Max & Bea

The Max and Beatrice Wolfe Children’s Centre was established in 2004 to provide home palliative care support to dying children and their families, and to provide a variety of counseling and bereavement programs for children and youth living with the dying and death of a loved one. The Centre has developed a number of innovative and effective programs, services and academic ventures that have garnered local, national and international interest and recognition. The Centre also provides consultation and education sessions for health professionals, teachers and boards of education. The Max and Bea Centre is the only specialized Centre in Ontario that offers medical and counseling support for dying children and their families in their home at no cost to the families.

The Centre is funded entirely by donations.

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the centre here

There are two key programs that support the Max and Bea Centre: The Dr. Jay Children’s Grief Program and Camp Erin Toronto.

The Dr. Jay Children’s Grief Program provides support to grieving children and help parents speak with their children about death and dying. The program is free and relies on donations.

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the program here

Camp Erin Toronto is an overnight camp that supports children and teens who are grieving. It’s an opportunity for these campers to both take part in typical camp activities, including swimming and canoing, while also being able to participate in emotional support activities such as a candlelight memorial service.

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the camp here

History of the
Unicorn Gala

It all began with a little 5 year old dying of a brain tumour and her mother determined to see community supports for dying children as she experienced with home palliative care from the Temmy Latner Centre. The Unicorn was this little girl’s favourite animal and it is only appropriate that this gala is named the way it is. It symbolizes possibilities and dreaming and how a little girl and her mother can make such a difference. It led to the development of the Max and Beatrice Wolfe Children’s Centre at the Temmy Latner Centre for Palliative Care.

The Unicorn Gala has a rich history of care and compassion. It has served a fundamental role in raising both awareness and funds for the Max and Beatrice Wolfe Centre and for families who have a member in palliative care. To date, the Unicorn Gala has raised over $500,000 in support of the Max and Beatrice Wolfe Children’s Centre at Mount Sinai Hospital.

The 2012 committee is excited to invite you to join them for this year’s Unicorn Gala. There are many ways that you can get involved – as a sponsor, a volunteer, or an attendee. We look forward to your contribution!

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