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Pathstone wins $50,000 in support of Walk- In Clinic

When the banner was unfurled today, the team at Pathstone learned that they were the winners of a $50,000 prize to be directed to the Walk-In Clinic. The Foundation was a top 10 finalist in iA Financial Group’s Canada-wide Philanthropic contest.

Votes determined the winners and ultimately the amount of money that was gifted.

“Thanks to overwhelming support from those who voted, we were able to secure a $50,000 donation to be directed to the Walk-In Clinic Extended Hours Program. With the recent suicides making news in Niagara, the community has been pushing even harder for better access to mental health care. We know how important it is for children, youth and families across Niagara to get this kind of support without delay.”

Kim Rossi – Director of Philanthropy & PR –Pathstone Foundation

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 diagnosed with mental health issues. Thanks to support from our donors and volunteers, we are able to address and meet the needs of children and their families as the only accredited provider of mental health services for children in Niagara. This year, we celebrate 50 years of helping kids in Niagara. Note, Crisis Services are offered 24/7 by calling 1-800-263-4944.

About iA Financial Group

Founded in 1892, iA Financial Group offers life and health insurance products, mutual and segregated funds, savings and retirement plans, RRSPs, securities, auto and home insurance, mortgages and car loans, and other financial products and services for both individuals and groups.

iA Financial Group has over 6,500 employees and more than 25,000 advisors across its vast financial product and services distribution network. It is one of the four largest life and health insurance companies in Canada and among the largest publicly traded companies in the country. Listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol IAG.

 

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Pathstone breaks ground on Natural Playground & Healing Garden.

On Tuesday October 2nd, well over one hundred community supporters gathered to celebrate and break ground on what will be the first natural playground and healing garden, built at a children’s mental health facility in Canada. Construction begins tomorrow (Oct 3rd) with the teams from Rankin Construction, Walker Industries and Mountainview.

“Thanks to inspired donors and solid community partners, by Spring 2019, children, youth and families of Pathstone will be welcomed into The Mountainview Natural Playground & Healing Garden, located at the Branscombe Mental Health Centre in St. Catharines.”
Kim Rossi- Director of Philanthropy & PR – Pathstone Foundation

Quotes from supporters who attended today’s ground breaking.

“My late father Nick always taught us that it’s better to give then receive and there is no better feeling then to have given and expect nothing in return.”
Mark Basciano – President of Mountainview on making the Lead Gift

“Mental Health and specifically children’s mental health has never been more important. To be able to be even a small part in helping over 6,200 children and their families in Niagara each year, deal with the challenges of mental illness is exactly what the Wise Guys is all about. Congratulations on your ground breaking for this innovative project and continued success in helping make Niagara a better place to be.”
Doug Smith – Wise Guys Charity Fund on why they chose to support Pathstone

“Contact with nature is becoming increasingly recognized as not only beneficial but essential for a healthy balanced life. Stopping to smell the roses, hug a tree, or marvel at a sunset can be life altering experiences.” As a steering committee member I was able to advocate for the inclusion of plant material that is indigenous to the “nature” of Niagara.”
Glenn & Linda Meyers – on why they were inspired to give

“Music has always been a huge part of our family, and paramount during our healing process. When we heard that Pathstone wanted to build this playground and include a music area, we knew just where we wanted Ben’s Memorial Fund to go.”
Samantha Berry – A client of Pathstone and supporter through the Ben Jeffries Music Memorial Fund

We couldn’t be more grateful to all of our generous believers and supporters. This space will be transformative for the young people we see at Pathstone. We know that time spent in a natural environment is calming, reduces feelings of stress, fear, anger and aggression and improves functionality, focus and self-esteem.”
Shaun Baylis – CEO Pathstone

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Mountainview Homes makes a major gift in Niagara

Today we are thrilled to celebrate and recognize a lead gift made to Pathstone Foundation.

On Thursday, September 13th, the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) announced this year’s recipients of their upcoming National Philanthropy Day awards.

Mountainview Homes is being honoured with the Outstanding Corporation Award. This award is presented annually to a company that has demonstrated outstanding financial support, community involvement and motivation of others to take leadership roles.

In keeping with the spirit of AFP’s Philanthropic honour, Mountainview’s President Mark Basciano announced a lead gift from Mountainview Homes to Pathstone Foundation in support of our Natural Playground & Healing Garden. This 10,000 square foot outdoor space will be built at the new Branscombe Mental Health Centre in St. Catharines. An official ground breaking is set for Tuesday, October 2nd.

“Mark expressed excitement in this project from our first conversation. Because of this extremely generous gift, we are able to start construction next month on what will be the first Natural Playground & Healing Garden built at a children’s mental health facility in Canada. This outdoor space will soon become a favorite spot for our young clients who are coping with mental health issues through therapy at Pathstone.”
Kim Rossi, Director of Philanthropy & PR at Pathstone.

Over the last four decades Mountainview has made substantial donations to various organizations including, but not limited to; Pathstone Foundation, Hotel Dieu Shaver, Niagara College, Brock University Rugby, Local Youth Sports, Nick Basciano Community Centre- Thorold Community Care and McMaster SickKids

“At the end of the day it’s not about what we have or what we have accomplished, it’s about what we have given back. It’s about making a difference for someone else, who we help, and who we make better. We are thrilled to be part of this project. Not only is it leading edge in Canada, but it definitely will make a very positive difference in the lives of young people dealing with mental health issues.“
Mark Basciano, President of Mountainview Homes

“Our Natural Playground & Healing Garden will be a unique, innovative and transformative initiative for our community. Research has long supported that for young people dealing with mental health issues, time spent in a natural environment is calming, reduces feelings of stress, fear, anger and aggression and improves functionality, focus and self-esteem. We are so grateful to Mark and Mountainview for their generosity and display of such strong community spirit.“
Shaun Baylis – CEO Pathstone

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 diagnosed with mental health issues. Thanks to support from our donors and volunteers, we are able to address and meet the needs of children and their families as the only accredited provider of mental health services for children in Niagara. Crisis Services are offered 24/7 by calling 1-800-263-4944.

About Mountainview Homes
Mountainview is the premier Home Builder and Developer in the Niagara Region, with 40 years of experience. They have built neighbourhoods from Fort Erie to Grimsby and west towards Kitchener-Waterloo and all communities in between. Mountainview has been recognized and honoured by the Niagara Home Builders Associations, Ontario Home Builders Associations, Avid Ratings and Tarion Warranty Corporation. Mountainview also serves as a full service General Contractor and Commercial Property Manager offering a variety of prime leasing opportunities to local businesses. Mountainview prides itself on its ability to provide a higher level of standards and service. To the homeowner, it means providing an exceptional building experience and managing high expectations. To the industry, it means continuing to raise the bar in building developments, and building science technology. To the community, it means continuing to actively participate in and grow the neighborhoods in which we live, work and play.

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$50K Grant from Desjardins

We are thrilled to share with you the news that Pathstone has secured a $50K grant from Desjardins. This was the LARGEST grant they were awarding across Canada.

This gift has been designated to the creation of Pathstone’s Natural Playground & Healing Garden.

Construction is set to begin in  late September 2018 at the Branscombe Mental Health Centre.

Please feel free to share and spread the word.

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Walk-in clinic for Immediate Mental Health Counselling

Starting Tuesday, February 27th, Walk-in Mental Health counselling for children and youth and their parents and caregivers will be available at Pathstone Mental Health.

Located at the Branscombe Mental Health Centre, in St. Catharines, this three day per week clinic will offer single session, one-on-one service with a Pathstone Mental Health therapist.

Those between the ages of six and 17 years old can come to the walk-in clinic if they are:

  • Feeling sad, worried or angry
  • Having fights with your parents
  • Being bullied
  • Dealing with a personal issue
  • Feeling like you might hurt yourself
  • Suffering because someone has hurt you
  • Getting in trouble at school, home or in the community
  • Feeling like you are being treated unfairly

Or if there is anything else on your mind!

*Parents and caregivers can also use the walk-in clinic for children under the age of six, if they are concerned about child related ages and stages, are constantly arguing with their child or are worried about their child’s social and emotional challenges.

Walk-In Clinic

Dates: Every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday (beginning Tuesday, Feb 27th)

Time:  9:00 – 4:00 pm (last appointment will be taken at 3:00 pm)
Location:  Branscombe Mental Health Centre, 1338 Fourth Avenue in St. Catharines, Ontario

One-on-one therapy with a Pathstone Mental Health Therapist
No Appointment * No fee * No Health Card required

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