This past July, Strong Start was very humbled to be nominated as one of the top ten charities in the 2022 Waterloo Region Record Readers’ Choice Awards, for the third year in a row. Today, we are very delighted to share that we have won Diamond in the Non-Profit/Foundations category.  

“This is an amazing community and we sincerely thank you for your nominations and votes to help Strong Start achieve this top honour. Your support of our nomination and most importantly, our work in helping young children learn to read is greatly appreciated by us, our program partners and especially the children and families we serve.” shared Machelle Denison, Strong Start’s Chief Executive Officer.

We share this award with all who make our programming possible; our volunteers, donors, supporters, partners and friends of Strong Start. We would also like to congratulate Platinum Winner: Women’s Crisis Services of Waterloo Region and Gold Winner: Parents for Community Living, and all the other nominees. This recognition heartens us and inspires us to continue pursuing our vision of “All Children Read”.

Strong Start® Charitable Organization is a registered Canadian charity that helps children learn to read. Our programs involve working with children directly in addition to providing resources for families to support the development of strong literacy skills. We work through partnerships with schools, community centres, educators, and volunteers to create lifelong readers. Together, we are helping young children reach their potential and strengthening communities.