Events and Service Projects

Kiwanis Cares Service Project at the RMHC

(May 26, 2022) Our Kiwanis members volunteered at the Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC)! We helped their outdoor spring clean-up by raking and collecting leaves, putting down mulch in the gardens, sanitizing the outdoor playground, cleaning outdoor furniture, and cleaning up the BBQ area.

In addition to our service, we have made a donation of $1500 to the organization.

A message from Courtney Taylor, Senior Development Officer at RMHC:

“I wanted to thank you all again for taking time out of your day to come and spend time with us at RMHC Toronto. We are so very appreciative of your support and hard work! It is only because of the wonderful community support we receive that we are able to keep this beautiful home operating for seriously ill children and their families, so THANK YOU for your support!”

Since 1981, RMHC Toronto has served as a place to call home for families with seriously ill children undergoing treatment. We at the Kiwanis Club of Toronto are proud to serve and donate to RMHC Toronto.

Cocktail Royale 2022

(Jun 1, 2022) We held our biggest fundraising event of the year: Kiwanis Club of Toronto’s COCKTAIL ROYALE. 

It was an exciting night full of entertainment, casino games, and fundraising! We celebrated our club’s accomplishments, raffled off incredible prizes, as well as announced our 2022 Kiwanis Club of Toronto Foundation Grant winners. 

Through our grants, we funded over $200,000 to various charities across Toronto. We live out our mission to serve youth and children in the city. We are truly honored to support and strengthen such incredible organizations. 

A special thank you to our generous sponsor: the Air Canada Foundation with the raffle prize of:

– Two Economy Class return tickets valid for travel to any Air Canada scheduled destinations in North America, Hawaii, Mexico and the Caribbean
– Plus 80,000 Aeroplan points
(Approximate retail value $3000)

Kiwanis One Day 2021

(Oct 23, 2021) The Kiwanis clubs of the GTA united in service on Kiwanis One Day. Members dedicated their time and service at GlobalMedic, a global disaster relief organization.

Over 1000 emergency food kits were packed and ready to be shipped to countries including Syria. 

Kiwanis One Day 2020

(Oct 23, 2020) On Kiwanis One Day 2020, our Kiwanis Club of Toronto members dedicated their service at GlobalMedic. Along with that, our club made a donation of $7500 to the Feed the Six Program to support fellow Torontonians in need.

Kiwanis Community Champions

(2020) We launched our Kiwanis Community Champions Program as a means to respond to the overwhelming need for COVID-19 relief across the city. This program allowed our club to invest over $75,000 with community partner organizations identified by our membership.

In addition, we also directed $16,000 to the Toronto Foundation for Student Success (TFSS) to ensure food security of students. TFSS went from providing 212,000 meals a day in schools, to putting $50 grocery gift cards directly in the hands of families. 

“Fundraising during this pandemic is very challenging. There is so much need and we know that our regular donors are stretched. This generous donation from the Kiwanis Club of Toronto was an amazing surprise. We were so happy that our work spoke for itself,” exclaimed TFSS Executive Director Catherine Parsonage. “The KCT’s donation will allow us to provide 320 more students with grocer gift cards.”

Centennial Grants

(2017) To celebrate our Centennial year, the Kiwanis Club of Toronto awarded $2500 grants to 100 different Toronto charities that help children and youth.  Congratulations to all! 

Centennial Gala Dinner 

(Sept 21, 2017) We hosted a wonderful evening with the Former Mayor and Senator Art Eggleton and close to 100 Toronto charities whom we supported through our grants in 2017. What an inspiring group!

Photo of the charities.  (photo by Peter Dusek)

Fireside Chat with Chief Justice, Hon. George R. Strathy 

(March 23, 2016) The Club was honored to be able to host a special luncheon with the Chief Justice of Ontario at the National Club.  We let the legal community in particular know, and filled a room.  Chief Justice Strathy did not disappoint; and in a relaxed interview style hosted by President Joe, he provided some great insights and entertaining stories about his role on the bench and within the provincial government. 

Mandela in Toronto! 

(June 30 and July 4, 2016) Toronto Kiwanis was thrilled to be the presenting sponsor of Nbada Mandela’s first visit to Toronto.  Ndaba, grandson of Nelson Mandela and Chair of the Africa Rising Foundation was here to promote his positive messages of youth empowerment, community action, and volunteerism.

We helped with two events during his stay, including the awards evening at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre on June 30, and an intimate and special visit to the Toronto Kiwanis Boys and Girls Club on July 4.