November 4, 2019
Looking back on my first month as the CEO of the John McGivney Children’s Centre (JMCC), I feel fortunate and proud to be in this role and to be working at this amazing organization.
I’ve loved having the opportunity to get to know the amazing staff who, in their many important and diverse roles, dedicate their lives to supporting children and youth with special needs and their families. I’ve been given a very warm welcome and for that I am extremely grateful.
In my time at the Centre so far, I’ve seen a little boy learn to ride a bike that was custom made just for him. I’ve witnessed a little girl learn how to navigate her new power wheelchair and then just a few weeks later impress us all by walking up and down the halls of the Centre smiling and laughing with pride. I was lucky to be interviewed by a very bright nine-year-old who is wise beyond his years and who became a very fast friend of mine (watch the interview in our video gallery
). JMCC truly is a place where dreams come true, where goals are achieved and where expectations are exceeded!
On Oct. 29, we hosted an open house and I had the opportunity to connect with many of our important stakeholders including JMCC staff and families, community partners, elected officials and donors. I felt so welcome and was thrilled to have the chance to put more faces to names and discuss our Centre and its priorities with interested and invested supporters.
I’m eager to continue to work together with the entire JMCC community to ensure that children and youth with special needs and their families in Windsor-Essex have access to the best quality programs and services in order to help them reach their full potential.