How you can help

The average age of the adults living in our five residences is mid-fifties. As they age, their needs are increasing. You can help us provide more staffing and purchase mobility aids, medical equipment, wheelchair accessible transportation and other supports that ensure the comfort and safety of our residents.

Mary Centre group

More than 2,000 people with developmental challenges in the Greater Toronto Area are on waiting lists for service.

— Don Walker, Executive Director, Mary Centre

You can support our work by…


…becoming a financial supporter. Mary Centre receives most of our funding from the Ministry of Community and Social Services — however, this does not cover the full costs of outreach services, such as respite or faith outreach. Nor do these funds cover the increasing health care needs of our senior residents. In fact, those who reach the age of 65 are transferred from the Ontario Disability Support program to Old Age Security — and lose important dental, vision and drug benefits.

Funding from donors helps us meet these important needs for comfort and safety. And it will help us achieve our strategic priorities, which are intended to enable us to meet growing — and urgent — needs for our services.

…sponsoring or participating in our special events.  Mary Centre holds two fundraising events each year, a golf tournament and an on-line Auction. These events raise funds that assist us to operate our outreach programs. Funding from donors can help us to include those who wish to participate in these vital community connections.

…becoming a volunteer.  Volunteers fill a range of important roles at Mary Centre. We need people from all cultural and religious backgrounds, people with specific skills and people who just want to help us create new opportunities for the developmentally challenged.


We rely on the generosity of the community to support our work.

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