Mr. Speaker, it brings me great pleasure to rise in the House today to bring news of a wonderful program in my vibrant riding of Thornhill.
The Kids Come First Child Care Centre in Vaughn was recently recognized for its excellence and innovation among non-profit agencies at the community level. It received one of the nine Donner Canadian Foundation Awards for Excellence in the Delivery of Social Services.
The centre was founded in 1991 and currently has over 300 registered students. The education centre was recognized for its amazing child care program.
In the past year Kids Come First has donated over 70,000 pounds of clothing and toys to many northern aboriginal communities within the province and across the country.
It is organizations like this one that look beyond themselves, thereby strengthening the Canadian identity. Bravo.