Fundraising

The Bike is BACK! Harley is revved up and ready to go.

Local motorcycle club aims to reduce stigma and support community.

Niagara Region [July 13, 2023] The Welland Motorcycle Club (WMC) knows what stigma is all about. As “bikers” they face it. Not only is reducing stigma one of the reasons they choose to support Pathstone Mental Health, supporting kids in the Niagara community is also near and dear to their members.

After a 3-year hiatus, the Harley Davidson motorcycle draw that was a signature at the annual Biketoberfest Event held at the WMC, returns this year.

The annual event founded by Bruce and Suzanne Bissell went quiet through Covid and returned last year, but the annual Harley Davidson raffle did not. For the past 6 years, Bruce and Suzanne along with a band of volunteers went to summer events including Canal Days, and to Port Dover with the bike, selling tickets for a chance to win a Harley Davidson Street Glide Motorcycle. All funds raised, supported Pathstone.

Unfortunately, we lost Bruce shortly after the 2021 Biketoberfest Event. Bringing the bike back this year is a really a tip of the hat in memory of Bruce. “He was so passionate about Pathstone, and while times have certainly changed, the need to support Pathstone has not.” Suzanne Bissell, co-founder and wife of the late Bruce Bissell.

This year, tickets are available online, at a cost of $20 each or 6 tickets for $100 for a chance to win a 2023 Model FLHX Harley Davidson Street Glide (Valued at just under $33K) Second prize is $1,000 cash. The draw will be made as it always is, at this year’s Biketoberfest event, which will be held September 15th & 16th at the Welland Motorcycle Club in Welland. The official draw will be made at 7pm on Saturday, September 16th. You do not need to be present to win

Both Suzanne Bissell and the Welland County Motorcycle Club are thrilled to return to their partnership with Pathstone with all funds raised from the raffle supporting Pathstone’s newest site, River House, located in Welland. With Covid lockdowns a thing of the past, we can’t wait to return to full bore at Biketoberfest 2023 and we can’t think of a greater cause to support! Sean Gillespie, President of the Welland Motorcycle Club.

TO PURCHASE TICKETS: Scan the QR code or visit https://biketoberfest.rafflenexus.com/

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Battling Exam Anxiety What it looks like, and how parents can help

Some kids may have perceived it to be a benefit through the pandemic, the cancellation of exams. As we returned to a mostly normal school year and are closing in on the end of the first semester for secondary school students, many are feeling a little under prepared and overwhelmed about exam week. For many, this will be the first time they are writing an exam.

As we move ahead, putting the pandemic behind us, how do we help kid move forward and be ok with getting back to “normal?”

Pathstone Mental Health is ready with an arsenal of strategies to help students prepare for exam day/week.

Students need to also ensure, they are getting rest and are eating well.

Caffeine, sugar, cannabis and nicotine are known substances that will increase anxiety.

In advance:

  • Make sure you know the time and location of your exam.
  • Know how the exam will be formatted and the content of the exam. This will allow you to better prepare.
  • Have the proper equipment you need to complete the exam, be it pencils, sharpener, calculator etc.

Studying:

You can reduce anxiety by being well prepared.

Spread your studying out, versus cramming it all into a

Study effectively

  • Reduce anxiety by being well prepared
  • Spread your studying over the whole term rather than “cramming.”  Feeling that you don’t have enough time to cover everything increases anxiety.
  • Study in 50-minute blocks with 10-minute activity or nutrition breaks.
  • Learn memory enhancement techniques.
  • See the Student Learning Commons: Exams for additional resources.
  • Study by getting comfortable with what you will have to do in the exam: writing answers to practice questions under a time limit while sitting at a desk.

Prepare to write the exam

  • Eliminate extraneous sources of anxiety such as how to get to the exam room by figuring that out in advance.
  • Think about what commonly distracts you during exams (e.g.: frequent clock-watching, noise from other students etc.) and develop strategies in advance for dealing with these distractions.
  • Get as much rest as possible the night before the exam.
  • Wear a watch to monitor your time.
  • Wear layered clothing so you can control your temperature during the exam.
  • Only go to the exam room a few minutes early to avoid encountering anxious people.

Adjust your attitude

  • Maintain an attitude of doing the best you can under the circumstances, rather than requiring perfection from yourself.
  • Plan a reward for yourself after the exam. Praise yourself as you write the exam; e.g.,“half done and so far, so good.”

Change unhelpful thoughts

  • Learn, and practice over time, how to challenge your negative thoughts (e.g., “I’m going to fail.”).
  • See SFU’s Health and Counselling Services’s resources on emotion healthy resources.

Use test-taking strategies

  • Do a “memory dump” of information you are afraid you will forget on the back of the exam when you first receive it.
  • Read through the exam at the beginning and figure out how much time to spend on each question, according to what each question is worth.
  • To build confidence, start with questions you know rather than focusing on the ones you don’t.
  • Start with any multiple-choice or True/False section to gain clues that might help you answer other questions.
  • Take 30-second “mini-breaks” at specified points during the exam to use a relaxation strategy such as closing your eyes, relaxing your hands, and breathing deeply.

If your thoughts are racing and your mind becomes cluttered with worries:

  • Don’t focus on getting rid of the anxiety because that will only feed the anxiety;
  • Mentally yell “STOP” to break the cycle;
  • Take a 30-second “mini-break”;
  • Concentrate hard on a specific sensation (e.g.: the hum of the lights in the room) to clear your mind of anxiety; OR
  • Be with your anxiety – concentrate on your physical symptoms. If you can completely experience a physical sensation, it often disappears.

Use anxiety reduction techniques

  • Learn and practice, on a daily basis, relaxation and visualization techniques so they will come easily to you at exam time.
  • Check SFU’s Health and Counselling Service’s resources on Self-Guided: Well-being & Resilience.
  • While preparing for the exam, visualize a positive exam-writing experience. Seneca College has helpful techniques on memory and the SLC has additional resources on exam anxiety.

Pathstone Mental Health operates treatment programs, a crisis and support line, video counseling and nine in-person walk-in clinics for children 18 years old and under in the Niagara Region. They are in the process of trying to meet the high demand for counseling among school-age children in Niagara and are reaching out with helpful strategies, because all kids can use this support no matter where they live. During the past year they have seen 10,045 kids which is a whopping 40% increase since before the pandemic, with an unprecedented 550 plus kids on the waitlist for programs. And the demand for kids’ mental health services isn’t expected to go away anytime soon according to Erin Clayton, RSW and RP, Clinical Manager of Outreach Services, Youth Justice and High-Risk Therapist at Pathstone.

“1 in every 5 children will experience a mental health struggle but that statistic is expected to increase to 1 in every 4 children as a result of the pressures caused by the pandemic,” explains Clayton. “Because the start of a new school year, specifically, can be extra tough for kids who already suffer from mental health issues, we put together a “prep kit” full of tips to try and help as many kids and their families with the transition as possible.”

Pathstone’s tips on how to help kids get the 2022/23 school year off to a heathy start:

If you’re a parent who wants to measure your own readiness to identify and support your child’s mental health struggles this school year, visit pathstonementalhealth.ca/backtoschool to take a short quiz and find next-step resources.

If you suspect your child is struggling with their mental health, reach out to Pathstone. Their Crisis & Support line operates 24/7 at 1-800-263-4944 and their in-person mental health walk-in clinics are for youth 18 and under, as well as parents and caregivers who have questions about how to best support their kids. For locations and hours of operation, visit www.pathstonementalhealth.ca/walk-in-clinic.

About Pathstone Mental Health

Pathstone Mental Health is a community-based organization whose mission it is to provide innovative and effective treatment for all children in Niagara struggling with mental health issues. Thanks to support from our donors and volunteers, we are able to address and meet the needs of more children and their families. As the primary provider of mental health services for children in Niagara, we are also a lead agency for the province of Ontario. Note, Crisis Services are offered 24/7 by calling 1-800-263-4944.

  1. https://www.camh.ca/-/media/files/pdf—osduhs/2021-osduhs-report-pdf.pdf
  2. https://covid19-sciencetable.ca/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/Science-Brief_Education_20210604_published2-2.pdf

For more information, to schedule an interview with Erin Clayton, or for high-resolution photography, please contact The PR Department at 416-535-3939. Email: medias@prdepartment.ca

 

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Pathstone’s Market Square Summer Social

Bringing in Summer a Little Early

Pathstone’s Market Square Summer Social Event Returns, raising funds for Welland site.

Niagara Region, ON [May, 2, 2022] Market Square Summer Social, the in-person event Pathstone Foundation introduced last year, returns this June. All funds raised will support their newest site River House, located in Welland.

“We are turning up the fun a little early this year moving it to June, the place where our former Hope Award Gala once was. This event gives guests an open air feel in the heart of downtown St. Catharines.” Kim Rossi, Director of Philanthropy & PR, Pathstone Foundation

“The event is much bigger this year. We have grown from 11 food and drink vendors last year, to 18 this year. What remains the same is the love for all things local, and that includes businesses and Pathstone.”

“This year, funds raised will be designated to Pathstone’s newest site. River House, located in Welland is currently in renovation mode, but will open its doors to Pathstone clients and their families by the end of the year. We are in the middle of a $750K campaign that will support renovation costs and staffing. Hiring more therapists is the only we will be able to bring down the wait list that was created through the pandemic.”

A little more about the event.

Market Square Summer Social (MSSS) takes the best parts of an outdoor market experience, and social event and puts it together under one ‘open-air” venue in downtown St. Catharines. This year, you will not need a reservation time, simply purchase your tickets online and arrive when it suits you best between 5:30-7:00pm. MSSS will close at 10pm. That night you will experience some of the best Niagara has to offer with 18 food and drink experiences, live DJ and live Art creation, with a 50/50 draw too.

About Pathstone: In year two of the pandemic, Pathstone was again seeing an increase in cases. We inched closer to the 10,000 cases seen mark and are currently sitting with a wait list of 502. This 35 percent increase over the past two years makes it glaring clear that kids are struggling and that support has never been needed more.

To find out more about MSSS, to book your tickets and of course see who our generous sponsors and vendors are, visit https://shop.pathstonefoundation.ca

Market Square Summer Social

Wednesday, June 8th, from 5:30pm – 10:00pm

Buy your tickets online at, https://shop.pathstonefoundation.ca

Let’s Celebrate our Sponsors:

BELL Canada

Brock University, Bosh-Rexroth, Miller DKI, TB Landscaping

FirstOntario, Cogeco, Beatties, Mentholatum, RBC

Move 105.7 FM, AAEH Security, Haskell Photography

Here is who will be there!

Johnny Rocco’s Pizza Wagon, Wellington Court, Eh-Jose, Bolete, The District Tapas+Bar, 335 on the ridge, Red Ganache, Green Apple, Comfort Café Catering, Itty Bitty Pie Co., Dunk Cookie Co., Henry of Pelham Winery, Ravine Vineyard Estate Winery, Bench Brewing, Chateau des Charmes, Brunch Beverages, Wandering Spirits Coffee, Collab Wine & Beverage.

 About Pathstone Mental Health

Pathstone Mental Health is a community-based organization whose mission it is to provide innovative and effective treatment for all children in Niagara struggling with mental health issues. Thanks to support from our donors and volunteers, we are able to help meet the needs of more kids and families. We are a lead agency for the province of Ontario as well as the primary provider of children’s mental health services in Niagara. Crisis & Support is offered 24/7 and is just a phone call away: 1-800-263-4944.

For Media Inquiries / Contact:

Kim Rossi- Director of Philanthropy & PR e. krossi@pathstone.ca  o. 905.688.6850 x 167

 

 

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Two local Orgs Fund Youth Mental Health in Grimsby

Left to Right – Kathryn Drury, Rhona Wenger, Stacy Elia, John Darch & Kim Rossi.

Four years ago, Pathstone Foundation began the task of appealing to local councils to seek support to establish and fund youth mental health clinics closer to home.

Our goal in creating walk-in clinics across Niagara was to allow kids to be within reach of mental health care with no hoops to jump through. We positioned it as getting mental health support in your own backyard without cost, referral or a health card. Initially these clinics allowed walk-in’s but implementing an appointment structure through Covid, actually improved care.

When parents or youth call to make an appointment, they are speaking with a counsellor in our Crisis & Support program. Our staff can have a preliminary conversation with the client, recommend the closest walk-in clinic, and provide further info.

Of the nine in-person walk-in clinics located across Niagara, the majority are being funded by town and city council budgets.

We have a few cases where funds are coming from a private donor versus the city or town. This year, Grimsby city council is not funding their walk-in clinic, but two local organizations have come to the table and are supporting what they say is an essential service to Grimsby.

John Darch Insurance & Investments Inc, Co-operators, located in Grimsby and GBF, Community Services have both been allies to Pathstone for countless years. When Pathstone Foundation appealed to them for a $10,000 commitment each, there was not a hesitation.

Left to Right – Kim Rossi, Rhona Wenger, Kathryn Drury, Stacy Elia & John Darch.

With the support of Co-operators Advisor Community Fund, and in partnership with GBF, I’m grateful to be able to provide the funding necessary for Pathstone to be able to keep the Grimsby Walk-In Clinic open. Easy access to mental health care for children is critical, especially with the added impacts of the nearly two-year pandemic on children and families.
John Darch, John Darch Insurance & Investments Inc.

It is wonderful for GBF Community Services to be able to financially co-sponsor the walk-in clinic in Grimsby.  Access to service is probably the greatest hurdle for people to get on-going, mental health supports. It is so vital to have this kind of service available for youth and their families locally.  We are extremely proud to be a part in keeping this clinic in Grimsby.
Stacy Elia, Chief Executive Officer -GBF.

This type of community support and buy-in is why we have such strong presence across Niagara. Over the past 12 months, we supported nearly 10,000 kids of which a few thousand were from the Grimsby area. We are grateful to GBF and to John Darch for their commitment to the Grimsby clinic which is one of the busiest of the nine clinics we operate. We can’t forget one of most important partners at the Grimsby Library and Art Gallery for offering a safe space for our kids and counsellors to meet each week.
Kim Rossi, Director of Philanthropy & PR, Pathstone Foundation.

The Grimsby Public Library and Grimsby Public Art Gallery are pleased to be continuing our partnership with Pathstone Mental Health. The Library Art Gallery building is centrally located and easily accessible; a familiar public space where community members seeking help with their mental heath needs can readily access that assistance. The past two-years have made it more evident than ever how important mental health is to our overall well-being. We appreciate the work that Pathstone is here to do and thank them for being here in support of Grimsby residents.
Rhona Wenger, Executive Director, Grimsby Public Art Gallery & Kathryn Drury, CEO & Chief Librarian Grimsby Public Library

Currently, Pathstone is open for in-person walk-in clinic sessions at all nine locations. The Grimsby clinic operates out of the Grimsby Public Library, every Wednesday. An appointment is required for all in-person appointments and can be made by calling, 1-800-263-4944.

About Pathstone Mental Health

Pathstone Mental Health is a community-based organization whose mission it is to provide innovative and effective treatment for all children in Niagara struggling with mental health issues. Thanks to support from our donors and volunteers, we are able to address and meet the needs of more children and their families. We are the primary provider of mental health services for children in Niagara and have been helping kids for over 50 years. Note, Crisis Services are offered 24/7 by calling 1-800-263-4944.

 

Media Contact / Interviews: Kim Rossi p. 905.688.6850 x 167 e. krossi@pathstone.ca

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Niagara WINS! Community responds overwhelmingly to Mental Health Movement, #ProjectPlaid

With a goal to raise $30,000 throughout the November campaign, thanks to generous support from across the Niagara Community and a powerful gift match from Meridian, today we are proudly celebrating that $119, 610.38 has been raised for Pathstone through the #ProjectPlaid Campaign, four times the projected goal!

At a time where the news continues to be less than glowing, this financial boost for Pathstone will expediate our efforts to reduce wait times for kids who continue to need exceptional mental health support. These are wait times that didn’t exist ahead of the pandemic.

Project Plaid’s creation was rooted in community and family following the tragic loss of Amelia Durocher to suicide in February of 2019. Plaid was Amelia’s signature style and has served as the backdrop for this movement. This past November 26th, dubbed Plaid Friday, our community wore plaid, rolled out fundraisers and came together to share and talk with one another about mental health.

The response from across Niagara and beyond was overwhelming. It seemed every other post on social was around #ProjectPlaid. 900 toques and thousands of stickers were sold. But most important, true conversations were being had in schools, offices and with families around mental health and how to seek support. We are still stuck in what is being called a dual crisis, the lingering global pandemic and the further detriment it’s inflicting on our mental health. This year, we felt that the campaign provided an atmosphere welcoming of conversation around mental health. Kim Rossi, Director of Philanthropy & PR- Pathstone Foundation.

 Mental Health matters, and regardless of the VERY successful fundraising efforts in our community and boosting power Meridian provided by way of matching donations, the real value was in opening up conversations. We need to talk about it and provide support to help our Employees, our Members and people in our community. Shelley Dix, District Vice President, Niagara District – Meridian

 From here on in, every year, Black Friday will be known as Plaid Friday, in support of #ProjectPlaid. But the conversation around mental health isn’t a one day, or one-month affair, It’s a 24/7 effort.

 *Special thanks to the Niagara Ice Dogs, Meridian Centre, and the Portraits in the Vineyard event which added $10,000 to our fundraising efforts.

 About Pathstone Mental Health

A community-based organization with a mission to provide innovative and effective treatment for all children in Niagara struggling with mental health issues. Thanks to support from our donors and volunteers, we are able to address and meet the needs of more children and their families each year. We are the primary accredited provider of mental health services for children in Niagara and also a lead agency for the province of Ontario. Pathstone has been helping kids for over 50 years in Niagara. Note, Crisis & Support is offered 24/7 by calling 1-800-263-4944.

About Meridian

With more than 75 years of banking history, Meridian is Ontario’s largest credit union, and second largest in Canada, helping to grow the lives of 380,000 Members. Meridian has $27.6 billion in assets under management (September 30, 2021) and delivers a full range of financial services online, by phone, by mobile and through a network of 89 branches across Ontario, and business banking services in 15 locations. Meridian cardholders also have access to over 43,000 surcharge-free ABMs in North America with THE EXCHANGE® Network and the Allpoint Network in the US. For more information, please visit: meridiancu.ca, follow us on Twitter @MeridianCU or visit us on Facebook

 

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TODAY is #PlaidFriday! Mental Health Movement, #ProjectPlaid encourages community to wear plaid.

Today, the Niagara community and even Niagara Falls is turning Plaid in support of #ProjectPlaid, a mental health movement in support of Pathstone Mental Health.

Following the tragic loss of Amelia Durocher to suicide in February of 2019, her mother Shanta Rangaratnam channeled her energy and grief into #ProjectPlaid. Plaid was Amelia’s signature style, whether she was out with friends, heading to class at Brock or to work at Winner’s you would typically see something plaid on Amelia.

Today, is Plaid Friday, where you are encouraged to wear plaid, talk about mental health and donate to Pathstone. A number of companies, schools, clubs and individuals have joined the movement including the Niagara Catholic District School Board with more than 50 schools planning their own #Projectplaid events. Earlier this week a number of schools and companies launched into the #ProjectPlaid spirit, including St. Michael’s Secondary School in Niagara Falls.

St. Mike’s Students with Mascot – Left to Right Trisha Solomon, Lindsey Panganiban, Mikey the Mascot, and Josh Post

Colouring table, designed by St. Mike’s students.

Staff and Students – including (far left) Camillo Cipriano Director of Education at the NCDSB.

Madison Todd

At Niagara Catholic, we are excited to join #ProjectPlaid. It is our goal to have students join this mental health movement by wearing plaid on November 26th, to continue to raise awareness about mental health in our schools. Our goal is to reduce stigma, while raising funds to support the excellent mental health programs at Pathstone Mental Health, that all work to support our students and their families.
Camillo Cipriano, Director of Education, Niagara Catholic District School Board.

We are so thrilled at the response from our community to this campaign and the conversations that are being held at work, play, and in schools around mental health and wellness. Those who are donating to the campaign should know that we are inching closer to our $30,000 goal, which will alleviate some of the pressure that Pathstone programs have been under especially through the pandemic.
Kim Rossi, Director of Philanthropy & PR- Pathstone Foundation.

Special offers to the public to mark #ProjectPlaid include:

  • ALL Meridian locations are selling #ProjectPlaid signature toques for $25 each. You can also donate to receive a #ProjectPlaid sticker.
  • Urban Cravings – 3 locations in St. Catharines and Foothill will donate $1 for every rice bowl sold today.
  • Harvey’s – Niagara Falls locations will donate $2 for every Angus Burger Combo sold.
  • Upper Deck – St. Catharines is donating 10% of food sale profits.
  • Zippy Drive– This driver service, donating ALL revenue this week.

At 10:15 tonight, Niagara Falls will be illuminated Black & Red, to mark #ProjectPlaid.

About Pathstone Mental Health

A community-based organization with a mission to provide innovative and effective treatment for all children in Niagara struggling with mental health issues. Thanks to support from our donors and volunteers, we are able to address and meet the needs of more children and their families. We are the primary accredited provider of mental health services for children in Niagara and a lead agency for the province of Ontario. We have been helping kids for over 50 years in Niagara. Note, Crisis & Support is offered 24/7 by calling 1-800-263-4944.

For more information or for assistance arranging interviews, please contact: Kim Rossi, Director of Philanthropy and Public Relations – Pathstone Foundation / Mental Health krossi@pathstone.ca or 289-969-8342.

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When a mission turns into a movement

Niagara mom aims to turn Niagara PLAID In Memory of her daughter and others lost to suicide

St. Catharines, ON (November 1, 2021) – A passion project that began with a few family and friends has quickly grown to become a movement to turn Niagara plaid in November.

Following the tragic loss of Amelia Durocher to suicide in February of 2019, her mother Shanta Rangaratnam channeled her energy and grief into #ProjectPlaid. Plaid was Amelia’s signature style, whether she was out with friends, heading to class at Brock or to work at Winner’s you would typically see something plaid on Amelia.

In its first year, #ProjectPlaid encouraged people to wear plaid on what would have been Amelia’s 19th birthday, November 27th and to donate to the campaign. In under two years, over $20,000 has been raised for Pathstone Mental Health.

With the addition of corporate support from Meridian and the Niagara Ice Dogs, and interest from many local companies and community members, this mission is evolving into a movement. “This was never just about Amelia, says Shanta, this campaign was about talking openly about mental health with the hope that something like this never happens to another child or their family.”

This year, Black Friday, will become Plaid Friday, on November 26th.  At 10:15 pm Niagara Falls will be illuminated Black & Red In Honour of #ProjectPlaid. The night before, (Nov. 25th) will be Plaid Eve at the Niagara Ice Dogs game when they take on the Hamilton Bulldogs. Those attending the game are encouraged to wear plaid and can also donate to Pathstone on-site to receive a #ProjectPlaid sticker and or purchase a signature #ProjectPlaid toque. (available on the concourse level)

Companies, clubs, schools and teams can also JOIN THE MOVEMENT and support Pathstone in a variety of ways. More info on how can be found at www.pathstonefoundation.ca

“It is an honour to take part in this growing, important and meaningful movement” said Janice Calverley, Interim Chief Operating Officer, Meridian. “At Meridian, we are committed to building resilience, and that includes mental health resilience. We are thrilled to be a part of the conversation, wearing our plaid and supporting Pathstone Foundation.”

“We are still in this, and the mental health cases we are seeing at Pathstone clearly shows that the pandemic has made a troublesome impact on many. This campaign will bring some light and much love to those who are struggling.”
Kim Rossi, Director of Philanthropy- Pathstone Foundation.

About Pathstone Mental Health

A community-based organization with a mission to provide innovative and effective treatment for all children in Niagara struggling with mental health issues. Thanks to support from our donors and volunteers, we are able to address and meet the needs of more children and their families. We are the primary accredited provider of mental health services for children in Niagara and a lead agency for the province of Ontario. We have been helping kids for over 50 years in Niagara. Note, Crisis & Support is offered 24/7 by calling 1-800-263-4944.

About Meridian

With more than 75 years of banking history, Meridian is Ontario’s largest credit union, and second largest in Canada, helping to grow the lives of 380,000 Members. Meridian has $27.6 billion in assets under management (September 30, 2021) and delivers a full range of financial services online, by phone, by mobile and through a network of 89 branches across Ontario, and business banking services in 15 locations. Meridian cardholders also have access to over 43,000 surcharge-free ABMs in North America with THE EXCHANGE® Network and the Allpoint Network in the US. For more information, please visit: meridiancu.ca, follow us on Twitter @MeridianCU or visit us on Facebook 

For more information or for assistance arranging interviews, please contact: Kim Rossi, Director of Philanthropy and Public Relations – Pathstone Foundation / Mental Health krossi@pathstone.ca or 289-969-8342.

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Finalist for CharityVilliage Awards

We are very honoured to be a finalist in two categories of the CharityVillage Awards this year.

The two categories are:

SPECIAL AWARD FOR A CHARITYVILLAGE HOSTED CROWDFUNDING CAMPAIGN

  • Nonprofit Employer – under 20 staff

This award recognizes excellence in crowdfunding through CharityVillage’s own Crowdfunding Platform. Finalists will be chosen by a special panel of judges from CharityVillage and its crowdfunding advisors.

And BEST FUNDRAISING CAMPAIGN

  • Nonprofit Employer – under 20 staff

Never has there been such a wide array of fundraising tools available to help nonprofit organizations raise money for their important mission work. This award recognizes an outstanding fundraising campaign by a nonprofit or charity across any fundraising channel. A panel of fundraising experts will judge this award.

The awards will be given out at the 2021 CharityVillage Annual Conference & Awards on Wed, Nov 3, 2021.

 

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