We are delighted and humbled to announce that Strong Start was named the 2023 Diamond winner of the Waterloo Region Record Readers’ Choice Awards in the Non-Profit / Foundations category for the second year in … Continued
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Learn more about United Way Oxford’s generous support of Strong Start by watching this Facebook video here. In this video, United Way Oxford’s Executive Director, Kelly Gilson, chats with Strong Start’s CEO, Machelle Denison, … Continued
Please click here to read the article Empowering Young Minds: The Strong Start Program and the Right to Read, in Global Heroes, featuring Strong Start’s impact.
Letters, Sounds and Words™ Program Please note that this reporting period took place during the early recovery stages of the global COVID-19 pandemic. Please refer to the detailed report for an explanation of the impact on … Continued
MEDIA RELEASE Wednesday, August 9, 2023 Strong Start Celebrates Enhancements to their Volunteer Experience Thanks to $101,400 OTF Grant Waterloo, ON – On Wednesday, the team at Strong Start Charitable Organization had the pleasure of … Continued
Please read this media release from the Waterloo Region Community Foundation (WRCF) that highlights the grant Strong Start received for its Get Ready for School program. Strong Start is very grateful for the support of the … Continued
Please read this story from the London Community Foundation’s website featuring Strong Start’s work to enhance program materials from an equity, diversity and inclusion perspective. Strong Start is very grateful for the support of the … Continued
Strong Start’s dedicated materials volunteer, Austin, was awarded one of three Youth Appreciation Awards for 2023 from the Optimist Club of Waterloo North. Read the full story here. Congratulations, Austin!
Strong Start’s Executive Director, Machelle Denison, is one of 60 outstanding women and organizations from across Waterloo Region nominated in 10 categories and recognized at the annual K-W Oktoberfest Rogers Women of the Year ceremony … Continued
Originally published in the Woolwich Observer By Whitney Neilson Young readers across the region are once again being supported through the Strong Start reading program, boosted from a recent $4,750 donation from Josslin Insurance. Josslin … Continued