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McCarter Grespan Lawyers and Drayton Entertainment Partner with Carizon for a Fundraising Theatre Experience!

McCarter Grespan Lawyers and Drayton Entertainment Partner with Carizon for a Fundraising Theatre Experience!

Title sponsor McCarter Grespan Lawyers, and Drayton Entertainment have provided Carizon with a fundraising theatre experience to raise funds for our programs and services. Please join us on the evening of Tuesday, June 26th, for a private showing of “The Rainmaker” at St. Jacobs Country Playhouse. Tickets are $40 and will go to support Carizon’s wide range of mental health and wellbeing programs. “The Rainmaker” is a romantic comedy that makes a case for miracles. The Rainmaker proves that dreams can come true, and with enough faith, all things are possible – magic, rain, and even love.(Recommended for ages 10 and up.)

The Rainmaker…in support of Carizon Family and Community Services
Tuesday, June 26, 2018
Doors open at 6:45 p.m.; Start time: 7:15 p.m.
St. Jacobs Country Playhouse, 40 Benjamin Rd. E., Waterloo N2V 2J9

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Congratulations and Thank You, Craig!!!

Congratulations and Thank You, Craig!!!

Carizon’s Board Member, Craig McNiven, achieved an impressive milestone, and in doing so, raised $5400 for Carizon. Craig entered the 2018 Boston Marathon through the Manulife employee training program. Supported by John Hancock (the American branch of Manulife), Craig was able to run the marathon without qualifying, which also provided him with the opportunity to fundraise for Carizon. “The story of Carizon is compelling,” says Craig, “and I have been very pleased with the enthusiastic response from family, friends, co-workers and Carizon staff and board members.”

Having very little previous experience, Craig began training for the Boston in late October. “The first week I ran about 20 km, and from there I increased my distance a little bit each week until I peaked at about 65 km a week in late March. I also joined the Around the Bay 30 km race as a warm-up for Boston.”

Despite heavy rain and high winds, Craig successfully completed the marathon, and credits the crowd for propelling him across the finish line in a time of 4 hours and 20 minutes. “Hundreds of thousands of people line the marathon route to shout encouragement to runners. The experience of running the marathon was unforgettable. Thank you to everyone for your support!”

Many thanks to Craig for undertaking such a grueling experience to benefit Carizon. Kudos, Craig!

 Carizon's Director of Clinical Counselling Receives Make-a-Wish Spirit Award

Carizon's Director of Clinical Counselling Receives Make-a-Wish Spirit Award

Every year, one very special volunteer from each of Make-a- Wish Canada’s nine offices is honoured with a Volunteer Spirit Award. It recognizes a volunteer’s outstanding contribution to bringing hope, strength and joy to children with life-threatening medical conditions. Award winners exemplify the true spirit of Make-A-Wish® and serve as ambassadors for the wish-granting organization. Carizon’s own Shannon Nicholson, Director of Clinical Counselling, was selected as one of this year’s recipients in recognition of all she has done for the organization. Shannon volunteered with Make-A-Wish for close to 10 years and helped grant 20 wishes within her chapter. Her infectious positivity and excitement was lauded for inspiring fellow volunteers and members of her community to invest their time and efforts into making every wish experience exciting and memorable.

Sell-out Mindful Mornings Event

Sell-out Mindful Mornings Event

During Mental Health Week, Carizon in partnership with Grand River Hospital Foundation, hosted an inaugural breakfast event featuring Steven Page from the Barenaked Ladies. To a sell-out crowd, Steven shared his personal journey with mental health and the importance of everyone having access to mental health supports. Proceeds from the event support mental health programs at both Carizon and Grand River Hospital.

We are grateful to our event sponsors, in particular our Gold, Silver and Bronze sponsors:

Mindful Morning Sponsors

Tuesday Walk-in Counselling

Upcoming Events

The Rainmaker

The Rainmaker

The Rainmaker…in support of Carizon Family and Community Services
Tuesday, June 26, 2018
St. Jacobs Country Playhouse

A Drayton Entertainment production sponsored by McCarter Grespan Lawyers in support of Carizon.

Ten Healthy Habits of Financial Management

Ten Healthy Habits of Financial Management

This will be of interest to individuals and couples looking to get a better handle on their personal finances.

Newcomer Wellness Group (LGBTQIA+ Youth (ages 16-29)

Newcomer Wellness Group (LGBTQIA+ Youth (ages 16-29)

Every Thursday from 3-5 pm Starting April 26
At Carizon’s King Street location:
1770 King St. E., Unit 5
Kitchener

Spring 2018 Counselling Groups

Spring 2018 Counselling Groups

For Information or Registration
Please Call: (519) 743-6333

Trauma Informed Parenting Workshop

Trauma Informed Parenting Workshop

Educational Workshop by Front Door for parents/caregivers of children and youth who are struggling to move past a difficult situation.