Written by Colin Withers on December 12, 2014
in Giving Back

Ariad Gives Back

To celebrate Ariad’s 25th anniversary, we have given away $25,000 to ten different charities. Ariadites were divided into ten teams who worked together to independently choose a charity that would receive $2,500.The charities are all Toronto-based, and are small enough to see their $2,500 donation have a real impact on their mission. In these posts, we will highlight each charity to share their story and show why they were selected by our team.

Davenport-Perth Neighbourhood and Community Health Centre

The Davenport-Perth Neighbourhood and Community Health Centre is a non-profit organization that focuses on enriching the lives of people in Toronto’s West end and improving their prospects for the future. Due to a recent needs assessment, the organization realized that Youth in that area are lacking knowledge on available health care options, and often felt helpless when they needed any kind of medical attention. Because of this, the Davenport-Perth Neighbourhood and Community Health Centre decided to start a Youth Health Care Centre and create programs that focused on the following areas:

1) Enhanced Primary Health Care

2) Sexual Education and Health Care

3) Mental Health Support

“Our team believes that today’s youth are the foundation of the future and just because they are living in an underserved neighbourhood, that doesn’t mean they should be denied or receive any less health care attention than others” says Venus Pun, Project Coordinator and team captain. “We reckon the lack of resources and support is the major problem and we believe that the new health care centre for youth can really make a positive difference in the lives of people in the community. The goal of this initiative is to improve the health and wellbeing of youth who experience barriers in the community in the long run.”

Ariad is proud to support the tremendous work of the Davenport-Perth Neighbourhood and Community Health Centre, and we are committed to improving the lives of others through our philanthropic efforts.

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Colin Withers is the Brand & Communications Manager at Ariad Communications.

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