Helping Children With
Special Needs and
Their Families

Who We Are

Created in 2013, Opening Hearts is a team of volunteers dedicated to making a lasting difference in our community.

What We Do

We run unique programs within our community to support entire families with children with special needs.

Why We Do It

We believe that everyone has the right to live and enjoy life to the fullest within our community, free of any barriers.

Our Projects

Sibshops

Fun-filled workshops supporting 8-12-year-old children who have siblings with special needs. 

Heart Tote Collage

Sibteens

Monthly sessions filled with great activities to support 13-17 year-old teens who have siblings with special needs. 

Heart Totes

Tote bags filled with supplies, toys and gift cards for families with children with special needs. 

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Sibshops

Fun-filled workshops supporting 8-12-year-old children who have siblings with special needs. 

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Sibteens

Monthly sessions filled with great activities to support 13-17 year-old teens who have siblings with special needs. 

Heart Tote Collage

Heart Totes

Tote bags filled with supplies, toys and gift cards for families with children with special needs.

Did you know that on average, there is on child with significant special needs in every Canadian classroom?

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Together we can help brighten the lives of these children and their families, for now and in the future

Can you help?

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Donate

We are 100% volunteer driven. All donations go directly to our programs.

Volunteer

Join our team to make a difference in our community.

Nominate a Family

Nominate a family who has a child with special needs to receive a Heart Tote.

Register for Sibshops

Register a child aged 8-12 for our fabulous support program.

Register for Sibteens

Register a teen aged 13-17 for our monthly Sibshops.