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Andrew Donato Art Exhibition


Aecon Buildings GTA Charity Golf Day

Aecon Buildings set to brighten up the lives of young children with autism for years to come

TORONTO, September 2011 – Aecon Buildings became Geneva Centre for Autism’s latest trailblazer by donating $41,900 to help fund the Centre’s children’s building at 164 Merton Street. The generous donation was raised from the annual Aecon Buildings GTA Charity Golf Day held on June 28th 2011. With an ever increasing number of children being diagnosed with autism, the Centre plans to use the donation to create a space for children with autism to learn the essential skills that will enable them to realize their potential.

Now in its 10th year, Aecon Buildings GTA Charity Golf Day attracted 144 enthusiastic golfers. 36 teams made up of Aecon Buildings’ employees and subcontractors teed-off at the fabulous 18-acre Rattlesnake Country Club for a great cause. Frank Ross, President of Aecon Buildings Group says “Aecon Buildings’ fundraising efforts for our Annual Charity Golf Event, are a direct result of the strong and lasting relationships we foster with our subcontractors. We would not have raised the $41,900 for the Geneva Centre for Autism without their dedication to the worthy cause and to Aecon Buildings. We are very pleased Aecon was able to raise funds for much needed programs for children, youth and adults living with Autism”.

The annual tournament is part of Aecon Buildings’ commitment to build closer relationships and have a positive impact on communities where they conduct business. Arlene Mercurio, Executive Assistant to Frank Ross, chose Geneva Centre for Autism as the charity of choice following a suggestion from Adelina Cotognini, who works as a Proposal Coordinator for Aecon Buildings. Adelina whose son, Adamo, has autism has seen first hand what difference proper training can do for a child with autism.

With nothing but praise for Geneva Centre for Autism, Adelina says “I have seen an immense improvement in Adamo’s ability to make friends and socialize after attending Geneva Centre’s Social Skills Building Program. The Program has thought him to how talk and interrelate to his peers, how to share, play and just have fun by being himself”.

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Beach Triangle Funfest

On Saturday, September 11th 2010, the Triangle Community Group hosted its 3rd Annual Beach Triangle Charity Funfest. It was a beautiful day, and close to 300 neighbours and friends gathered to enjoy the festivities! From a bouncy castle and face painting to a BBQ, local artisans' market and an amazing Silent Auction; there truly was something for everyone. The event raised over $2,000 for Geneva Center for Autism.

BBQ Fundraiser by O'Shanter Development Company Ltd

On July 19, 2010, the Brentwood Towers Tenant’s Association and the employees of O'Shanter Development Company Ltd. turned out in force to support and raise funds for children and young people with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Keeping with the Company’s tagline, “Managing to do the right thing”, the Company organized a BBQ fundraiser benefiting Geneva Centre for Autism. Spearheaded by O'Shanter Development’s General Manager, Randy Daiter, the event raised a total of $1600. The funds raised go towards helping low income families access non-government funded services and also help fund Canada’s first youth and adult centre for individuals with an autism spectrum disorder.O Shantha Development

Geneva Centre for Autism Foundation would like to thank the tenant’s association and everyone at O'Shanter Development Company, especially Mr. Randy Daiter, who contributed to make this fun community event such a a success. Thank you!

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NAIOP Awards Gala

NAIOP The Greater Toronto Chapter of NAIOP, the Commercial Real Estate Development Association, has made a significant investment of $180,000 to help Geneva Centre for Autism establish Canada’s first specialized resource facility for youth and adults with autism.

"We are extremely grateful for the support of NAIOP Greater Toronto as the first organization to step up and help us blaze a new path in autism services. Their investment and the active involvement of their members have been instrumental in raising the profile of our young people and their needs," says Margaret Whelan, Centre Executive Director.

"NAIOP Greater Toronto is proud to support the exceptional work being done at Geneva Centre," says Mr. Young. "The Centre makes a daily and lasting contribution by supporting people who have few places to turn for help in our community.”

NAIOP cheque presentation

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