Depending on the type of business you are running, resource and development can mean slightly different things and/or focus on one or two areas more so than others. These things can include but are not limited to: land, infrastructure, building, equipment, labour, information, technology, funding.

As a non-profit charitable organization, we work hard at resource and development to keep us moving forward, to sustain the growing need for support and services. It can be like a challenging roller coaster with ups and downs and plenty of uncertainties.

Like building blocks that sometimes remain stacked and sometimes fall. Or a chess game, where we need to think about the right move to make, or what to say.

Every organization and business has a different way to go about this, everyone has their own style to fit with their needs. At CAYR we have a small committee dedicated to this effort who meet and strategize over the year, but also our entire staff contribute where they can.

We are blessed to have some strong support through our core funders, listed on our website here: , as well as some amazing volunteers, and both individual and organizational supporting donors.

Shout outs to Bingo World Newmarket Charitable Gaming, #Chocolate4Change, Magna Hoedown Community Fund, TD, and so many more generous souls.

But as challenges go, it doesn’t all come easy, and the need to work and strategize is continuous; because lately we are seeing that there is a lot more demand for support than sometimes, we can give. It can be a struggle at times to keep up with.

And so, we keep searching and finding ways to deliver an ask for donations; ways in which we can further our resources and development.

Help us build upon our:

Compassion Fund and Practical Supports for the many service users and clients we work with.

But also, to sustain:

Required information and technology we need to keep our organization safe and functioning.

DONATE NOW at, help make a difference!


By Mark Koning

Mark is the Manager of Communications & Operations with CAYR COMMUNITY CONNECTIONS. Mark is also an Author and Blogger of Challenging Barriers and The BIST Blog. (Brain Injury Society of Toronto)





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