Charitable Office

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 62 million dollars!

Read more about the TPH Charitable Office's initiatives below:

Supporting our Communities

15% discount

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

TPH® charitable dollars

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

Print donations

The TPH Charitable Office supports numerous registered Canadian charities through in-kind print donations.

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 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.
  • The request must be received either in writing either by mail, email or fax a minimum of 30 business days prior to the when the print is required.
  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 or Fax 416-504-0300

If your request is accepted, the printed material must display the TPH corporate logo in colour and FSC logo where possible.

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.

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. We collect franked stamps, other than Canadian, and are donated to Canadian Guide Dogs who sort and sell to stamp collectors.

Since 1990, TPH has organized a Greeting Card campaign supporting a different Canadian Charity. To date, the TPH Greeting Card Campaign has raised more than $1,000,000 supporting 59 different charities across Canada.

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 disadvantaged 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.

Employee Initiatives

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.

CIBC Run for the Cure

CIBC Run for the Cure

The Printing House is proud to return as a National Official Sponsor of the 2019 CIBC Run for the Cure! Team TPH® is honoured to support this cause, making a difference in the lives of those affected by this disease. This year's event will take place on Sunday, October 6th, 2019 and is aiming to bring together over 82,000 Canadians in dedication to changing the future of breast cancer!

Adopt-A-Family in December

During the holiday season, we realize the importance of celebration and tradition with family. The TPH Charitable Office identifies families in need across the country, to help bring joy to their festive season. We provide food, gift cards, toys, personal needs items and household items.


The Printing House
Charitable Office

15 Stanley Avenue
Toronto, Ontario
M6J 1A4


(416) 504-5296

(416) 504-0300



7:30 am - 5:00 pm