NORTHERN MEDICAL CLINICS
Since the 1950s, the Northern Medical Clinics have provided rheumatologists and orthopaedic surgeons from Toronto and other centres to Northern Ontario towns such as Cochrane, Hearst and Kirkland Lake, to care for people who do not have specialists in their communities. This program began during the polio epidemic and continues today. The program expanded to include other specialties and now the doctors treat babies through to seniors.
Every year, the doctors who volunteer with March of Dimes’ Northern Medical Clinics serve hundreds of northern Ontario patients, saving them the time and expense of travelling
to southern cities to see medical specialists and receive treatment. Not only do these doctors make time to travel to Northern Ontario, they also donate their OHIP fees to make the program possible. March of Dimes Canada thanks the very special men and women of the Northern Medical Clinics for their incredible generosity.
TD BANK GROUP
When organizations or individuals have provided a single or cumulative gift of $100,000 or more they join March of Dimes Canada’s Jonas Salk Circle of Friends.
This year, March of Dimes Canada welcomed the first Visionary member of the Circle,
TD Bank Group.
TD Bank Group has brought their total support to March of Dimes Canada’s programs and services to just over $1million. Funds this year contributed to the Learning Independence for Future Empowerment, or L.I.F.E. Program. This program serves young people who have a disability and need assistance to transition into the independence of adulthood; be it in decision-making, community integration, accessing services, continuing education, or achieving personal goals.
TD has also supported fundraising events, such as golf tournaments, the Kids Can Make a Difference project, employment-related conferences, Conductive Education® and other special projects. For several years the TD Challenge BBQ raised significant dollars each summer at the TD Centre Courtyard. It involved hundreds of TD volunteers and engaged over 7,000 people in a single event.
While TD is March of Dimes’ largest financial contributor, some of the most important support received is in the form of volunteers. TD’s commitment to diversity is exemplified in its hiring policies and practices. Its corporate voluntary spirit includes the commitment and participation of employees who spend a day volunteering at many charities. Several times, March of Dimes has been the beneficiary of a team of willing and smiling TD employees who offered a day to work at head office. Several senior TD employees have served on the charity’s Board of Directors and various committees. Recently TD staff taught a Money Matters seminar for our L.I.F.E. program.
March of Dimes Canada thanks TD Bank Group for its continued support – it is truly making a difference.
AMG MEDICAL SUPPLIES, INC.
AMG Medical Supplies, Inc. has supported March of Dimes Canada since 2009 and
is one of the largest single financial contributors to the national Rock for Dimes events, a battle of the bands fundraiser that takes place in 13 cities across Canada. In addition to their financial support, AMG provides volunteer judges and helps promote the events through their business networks and social media.
AMG has co-branded their specialty mobility and assistive equipment with March of Dimes Canada to help raise awareness of our programs and services. Each year, AMG donates equipment to March of Dimes for people who need it.
This has been a wonderful relationship for both organizations, and March of Dimes thanks AMG for their continued support and collaboration.
As we expand across Canada, we are looking for volunteers to help fundraise, organize disability awareness events, educate about accessibility and support our service alignment. If you would like to contribute or get more information, please contact our head office at 1-800-263-DIME (3463) or go to www.marchofdimes.ca.