Yes I Can and Janet MacDougall in the Press

Loss of provincial funding for Yes I Can rouses concern

Yes I Can is beginning to feel like the provincial government is saying, No You Can’t. Read more …

Last month Yes I Can Nursery School acknowledged the success of over 80 children participating in a celebration of a fantastic year of school at their year end graduation ceremony. The event was held in the Agricola Finnish Lutheran Church on Old York Mills Road. During her address, executive director Janet acknowledged the important contributions of the local politicians MPP Kathleen Wynne and MP John Carmichael in supporting the school. Yes I Can is a not-for-profit nursery school, serving the Yonge and Lawrence/York Mills area with a large percentage of children with extra-support needs. It was a very special day for all the participants! For further information, please contact yicchildren@aol.com.

(July 2015)

The staff of Yes I Can Nursery School
Irwin Elman, the Provincial Advocate for Children and Youth and Janet MacDougall, trip to Big Trout Lake Sponsorship

Irwin Elman, the Provincial Advocate for Children and Youth, helped sponsor a trip to Big Trout Lake in partnership with Seneca College and Yes I Can to open an early-earning centre. Read more …

Town Crier report: The first week of August 2014, Janet MacDougall, executive director for Yes I Can Nursery School in North Toronto, and a team of Yes I Can teachers and Seneca College ECE students went to Big Trout Lake to help establish an early-learning centre. Read more …

Janet MacDougall at ``Big Trout Lake`` trip

Janet MacDougall was invited to speak at the Kick Starting Education – Cognition, Content and Confidence Conference by HL Squared (Dec. 2013).

Janet MacDougall received a Prime Minister’s Awards for Excellence in Early Childhood Education for exemplary practices in communications classes and social skill classes to bridge the gap between nursery school and regular school system for special needs children in 2002. Read more …

Janet MacDougall received a Prime Minister's Awards for Excellence in Early Childhood Education

Janet MacDougall volunteered at the Boo Bash, an event put on by the Don Valley West Provincial Liberal Association board of directors as a way to reach out to the community (Oct. 2013).

Kathleen Wynne, MPP, Don Valley West (Minister of Transportation) who acted as the keynote speaker to the Yes I Can Nursery School graduation ceremony. (June 2011). Read more …

Kathleen Wynne at Yes I Can Nursery School graduation ceremony
TheStar.com 2007 Yes I Can Summer Camp

In 2007, the Federal Conservative government rejected request for funding for the Yes I Can Summer Camp. Read More …

A Toronto Star report: Yes I Can summer camp for autistic children will now go ahead this summer after Queen’s Park came to the rescue, but hundreds of other projects are in doubt after losing federal funding (May 2007). Read more…

Yes I Can Summer Camp Funding
Jim Downer and Orillia Mayor Ron Stevens receive certificates of appreciation from Janet MacDougall

Midland Mayor Jim Downer and Orillia Mayor Ron Stevens receive certificates of appreciation from Janet MacDougall, president of the Simcoe County Children’s Aid Society board of directors (Oct. 2010). Read more …

Janet MacDougall, executive director of Yes I Can nursery school, visits a First Nations to experience life on a reserve for a week. Read more …

Janet MacDougal at Big Trout Lake First Nations

Janet MacDougall, board president for the Children’s Aid Society of Simcoe County, joins board members in wrapping presents at the North Simcoe Sports and Recreation Centre toy drive (Dec 2010). Read more …

CAS of Simcoe County board president Janet MacDougall was joined by the other board members, foster parents, community partners and CAS staff to raise the flag which was created to highlight and promote awareness of child abuse prevention across the province (Oct 2010). Read more …

Child Abuse awareness flag

Janet MacDougall, the President of the Board of Directors for the Children’s Aid Society of Simcoe County, reported from the 2010-2011 Annual General Meeting. Read more …

Thanks to generosity from the provincial government and other donors, North Toronto’s “Yes I Can!” nursery school will be able to provide valuable summer camp programming (May 2007). Read more …

Yes I Can Nursery School receives a Federal Government Grant annually to employ University students for our summer camp. These students support children with autism who otherwise would not be able to attend camp. Read more …

Yes I Can Nursery School was given the Maria De Witt award, which recognizes a program or individual, who in partnership with Toronto Children’s Services, develops and delivers an “outstanding” quality program in the community (Feb 2003). Read more …

The Liberal government of Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty stepped in to announce it would provide funding to ensure that a summer camp for autistic children remained open (May 2007). Read more …

Janet MacDougall was among the members announced to head up the new North Simcoe Hospital Alliance board of directors (Dec 2008). Read more …