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St.Amant acknowledges that we are on Treaty 1 Territory, the traditional gathering place of the Anishinaabe, Cree, Oji-Cree, Dakota and Dene people and the traditional homeland of the Métis people. Read More

Julie’s Story: Finding joy in everday moments

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Julie’s Story: Finding joy in everday moments

YOU helped Julie keep moving! Meet Julie. She has a keen sense of humour and loves to tease and play tricks on the people she cares about. Her wonderful spirit demonstrates the power of embracing life’s challenges with grace and could teach us all a lesson in perseverance and resilience. Julie’s mother, Verna, speaks of the admiration she has for […]

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Tyler’s Story: In the Driver’s Seat

Routine is important to Tyler. He likes things to be predictable, scheduled, and right on time; not a minute later then he expects! An important part of Tyler’s routine is riding his bike. It provides valuable exercise, and the fresh air during outdoor rides is an added bonus. While these physical advantages are important, the sense of independence that biking […]

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Tracy’s Story: Building confidence and connections

Tracy lights up every room she enters. She greets everyone with a smile and makes friends wherever she goes. She is out-going and personable and has been missing the friends she used to meet up with at St.Amant FM Café. To stay connected with the people that are important to her, she has been using Skype and email. While her […]

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You Can Help Andre Find His Voice!

Andre attends St.Amant School and he is a delightful student who works really hard. His teacher Mei Shu says: “Andre has strong motivation and ability to learn. He loves all kinds of activities in the classroom: morning routine, word searches, being the cashier in the shopping games and math! He works very hard on his academic skills.” Andre is able […]

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Dalen’s Story: Finding His Voice

I’d like to introduce you to Dalen. He is an adorable seven year old and is part of a large family. He has an infectious smile and eyes that sparkle. Due to a spinal cord injury at birth and some complex medical needs, he is ventilator-dependent and has very limited mobility. He is non-verbal and, until a few months ago, […]

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Claudette’s Story: Riding in Style

Claudette’s main source of happiness is spending time window shopping, getting together with her long time love and cruising the streets looking out the window. Due to changing health needs, these important things were becoming less accessible when she could no longer safely transfer into the standard seat in the van. Since wheelchair accessible vans are usually shared between homes, […]

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Jacqueline’s Story: Peace and tranquility

Jacqueline will tell you that painting changed her life. While looking for a hobby, she tried many things, but there is just something about acrylic painting that makes all the difference for Jacqueline. She creates beautiful art, and even more importantly, it supports her mental and physical health in ways that surprised everyone.    She says “Painting is a way […]

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Mothers Share Stories of Crisis and Gratitude

Lire cette histoire en français  Dear friend, Imagine being a parent and living with the knowledge that you cannot keep your child safe. The constant worry, the sleepless nights. The anxiety of always being on alert. Your gift today will provide a refuge for a family in crisis and lift a huge weight off the shoulders of those that need […]

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Patrick’s Story: A Man of Many Interests

Patrick is 41 years of age and is supported by St.Amant’s Community Residential Program. Patrick and his support team are always exploring new and exciting ways for him to explore his neighborhood and he loves outdoor activities. Biking, hiking, swinging on swings and jumping on trampolines are all regular choices for him. Your support recently funded a new trampoline for […]

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Alec’s Story: Specialized Footwear makes a World of Difference

Alec has never liked to wear shoes. It doesn’t matter how harsh the weather or how rough the terrain, his refusal to wear shoes has been unrelenting. His mother, Rhonda recalls many battles over footwear. “Several shoes have been thrown out the windows of moving vehicles over the years. He just hates shoes.” This aversion to footwear has placed limits […]

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