While there is reason to be optimistic about spring and the promise that the COVID vaccine brings, we recognize the impact on our community as a result of the disruptions, lockdowns, cancellations and uncertainty of the past year. We are grateful to our members and supporters for their patience and understanding as we collectively navigated through government restrictions aimed at curbing the pandemic.
Although we were closed for several months, we were able to successfully deliver camps last summer with plans already in place to do so again this coming summer. Our camps are filling up quickly! We were also able to provide a limited number of program options at our Variety Village facility throughout the summer and fall until more closures were required due to our second COVID lockdown.
On February 22 we were able to re-open to our members with a disability, which is having a very positive impact on
their physical activity and mental health. We have also worked diligently over the past several months to make the shift to virtual programming, including exercise classes for adults as well as grade and middle school students. We have been able to engage our members of all ages and abilities, helping them stay fit and still part of their social circle of fellow members.

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We know how important it is to stay physically active, and at Variety we want to make sure everyBODY keeps moving and having fun. With limited access to our in-person programs and physical facilities, our virtual adventure is an opportunity for participants to experience virtual game play at their own pace, within their skill level – in the comfort of their own home.

We have successfully launched an 8-week interactive exercise program to a pilot group of 15 families FREE – and are aiming for province-wide access by the summer 2021. We’ll be in touch soon to share more exciting details!

How you can Help!

Your gift of $50 will give a family the opportunity to play in sequence by providing a Sport Equipment Kit to Children as far and wide as Thunder Bay and Kingston, Ontario!

DONATE A SPORTS KIT!

  • Would you consider becoming a Monthly Donor?

    Your commitment to a monthly donation will ensure predictable income. This predictable income stream means less worry for us about cash flow and more focus on long term programming and initiatives.

    All of these endeavours have come with enormous cost and would not have been possible without our supporters, including donors like you. Without your financial commitment, this past year, and certainly our future, would have been in grave danger.

    Our team at Variety remains as committed as ever to ensuring our community continues to benefit from our programs and services for many years to come.

    BECOME A MONTHLY DONOR

     

  • How to Donate

    • Online donation: Fill out the form above^
    • By Phone: (416) 699 7167
    • Mail: 3701 Danforth Avenue, Scarborough ON M1N 2G2
    • Cheques made payable to ‘Variety – The Children’s Charity of Ontario’.

    PLEASE NOTE:
    Please include your full name, address and email address for tax receipting purposes.

    Please do not send cash in the mail.
    Tax receipts issued for donations of $20 or more.

How we help.

We bring accessible facilities to life with sports, fitness, activities, summer camps, skills training and coaching for competitive and Paralympic Athletes.

Our programming makes a direct impact on mobility, socialization, language and learning – across the range of needs and challenges that children with disabilities face.

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