PAST PROJECTS

Learn more about Make it Matter's past projects & events!

 

INSPIRATIONS NEWSPAPER

2017

Inspirations Newspaper shares the challenges and celebrates the accomplishments of children and young adults with special needs while providing information about educational, therapeutic and recreational services in our communities that are often difficult to find. 


Via their publications, outreach, events, and a Special Needs Resource Database which shares over 500 resources, Inspirations reaches out to parents, caregivers and teachers who are searching for support and community when they are most in need. These tools break down barriers in an effort to educate the public at large and foster acceptance and inclusion.


The funds supported this non-profit organization which helped the resource data base to keep growing, and for Inspirations to keep story-telling through their Newspaper.

ST-GABRIEL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

2017

A true community school which cherishes heritage while embracing diversity. Staff, parents, volunteers, and community personnel work together, to guarantee that all children succeed in life and develop to the best of their abilities in a safe, secure, and respectful environment. Saint Gabriel believes in offering a variety of activities in order to meet our students’ academic and social needs. 


Due to financial restrictions, the funds supported the creation of an at-home reading program for their students, as their resources were lacking. Additionally, the funds went towards improving their creative arts programs, as many of the students struggled with various learning and social disabilities. 

THE STEVEN ATME PROJECT

2018

After being diagnosed with autism at the age of four, Steven Atme faced many difficulties speaking, understanding, and following directions. Despite his diagnosis, and thanks to the dedication of his teachers, friends, and family, Steven eventually learned to read, write, but most importantly: he learned how to play the piano. From the moment his parents bought him an electric keyboard, he was hooked. Steven started taking lessons and eventually was granted a scholarship to study at McGill University's Conservatory of Music.

 THE FUN 15 INITIATIVE

2018 - 2019

Alana Goodings is a special education teacher at Edward Murphy Elementary who started the Fun 15 initiative last April for Autism Awareness month. Her goal was to provide an inclusive space during recess time for all students. This initiative was to increase autism awareness and social interaction through fun and interactive activities where befriending peers with autism is its primary focus.

The funds raised went towards paying for the resources and materials needed to offer students an inclusive space all year long.

 

PAST FUNDRAISERS & EVENTS!

 

GALA: FUN FOR ALL FAIR FUNDRAISER

COMEDY NEST

OUTDOOR TERRASSE PARTY

CHRISTMAS JARS

MOKSHA YOGA

ARTHURS NOSH

PRIVATE DONATIONS

FUN 15 INITIATIVE