Hello  Greetings! welcome to the spring edition of the Woodview News!  Get a sneak peek into the DANO and Mountaineer programs, learn what we've been up to in the community, check out the Kindness Diaries Event photo album, and much more! 

DANO & Mountaineer
Wendy Caron, Program Manager of the DANO and Mountaineer programs in Halton, talks about the development of these two day treatment programs, a sneak peek into a day-in-the-life of the program, a quirky fact, and more!
Mental Health Week
#MHW2017 activities included chalking hair (or beards), the 'Hook, Line and Thinker' fishing derby, the Find Your Voice event organized by Fortitude Youth View, our awesome youth engagement group, and more.  Thanks to all who organized, participated in, and wore green to help bust the stigma surrounding mental health!  Check out the article in the Brantford Expositor and photos from the week!

Canadian Autism Leadership Summit
Robin Brennan, Director of Autism Services, talks about Woodview's Job Train Program, a collaboration with MacART and the Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board, which has garnered  interest from across the country, plus she shares highlights and insights from this year's CASDA conference in Ottawa.
The Kindness Diaries
It was an evening of inspiration from Leon Logothetis, Author and Host of the trending Netflix series, The Kindness Diaries. In a one-night only event, Leon shared his story of overcoming depression, finding his passion in life, and the impact that human connection and kindness has on our lives.
SNAP© Program
Six Nations of the Grand River Child and Family Services join forces with Woodview to deliver Brant's Stop Now and Plan (SNAP©), a proven program that teaches children and their parents how to make better choices in the moment.  We're pleased to unveil the new SNAP© website!
The Vulnerable Persons Registry in Brantford
Woodview is one of seven local Brantford agencies that have partnered with the City of Brantford to join the Vulnerable Persons Registry.  The registry provides critical info about a registered person so the officer can assist and better communicate with them in an emergency situation. 
Tikko Travels to Woodview
The students at the Woodview Learning Centre recently received a very special guest.  Tikko Travels' author Christine Poe gave a special book reading of Dorian's story during story time. We also enjoyed a video about the many places that Tikko the Polar Bear has travelled to.

Christine Poe also gave a number of book readings and signings at Copper Kettle Café in Waterdown in support of Woodview throughout the month of April. 

When you purchase a copy of Tikko Travels; Dorian's Story and use the coupon code WOODVIEW4TIKKO at check out, $3 of each sale will be donated to Woodview.
Fundraising Corner
Something pretty exciting happened at our Brantford office. Ryan McCarthy, from the Brantford Blast MLH hockey team came by to visit and drop off a donation for us at Woodview! Ryan put on a hockey skills event for kids back in March to further their hockey skills and all proceeds were generously donated to Woodview!  
Thank you to Karolina and Khristy from Fionn MacCool’s Burlington Fairview, for hosting a Blue Jays Home Opener fundraiser in support of Woodview!  Inspired by the Light it Up Blue campaign to raise awareness of autism, this event was a great success.  Thank you for presenting us with a cheque for $870! 
Celebrating Volunteers
In honour of the recent National Volunteer Week we send out a special thank you to a dedicated group of volunteers that support Woodview tirelessly with their skill and talent all year long - the Board of Directors! Pictured (L-R): Lee Helmer, Linda Bullock, Sandra Karpis, Michelle Barr, Dwaine Burns, Debora Hume, and Harold Goldsmith. Not pictured: Linnea Chamberlain, Nina Roy, Laura Langeraap, Annie Yu.
In Brief
We've participated in three Twitter Chats hosted by Children's Mental Health Ontario over the last few months.  The CMHO Twitter Chats have rallied public awareness of issues concerning children's mental health in Ontario such as wait times, bullying, and access to services. Thank you to all who have joined this advocacy initiative.  
We're hiring! We love spreading the word about what a great place Woodview is to work at so we attended two recent career fairs and met some great people.  We'll soon be updating our website's careers page, so stay tuned for exciting changes!  If you or someone you know is looking for a career in autism or mental health, check out our current job opportunities.
Upcoming Events
Saturday, June 3rd, 2017
Lowville Golf Club

The 8th annual Memorial Golf Tournament is generously hosted again by the Jeff Roche & Hannah Gordon-Roche Memorial Foundation in support of the Woodview Learning Centre, an alternative school for kids and youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder.  View the flyer.
Thursday, June 15th, 2017
The Oaks of St.George Golf Club

The Brant Business Builders host their annual fundraising golf tournament in support of Camp Unity, a specialized summer day camp  addressing the unique needs of children and youth aged 6 – 18 with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD).  View the flyer.

We're looking forward to participating in the Sound of Music Festival again!  Come by to see us at our booth between June 15th and 18th.  We'll have games, treats and swag - drop by and say hello! 
Woodview is pleased to join the Autism Speaks Canada Walk in Dundas, Ontario for a second year!   Greetings! will you support Team Woodview by walking with us or sponsoring us?  Join us on Saturday, June 24th for this 3K walk.  This family friendly walk includes lots of fun activities, performers and snacks!  See you there!
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