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KW Counselling Services Agency Endowment Fund
Few would dispute the claim that KW Counselling Services, a longtime KWCF grantee, is the ultimate multi-tasker.
Committed to creating positive change for vulnerable youth and their families, the agency does everything from offering counselling to individuals, couples and families, helping laid off employees deal with stress, empowering abused women and teaching parenting skills. The agency takes a leading role in advocacy for the LGBTQ+…
France-Anne Sweeny "Making a Difference" Fund
As a teen, France-Anne Sweeny was determined to make the world a better, more compassionate place. The Cameron Heights Collegiate Institute student spoke out against bullying, helped give suicide prevention workshops, and offered counselling at horse camps. She took soccer, karate, Irish dancing and flute lessons. France-Anne was one to watch.
But when the 15-year-old's life was cut short in 2009 as the result of a tragic horseback riding…
University of Waterloo Research + Technology Park Activities Committee Fund
Back in July 2016, a room full of 200 golfers dug into their meals during an annual charity golf tournament. After a day of swings and putts, everyone at the event, hosted by tenants of the David Johnston Research + Technology Park at the University of Waterloo, was ready to relax.
But when spokespeople for the local Blind Soccer League and a golf program for underprivileged youth stepped up to the microphone, the…
Merv & Diane Redman Family Fund
Ask Merv Redman to describe the first time he ever saw his wife Diane, and it's clear he still has every detail memorized. There was the chance encounter in her law firm's foyer, the immediate sparks and a stumble that made her blush.
Merv is quick to admit he never stopped trying to get her to blush during the 37 happy years of their marriage.
"We were a perfect match. When there's talk about soul mates - although that's such a corny phrase - that was…