Phil Child Care Foundation plans ‘Super Fun Kids Event’
One-day event brings children from around Toronto together to celebrate family, friends and the future
TORONTO (August 29, 2022) — Today’s children are the leaders of tomorrow.
Yet as the pandemic continues to bring unexpected and difficult-to-understand situations to area youth, the Phil Child Care Foundation (PCCF) created a day for children to gather and enjoy various activities to help normalize their experiences and move forward.
From 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sept. 4, the Super Fun Kids Event will feature outdoor games, music, gifts, sports and more as area children come together in R.V. Burgess Park, 46 Thorncliffe Park Dr.
“This summer was tempered by the continued threat of the pandemic,” said Phil Child Care Foundation director Philip Mugabi. “So I wanted this day to be filled with children’s laughter as they enjoy the activities and each other.”
The impact on our social and emotional health was profound and mostly unrecognized, he said. He hopes this day can help undo some of that damage.
“Living through the pandemic will significantly impact all of our futures,” Mugabi said. “As the PCCF continues in its mission to recognize the special gifts within our children and allow them to discover their future, days like this one can affect us all in unimaginable ways.”
He believes reducing the impact of the trauma endured during the pandemic is an integral part of the healing process and can be accomplished through days like Super Fun Kids Event.
“We will be having fun with kids and families interacting with one another, encouraging community and family,” Mugabi said. “The importance of family and friends cannot be diminished, and helping rebuild those connections within our youth directly reduces the negative impacts of COVID-19.”
It can also help children learn to trust public spaces and activities, he said.
“You can still see the worry in places like elevators and public transportation,” Mugabi said. “We want to help our children learn that despite the concern during recent years, it is normal, important and fun to have days like this, where the community can come together and interact with each other in rewarding and memorable ways.”
“For our immigrant populations, that connection is even more important as they learn to navigate the country and culture,” he continued. “I hope immigrants, new and old come and enjoy the festivities and, most importantly, each other.”
For more information about the Phil Child Care Foundation, visit their website philchildcarefoundation.com.
The foundation also maintains a presence on social media, including Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and Instagram.