George Jeffrey Children’s Foundation on Working through the Pandemic & Announcing a New ED

We are pleased to say that as of June 29, George Jeffrey Children’s Centre gradually began opening its doors with limited access.  To allow for physical distancing and new safety guidelines, all in-person visits are by appointment only.  Our new reality but great news that George Jeffrey Children’s Centre can again begin to provide in-centre care for our children with communication, physical and developmental needs.

Generous donors through the George Jeffrey Children’s Foundation have a direct impact on the care that our children receive.  Because of a generous gift from the Ames Family Foundation, the Centre is now equipped with a new interactive panel housed in the Snoezelen Room (the Centre’s multi-sensory room).

The new panel combines touch and sound technology to encourage focus and interaction, target several senses at the same time, and provide the opportunity to engage in fun activities in a relaxed environment!

More News!  The Board of George Jeffrey Children’s Foundation is pleased to announce Cindy Levanto-Kawahara as the new Executive Director of George Jeffrey’s Children’s Foundation.  She replaces Steve MacDonald who returned home to Southern Ontario.

Born and raised in Thunder Bay, Cindy has many years of professional fundraising experience and is also a graduate of Lakehead University.

“I couldn’t be happier to be the new ‘chief fundraiser’ for the George Jeffrey Children’s Foundation!  The Centre’s 60+ year history has impacted and enriched the lives of so many children and youth living with physical and developmental needs that it is my privilege to be a part of the Foundation’s team and look forward to meeting our wonderful donors and supporters”.