E3's newest initiative, Oasis by the Bay Vacation Resort, held its Grand Opening on June 12th, 2013. Clients, staff, Board members, neighbours, community partners, media and dignitaries came out to celebrate together. Photos in pdf.
This unique vacation option is filling a void for people with special needs, to have a vacation destination, custom made for them. Go to www.oasisbythebay.ca to learn more.
E3's 26th Annual Golf Tournament
The wonderful staff at The Georgian Bay Club welcomed 133 golfers on May 29th in support of E3 Community Services. The weather was great and the course was a pleasure to play.
There are so many people that made the event a success, starting with the Rotary Club of Collingwood. Players, Level Sponsors, Sign Sponsors, Donors and Volunteers, all helped us raise $25,000 again this year!
Many thanks to Larry Hogarth and Matthew Wells. They have been great supporters of the tournament, donating auction items, volunteering to witness at the contest holes and taking great photos throughout the day. Click here for a pdf of team photos!
Congratulations to the winning teams: Open: The Blue Mountain Chrysler Team; Ladies Division: The McGhee Team II; and Seniors Division: The Dickinson Team.
|WDR Redick and Associates
|SmartMeds Pharmacy||Baulke • Augaitis • Stahr LLP|
|Besse • Merrifield • Cowan LLP|
|Richard Ziegler, Architect||C.C. Tatham and Associates|
|Gaviller and Associates||C.F. Crozier and Associates|
|Greenland Consulting Engineers||Creative Carriage|
|Eagles Weed Control and Lawn Service|
|AUCTION DONORS||Lora Bay Corporation|
|Highlands Nordic||Mary Jane Santori - In memory of Dan Gibson|
|Bank of Montreal||Market Connections|
|The Enterprise-Bulletin||Noble Insurance Limited|
|The Georgian Bay Club
||North Star Digital Systems|
|The Landmark Group||Parkway Collision|
|Candlelight Cuisine||Rotary Club of Collingwood|
|Collingwood Toyota||Royal LePage - Locations North|
|Georgian Manor Resort||Royal LePage - Trinity Realty|
|Town of Collingwood||TD/Canada Trust|
|Matthew W. Wells|
|Blue Mountain Golf and Country Club
|Blue Mountain Honda||Enzo & Mary Jane Santori|
|Blue Mountain Resort||Foley's Furniture|
|Christie's Clothing||Georgian Wellness Centre - Erin Orser & Stephanie Reiche|
|Collingwood Dental Clinic||Larry Hogarth|
|Collingwood Family YMCA||Jack Pady Marine|
|Collingwood Girls Clothing||Jim Wilson MPP|
|Craiglieth Ski Club||Larry Gee/Larry Flynn, OLG|
|Georgian Peaks||Lora Bay Corporation|
|Alpine Ski Club||Mad River Golf|
|D.C. Taylor Jewellers||Wayne & Hilda Noble|
|OslerBrook Golf Club||Roger Underwood|
|Scandinave Spa||Sharie Hawkins|
|Subway Sandwiches||T.K.s Catering|
2012/2013 AGM/Board of Directors
On September 19th, E3 held it's Annual General Meeting, the highlight being the election of a new Board. Our heartfelt thanks to the following volunteers who comprise E3's 2012/2013 Board of Directors:
|Sean Ainley||Dr. Farel Anderson|
|Indika Balasuriya||Peggy Bayley|
|Sheri Bulfon||Karen Burland|
|Larry Hogarth||Sean Kelly|
|Dr. Mike Lewin||Don McNalty|
|Dr. Peter Roberts||Mary Jane Santori|
|Brian Saunderson||Matthew Wells|
E3's 50th Anniversary!
2012 marked E3's 50th year of providing service and we are proud of our history. We are grateful to all who have helped make E3 the strong organization it is today. From the parents who were the catalyst to its creation in 1962, to the people and community partners who are part of our agengy today - Thank You!
To view photos from the Anniversary activities, go to E3 News.
New Application Entity
As of July 4th, 2011, access to adult developmental services is now managed by Developmental Services Ontario (DSO). This new service will be administered by nine DSO organizations across the province. For Simcoe County, which is part of the Central East Region, DSO is administered by York Support Services Network (YSSN) located in Newmarket. designated
Funded through the Ministry of Community and Social Services (MCSS) the purpose of the DSO is to help adults with developmental challenges connect to services and supports.
All applications will now go through Developmental Services Ontario exclusively.
For more information, visit www.dsontario.ca or call 1-855-277-2121 ___________________________________________________________________________________
E3 Earns Accreditation!
FOCUS Accreditation is pleased to announce that E3 Community Services Inc., has been successful in its bid for accreditation, becoming only the sixth agency in the province to have done so. E3’s accreditation extends from November 2009 until November 2012.
Following an intense and extensive self-assessment by E3, a team of experts from FOCUS spent almost a week at E3 (October 2009) evaluating the agency in comparison to the 150 standards that form the benchmarks for accreditation.
While on-site, the FOCUS team performed an extensive review covering all aspects of the E3 organization including polices and procedures, governance and risk management to name a few. Interviews were held with people using E3 services, their families, staff members and members of the community. Time was also spent at service locations, giving the FOCUS team a true and holistic picture of the agency and its accomplishments.
“To be accredited by FOCUS is a challenge, as our standards are high and our process is thorough. E3 should be commended for their commitment to quality, and for the results they have achieved,” states Jennifer Keilty, Executive Director of FOCUS Accreditation.
“This is indeed a milestone and achievement where we can take pride in knowing that our overall philosophy, services and operational efforts are recognized as exemplary and meeting the needs of the people we support” is how Gordon Anton, Chief Executive Officer of E3, described it.
E3 Community Services Inc. (E3) is a not for profit organization. The organization’s head office is in Collingwood, with its service catchment area extending to Alliston, eastern Grey County, Stayner, Wasaga Beach and surrounding areas. This multi-service organization offers a broad range of services and supports to children and adults with developmental challenges and learning disabilities. E3 also offers programs to the broader community wanting day care and early years opportunities. Throughout its fifty year history, E3 has provided assistance to thousands of people of all ages, with the aim to support them to live more fulfilled lives within their communities.
Contact: Gordon Anton, Chief Executive Officer
E3 Community Services Inc.: 705-445-6351
About FOCUS Accreditation
FOCUS is a non-profit accreditation agency that works with the developmental and human services sectors. Created in Ontario, Canada, by the very people who use and work in these services, FOCUS reflects the culture and expectations of community service organizations in Ontario. FOCUS has standards that look at both the quality of the services being provided to the people who use the services, as well as the effectiveness of how the organization operates. FOCUS sends out experts from the community service sector to evaluate how an organization meets standards. An organization that meets FOCUS’ standards can be viewed as an organization that focuses on the people it serves, and on high quality service delivery.
Contact: Jennifer Keilty, Executive Director
FOCUS Accreditation: 1-866-805-2600