The perfect match for moms and babies.

It’s a beautiful thing when an offer of help matches perfectly with a real need. The result? A perfect Day of Caring for healthy moms and babies.

United Way partner agency Pregnancy and Family Support Services (PFSS) submitted a Day of Caring request for some new flooring in their Family Resource Centre on Spence Street—a space where they host prenatal and Baby & Me classes.

The old floor—well-used carpet now nearly a decade old—wasn’t looking very clean, and was unsuitable for babies to crawl on.

The old floors at PFSS.

In a stroke of good luck, our friends at Architecture 49 asked us if we knew anyone who needs new flooring. It seems some good people at Studio Floors required installation training for premium rubber flooring made by nora, and they hoped to find somewhere to practice.

This past March the two came together and the perfect match was transformed into a clean, new space for moms and babies.

Of course, floor installation is a good time for a paint job! Enter some wonderful Day of Caring volunteers from Great-West Life and Johnston Group, who quickly stepped in to paint the trim and walls of the centre’s front entrance, food room, boardroom and hallway.

Great-West Life volunteers in action

Great-West Life volunteers in action.

A caring group from the Johnston Group outside the centre.

A caring group from the Johnston Group outside the centre.

With paint job complete, a technical trainer from nora guided Studio Floors’ professional team to install new commercial rubber flooring – all at no cost to the centre!

The team from nora and Studio Floors

The team from nora and Studio Floors.

Rhonda Cenerini, acting executive director at PFSS, is thankful for the generosity of everyone involved.

“It is amazing. It is so clean and easy to keep clean, and so bright & colourful.”

Rhonda says the impact for mothers and their babies has been very positive.

The health and cleanliness of the space is amazing. We’re very confident now allowing babies to crawl around and letting mom lay on mats on the floor.”

Pregnancy and Family Support Services, an inner-city United Way agency partner, has a mission of offering services that support pregnant women, foster family life, empower individuals and grow community. Visit them online at

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