For the fifth consecutive year, the John Hardie Mitchell Family Foundation has made a generous donation in support of the Down Syndrome Resource Foundation's educational programs for individuals with Down syndrome. The Foundation's $2,000 investment for 2019 will help students develop critical skills in the areas of reading, math, communications, speech, and more. We are so thankful for their ongoing support!
RBC Future Launch has generously invested $20,000 in the Down Syndrome Resource Foundation’s transitional programs for young adults with Down syndrome, including Reading and Communications Plus, Social Communication and Navigation, and Money Math & Budgeting. These programs equip individuals with Down syndrome with skills that are essential to their success in the workplace and their ability to live independently.
DSRF is proud to be partnering with RBC for their RBC Future Launch initiative. Together, we will prepare individuals with Down syndrome find meaningful work and bring their unique contributions to our society.
“We’re excited to be working with the Down Syndrome Resource Foundation to help bring RBC Future Launch to life,” said Valerie Chort, Vice President, Corporate Citizenship, RBC. “We have a responsibility to prepare all young people for the opportunities and ambiguities of the future, including those with developmental disabilities. RBC Future Launch is a decade-long commitment to help Canadian youth prepare for the jobs of tomorrow.”
The Ames Family Foundation has made a number of extraordinarily generous investments in the Down Syndrome Resource Foundation in recent years. For 2019, the Foundation has donated $25,000 towards the development of a groundbreaking Reading Assessment Online Student Portal. Once completed, this tool will track individual student progress towards their personalized objectives, target instruction, assign skill-specific strategies individualized to the learner, and keep teachers in the school setting working in partnership to maximize student progress. We are deeply grateful for the Ames Family Foundation's support in this endeavour.
Coast Capital Savings knows a thing or two about wise investments - and we're so grateful they decided to invest in DSRF's Money Math & Budgeting students! Coast Capital has donated $5,000 towards this year's program, which helps adults with Down syndrome develop math and money skills crucial to independent living. Thank you Coast Capital!