We are excited to get married on July 24, 2021 and can't wait to celebrate with our friends and family, whether in person or virtually. We are so privileged to have everything we need and more, so we are asking our guests to donate to our favourite charities in lieu of gifts. These charities are near and dear to our hearts so we appreciate any donations you are able to make.
Indspire - Nicole and Josh both work primarily with Indigenous communities in Northern Ontario, and Nicole works as a teacher in Lac Seul First Nation. Education is important to both of us, and Indspire is doing incredible work to make education accessible and affordable to Indigenous students, including offering scholarships and bursaries to First Nations, Métis, and Inuit students pursuing post-secondary education. Indspire is also rated one of the Top 10 Best Charities in Canada.
London's Children's Hospital - Josh's family has spent many hours in children's hospitals over the years as his youngest sister has worked to battle many health concerns and continues to do so under the incredible guidance of her doctors and health teams. Having a sick child is one of the most taxing things a family can endure, but London's Children's Hospital and their affiliates make it easier on families through paediatric research and care.
Parkinson Canada - Nicole's dad received his diagnosis of Parkinson's a few years ago and it has impacted his life significantly. More research is still needed to support people living with Parkinson's, to increase quality of life, and ultimately to find a cure so that Nicole's dad can live to be an old man and a Vovô one day.