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Building Abilities for Life Campaign
Our ‘Building Abilities for Life’ Campaign

stacked blocks spelling We Help KidsThe need for life-changing therapies grows every year. Because of the increasing need, some children have to wait, falling further behind.

Support of our ‘Building Abilities for Life’ campaign helps ensure kids get the treatment and support they need that will impact the rest of their lives. We believe all children in our communities should have the opportunity to be their best. With your help, this is possible.

This campaign is important because we know the earlier a child can receive treatment, the more likely it is they can reach their full potential. This investment carries forward into adulthood, where having these improved skills will continue to provide a positive impact on their quality of life.

In 2021/2022 our programs supported 5,588 kids to receive services including speech & language, physiotherapy, and occupational therapy. Currently, we have 2,894 children on our waiting list for therapy with an average wait time of 18-24 months.

As we continue to serve more and more children in our region, the impact of these funds is life-changing for kids in our communities.

Five Counties continues to raise funds so more kids and their families can receive services in-person, by phone or virtually. This ensures children have access to help when they need help the most.

As a donor, you are part of the solution for kids and families to get the early intervention they need that is key to building their abilities for life.

“If there was no Five Counties, it would be so much harder. You walk through the doors and everything you need is there.”

Building Abilities for Life Case for Support

Owen with his mom Ashley
Message from Five Counties' Mom Ashley

As a Mom, I cannot express how much Five Counties has impacted our family. I always thought our son, Owen, had autism and when the doctor told me he did, I cried. I didn’t cry because I was sad, I cried because I was relieved. I was excited to get him help. At age two and a half, Owen was referred to Five Counties Children’s Centre and at three and a half Owen started his Five Counties journey. Like the 3,108 children who are currently waiting for treatment at Five Counties, Owen had to wait to begin his therapy. One of the longest waitlists is for speech related services which is why I am asking for your investment in the Building Abilities for Life Campaign, in support of Five Counties’ speech and language programs.

Contact Us

To learn more or discuss how to support the campaign, please contact us at
development@fivecounties.on.ca or 1-888-779-9915 x381.

Learn about other opportunities to support Five Counties’ Kids

To Be Our Best

To Be Our Best Capital Fund

This fund allows the Centre to support capital projects and purchase equipment to best meet the needs of the children in our communities.

Making Dreams Come True

Making Dreams Come True Endowment Fund

Your gift stays intact within the fund and the interest generated annually supports ongoing programs and services.