Hello  Greetings!

Welcome to the latest issue of the Woodview News! Learn about our Smilezone transformation, new Sensory Room, elementary day treatment program in Burlington, what we've been up to and more!
Program Profile: EIEIO
What is EIEIO? Emily Struthers gives us an exclusive look at this Burlington school-based therapeutic program for children ages 6-8 and their families. Find out what is unique to this classroom - and who on earth are Scaredy Squirrel and Otis the Owl!
(L-R): Karrie, Emily, and Erin [Not pictured, Laura]
Smilezone Grand Opening and AGM
On September 17th, over 100 community partners, staff, clients, dignitaries, and guests gathered at our head office in Burlington for the Smilezone Grand Opening and our AGM! Thanks to the Smilezone Foundation, the Rotary Club of Oakville, and the Vic Hadfield Table Hockey Challenge for transforming our environment into a warm and welcoming space that will cheer and inspire kids and families in our mental health and autism programs. There was a great turnout for the ribbon cutting ceremony.
(L-R): Scott Bachly (Co-Founder, Smilezone), Adam Graves (Co-Founder, Smilezone), Vic Hadfield (Donor), Ron Ellis (Donor), Cindy I'Anson (Executive Director, Woodview), Lee Helmer (Board Chair, Woodview), Sheryn Posen (Donor), Councillor Kelvin Galbraith (Ward 1, Burlington), Megan Bozak (celebrity ambassador and American hockey player) 
In the News: Woodview at the heart of the City
Read all about how our newest location in downtown Brantford resulted from working with youth and families. The article, written by Sarah Precious, is featured in the Health, Mind & Body section of the  Brantford Expositor . We are delighted to be working with  Brant County Health Unit  and Brant Employment Centre, St. Leonard's Community Services as the first partners at  Harmony Squ are Brantford .
Transition to High School Program
Starting in February 2020, we will be offering a Transition to High School Program in Hamilton that will help prepare students aged 12-15 with ASD to navigate the high school world by learning and practicing social and life skills.
Community Reports
Woodview has been providing services to our communities for nearly 60 years. We have grown and evolved throughout this time and this past year has not been any different. Learn what we've been up to - view and download our Annual Report.
As Lead Agency for the Moving on Mental Health (MOMH) plan for the region of Brant, we're pleased to present the priorities roadmap for 2019-2022. Click to learn about our community and core service provider priorities and deliverables.
Woodview Presents at FASD Conference
On October 18th, Woodview's Michelle Ennis, Michael O'Riordan, Nicole Schween, and Flora Ennis presented on Camp Unity at 'Breaking Barriers', the FASD Conference that took place at the Royal Botanical Gardens. The team presented on how its Junior Leadership Program is breaking barriers for youth with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder. 
ProAction Cops & Kids Sponsor Hamilton Youth
For the past 3 years, ProAction Cops & Kids has sponsored youth from our Hamilton mental health day treatment programs on their annual Camp Wanakita trip. We're thrilled to announce that they have just renewed sponsorship for the 2020 trip too! Dan Hunter, Program Manager, writes about this unique experience for kids and how creating positive relationships between police and youth is reaping benefits.
Text-to-Give Campaign
We've launched a text-to-give campaign to gear up for Giving Tuesday on December 3rd! Which region would you like your donation to benefit? Text your choice to 20222 to give $5 or $10! 💝 Thank you!


The donation amount will appear on your cell phone bill. The text-to-give campaign is in effect until December 31, 2019.
Ongoing Supports
Monthly Caregiver Support Group
Are you a parent or caregiver of a child or youth who is experiencing a mental health concern? In partnership with Parents for Children's Mental Health , we facilitate a support group in Brantford on the First Wednesday of the month between 6-8 PM at 643 Park Road North . Meet other parents, get support, learn strategies and how to access resources in the community!
Mental Health Walk-In Clinic for Brant Youth
Since launching in the summer, we have seen many youth drop-in to our new downtown location to talk with a counsellor. This free and confidential service is offered at our Harmony Square location (120 Colborne Street, Unit 106-107) on:

  • Thursdays 4 PM - 8PM
  • Fridays 4 PM - 8 PM
  • Saturdays 12 PM - 4PM

Youth can also call 519-752-5308 or text 226-920-4427 to book in advance.
Fundraising Corner
New Sensory Room Thanks to Legacy Gift
On September 17th, a new Sensory Room was unveiled at our Annual General Meeting. The Sensory Room was made possible by a generous legacy gift from Jeanne Durant. Thanks to Jeanne and her family, children and youth that receive mental health and autism supports at Woodview, now have a quiet and soothing space that features a swing, bubble tower lights, and custom ball pit!
(L-R) Michelle Bake-Murphy, Wendy Caron, Ute Lindner
Rotary Burlington Lakeshore Raises Over $10,000 for Woodview
On July 16th, Ute Lindner, President of the Rotary Burlington Lakeshore, presented Woodview with a cheque for $5,281.50! Plus, a match of $5,000 from CIBC brought the grand total to $10,281.50! The Rotary raised these funds for Woodview's Celebrate Families Retreat at their annual Wine for Friends event earlier this year.
Sponsors of the Brantford Family Holiday Party
For the 2nd year in a row, Brantford's top law firm, Waterous, Holden, Amey, Hitchon Lawyers LLP, are a $1,000 Gold Level Sponsor of our Brantford Family Christmas Dinner! This annual event for Woodview clients and families features a full turkey dinner, a visit from Santa, crafts, and more!
We welcome a new sponsor this year! Vaultra Self Storage has come on board as a $500 Silver Level Sponsor for the annual Brantford Family Christmas Dinner!
Save the Date
Join us on Sunday, January 5th from 9AM-12PM for another delicious ALL YOU CAN EAT BREAKFAST at the Knights of Columbus (12 Catherine Ave.), in support of Brantford Adolescent Day Treatment's summer programming. Breakfast includes: bacon, sausage, home fries, eggs, pancakes, toast, juice, coffee, tea & milk! RSVP on Facebook - e veryone is welcome! Thank you to the Knights of Columbus Council #1679 Brantford, for hosting this charity breakfast in support of Woodview!

Charitable Registration Number: 119303923RR0001