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​Donor Recognition

March of Dimes relies on the generosity of donors to help fund our programs. Due to space limitations, only those donors who made gifts of $1,000+ in 2011 or whose cumulative giving reached $5,000+ in 2011-2012 are recognized in this annual report.

However, we extend our sincere appreciation to all donors. We also extend our gratitude to those donors who wish to remain anonymous.Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy and completeness of these very important lists. We apologize for any errors or omissions.

Donor names are also published online.


The Circle commemorates Dr. Jonas Salk’s life-saving and humanitarian work in the development of the first polio vaccine and recognizes the contribution of our most exceptional donors.

Categories of giving include:

  • Pioneer 
    $100,000.00  - $499,999.99
  • Discoverer
    $500,000.00  - $999,999.99
  • Visionary



TD Bank Group
Transamerica Life Canada



Anne-Marie Canning
Alexander Christ
Sydney Gershon
The Strahan Family
Dentons Canada LLP
Princess of Wales Own Regiment
Royal Bank of Canada (RBC Financial) Group
sanofi pasteur Canada/sanofi-aventis Canada
Shoppers Home Health Care



Image: Paul Martin Sr. Society

The Honorable Paul Martin Sr. spent 39 years in federal politics and a lifetime serving Canadians.
The Paul Martin Sr. Society recognizes outstanding donors who follow the inspirational legacy of a great Canadian who, as Minister of Health and Welfare, introduced universal polio vaccination to Canada.

Categories of giving include:
  • Member
    $5,000.00 - $9,999.99
  • Patron
    $10,000.00 - $24,999.99
  • Benefactor
    $25,000.00 - $49,000.00
  • Investor
    $50,000.00 - $99,999.99


Albert Arvay
Eleanor Augusteijn
Margaret Bates
Dr. & Mrs. Moshe Baum
Rosemary Beech
Roel Bramer
Linda Burman
Barry Cayen
Harvey Clarke
John Cordeau
Bob Cronin
Kenneth Daugherty
Janet Fuhrer
Robert Gouinlock
Stephen Gurman
Ross Hamlin
Leslie Harding
Maura Harrington
Glynis Henry
Marion Holmes
Wilfrid Lachapelle
Hollis Macpherson
George McCowan
James McKinnon
Sydney McMorran
Jeanine Moore
Anne More
Rod Mundy
Joseph Natywary
George Niblett
Marion Potter
Judy Quillin
Keith Rodgers
Donald Rolfe
Neil and Deborah Rosta
James Saloman
Cicely Scroggs
David Self
Kim Shannon
Catherine A. Sherrard
Martin Simmonds
Rosemary Speirs
Geraldine Spreng
Jeffrey Steckley
Karan Stemmler
Ian Tollerton
Dianne Tyers
Michael Van Leeuwen
Audrey Wilson


Benefit Show Fund
Bennett Jones LLP
Bluestone Properties
Bure Family Wines
Business in Vancouver
Casco Inc.
Costco Wholesale Canada Ltd
Dollar Tree Stores Canada Inc.
Gowlings Lafleur Henderson LLP
HME Limited
HOCO Limited
Home Depot Canada
Home Medical Equipment Ltd.
Horizon Employee's Charitable Fund
Kinnear Financial Ltd.
Management Office, TSCC 1626
Nokia Employees Social Fund
Ontario Mapping Company
Quatro Group Software Systems Inc.
SSQ Life Insurance Company Inc
TD Insurance Meloche Monnex
The Printing House Ltd.
Torys LLP
Vale Inco
VIA Rail
Wayfarer Insurance Brokers Limited
Whitney Bailey Associates Inc.


Marjorie Allen
Mr. & Mrs. Douglas & Margaret Barefoot
Alan Barkin
William Barnett
Alexander Beaton
Sari Beyer
Michael Chao
Dr. Dale Dantzer
Lorne & Helen Dueck
N. Edwards
Henry Ens
Paul Fink & Beth Gorbet
Barbara Goldring
Elizabeth Greville
Riva Grinshpan
Hon. Paul Hellyer
Robert Howard
Jerry Lucas
Donald McGillivray
Mr. & Mrs. Gary and Joyce McMurray
Froim Merkur
Margaret Meynell
Robert Morris
Sandra Nymark
Mae Potton
Shirley Robinson
Paul R Simpson
Andria Spindel
Dr. Lianne Tile
Kendra Toby
Erika Wagner
Mr. & Mrs. Jack & Patricia Warriner
Mr. & Mrs. John H. Watson
Elizabeth Yan


Bank of Montreal
Bell Cellular
BMO Bank of Montreal
Cadillac Fairview Corporation Ltd.
Canada California Business Council
Canadian Stroke Network
Dell Pharmacy
DUCA Financial Services Credit Union Ltd.
DundeeWealth Inc.
Genx Inc.
Gestion Horizon Capital Inc
Goodman & Company Investment Counsel Ltd
Grant Thornton
Green Line Properties Limited
HDR Architecture Inc.
Horizon Capital Holdings Inc.
Hydro One Employees' Pensioners Charity Trust
IDRC-International Development Research Centre
Invacare Canada Inc.
JDS Fundraising Services Inc.
Leon's Furniture Limited
Lerfino & Associates
Maid of the Mist Steamboat Co. Ltd.
McInnes Cooper
Microcomputer Science Centre Inc.
Quillsoft Ltd
Research in Motion
Ridout & Maybee LLP
Rotary Club of Hearst
Sauble River Family Camp Inc
Sheraton Centre Toronto
Sherritt International Corp.
Sunrise Medical Canada Inc.
The Cadillac Fairview Corporation Limited
The Dominion of Canada General Insurance Company
Tyco Electronics Canada Ltd
Woodland Park Limited


Neil Anthes
Charles C. Black
Dr. Andrew Howard
Dr. Markku Nousiainen
Dr. Veronica Wadey
Dr. Albert Yee 


AGF Funds Limited
AMG Medical Inc.
Bank of Montreal and BMO Nesbitt Burns
Barrick Gold Corporation
BCS Communications Ltd.
Green Line Properties Limited (Hammock Harbour)
Green Shield Canada
Mill Employees' Charity Fund of Abitibi Bowater
Ontario Power Generation
Stewart McKelvey LLP


Dr. David Collins
Agnes Faraci
Dr. Joel Finkelstein
Dr. Michael Ford
Edward & Joyce Gittings
Mark Golding
 Dr. Frank Mastrogiacomo


152245 Canada Inc.
Kincardine Women's Triathlon
Pfizer Canada Inc.
Waverley Glen Systems Ltd 


Ontario March of Dimes acknowledges donors through The Ellen Fairclough Society® which recognizes generous donors whose contributions carry on the legacy of Canada's first female federal Cabinet Minister and honorary leader of Ontario March of Dimes 40,000 Marching Mothers®, who canvassed door-to-door in neighbourhoods across Canada in the 1950s raising funds for Polio research. The Ellen Fairclough Society® recognizes donors whose contributions commemorate her pioneering spirit. Members are recognized for gifts of $1,000 - $4,999.99 during 2011 – 2012.

Sherlynn Akitt
Debbie Andreychuk
Folasade Apanisile
Dennis Babcok
A. Scott Beckett
Ghislain Boudreau
Murray Brasseur
Joseph Calvano
Maurice Campbell
Cindy Carr-Harris
Louise Carrier
Gladys Chan
Joan Charbonneau
Adam Cieply
Susan Cowan
Ross Crichton
Robert Crow
Diane Culver
Maida DeStein
Donald Dodds
Barbara Drexel
Steve Driz
Bryan Duguid
Ann Evans
David Fisher
Christopher J Harrison
Ed Hofstede
Ruth Kapelus
James Kinear
Kevin Kirby
Gerald Kors
Tirumala Kovvuru
Tracy Kundell
Colin Lazier
Lisa Legacy
Anthony Lisanti
Robert McClanahan
Jim McCullough
Charlie McDonald
Barbara McInnes
Earl McLean
Frank Molnar
Janet Newlands
Ron Nguyen
Elaine Osin
Dan Owen
John Pacholuk
Diane Parsons
Kurt Petersen
Jeff Poulsen
Marni Przybylski
Howard Rae
Jennifer Ritchie
Alan Rees
Duncan Rorabeck
Herpal Sandhu
Gino Savo Sardaro
Carmen Skinner
Dorothy Smith
Andria Spindel
Geoff Sprang
M. Springle
James Strachan
Neil Tweedale
Dennis Ullman
Jane Vandenbroek
Florence White
John Wilkes
Susan Wood
Linda Yielding

Adult Recreation Therapy Centre
Allsource Depot
Amgen Canada Inc.
Amica Mature Lifestyles Inc.
ASCO Power Technologies Canada
Auto Dynamics Inc
Bannerman Contracting
Barrie Welding & Machine (1974) Ltd.
Bluestone Properties Inc.
BMO Fountain Hope
BMO Nesbitt Burns
Bordner Ladner Gervais LLP
Bruce Power
Caley & Wray
Cameco Corporation
Canaccord Wealth Management
Canadian Natural Resources Limited
Canadian Tire Financial Services
CAN-med Healthcare
Capital District Health
Caregiver Omnimedia Inc.
Cash Casino
Cobra Integrated Systems Ltd.
Collins Barrow Chartered Accountants
Comfort Keepers
Cornerstone Group of Companies Ltd.
D.R.U.M.S. Inc.
Electrolux Major Appliances Canada
ERB Transport Limited
Fasken Martineau
FirstEnergy Capital Corp.
Gamma-Dynacare Medical Laboratories
Global Upholstery Co. Inc.
Green Shield Canada
Heriditary Holdings Limited
Highland Farms Inc.
Holland America Line
Hunt's Healthcare Inc.
Husky Farm Equipment Limited
Hydropool Industries Inc.
IMP Group International Inc.
Intercontinental Toronto Centre
Investors Group Financial Services Inc.
J. S. Cheng & Partners Inc.
John Boersma Dentistry Professional Corp.
JSS Barristers
Larsen & Shaw Limited
London Police
London Prosthetics Co. Ltd.
McArthur & Company
Medichair Ltd.
Meridian Credit Union Limited
Middlefield Group
Molesworth Farm Supply Ltd.
Northend Mobility Professionals
Olympia Tile
Porteous de Waal LLP
Power Workers' Union
PPI Advisory
Province of Nova Scotia
Quadrangle Architects Ltd.
Reliable Independent Living Services
Rexroth Bosch Group
Roger Holland Personal Law Corporation
Ros and Ferro Enterprises Ltd.
Sauble Beach Resort Camp
Savaria Concord
Scodesign Distribution Inc.
Scott Stewart Construction Inc.
Serve-U-Well Plumbing Limited
Singleton Urquhart LLP
Sita Advanced Resources Canada Ltd.
SKF Canada Limited
Soberman LLP, Chartered Accountants
Stikeman Elliott LLP
Structured Systems Kingston Ltd.
Sunny Acres Resort
Symbiosis Designs Inc.
TD Bank Group (Halifax branch)
Telus Communication Inc.
Temec Engineering Group Ltd.
Tilco Electric Ltd.
Toromont Cat
Tory’s LLP
Tweedale Sewer & Water
United Way/Sudbury and District
Vickers Hendrix LLP
Wellington Laboratories Inc.
Wm Prager Limited
Yorkwest Plumbing Supply Inc. 

Image: Marching Mothers
The Honourable Ellen Fairclough is shown leading the Marching Mothers® in the mid-1950s to collect dimes used to fund research for the polio vaccine. The vaccine was discovered in 1955. 


We gratefully acknowledge the support of various other individuals, corporations and agencies:


Baycrest Foundation
Canadian Paraplegic Association
Capreol Lions Club
Civitan Club of Oakville
Civitian Club of Mississauga
Club Rotary De Hearst

Knights of Columbus
Low Income People Involvement of Nipissing
Multiple Sclerosis Society
Muscular Dystrophy Society
Ontario Federation of Cerebral Palsy
Partners in Service
Tobias House


Estate of David & Paula Blackmore
Estate of Ellen J. Brinklow
Estate of Beatrice Judith Steuer Cohen
Estate of Grace Colvin
Estate of Michael Dashchuk
Estate of Pam Gaudet
Estate of Doris Goodwin
Estate of Sandra Joyce Graham

Estate of Freda Kelly
Estate of William Joseph Kovacs
Estate of Helen Marie McAninch
Estate of Stanley Rae Robins
Estate of John A. Sanderson
Estate of Nancy Elizabeth Skinner
Estate of Hazel Alma Wilson


Bensfort Bridge Resort
Camper's Cove Ltd.
Camping in Ontario
Country Gardens RV Park
Green Wood Gems Inc. 

Hammock Harbour Resort (Green Line Properties Ltd.)
Sandy Beach Resort & Trailer Court
Sauble River Family Camp
Shelter Valley Campground 


Alice and Murray Maitland Foundation
AWB Charitable Foundation
Baagwating Community Association
Boland Foundation
Bradstreet Family Foundation
Catherine and Maxwell Meighen Foundation
Community Foundation of Greater Peterborough
Community Foundation of Mississauga
Community Foundation of Ottawa
D.H. Gordon Foundation
Harmonize for Speech Fund
Harold E. Ballard Foundation
Harrison McCain Foundation
Hope Charitable Foundation
J.P. Bickell Foundation 

John C. and Sally Horsfall Eaton Foundation
Jordan and Lynne Elliott Family Foundation
Les and Minda Feldman Charitable Foundation
MacFeeters Family Fund
Malloch Foundation
Oakville Community Foundation
Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation
Ontario Trillium Foundation
Paloma Foundation
Peterborough Foundation
Thomas J Johnson Foundation
Tony and Caley Taylor Family Fund
Toronto Community Foundation
Toronto Star Fresh Air Fund
Walker Wood Foundation


Joseph E. Toby
96.9 Jack FM
97.7 HTZ – FM
Big Green Egg
EZRock 105.7
Flames Central
FMP Ferguson Music Production Inc.
Global Toronto
Holland America
In House Printing
Long & McQuade Musical Instruments
Louro Jewellers 

Newstalk 1010
Newstalk 610 CKTB
Niagara on the Lake Chamber of Commerce
Q104 Halifax
Q107 Calgary
Q107 Toronto
SHARP Electronics
Smoke ‘n’ Bones
Steve’s Music Store
The Chronicle Herald
The Lindsay Post
The Montreal Stroke Club Chapter
The Roxy
Toronto Sun
Toth Creative
World Trade and Convention Center in Halifax 


Without government support and recognition of the needs of people with physical disabilities, many of our programs and services would not be possible. We thank the Provincial and Federal governments for their various contributions.


Logos: Canada / Ontario


Fraser Deacon
Michael Goodman
Jerry Lucas 

Patricia Maguire
Andria Spindel


Central LHIN
Central East LHIN
Central West LHIN
Champlain LHIN
Erie St. Clair LHIN
Hamilton Niagara Haldimand Brant LHIN

Mississauga Halton LHIN
North Simcoe Muskoka LHIN
North East LHIN
South East LHIN
Toronto Central LHIN
Waterloo Wellington LHIN


Porcupine United Way
United Way of Cambridge and North Dumfries
United Way of Guelph Wellington Dufferin
United Way of London & Middlesex
United Way of Peel Region
United Way of Sarnia-Lambton

United Way of Sault Ste. Marie & District
United Way of Stormont, Dundas & Glengarry
United Way of Thunder Bay
United Way serving Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington
United Way of Kitchener Waterloo and Area
United Way Toront

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