Welcome

Our mission is to provide space and programming for the members of our
higher-needs community, and assist with their growth as individuals. 

We ensure a safe, fun, interactive, and comfortable environment for guests and staff alike. 

Jason's Wheelhouse is where individual needs are always valued. 

Jason’s Wheelhouse is a Not-for-Profit Corporation designed to be an inclusive and barrier-free environment where our guests have the space to grow and the freedom to be themselves. 


We ensure everyone feels welcome, and has the same opportunities that all youth have. We offer a fun, safe, and interactive space for youth and adults.


Our goal is life enhancement, for both our guests and their caregivers. We pride ourselves in expanding on the gifts and talents of each of our guests.


The word “Wheelhouse” has 3 definitions:

1) The shelter covering the Captain at the wheel of a ship

2) A place or centre of control or leadership.

3) A specific area that matches a person’s skills or expertise.


The concept for Jason’s Wheelhouse arose from Janice's experiences' with her son, Jason. He is 20 years old, non-verbal, has autism, and like many other children like him, has a long list of conditions and diagnoses. Some of his challenges include, but are not limited to:


➢ Inability or severe limits in communication (both spoken and understood)

.➢ Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

➢ Seasonal Affective Disorder

➢ Hyper-sensitivity to noise or crowds

➢ Aggression

➢ Self-Injurious behaviours

➢ Fear and Anxiety

➢ PICA (eating of non-food objects)


Jason's Wheelhouse was created with these considerations in mind, and each guest that is referred to our organization is provided with a holistic, individualized intake assessment in order to design a recreational care plan that builds on each individual's needs, strengths, goals and interests.


This is why our facility is named Jason's Wheelhouse; he is the true expert in this field.

Our Story

RECOGNITION & ACHIEVEMENTS

OUR FACILITY

JANICE KNILL ~ EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

As Executive Director, Janice is currently responsible for the Project Plan and Start-Up of Jason’s Wheelhouse. Janice’s main responsibility will be the safety and welfare of all Guests and Staff.

Drawing on her 24 years of experience in the industry, coupled with 20 years of being Mom to Jason, Janice manages the Intake & Programming of Guests, partnered with the professionals already involved. Janice is also responsible for oversight of the day-to-day operations.


If you are interested in sponsoring a room of Jasons's Wheelhouse, you can find our sponsorship tiers below. If you would like to become a sponsor, please reach out to us directly at janice@jasonswheelhouse.ca, or via our contact form to get in touch. Thank you!



Naming of half garden: $7,000 (two donor opportunities)

How we will use your donation:
• Upgrade and purchase equipment and tools required to maintain the distinct sections of the Sensory Garden including touch, smell, hearing and edible sections of the garden
• Used to enhance the multi-sensory experiences available to guests
• Lawn mower
• Upgrade of sheds
• Upgrade swings
• Gate to garden
• Fruit trees

Your donation includes:
1) Name of business and/or personal name plus logo will be included in a suitable format for the space, either in the form of a plaque, sign, or other format
2) Business website and logo on Jason’s Wheelhouse website as a contributor to the centre
3) Social media - Instagram and Facebook post made once per month for 6 months
4) Noted support of the garden in email newsletter to donors and community members for 4 months

Naming of the Visual Section of the Sensory Garden: $2,500

How we will use your donation:
• Purchase hands-on learning equipment
• Mirrors
• Binoculars
• Colored shapes
• Colorful plants
• Parachute awning

Your donation includes:
1) Name of business and/or personal name plus logo will be included in a suitable format for the space, either in the form of a plaque, sign, or other format
2) Business website and logo on Jason’s Wheelhouse website as a contributor to the centre
3) Social media - Instagram and Facebook post made once per month for 6 months
Naming of the Touch Section of the Sensory Garden: $2,500

How we will use your donation:
• Purchase hands-on learning equipment
• Plants and flowers
• Gardening tools
• Sunshade
• Water toys

Your donation includes:
1) Name of business and/or personal name plus logo will be included in a suitable format for the space, either in the form of a plaque, sign, or other format
2) Business website and logo on Jason’s Wheelhouse website as a contributor to the centre
3) Social media - Instagram and Facebook post made once per month for 6 months


Naming of the Smell Section of the Sensory Garden: $2,500

How we will use your donation:
• Flowers
• Seating area with bistro set
• Cushions and seating
• Bubble dome

Your donation includes:
1) Name of business and/or personal name plus logo will be included in a suitable format for the space, either in the form of a plaque, sign, or other format
2) Business website and logo on Jason’s Wheelhouse website as a contributor to the centre
3) Social media - Instagram and Facebook post made once per month for 6 months


Naming of the Hearing Section of the Sensory Garden: $2,500

How we will use your donation:
• Purchase of outdoor musical instruments, whistles, chimes
• Interactive musical toys

Your donation includes:
1) Name of business and/or personal name plus logo will be included in a suitable format for the space, either in the form of a plaque, sign, or other format
2) Business website and logo on Jason’s Wheelhouse website as a contributor to the centre
3) Social media - Instagram and Facebook post made once per month for 6 months

Naming of the Edible Section of the Sensory Garden: $2,500

How we will use your donation:
• Purchase of vegetables and other edible plants for the garden
• Outdoor dining and tableware set
• Outdoor chairs and tables

Your donation includes:
1) Name of business and/or personal name plus logo will be included in a suitable format for the space, either in the form of a plaque, sign, or other format
2) Business website and logo on Jason’s Wheelhouse website as a contributor to the centre
3) Social media - Instagram and Facebook post made once per month for 6 months




Naming of entire room: $30,000

How we will use your donation:
• Purchase equipment for room including:
• Foam blocks
• Cushion chairs
• Air gravity cushion chair/lounger
• LED lighting for perimeter of room
• Bean bag chair
• Egg chair
• Interactive light screen machine
• Floor to ceiling tube lighting
• Sensory toys
• Fiber optic curtain lights

Your donation includes:
1) Name of business and/or personal name plus logo will be included in a suitable format for the space, either in the form of a plaque, sign, or other format
2) Business website and logo on Jason’s Wheelhouse website as a contributor to the centre
3) Social media - Instagram and Facebook post made once per month for 6 months
4) Noted support of the garden in email newsletter to donors and community members for 4 months




Naming of entire room: $14,000

How we will use your donation:
• Purchase new musical equipment and instruments
• Purchase music stands and chairs

Your donation includes:
1) Name of business and/or personal name plus logo will be included in a suitable format for the space, either in the form of a plaque, sign, or other format
2) Business website and logo on Jason’s Wheelhouse website as a contributor to the centre
3) Social media - Instagram and Facebook post made once per month for 6 months
4) Noted support of the garden in email newsletter to donors and community members for 4 months




Naming of entire room: $14,000

How we will use your donation:
• Purchase new TVs, projectors, and multimedia equipment
• Purchase new seating and couches
• Air hockey table
• Board games
• Books
• Puzzles

Your donation includes:
1) Name of business and/or personal name plus logo will be included in a suitable format for the space, either in the form of a plaque, sign, or other format
2) Business website and logo on Jason’s Wheelhouse website as a contributor to the centre
3) Social media - Instagram and Facebook post made once per month for 6 months
4) Noted support of the garden in email newsletter to donors and community members for 4 months




Naming of entire room: $13,000

How we will use your donation:
• Purchase white boards and smart boards
• Tables and chairs
• Writing equipment for guests
• Multimedia equipment
• Science equipment
• Experiment equipment
• Lab desk
• Portable stove
• Ant farm

Your donation includes:
1) Name of business and/or personal name plus logo will be included in a suitable format for the space, either in the form of a plaque, sign, or other format
2) Business website and logo on Jason’s Wheelhouse website as a contributor to the centre
3) Social media - Instagram and Facebook post made once per month for 6 months
4) Noted support of the garden in email newsletter to donors and community members for 4 months




Naming of entire room: $12,000

How we will use your donation:
• New wood working equipment
• Safety materials for guests
• Building materials
• Workbench

Your donation includes:
1) Name of business and/or personal name plus logo will be included in a suitable format for the space, either in the form of a plaque, sign, or other format
2) Business website and logo on Jason’s Wheelhouse website as a contributor to the centre
3) Social media - Instagram and Facebook post made once per month for 6 months
4) Noted support of the garden in email newsletter to donors and community members for 4 months




Naming of gym room: $10,000

How we will use your donation:
• Different gym equipment for our guests
• Sports balls and materials
• Mini trampoline

Your donation includes:
1) Name of business and/or personal name plus logo will be included in a suitable format for the space, either in the form of a plaque, sign, or other format
2) Business website and logo on Jason’s Wheelhouse website as a contributor to the centre
3) Social media - Instagram and Facebook post made once per month for 6 months
4) Noted support of the garden in email newsletter to donors and community members for 4 months




Naming of entire room: $6,000

How we will use your donation:
• New kitchen equipment such as an microwave, dishwasher, wafflemaker, and kettle
• New tables and chairs
• New cooking supplies for kitchen
• Accessibility kitchen equipment

Your donation includes:
1) Name of business and/or personal name plus logo will be included in a suitable format for the space, either in the form of a plaque, sign, or other format
2) Business website and logo on Jason’s Wheelhouse website as a contributor to the centre
3) Social media - Instagram and Facebook post made once per month for 6 months
4) Noted support of the garden in email newsletter to donors and community members for 4 months




Naming of backyard pathway: $5,000

How we will use your donation:
• Purchase of cobblestones and plants for pathways

Your donation includes:
1) Name of business and/or personal name plus logo will be included in a suitable format for the space, either in the form of a plaque, sign, or other format
2) Business website and logo on Jason’s Wheelhouse website as a contributor to the centre
3) Social media - Instagram and Facebook post made once per month for 6 months
4) Noted support of the garden in email newsletter to donors and community members for 4 months




Naming of entire room: $4,000

How we will use your donation:
• Writing supplies
• Craft supplies
• Paint
• Clay

Your donation includes:
1) Name of business and/or personal name plus logo will be included in a suitable format for the space, either in the form of a plaque, sign, or other format
2) Business website and logo on Jason’s Wheelhouse website as a contributor to the centre
3) Social media - Instagram and Facebook post made once per month for 6 months
4) Noted support of the garden in email newsletter to donors and community members for 4 months




Naming of outdoor picnic shelter: $3,500

How we will use your donation:
• materials to build the shelter
• decorations
• paint and varnish
• seating
• plants
• Patio tiles
• Grass

Your donation includes:
1) Name of business and/or personal name plus logo will be included in a suitable format for the space, either in the form of a plaque, sign, or other format
2) Business website and logo on Jason’s Wheelhouse website as a contributor to the centre
3) Social media - Instagram and Facebook post made once per month for 6 months
4) Noted support of the garden in email newsletter to donors and community members for 4 months




Your donation includes:
1) Name of business and/or personal name plus logo will be included in a suitable format for the space, either in the form of a plaque, sign, or other format
2) Business website and logo on Jason’s Wheelhouse website as a contributor to the centre
3) Social media - Instagram and Facebook post made once per month for 6 months





Sponsorship Tiers

SENSORY GARDEN

SENSORY ROOM

MUSIC ROOM

MEDIA ROOM

STEM ROOM

WOOD SHOP

GYM ROOM

LIFE SKILLS ROOM

BACKYARD PATHWAYS

ARTS ROOM

PICNIC SHELTER

Thank you for getting in touch.

DONATIONS WITHOUT DIRECTION