Trips for Kids Ottawa's mission is to enrich the lives of economically disadvantaged, new-to-Canada youth, through outdoor activities to develop physical skills, gain environmental knowledge, form positive relationships and provide leadership opportunities.
Upcoming AGM - July 18, 2016
In 10 years, Trips For Kids Ottawa has grown from a grass roots organization,to a not-for-profit corporation, and now a Canadian registered charity. This year, we are embarking on a new chapter, having been selected to receive a multi-year grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation to help grow and refine our programs. We believe we are having positive effects on the youth we serve, and we are excited about the future. However, we also need more people to help us grow and realize the objectives we have set for TFKO. If you would like to get involved and join us on the next part of the journey we have a variety of areas where we can use volunteers. TFKO also wants to add to its Board and particularly needs people with experience in event planning, fundraising, governance and program evaluation.
Trips for Kids Ottawa will be holding its Annual General Meeting of Members at 7:00 p.m. on July 18, 2016 at 300 Terry Fox Drive in Kanata. The purpose of the meeting is to allow members to elect the Board of Directors, and to receive the financial statement and annual report for the past year. TFKO will also be seeking approval of proposed changes to its bylaws.
- are a member of TFKO,
- would like to become a member of TFKO,
- are interested in joining the board of TFKO,
- or want to know about other volunteer opportunities
Please RSVP by June 30 by sending an email to Cat Weaver at firstname.lastname@example.org so that we can follow up with you.
Please note that only members are entitled to vote at the annual general meeting.
The leading grant making foundation in Canada, the Ontario Trillium Foundation strengthens the capacity of the voluntary sector through investments in community-based initiatives. An agency of Ontario, OTF builds healthy and vibrant communities.
TFKO would like to thank Mementos for their support.
Each year we are able to offer a few of our volunteers a token of appreciation for their service because Mementos kindly provides us with beautiful mementos through trophies and plaques capturing the volunteers dedication.
A Special Thanks to TITUS.com
Titus, a local software company wanted to do something different for their Engineering Department Christmas event. Matthew McCormick, a Software Develop Manager at Titus and avid cyclist came up with the idea to do a bike build as a team building activity that could also support a local charity. Through his local bike shop, Full Cycle he was introduced to Trips for Kids Ottawa and felt we would be an ideal organisation to benefit from the event. The Engineering department was split up into 12 teams with each team using tools supplied by Trips for Kids Ottawa built a bike and then had to take a test ride around the room. It was a fun event and at the end Trips for Kids Ottawa received 12 brand new bikes or our program.
Thank you TITUS!!
Contact Trips For Kids Ottawa to find out what volunteer opportunities are available from ride leading, fund raising and communication to bike mechanic.