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November 2017 Group of the Month: Adoption Council of Canada

Adoption Council of Canada

Children need homes. They need love, they need hugs! The sad reality is that many children are without families and cannot get all the love, support, and life they wish to have. But this is where The Adoption Council of Canada comes in!

Meet Our Group of the Month

Our featured group this month, The Adoption Council of Canada, helps kids find the right families.

From the Adoption Council of Canada’s website:

The mission of the ACC, while broadly serving the entire adoption community of adopted persons, birth families, and adoptive families, focuses on three main objectives:

  • To raise awareness about the number of children available for adoption in Canada’s child welfare system, and to facilitate programs that will promote the placement of waiting children in permanent loving families.
  • To connect with provincial adoption agencies and organizations and support them in our common goals, by assisting them in communicating with government and the private sector about their specific provincial challenges.
  • To recognize and promote the need for post-adoption supports for all members of the adoption community. The ACC strongly believes that education, communication and connection to medical, social, psychological and educational resources are essential in ensuring the success and longevity of adoptive family relationships.

Mission and Values

The ACC is also the number one resource for current Canadian adoption news, publications, educational resources, events and provincial links.

The ACC believes in demonstrating consideration and respect for all members of the adoption constellation, and in the fundamental right of all persons to have open access to records and to their birth history.

Don’t Miss Our Video of the Month

Check out our video this month about The Adoption Council of Canada, featuring our CEO Paul W. Slusher, and his adorable daughter Amira:

And remember, ContactsforLess.ca is the only website in Canada that lets you:

  • Order your contact lens online
  • Save 70% or more on low prices
  • Donates 51% of net profits to the charity YOU choose!
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October 2017 Video of the Month

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Children and teenagers growing up alongside problems such as domestic violence, poverty, identity issues, etc. need a mentor more than anyone else, and left to their own devices, may not get one.

Meet Our Group of the Month

Our featured group this month, Big Brothers Big Sisters Canada, carefully matches them with just the right mentors to provide support and guidance, broadening their experiences and giving them a consistent and trustworthy confidante.  These young people gain confidence and grow into their full potential.

 

 

After 18 months of spending time with their Big Brothers and Big Sisters, the children in the BBBS program–compared to children not in the program–were:

  • 46% less likely to start using drugs
  • 27% less likely to start drinking alcohol
  • 52% less likely to skip school
  • 37% less likely to skip a class
  • 33% less likely to engage in physical violence

Every $1 invested in Big Brothers Big Sisters returns $18 – 23 to society.

Don’t Miss Our Video of the Month

Check out our 3-minute video this month about Big Brothers Big Sisters Canada, featuring our CEO and his adorable daughter:

And remember, ContactsforLess.ca is the only website in Canada that lets you:

  • Order your contact lens online
  • Save 70% or more on low prices
  • Donates 51% of net profits to the charity YOU choose!
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September 2017 Video of the Month

September

2,000 people commit suicide worldwide everyday. How do you know if someone close to you is considering suicide? What can you do to help prevent suicide?

We cover these questions and more in our 4-minute video this month.

 

Very Short Summary (In which amazing details are missing that you’ll have to get by watching our awesome video above!):

1. This month is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month.

  • Every year, almost one million people die from suicide; a “global” mortality rate of 16 per 100,000, or one death every 40 seconds. Suicide accounts for more loss of life in the world than the total number of deaths from war, acts of terrorism and homicide combined.

2. Our Nonprofit Group of the Month

And remember, ContactsforLess.ca is the only website in Canada that lets you order your contact lens online, save 70% or more on low prices, and donates 51% of net profits to the charity YOU choose!