2015 Initiatives

Happy New Year everyone!  We are pleased and excited to present to you our initiatives for 2015.  You will notice many familiar programs as we continue to support and expand our efforts within the country of Belarus and the Chausy region specifically.  We are particularly excited to introduce our newest initiative which is a “Rescue Home for Children”.  There are many children still living in difficult situations but a sponsorship to the Chausy Orphanage is not an option.  We hope that this project will offer a solution.  Read on to learn more.

Eric McKenzie

on behalf of Dave Shaw – Humanitarian and Orphan Initiatives

*New Initiative*

Rescue Home for Children

Many children continue to live in dangerous family or foster family situations, but living in an institutional orphanage environment is not an option.

DSC_1433_150CAC, in partnership with the Chausy Administration, is in the preliminary stages of establishing a rescue home in the Town of Chausy. The concept is to purchase a property and hire a long-term house Mom who would nurture and care for several children of various ages. The children would have the advantage of living in a loving family environment while attending regular public school and would have access to extra curricular activities.

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Rhona Dixon Honoured!

The Board of Directors of Canadian Aid for Chernobyl are so proud of Rhona Dixon for being awarded the 2014 YMCA Peace Medallion for her wonderful work in the community which includes her volunteering with Canadian Aid for Chernobyl.  Here a few of the members of the board pose with Rhona after receiving her award this morning at the YMCA.  From the left; Jon Schuler, Dave Shaw, Rhona Dixon, Murray Ferguson, Eric McKenzie and Kate Anderson.

DirectorsRhona is one of the “unsung heroes” of CAC, working many hours sorting and packing clothing for shipment in the spring.  She is also  Continue reading

CAC Honoured by Brockville and District Chamber of Commerce

This evening Canadian Aid for Chernobyl was honoured by the Brockville and District Chamber of Commerce with the “Community Excellence” award!  Here a few of our Directors; Jon Schuler, Eric McKenzie, Dave Shaw, Annis Moreau, Rhona Dixon and Chantal Seguin, pose with the award.

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Nominated alongside the “Rotary Clubs of Brockville and the 1000 Islands” as well as “Making Play Possible” we were surprised and pleased to receive this wonderful recognition from the generous community that makes all of our work possible.   We would like to  Continue reading