Our Background
The Centennial Infant and Child Centre Foundation was established in 1995. Through its “Cherish the Children” Campaign, the Foundation raised funds to purchase its building at 1580 Yonge Street, where the Centre–and its Preschool Program–are located. In 2002, the Foundation saw the completion of a project to construct an outside, enclosed lift to make the building fully wheelchair accessible. Although the Centre receives some government funding and some fees for service for programs and special projects, these funds are not enough to allow Centennial to be able to undertake all that is required to help the children get off to the best start they can. Centennial needs additional funding for the ongoing operations of both its Preschool and its Infant Development programs. In order to assist the Centre with operating expenses, and to help to furnish and equip the premises, the Foundation raises funds through corporations, other charitable foundations, and an annual campaign, and receives wonderful support and generous donations from “Friends of Centennial.” Centennial News Publication: of the Centennial Infant and Child Centre Foundation is sent out two times a year: Fall/Winter and Spring/Summer.To view the latest issues, please visit our announcements page.

Our Philosophy
We believe that all children have the right to develop a sense of self-worth and to become as independent as possible. We believe that each child and parent is unique. We believe that all children deserve the opportunity to learn through play, socialization, and positive environmental experiences. We work directly with families to lend emotional support and to encourage the optimal development of each child. This is an ongoing process in which the staff and the family learn from each other.

Our Mission
The mission of the Centennial Infant and Child Centre Foundation is to provide long-term financial support for the operational and capital needs of the Centennial Infant and Child Centre through effective fundraising and the responsible stewardship of assets. Through this support, the Foundation will aid in the education, development, and rehabilitation of children with intellectual and developmental challenges.

Charity Information

Charitable Registration No.: 89408 2437 RR0001
Debra Bond-Gorr CFRE, Chief Development Officer
1580 Yonge Street Suite 300 Toronto, ON, M4T 1Z8
Tel: 416 935-1200, ext. 233