OTIP gave back this holiday season
At OTIP, we believe in connecting with our communities and supporting causes that are important to our members.
Our Corporate Donations program supports projects, programs or initiatives that are innovative, sustainable, and demonstrate a long-term commitment to the community.
In December, the OTIP Community Fund helped five unique charities. These charities all share one common goal: to give children the opportunity to grow and learn a new skill.
Hamilton Music Collective (HMC) is a non-profit organization that was founded in 2008 by a local group of musicians, educators and community supporters, who are passionate about music and believe in its transformative power to enrich lives and empower students. HMC’s mission is to invigorate the music scene in Hamilton through professional live performances, education, events, workshops and exhibits.
Harmony Movement Foundation is dedicated to educating youth to respect diversity, teach empathy and develop leadership skills. The interactive programming encourages youth to critically analyze the world they live in.
Their programs provide youth with the skills to become Social Changemakers at the local, national and global level. At Harmony Movement they believe youth are not just the leaders of tomorrow, but the Social Changemakers of today!
Established in 2003, Regent Park Film Festival is Toronto’s longest running free community film festival. They are dedicated to showcasing local and international independent works relevant to people from all walks of life, with a focus on inviting those of us from low income and public housing communities. The films we present break stereotypes and show that no one place or person has just one story.
The Children’s Book Bank provides free books and literacy support to children living in low-income neighborhoods across Toronto. Since 2008, the Book Bank has operated a beautiful storefront space located in the Regent Park/St. James Town neighborhood which welcomes school and camp groups as well as families and their children to listen to stories, browse their collection, and choose a favorite book to take home to keep.
In 2017, The Children’s Book Bank gave away 127,000 donated books.
Launch Pad Youth and Technology Activity Centre is celebrating its 13th year, Launch Pad serves youth between 12 and 18 years of age in Grey & Bruce counties, with important life/career skills complementing both formal academic institutions and other learning sources. By offering a wide range of youth focused skills training programs, Launch Pad enhances their knowledge and learning in a fun, safe, and informative environment. Activities include cooking classes, sewing and welding.
Does your charity help educate the youth of tomorrow and need funding for a project or initiative? If so, complete our Donation Request Form.