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 64 million dollars!

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

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Print Donations

15% Discount

Registered Canadian charities are eligible to receive a 15% discount on in-house services.Visit your closest TPH location and provide your charity registration number.

Print Donations

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

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.

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Donation Policy

The donation policy of The Printing House is to support registered Canadian charities through in-kind contributions. All requests received by the 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.

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



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