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September 30, 2016
Posted in: Update
An Exciting Start to the New School Year

After a summer that was mostly off, Toronto Pflag has shifted right back into first gear for the new school year.

Decades of Unconditional Love – November 17th
We are well into planning our fundraiser at The 519 on November 17th from 5:30 to 8:00. There will be entertainment, an open bar and we will be presenting two special people with Ally Awards. Tickets here: https://www.canadahelps.org/en/charities/pflag-toronto/events/decades-ofunconditional-love/

AGM
Our Annual General meeting was September 21st at Kimbourne Park Church. It was great to see so many friends. We have a strong board of 12 this year.

Two New Board Committees
The board now has two subcommittees: one dedicated to our support efforts and the other to fundraising. The Support Committee, chaired by Giselle Bloch, will be responsible for overseeing both the phone line and support meetings. The Fundraising Committee, chaired by Marla Green, is immediately seized with organizing the event on November 17th and will look at the needs of the organization into the future.

TTC Campaign
For four weeks starting September 19th Toronto Pflag has its “Handle With Care” ad at all 68 stations and over 700 subway cars, streetcars and buses. We are thrilled that this came together with the support of J Walter Thompson, Pattison, the TTC and RBC.

Education
We started off the new school year with presentations to the grade nine students at Senator O’Connor and then the teachers and grade ten students at St. John Paul II. Giselle and Anne also went to the Scarborough Campus of U of T for their “Be Well” event.

Capital One Hackathon
A huge thank to Rishi Agarwal for nominating Toronto Pflag to one of six charities participating in the Capital One Hackathon. Starting October 21st, each
charity will have 5 teams of “hackers” who will brainstorm and come up with collaborative coding solutions to three challenges each charity has submitted.

Anne Creighton

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