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Our association with the Dave Smith Centre has been long and deeply rewarding. What stated as a two-year commitment on our part, lasted almost two decades.

The Dave Smith Youth Treatment Centre offers residential treatment services to young people between the ages of 13 and 21 in Eastern Ontario with substance abuse and other related issues. McGill Buckley originally got involved with the Dave Smith Centre way back in 2000 when Stephen McGill was asked by a close friend to join the Board of Directors and provide branding, marketing and communications advice.

We quickly became inspired by the hard-working staff and the vital work being done with youth and families in our community and have continued to volunteer our time and talents to write and design a wide variety of communications materials and to help organize signature events such as a tribute to Dave Smith himself.

Stephen McGill served on the board of directors for over 17 years including terms as Vice-Chair and Chair.

In 2011, Stephen McGill was named the first-ever Chair of the newly created Dave Smith You Dave Smith Youth Treatment Centre Foundation, which raised funds to help build an all-new youth residential treatment facility in the west end of Ottawa. McGill Buckley also created all the campaign materials for the fundraising campaign as well as an all-new website.