I Read Canadian Fund

Here at OLA, we’re busy fundraising for our annual campaign, the I Read Canadian Fund. The Fund that supports reading programs, with many of these are rural, Indigenous, remote, or fly-in communities or places where budgets are very limited.

Our goal this year is to raise $30,000 and we need your help to make this happen! We’ll take change, cash, credit card (Visa or Mastercard), or cheques. If every one of our 4,000 attendees donated $7.50, we’ll reach our goal!

Socks for StreetHealth: Nobody Should Be Dreaming of the Basics

The OLA Super Conference brings over 4,000 people into downtown Toronto during the coldest month of the year, a month after many organizations stop receiving holiday donations. This year, invite you to bring a pair of new socks with you to the conference to be donated to StreetHealth. Socks will be collected during Keynotes and social events, as well as in Room 205A from Wednesday to Friday, with all contributions going directly to people in need in the local community.

Street Health is a non-profit community-based agency that strives to improve the health and well-being of homeless and under-housed people in downtown Toronto. They offer physical and mental health programs, as well as supports that improve clients’ ability to access other services. Their work is focused in the neighbourhood around Dundas and Sherbourne Streets, an area with the largest concentration of homeless shelters and drop-in centres in Canada. On an average day, 115 clients come through their doors; they have 60,500 client visits each year.

Help us keep people in our community warm.