Congrats to our Air Canada Raffle Winner!

January 25, 2018

Congratulations to our Air Canada raffle winner M Morris with winning ticket #1530!

Thank you to the Air Canada Foundation for generously donating the tickets to the foundation’s Ride for Children’s Rehabilitation snowmobile event.

Stories, updates and more. Our latest Newsletter is here!

January 9, 2018

Meet our 2018 Youth Ambassador, Bernard Rosello 

Bernard was born with a condition that resulted in a hip disarticulation. Only a small portion of people who have this rare amputation are able to walk independently.

But the 12-year-old is proving that disability is not a barrier. He spends most of his time running from basketball and wheelchair basketball, to sledge hockey and hip hop dance classes.

“To me, being the ambassador means having responsibility and committing myself to being a role model for younger kids,” he says about taking on the role of CRF’s 2018 Youth Ambassador.

“I want people to know that if you have a disability, or know someone who has a disability, do not doubt them. If they put their minds to it, they can do anything.”

Read Bernard’s full story and other exciting updates from the foundation by downloading our winter newsletter.

Tim Hortons Smile Cookie campaign raises $116, 418

October 27, 2017

From September 11 to 17, $116, 418 was raised for the Children’s Rehabilitation Foundation through sales of Smile Cookies at Winnipeg Tim Hortons locations.

This year’s donation puts the total amount raised for CRF during the past three annual campaigns over $364,000.

Since 2003, the national campaign has raised more than $46-million for charities across Canada. This year’s Smile Cookie sales raised funds for 460 charities and non-profit organizations.

“We are absolutely blown away by Tim Hortons commitment to their local communities,” says Children’s Rehabilitation Foundation Executive Director, Christine Schollenberg. “We are also humbled by the support of Winnipeggers who showed they care deeply for the work we do improving the lives of children and families with disabilities.”

The money donated to the Children’s Rehabilitation Foundation will be used to purchase specialized equipment and fund adaptive recreational programs for children living with disabilities. One piece of equipment—whether it’s a bike or an iPad—opens up a world of independence and has the ability to change the lives of children and their families.

CRF presents RBC with Miracle Worker Award

October 20, 2017

CRF Executive Director, Christine Schollenberg, presents RBC Vice President Commercial Financial Services, Glenn Crook, with the 2017 Miracle Worker Award at A Night of Miracles gala on October 14 at RBC Convention Centre Winnipeg.

Each year, at our A Night of Miracles gala, CRF has the pleasure of honouring a group or individual that shines bright in the eyes of the foundation with the Miracle Worker Award.

This year, the Miracle Worker Award was handed out to RBC.

Below is an excerpt from CRF Executive Director Christine Schollenberg’s speech, celebrating RBC’s dedication towards improving the lives of children living with disabilities:

“This is not your average Canadian corporation. RBC is a community-minded, socially responsible, volunteering machine!

RBC’s dedication to volunteering is not typical. It is embedded in their DNA—or maybe in their interview questions. It is instilled from the top executives down.

Since 2007, RBC employees have been involved on many levels with the foundation. They have sat on the RBC Cruisin’ down the Crescent Committee, sold countless raffle tickets because they are so darn competitive, volunteered at our golf tournaments as well as at our A Night of Miracles gala.

Since 2007, thousands of volunteer hours have been logged by this highly competitive and incredible group of individuals. Tonight, we honor each and every employee of RBC for the dedication of your time, your talents, and your treasures.

Since 2007, you have been the catalyst for helping us raise over $1.5-million through RBC Cruisin’ down the Crescent, and events like tonight’s A Night of Miracles.

Tonight all of you are a part of the Children’s Rehabilitation Foundation village. As the saying goes: A hundred years from now it will not matter what my bank account was, the sort of house I lived in, or the kind of car I drove. The world will be different because I was important in the life of a child!”