About Us

Our Mission

The Children's Rehabilitation Foundation raises funds to improve the lives of children who access services provided by the Rehabilitation Centre for Children.


For all children to have the support required to realize their abilities.

Who we are
The Children’s Rehabilitation Foundation is a Manitoba charity, dedicated to helping children with disabilities and special needs be as independent as possible. We are the fund raising arm for the Rehabilitation Centre for Children (RCC). The Centre is an outpatient facility providing rehabilitation services and specialized health clinics for children and youth who live with life-long conditions. Every year, over 22,000 visits are made to RCC. For more information about RCC, click here.


What we do
The Foundation raises funds - through special events, grants and donations - to improve the lives of children who access services provided by the Rehabilitation Centre for Children. 

Our vision is for all children to have the support required to realize their abilities. Children with disabilities and special needs should have the same opportunities as other children to learn, play and grow.

The Foundation funds specialized equipment and adapted recreation programs to help them do so. Equipment and programs funded by the Foundation include:

• Mobility equipment like lightweight wheelchairs and specialty walkers

• Speaking and communication devices

• Educational technology equipment, such as laptops and specialty software

• Specialized recreation equipment, such as modified bicycles and sporting devices

• Home health equipment such as commodes and shower chairs

• Adapted recreation programs, such as Cooking Clubs, Summer Camps and Saturday Night For Teens program.

To learn more about our funding allocations, please contact Christine Schollenberg, Executive Director, by clicking here. 

Who we help

The Children’s Rehabilitation Foundation is committed to helping children living in Manitoba, Northwestern Ontario, Nunavut and parts of Saskatchewan who live with disabilities and special needs. For these children, daily activities such as getting dressed, eating meals, going to school and playing with friends are challenging and filled with obstacles.

We need your help!

The Children’s Rehabilitation Foundation is 100% supported through private donations, grants and special events. We need your help to continue helping children living with special needs and disabilities. With your support, the Foundation can continue to purchase equipment children need to be more independent and fund adapted recreation programs that enhance their social and life skills. Our goal is to have no child waiting to receive equipment they need.


Contact CRF

633 Wellington Crescent
Winnipeg Manitoba R3M 0A8

tf: 1 (888) 855-KIDS (5437)
ph: (204) 475-5073
fx: (204) 453-5182

e: info@crf.mb.ca

Charitable #10445 5811 RR0001

Career Opportunity

Accounting Specialist
22.5 - 30 hours per week
Application deadline: May 20th at 4pm

Donate Online

Children living with special needs have goals and dreams as all children do, but often need some additional help to reach them. Please consider an online donation that will Help One More Child.

Volunteer Board of Directors

Pat McNeil, President
Glenn Crook, Vice-President
Joey Enright, Treasurer
Shelly Wiseman, Secretary
Dr. Archie Cooper, Chair Allocations
Jane Daniels
Sandra Oakley
Gary Bachman
Dave Reader
Brad Kramble
Richard Rice
Peter Garagan
Grant Skinner
Wayne Rivers

Bhadrash Bhatt

CRF Staff

Christine Schollenberg
Executive Director
Adell Gauthier
Fund Development and Event Coordinator
Carole Gingera Kowalchuk
Communications and Marketing Coordinator
Alexis Nicholson
Executive Assistant/Volunteer Coordinator
Svetlana Artemchuk
Accounting Specialist

Tracy Price
Accounting Assistant
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Please visit the Rehabilitation Centre for Children website for more information.
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