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Ways to Give

Giving is its own reward

The rewards of philanthropy and volunteerism are vast. The decision to contribute to a meaningful endeavour connects you to something larger than yourself. Not only does the beneficiary experience a boost in well-being and circumstances, they also feel the support and solidarity of that larger community. An undeniable win-win.

The spirit of giving

When you partner with SCIO as a donor, you improve the quality of life for people living with spinal cord injury. You honour our founders and strengthen our foundation. And you make this province a more accessible and equitable place for everyone.

This kind of giving is profound.

You may have important philanthropic assets to draw on: money, time and skills. Seven-year-old Jude (pictured on this page) had empathy and an idea. “If someone gets hurt they feel sad. I wanted to make people feel good and, by raising money for the charity, I could help people like Grandpa!” He was so inspired by his Grandpa Ron (who sustained a spinal cord injury four years ago), he decided to hand make and sell festive decorations to raise money for us. His hard work was noticed by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and MP for Oakville North-Burlington Pam Damoff.


Giving profoundly starts with the simple question, “How can I help?”

Here’s how.


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Plan an event in your community

This is where your knowledge of the cause, your skillset as a host and your ability to reach out to a robust network of supporters are of immense value. Soccer match and picnic at the park for friends, colleagues and their children? Tournament for scratch golfers and novices alike at your favourite club? Gathering in your home or local sports bar to cheer on the athletes at the Paralympic Games? All great options!

Combine a cherished hobby or personal interest with fundraising to make a life-changing impact. We’ll support you along the way!

Contact Nicole at 416-422-5644, ext. 221 or email philanthropy@sciontario.org

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Attend an SCIO-hosted event

Love to ski or snowboard? Looking for a night of comedy out on the town? Ready for a great party at a gala fundraising event? Whether you provide a donation or offer your services as a volunteer – or both! – we would love to see you at our next event. We rely on our volunteers behind the scenes and during events to support our clients and other guests. And we gratefully accept your donation and personal time to make our events spectacular for all. Of course, anyone you bring along to help out will be most warmly welcomed and appreciated!

Help change the lives of those with spinal cord injury by attending one of our lively events.


Support one of our programs that rebuilds lives

SCIO offers dynamic programming that has a profound impact on the lives of people with spinal cord injury. Our donors give generously to these programs to ensure we can continue to lead the way in support, service and advocacy.

  • Enhancing Independence
  • Research
  • Knowledge Enterprise
  • Advocacy and public policy
  • Peer Support
  • Employment
  • Regional Services

Let us know if any of the above giving options resonate with you, and we’ll be happy to share more information and next steps. Contact Ari at 416-422-5644, ext. 264 or email philanthropy@sciontario.org


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A gift in honour

Would you like to honour a special person in your life – a supporter, champion or friend – by making a gift in their name? Whether for a wedding celebration, a graduation, a bar or bat mitzvah, or any other special occasion, consider making a gift on behalf of your honoree to support SCIO. Your friend or loved one will be touched at the idea that they have made a difference in someone’s life.

A gift in memory

Celebrate the memory of someone you admire or cherish with a gift to SCIO in their name. When you pay tribute to a friend, colleague or family member, their legacy extends wider and reaches further to improve the lives and strengthen the support systems of those living with a spinal cord injury.

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Planned giving

Throughout our history, forward-thinking donors have improved the quality of life for those living with a spinal cord injury. Recovery and rehabilitation can be a long road. You can champion the cause of removing barriers and ensuring excellence in care by planning a thoughtful gift for tomorrow. Your philanthropic dollar may provide an immediate financial benefit for yourself while making an impact in the lives of others in the future.

We recommend you discuss your gift intentions with experts – legal professional, insurance agent, and so on – who can advise you fully. And when you are ready to proceed with a planned gift, please contact Paul Livingston, Senior Development Officer, at 613-294-6889 or by email: donations@sciontario.org.

Jousse Langford Society

Donors who choose to make planned gifts to Spinal Cord Injury Ontario automatically become members of the Jousse Langford Society. Named for Al Jousse and Ken Langford, two of SCIO’s founding members, this society recognizes those donors who have the foresight to provide for the future. Membership in the Jousse Langford Society provides SCIO with the opportunity to extend its gratitude to individuals who notify us of their thoughtful gift intentions.

To discuss ways to achieve your specific philanthropic goals, please contact Ari Wahl. Director of Resource Development, 416-422-5644, ext. 264 or philanthropy@sciontario.org

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