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Thank You Donors


March of Dimes Canada relies on the generosity of donors to help fund our programs. Due to space limitations, only those donors who made gifts of $1,000+ or whose cumulative giving reached $5,000+ in 2014-2015 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 at 



​The Circle commemorates Dr. Jonas Salk’s life-saving work in the development of the first polio vaccine and his humanitarian contributions, and recognizes the contribution of our most exceptional donors, who are lifetime members.

VISIONARY              DISCOVERER                    PIONEER
$1,000,000+            $500,000 - $999,999         $100,000 - $499,999 

VISIONARY    $100,000,000+


TD Bank Group


Joseph, Ruby and Janet Youdell

$500,000 - $999,999


Transamerica Life Canada

$100,000 - $499,999


Bank of Nova Scotia

Bell Canada


CitiFinancial Canada Inc.

Dentons Canada LLP

Green Shield Canada

The family of the Right Honourable Paul Martin

Liquor Control Board of Ontario

Princess of Wales Own Regiment

RBC Royal Bank

Sanofi Aventis/Sanofi Pasteur

Shoppers Home Health Care


Anne-Marie Canning

Alexander Christ

Dr. David Collins

Dr. Sydney L. Gershon

The Stahan Family​


Vera M. Campbell

Peter Collins

Donald Alexander Cromar

Vera Mellisa Fleming

Doris Goodwin

Mr. John Haas

Isabel Margaret McDowell

Alexander J. Morris

Henry Daniel Statham

Hazel Mae Schwerdtfenger

Margaret St. John

Dr. Ed and Bobby Yielding​

We would like to acknowledge major gifts that named several donors to new categories:


In June 2014, March of Dimes Canada and the University of Toronto signed a $1.5 million agreement to advance research in recovery from brain injuries and stroke throughout the March of Dimes Paul J.J. Martin Early Career Professorship. The name pays homage to the late Right Honourable Paul Martin Sr., who as the Canadian Minister of National Health and Welfare in the 1950s, took the courageous step of delivering the country’s universal polio vaccination program. The vaccine eventually ended the threat of polio in Canada.

Brain injuries and stroke affect 80,000 to 100,000 Canadians every year, and are the leading cause of disability worldwide.

The family of the Right Honourable Paul E. Martin has contributed $140,000 to March of Dimes Canada programs, most recently to help endow The March of Dimes Paul J.J. Martin Early Career Professorship at the University of Toronto.

blue squareDR. DAVID COLLINS 

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. Over the years, the program expanded to include other specialties, and today our 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. 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 recognizes Dr. David Collins for becoming the newest member of the Jonas Salk Circle of Friends from the Northern Medical Clinics, having donated close to $115,000 in just over ten years. Thanks to Dr. Collins’ incredible generosity as a volunteer and donor, hundreds of people have been saved the time and expense of travelling to Southern Ontario to see medical specialists and receive treatment.

blue squareBELL CANADA 

For the past four years, Bell Canada has been the Presenting Sponsor of the Annual Ability & Beyond Dinner. This annual signature fundraising dinner features an inspiring Keynote Speaker that have included Captain Mark Kelly in 2015 and Amy Grant in 2014.

Since 2012, Bell Canada has donated close to $110,000 in support of the dinner. Thanks to this support, March of Dimes Canada’s programs for stroke survivors, people living with aphasia and caregivers have all benefited tremendously.

The Ability & Beyond Dinner allows March of Dimes Canada to reach a variety of stakeholders in the corporate, government and community spheres, raising awareness of programs and services while fundraising.

blue squareRBC ROYAL BANK 

For the past year, RBC Royal Bank engaged with March of Dimes Canada to fund our Conductive Education® program for children with neuro-motor disabilities who are as young as 18 months to three-years-old.

Developed over sixty years ago in Hungary by Dr. András Pető, Conductive Education® (CE) maximizes the independence and mobility of children and adults with disabilities due to stroke, cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis, acquired brain injuries, Parkinson’s disease and spina bifida. CE builds on the brain’s neuroplasticity – the lifelong ability of the brain to reorganize neural pathways based on new experiences – and on research that shows no matter how severe the disability, people can learn when they are motivated. Conductive Education® helps individuals learn their way to independence.

RBC Royal Bank have also supported the L.I.F.E. program in Toronto and Mississauga for the past four years. L.I.F.E. helps young adults ages 18 to 26, living with disabilities to develop the skills required to achieve independence. The program provides participants with a learning environment to expand their social and personal skills, while practicing the daily responsibilities of adulthood.

Cumulatively, RBC Royal Bank has donated close to $135,000 in support of these programs.


The Honourable Paul Martin Sr.THE PAUL MARTIN SR. SOCIETY®
The Honourable 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.


        INVESTOR              $50,000 - $99,999

        BENEFACTOR        $25,000 - $49,999

        PATRON                  $10,000 - $24,999

        MEMBER                  $5,000 -   $9,999

INVESTOR     $50,000 - $99,999                    


AMG Medical Inc.
Bank of Montreal Financial Group

Kincardine Stroke Club

Power Corporation of Canada

Procter & Gamble Inc.


Waverley Glen Systems Ltd.


Agnes Faraci
Dr. Joel Alan Finkelstein

Dr. Michael Ford

Edward & Joyce Gittings

Mark Golding

Dr. Andrew Howard

Dr. Frank Mastrogiacomo

Dr. Markku Nousianen

BENEFACTOR     $25,000 - $49,999


Allergan Inc.

Barrick Gold Corporation

Country Gardens RV Park

Fidelity Investments Canada ULC

Fisherman’s Cove Tent & Trailer Park Ltd.

Genx Inc. Green Line Properties Limited
(Hammock Harbour)


Leon’s Furniture Ltd.

McInnes Cooper

Resolute FP Canada Inc.

Sandy Beach Resort & Trailer Court Ltd.

Stewart McKelvey LLP

The Cadillac Fairview Corporation Ltd.


Neil Anthes

Charles Black

Dr. Dale Dantzer

Neil & Deborah Rosta

Kendra Toby

Dr. Veronica Wadey

Erika Toby Wagner

Dr. Albert Yee

Linda Yielding

Puzzle piece about donors 
Puzzle piece about donors

PATRON     $10,000 - $24,999


Canadian Natural Resources Ltd.

Costco Wholesale Canada Ltd.

Delmar International Inc.

Grand & Toy (Office Max)

Great-West Life

Home Medical Equipment Ltd.

Home Depot Canada

Hydro One Employees’ Pensioners
Charity Trust

IBM Canada Ltd.

Investors Group Financial Services Inc.

JDS Fundraising Services Inc.

Kao Canada Inc.

Queen’s University

Ridout & Maybee LLP

Sauble River Family Camp Inc.

Scodesign Distribution Inc.

Sudbury Credit Union Ltd.

Sun Life Financial

TE Connectivity

Toronto Star Newspapers Ltd.

Woodland Park Ltd.

Zinner & Company Inc.


Paul Fink & Beth Gorbet

Alan Barkin

William & Karen Ann Barnett

Margaret Bates

Alexander Beaton

A. Scott & L. Kelly Beckett

Bill Brown

Dr. Gladys Chan

Michael Chao

N. Murray Edwards

Henry Ens

Charles Gallant

Barbara Goldring

Lynda Goldson

Elizabeth Greville

Honourable Paul T. Hellyer

Dr. Guido Hockmann

Charan Kumar

Steve Laciak 

Pierrette Lévesque

Anthony Lisanti

Jerry Lucas

Sydney McMorran

Gary & Joyce McMurray

Margaret Meynell

John & Dana Montalbano

Helen Moore

Gail Mores

Robert Morris

E. M. Mae Potton

Keith & Patricia Rodgers

Kim Shannon

Paul R. & Betty Simpson

Andria Spindel

Jeffrey Steckley

Dr. Lianne Tile

Dianne Tyers

Jack & Patricia Warriner

John Watson

MEMBER     $5,000 - $9,000


A & M Heat Treating Ltd.

Boss Lubricants

Burchells LLP

Cameco Corporation

Canada Post Corporation

Eckler Ltd.

eSSENTIAL Accessibility Inc.

GMP Securities L P

Horizon Employee’s Charitable Fund

Hunts Healthcare

IMP Group international Inc.

Ingredion Canada

J. S. Cheng & Partners Inc.

Meridian Credit Union

Oatley, Vigmond Personal
Injury Lawyers

Recyclable Materials Marketing

SITA Advanced Resources Canada Ltd.

State Street Bank and Trust Company

Stikeman Elliott LLP

Structured Systems Kingston Ltd.

Sunspace Sunrooms Telus Communication Inc.

Temec Engineering Group Ltd.

The Driz Group

Union Gas Ltd.

Vantage Mobility International LLC

Wagstaff Riverwood Ltd.

Wayfarer Insurance Brokers Ltd.

Wellington Laboratories inc.


Dr. Jihad Abouali

Sherlynn Akitt

Dr. & Mrs. Moshe Nehama Baum

Rosemary Beech

Doris Bell

Christie Blatchford

Ralph Bond

Jeremy Brasseur

Bert Carriere

Velma Carroll

Annmarie Chin

John & Eunice Clarke

Isobel Cork

Charles Coupal

Kenneth Daugherty

Marc Dore

Bruce Earle

David Farmer

David Fisher

Tom Flemming

Lawrence & Joyce Foster

Janet Fuhrer

Dr. Shawn Garbedian

Robert Gouinlock

Emily Gross

Stephen Gurman

Elizabeth Hamilton

Ross Hamlin

Leslie Harding

Maura Harrington

Robert James Hawkins

Marion Holmes

Mrs. P.J. Holway

Kevin Howes

Dusan Jahnatek

Dave Kennedy

Kathryn Kennedy

Audrey Kenny

David Kirkland

Patrick Kuiack

Leah Lepage

Jean Liberty

George McCowan

Inez McDonald

Brian McKeown

Jeanine Moore

Anne More

Rod Mundy

Joseph Natywary

Ronald Nishi

William Pearson

Eileen Philp

Marion Potter

Donald Pringle

Judy Quillin

Donald Rolfe

Jenelle Ross

Janice Ryan-Whitton

James Saloman

Michael Schertzer

Cicely Scroggs

Robert & Gladys Sheard

Catherine Sherrard

Martin & Anna Simmonds

Mrs. Simoneau

Wayne Snell

Geraldine Spreng

Karan Stemmler

Mary Lynne Stewart

Uwe Storjohann

Janet Thomas

Ian Scott Tollerton

Dennis Ullman

Michael Van Leeuwen

John De Lind Van Wijngaarden

Leo Vannelli

Jack Verduyn

Kathleen Wilson

Audrey Wilson

Norm Woodard

Jimmy Yung

Anthony Zelkovich


Honourable Ellen Fairclough and the Marching MothersTHE ELLEN FAIRCLOUGH SOCIETY®

The Ellen Fairclough Society® honours generous donors whose have contributed a single or cumulative gift of $1,000 – $4,999. Ellen Fairclough, was Canada’s first female federal Cabinet Minister. She was the Honorary Chair of Ontario March of Dimes 40,000 Marching Mothers®, who canvassed door-to-door in neighbourhoods across Canada, raising funds for polio research. The Ellen Fairclough Society® commemorates her pioneering spirit.


AAccessramp & Mobility System Inc.

Alberta Treasury Branches Financial

Avante Solutions

Avigilon Corporation

Aviva Canada

Cambridge Stroke Recovery Association

Caregiver Omnimedia Inc.

CI Institutional Asset

Cresford Developments

Ellis-Don Construction Ltd.

General Coach

Goldline Mobility & Conversions

Grand Hale Marine Products

Hammond Power Solutions Inc.

Helen Manning Promotions Inc.

Home Trust

Hope With Art Inc.

HR Downloads Inc.

Hydro One - E / P Charity Trust Fund

Inlett Inc.

Labourers’ International Union
of North America Local 1059

Loughborough Lake Holiday Park

Maple Lodge Farms

Mark Longo & Associates

Mavi Foods Inc. 


Patterson Medical Canada, Inc. 

People Corporation 

R.A. Utting & Associates Inc. 

S&E Services Limited Partnership 

Salma Jaffer Law 

Singleton Urquhart LLP 

Steele Auto Group

Summer House Park

TBay Tel Tomar Products Corporation

Tri-City Natural Health Care Centre

Tropic Air Systems

Wards PC


Harold Baardsnes

Garnet Banks

Tim Birie

Don & Sheryl Brommet

Joseph Bumbaca

Norman Chandler

Adam Cieply

Peg Clark

Lewis Clarke

Blair Clarke

Terence Corcoran

Marc-André Coulombe

Sheila Daniel

Norma & Douglas Edwards

Marjorie Exley

Janet Gartley

Daniel Gideon

Lorraine Halabisky

Patricia Harriman 

Jesse Heidt 

Ryan Howard 

Michael Kalimin 

Glenda Lynn Kehoe 

Paula Koutrakos 

Frank & Manon Krahn ​

Steve Laut

Nancy Lever

Dr. Mark Loeb

Dr. Harsha Malempati

Dr. Lorne Martin

J. David Mather

Teresa McCrea

Robert McFarland

Tim McKay

Wray Scott McQuillan

Paul Mendes

Robert Merrill

Robert Moore

John Pacholuk

Pete Pallone

Dr. Paul Randall

Neeltje Reyneveld

Raimonda Ronkute

Jennifer Sangster

Pamela Savary

Emily Sharpe

Richard Sifton

Lyle Stevens

Edith Stuart

Roy Sunderland

Sebastien Thomas

Donna Thomson

Joel Whysall

Glenn & Sheila Willar

James Williams

Robin Wyss


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


Ajax Royal Canadian Legion Branch 322

Grimsby Benevolent Foundation

Montreal Stroke Club

R.A Utting & Associates Inc.


Estate of Doreen Estelle Bent

Estate of Evelyn Marie Manion

Estate of Inge Kramer

Estate of Janet Allison Cleland

Estate of Jean Mary Atkins

The John A. Sanderson & Family Trust


Camping In Ontario

Country Gardens RV Park

Hammock Harbour RV Park Resort
(Greenline Property Ltd.)

Rideau Acres Campground

Sandy Beach Resort Campers

Sherkston Shores

Sunspace Sunrooms

Bensfort Bridge Resort

Greenwood Gems


General Coach Canada

Carefree RV Resorts & Campgrounds

Great Blue Resorts

Resorts of Ontario

Shelter Valley Campground

Wayfarer Insurance Brokers

Sauble River Family Camp

Loughborough Lake Holiday Park/
Canadian Guitar Festival

Ontario Recreation Vehicle Dealer
Association (ORVDA)

Sun Cruiser Media / Snowbirds
& RV Travellers

RV Gazette / Canadian RVing


A.W.B. Charitable Foundation

Albert & Temmy Latner Family

Alice & Murray Maitland Foundation

Andy and Beth Burgess Family

ArcelorMittal Dofasco Employee
Donations Fund

Baagwating Community Association

Bernard Family Foundation at the
Strategic Charitable Giving Foundation

Betty Quintus Memorial Trust at the
Strategic Charitable Giving Foundation

Bishop Alexander Carter Foundation

Canadian Foundation For Physically
Disabled Persons

Charles & Florence Martin Foundation

Community Foundation of Mississauga

Community Foundation of Ottawa

D & F Zurbrigg Family Foundation

Dunkley Charitable Foundation

Gear Foundation

Harmonize for Speech Fund

Heart & Stroke Foundation Of Ontario

J. E. Panneton Family Foundation

Jack Weinbaum Family Foundation

James and Alfreda Parlee Fund

JW McConnell Family Foundation

Leonard & Gabryela Osin Foundation

MacFeeters Family Fund

National Steel Car Employee
Donation Fund

Niagara Community Foundation

O’Brien - Jackson Family Foundation

Sir Joseph Flavelle Foundation

The Bradstreet Family Foundation

The Brumara Foundation

The Catherine and Maxwell Meighen

The D H Gordon Foundation

The Dougher Community Fund

The Honey & Leonard Wolfe Family
Charitable Foundation

The Hope Charitable Foundation

The Jack and Barbara Hay Foundation

The John and Judy Bragg Family

The Malloch Foundation Fund

The Marion Ethel & Frederick John
Kamm Foundation

The Martin Foundation Fund

The Walmley Foundation

Tony and Caley Taylor Family Fund

Toronto Community Foundation

Toronto Star Fresh Air Fund

Vancouver Foundation

Walker Wood Foundation




United Way of Cochrane-Timiskaming

United Way Centraide Stormont,
Dundas and Glengarry

United Way Guelph Wellington

United Way Kingston, Frontenac,
Lennox, and Addington

United Way Kitchener Waterloo
& Area

United Way London & Middlesex

United Way Peel Region

United Way Sarnia-Lambton

United Way Sault Ste. Marie
and District

United Way Thunder Bay

United Way Greater Toronto

United Way Centraide Sudbury and/et
Nipissing Districts


Central LHIN

Central East LHIN

Central West LHIN

Champlain LHIN

Erie St. Clair LHIN

Hamilton Niagara Haldimand Brant

Mississauga Halton LHIN

North Simcoe Muskoka LHIN

North East LHIN

North West LHIN

South East LHIN

South West LHIN

Toronto Central LHIN

Waterloo Wellington LHIN


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.

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ROCK FOR DIMES  I  Donors over $1,000


100.7 FM (Blackburn Radio)

92 CITI FM (Rogers)

96.9 Jack FM (Rogers)

Accessramp & Mobility System Inc.

Agency 59

Air Canada

AMG Medical Inc.

Avante Solutions

Avigilon Corporation

Bank of Montreal

Barrick Gold Corporation

BDO Canada LLP


Black Dog Professional Driver

Education Ltd.

Bluestone Properties Inc.

Bluewater Power Distribution Corp.

BMO Bank of Montreal

BMO Nesbitt Burns Inc.

BOOM FM (Newcap Radio)

Boss Lubricants

Brownstones Sports Lounge &


Burchells LLP

C95, ROCK 102 and CKOM (Rawlco)

Calgary Sun

Canadian Music Therapy Trust Fund

Canadian Natural Resources Ltd.

CanAm Mobility

Caregiver Omnimedia Inc.

CHOM and TSN Radio (Bellmedia)

CIBC Mellon Global Securities Services

Cobra Integrated Systems

Delmar International Inc.

Delta Sault Ste. Marie Waterfront

Dentons Canada LLP

Dominion House

Eco Environment Products (1989) Ltd.

Edmonton Sun

Fidelity Investments Canada ULC

Flames Central, Calgary

FREE 98.1 (Blackburn Radio)

General Coach Canada

Giant FM (Blackburn Radio)

Goldline Mobility & Conversions

HME Ltd.

Howie, Sacks & Henry LLP

HR Downloads Inc

I M P Group International Inc.

Inlett Inc.

K106.3 (Blackburn Radio)

K97 (Newcap Radio)

Labourers’ International Union of

North America Local 1059

Lawtons Home Health Care

Liuna Local 1059

London Police Association

Long & McQuade Musical Instruments

Mackenzie Financial Corp.

Marc Dore
(Dundee Goodman Private Wealth)

McInnes Cooper

Miller Canfield LLP

Montreal Stroke Club

Nova Scotia Department of Justice

On The Rocks

P.B. Carpet & Furniture Cleaning

P.F. Chang’s China Bistro

Piggy’s Pub & Grill

Princewaterhouse Coopers

Q104 (Newcap Radio)

Q107 Calgary (Corus)

RBC Foundation

S&E Services Limited Partnership

Scodesign Distribution Inc.

Sheni’s Auto Trend

Sherkston Shores

Sidewinder Conversions

Singleton Urquhart LLP

Stewart McKelvey LLP

Stikeman Elliott


Sunspace Sunrooms

SYRUS Reputation

The Automax Centre

Tomar Products Corporation

Tour Tech

Tri-City Natural Health Care Centre

Union Gas Ltd.

Vantage Mobility International LLC

Winnipeg Sun

Fred Beauchemin

Jacques Caron

Brett Chorney

Rob Christopher

Adam Cieply

Jim Corson

Marc-Andre Coulombe

David Farmer

Chris Fontana

Frank Forte

Eva Friedman

Edita Friedman-Cieply

Daniel Gideon

David Graves

Cal Hester

Roger Holland

Doug Holt

Richard Jacobson

Marilyn Krelenbaum

Steve Laut

Tim McKay

Paul Mendes

Pete Pallone

Colin Piercey

Ron Read

Jennifer Sangster

Peter Scott

L Soden

Lyle Stevens

Sebastien Thomas

Lynn Wagner

Joel Whysall



Academy Theatre

Air Canada Foundation

Alaska Airlines

Alma Florists

Atlantica Hotels

Avon - Rosemary Clements


Best Western PLUS

Chocolate Lake Hotel

Big Green Egg

Blink Restaurant

Bond Hotel

Boston Pizza

Burns Bulk Food

Calgary Sun

Carlton Cards

Casa Isabel

Cathy Allan Clothing

Charton Hobbs Inc.


Coast Plaza Hotel & Conference Centre

Comfort Hotel Bayer’s Lake

Crayola Canada

Davids Tea

Deerfoot Inn & Casino

Don on The Job Inc.

Donna Thomson

Dor-Tech Golf


Dufflet Pastry

Edmonton Sun


Fairmont Royal York



Global Calgary

Global Toronto

Good Life

Grafton Street Dinner Theatre

Heritage Pointe Golf and Country Club


Holland America

Houghton Creek

Joy 1250

Jubilations Dinner Theatre

Kate Linder

Kawartha Lakes This Week


Library Collection Hotel

Lindsay Golf & Country Club

Lionhead Golf

Madison Manor

Maple Lodge Farms

Mariott Halifax Harbourfront

Monica Burt

Mount Pleasant Village BIA

Moksa Day Spa

My Lindsay Downtown BIA

Olympia Restaurant

Omemee Countryside Pharmacy

Omemee Foodland

Pacific Links

Pantry Shelf

Pita Pit

Pizza Pizza

Porter Airlines

Richard Sifton

Riverside Spa Calgary

Robin Wyss

Roger Wilson Garage

Royal Canadian Mint

Royal LePage Frank Real Estate -

Sandra Clements

Seeta Dahraj

Sharp Electronics

Sheila Daniel

Sheraton Suites Calgary Eau Claire

Shizen Spa’s

Shoppers Home Health Care

Soulpepper / Spaghetti Factory

Stage West Theatre Restaurant

Stephane Robert

Sun 7 Designs

Sun Media

Symphony NS


The Grand Experience

The Late Show

Theatre Junction


Toronto Sun

Travellodge Suites

Twinings of London

Vertigo Theatre

VIA Rail

Wards Lawyers

Water Depot

Westin Calgary

Westin Toronto

Willow Park Wines & Spirits

Winnipeg Sun

Woodbine Entertainment

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