History

Easter Seals Ontario is now in its 99th year of being a champion for children and youth with physical disabilities from all ethnic and religious backgrounds within the communities of Windsor-Essex and across the province.

Its roots emerged from Rotary locally with thanks to The Rotary Club of Windsor (1918) and its past president, Arthur C. Fitzgerald onto whom led the way as several Rotary Clubs aligned on November 28, 1922 at the Prince Edward Hotel; site of Scotiabank (388 Ouellette Ave. Windsor, Ontario) today who spearheaded the founding organization, The Ontario Society for Crippled Children.

Easter Seals provides its programs and services thanks to the generous support of its donors and sponsors.

For more information or to donate, visit EasterSeals.org

Our Commitment

Easter Seals has played an important role in providing support for children and youth with physical disabilities. Thanks to our generous donors, we continue to offer programs that allow kids to experience freedom, independence and a sense of accomplishment. For families, Easter Seals is somewhere to turn for help when they need it.

We assist families with the purchase of essential mobility and accessibility equipment such as wheelchairs, walkers, porch lifts and ramps, toileting aids and bathing equipment. Easter Seals also helps by providing summer camp opportunities at our two fully accessible properties, Camp Merrywood, near Perth, Ont. and Camp Woodeden, in London, Ont. In addition, Easter Seals offers post-secondary scholarships and provides access to information and resources, and public education and awareness.

Easter Seals helps kids BE KIDS.

MISSION

Easter Seals Ontario is committed to helping children, youth and young adults with physical disabilities and their families. Through the generous support of our donors and volunteers, Easter Seals provides quality services and programs and acts as an effective voice for their needs and interests.

VISION
Easter Seals Ontario will enable all children, youth and young adults with physical disabilities to reach their full potential make the absolute most of their abilities and live their lives to the fullest.

CORE VALUES

Be BoldWe challenge ourselves to embrace change by seeking opportunities for innovation and growth.

Stronger TogetherWe deliver quality experiences for children, families, donors, and supporters through engagement and collaboration.

Be a ChampionWe deliver on what we promise with integrity and professionalism. We lead by example as a trusted partner and champion for children and youth with physical disabilities.

Make a DifferenceWe conduct ourselves with compassion and determination to make a positive difference in the lives of the children and families we serve.