March of Dimes Canada
After a 1949 North American fundraising effort to raise funds for research for a cure for polio, the Canadian Foundation for Poliomyelitics was granted use of the name Ontario March of Dimes. As a result of the creation of the polio vaccine in 1955, the organization shifted its mandate in the early 1960s to serve the broader needs of all adults with physical disabilities. Looking to expand its services outside of Ontario, in 2006 March of Dimes Canada was registered resulting in gradual expansion and a robust offering of programs and services geared towards maximizing the independence, personal empowerment, and community participation of people with physical disabilities. The devoted and caring team at March of Dimes Canada provide attendant care support services at 3 locations within the city of Toronto.
Unit Chairperson – Ronaldo Abat