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Two DANI participants smiling and studying together at a table by a window. On the left, a participant in a red hoodie works on a laptop. On the right, another participant in a blue zip-up jacket, places an arm over the shoulder of the first, sharing a moment of camaraderie. Study materials are spread out on the table in front of them, indicating a productive session.

DevelopingAndNurturingIndependence

We empower every adult with developmental disabilities to grow and thrive through personal development, community integration, and a focus on individual strengths.

96

PERCENT

of donations go to the programs

of families were satisfied with the level of care to their loved ones

100%

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150+

We have successfully created more than 150 opportunities for work and volunteering within the community, and we continue to expand this number

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92%

of individuals regarded companies who hired people with a disability

more favorably than their competitors.

individuals served annually

400+

We believe in the power of inclusion and the potential of every individual. Through our comprehensive goal actualization, skills training and community support, we empower individuals with developmental disabilities to thrive and lead fulfilling lives.

Providing Life-Changing Opportunities for Individuals with Developmental Disabilities

A background picture of sand dunes used on an infographic card

We have successfully created more than 150 opportunities for work and volunteering within the community, and we continue to expand this number

150+

A background picture of sea water used on an infographic card

92%

of individuals regarded companies who hired people with a disability

more favorably than their competitors

individuals served annually

400+

96%

of donations go to the programs

of families were satisfied with the level of care to their loved ones

100%

Vocational

Dedicated to job placement and skill development, we empower participants for workplace success.

A DANI participant in a black long-sleeve shirt, smiling at the camera while holding a stack of boxed products in a warehouse. Behind him, another participant in a green shirt is focused on packing items. Shelves stocked with various materials blur in the background, highlighting an active work environment.

Literacy

Enhancing everyday life skills through practical literacy, like reading lists and using digital interfaces

A DANI participant focused on an online session on a laptop in a cozy workspace. To the side, a pink vase with dried pampas grass and a colorful painted canvas add a touch of personalization. The participant's attention is on the screen, which shows a video conference, indicating a virtual learning or meeting scenario.

Social

Focused on enhancing social skills, our program encourages meaningful interactions and community integration.

Drama 

Annual full-scale theatrical production showcasing our participants' talents at the Richmond Hill Centre for Performing Arts.

A pre-session gathering of DANI participants on stage, seated in a semi-circle, before their annual performance of 'Shrek'. The group, attired in black, is inclusive, featuring a participant in a wheelchair. The stage is washed in dramatic purple lighting, setting the tone for the creativity and collaborative spirit evident in the preparations for the play.

Art

Diverse artistic expressions from traditional painting to sculpturing, culminating in an exclusive art exhibition.

Two DANI participants focused on sculpting in a pottery workshop. The participant in the foreground, wearing a green top, carefully shapes a clay figure's facial feature, while the participant in the maroon sweater observes closely. The artwork appears to be a bust with detailed hair texture, reflecting the hands-on artistic activity of the session.

Music

In-house music studio fostering creativity and expression, where participants record and explore musical dimensions.

TRANSFORMING

LIVES THROUGH

Transform lives, as a

DANI supporter.

96% of donations go directly to our programs

DANI employees with developmental disabilities will experience greater independence and inclusion

Donations are 100% tax deductible

Daniel K.

DANI is the first place that cared about what I wanted for myself.

A portrait of a DANI participant with a warm smile, wearing glasses and a cozy white hoodie with the DANI logo embroidered on the left side. The background is softly tinted pink, adding a gentle contrast to the black and white subject, highlighting the individual's cheerful demeanor
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