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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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 2016 benefiting charity is Frontier College - Canada's leading literacy organization. Frontier College recruits and trains volunteers to deliver literacy programs to children, youth and adults in communities across the country. Proceeds from the sale of this card will support Frontier College's National Aboriginal Summer Literacy Camps.
TPH is proud to be a Gold Sponsor for The 9th Annual True Patriot Love Toronto Tribute Dinner.
In celebration of Canada 150, True Patriot Love will be showcasing and recognizing the strength and dedication of the women of the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and their families. The role in which women have served Canada is as varied and unique as the families to which they belong. As serving members and Veterans of the CAF, women continue to lead from the front and serve with pride.
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The Printing House Charitable Office was proud to return as a National Official Supplier of the 2017 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. The event, which took place on October 1st, 2017 brought together nearly 100,000 participants, raising over $17 million annually to support a future without breast cancer.
The TPH® Charitable Office supports numerous registered Canadian charities through in-kind print donations.
In addition to the 15% discount, TPH® charitable dollars are used to offset the costs of our in-house services.
Each month, off-cuts of stock are sent to local schools, summer camps, and community and daycare centres.
The Printing House
15 Stanley Avenue
7:30 am - 5:30 pm
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.
- Brief information about the charity and its goals.
- Specific details of what is being requested (format, quantity, size, etc.). Include an example if possible.
- Contact information, including complete mailing address.
The Printing House Charitable Office
15 Stanley Avenue
If your request is accepted, the printed material must display the TPH® corporate logo in colour.