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With integrating values and similar cultures, together we can accomplish much more together than we can apart.

In our new reality with COVID-19 and the changing nature of fundraising and corporate engagement,  both Variety-the Children's Charity of Ontario and Holland Bloorview began discussions on how we can partner together to raise much needed funds, build a greater awareness of our cause, and to increase our exposure to more people across Ontario.

Sharing a vision to help and support children with disabilities, both Variety-the Children's Charity of Ontario and Holland Bloorview, have formed a unique fundraising partnership to raise funds to help even more children access rehabilitation services and sport and recreation, all with a focus on inclusivity and accessibility.

This unique partnership recognizes the changing nature of creative fundraising to support children who need it most during a worldwide pandemic. 

Many of the children who come to Variety Ontario for programs have been impacted by the services and programs of Holland Bloorview and vice versa. Both of these charities have long histories in Ontario of supporting kids with disabilities and their families. 

 “We are excited to partner with Holland Bloorview to raise funds to support both of our missions to improve and make a difference in the lives of kids with disabilities. We are grateful to our communities for supporting this campaign during this unprecedented time of need,” said Karen Stintz, President & CEO, Variety - the Children’s Charity Ontario.

We care for kids with disabilities.

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At Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital, we care for kids with disabilities, kids needing rehabilitation after illness or trauma, kids whose medical complexity requires a kind of care they can’t get elsewhere. 

At Variety-the Children's Charity of Ontario, we support children with disabilities through sports, skill development, and other inclusive and accessible programming in community facilities across Ontario

Today you can help more kids with disabilities smile, laugh, learn, play, and heal. More than 14,000 kids come through Holland Bloorview and Variety doors every year with autism, cerebral palsy, acquired brain injuries, amputation, epilepsy, concussion and other physical and developmental disabilities. 

All these kids want to do is to breathe on their own, become more active, talk with family, be with themselves, become more independent, or just feel less pain.

Buying a Catch the Ace ticket is a great way to join the cause. 50% of all ticket sales go toward our respective charities, so that kids can live their best lives.