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I hope this letter finds you well, and that the good work of Harmonize For Speech continues apace. Certainly, we continue to appreciate your ongoing support for our Music Therapy graduate students. The recent gift of support of $1,500.00 from the Harmonize For Speech Fund for the Master of Music Therapy Award is deeply appreciated.

Harry Froklage
Associate Director, Development,
Faculty of Arts and Faculty of Music,
Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Ontario


On behalf of the University of Toronto, I am pleased to thank Harmonize For Speech Fund – Ontario District SPEBSQSA for your generous gift of $2,932.75.
Your commitment to the University is deeply valued, as it helps to sustain U of T as a thriving community of knowledge, discovery and innovation. Without private support, we would not be able to provide our students and faculty with the resources they need to make a difference in the world. Your generosity is vital to our mission of research, teaching and services to the community.
On behalf of the entire U 0f T Community, thank you.

Heather C. Ullman
Executive Director, Annual and Leadership Giving


I am writing to thank you once again for your support of Aphasia Camp. Enclosed you will find an article about camp and a public thank you letter that appeared in the local newspaper. In the New Year, you will also receive a report describing our very successful Aphasia Camp 2014, which was supported by a $3,500.00 grant from Harmonize For Speech. Our camp was held at Tim Horton Onondaga Farms near Brantford on Sept. 19-21, 2014. It was a tremendous success! Some highlights:
*  32 people with aphasia attended
*  22 family members and friends attended
*  40 staff, students and volunteers attended, including 10 – 2nd year Speech-Language Pathology students earning placement hours at camp.
The feedback from people with aphasia and their family and friends indicates that it was an overwhelmingly positive experience for them. The SLP's, SLP students and the undergrad students who hope to become SLP's, indicated that their camp experience had given them a much broader view of what constitutes therapy for people with aphasia, and what it is like for people to live with aphasia. The speech programs of Brantford and Haldimand-Norfolk have enjoyed a long affiliation with the Barbershoppers, notably with the Simcoe Gentlemen of Harmony. Participants at Aphasia Camp 2014 were entertained by "Inception", a quartet from Simcoe who provided music and laughs Saturday evening during camp. We are grateful that you found Aphasia Camp to be a project worthy of Harmonize For Speech funds.
Thank you once again for this generous grant.

Kaitlyn MacPherson, MHSc. SLP (C), CASLPO
Speech Language Pathologist
Adfult Recreation Therapy Centre
Brantford, Ontario


Thank you so much for awarding me the Harmonize For Speech Entrance Award. It is with great honour that I accept this award. My dream is to become a Communicative Disorders Assistant and having this award presented to me helps ensure that I will become that much closer to my dream title. Not having the stress of owing money for tuition will allow me to concentrate more on school and worry less about the financial side of school. For that I cannot thank you enough.

Kylee Dalet, BA
Communicative Disorders Assistant Student
Georgian College, Barrie, Ontario.