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The Pathways Post
Helping Children Achieve Their Potential for a Better Quality of Life Since 1975
CELEBRATING 40 YEARS
OF CARING IN SARNIA LAMBTON
40 years ago and under a different name, Pathways Health	the Pathways Post to help us remember how it all began,
Centre for Children opened its doors to 200 children and youth and their families. Today 2400 families rely on our services every year. If any of those first families were here today, what would they think? What changes would they see? What is still the same?
A team of Pathways staff and Board volunteers has delved into the archives to put together this unique edition of
Thank You to the Community
to celebrate our community and its leaders who had the vision to make it happen, and to honour the many thou- sands of clients and families who have walked through the doors over 40 years. Each one has provided a special inspiration for our staff and volunteers.
Release of The Pathways Post Publication
Thursday, August 27 2015
Kick off of the 40 Years of Caring/$40 Campaign
Thursday, August 27 2015
Open House Anniversary Celebration
Thursday, September 3 2015
Rotary Club of Sarnia Celebratory Luncheon
Monday, September 21 2015
Expressive Arts Production featuring Pathways children and youth Saturday, April 23 2016
Coming Soon! Our New Promotional Videos
Spring 2016
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Throughout our 40 years, Pathways has been blessed with the goodwill and support of our Sarnia Lambton community. We appreciate the trust that our partners, our donors and our funders have placed in us to deliver services that are essential to our children and youth with special needs, and we know it is through the work of our dedicated and skilled staff that this trust has come about. These are the everyday wonders that warm our hearts – a baby with cerebral palsy learning to move around, a two-year old with hearing loss learning to speak, a child with autism starting a conversation for the very first time, a group of teens planning and holding a bakesale to fund their Friday Night Junction social club activities, individuals of all ages making their needs known through access to their communication devices, our clients achieving their high school diplomas and more, and perhaps most of all their families who have finally found hope when little hope was held out to them at the birth of their children.
While it is tempting to reflect only on the past in reaching one of life’s milestones, if what they say is true - and life really does begin at 40 – then we say “BRING IT ON!” We are ready for the next forty years and more, knowing that we do our best work when we listen to our clients and families and when we build and sustain effective working relationships with our community partners, our donors and our funders. On behalf
of all the families and children who need the services that only Pathways staff can provide in this community, we owe a sincere debt of gratitude not only to those folks who had the original vision to build the Centre, but to those who every year give substantial help to sustain the vital work that is done here, over and above what our government is able to fund. First and foremost, we most gratefully acknowledge the Rotary Club of Sarnia for its ongoing belief and pride in the local organization it helped to found and has continued to support financially. We are so very thankful for the efforts of so many other community service organizations, corporations and individuals who support our work because they or someone close to them has experienced a need for our services and been helped. Thank you one and all!


































































































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