“If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together”
– African proverb
At the Sickle Cell Association of Ontario, we know that by working with others, we can extend our reach and provide vital programs and services to even more families and individuals who are affected by Sickle Cell Disease. Through partnerships with other charities, we are finding new and innovative ways of building healthier communities.
Below is a list of our current partners.
The Sickle Cell Association of Ontario is proud to be a partner organization with the Black Health Alliance, a registered Canadian Charitable Organization consisting of community organizations, health and social service professionals, and community members working in partnership to advance the health and well-being of the Black community. The Black Health Alliance engages in community based health research, health promotion and education, development of culturally competent programs, and public policy and best practices.
The Sickle Cell Association of Ontario proudly works together with Camp Jumoke to achieve its mission to enrich the lives of children living with Sickle Cell Disease and its complications, one child at a time.
The primary mandate of Camp Jumoke is to provide children with the opportunity to attend summer camp at their host camp, Camp Wenonah in beautiful Bracebridge, Ontario, for two weeks every summer; this is at little or no expense to their families
The Sickle Cell Association of Ontario proudly works together with Canadian Blood Services to promote blood donation and organize group donation events. The blood collected increases the supply of blood available for Sickle Cell patients when they are in need of a transfusion.
The Sickle Cell Association of Ontario is a proud partner of the Jamaican Canadian Association’s Walk Good Fundraiser. The fundraiser takes place on the first Sunday in May each year and is a means of raising funds for each partner organization and for scholarships provided by the Jamaican Canadian Association.
The Sickle Cell Association of Ontario is proud to work in partnership with TAIBU Health Centre, a multidisciplinary, not-for-profit, community led organization established in the Malvern neighbourhood of Scarborough, Ontario to serve the Black Community across the Greater Toronto Area as its priority population. TAIBU also serves all the residents of the Malvern neighbourhood bounded by McCowan Rd to the West, Pickering Town line to the East, Highway 401 to the South and Steeles Avenue to the North.
TAIBU offers a model of care which focuses on the following 5 areas:
- Primary care
- Illness prevention
- Health promotion
- Community capacity building
- Service integration