Baycrest Brain Project
June 16, 2019
‘Superhero in the Mirror’ DANI chosen as one of the brain sculptures in the Baycrest Brain Project and displayed in GTA locations. With close to 27,000 votes, we were chosen as the 2nd favourite People’s Choice
Pushing the Boundaries
April 16, 2018
Inclusion, Disability and The Jewish Community
Birth of DANI Fine Lines
March 1, 2018
DANI Community Celebration
September 10, 2017
Festival in the York Hill Park.
Visit with Gene Simmons (KISS) at the DANI Centre
June 4, 2017
April 13, 2016
Buffet luncheon with Mayor Bevilacqua, councilors, Trillium Foundation and businessmen from Vaughan featuring our adults and employment opportunities.
DANI is honoured by Ve’ahavta
November 13, 2015
DANI is honoured by Ve’ahavta, and Kathy and Susie are presented with the Humanitarian Award for all of their work
The Toronto Jewish Disability Resource Guide’s Launch
October 11, 2015
The Toronto Jewish Disability Resource Guide provides information about a variety of services for individuals with special needs
The Pop-Up Lunch Introduction
September 9, 2015
A weekly program in which participants visit local businesses to sell food prepared by the DANI Kitchen
3rd annual on-stage production
June 7, 2015
We performed our third annual on-stage production, Alice in Wonderland, featuring participants and staff
2nd annual Art & Music Night
March 17, 2015
We hosted our second annual Art and Music Night, based on Pictures at an Exhibition by Mussorgsky
September 15, 2014
DANI’s first edition of DANI Days, a biweekly newsletter created with content and input from participants was published
Trip to Israel
August 25, 2014
A group of DANI participants went to Israel for a 10-day Birthright trip.
Our 2nd annual on-stage production
May 19, 2014
Performed our second annual on-stage production, Peter Pan, featuring participants and staff
First annual Art & Music Night
March 25, 2014
Hosted our first annual Art and Music Night, based on Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons.
November 12, 2013
We welcomed Kasper, our new companion dog from National Service Dogs.
October 7, 2013
Completed construction of our accessible, heated greenhouse to be used by participants to help grow herbs and vegetables for the DANI kitchen.
Received our Smartboard
August 6, 2013
DANI received a state-of-the-art Smartboard for the DANI Centre, donated by ORT Toronto.
Our first on-stage production
June 2, 2013
DANI performed its first annual on-stage production, The Wizard of Oz, featuring participants and staff.
Moved to a new facility
May 5, 2013
The Grand Opening of the new DANI Centre, an 8200 sq foot setting at the Garnet A. Williams Community Centre
April 20, 2013
Opened the DANI Express kiosk in that Garnet A. Williams Community Centre, run by participants and volunteers. The Kiosk sells Kosher food prepared by the DANI kitchen.
Our new bus
November 20, 2012
We received a brand new bus to accommodate our growing needs. The bus includes an hydrolic wheelchair lift.
Our first cookbook
July 14, 2009
The DANI Delights Cookbook is published, featuring recipes from participants and their families as well as Kosher caterers and restaurants from the Jewish community
Established our Day Program
September 1, 2008
We established our first structured day program using evidence based materials for creating a curriculum.
Open our first home base
February 11, 2008
DANI’s Place opens on McAllister Road as a home base for its programs.
Intergrated Social Programs
February 7, 2008
Integrated an evening music program, Sunday social program and Camp programs throughout the year.
First Summer Camp
August 28, 2006
We ran our first ever summer camp!
August 21, 2006
DANI was founded in 2006 by Kathy Laszlo and Susie Sokol to meet the needs of adults with disabilities in the Jewish community who had completed high school. It started as a parent to parent advocacy group and became an incorporated charity.