Thomson Rogers and the Community

The lawyers and staff of Thomson, Rogers have always been actively involved in our community.

 

SCI Ontario's Regional Services Holiday Fund 2012

Thomson Rogers made a special donation to SCI Ontario’s Regional Services Holiday Fund - Staff Campaign. The donation, combined with the staff donations from SCI Ontario, will assist 88 clients of SCI Ontario across the province. Within the 88 clients there are 41 families, 133 adults and 71 children, for a total of 204 individuals.

The funds are given out to clients and members of Spinal Cord Injury Ontario and will assist those who are in financial need to purchase food for a holiday dinner and gifts for their children.

Spinal Cord Injury Ontario Holiday Fund

(From left: John Agnew, Craig Brown, Bill Adair)

 


 

Operation Christmas Child 2012

Thomson, Rogers is happy to support Samaritan's Purse Canada with it's Operation Christmas Child shoe box collection.

Operation Christmas Child

Each shoe box is filled with hygiene items, school supplies and toys and is given to children in need regardless of gender, race, religion or age.

Operation Christmas Child 2012

 


 

CPAO Wheelchair Relay Challenge 2012

Thomson, Rogers is pleased to announce our 1st place in the Legal Challenge and 1st in Corporate fundraising ($8,860.00) at the Canadian Paraplegic Association Wheelchair Relay Challenge which took place on September 23, 2012.

Peter Anthanasopoulos came in 1st for individual fundraising with $7,000!

 

CPAO Wheelchair Relay Challenge 2012

 

Click here for race results.

 


 

BIST 5K Run, Walk & Roll 2012

Thomson, Rogers, as part of the Personal Injury Alliance, participated in the BIST 5K Run, Walk & Roll on September 22, 2012.

Our top 3 runners were Tess Acton, Sloan Mandel and Carr Hatch.

Race time results are available here.

Thanks to everyone who participated in support of the Brain Injury Society of Toronto.

 

BIST 5K Run Walk and Roll 2012

 


 

22nd Barbara Turnbull Open 2012

David R. Tenszen and Michael L. Bennett represented Thomson, Rogers in support of research and rehabilitation for spinal cord injuries at the annual Barbara Turnbull tournament.

Barbara Turnbull Open 2012

 


 

Head for the Hills 2012

A message from the Brain Injury Association of Niagara:

Head for the Hills 2012

 

BIAN Head for the HIlls 2012

 

BIAN Head for the Hills 2012

 


 

Operation Christmas Child

Thomson, Rogers is happy to support Samaritan's Purse Canada with it's Operation Christmas Child shoe box collection.

Operation Christmas Child

To date, Operation Christmas Child has collected and distributed over 86 million shoe box gifts worldwide. Each shoe box is filled with hygiene items, school supplies, toys, candy and is given to children regardless of gender, race, religion or age.

Christmas Child 2011

Thomson, Rogers participants.

 


 

 

Bist 5K Run 2011

Thomson, Roger was proud to be a sponsor of BIST's first annual 5K Run. The event kicked off on Saturday, September 24th, 2011 at 10 a.m. with opening remarks from Ben Mulroney of e Talk.

Check out the BIST 2011 Chip Time Results.
 

TR Bist Run Participants

Click here for more pictures.
 


 

Canadian Paraplegic Association Wheelchair Relay 2011

On Sunday, September 18, 2011, at Toronto Rehab Lyndhurst Centre, Thomson, Rogers  had two teams partake in the Canadian Paraplegic Association Ontario Wheelchair Relay Challenge. Peter Anthanopoulous was the captain of the Thomson Rogers Dream Team and Elena D'Alimonte was the captain of the Thomson Rogers Hurricanes.

CPA Wheelchair Relay 2011

 

CPA Wheelchair Relay 2011 Thomson, Rogers Team

Click here for more pictures of the 2011 relay.

 


 

Thomson, Rogers takes the Big Save Law Challenge

On Monday, June 20, 2011 Thomson, Rogers participated in the BIG SAVE blood clinic Kick Off event at the Air Canada Centre.

The event was a huge success. The Canadian Blood Services collected a total of 574 units of blood.

The challenge continues until July 30, 2011.

"It's in you to give . . ."

Canadian Blood Services and Thomson Rogers

 

We are pleased to announce that Thomson Rogers received two Gold Awards for having one of the largest percentages of law firm employees to donate blood, and for having the greatest number of participants for any law firm in the city.

Greatest Percentage of Employees Donating

Greatest Number of Participants

 


 

Thomson, Rogers makes a special donation to "Lawyers Feed the Hungry"

To Commemorate our 75th anniversary as a law firm, Managing Partner Alan Farrer (along with, from the left, Douglas Goudie, Kenneth Howie and Lawrence Mandel) presented a $75,000 donation to Malcolm Heins, the CEO of the Law Society of Upper Canada and a Trustee of the Law Society Foundation, which oversees the Lawyers Feed the Hungry program. Each year the charity delivers thousands of hot meals to needy persons in Toronto. The donation was made during the firm's 75th anniversary Gala held at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts on June 7th.

Donation to "Lawyers Feed the Hungry"

 


 

Thomson, Rogers was pleased to sponsor the Brain Injury Association of Niagara's  Conference "A Hero's Journey: Trauma, Transitions and Thriving", on October 21, 2010. David Payne and Deanna Gilbert presented an Overview of the Statutory Accident Benefits Schedule (SABS). Click here to read a review from the Brain Injury Association of Niagara.

 


 

Cottage Getaway Program

Proceeds from Thomson, Rogers' "Navigating the New SABS" conferences in Peterborough and Gravenhurst were given to Community Solutions and the Four Counties Brain Injury Association to send individuals with a brain injury to the Cottage Getaway program. This program provides an opportunity for people to have a vacation, meet others who share similar challenges, and learn new skills while experiencing a cottage lifestyle in a safe and supported environment.

Troy wrote us a letter to share his experience:

"I want to tell you about the awesome time that I had when I went to Community Solutions' Cottage Getaway in August 2010. I call it "Troy's Excellent Cottage Adventure"!

I am a survivor of a serious aneurism which left me with a significant brain injury. I live at home with my parents since my brain injury happened. I have problems with short term memory (do I really?) and I haven't been able to be employed, because first of all I wouldn't remember to show up and even if I did, I wouldn't remember what I was supposed to do! I have had to depend on government assistance for my daily needs, and there isn't a lot left over for having fun.

I was so excited to find out that Thomson, Rogers and Community Solutions had arranged for me to go to the Cottage Getaway! My family made sure that I remembered what to pack and was on time. When I arrived, I discovered a beautiful house in the woods set on the banks of the Muskoka River near Bracebridge (or so I was told!). There were five other cottagers that I met, as well as three or four different staff people who made sure that everyone was comfortable.

The others that I met here are going to be easier for me to remember because they were so nice. We all pitched in to make and clean up at meal times, get coffee for each other, and tell jokes and stories to each other. In the middle of doing things like going on paddle boat rides, fishing, having bonfires, playing crazy card games, and just hanging out, we were all able to talk with each other about our lives, and our hopes and dreams for what our lives might be in the future.

I didn't realize how much fun I would have, and how badly I needed a break from my everyday life. Even though I can't remember all of the details, I remember that I met people who had experiences like me and that I felt really good about the time I spent with them. It meant a lot to me to be included, and I am grateful for the positive things I can remember!

Thank you for giving me this trip - it was a great adventure!

Troy"

 


 

Thomson, Rogers Brings BIG Smiles to Mukibaum's Toronto Children's Program

Thomson, Rogers surprised Mukibaum's students by donating a wonderful flat-screen television, stand and brand new Nintendo Wii, complete with games including Wii Fit!  The students were thrilled and the smiles on their faces were priceless. Joseph Pileggi - Director of Client Services and Richard Halpern - Partner acted as the proverbial Santa Claus for what was a great day at the centre.

Mukibaum Wii Presentation

Read more

 


 

CardSharks+  Brunch – Best Ever
June 16, 2010

On June 16, 2010 Thomson, Rogers had the pleasure of sponsoring the annual CHIRS CardSharks+ brunch.  This year was nothing short of brilliant.  With the special unveiling of the CHIRS 2010 Holiday Card, a "roar of approval" was heard all the way down Yonge Street.  This year’s design is fantastic... with the CardSharks+ expressing their excitement and eagerness to start working on the cards immediately.

Thomson, Rogers’ Aleks Mladenovic – partner and Joseph Pileggi – director of client services were in attendance and were presented with a beautifully encased keepsake of the 2009 holiday card.

The CardSharks+ was the brain child of Hedy Chandler, Danny Caplin and the late Scott Southwell of Thomson, Rogers.  Who would have thought the idea would have evolved into a major enterprise now employing over 50 Head Injured Survivors.

Congratulations to all and we can hardly wait to mail out the 2010 holiday cards.

CardSharks

CHIRS Brunch

 


 

Brain Injury Awareness Committee pulls off a giant success
June 17, 2010, Nathan Phillips Square

On June 17, 2010, Julie Osbelt – organizer par excellent and the rest of the worker bees of the Awareness Committee hit a home run.  With perfect weather, a full survivors tent, the Helen Donnelly Performers artistic endeavours throughout Nathan Phillips square, plus the exceptional child musicians from the Karen Kain School of the Performing Arts who provided the musical lunch time tunes - no one in their wildest thoughts expected such a great event with absolutely no problems or concerns.  All of which goes back to the great planning and all of the various committee members working together as a great team.

With all of the past years mired with bad weather, no one was going to let the weather get the best of them.  This year the skies opened up and the most beautiful sunlight shone on the event.  All of which added to the excitement and the atmosphere of everyone wanting to make this the best event ever and bringing to the public a general awareness of such a dramatic injury.  

Joseph Pileggi – Director of Client Services, Jenny Guest, Elisa O’Neill, and Darcy Merkur – partner, co-ordinated Thomson Rogers' involvement by helping to provide over 500 hotdogs and safety bags to well wishers and survivors.

Congratulations to the BIAM committee and special thanks to Helen Donnelly and her performers for making this a very special event.

 

BIAM Performers

Karen Kain School of the Performing Arts

Darcy Merkur of Thomson, Rogers

BIAM Performers

BIAM Performers

Helen Donnelly Performer

BIAM Circus Performer

 


16th Annual MukiBaum Treatment Centres' Charity Golf Classic
June 28th, 2010 - Glencairn Golf Club

Funds raised at our 2010 Tournament will support MukiBaum's 8 High Support Residential Groups Homes across the GTA.

For more information please visit www.mukibaum.com

 


"Head for the Hills" Race
April 24, 2010

The Brain Injury Association of Niagara thanks Thomson, Rogers for their donation as one of the major sponsors in support of the “Head for the Hills” race, in association with the St. Catharines Roadrunners and Walkers Association.

Net proceeds are directed in support of the Brain Injury Association of Niagara’s programs and services for individuals and families dealing with the lifelong effects of brain injury.
www.niagara.com/bian


 

Volunteer Opportunities with the Brain Injury Society of Toronto (BIST)
April 26, 2010

On Monday, April 26 BIST is hosting an information session for people who would like to find out about volunteer opportunities with BIST. If you would like more information about possible volunteer opportunities, please attend. The information session will start at 5:45. It will be held at the Orchard View Public Library, 38 Orchard View Blvd. The library is 2 blocks north of Eglinton, just west off Yonge St. The volunteer information meeting will be followed by a monthly Community Meeting, starting at 6:30. We hope you can join!
 


 

“Une Affaire de Chocolat” Fundraiser
June 3, 2010

The Brain Injury Association of Peel & Halton is holding a corporate fundraising event to be held at the fabulous Edgemere Estates, a 12-acre Lakeshore property in the heart of Oakville, on Thursday, June 3, 2010 at 6:30 p.m.

The fundraiser will bring together, members of the legal community, health care community, insurance industry, brain injury survivors, local business persons and politicians.

Leading local restaurants have been invited to serve their most delicious appetizers. All will be entertained by local musicians and opera singers.

The evening will also include a black box cooking demonstration and competition for delectable chocolate creations. There will be a live art auction, silent auction and fabulous raffle items.

For further information:
VIEW: BIAPH Be a Sponsor
VIEW: BIAPH Sponsorship Levels

BIAPH Chocolat Fundraiser

 


2010 Ski & Snowboard Day
February 11, 2010

The Canadian Paraplegic Association hosted the 2010 Ski & Snowboard Day at Craigleith Ski Club. All proceeds went towards the Canadian Paraplegic Association Ontario's Programs and Services.

Ski and Snowboard Day

Ski and Snowboard Day

Ski and Snowboard Day

 


 "Shoot for a cure"

For the last few years, Mike Henry has organized a hockey tournament to help raise money for the Canadian Spinal Research Organization. Originally founded by Ray Wickson – a past client of Thomson, Rogers, CSRO has gone on to be a premier fundraiser for spinal cord research.

Thomson Rogers participated in the tournament with “Slapshot” David Payne, Laurie “Pink Lace” Running and Sloan “Killer” Mandel, all of whom went on to win the runner up title.

Congratulations to all. We expect to participate next year and win the entire tournament.

Shoot for a<br />
cure - Canadian Spinal Research Organization
 


CPAO Wheelchair Relay Challenge
September 20, 2009

Thomson, Rogers participated in the Canadian Paraplegic Association of
Ontario’s Annual Wheelchair Relay Challenge at Yorkdale Mall. Last year, Thomson, Rogers raised over $10,000.00 and placed 3rd in the legal challenge. For 2009, we had two goals. One, to get everyone in shape so that we could win the legal challenge and two, to be the #1 legal fundraisers. I’m happy to inform everyone that we were on “a roll”. Thomson, Rogers sponsored two teams, the Hurricanes and the Dream Team. The teams raised close to $15,000.00 and I’m happy to report to everyone that after the tough workouts and training in the gym – we won the legal challenge. Special congratulations goes to Peter Anthanasopoulos and his wife, John Sheppard, Shannon Redner and of course our usual rollers, Angela Caracciolo, Caroline Meyer, Rennie Shaikh, Stacey Stevens, Amanda Ilagan, Tawnya Rudy, Roger Caracciolo and Fred O’Neill.

 

TR Wheelchair Relay Team
Thomson, Rogers Hurricanes and Dream Team

CPAO Wheelchair Relay
 Kevin Rogers and Peter Athanasopoulos

Thomson, Rogers Hurricanes

Legal Challenge winners: Thomson, Rogers Hurricanes, accepting trophy is Stacey Stevens and Joseph Pileggi
  


 

 

An Evening with Walter Gretzky
September 18, 2009

Thomson, Rogers was proud to have the opportunity to sponsor Mr. Gretzky’s attendance at an event hosted by the Brain Injury Association of Quinte District (BIAQD). Walter Gretzky, father of the famous Wayne Gretzky #99, and a brain injury survivor, delivered the inspiration message, ‘There is No Such Word as Can’t’. Pam Ferrill, the organizer of the event, helped raise over $12,000.00. Kudos to Pam and the BIAQD Board.
 


  
Mobility Cup 2009
August 31 - September 4

The Disabled Sailing Association of Ontario (DSAO) hosted the internationally acclaimed Mobility Cup Regatta at Ash Bridge’s Bay Yacht Club. The DSAO is one of Thomson, Rogers’ favourite charities. Firstly, many of our past clients are members of the organization. Danny McCoy, a past client, is the founder of the Toronto Chapter. Danny is an advocate and promoter of “health and wellness” within the disabled community. Secondly, the sailing program is located at the foot of Queen’s Quay. It provides services to children and adults who suffer diverse forms of disabilities ranging from cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy, traumatic spinal cord injury, brain injury, etc. Sailing promotes health and wellness and is a great equalizer, please see letter below regarding Jason Darby.  L.G. David Onley opened the Regatta with the past mayor of Vancouver, Mr. Sam Sullivan a C45‐ quadriplegic and the founder of the DSA of Canada.

The event was perfect:

  • The weather was sunny with light winds, 4‐6 knots;

  • There were over 100 competitors from all over the world; and,

  • The host, Ashbridge’s Bay Yacht Club, was magnificent. Never a hitch and always a hearty welcome.

As one of the sponsors of the event, Thomson, Rogers provided all of the signs,
registration kits, volunteer and participant shirts plus lots of man power. Joe Pileggi took spectators out on his boat. Craig Brown showed up every morning at 7:30 a.m. to help rig the boats along with a volunteer brigade of Thomson, Rogers’ staff that included Barbara O’Gorman, Laura Tanase, Jennifer Furtado, Anne Michilidis and Giulia Ruscillo. As a special highlight, Thomson, Rogers also sponsored Satwant Guron (Guddi), a racer for the event. Guddi was one of the very few female racers. She came in a solid second in the Liberty Fleet. Last but not least, the organizing committee of Danny McCoy, Jeff Levine and Drew Robinson literally put in a year’s worth of hard work to make sure the event was a tremendous success, and it was, raising over $50,000.00 to help the DSAO program.
 

I cannot begin to tell you what a wonderful experience you provided for Jason yesterday ‐ I do believe it was a turning point in his life!

He said it was the most fun he's had since he was hurt, and even better was that people were looking at him "like he was a guy sailing a boat, and NOT a guy in a wheelchair."

He actually agreed to go out to a restaurant with me and his sister for dinner to celebrate last night. Another milestone, as he had refused to eat in public since his accident. But he did, and happily said to the waiter "I can't use a
fork, so I need finger foods ‐ what do you suggest?” He enjoyed a feast of shrimp and calamari, and bragged to his sister how he was amazed at how little he'd forgotten since his sailing days, and told her he was also going to start snowboarding again this winter.

He asked if I minded bringing him to Queens Quay every weekend for the rest of the season, because the people are so great, and the scenery is so beautiful. I told him I don't mind at all.

We will bring his application form and membership fees this weekend. I just have to firm up which day he can make it.

I will also be registering him for the Mobility Cup today. He says he wants to go every day of the event; we'll have to see what his nurse says about that, but I am thrilled to hear him so enthusiastic about sports again!!!

I am so thankful to you and all of the volunteers who made this opportunity available to Jason.

Sincerely,

Trish, (Jason's Mom)


 

MukiBaum 15th Annual Charity Golf Classic
July 9, 2009

The MukiBaum 15th Annual Charity Golf Classic took place at the very formidable ClubLink golf course known as Emerald Hills in Stouffville.

The Honorary Chair Dean Blundell from 102.1 The Edge, along with Co-Chairs Ram Langan and Jim McMahon, ushered the golfers through 18 holes on one of the most fabulous days for golfing this year.

For those of you who don't know, the MukiBaum Treatment Centres are state of the art facilities for children and adults with complex disabilities.

This was the first time that Thomson, Rogers attended the event. Ken Laird, President of Agincourt Audi, after driving his ball into the woods, literally got a hole in one.
(See photographs)

Mukibaum Golf Classic

Mukibaum Golf Classic

  


 

June is Brain Injury Awareness Month - June 18, 2009

The BIAM Committee once again held the event at Nathan Phillips Square.
Awareness comes in many ways, and by providing general information to the public, positive steps can be taken to make people more cognizant of such a serious problem. Special thanks goes to the BIAM committee members: Darcy Merkur of Thomson, Rogers, Marnie Russell of CHIRS, Joseph Pileggi of Thomson, Rogers, Chris Brown of Bartimaeus, Julie Osbelt of Bloorview MacMillan Children's Centre, Vivian Ing of Sunnybrook Hospital, Leslie Bolt, Jonathan Burton, Ed Shaul of Bridgepoint Health, and Colleen Boyce of N.R.I.O. As part of the event, the Brain Injury Society of Toronto and the Ontario Brain Injury Association coordinated a Mix and Mingle at the Hard Rock Cafe. The money raised was shared by the two organizations. Kudos to OBIA and BIST.

 

Brain Injury Awareness Committee

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

HBIA and the Toronto Blue Jays

 As a special thanks to organizations or groups that exemplify dedication
and hard work, Thomson, Rogers once a year provides a private Blue Jays box to a charity/health care organization which goes “above and beyond the call of duty”. In this instance, special thanks went to the Hamilton Acquired Brain Injury Services. A great time was had by all. To add to the fun, the Blue Jays won the game.

 Hamilton Brain Injury AssociationHamilton Brain Injury Association

 


  

Wii Thank You!

Thomson, Rogers is constantly looking for ways we can assist our community partners with meeting their needs and those of their patients.

Thomson, Rogers is glad to have been able to assist Bloorview Kids Rehab, Lyndhurst Hospital, Hamilton Health Sciences, and Toronto Rehab University Centre with the purchase of six Nintendo Wii systems.

The Wii system has, in recent months, been reported to be a useful tool in helping victims of debilitating diseases and accidents get back on their feet. With that in mind, we wish everyone a speedy recovery with their Wii-hab.

Children's Rehab - Wii

From the patients and staff at Bloorview Kids Rehab.

 

 

Starlight Children's Foundation Canada
A Special thank-you from the Starlight Children's Foundation.

Starlight Children's Foundation Canada

 Click above photo for full size.


 

Thomson, Rogers participates in the Canadian Paraplegic Association of Ontario’s Wheelchair Relay Challenge

On September 21, 2008, the Canadian Paraplegic Association of Ontario hosted its Annual Wheelchair Relay Challenge at the Yorkdale Mall. It was a terrific success raising over $294,000 and great fun was had by everyone involved.

Thomson, Rogers for the tenth year entered a team. In addition, we helped sponsor Peter Athanasopoulos and his team from the Canadian Paraplegic Association. Peter’s endeavours raised over $10,000.00. Congratulations Peter.

Overall, Thomson, Rogers placed third in the legal challenge. Each year we are getting a little faster (it probably has to do with our staff’s high level of physical fitness).

Congratulations go to Peter Athanasopoulos and his wife, John Sheppard and Shannen Rehdner. Special thanks go to the Thomson, Rogers’ participants: Angela Caracciolo, Caroline Meyer, Aleks Mlandenovic, Wendy Murray, Laurie Running, Rennie Shaikh, Joe Soares and Marianne Trentadue.

 

Peter Athanasopoulos at the 2008 CPA Wheelchair Challenge

 Peter Athanasopoulos at the 2008 CPA Wheelchair Challenge

 

 

 Marianne Trentadue, Angela Caracciolo, Caroline Meyer, Rennie Shaikh, Joseph Pileggi and Joe Soares.

Thomson, Rogers Team - 2008 CPA Wheelchair Challenge

Top row, left to right: Marianne Trentadue, Angela Caracciolo, Caroline Meyer, Rennie Shaikh, Joseph Pileggi and Joe Soares. Front row, left to right: Aleks Mladenovic, Laurie Running and Wendy Murray. 


 

St. Mike's Golf Tournament

The St. Mike's golf tournament was another great success. Thomson, Rogers was proud to be one of the lead sponsors of the event.

Pat Schmidt, one of our senior matrimonial counsel golfed with the personal injury gang. When coming to the 7th hole, the St. Mike's golf organizers had arranged for a BMW 135A Cabriolet as a prize for anyone that got a hole-in-one.

Pat went to the tee, took his shot, and, as witnessed by Joseph Pileggi, Dr. Spence and Justice Sparrow, the ball literally fell into the hole and bounced out.

As you can see by the photographs, the prize was lost and Pat Schmidt continues to suffer from this traumatic disappointment.

All in all, it was a great time, and a tremendous amount of money was raised. 

 

Hole in One Prize - BMW 135A Cabriolet

 Hole in One Prize - BMW 135A Cabriolet

Near Miss

 Pat Schmidt after near-miss hole in one.
 

 


 

Community-University Research Alliance (CURA)

Thomson, Rogers is proud to be a CURA Community Partner. We are pleased to be able to support initiatives to help promote physical activity among people living with spinal cord injury (SCI).

See letter of recognition from , Associate Professor, Research Lead and Principal Investigator, Kathleen A. Martin Ginis Ph.D.


 

CardSharks+ 2008

The dynamic group at CHIRS, known as the CardSharks+, will once again be designing and creating the Thomson, Rogers' greeting cards.
  

CardSharks 2008

 


Craig Brown, Alan Farrer and Darcy Merkur of Thomson, Rogers played a major role as part of the consortium of lawyers that negotiated a settlement on behalf of Residential School Survivors across Canada. To mark this historic achievement, Thomson, Rogers has made significant financial contributions to several Aboriginal Organizations across Ontario to help them provide much-needed programs to Aboriginal individuals and communities, and to recognize the assistance that these organizations have provided to Residential School Survivors over the years.
 

Native Canadian Centre

(From left to right : Darcy Merkur of Thomson, Rogers with Larry Frost of the Native Canadian Centre.)

 

Thomson, Rogers continues to assist individual survivors to settle their abuse claims through the Independent Assessment Process.

Contact Darcy Merkur or Marcia Pritzker Schmitt toll free at 1-888-223-0448 for more information.

 


The Thomson, Rogers' Holiday Wish Fund was again a tremendous success.

The Fund was started in 2006, with monies being made available to various head injury and spinal cord associations for the intentions of helping individual families in a time of need. This year our financial contributions were approximately $20,000.00.

Thomson, Rogers Holiday Wish Fund
(David A. Payne of Thomson, Rogers pictured with CPA Ontario staff members Kevin Rogers, John Agnew and Loriedelle Addun.)

See Letter of thanks from Canadian Paraplegic Association Ontario Executive Director, Bill Adair.

 

 


 

Thomson, Rogers a Smash at ICEWAVE 2008 Beach Volleyball Tournament for SickKids!

The fine folks at Thomson, Rogers took to the court and served, set and smashed their way in the ICEWAVE 2008 Beach Volleyball Tournament for SickKids. Held on February 3rd, two TR 8-person teams, the SandBlasters and the Spike-O-Paths, fought bravely for sand-supremacy against other charitable teams. Unfortunately, it was not meant to be for the TR crew, winning only one game between them (by default - the other team did not show up), TR’s coach Joe Pileggi has vowed to return with a leaner and meaner group. All in all, this was a (bitter) taste of summer that chased away the winter blahs and helped raise quite a few dollars to support The Hospital for SickKids Foundation.

Icewave 2008 Beach Volleyball Tournament for SickKids
(Top Row: John Medina, Joe Soares, Roseanne O'Neill, Aleks Mladenovic, Giulia Ruscillo, Tammy Chrons, Mary DiLucia, Laurie Running, Rosemarie Ljubicic)

(Middle Row: Shelley Karstovsky, Marianne Trentadue, Elisa O'Neill, Lucy Mignardi, Karen Airlie)

(Front Row: Kristina Singer, Elizabeth Stacey, Natalie Beniaminov
Joseph Pileggi (not pictured) )

The next SickKids volleyball tournament is HEATWAVE 2008 in July at Ashbridge’s Bay. Get ready we’re coming.

Team tryouts will be posted.

  


We are a long time supporter of the dynamic CHIRS CardSharks+ program.

CHIRS CardSharks+ program

 

  • St. Michael’s Hospital Head Injury and Neuro Trauma program has received over $50,000.00.

  • We are Annual Co-Sponsors of the Canadian Paraplegic Association’s Knowledge Mobilization Seminar Series in the amount of $12,500 per year.

  • As part of the Canadian Paraplegic Association’s Toronto Wheelchair Relay No Limits Challenge, Thomson, Rogers and Rehabilitation Planning Inc. joined forces and were the third highest corporate fund raiser.

  • Thomson, Rogers has been a long time supporter of the Community Head Injury Resource Services – CHIRS of Toronto. Since its inception, various Thomson, Roger members including Joseph Pileggi, Leonard Kunka, Scott Southwell and Robert Brent have been on the Board of Directors.

  • Thomson, Rogers is also a proud contributor to the Scott Southwell ABI Assistance Fund created to honour the memory of our long time employee and friend, Scott Southwell.

  • Ken Howie is one of the oldest members of the Canadian Paraplegic Association. He was also one of the original board members of the Canadian Spinal Cord Research Organization.

  • For years, Roger Beaman and Jeff Wilker have provided a tremendous amount of free legal advice to community groups, including the Centennial Community Recreation Association, one of the oldest community rate payer organization's in the City. In 1990, as legal counsel to the Community, they successfully delayed the development of the Johns Manville Asbestos Factory for residential homes until all of the proper safeguards were put in place.

In addition, the partners of Thomson, Rogers have donated hundreds of thousands of dollars to charities to help assist them in providing vital services to our clients.