Professor Owl’s Book Corner ~ Community News Boards ~March of Dimes ~ 24th., August 2016

 

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Rock for Dimes

This Sat Aug 27, #RFDKingston will be-a-rockin’! All the support from this fundraiser goes to our Campers Helping Campers Program, giving a summer camp experience and opportunity to adults and children with disabilities! So please come to Loughborough Lake Holiday Park from 4pm onwards and have a great time with us…

 

Kingston – August 27, 2016 Edmonton – September 18, 2016

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Opening Doors for Accessibility

Opning Doors Accessibility

 

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Don’t Miss Opening Doors for Accessibility

in Montreal on November 18, 2016!

If you are an individual living with a disability, health professional, service provider, caregiver /partner or family member, you should attend this free community resource showcase.

Opening Doors for Accessibility Montreal

 

Date:  Friday, November 18, 2016
Time:  9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Location:  

 

 Best Western Plus Downtown Montreal Hotel Europa  1240 Drummond Street, Montreal, Quebec
Fee:  Free (Donations to March of Dimes Canada are welcome)

Sessions include:

  • March of Dimes Canada AccessAbility Services
  • DesignAbility Program – Gadgets and Gizmos
  • The Difference that Music Therapy Can Make
  • Living Beyond Autism and Disability
  • Supporting First Responders in Understanding Emergency Preparedness for people with special needs
  • Employment Services for Adults with Disabilities
  • Accessible Travel and Exiting Horizons

** Event will include a continental breakfast, lunch and networking opportunities.

 

** Please note that a personal care worker will be available onsite giving out certificates of attendance to all attendees. 

** Un préposé aux soins personnels sera sur place pour distribuer des certificats de présence à tous les participants.

RSVP

Please RSVP at 1-800-263-3463 or by email at events@marchofdimes.ca. / RSVP au 1-800-263-3463 ou par courriel à events@marchofdimes.ca

** In the subject line, please be sure to identify the city where you wish to attend. 

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Assistive Mobile Technology Initiative iPad Giveaway

Ipad giveaway

 

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Edmonton & Nova Scotia, March of Dimes Canada is here for you! 

Tell us your story and win a customized iPad package with specialized apps to improve your community access and participation.

March of Dimes Canada will help Edmonton and Nova Scotia residents this fall with physical disabilities to enhance their community access and participation through the Assistive Mobile Technology Initiative by providing customized iPad tablet packages (Apple iPad tablet, a stylus and a cover/case), for up to 8 residents in each city. The iPad prize package will also include a pre-paid Apple credit card to purchase/install appropriate apps to meet their needs, for a total value of up to $1,875.

Tell us your story and win a customized iPad with apps for communication, daily living and increased independence! The goal is to share how technology assists people to increase their independence and quality of life, enhance their ability to interact or communicate with others in the community or control electronic devices in their homes.

The project will help successful applicants achieve one or more of the following:

  • Increase access to services
  • Explore or control the environment
  • Contribute to their ability to take on new leisure pursuits
  • Contribute to improving their education
  • Assist in their employment objectives
  • Assist in communication, verbal and written

** Applications for Edmonton must be received by September 7, 2016.   (see below) ** Applications for Nova Scotia must be received by October 14, 2016.   (see below)

Edmonton AMTI iPad Giveaway

 

Eligibility Criteria:

To be eligible for the Edmonton iPad tablet give away, contestants must:

  1. Be a permanent Canadian resident and the person must make his / her permanent and principal home in the Edmonton area;
  2. Be 19 years of age or over;
  3. Be a person with a permanent disability that impacts his or her ability to fully engage in activities in daily living;
  4. Explain how he or she will benefit from having a tablet in achieving a desired goal;
  5. Be of financial need. In order to be eligible for funding, the combined gross income of applicant and spouse (where applicable) cannot exceed $50,000 after allowable deductions are considered; and
  6. Be available for the presentation of the tablet at the annual Rock for Dimes Edmonton fundraiser to be held on September 18, 2016 at On The Rocks, 11740 Jasper Ave. NW, Edmonton, Alberta.

Application Forms:

Click to download the following pdf forms:  

Assistive Mobile Technology Initiative Guidelines for Edmonton  Assistive Mobile Technology Initiative Application Form for Edmonton  Assistive Mobile Technology Initiative Frequently Asked Questions for Edmonton

Applications must be received by September 7, 2016. * Terms and conditions apply. Applications can be submitted by fax, email or post. We encourage applicants to apply using email or fax, as it can take up to 9 days to receive information by Canada Post.

Si vous avez besoin des services en français, veuillez téléphoner au Programme à  1-855-660-6632.

Submit all applications and direct any inquiries to: 

March of Dimes Canada Assistive Mobile Technology Initiative       291 King Street, 3rd Floor      London ON  N6B 1R8

amti@marchofdimes.ca        Tel (toll-free): 1-855-660-6632      Fax /télécopieur: 519-432-4923

Presentation to Recipients:

The iPad packages will be presented to the selected recipients at March of Dimes Canada’s annual Rock for Dimes Edmonton fundraiser to be held on September 18, 2016 at On The Rocks, 11740 Jasper Ave. NW, Edmonton, Alberta.

Nova Scotia AMTI iPad Giveaway

 Eligibility Criteria:

To be eligible for the Nova Scotia iPad tablet give away, contestants must:

  1. Be a permanent Canadian resident and the person must make his / her permanent and principal home in the Halifax area;
  2. Be 19 years of age or over;
  3. Be a person with a permanent disability that impacts his or her ability to fully engage in activities in daily living;
  4. Explain how he or she will benefit from having a tablet in achieving a desired goal;
  5. Be of financial need. In order to be eligible for funding, the combined gross income of applicant and spouse (where applicable) cannot exceed $40,000 after allowable deductions are considered; and
  6. Be available for the presentation of the tablet at the annual Rock for Dimes Halifax fundraiser to be held on October 28, 2016 at the Cunard Centre, 961 Marginal Road, Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Application Forms:

Click to download the following pdf forms:  

Assistive Mobile Technology Initiative Guidelines for Halifax  Assistive Mobile Technology Initiative Application Form for Halifax  Assistive Mobile Technology Initiative Frequently Asked Questions for Halifax

Applications must be received by October 14, 2016. * Terms and conditions apply. Applications can be submitted by fax, email or post. We encourage applicants to apply using email or fax, as it can take up to 9 days to receive information by Canada Post.

Si vous avez besoin des services en français, veuillez téléphoner au Programme à  1-855-660-6632.

Submit all applications and direct any inquiries to: 

March of Dimes Canada Assistive Mobile Technology Initiative       291 King Street, 3rd Floor      London ON  N6B 1R8

amti@marchofdimes.ca        Tel (toll-free): 1-855-660-6632      Fax /télécopieur: 519-432-4923

Presentation to Recipients:

The iPad packages will be presented to the selected recipients at March of Dimes Canada’s annual Rock for Dimes Halifax fundraiser to be held on October 28, 2016 at the Cunard Centre, 961 Marginal Road, Halifax, Nova Scotia.

 

Assistive Mobile Technology Initiative Past Winners

March of Dimes Canada was there for residents in Nova Scotia, Montreal, Vancouver and Calgary, presenting customized tablets with specialized software/apps to improve community access and participation!

March of Dimes Canada have already helped residents with physical disabilities in the Nova Scotia, Montreal, greater Vancouver area and Calgary enhance their community access and participation through the Assistive Mobile Technology Initiative by providing customized tablets, such as iPads and Galaxy tablets, to 5-10 residents in each location. The tablets included appropriate software or apps customized to meet the needs for each person, along with someone to teach them how to use the software.

The successful candidates were awarded a tablet with customized software / apps valued up to $2,500 based on their individual needs, for a total of $15,000 per event location. The tablets were presented to selected recipients at March of Dimes Canada’s annual Rock for Dimes fundraisers in their area.

Read about all the Winners of the Calgary Assistive Mobile Technology Initiative Tablet Give Away

For more information on any of these events ~ Please use information under each event.

Or visit ~ www.marchofdimes.ca

 

 

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