News & Past Events

  • Aug. 17, 2017

    Ontario Power Generation Continuing Their Support of Accessible Swim Programs for Children

    Ontario Power Generation (OPG) continues their longstanding support of Niagara Children’s Centre with a donation of $5,000. The funds donated will be used towards the Centre’s extremely popular swim programs Zip & Dip and Sensory Swim. The swim programs were developed specifically to assist children who require therapy for physical and developmental support.  The climate controlled pool is a therapy pool that is heated to 89 degrees and is equipped with a lift and fosters a safe and inclusive pool experience.  With OPG’s support, the popular programs Zip & Dip and Sensory Swim will run again this fall. Zi[ &…
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  • Jun. 28, 2017

    Rotary Club of St. Catharines Receives the Dr. William J. Orr Tribute Award of Distinction

    Dr. Orr has a special place in Niagara Children’s Centre’s history. A retired local physician and the longest serving member of Rotary Club of St. Catharines, Dr. Orr was instrumental in establishing Niagara Children’s Centre. He unselfishly gave of himself, volunteering at clinics before the Centre was established, while relentlessly pursuing his dream of a Children’s Treatment Centre for Niagara, which was fulfilled in 1964.  Dr. Orr became the founding Chairman and the Centre’s first Medical Director. He continued to serve as the Chair of the Board until 1970. Dr. Orr served as Medical Director for the next 30 years…
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  • Jun. 22, 2017

    Rotary Club of St. Catharines and Algoma Central Golf Tournament benefits Niagara Children's Centre with a donation of $25,000.

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    The Rotary Club of St. Catharines and Algoma Central Corp. continues their longstanding support of Niagara Children's Centre through the Algoma-Rotary Golf Tournament. The proceeds of the tournament, which totalled $25,000, were presented to the Centre at an offsite Rotary meeting at Niagara Children’s Centre on June 22.   Attendees of the June 22 Rotary Club of St. Catharines and Algoma Central Corp. meeting were overwhelmed with the personal story of Sarah Pot whose daughters received a broad range of therapies and support from the Centre and the Centre’s School.   The Centre has been privileged to receive a cumulative…
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  • Jun. 13, 2017

    Help Kids Shine Campaign Interviews! Newstalk 610 full interview list is now available.

    Over the past month, our remarkable Ambassador Families and staff have shared their incredible stories on Newstalk 610 CKTB, a member of the Bell Media Group. Did you miss an interview? View the complete list with links to the full interview below! Ambassador's Stories: Learn about Ambassador Marianna Learn about Ambassador Kanice Learn about Ambassador Lyric Learn about Ambassador Liam Learn about Ambassador Gabriella Learn About Ambassador Tessa Learn About Ambassador Chelsea Learn about Ambassador Alexander Learn About Ambassador Joshua Learn about Ambassador’s Daniel and Lucy Learn about Ambassador’s Julian and Caleb Learn About Ambassador Amelia Meet our staff &…
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  • Jun. 10, 2017

    Kids Helping Kids makes a huge impact!

    Every February since 1998, during the week that Valentine’s Day occurs, is the week that Niagara Catholic students participate in fun and meaningful activities for Niagara Children’s Centre through the Kids Helping Kids Campaign. Over the last 19 years, Catholic elementary schools have raised more than $700,000 for programs and services for the Centre, this year alone raising a total of $30,770.29. This year’s campaign began on February 13, 2017, and included students touring the Centre to gain a greater understanding of the work taking place here and presentations at schools where students got to learn about all of the…
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