The Snowsuit Fund is an Ottawa-based charity that raises funds for the purchase and distribution of new, quality-made snowsuits to needy children, 15 years and under. ODBF will be supporting the distribution of winter toques with every snowsuit. In a typical season, The Snow Snowsuit Fund will distribute 16,000 or more new snowsuits to qualifying families.
The Lotus Centre for Special Music Education is a leader in increasing access to adapted music education and serving the special needs community and provide accessible music programming to individuals of all ages. ODBF will be supporting their Adapted March Break Music Camp for children developmentally aged 5-18 serving children and adults with a wide range of physical and developmental disabilities, including autism spectrum disorder, down syndrome, and cerebral palsy. This camp, which has a two to one staff/camper ratio, centers on music circles led by professional music educators trained in adapting instruction for students with disabilities. During these music circles, campers learn about music concepts, experience different genres of music, and explore instruments. Campers also participate in traditional camp activities such as arts and crafts, outdoor play, and story time.