The TPH®
Charitable Office

We provide aid in health care and education,
especially for women and children, across Canada.

TPH® Charitable Office only supports registered Canadian charities that spend their funds in Canada. Emphasis is placed on providing support to those communities in which we conduct business.

Charitable Office Overview

In 1985, TPH® Chairman and CEO Earle O’Born decided all charitable requests needed to be handled from a central office. Earle’s wife, Janice O’Born, was appointed Chairman of the office, and The Printing House became one of the only printing companies in Canada with its own separate charitable wing.

Over the years, the Charitable Office has remained committed to providing support for the local community and has raised in excess of $56 million dollars!

Read more about the TPH® Charitable Office’s initiatives below:

30 Years of Charitable Office at TPH

We are celebrating 30 years
of the Charitable Office at TPH!

Learn more about our 30th Anniversary

Payroll Participation

One of the primary functions of the Charitable Office is to instill and encourage volunteerism and philanthropy in our staff. This mandate led to the development of the Payroll Participation Program in 1999, which operates for a full fiscal year – January 1st until December 31st.

Each year, three nationally registered Canadian charities, whose funds raised are distributed within Canada, are selected from suggestions made by our staff. This usually includes a charity involved with children, a health related charity, and an environmental charity. The company matches the donations made by the staff dollar for dollar. This program is voluntary - each staff member can support one, two, or all charities, or choose not to participate.

TPH® Charitable Office’s initiatives 1985-1990

Donation Collection & Other Charitable Initiatives

Throughout the year the Charitable Office collects gently used clothing, books, magazines, paper and food and distributes the items to a variety of charities including daycare centres, schools, community centres, health facilities and food banks.

Movie nights are organized for TPH® staff to show thought provoking films on a wide variety of subjects involving the environment, community and mankind. Pop tabs are also collected to give to Easter Seals, who sell them to an aluminum company. The proceeds are used to purchase wheelchairs for individuals who are financially unable to purchase their own.

In 2002 coin canisters were introduced by the Charitable Office into each TPH® branch across Canada. The funds raised through this initiative are directed towards families in the communities in which the branches are located.

TPH® Charitable Office’s initiatives 1995-2015

Donation Policy

The donation policy of The Printing House is to support registered Canadian charities through in-kind contributions. All requests received by the 70 branches of the company are forwarded to the Charitable Office to determine whether or not the organization should receive print donations either totally or partially. Due diligence is conducted to ensure that the organization is indeed a registered Canadian charity, does not have any religious or political affiliation, and is not involved in any gambling activities.

Current Activities

The Charitable Office is always involved with a number of projects whether we are organizing food drives, or enrolling teams in charitable events.

Since 1990 we have been organizing a Greeting Card campaign and this year is no exception. The 2015 is now complete and the net proceeds will be directed to the Actua Aboriginal Outreach Program.

Breast Cancer Foundation Canada logo

The Printing House Charitable Office, which recently celebrated its 30th anniversary, is proud to announce a new national partnership with the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation, which is celebrating 30 years of funding vital research, education, health promotion, and support for those affected by breast cancer.

The foundation is committed to leading progress in breast cancer prevention, diagnosis, treatment and care. Look for exciting information to be posted soon on our website about how TPH® will be contributing to and raising funds for CBCF in 2016!

Supporting our Communities

15% discount

All registered Canadian charities are entitled to a 15% discount on in-house services. Ask us if you qualify.

Print donations

The TPH® Charitable Office supports numerous registered Canadian charities through in-kind print donations. (We require a minimum of 30 business days to process a request.)

TPH® charitable dollars

In addition to the 15% discount, TPH® charitable dollars are used to offset the costs of our in-house services.

Stock & envelope donations

Each month, off-cuts of stock are sent to local schools, summer camps, and community and daycare centres.

How to make a request

Throughout the year we receive more requests than we can support. Therefore, it is necessary for us to apply some guidelines to help us in determining which charities we will assist.

  • The request is being made by a registered Canadian Charity.
  • The request is not coming from a professional fund-raiser or a third party.
  • The request is for an in-kind donation. (TPH® does not provide monetary donations.)
  • The funds being raised by the charity are to be used solely within Canada.
  • The request is not being made by a religious or politically affiliated organization.
  • The request is not from a gambling organization or for a gambling-related event.
  1. Brief information about the charity and its goals.
  2. Specific details of what is being requested (format, quantity, size, etc.). Include an example if possible.
  3. Contact information, including complete mailing address.

The Printing House Charitable Office
15 Stanley Avenue
Toronto, Ontario
M6J 1A4

If your request is accepted, the printed material must display the TPH® corporate logo in colour.


The Printing House
Charitable Office

15 Stanley Avenue
Toronto, Ontario
M6J 1A4


(416) 504-5296

(416) 504-0300



7:30 am - 5:30 pm