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The images/toma.gif (348 bytes) Foundation for images/bc.gif (704 bytes) is a Canadian federally registered incorporated not for profit charity that is committed to bringing concrete and material help to burned kids. Founded in 1997, has fast become a major player in the fight against burns to children. 

What does "images/toma.gif (348 bytes)" stand for ?

The name "images/toma.gif (348 bytes)" came from combining two children's names. "TO" comes from the name "Tommy", the grandson of the Foundation's deceased co-founding Director, François Sourdif who passed away on Dec. 28th 2014.

The "MA" part of "images/toma.gif (348 bytes)" is from the name "Marie" who is the goddaughter of Gilles Mercier, President and founding Director.

In any twelve month period, images/toma.gif (348 bytes) reaches over 150,000 people with its prevention, burn education and fundraising events, tables, community activities, presentations and awareness sessions.

Dedicated to serving the varied needs of burned children, images/toma.gif (348 bytes)works in solidarity and complementarily with any organization helping burned kids. The Foundation is bringing timely concrete and material help to children in the Provinces of Ontario and Quebec by collaborating with CHEO (Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario) in Ottawa, Ste-Justine, Villa Medica and Montreal Children's Hospitals in Montreal, the Hamilton General Hospital Scar and Burn Clinic, London Health Sciences Centre and Brantford's Landsdowne Children's Centre.

Joint activities with various Fire Departments, including Fire Prevention events in Ontario with the Burlington, Barrie, Brantford, Brockville, Kanata, Nepean, Ottawa, Huntsville, Woodstock, Barrie and London Fire Departments/Services and in Quebec with the Gatineau and Rimouski Fire Services as well as involvement in such activities as the Kitchener-Waterloo and St. Thomas Musters with the Cambridge and Kitchener-Waterloo and St. Thomas Fire Departments, Armed Forces Day at Camp Borden, the Erin Fire Department Manufacturers Night, and Burlington and Milton FDs Open Houses combined with community events such as the Cambridge Fall Fair, Alliston Potato Festival through the courtesy of New Tecumseh Fire Department allow images/toma.gif (348 bytes) to provide burned children with a variety of support such as ergo-therapeutic face masks, therapeutic toys, pressure garments, silicone and gel pads, electronic equipment and multi-media computers with free unlimited internet access aimed at breaking the burned child's psychological barrier in and out of hospital.

As the images/toma.gif (348 bytes) Foundation for images/bc.gif (704 bytes)continues to actively expand across Canada it avidly seeks funding and timely donations from individuals and corporate sponsors to pursue special events, elaborate its burned child sponsoring program, work on fire prevention programs aimed at children, collaborate in the distribution of fire and burn prevention literature through its in-house business information and fund raising activities and other related projects.

Support from all sources of the community at large is pivotal to the ongoing success of images/toma.gif (348 bytes).

The images/toma.gif (348 bytes) Foundation for images/bc.gif (704 bytes) is a federally registered, not for profit Charity and is also registered with the Ontario Public Trustee's Office and with the Compliance Department of the Ministry of Consumer and Commercial Relations of the Government of Ontario. 

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