Tag: non-profit

Handicare Intl Presents: “Athipattil Oru Adhyayam!”

On August 24, 2019, Mississauga Creations is staging an unique social drama as a fundraiser for HCI at Oakville Theater of performing arts – Liebherr auditorium.  Special features include cast by Ary – A Canadian singer who sings in Tamil and Christopher Sterling, an actor, along with well known actors from our Indian community.. All proceeds from this fundraiser will go towards the Early Intervention therapy for children under 6 years of age in poor rural India. Money raised will be matched by Grand Challenges Canada.

“Athipattil Oru Adhyayam!” depicts the dynamic story of two families from diverse backgrounds. When the very remote probability of a reunion turns into a reality, problems arise, truths are discovered and relationships blossom. Follow these families on their journey to uncover their not-so-unrelated stories, beginning in the small town of Athipattu, Tamilnadu. This play is a testimony to how above all differences, what matters most is the love and friendship that builds everlasting relationships.

Handi-Care Intl. was founded as a Canadian registered charity in 1992. HCI has focused on the “Education, Rehabilitation, Vocational Training and Empowerment” of children and youth with disabilities from poor, rural South India. Currently, there are 500 children and youth under sponsorship. In addition, 900 children, below age 6, with disabilities are under Early Intervention program, that is co-funded by Grand Challenges Canada. Our program includes training, educating and creating awareness to the family members and surrounding community so the children will receive ongoing support in the home environment.

  • Handi-Care Intl. is run by volunteers. It is run in a home office.  Office space and all administration hours donated. The organization is supported by a host of enthusiastic, dedicated and committed volunteers.  This has enabled HCI to consistently  disburse in excess of 97% of  funds  it has raised towards charitable activitiesHow do we compare with other Canadian charities?
  • HCI is a registered charity, tax receipts are issued for all donations of $20.00 or more received.
  • HCI conducts annual fund raising events, apart from sustained commitments from kind hearted, empathetic persons of the community. Continue reading “Handicare Intl Presents: “Athipattil Oru Adhyayam!””

Inaugural Sikh Professionals Convention Coming To Toronto

The 2018 Sikh Professionals Convention will be held from July 12-15, at the Fairmont Royal York in Toronto, Canada.  Over 200 out-of-town and 150 local Sikh professionals are expected to be in attendance.

The event will feature high-profile speakers including:

  • Gurbir Singh Grewal, Attorney General, State of New Jersey

  • Mohanbir Singh Sawhney, McCormick Foundation Professor of Technology, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University

  • Ravinder Singh Bhalla, Mayor of Hoboken, New Jersey

  • Paramjit Kaur Matharu, Managing Director, JP Morgan Chase

  • Ruby Sahota, MP for Brampton North

  • Gurratan Singh, MPP for Brampton East

  • Prabmeet Sarkaria, MPP for Brampton South

  • Inni Kaur, CEO of Sikh Research Institute

“The mission of the Convention is to amplify the ability of Sikh professionals Continue reading “Inaugural Sikh Professionals Convention Coming To Toronto”

Junior: big thoughts for growing minds

A new international children’s festival
 Harbourfront Centre, one of Canada’s leading presenters of contemporary arts and culture, is proud to announce Junior, a new international children’s festival that takes on the challenging questions facing youth today. Featuring Canadian premieres, acclaimed performances from as far away as Australia and Norway, to as near as Quebec and the Mohawk Nation of Kahnawake, Junior is the perfect opportunity for youth to explore identity, growth, belonging and transformation.
Junior, which takes over the waterfront campus from May 19 to 25, offers children and their families an opportunity to experience original and inspiring performances through productions that redefine children’s cultural programming. Juniorbrings together performers and artists from around the world and across Canada under a core programming vision that not only entertains but also invites audiences to explore evocative themes ranging through identity, difference, growth, loss and transformation.
“Harbourfront Centre has always been the setting for relevant artistic, cultural, educational and recreational experiences,” says Marah Braye, Chief Executive Officer, Harbourfront Centre, “We have a tradition of programming and fostering innovative creative expression in all artistic disciplines; naturally, that commitment applies to how we encourage children to experience and be inspired by theatre.”
“Kids have big thoughts. Who am I? Where do I fit in? And what do I stand for?” adds Junior Curator Mary Francis Moore. “We have carefully curated a week of performances with one thing in common – big thoughts for growing minds. Junioroffers young people and their families the chance to experience the arts from around the corner and around the world that explore these questions”. Continue reading “Junior: big thoughts for growing minds”