HOCKEY PROGRAM Keep them active, learning & social Support kids who are at a socioeconomic disadvantage quickly integrate into their new home by giving them access to learn and experience hockey in a safe and collaborative environment. Skating for Success Program The Skating for Success Program is a TNO initiative that strives to create sustainable opportunities for kids from low-income households to engage in skating and ice hockey within the Thorncliffe & Flemingdon Park areas. Your donation means the youth in your community can learn the basics of our national sport in a supportive environment where they can make new friends, have fun, and develop their self-esteem, confidence, and leadership skills. DONATE TODAY Uplift a community in need 34% of the population are children and youth 83% of residents live in high-rise rental apartments with little or no space for recreational activities 30% of residents are deemed low income 68% of residents are immigrants TNO makes a direct impact The TNO hockey program is an amazing opportunity for kids who otherwise would not be able to afford to play hockey to get on the ice. From equipment, to instructors, this program helped my kids build confidence and friendships they would never have been able to get otherwise. Thank you TNO for all you do! This is amazing! I cannot commend TNO enough for being so committed to the community. Thank you so much for arranging this, especially considering the fact that we are in a pandemic situation and things change on the daily. Ismail, your dedication to the sport and to the kids is beyond any words I could say here. I always get a chuckle out of your well thought out emails and mention them to Yakub. He’s just stoked to get back on the ice! Ways to contribute Financial contribution Volunteer Your contribution has the power to help the diverse youth in your community access a Canadian sport that’s normally too expensive for low-income families. With your support, we’re able to give kids skating lessons and ice hockey activities so they can stay active in a safe and positive environment. Whether it be a one-time gift or a monthly donation, every contribution counts. TNO offers many volunteer opportunities for our ice hockey programs, whether you have one hour or more of time to donate. There are many different positions to choose from, including on-ice coaches, assistant coaches, front-door admin support, equipment assistants, and more! If you’re looking for a fun and easy way to support the youth in your community, you’re in the right place. OUR STORY The Neighbourhood Organization The Neighbourhood Organization (TNO) is a community-based, non-profit charity that strives to support and empower low-income, marginalized and newcomer communities across Toronto. Your generous donations help us provide programs, services and activities that empower the vibrant and diverse individuals of your neighbouring communities. Ready to make a difference in your community? Frequently Asked Questions How will my donation help TNO? Your gift will assist individuals with integrating into Canadian society and labour markets. It will help a newcomer adjust to Canadian culture and lifestyle, give a teenager self-confidence and leadership skills, and may even help a young woman and her children escape domestic violence. How long it will take to get a tax receipt and thank you letter? The tax receipt and the thank-you letter are issued within 24-48 hours of your donation. Can I donate to TNO by cheque? You can donate by sending a cheque to our mailing address: TNO – THE NEIGHBOURHOOD ORGANIZATION18 Thorncliffe Park DriveToronto, Ontario M4H 1N7 Will you accept non cash gifts (can I drop off household items/clothes)? No. This is difficult as CRA expects the charities to follow strict guidelines in issuing Tax Receipts for Non-Cash gifts. Do you have drop-off boxes? No, TNO does not have drop-off boxes. How much are TNO’s administrative costs? TNO's administrative costs are 4%-5%. Do you have a reserve fund for your programs? No, we do not have a reserve fund for the programs. We have a reserve fund for TNO to be used for any eventualities. Who oversees TNO? TNO is overseen by a volunteer Board of Directors. How do you decide who qualifies for your programs? We strive to ensure our programs reach those most in need and we have different criteria to assess eligibility for each program. Are the programs you offer also government funded? TNO has a variety of funders, and most of our programs are funded by the government or specific foundations.There are, however, many initiatives and activities for which such funding is not readily available. These initiatives and programs are supported through fundraising and donations. If programs are government funded, why do you need additional funds? There are many initiatives and activities for which government funding is not readily available. These initiatives and programs are supported through fundraising and donations. We also need additional funds to support our core infrastructure and to enhance its capacity to cater to the growing needs of our community. Can I limit my donation to a specific program? Yes, you can direct your donation to a specific program.