CGC

French Language Services – Les services en français

March 2017 Update Common Ground Co-operative is working toward being able to provide services in French. Please continue to check back here for updates or contact us directly to find out more. If you are looking for services in French, please contact Developmental Services Ontario (DSO), Toronto Region. 1-855-DS-ADULT Mise à jour de Mars 2017 Common Ground Cooperative s’efforce de fournir des services en français. S’il vous plaît continuer à vérifier ici pour les mises à jour ou contactez-nous directement pour en savoir plus. Si vous cherchez des services en français, veuillez communiquer avec Developmental Services Ontario (DSO), région de Toronto....

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Donate

WAYS TO GIVE AND SHOW YOUR SUPPORT Opportunities to support Common Ground Co-operative Cash donations Financial contributions may be made one-time or as frequently as you choose. You can pre-authorize your monthly giving or donate as many times as you like through Canada Helps, donate through our website using PayPal or send a cheque to us directly.  It’s up to you! Make a financial contribution through your place of employment. If your employer has a matching gift program but you don’t find us there, contact us. Planned Giving & Legacy Gifts You can remember CGC in your will with a bequest or give a gift or request gifts in honour or memory of someone special. We will send a letter of acknowledgement on your behalf. Support our Annual Fundraising Event: The Bowlathon Make an impact by donating $5,000 to sponsor the entire event. Sponsor a lane by donating $1,000. Sponsor someone who asked for your support OR contact us to find out other ways to be involved. Donate an item towards our silent auction. Our silent auction is held annually and is part of our Bowlathon fundraising event. Gifts-In-Kind Donate your company’s services to Common Ground Co-operative. Talk to us about how you can help us. We are currently looking for assistance with Printing/Copying, Marketing & Brand Awareness. Start Your Own Campaign Create your own special fundraising event and donate your monies raised to our organization. Our funders and supporters are a huge part of what helps us to continue in the great work that we do. Our organizations Fundraising Committee is active in submitting proposals for various projects that enhance the development of the people that we support. Corporate sponsorship opportunities are available to companies and businesses that practice or want to engage in Community giving and Corporate Sponsorship Responsibility. For a closer look at how sponsorship and donations help CGC, have a look at our sponsorship brochure. CGC Corporate Sponsorship To donate a one-time or monthly gift, visit the Canada Helps icon on this site. To make a lasting gift to the Common Ground Co-operative Endowment Fund visit https://tcf.ca/fund/common-ground-co-operative-endowment-fund We would like to thank the following for their support: 1 Harry E. Foster Foundation 2 The St. George’s Society of Toronto...

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Value to the Community/2016-19 Strategic Plan

Our partners with disabilities, their families and the wider community all benefit directly from our supported employment initiatives. Partners gain confidence, skills, valuable workplace interaction, and the ability to live independently. Their engagement in meaningful commercial activity positively impacts the local economy. It also provides an opportunity to increase the visibility of this often-overlooked section of the community and to educate the public on the potential for creative and positive forms of social inclusion. 2016-2019 Strategic...

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Our Board of Directors

Take a look at our Join our Board of Directors – Information booklet or download our Board Application and email it to us directly. Common Ground Co-op Board of Directors 2017-2018 David Halperin Board Chair Andrea Spencer Vice Chair Omar Hanif Treasurer John W.Visser Director Karen Curtis Director Joanna Drassinower Partner Representative, Joint Advisory Committee Jennifer Hope Interim Board...

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What is a Job Coach?

People with developmental disabilities, like everyone else, can increase their capacity for learning and improve productivity when they are given extended time and increased support to learn each skill in a hands-on environment. That’s why the enterprises have Job Coaches. Each one of the Job Coaches creates an effective learning environment by working alongside the partners, allowing them to develop and utilize the skills that strengthen the development of their businesses. Opportunities for increased Partner leadership also occurs as the Job Coach provides immediate feedback and is an effective role model for the partners’ professional development. Click here to view a description of this important...

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Our Organization

As a Social Care Co-operative we, have over 120 members who contribute toward our initiative. Our members elect directors with expertise in areas of finance, law, business, non-profit management education and strategic planning. All members of the co-operative are encouraged to participate. This mix of business and community representation provides a wealth of experience relevant to our social enterprises and reflects our belief that employment for persons with developmental disabilities is at the heart of community economic development and should not be left to families and agencies only. If you are a dynamic individual who has skills and knowledge to contribute then consider joining our board of directors. BOARD APPLICATION See our Board of...

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