ZONTA COMMUNITY PROJECTS

ZONTA COMMUNITY PROJECTS

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Toronto Zontians have a long history of service to their community. We typically select each project for a 3-year term of support and donate a minimum of $7,000 per year. Our recent fundraising efforts have included: the Annual Car Rally, Christmas Bake Sale.

 

 

 

BIRTHING KITS

Zonta Club of Toronto has been active in the past few years assembling birthing kits, which are distributed via other organizations to locations around the world. Members assemble 1,000 kits per session.The kits include a plastic sheet, latex gloves, soap, gauze, ties and a razor blade. Zonta is currently setting up relationships with Medical Women’s International Association, and World Vision.

CAR RALLY

Our annual Car rally is our major fundraiser for the year for our local service projects.

Our upcoming car rally will be held on Saturday, October 14, 2017 starting at 1pm. More information to follow

CHRISTMAS BAKE SALE

The Christmas Bake Sale is our fundraiser for International. The event is held at our December meeting, to be held Wednesday December 13, 2017 at the Toronto Lawn Tennis club: for event information please go to the following link:

Club Christmas Meeting

Times Change Women’s Employment Service

Starting in the fall of 2017, the Zonta Club of Toronto will be supporting the Times Change Women’s Employment Service!

 

The purpose of Times Change Women’s Employment Service is to help diverse, unemployed women achieve economic self-sufficiency by providing services that include professional employment, educational counselling, skills training, and job placement opportunities.  Times Change is a non-profit community agency helping women reach their employment goals since 1974.

 

Times Change Women’s Employment Service
365 Bloor St. East, Suite 1003
Toronto, ON M4W 3L4

416.927.1900

http://www.timeschange.org

WHITE RIBBON CAMPAIGN

Zonta Toronto works with White Ribbon to show our commitment for ending violence against women on several initiatives including:

  •  The annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes fundraiser, which is a one-mile walk through Toronto’s financial district in heels. This year’s walk was on May 12, 2016.
  • What Makes a Man conference, a one-day discussion-focused event exploring how ideas of manhood impact us in everyday life. This year’s event took place on February 19, 2016.

White Ribbon is the world’s largest movement of men and boys working to end violence against women. Starting in 1991, White Ribbon asked men to wear white ribbons as a pledge to never commit, condone or remain silent about violence against women and girls. Since then the White Ribbon has spread to more than 60 countries around the world.

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Z CLUBS

Established in 1948, the Z Club and Golden Z Club program is one of Zonta International’s longest-running programs. Z Clubs and Golden Z Clubs help high school, college and university students develop leadership skills, promote career exploration and encourage members to participate in community, school and international service projects.

With the help of experienced Zonta sponsors, who provide resources, information and guidance, Z Club members (high school students) and Golden Z Club members (college or university students) work to improve their society and the world. Z Club and Golden Z Club members plan, organize and participate in unique activities designed to meet the needs of members, their schools and the community, while emphasizing an international outlook and strong international relations.  There are currently 195 Z and Golden Z Clubs in 17 countries around the world.

ZONTA SAYS NO:  Zonta Toronto, along with five other clubs in Ontario, created the ‘Zonta Says No’ Award, to be awarded annually to a man and / or organization, working actively to end violence against women and girls. The first awards, given in 2014,  were a high-school principal in Hamilton and the Toronto Argonauts in recognition of the team’s “Huddle Up” program in schools.

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