Check out our 2021 Impact Report.
WAWOS Canada is committed to supporting and celebrating children with Cerebral Palsy and related neuromuscular delays through the application of design and technology. Through financial, clinical and social support for impacted children and their families, our organization strives to enable participation of all people, regardless of ability, in the community at large.
Together we can change the conversation around disability, break down barriers, and promote inclusion.
This registered charitable organization is rooted in the personal experience of its founder, Jacquie Robison, whose daughter was diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy at just over a year old. Together with her family and friends, she has found new ways to encourage her daughter’s development, navigate stereotypes and celebrate successes.
“Cerebral Palsy is something my daughter has, not who she is,” Jacquie offers. “She is bright,curious, smart and kind.”
Board of Directors
WAWOS Canada Founder & CEO
Mom. Wife. Daughter. Sister. Friend. Prior to founding WAWOS, Jacquie spent over 20 years leading marketing and communications teams across multiple media and industries. As the mother of a girl with Cerebral Palsy, Jacquie created WAWOS Wear to give her daughter more motivation to practice stepping in her walker and to encourage others to look beyond the diagnosis. Her daughter no longer uses a walker, and has added swimming, ballet and skiing to her list of interests. Jacquie has seen what a difference inclusion, engagement and connectedness to the bigger community makes and is committed to shifting the perception of otherly-abled children.
JD Power, Senior Manager, Research & Consumer Insights
Dynacare, National Director of Genetic Health Solutions
Certified Genetic Counselor with the American Board of Genetic Counselors
Certified Genetic Counselor with the American Board of Genetics Counselors, Chris is the Director of Genetic Health Solutions at Dynacare. Prior to joining Dynacare, he spent nine years at The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto performing clinical care, clinical education and evaluation in the areas of genetics, ethics and molecular/genomic technologies, as well as two years as Director of Genetics and Genomics at LifeLabs and nearly three years as Canadian General Manager of genetic diagnostics company, Centogene AG. In his role, Chris focuses on business development, clinical integration and education. Graduating with an Honours BSc in Biology from Queen's University and a MSc in Human Genetics (Genetics Counseling) from Sarah Lawrence College, Chris lectures on clinical genetics, ethics and genetic counselling theory at the University of Toronto, George Brown College and The Michener Institute for Applied Health Sciences.
Ontario Ministry of Finance, Senior Legislative Design Specialist
Financial Service Manager, Leading Canadian Banking Institution