2018 Charities

Meet this year’s charity participants! We’re excited to be partnering with all of the groups below to help make their services more readily accessible to their communities with the help of a little tech magic. All of the code generated for these charities over the course of Gift the Code will be completely open-sourced and readily available for anyone else who wants to use it in the future.

Through life-changing programs, community based services and relationships with peers and caring adults, Boys and Girls Clubs help children and youth develop the skills they need to succeed.

It provides safe, supportive places where children and youth can experience new opportunities, overcome barriers, build positive relationships and develop confidence and life skills.

Its vision is for all children and youth to discover and achieve their dreams and grow up to be healthy, successful and active participants in society.

bgccan.com

Camp Quality strives to improve the quality of life for children living with cancer through camps and year-round family support programs.

It wants to help these children and their families find joy and hope through the healing power of laughter and optimism, shared experiences and ongoing support.

campquality.org

The Centre for Mindfulness Studies is a mental health charity committed to making mindfulness-based mental health services available to everyone.

Its vision is to create communities of well-being that empower people and enrich society.

Through its Community Program, The Centre for Mindfulness Studies helps provide affordable and effective mindfulness-based mental health services to those who face economic and social barriers.

mindfulnessstudies.com

More than just a telephone number, Kids Help Phone is a national community working tirelessly to support young people with the issues that are most relevant to them.

Its mission is to improve the wellbeing of children and youth in Canada by providing them with anonymous and confidential professional counselling, referrals and information in English and French through technologically based communications media.

kidshelpphone.ca

The Movember Foundation is the leading charity dedicated to changing the face of men’s health around the world.

With a singular goal to stop men dying too young, the Foundation supports the following causes: prostate cancer, testicular cancer, mental health and suicide prevention.

Since 2003, the support of more than 5 million participants has funded over 1,200 innovative projects across more than 20 countries.

ca.movember.com

Toronto Cat Rescue aims to rescue and find homes for abandoned, sick or injured cats from situations of abuse, neglect or imminent euthanasia.

Its vision is for Toronto to be a city in which no adoptable cat is killed and rescue organizations such as Toronto Cat Rescue are no longer needed.

torontocatrescue.ca

Join in on the Fun!

We’re looking for developers, data scientists, designers, academics and advocates to #UseDigitalForGood to solve our charity partners’ challenges. All experience levels are welcome as we crowdsource innovation!

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