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Stories of Impact

Building a kinder, more accessible, and more supported world is what we work toward, but it’s the people whose lives we touch that we work for.

Here we invite you to get to know the people and families impacted by our partners’ work, and read about the personal stories of triumph and growth made possible by donor support.

Ada

Ada

It’s so very hard to think of that day. Even now, almost five years later, we still celebrate our daughter Ada’s birthday the weekend after, because we can’t pull ourselves into...

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Tanya

Tanya

Every year, when the weather gets warmer, I get excited because summer is around the corner, and this means that I’ll be returning to Camp Massawippi – one of my favorite places...

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Peyton

Peyton

One morning, during Peyton’s third week of kindergarten, she turned to us and asked “is there anything wrong with my eyes?” Some of the older children at school had been teasing...

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Caroline

Caroline

All parents worry the first time their child sleeps away from home. If you have a child with special needs, the concerns are even greater. When Caroline first told us she wants...

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Snoezelen Room

Snoezelen Room

Education can be a challenge for many of these children, as mainstream schools are not equipped to support their needs. The Mackay Centre School and Philip E. Layton School offer...

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Sanet Vision

Sanet Vision

Since founded in 1908, the Montreal Association for the Blind (known today as the MAB-Mackay Rehabilitation Centre) has been a leader in the country in service for people with...

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Low Vision Clinic

Low Vision Clinic

The MAB-Mackay opened its Low Vision Clinic in 1979 as the first specialized clinic of its kind in Canada. It is the main entry point for close to 2,000 people of all ages who...

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