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families in Toronto with my donation of:
                                                          Child Development Institute –
                                                          your investment in families                            The tools I’ve learned
                                                                                                                 at Child Development
                                                          and community                                          Institute have helped me
      $50        $75       $100   Other $                 Child development institute – with the support of      build a better life – for
Name:                                                     our donors and friends – is today one of the leading   myself and for my family.
                                                          agencies for children’s mental health and healthy      —susan, former client,
Address:                                                                                                         parent mentor, family
                                                          child development. an investment in Cdi is really an   Reconnection Centre
City:                                                     investment in the healthy development of the most
Prov:                    Postal code:                     at-risk children and their families.
                                                                                                                                          Instead of letting my
Email:                                                     Just a few of the reasons                                                      situation or my peer group
Please charge my       Visa       MasterCard       Amex    families today need your support:                                              decide what I did, I learned
                                                                                                                                          I could make my own
Credit card #:                                               1 in 5 children has a mental health                                          choices – positive choices.
Expiry date:                                               problem – and less than 1 in 6 of these                                        My involvement with CDI
                                                           children will get the help they need.                                          gave me alternatives that
Monthly giving plan: Please enroll me so                                                                                                  I don’t think I would have
I can make a difference to children all year round.          800,000 Canadian children grow up in                                         had otherwise.
      $25        $50       $100   Other $                  homes where they are exposed to family                                         —Che, former client,
                                                                                                                                          now Cdi Residential staff
Please charge my       Visa       MasterCard       Amex    violence.
Credit card #:                                               1 in 3 children are physically or sexually          Child Development
Expiry date:                                               abused.
                                                                                                                 Institute Foundation
OR:         My blank cheque marked VOID is enclosed for      Children with mental health disorders are           197 euclid ave., Toronto,
            banking information                            at greater risk of dropping out of school,            ontario, M6J 2J8
Thank you!                                                 substance abuse and teen violence.                    Tel: 416 603 1827
                                                                                                                 fax: 416 603 6655
Receipts will be issued for income tax purposes.
                                                             There are often seven years of warning              email: mail@childdevelop,ca
                                                           before a troubled child becomes a serious                                        Join us today
Child Development                                          violent offender.                                     Charitable Registration Number:                         for the future
Institute Foundation                                                                                             (BN) 88625-2105-RR0001
                                                             it costs about $100,000 a year to keep
197 Euclid Ave, Toronto,
                                                           a youth in a secure custody facility – double
                                                                                                                                                                         of children and
ON, M6J 2J8
Tel: 416-603-1827                                          what it costs to keep an adult in prison.                                                                     families in our city
Fax: 416-603-6655                                          But early intervention can change this;
                                                           $1 invested today to help at-risk children                                        saves $7 in future health and criminal costs.                                                                 Strong families,
Charitable Registration Number:                                                                                                                                          healthy children
(BN) 88625-2105-RR0001
                                                                                        25 years of                                                                                              Your donation
                                                                                        ground-breaking                                                                                          goes directly to

         strong families,                                                               research in
                                                                                                                                                                                                 help children
                                                                                                                                                                                                 and families
         healthy children                                                               mental health

Did you know that one in five children
struggles with a mental health disorder?                 Research is your assurance                             Who do we help?
for many, these show up in their behaviour –             that our programs work                                 Thanks to our friends and supporters, our
angry outbursts, impulsive and destructive behaviour,                                                           programs reach children and families from
                                                         for 25 years, we’ve carried out ground-breaking
excessive shyness or opposing authority. One in six of                                                          100 neighbourhoods in Toronto. people like:
                                                         research to better understand, and meet, the needs
these children will not receive the help they need                                                                 Maria and her four children, who live in
                                                         of children and families. We are leaders in research
to turn their lives around.                                                                                     a shelter after escaping family violence, but need
                                                         in childhood aggression and anti-social behaviour,
That’s why our work – and your help – is so important.                                                          support and help to rebuild their relationships.
                                                         gender-specific interventions, family violence and                                                            Your gift of $50, $100 or more
                                                                                                                   eleven year-old Sasha, who was referred
Help us continue to make a                               child development. and the impact of our work is
                                                                                                                to our Girls Connection program after another angry
                                                                                                                                                                       will support a number of our
                                                         increased through our partnerships with schools,
difference to almost 4,000                               hospitals, united Way agencies and government.         outburst where she tried to stab another student       unique programs and services.
children and families each year                                                                                 with a pencil.
                                                                                                                                                                       for example:
                                                         our commitment to research means you can be
Child development institute, an accredited Children’s                                                              Sam who, at four, was still not talking,
Mental Health agency, is committed to promoting
                                                         assured, as a donor, that your donations are spent
                                                         on needed programs with proven results.
                                                                                                                not even at home. after attending our start Right
                                                                                                                program, sam learned to socialize with other kids
                                                                                                                                                                      4a leadership training program to
                                                                                                                                                                      teach skills to at-risk youth so they can
healthy child development and strengthening families.
                                                                                                                and express his feelings.                              help other children who are struggling.
our programs address behaviour issues, serious
                                                         Your support is an investment                             Gerry and his brother Ross, who were
aggression, criminal behaviour, child abuse, family
violence, substance use, speech and language delays      in families and in your                                diagnosed with severe behaviour disorders after       4Counselling and social-emotional
                                                                                                                                                                      children exeriencing
                                                                                                                                                                                           support for
and school problems.                                     community                                              years of “causing trouble.” Both showed incredible
These programs and services give families and children
                                                                                                                improvement though – much to the relief of their       and behavioural problems.
                                                         investing in children’s mental health is not just an
                                                                                                                mother – after attending our special summer camp,
the tools they need to succeed, to uncover their
abilities and strengths, and to help them overcome
                                                         investment in the families in our programs – it’s
                                                         an investment in your community. Children with
                                                                                                                Camp Wimodausis.                                      4Camp Wimodausis, akids get back
                                                                                                                                                                      camp to help troubled
                                                                                                                                                                                            special day
challenges. our programs deliver proven results that     conduct disorders generate substantial costs,          Please join us today with your                         on the right track.
make a difference to the children and families we work   related mainly to education and criminal justice.      donation to help at-risk children
with – children who might otherwise fall through the
cracks in our education and health systems.              up to 10% of the cost of crime in ontario              turn their lives around.                              4SNAPgender-specific intervention
                                                                                                                                                                      the first
                                                                                                                                                                                Girls Connection program,

                                                         (approximately $300 million) can be attributed to
                                                         inadequate mental health care for children and                                                                for girls.
                                                         youth. But the average cost of treating children’s
                                                                                                                                                                       don’t wait. Your donation today
                                                         mental health problems in community-based
                                                                                                                                                                       will help support the more than
                                                         agencies? less than $2,500 per child per year.
                                                                                                                                                                       4,000 children and families who
                                                                                                                                                                       benefit from our programs every year.

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