Softchoice’s Oakville employees raising funds for ‘Darling’ kids

A child draws. Another sings. Another swims. Ordinarily there is nothing remarkable about these activities, unless you are at Darling Home for Kids in Milton, Ontario. [Read more…]

Unleashing the potential of Toronto’s next ‘tech hub’

I first met Andray Domise, co-founder of Techsdale, in 2014 when he was running for Toronto City Council, and I volunteered to canvas for his campaign. [Read more…]

Something BIG for someone small

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May 25, 2016 marked the 6th annual IT4CC fundraising event, where people from the local IT community come together for a common goal – raise funds to improve the lives of children with cancer. Over the last six years, IT4CC has raised more than $639,000 for Childhood Cancer Canada. [Read more…]

Softchoice Cares & Tokens 4 Change: Enabling urban independence together

Softchoice Cares & Tokens 4 Change: Fighting enabling urban independence together

Six years ago, my friend Scott volunteered at Youth Without Shelter (YWS), an emergency shelter in the Greater Toronto Area. He noticed there was a focus on education and development to enable independence, but realized the cost of transportation stood as a major barrier. Without money, how could residents go to interviews, school, or even appointments to stay healthy? Because of that, he created the fundraiser Tokens 4 Change (T4C). [Read more…]

How Softchoice Cares Inspired a New Mission

It’s part of the Softchoice culture to find ways to give back. It’s contagious even. A single employee-led fundraiser has the potential to inspire new ideas, new ways to give back, and a greater personal connection to the company’s grassroots charitable efforts. [Read more…]

Must Have Checklist for Planning an International Charitable Mission

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They’re an incredible way to develop leadership skills, and they provide a life-changing experience that individuals can share with the company, and their friends and family upon their return. I’ve personally been on two such missions, most recently to Maai Mahiu, Kenya this past September.

Over the years, Softchoice Cares members have learned some valuable lessons for planning and executing overseas charity work. Based on our experience, here’s a must-have list for any corporation planning an international charitable mission. [Read more…]