Hello  Greetings!

Welcome to the latest issue of the Woodview News! Learn about our newest location in Burlington, how we've taken the lead on creating a Youth Wellness Hub in Brantford, our new website for the Woodview Learning Centre, our upcoming events, and more!
Program Profile: Learning Centre
πŸ“£ Announcing a new logo and website for the Woodview Learning Centre, our alternative school placement program for students from 4 to 17 years of age that have a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder. The new logo was designed by Karen Jorritsma of Bolster Design - a former school parent! Click to read about the new design. πŸ”Ž Explore the site, learn more about the program, and read the latest from the new Learning Centre blog!
Here We Grow Again:
Harvester Road Office
Woodview's Halton mental health programs are on the move! We've opened our newest location at 3385 Harvester Road in Burlington where the SBST, YODA, Linking and HIP teams are now based. This will provide much needed room for the staff and the services to families.
Annual General Meeting
The AGM took place on October 3rd at the beautiful Rock Garden at the Royal Botanical Gardens. Cindy I'Anson, Woodview's Executive Director, recognized Gord Roche in a special announcement for the many years that the Jeff Roche and Hannah Gordon Roche Memorial Golf Tournament supported the Woodview Learning Centre's sponsorship fund. Cindy announced that in gratitude, the school's sponsorship fund would be renamed the Jeff Roche and Hannah Gordon-Roche Memorial Sponsorship Fund !
The rest of the evening featured Pop-Up Presentations on the Halton Conquer program, our Ontario Autism Program, and our Youth Engagement initiatives at Woodview.
In the News
Meeting to discuss a youth wellness hub are Flora Ennis (left), Sarah Precious, Abby Lopez (Volunteer Youth Advocate) and Amie Ventresca, all of Woodview Mental Health and Austism Services, Deanna Searle, Executive Director of the Boys and Girls Club, Brad Smith, Community Development Coordinator for the City of Brantford, and Christina Rajsic, Director of Program Standards at the Brant County Health Unit. BRIAN THOMPSON / THE EXPOSITOR
We were featured on the front page of the Brantford Expositor on November 7th! Woodview has taken the lead on creating a Youth Wellness Hub in Brantford. The hub is designed as a β€œone-stop shop” for youth aged 12 to 25, to be able to walk in and get help for mental health and substance abuse issues, as well as services for physical health, social issues and employment assistance. Thank you to our community partners, the Boys & Girls Club of Brantford, the City of Brantford, and the Brant Health Unit for working on this important initiative!
Woodview's Chris Clattenburg, Kate Dixon, and Michelle Bake-Murphy were guests on the Scott Radley Radio Show on AM900 CHML on November 9th to talk about mental health and autism issues. You can listen to the podcast - our interview begins at the 13:40 minute mark. Catch some of the behind-the-scenes photos on our Facebook Page.
Flora Ennis receiving award on behalf of Woodview with two BGC representatives
The Boys and Girls Club of Brantford recently awarded Woodview the Len Ellins Award for 2018!  Flora Ennis was presented with the award at the their annual Stakeholders Celebration, a fun event with the theme, 'Superheroes Unite'. Thank you BGC!  
Fundraising Corner
Waterous Holden Sponsors Family Dinner
Thank you to Waterous Holden Amey Hitchon , for generously donating $1,000 in sponsorship of this month's Brantford Family Christmas Dinner! Staff host this special evening for clients and families, serving up a delicious turkey dinner, a visit from Santa, and crafts. Special thanks to John G. Morrissey for supporting us!
The 100 Men Who Give a Damn -Brantford group raised $3,950 for Camp Unity last month. Special thanks to Dave Levac for nominating Camp Unity! We're grateful for the support of this specialized summer day camp for kids and youth that have Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder.
Brant Business Builders present donation cheque to Camp Unity staff and kids.
On November 7th, the Brant Business Builders presented a donation cheque in the amount of $14,821.19 for Camp Unity, a specialized summer day camp for kids & youth with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD). The monies were raised at their spring charity golf tournament. Woodview is grateful for the loyal and generous support of the Brant Business Builders who help make this essential program possible!
Cheque presentation outside the restaurant.
On October 4th, Joe Dog's Gasbar Grill in downtown Burlington, presented a donation cheque in the amount of $435! Thank you to the restaurant's staff and patrons for choosing us during the bar's monthly 50/50 draw! This was perfect news going into the Thanksgiving long weekend.
On July 13th, Vic Linka and Jim Boyd of the Harbourtown Sound, Ontario's premier men's a cappella performing chorus, dropped by to present Woodview with a $500 donation raised at their recent fundraising drive. It was music to our ears!
On July 5th, Gord Roche, organizer of the Jeff Roche & Hannah-Gordon Roche Memorial Golf Tournament, presented Cindy I'Anson, Woodview's Executive Director, with a cheque for $14,000! This generous donation was raised at the 9th (and final) tournament on June 2nd. It will benefit the Woodview Learning Centre, an alternative school placement for kids with ASD. Heartfelt thanks to Gord Roche and to all who contributed to the success of this charity tournament throughout the years! At the recent AGM, it was announced that in gratitude, the school's sponsorship fund would be renamed the Jeff Roche and Hannah Gordon-Roche Memorial Sponsorship Fund!
Upcoming Events
Woodview will be a participating agency at the Developmental Services Recruitment Fair on January 22, 2019 at Community Living Hamilton (191 York Blvd.) from 1:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. We invite you to read a career testimonial from Jennalee on our Instagram page. Jennalee is part of our L.I.F.E. day treatment team in Hamilton. #DSMoreThanJustaJob
Registration is now open for our Ontario Autism Program Workshop Series - Winter 2019! Parents and caregivers can sign up to attend free workshops on topics including 'Introduction to the OAP and Service Navigation', 'Behaviour Basics', and more. Please note that space is limited for the in-person workshops. Click here for more information and to register.

Charitable Registration Number: 119303923RR0001