This summer break, we have facilitated a summer program in partnership with Autism Ontario (Hamilton Chapter). Offering music groups for families at no cost, this allows youth with special needs to engage in music/group participation and an enriching experience to be creative and social. Thanks to Autism Ontario for your support.
Here are some images of ‘No Bounds’ program co-ordinator, Eric, leading both group and individual projects.
Earlier this year, Fermata was pleased to work with Cable 14’s topical show, Hamilton Life with Linda Rourke. Featuring an interview with Fermata owner and director, Dr. Daniel Hyams, Daniel demonstrates with a client how our Fermata music programs help people with special needs, and how our work is integrated into the community.
Special thanks to Cable 14, in particular Linda Rourke (Host and Producer of ‘Hamilton Life’) and Gail Granlund (Station Manager) for your support.
As part of Fermata’s project at McMaster Children’s Hospital, our work was featured in their newsletter. Take a look! Feel free to download and share! HHS Insider – June 4, 2015
As an experienced researcher, consultant and therapist on youth issues, Dr. Hyams is an invited delegate to the United Nations General Assembly, hosted by the Secretary General. Held on May 28 and 29, 2015, Dr. Hyams will be a select group of international leaders and advocates invited to spend time with world leaders, discussing issues pertaining to the global concerns relating to youth and young adults and concerns linked with employment, education and health.
Taken from un.org:
The High-level Event of the General Assembly marks the 20th Anniversary of the World Programme of Action for Youth (WPAY) and offers an important opportunity for Member States and other relevant stakeholders to take stock of progress made in its implementation, identify the gaps and challenges ahead while discussing the best way forward for the full, effective and accelerated implementation of this ground-breaking agreement.
In May 2014, Fermata Inc. was one of three recipients of the First Ontario Credit Union annual 1 Awards. The 1 Awards is a special program initiated to support small, local businesses towards growth and collaboration.
During the summer of 2014, Daniel decided to focus the award to fund a new website and three promotional videos that are part of this new-and-improved website.
From February 2015 onwards, Daniel Hyams and Fermata will be part of the First Ontario campaign to promote awareness of the awards and how the credit union can help local independent businesses thrive.
Our special thanks to everyone at First Ontario for this recognition and continued support.
On February 2, Daniel Hyams was interviewed for the Hamilton Spectator, as part of their monthly profile on a young entrepreneur. Read the interview here, and find out Daniel’s 4 key approaches to being a business owner and manager.
On December 8, 2014, Executive Director of Fermata Inc., Dr Daniel Hyams, appeared live on CHCH to discuss the services Fermata provides to the community, and how the application of music therapy works in practice. Click here to see the interview.