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An Experience of a Lifetime

They say that Disneyland is “the happiest place on earth” and for one special day in October, it really was that happy place for Jadacey, Karter and several other children …

Volunteers

Serving with a Happy Heart

The centre of the Matthew’s House logo is a big, red heart. It tells us that this respite home for children with complex care needs is a place filled with …

Children

Living with Joy and Abundance

When I get Shannon Aziz on the phone, she and her family are holidaying at their cabin. Going to the cabin in the summer can be a wonderful family time. …

Staff

A Perfect Opportunity

When Cassidy Wagner-Biddle began planning for her career, she never thought she’d find work in a place that would suit her skills so perfectly. “I absolutely love kids and see myself working with kids, youth and families, so I could not have asked for a better opportunity,” she says.

Donors

Stronger Together Grant Supports Families

A new project at Matthew’s House will help families with children who have complex care needs support their children more fully thanks to a grant from the Bridgeway Foundation through …

Children

Another Way of Seeing the World

Shae gazes out the big picture window at Matthew’s House, watching the wind chase the dried leaves around the playground. A sweet smile comes to his face as he sees …

Parents

Strength and Love

When Kelly talks about her daughter Jadacey, her face softens, her eyes light up, she smiles. “Everything about her is a gift. I love her so much,” she says. “She …

Parents

Providing Peace of Mind

The first time Caury Hurst walked in the front door of Matthew’s House, she was overcome by a feeling of complete and utter calm. “I knew that this would be …

Staff

Variety Grant Makes Matthew’s House Secure

A grant from Variety – The Children’s Charity ensures that children who visit Matthew’s House are safe and secure during their stay. Matthew’s House is a ‘home away from home’ …

Children

A Unique Sibling Experience

In many ways Sam Newton is a typical 12-year-old boy. He enjoys school – especially History class, but he would much rather hang out with his best friend Nial playing …

Donors

Skate, Score, Shake, Shake, Shake

The sounds of scraping skate blades and sticks smacking the ice fill the arena as the Atom C5 Blades minor league hockey team take on their opponents. Cheers ring out …

Volunteers

A Unique Volunteer

Dana Chandler is a unique volunteer at Matthew’s House. She volunteers for all the usual, good reasons: she knows she’s helping a good cause, she loves interacting with people and …

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