YOUNG PROF E S SIONA L S OF L E AC O C K
Get Involved! There’s something for everyone... Volunteer your time and expertise on a YPL Committee Volunteer in a hands-on capacity in a classroom, helping children read, or at one of the Triangle of Hope programs Attend our events and meet other socially-conscious citizens
Connect with Purpose The Young Professionals of Leacock (YPL) is a socially and philanthropically minded group of urban professionals, aged 20-45, who believe that education is the best defence against poverty.
Through supporting the work of The Leacock Foundation
THe LeACoCk FoundATion
and the Triangle of Hope programs, the YPL group
contributes both locally and globally to the educational
needs of children.
“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” – Nelson Mandela
YO UN G PROF E S SION A L S OF L E AC O CK
Become a Member
The Leacock Foundation
YPL Members make an annual donation of $500, which may be paid in the following ways:
Founded in 1992, by Peter oliver (oliver & Bonacini Restaurants), The Leacock Foundation works to inspire and empower youth in need through educational and leadership opportunities. Working both locally, in Toronto, and globally, in South Africa, the Foundation believes that education is an achievable and critical route out of poverty for many. Through the Triangle of Hope programs, the Foundation helps build local and global partnerships that create community connections and bridge differences.
in full at the time you join/renew in monthly instalments By a gift of securities Through a corporate matching program Membership donations go towards building a Scholarship endowment Fund that will benefit children in both Toronto and South Africa, by providing educational and leadership opportunities they wouldn’t otherwise have. Join us now and be part of the solution to help eradicate poverty and create a lasting legacy in children’s education!
Benefits of Membership Access to one of the best professional networks in Toronto (YPL and Leacock Club Members*) informative member events with guest speakers exclusive invitations to Foundation events Recognition as a YPL Member in Foundation Annual Report and on the Foundation website
*Leacock Club Members are a group of dedicated Leacock Foundation supporters who have all achieved a high-level of success and influence in the Toronto community, and recognize their responsibility to give back.
The Triangle of Hope Model Three distinct school partners engage in an educational partnership: • High-needs Toronto Public School • High-needs school in the Eastern Cape of South Africa • Toronto Independent School School partners seek opportunities to unite their communities on a local and global level by participating in various Triangle of Hope programs The Leacock Foundation provides the funding, and the independent Schools provide volunteers and other resources for Triangle of Hope programs to be successful
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