Today, we were proud to share our work with country music star, Gord Bamford, who generously donated $10,000 to our music therapy program at McMaster Children’s Hospital. See the CHCH News interview with Bonnie Brittain here
Dr. Daniel Hyams, PhD, addressed a panel of Senators at Parliament Hill in March 2018 on the topic of Youth in the Community. Dr. Hyams made a statement of his research on youth and volunteerism, and posed a question to the panel about breaking the stigma of unpaid work for young people, and the value of community engagement. Scroll through to 1:06:11 to hear the statement.
In early March, 2018, Dr. Daniel Hyams presented the work of Fermata to Parliament, a part of a co-sponsored UK High Commission in Canada, British Council Canada & the United Nations Association of Canada. During the speech, Dr. Hyams shared the work of Fermata, the way Fermata works in the community, and the promotion of education and healthcare as a means towards a social enterprise for aspiring young entrepreneurs. Dr. Hyams later met with the British High Commissioner to Canada at the official residence, Evanscliffe.
On March 12, 2018, Dr. Daniel Hyams will be presenting at the second annual Youth Innovation Summit on Ottawa. Co-hosted by the United Nations Association of Canada, British Council Canada and the UK High Commission in Canada, this one-day event will includes elected officials, dignitaries and scholars from across Canada to speak at Parliament Hill. This will be followed with a reception hosted by the UK High Commissioner at the official residence. Dr. Hyams will speak about the work Fermata does, and promote social enterprises as a viable option for young entrepreneurs looking to start their career in the work of business and social care.
In addition, Fermata has been shortlisted for the ‘Public’s Choice Award’. Please click here and vote for Fermata. The funds awarded for this prize will be dedicated to support a pilot project to assist adults with disabilities to acquire life and social skills that can be applied to job interviews and progress into the workforce. We will partner with local recruitment agencies specialising in helping adults with needs to gain vital skills to successful gain jobs or return to vocational training.
Read the profile on our Operations Manager and ‘Step-By-Step Learning’ Program Manager & Special Educator, Johanna Henderson, in the Hamilton Spectator newspaper. Click here to read the online page.
Senior music therapist and program manager, Bonnie Brittain, was amongst one of the 40 recipients of this year’s ’40 Under 40′. Hosted by Business Link Media, this award recognizes 40 leading professionals who strive to make a difference in their communities, whilst contributing to the local economy through entrepreneurship and job creations. Read the full story here.
Bonnie Brittain, who provides music therapy with Hamilton Health Sciences at both McMaster Children’s Hospital and St. Peter’s Hospital, is proud to be part of the #FacesOfHHS campaign. Click here to read the full interview here.
Bonnie Brittain is featured in The Hamilton Spectator newspaper as the Young Professional. Click here to read about Bonnie’s work as our senior music therapist and program manager.
Senior music therapist and program manager, Bonnie Brittain, has had her first publication. Her chapter appears in a new book on the topic of music therapy, and is available online. Congratulations Bonnie. Click here to purchase on Amazon.