Not for Profit Organization Newmarket Walk It Off Spinal Cord Recovery Centre
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Happy New Year from All of Us at Walk It Off

Not for Profit Organization Newmarket Walk It Off Spinal Cord Recovery Centre

The last few months brought a great finale for the end of 2017 with some of our annual fundraisers. As a Not-For-Profit organization, we rely on regular fundraisers to continue to provide top quality services and cutting edge programs for our clients. Without our wonderful supporters we would not be able to provide all of this. Here is a recap of 2017 at WIO!

8th Annual Scarf Auction Raised $1200!

This year marked the 8th Annual Scarf Auction! We would like to extend a big thank you to all of our supporters who donated some beautiful creations to this year’s inventory. Some of the creativity and skill blew us away! For those who are unfamiliar with this fundraiser, it is quite the competitive event. We receive donated creations throughout the fall and post pictures on the ‘Walk It Off Scarf Auction’ Facebook Group where our supporters can bid for their favourites. This year we were able to raise $1200!

Kevin Mills Received a Commemorative Canada 150 Medal

This November, in celebration of Canada’s 150th anniversary, Walk It Off founder, Kevin Mills received a commemorative Canada 150 metal. M.P Kyle Peterson awarded this metal to members of our community with outstanding volunteer contributions in the community.

Special Thank You to the Kinsmen Club of York Region

We would like to extend a big thank you to our friends from the Kinsmen Club of York Region. The Kinsmen Club is a non-profit, volunteer organization that supports the local Newmarket, Aurora, Bradford and East Gwillimbury area through various community programs. They donated $5000 in order to help us purchase important equipment for our facility! They have been a great partner in the past and we appreciate their continued support.

A Warm Thank You to Beta Sigma Phi Sorority

We would also like to thank another community partner for their continued support. This holiday season, the women from the Beta Sigma Phi sorority had selected us for a fourth year to participate in their annual Gift Wrapping Fundraiser. The Sorority organizes a gift wrap booth at the Upper Canada Mall, where shoppers can get all their presents wrapped in exchange for a donation.

All proceeds are divided between the chosen non-profit organization. This year, in addition to ourselves, this event supported the Southlake Hospital (specifically the Cardiac Program), Kerry’s Place Autism Services, Doane House Hospice (Cancer Resource), Cedar Centre (formerly York Region Abuse Program) and the Women’s Centre of York Region.

WIO Raised $1300 for the York Region Victim Services Holiday Assistance Program 2017

This winter, we also had the opportunity to work with York Region Victim Services and their

Holiday Assistance Program 2017. This November, one of our own clients started volunteering their time with this organization, and brought this program to our attention. Walk It Off was able to raise $1300 to help out a local family. With these funds we were able to get everything on their holiday wish list and then some!

This Year, With Your Help, We Raised $39,900!

NuStep recumbent cross-trainer

NuStep recumbent cross-trainer

With your help, we were able to raise $39,900 throughout the year! We are so happy to have such a strong community within Walk It Off. It is with your help that we are able to make an impact by helping so many people in their recovery efforts, within our organization, and in the outside community.

This year we set out to raise funds for specific needs from equipment to enhancing our program through education and facility improvements. We are looking to purchase a new Functional Electrical Stimulation Unit and the NuStep recumbent cross-trainer in the near future and will be scouting our educational course for staff to enhance their skills.

The staff here at Walk It Off wish you a safe New Year filled with hope, happiness and health.

You can connect with us by email or telephone or leave a comment right here on the site. Check out our Facebook and Twitter pages and our YouTube Channel too and join in the conversation!

See you in 2018!

All the Staff at Walk It Off

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Not for Profit Organization Newmarket Walk It Off Spinal Cord Recovery Centre
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Happy New Year from All of Us at Walk It Off

The last few months brought a great finale for the end of 2017 with some of our annual fundraisers. As a Not-For-Profit organization, we rely on regular fundraisers to continue to provide top quality services and cutting edge programs for our clients. Without our wonderful supporters we would not be able to provide all of this. Here is a recap of 2017 at WIO!
Walk It Off - Spinal Cord Recovery Centre Newmarket
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Kinesiology Networking Fair at the University of Guelph - Humber

Last week we were invited to attend the University of Guelph- Humber Kinesiology Networking Fair, at the Humber College Campus. This was our second time attending this annual event. It is here where Kinesiology students studying in their third or fourth year are invited to network with various employers in order to make connections, and search for career or placement opportunities. We were pleasantly surprised to learn about another program within Humber College that benefits from this fair.
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Another Successful Year at the 29th Magna Hoedown!

The weekend we’ve all been waiting for has come and gone. Another Hoedown has past, and what a weekend it was! This past September 15th and 16th marked the 29th annual Magna Hoedown. A BIG thank you to the @MagnaHoedown and those who came out this past weekend to support Walk It Off and the other 19 local charities participating. Like previous years, the food, entertainment and overall atmosphere was nothing short of amazing.

Canada Summer Jobs Funding Through Service Ontario

Walk It Off received funding so we could provide the salary and experience to a student during the summer months this year. It was good to have the help of a motivated individual looking to expand their knowledge in their field of education.…
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Walk It Off - 2017 Magna Hoedown Recipient!

We are excited to announce that once again, Walk It Off has been selected as a recipient for the 29th Annual Magna Hoedown! The proceeds raised will help support twenty non-profit organizations and community groups within York Region.
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Registered Physiotherapist Job Opportunity Newmarket

WALK IT OFF Spinal Cord Wellness Centre Inc. is a Not-For-Profit organization that provides exercise-based recovery, education and support to those living with neurological disorders, specializing in spinal cord injuries (SCI). We aim to improve quality of life and increase independence by maximizing recovery. We are looking for a contract Registered Physiotherapist. Our client base consists of SCI, ABI, CVA, MS and CP with 70% of our clientele in wheelchairs.
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Bring Back the Game with Todd Keirstead - May 5th

Friday, May 5th, 11am-2pm, at the Bradford Highlands Golf Club Walk It Off is excited to announce that we are teaming up with Todd Keirstead to offer an adapted golfing demonstration! The golf demonstration will take place on Friday May 5th at the Bradford Highlands Golf Club. Todd will work with three groups of participants on the driving range; all ability levels welcome, for an hour each.

Do Various Neurological Disorders Qualify for the Disability Tax Credit?

The Disability Tax Credit is a non-refundable tax credit, meaning you can only use it to reduce the income tax you may have to pay. However, the DTC is also retroactive (up to 10 years), so you if it’s 2017 now, you can claim it back up to 2006.
Walk it off at the 2017 abilities expo toronto
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Walk It Off at the 2017 Abilities Expo Toronto

As most of you know, Walk It Off (WIO) participated in the first annual Abilities Expo at the International Centre in Mississauga the weekend of Jan 20-22. The Abilities Expo is a great venue which brings together service and retail providers, the latest technology in adaptation and accessibility, and leisure information all under one roof.