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Adapted Toys Allow Kids at CHEO to Play Independently

November 29, 2022 | Categories: success story
Over the course of the last year, CHEO, a children’s hospital in Ottawa, has been the recipient of a number of adapted toys and switches…

McInnes Cooper and Law Students Adapt Toys for IWK Children’s Hospital

November 24, 2022 | Categories: Partner Highlight, Buildathon, News
Every year, McInnes Cooper hosts a volunteer event for incoming law students at the Schulich School of Law at Dalhousie University. This year, the corporate…

Meet Our Youth Making Change Interns

November 9, 2022 | Categories: Maker Spotlight
As part of our Youth Making Change initiative, we’ve welcomed aboard many new members to our team to help us out with engineering and community…

First Look: OpenAT 3D Printed Toy

October 27, 2022 | Categories: News
We’ve been talking a lot about toy hacking recently as part of our #HackingForTheHolidays campaign. Earlier this summer, we introduced our OpenAT 3D Printed Toy project…

Families Make Toys Accessible at Brampton Library

On Saturday, October 15th, we were pleased to partner with Brampton Library to host a Youth Making Change family build event at their Springdale Branch.…

Hacking for the Holidays

October 19, 2022 | Categories: News
Help Us Adapt 500 Toys for Kids With Disabilities This Holiday Season! We are excited to announce our #HackingForTheHolidays event series and fundraising campaign. Over…

Winnipeg Students Make Switches and Adapted Toys at North Forge Build

October 6, 2022 | Categories: Education, success story, Buildathon, News
On Tuesday, we hosted another great Youth Making Change build event in Winnipeg, Manitoba with the help of our partners and sponsors, North Forge, Women…

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

September 30, 2022 | Categories: News
Today we observe the second annual National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. On September 30th of each year, we honour the Survivors of residential schools and remember…

École Mgr-Martin Students Adapt Toys for Classmates and Community

September 22, 2022 | Categories: Education, success story
Nearing the end of the 2021/22 school year, students at École Mgr-Martin took part in Disability Awareness Week, an annual event in New Brunswick that…