Centre for Special Needs Children Launches ‘Smile’ Campaign

Special Services for Child and Youth Centre
The future Special Services for Child and Youth Centre (HANDOUT)

A campaign has been launched to complete work on Canada’s first centre for children with special needs to be located in Winnipeg.

The Special Services for Child and Youth Centre is being built in the historic Christie Building at the corner of Notre Dame Avenue and Myrtle Street, providing a central location for families to access services under one roof.

A Design a Smile campaign invites Manitoba schools to get creative and design an artistic smile. Smiles can be created from food items or recycled material arranged into a smiley face.

“By working together, we know children and youth living with a disability or special needs will greatly benefit,” said Bob Adkins, campaign co-chair of the SSCY Centre fundraising campaign. “Our commitment to the children and youth of SSCY is to raise $5 million from individuals, corporations and businesses in our community to provide enhancements not included in the government’s generous contribution to this project.”

The campaign was made possible through a generous donation by Enns Brothers. The winning class, group or team will receive a special delivery from Boston Pizza.

The Design a Smile campaign can be found at designasmile.sscy.ca.


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