Canada First Academy Fundraiser get your team ready and donate while playing

Join Canada First Academy for a day of fun and competition in support of Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital Foundation.

Canada First Academy 4v4 Soccer for Kids will take place on September 10, 2017 at 3:00pm - 7:30pm, with the games taking place between 4:00pm - 7:00pm at Monarch Park Stadium in Toronto. This event will include a friendly four-on-four soccer tournament to help kids with disabilities we will also be hosting a BBQ and raffle.

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Canada First Academy at a Glance


Our unique approach and emphasis on individual development sets CFA apart. Our player centric development plan ensures optimal education for each player based on their specific needs and talents. The approach is systematic, age specific and individual. We develop strong personalities with optimal techniques under pressure, high tactical skills, fitness and determination. CFA's program is derived from the successful Talent Development Program of the German Soccer Association DFB, which kindly supported CFA's program set up.


Team Photos 2017

Some of the children

Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital Foundation is committed to creating a world of possibilities for kids with disabilities.The largest foundation supporting childhood disability in Canada, Holland Bloorview Foundation was established in 1996 to inspire community interest and raise funds in support of Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital.

About Holland Bloorview

Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital is helping change the world for kids with disabilities. Located in Toronto, Holland Bloorview is Canada’s largest children’s rehabilitation and complex care teaching hospital, and a global leader in care, research and education. It pioneers treatments, technologies, therapies and internationally celebrated programs, which give children with disabilities the tools to participate fully in life.

Our Services

A world-class teaching hospital, Holland Bloorview is fully affiliated with the University of Toronto. It trains future health care specialists in the field of childhood disability. The Bloorview Research Institute is located onsite, allowing the hospital to integrate cutting-edge research and teaching, with frontline care to improve children’s quality of life. The hospital has approximately 530 inpatient admissions and 65,000 outpatient visits each year from across the province, Canada and around the world, serving children from birth to 19 years old.

Not defined by disability Nathaniel has cerebral palsy that affects his muscle tone in all four limbs and his ability to hold things for long periods of time. He’s non-verbal and his hearing fluctuates. (To help his hearing, he wears a cochlear implant on his right side, and a hearing aid on his left.) And to communicate he uses an adaptive iPad to help identify what he needs and wants.
Our family calls my son’s team of speech therapists, physiotherapists, occupational therapists and other staff at Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital "Imaani’s Army".

Hayden is your typical 20-year-old student, happiest when listening to his music (loud) and playing video games.He just finished his first year of sociology at the University of Toronto. He’s loving student life, but he’s not quite sure what he wants to do after he graduates.

Right now Hayden lives with his dad, who he gets along with. But the idea of living on his own is becoming more and more appealing.But making that transition won’t be easy. Hayden has cerebral palsy and with limited mobility, gets around with a powered wheelchair.

I work hard every day.

Liam didn’t take his first steps when he was a baby. In fact, there was a point where I didn’t know if he would ever be able to walk. Liam has Arthrogryposis – a rare condition that causes stiffness in his joints and weakness in his muscles. We brought Liam to Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital when he was two years old, and from that moment, everything changed.

When 16-year-old Jadine is lying in her hospital bed and feeling low or in pain, she sometimes reaches for her book of Rupi Kaur’s poetry.

Reading her poetry, it relaxes me to know that someone else understands the stuff that women go through.
Imaani loves to do things himself

Imaani might be the only four-year-old with his own army.

Who We Serve

Holland Bloorview serves children with autism, concussion, cerebral palsy, acquired brain injury, spinal cord injuries, muscular dystrophy, amputation, spina bifida, arthritis, cleft-lip and palate, epilepsy and other physical and developmental disabilities.

About Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital Foundation

Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital Foundation raises funds in the community for Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital. With donor support, the Foundation is helping the Hospital create a world of possibility for kids with disabilities. For more information, click

Holland Bloorview Foundation
Created By
Bereket Tequabo Gebrekirstos


CFA and Holland Bloorview Photographers

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