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WELCOME TO
THE ROTARY CLUB
OF TORONTO

 

 

Thank you for visiting The Rotary Club of Toronto website. With over 160+ members, The Rotary Club of Toronto is one of the largest clubs in Canada. It was organized in 1912 (Club No.55) and has acted as Host club for Rotary International Conventions in 1924, 1942, 1964, 1983, and 2018. Enjoy exploring our site and learning about the various benefits of joining our Club, our impact in the community and how you too could make a difference by joining us.

If you think you might be interested in joining us, please click on the Join Us link below, send us an e-mail and arrange to visit a Weekly Lunch Meeting.  

 

VISION MISSION CORE VALUES

 

Vision 2020

Be the organization of choice to achieve one’s philanthropic life goals among friends, with annual funding of $2 million.
 

 

Mission

To provide opportunities for like-minded people to improve our communities through the Rotary platform.
 
 

Core Values

1 Integrity
Including our Rotary 4-way test:

1. Is it the truth?
2. Is it fair to all concerned?
3. Will it build goodwill and better friendships?
4. Will it be beneficial to all concerned?
 
2 Philanthropy
Donating our time, expertise or money for human welfare and advancement, locally and worldwide.
 
3 Leadership
Be it personal, professional or community lives, we are leaders in our own rights, achieving great things together.
 
4 Diversity
We respect, welcome, and represent people and ideas of a diverse Toronto -leading to greater innovation and creativity.
 
5 Friendships
Need we say more? We certainly enjoy a good laugh and company of our club members -yes that includes you!
 
 

CONTRIBUTION STATISTICS

ROTARY Toronto Foundation and club

   
 
100,000
Annually Dispersed
 
   
 
0
Organizations Funded Annually
 
   
 
0
Funded Organizations are International
   
 
0
Funded Organizations are City of Toronto
 
 

FEATURED PROJECTS & INITIATIVES

Sweat Equity Weekend
 
What exactly is Camp Scugog? In simple terms, we head up for a weekend of hard work fixing up a camp (located near Port Perry) for disadvantaged families. What does this entail? Generally we’re painting cabins, fixing fences and other assorted projects. No special skills are required – though there are specific projects for those who have a skilled trade background.
Sherbourne Health Bus
 
For the past 22 years, The Rotary Club of Toronto Health Bus, a program of Sherbourne Health Centre, has served homeless people in Toronto. With up to 10,000 client visits annually, the Health Bus reduces barriers by bringing health care directly to people in our city who need it most.
Annual Fundraiser at Steam Whistle
On Thursday, March 29, 2018 we celebrated this event’s 10th anniversary, over which time $450,000 has been raised to support the philanthropic endeavours of various Rotary Club of Toronto Committees.
 
Please join us or donate to our Philanthropic Fund. This year’s fundraising goal is $100,000. To support the cause, you can make a donation here.
Annual Seniors' Christmas Party Event
Celebrating it’s 58th year in 2018, the Annual Seniors’ Christmas Party event provides over 100 seniors from organizations across the GTA with an exceptional lunch and an entertaining program of carol singing, youth concert, and a visit from Santa in the ballroom of the Royal York Hotel.
Annual Children's Holiday Party Event
Celebrating it’s 88th year in December 2018, this amazing event has become a trademark at the Royal York Hotel and touches the hearts of so many wonderful children, youth, parents, volunteers, guests and GTA. The event provides the opportunity for approximately 600 guests, including children with various abilities from across the GTA, to enjoy a day to remember.
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Community Impact

 

“We are so grateful for the legacy of support from The Rotary Club of Toronto. The third generation Rotary Club of Toronto Health Bus allows us to expand our services and provides accessible and equitable health care directly to some of the most marginalized people in our city. This has a profound impact on the health and lives of many Torontonians.”
 
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Chantel Marshall
Director of Urban Health, Sherbourne Health Centre
“The Rotary Club of Toronto Charitable Foundation has committed to donating $351,000 to the Toronto Ride Program (led by SPRINT Senior Care) over five years to replace the aging vehicles in our fleet. This generous donation will allow Toronto Ride to maintain its commitment to providing 189,000 safe, reliable rides to over 4,000 clients per year throughout Toronto, reducing isolation amongst seniors and adults with disabilities, enabling them to live independently.”
 
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Stacy Landau
CEO, SPRINT Senior Care
“The Rotary Club of Toronto Charitable Foundation has donated $50,000 to the IWIP program to help us achieve the expansion we have envisioned so that we can reach even more women and improve their cultural, social and professional lives. Rotary’s funding will allow us to invest in virtual and distance learning technologies, bringing the program to any Toronto immigrant woman through virtual computer access. The expansion of IWIP will mean that we can reach more newcomer women who may be living in isolation than we have before. On average, 10 IWIP trainees connect with more than 2,500 residents in their respective neighbourhoods, through their community engagement practicums. We anticipate a 300% increase in trainees, which also translates to over 6,000 newcomer women participating in workshops and other activities led or organized by trainees.”
 
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Alfred-Jean Baptiste
Executive Director, Toronto Centre for Community Learning & Development
 

WHY JOIN ROTARY TORONTO?

Enjoy opportunities for service above self and leadership
Foster friendships with like-minded individuals
Gain an expanded business network
Experience opportunities for personal growth
Connect with an international network of friends
 
 
 
 

MEMBERSHIP BY THE NUMBERS

   
160+
Total Active Members
   
33%
Female Members
   
67%
Male Members
   
100+
Professions
   
16+
Average Member Tenure
(In Years)
   
42.8
Average Age