OTIP believes in community from the inside out. We believe that being good is great, but doing good is better. We support the communities in which our members live and work through the following charitable programs.
OTIP Support Staff Worker Awards
The OTIP Support Staff Worker Awards seek to recognize and acknowledge the integral part support staff workers play in ensuring that all students succeed and for their contribution to our school communities. Know an all-star that deserves special recognition? Nominate them in one of two categories today!
OTIP Sponsorship of School Projects and Initiatives
At OTIP we recognize that not all worthy causes are linked to registered charities. Within the education community, there are many member-led school projects or initiatives that support learning, provide an enriched experience or help those in need. OTIP Sponsorship of School Projects and Initiatives is an opportunity for our members to submit a video application to win $5,000 toward their project.
OTIP Bursary Program
OTIP offers 20 academic bursaries of $1,500 every year. Our bursary program promotes post-secondary education for our insured members and their relatives by investing in their future.
OTIP Teaching Awards
Sponsored by OTIP and administered by the Ontario Teachers’ Federation (OTF), the OTIP Teaching Awards recognize the vital contribution that teachers make to society. Students, parents and colleagues are invited to nominate a teacher who works to motivate, challenge and inspire, gives selflessly, and puts students' needs first. Awards are given each year to outstanding teachers in the categories of elementary, secondary and beginning teacher.
OTIP Charity Golf Classic
Each August, OTIP hosts a Charity Golf Classic to raise funds for the Paediatric Advanced Care Team (PACT) at SickKids Hospital and other province-wide charities, such as student nutrition and literacy programs.
OTIP Community Fund
The OTIP Community Fund is an investment initiative that supports the charitable programs that matter most to our members — those that contribute to the ongoing success of educators, students, member health, and social improvement.
OTIP Corporate Donations
Our Corporate Donations program supports initiatives that focus on community betterment, health, diversity and environmental awareness.
As an organization, giving back is a critical part of our DNA. It reflects the generous and caring nature of our employees, and is an important part of our company culture. Through payroll deductions, fundraising events and other activities through the year, our employees support a number of important causes including Breakfast for Learning, Food Bank of Waterloo Region, Heart and Stroke Foundation, Send'em Off Smiling and the United Way.