March 6, 2020 – Calgary, AB – Months of work by Grade 9 students at MidSun School culminated on Friday morning with a $5,000 donation to Charity Name. This donation marked a major milestone for a national youth-directed grant-giving program.
TD Bank Group Provides $500,000 in Funding to Engage Canadian Youth in Building Connected Communities through The Ready Commitment
Toronto, ON (JUNE 11, 2018) – TD Bank Group has announced a major donation of $500,000 to the Youth and Philanthropy Initiative Canada in 2018/2019, as part of its new global corporate citizenship platform, The Ready Commitment.
TD’s The Ready Commitment will target CDN $1 billion (US $775 million) in total by 2030 towards community giving in four areas critical to building an inclusive tomorrow – Financial Security, a more Vibrant Planet, Connected Communities and Better Health.
“You hear that even a little thing can make a change, but I never thought that I’d be the one making that change.”
These are the words of Alexa, a grade 10 student at Eden High School who is part of a student team currently participating in YPI. The “little thing” she’s referring to is a school-wide campaign and fundraiser. I caught up with Alexa and her friends to hear the whole story.
Racism; poverty; gender-based violence; access to quality education: At the heart of each of these pressing social issues are real people’s human rights that are being infringed upon.
Through the Youth and Philanthropy Initiative (YPI), secondary school students across Canada are researching these and other social issues facing their local communities; and advocating for charities that stand up for people’s human rights.
Toronto, ON (JUNE 19, 2017) – The waitlist for a spot in a multi-award-winning project for Canadian secondary schools will be shorter next year, thanks to a major donation of $500,000 from TD Bank Group. TD’s announcement doubles their longstanding support of the Youth and Philanthropy Initiative Canada, and secures enrollment for 20,000 students across the country in 2017/18.
On Friday May 15th, Saint Mary’s University recognized YPI’s founder, Julie Toskan-Casale, with an honorary doctorate in Civil Law.
Saint Mary’s, located in Halifax, Nova Scotia, confers an honorary degree upon an individual who has an established record of distinguished achievement and remarkable service complemented by personal moral integrity, and who has achieved extraordinary and lasting distinction in his or her field.
Impactful youth philanthropy non-profit marks over $10 million in grants to local charities as it returns for 12th year in Canadian schools
The Youth and Philanthropy Initiative (YPI) – an innovative approach to charitable giving, community-building and youth engagement – will return to Canadian schools for a 12th consecutive year, having granted over $10 million to local grassroots charities since first launching in 2002.
“We’re so proud of the students who take part in YPI and have made this achievement possible,” says YPI president and co-founder Julie Toskan-Casale, quick to give credit to the grade nine and 10 students who secure $5000 grants for charitable organizations with a community focus.