Since its establishment, the Stan Cassidy Foundation has been largely volunteer-run and has raised millions of dollars, funding building and equipment campaigns and directly benefitting the day-to-day lives of Stan Cassidy patients.
Read some of the stories from patients and their families to see the impact our work is having on patient lives.
In 2011, the foundation made a gift to the Stan Cassidy Centre of the first fully-functional therapeutic park in Canada, located directly adjacent to the Stan Cassidy Centre. Click here to learn more about the therapeutic park and how volunteers are helping to maintain it. More recently, the foundation established The Stan Cassidy Research and Education Endowment and provided the centre with funding for a new Driver Assessment and Training Sedan.
The Stan Cassidy Foundation is well-respected in the ability community for its fair-minded approach to diversity and inclusiveness. It is the foundation’s ability to gather together the appropriate combination of financial resources, staff expertise and volunteer commitment that makes large-scale projects like the therapeutic park successful.
Candidates for the Stan Cassidy Foundation board are evaluated by its Governance and Nominations Committee and voted on for appointment by existing board members. Board directors receive no financial compensation for their work and are chosen to reflect a diversity of competencies, geography, linguistic preference, age and gender.
Audited financial statements for our previous fiscal year along with our constituting documents are available upon request. Banking services are provided by CIBC. Investment management services are provided by CIBC Wood Gundy. The organization’s auditors are Grant Thornton LLP. Legal counsel is provided by Brenton Kean and Cox & Palmer. The liability insurance for directors and officers has a $5 million limit for each policy period.
The Stan Cassidy Foundation constructed Canada’s first fully-functional and wheelchair accessible therapeutic park; the park includes many activity areas, such as a putting green, mobile planting pots, chess boards, pot holes, various ground surfacing materials, inclines, curbs and other purposeful obstacles, along with a tranquility area and play climber.
The Foundation funded the Centre's new sedan, fitted with hand controls, for driver assessment and training.
The Blue Knights Motorcycle Club of Miramichi are great friends of ours. They have a fundraising ride for us each year. Meet Sheri-Lee, a Stan Cassidy Patient with one of the Blue Knights, Steve Young.
Not all of our donors make monetary donations. The Fredericton Quilter's Guild donated these handmade quilts to teens staying at the Centre.