicholas Milojevic Walk “N” Roll-a-Thon was inspired by this wonderful young man. Due to birth complications Nicholas had Cerebral Palsy. He fought many challenges with such strength and perseverance. No matter how difficult his day was he always had a smile for all. Without words he taught us to be more tolerant of people, to appreciate the minor things we are given and to have a better understanding of disabilities.

At an early age he took a liking to Nascar and eventually to #24 Jeff Gordon. When he heard that number and name he was so excited and just kept looking at the tv, he knew a race or a recording of a race would be played for him. He liked a few things but this was his 24/7 and he could not take his eyes off the screen and just looked for the #24 car. 

He had such an infectious smile and sparkling blue eyes. From this we came up with a motto "Sunshine like your smile and blue skies like your blue eyes". Wanting all individuals with disabilities to have sunshine and blue skies in their every day.

Nicholas passed away in August of 2014 at the age of 22. His memory will be kept alive through this and other fundraising for CP. He has inspired us and we hope he inspires all of you reading this to join us in remembering him and raising funds for individuals with CP.


* PLEASE NOTE - DUE TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC & SOCIAL DISTANCING GUIDELINES, THIS EVENT MAY CHANGE IN FORMAT (TIME CHANGE, STAGGERED START etc...) OR BECOME A VIRTUAL EVENT - TIME WILL TELL

Purchase tickets and/or make a donation with the form linked below:

https://www.canadahelps.org/en/charities/ontario-federation-for-cerebral-palsy/events/nicholas-milojevic-walk-n-roll-a-thon-2/

OFCP Annual Scholarship Award Nominations 2020

The Ontario Federation for Cerebral Palsy has long been involved in advocating and promoting awareness, understanding and acceptance of persons with physical disabilities, as well as assisting individuals to develop to their utmost potential.
 
OFCP is pleased to announce the following Scholarship Awards for 2020:

  • Eric Waldron Scholarship Award 2020
  • Nicholas Milojevic Scholarship Award 2020
  • John Stone Sports Achievement Award 2020

We would appreciate your support and interest in promoting our award
scholarships to interested families and students. For more information regarding award nominations, please click here.

Applications should be received no later than Friday, August 21, 2020.

During this time, applications and reference letters cannot be received by postal mail (email or online only). You can complete and submit the application (including support letters) through email or online. 

Please click here for more information.

If you have any questions or require additional information, please contact our OFCP Awards Committee:

Email: cathy@ofcp.ca

How One Company is Helping Individuals with a Hearing Impairment

In response to the Covid-19 pandemic a building contractor from Mississauga created a new foundation dedicated to making masks for the community! After starting this new endeavour, they became aware of the need for special masks for those who are deaf or hard of hearing and could really benefit from being able to see facial expressions and lip read to assist in communication. To order masks follow the link below.

https://www.thecomofoundation.ca/masks-available

The Como Foundation was also featured in a CTV news story.

https://toronto.ctvnews.ca/ontario-man-making-masks-specifically-for-the-hearing-impaired-1.4995460

Registration for Service Canada Webinars

Service Canada is offering free webinars from 7 July, 2020 to 30 July, 2020 to provide information about federal government programs and services that could benefit your clients - including Indigenous peoples, seniors, persons with disabilities, families, youth, workers (including self-employed individuals), employers and newcomers.

Join from anywhere! The presentations are delivered via WebEx technology, with the audio portion provided via telephone. Choose to attend the webinars that are most relevant to you and your clients, the webinar schedule and topics are outlined below.
 

COVID-19 Support for Workers Review types of Employment Insurance benefits, the Canada Emergency Response Benefit, the actions required for maintaining benefits, earnings while on claim and other resources to support return to work endeavours.  In collaboration with Employment Ontario and Canada Revenue Agency.
 
July 09
July 16
July 23
July 30
COVID-19 Support for Employers and Service Delivery Partners This webinar provides an overview of the work-sharing agreement, special measures implemented during the COVID-19 pandemic, financial support for your employees or clients. In collaboration with Employment Ontario and Canada Revenue Agency.
 
 
July 07
July 14
July 21
July 28
 
Services for Seniors In this presentation you will find information about financial programs and other services offered by Service Canada for Seniors and their caregivers. The session will also provide general information about Service Canada that may be of interest to Seniors.
 
July 08
July 22
Services for Newcomers In this webinar you will receive information on Service Canada's programs and services of interest to Newcomers. The goal of the session is to assist Newcomers in understanding and accessing Government of Canada benefits and programs.
 
July 15
July 29

To register please email EDSC.SERVICECANADADIRECT-SERVICECANADALIVE.ESDC@servicecanada.gc.ca

Great Canadian Giving Challenge

Thank you for another amazing Great Canadian Giving Challenge! 

We are pleased to announce that this year’s giving challenge helped raise a total of $27,576,578 for charities- that is 92% more than last year!

We are pleased to congratulate Sistering - A Woman’s Place, from Toronto, as the winner of this year’s Great Canadian Giving Challenge and the $20,000 grand prize! Thank you for everyone that contributed to this amazing cause.

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ONLINE RESOURCES:



NORTH YORKERS FOR DISABLED PERSONS (NYDP)
COVID-19 DAILY UPDATES:

https://www.nydp.ca/covid-19-updates.html


CANADA Government COVID-19 INFO:
https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/coronavirus-disease-covid-19.html

ONTARIO Government COVID-19 INFO:
Ontario cases status updated twice a day, at 10:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. ET.

https://www.ontario.ca/page/2019-novel-coronavirus


City of TORONTO COVID-19 UPDATES:
https://www.toronto.ca/home/covid-19



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