This story was originally published in The Kitchener Waterloo Community Foundation’s Annual Report Learning to read is one of the essential building blocks of life. Strong Start’s programs aim to help children reach their potential … Continued
General news and announcements
We couldn’t do what we do with the generous gifts of time and financial gifts we receive from individuals, businesses, foundations, service clubs, groups and more. The award we received this month is recognition for all of us and the work we’re doing to ensuring young children learn to read. Thank you to our program partners, volunteers, donors, and community champions for making a difference in the life of a child.
On Sunday, January 29th, 2017, Strong Start participated in Family Literacy Day Kitchener-Waterloo at Conestoga Mall. Over 17 different organizations came together to host booths and organize literacy activities that were fun for the whole … Continued
This holiday season, along with financial gifts, we’re looking for books and Chapters/Coles gift cards for our Get Ready for SchoolTM program. These books will be used to support preschool children during story time, and … Continued
Strong Start Charitable Organization is pleased to announce the hiring of Colette Moffat as our new Director of Program. Colette brings a wealth of knowledge, expertise and experience in the field of early literacy and … Continued
Peter Braid, former MP of Kitchener – Waterloo, has always been a champion for the charitable sector across Ontario, understanding its importance in supporting strong communities. On May 3, 2016, Strong Start was honoured to be the charity beneficiary of an event held in celebration of Peter’s years of community service in Kitchener-Waterloo and in recognition of his contributions.
On April 23, 2016, Brantford celebrated the 10th annual 2016 Best Start Parent Fair at the Brantford Civic Centre! This year’s fair drew the largest attendance to date (a total of 639 visitors: 374 adults … Continued
Josslin Insurance is committed to supporting the communities where we all live and work. They support local causes and celebrate employees who give back to their communities. With a passion for helping young children reach … Continued
On March 30, 2016, Strong Start was lucky enough to benefit from a generous fundraising event held in support of our early literacy programs. The family-friendly celebration, organized by Conestoga College Public Relations students Bryce … Continued
TD Canada Trust cares about the future of communities. They have a long history of investing in literacy and education causes, even conducting their own research studies into the economic cost of low literacy. Their … Continued