Causes We Support

Doctors Without Borders/Medecins sans frontieres

The charity is active in 70 countries with over 35,000 personnel—mostly local doctors, nurses and other medical professionals, logistical experts, water and sanitation engineers, and administrators.

Beyond 3:30

Beyond 3:30 is an after-school program operated by the Toronto Foundation for Student Success. Instead of spending time on the streets or going home to an empty apartment, children between the ages of 8 and 14 are offered a safe and welcoming place for sports and physical fitness, a nutritious meal, and homework support—opportunities that are out of reach for most families facing
poverty issues.

Charity Intelligence

Charity Intelligence, itself funded by charitable donations, publishes free reports on more than 800 Canadian charities, as well as in-depth studies on philanthropic sectors like Canada’s environment, cancer, and homelessness. Over 500,000 Canadians use CI’s website as a go-to source for information.

Justice Centre for Constitutional

Government overreach and creeping techno-surveillance are two key socio-political challenges of our time. On numerous recent occasions governments have ignored the laws they once enacted; in a few instances they’ve even breached constitutional provisions.

Story Book Farm Primate Sanctuary

Story Book Farm is a place of safety, offering freedom from fear. Looking after animals that have been experimented on, abused or held in captivity, the sanctuary is a place of healing and recovery from trauma, where many of the resident primates have their first experience with being outside and learn to trust others. Story Book Farm is a managed by a very small staff and many volunteers that operates on a very tight budget.

Toronto Humane Society

Toronto Humane Society’s animal shelters reduce pet homelessness, provide accessible veterinary care and strengthen the human-animal bond. We’ve supported the THS for many years and are consistently impressed with its adoption programs, its transport and relocation services, as well as its efforts to educate and promote advocacy. We’ve learned to trust the Humane Society to put donations to the cause without delay.

Canadian Children’s Shelter of Hope

Not long ago, we visited this charity’s operation in the Bay of Banderas in Mexico. Named “Pasitos de Luz” (small rays of light) it provides daycare for children with severe disabilities, offering shelter, education, as well as medical and dental care for children and families in the area.

Orchestra Toronto

Orchestra Toronto describes itself as “a symphony of people, passion and community”. The organization offers the enjoyment of music, fosters education and music appreciation, and supports emerging talent. Its mostly volunteer musicians are committed to making symphonic music accessible to a broad and diverse public beyond the concert hall. We particularly admire OT’s inclusivist, idealistic approach to its stated mission.