Discover: Summer 2021

The word collage above was created from our community’s answers in a survey asking, “What did resilience mean for you in 2020?”.

What did resilience mean for our community in 2020?

As we collectively – program participants, employees, Board members and volunteers – navigated through a challenging year in 2020, we have found ourselves stronger for having been together in mutual support. This image represents our community and reflections of our individual experiences, from moments that tested our resolve to occasions when we were reminded that we are not alone. 

Back in 2017 our network of seven organizations shared a common vision;
to re-imagine what is possible for people with disabilities.

In our five-year strategic plan, we each set up to reach and help more people with disabilities, to provide support that would enhance quality of life and independence. There were four key strategic priorities that have guided our work since then, and have helped us to maintain the course through rough waters and uncharted territories.  

  • Enhancing volunteer engagement and community partnerships to deliver programs
  • Growing and diversifying our fundraising portfolio and increasing participation and awareness about our cause
  • Innovating to break down more barriers through research and development
  • Ensuring efficiency and effectiveness through a lean operational financial management system

In this 2020 recap edition of the Discover Newsletter, we want to show you how, even through the midst of a global pandemic, the Disability Foundation and six affiliated societies still managed to fulfill our strategic priorities and aid Canadians with disabilities to lead safe and engaged lives.

This past year has certainly looked far different than any other in our 25 year history…

While the way we operate has been changed by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Disability Foundation and our affiliated Societies have remained focused, as always, on supporting people with disabilities to live active, engaged lives.

Your help is absolutely critical to keeping our programs running. We ask that you please consider making a donation to help us continue our important work empowering people with disabilities to Re-Imagine what is Possible.