Success Stories

West Park staff, patients, and MMC staff pose together with the adaptive gaming equipment at West Park.

GAME Checkpoint: West Park Healthcare Centre

February 1, 2024

The West Park Healthcare Centre in Toronto is one of seven GAME Checkpoints, a network of partner organizations led by Neil Squire’s Makers Making Change program that help people with disabilities access adaptive gaming.

2023 Year In Review

Makers Making Change 2023 Year in Review

January 18, 2024

In 2023, Makers Making Change hit a number of record-breaking totals for one year, delivering 5,855 assistive devices, hosting 291 events, and engaging 10,171 volunteers — 6,979 of them youth.

Evie playing with her new switch-adapted Linkimals toy.

#HackingForTheHolidays Helps Kids Like Evie Play Independently

December 27, 2023

Thanks to your support of our #HackingForTheHolidays campaign, we were able to adapt two Linkimals toys — a sloth and a penguin — with adaptive switches that match the buttons on the toys. These switches allow Evie to play with the toys with a smacking motion on her own rather than needing someone else to activate the toy for her.

HDR employees work on a toy.

HDR Toronto Staff Give the Gift of Play

December 21, 2023

At HDR, an architecture and engineering firm with offices across Canada and the world, giving back to the community is an important part of their company culture. So when their Toronto office learned of an opportunity to adapt toys for children with disabilities as part of the #HackingForTheHolidays campaign by Neil Squire’s Makers Making Change program, they jumped at the opportunity.

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