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Fall 2016 Newsletter

Our Fall e-Newsletter is now available online
This issue includes a report back of Summer Camp, an article written by Executive Director, Nicci Stein, about HIV disclosure to children and information about our Holiday Gift Program.

ACCESS TO HEALTH AND HIV INFORMATION

If you need immediate assistance and referral, please call the AIDS & Sexual Health Infoline at:
1-800-668-2437
Toronto: 416-392-2437

Or visit the ConnexOntario website for 24/7 access to health services information

For HIV education and treatment related content, please visit the CATIE website
Strategic Plan
(Adobe PDF File)



Holiday Gift Program

“Coming to The Teresa Group and getting toys for my kids is so helpful.  The holidays are a hard time; the kids want things that I can’t afford.  Being able to give them gifts is a blessing!”

The holiday season can be financially challenging for families. The Teresa Group offers you an opportunity to spread some joy and happiness this holiday season by providing gifts for the hundreds of infants, children and youth who register for our program. For some, it may be the only gift they receive.

HOW IT WORKS – 3 easy steps!

  1. Contact Constance volunteer.support@on.aibn.com 416-596-7703 who will provide you with gift-giving guidelines, the child’s age and their interests*
  2. You/your family shop for the gifts - a game, toy or gift card valued at $30 or less.
  3. Deliver unwrapped gifts to The Teresa Group office before Tuesday December 6th at 4pm (see address below)

The Teresa Group volunteers will wrap the gifts and organize a holiday gift bag for each family who has registered. Holiday gift bags are then distributed to families.

If you prefer to make a financial donation please click here to donate now!
OR

Send a cheque payable to “The Teresa Group” (note that it is for the Holiday Gift Program)

The Teresa Group
124 Merton Street, Suite 104
Toronto, ON
M4S 2Z2

*CONFIDENTIALITY - The Teresa Group respects confidentiality and so the names of children and youth in our programs are not shared.

Events

Chrissie Cameron-Boshart Memorial Dinner



The 15th Chrissie Cameron-Boshart Memorial Dinner took place on Thursday October 13th 2016 at the Eagle's Nest Golf Club, Maple, Ontario.
It was an exciting evening with a  lot of energy around the live and silent auctions. Olympian Brendon Rodney and Paralympian Tess Routliffe were the special guests who engaged the crowd with their wonderful and inspiring stories.
Thank you to the Cameron family and the incredible event team of volunteers who once again did us proud!

 


Children and HIV: Equity Now! reaching all children in the epidemic

 

The symposium entitled Children and HIV: Equity Now! - Reaching all children in the epidemic hosted by The Coalition for Children Affected by AIDS and The Teresa Group took place in Durban, South Africa on Friday July 15th and Saturday July 16th 2016, preceding the AIDS 2016 21st International AIDS Conference.

Over 360 people from 30 countries registered for the two exciting days. Service providers, donors, researchers, advocates and policy leaders debated and explored emerging evidence and promising programs, and identified the issues and the children who most need our support.

For more information and to find the final program and PowerPoint speaker presentations, please go to the symposium website.

The Teresa Group Achieves Accreditation from Imagine Canada’s Standard Program

 

May 31st 2016 – The Teresa Group today announces that it has been accredited under Imagine Canada’s national Standards Program. With this achievement, we join a growing community of more than 175 organizations dedicated to operational excellence.

The Standards Program is a Canada-wide set of shared standards for charities and nonprofits designed to strengthen practices in five fundamental areas: board governance; financial accountability and transparency; fundraising; staff management; and volunteer involvement.

“We are thrilled to be recognized for our commitment to accountability, transparency and good governance” says Board President, Marcel Watier.

“It’s no small feat for an organization to earn Standards Program accreditation,” says Bruce MacDonald, President and CEO of Imagine Canada. “It’s a rigorous, peer-reviewed process that is meant to build public trust and confidence in the charitable sector. These organizations take accountability and operational transparency very seriously. We’re glad to have them on board.”

Investment in Donor Trust

The goals of Imagine Canada’s Standards Program are to increase the transparency of charities and nonprofits, and to strengthen public confidence in individual organizations and the sector as a whole. Trust is the foundation for what matters to us, our stakeholders and those who support us. Accredited organizations invest in what matters: trust.

Transparent, peer-review process

Our policies and procedures in the five areas of compliance were evaluated by a group of volunteers from the sector, and were found to be compliant with the Standards Program.

“As a small organization, rooted in the community, we recognize how important it is to be accountable not only to our donors but also to the children and families we work with and the partners who share our vision and mission” says Executive Director, Nicci Stein.