2021 Annual Report
“Every Easter Seals program and initiative ensures that children and youth with physical disabilities discover and develop their own breakthrough potential.”
Who We Are
Easter Seals Ontario has been a champion for children and youth with physical disabilities for nearly 100 years on both a large scale and a local, community-driven level. Our staff and supporters believe in the breakthrough potential of children and youth with disabilities. They have a desire not only to impact a person’s life, but to give that person the ability to impact the world.
“We look towards the next 100 years with a shared vision of a more accessible and equitable future. Together, we can help remove barriers and create a more inclusive society that will empower generations of kids with disabilities to discover their full potential and grow up to make their own positive impact on the world.”Kevin j. Collins President and CEO / JOhn M. Herhalt Chair of the Board
Adaptable. Remarkable. Unstoppable.
Who We Serve
We empower children and youth in Ontario with long-term physical disabilities. In 2021, over 1,000 kids across the province benefitted from our programs and services.
The Change We Make
As we reach our centennial, our dedication and our breadth of services and programs continue to grow; however, so too does the need for our support. If a child is unable to access the resources they need, they are often isolated from their peers and from opportunities to live a healthy and successful life.
Supporting our initiatives makes so much more than just a financial impact, it can alter the course of a life. Below you will see our year in numbers and a summary of the positive change we made together through our programs and services in 2021:
children received funding for essential mobility and accessibility equipment, totaling $1,548,248
the average amount funded per child for equipment
of families served had a household income under $60,000
the cost of a basic stair lift that enables a child to reach their bedroom on their own
funded in post-secondary scholarships
post-secondary scholarships awarded
Special Education Advisory Committee volunteers
represent Easter Seals on 22 school boards
hours of Special Education Advisory Committee meeting volunteer time
remote camp sessions
remote camper experiences provided
remote camper registrations
|REVENUE (in thousands of dollars)||2021||2020|
|Government Grants||1,025 (13%)||1,541|
|Direct Mail||1,497 (18%)||1,477|
|EXPENSES (in thousands of dollars)||2021||2020|
|Support to Children and Families||2,037 (27%)||1,589|
|Public Education and Awareness||1,269 (17%)||1,244|
|Management and Admin||652 (9%)||568|