DADS ROCK! This Father's Day Weekend (June 16th - 18th), "Rock Your Landscape" by purchasing your bags of Maynooth Natural Granite rocks at Sheridan Nurseries! With with every bag purchased, a $2.00 donation will be made to Kids' Health Links Foundation!
You'll have the most beautiful landscape in the neighbourhood AND you'll feel good knowing that a portion of the proceeds will support KHLF's programs like Upopolis, Upedia and Umind - all which have a singular focus on Canada's children and youth.
Donations will be made on behalf of Sheridan Nurseries and Maynooth Natural Granite. THANK YOU for joining them in supporting Kids' Health Links Foundation!
**From June 14th to 27th, 2017, Maynooth Natural Granite rocks are on sale at Sheridan Nurseries - $6.98 /bag. 5 sizes to choose from. 15 kg. bags, reg. $8.99 each. Selection varies by store.
Within Canada’s mineral capital, just east of Algonquin Park, lies the small hamlet of Maynooth. Here we find ancient granite rocks, worn by glaciers and torrential rivers, that contain a wide range of minerals, revealing colours, texture and patterns that only time and nature can craft. Maynooth Natural Granite is low maintenance ground cover and adds year round beauty to your landscape.
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Sheridan Nurseries has been a grower and purveyor of quality plant material for the landscape industry and gardening public since 1913. With a proud heritage and legacy for innovation, Sheridan Nurseries has grown to be one of Canada’s largest growers of hardy nursery plants and has eight Garden Centres in the Greater Toronto Area. Growing over 1200 cultivars of perennials and hardy nursery stock on 350 hectares in Halton Hills Ontario, Sheridan Nurseries ships 1.8 million plants annually to markets across North Eastern North America.
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Kids’ Health Links Foundation has a singular focus on children & youth at the centre of its programs. It has created social technology to help chronically ill and hospitalized youth cope with their stress, isolation and loneliness while in medical care. It has also developed technology platforms for child life specialists and child and youth mental health professionals, enabling them to connect, learn and share best practices, and access tools and resources to help them provide better care to the populations they serve.
KHLF programs include:
Upopolis (www.upopolis.com) is a private, secure and trusted online peer-support network, developed partnership with TELUS. This first-of-its-kind web-platform is implemented, hosted, maintained, and supported by KHLF and its partners for use in Canadian children’s hospitals and other pediatric health care institutions. Typical users of Upopolis are chronically ill children and teens with longer-term hospital stays (Ex. Patients with cancer, Crohn’s and colitis, diabetes, kidney disease requiring repeat dialysis). Since it’s first installation at McMaster McMaster Children’s Hospital in December 2007, Uppolis has helped alleviate the stress, isolation and disconnection of more than 3,000 pediatric patients suffering from often debilitating illness. Today, Upopolis can be found in 24 children’s hospitals and pediatric health care organizations across the country. It includes over 20 diagnosis-specific ‘spaces’ for youth to connect in, and houses youth-friendly medical content covering more than 130 diagnosis. Upopolis also has engaging and informative videos for youth to watch such as “Exploring the Operating Room”, “The Truth About PICC Lines” and many more.
Upedia (www.upedia.ca) is an online peer-reviewed psychosocial resource library and professional forum developed for child life specialists and those affiliated with child life. It houses over 1,300 peer-reviewed tools and resources from more than 80 contributing health care organizations. There are 1,000+ child life specialists registered on the site, representing over 20% of the profession in North America, from over 140 national and international pediatric institutions. The Upedia Webinar Series, has presented 16 webinars to-date, to 1,800 participants.
Umind (www.umind.ca) is Canada’s premiere online community built to foster a national community of practice that transcends provincial boundaries, including educational and mentoring opportunities within the network of children’s mental health treatment providers. It has a registered membership of over 1,030 child and youth mental health professionals from 290 organizations across Canada. It houses over 1000 practical tools and resources for professionals, contributed by 160 child and youth mental health agencies from coast-to-coast. The Umind Webinar Series has presented over 15 webinars to date to more than 1000 participants.