Why Give?

As a private not for profit, Creating Alternatives is not a government funded agency. We are a traditional family centered atmosphere that caters our program to the needs of all of the individuals we service. Every program participant has a voice, and it responsible for the direction of their program.

By giving to the Creating Alternatives Day Program you help to alleviate the financial strain on families in our community by helping them attend a worthwhile day program. All of the proceeds raised through fundraising come back to the program to help develop different types of resources or programming options for our program participants.

Participants pay a fee for service based on the needs identified during their Intake Assessment. Most program participants are on wait lists for funding from the government that are allocated to priority individuals assessed on an emergency basis – when government funding isn’t available families pay out of pocket.

Families often work 40+ hour work weeks to support their household, and then come home to their adult children who might exhibit behavior challenges. Day programming provides temporary relief to families in need. In addition to day programming, families often pay for: additional care, residence, accessible transportation, modifying their homes to become accessible, special meals, extracurricular activities, behaviour support services, therapy, and more!

By supporting Creating Alternatives, you help us provide a vital quality service, and expand our programming so that we can help our community.

Don’t forget about us when you decide to give!

Honorariums and Bequests

  • In honor of you, Creating Alternatives will dedicate a program component. Let us know how you’d like to be remembered forever.

Individual or Group Donations

  • Every donation over $20 will receive a tax receipt made out to the contributor. Tax receipts can be used for personal or business tax deductions. Every contributor will receive a thank you from our program participants.

In memory of

  • When a loved one passes away individuals choose Creating Alternatives to contribute to as their charity of choice. We take care of the display and provide you with an informational package to distribute

In lieu of wedding or party favors

  • By being your charity of choice, your guests will receive a gift packaged by our program participants in the Chocolate Concepts Inc. work skills training facility thanking them for their contribution to the Creating Alternatives Day Program

Wish Upon a Star Sponsorship Opportunity

If you wish to make a more profound positive impact in the lives of our participants and are able to spare a little bit more, please consider our Wish Upon a Star Sponsorship Opportunity. Have a programming room or resource named after you and be remembered forever! Contact us for more details.

How to make it happen

If you wish to know what it takes to be a part of the Wish Upon a Star program, click here to view our banner. Your generous donation will be very much appreciated, and will help us cover operating costs and more. Help us help them.

With this $20 donation you provide a mode of transportation for our participants to go out in the community

With this $50 donation you will provide a ticket to an attraction for a program participant to attend

With this $100 donation you will purchase a new programming resource

Keep in mind all donations of $20 or more will receive a tax receipt.

Click HERE for the Donation Form in PDF format

You can also Volunteer

Your time is just as valuable to us and our participants. If you wish to volunteer follow this link to our Get Involved page where you will find resources and information for how you can help us.


Thank you for taking the time to help us ensure these adults with developmental disabilities are able to enjoy their lives. Your donations will help us fund the various programs we have to help connect these individuals with their families and with their communities.