The work of Prince’s Charities Canada (PCC) is focused on The Prince of Wales’s core interests which have been well-established in the UK for more than 30 years. These include improving the lives of disadvantaged youth, education, responsible business, improving the built environment, regeneration of heritage, environmental sustainability and support for the armed forces. PCC works with existing Canadian charities already connected to The Prince and facilitates new opportunities for charitable organizations in Canada and the U.K. to work together.
The organization’s objectives are guided by the work of The Prince’s Charities, a group of 13 non-profit U.K. organizations, of which The Prince of Wales is President. These charities collectively work in 38 countries and form the largest multi-cause charitable enterprise in the U.K., raising nearly $200 million each year. Initiatives are focused on The Prince’s main areas of work and are delivered by our partner organizations.
Our Canadian Partners and Collaborators
Prince’s Operation Entrepreneur
Enactus Memorial is a student-run organization based out of Memorial University of Newfoundland, running projects that impact the economy by improving the standard of living and quality of life of the people we work with everyday. Enactus Memorial is one of 60 teams in Canada and 1,800 worldwide.
Visit them at: http://www.enactusmemorial.com/
Futurpreneur Canada (formerly The Canadian Youth Business Foundation) champions youth entrepreneurship across Canada by providing pre- and post-launch coaching, business resources, start-up financing and mentoring to empower young Canadians, aged 18 to 34, to start and grow a business that contributes to sustainable economic development in their communities.
Visit them at: www.futurpreneur.ca
Prince’s Canadian Responsible Business Network
U for Change
U for Change provides youth with the opportunity to nurture their creative passion through hands-on arts workshops led by a team of talented mentors, including actors, playwrights, filmmakers, photographers, fashion designers and DJs. They also work with youth to support their ultimate goals by providing educational and career mapping, assistance applying to higher education and various internship programs.
Visit them at: www.uforchange.org
The Wellesley Institute is a Toronto-based, non-profit and non-partisan research and policy institute. It focuses on developing research, policy and community mobilization to advance population health. The Institute’s work is conducted through four core pillars: housing, healthcare, economics and immigrant health.
Visit them at: www.wellesleyinstitute.com
Toronto Community Collaborators
Canadian Civil Liberties Association
CCLA fights for the civil liberties, human rights, and democratic freedoms of all people across Canada. Founded in 1964, CCLA are an independent, national, nongovernmental organization, working in the courts, before legislative committees, in the classrooms, and in the streets, protecting the rights and freedoms cherished by Canadians and entrenched in the Constitution.
Visit them here: https://ccla.org/
Canadian Training Institute – Breaking the Cycle
CTI is committed to fostering inclusiveness, equality and lifelong learning by enhancing services which assist individuals to participate as responsible, valued and contributing members of Canadian society. In this respect, CTI assists in the development of knowledge; skills and services that reduce crime, promote active participation and ultimately contribute to healthy individuals, agencies and communities.
Breaking the Cycle is a 28 week full-time program that attempts to assist youth who are either gang involved or at risk of gang involvement to leave gang membership and engage in pro-social skills. They serve 25 youth, both males and females, between the ages of 15 to 30 years in locations in Rexdale and Scarborough
Community Microskills Development Centre
Community MicroSkills Development Centre is a multi-cultural, non-profit, community based organization committed to assisting the unemployed, with priority to women, racial minorities, youth and immigrants. Recognizing barriers that immigrants, racial minority, youth and women face in their efforts towards self-sufficiency, MicroSkills aims to enable them to participate more fully in Canadian society and assist them in acquiring the skills needed to achieve self-determination and economic, social and political equality.
Visit them at: http://www.microskills.ca/
John Howard Society
The John Howard Society is a network of offices across Canada and the Northwest Territories committed to “effective, just and humane responses to the causes and consequences of crime.”
The John Howard Societies in Canada perform essentially two roles: advocating to the Government of Canada for correctional and criminal justice policy that adheres to the principles of “effective, just and humane”; and, deliver best practice services that embody these principles and are shown to be economically responsible and accountable to the communities in which our offices are located.
Visit them here: http://www.johnhoward.ca/
Rexdale Community Hub
The Rexdale Community Hub opened their doors March 1st, 2012. The Hub is committed to providing a healthy and sustainable community where residents are empowered and engaged. The Hub supports a healthy and sustainable community providing innovative, client-centred, integrated health, social, legal, employment, and cultural services by working with the strengths of residents and the community.
Visit them here: http://rexdalehub.org/index.html
Toronto Employment and Social Services
Partnership to Advance Youth Employment
Toronto Employment and Social Services provides employment supports, financial benefits and social supports to people living in Toronto.
Partnership to Advance Youth Employment (PAYE) is a joint initiative between private sector employers and the City of Toronto. A group of business leaders are working to involve employers to increase access to economic opportunities for Toronto youth.
City staff and community partners provide individual support for all PAYE initiatives by offering employment guidance and coaching, connecting youth to community-based services and supports and matching qualified candidates to employment opportunities.
Visit them at: Toronto Employment and Social Services
United Way Toronto & York Region
United Way is a worldwide not-for-profit movement. In Canada, United Way operate in more than 100 communities. Each United Way raises support locally, directly responding to the needs of the community. Each is governed by an autonomous Board of Directors that, along with staff and volunteers, helps to build a caring community.
As the largest non-governmental supporter of social services in the region, United Way Toronto & York Region is dedicated to creating the opportunities people need to improve their lives and build a better future.
Visit them here: http://test.unitedwaytoronto.org/home
The Campaign for Wool
Canadian Co-Operative Wool Growers
The Co-operative was established in 1918 by the sheep industry as a national system of collecting and marketing its members’ wool on a co-operative basis. It collects, grades, measures and markets the producers wool and after deducting the cost of operations returns the entire difference to the growers.
The company’s mandate is to be a producer co-operative endeavouring to market wool at the top price it deserves while operating the business efficiently to maximize returns to the wool producer
Visit them here: http://www.wool.ca/Home
Ontario Sheep Marketing Company
The Ontario Sheep Marketing Agency is a producer operated organization which represents all aspects of the sheep, lamb and wool industry in the Province of Ontario. It was established to encourage, promote and represent the industry. The OSMA’s activities work to improve the marketing of sheep, lamb and wool through producer education, promotional campaigns, consumer education and public awareness.
Visit them here: http://www.ontariosheep.org/
The Woolmark Company is the global authority on wool, possessing an extensive network of relationships spanning the international textile and fashion industries, highlighting wool’s position as the ultimate natural fibre and premier ingredient in luxury apparel.
The Woolmark Company is a subsidiary of Australian Wool Innovation, a not-for-profit enterprise owned by more than 24,000 woolgrowers that invests in research, development and marketing.
Visit them here:https://www.woolmark.com/
The Canadian Institute of Forestry (CIF)
The Canadian Institute of Forestry/l’Institut forestier du Canada (CIF/IFC) is the national voice of forest practitioners. Formed in 1908, the Institute represents foresters, forest technologists and technicians, ecologists, biologists, geographers, educators, scientists and many others with a professional interest in forestry. The Institute’s mission is to provide national leadership in forestry, promote competence among forestry professionals, and foster public awareness of Canadian and international forestry issues.
Visit them at: www.cif-ifc.org
Canadian Forestry Association
Founded in 1900, the CFA is Canada’s oldest conservation organization. In its second century it continues to advocate the protection and wise use of Canada’s forest, water and wildlife resources through public awareness and education programs. By promoting sustainable forest development, management and conservation, the CFA helps shape the future of Canada’s forest and nurtures our economic and environmental health.
Visit them here: http://canadianforestry.com/wp/en/
The Prince’s Youth Service Awards
WE Day is a powerful, life-changing event that combines the energy of a live concert with the inspiration of extraordinary stories of leadership and change.
WE Day brings together world-renowned speakers and award-winning performers with tens of thousands of young people to celebrate their contributions and kick-start another year of change.
WE Day has evolved from a single event nearly eight years ago into a series of 14 stadium-sized events held across Canada, the United States and the UK. This past year, 200,000 students attended WE Day and left inspired to create change at local and global levels.
Visit them here: http://www.weday.com/
Heritage Awards and Projects
The National Trust for Canada
The National Trust for Canada is a national membership-based, non-profit organization and registered charity established in 1973. Based in Ottawa, the National Trust is the only national organization working to protect Canada’s historic places for future generations. The National Trust is dedicated to promoting the conservation, understanding and appreciation of our nation’s heritage buildings, historic places and cultural landscapes.
Visit them at: http://www.nationaltrustcanada.ca/
The Prince’s Regeneration Trust
The vision of the Prince’s Regeneration Trust is that redundant historic sites, at risk of demolition or decay, are rescued, reused and regenerated for the benefit of the surrounding community.
PRT is a charity that believes that to restore historic places into active and relevant community assets is not only possible – it is the most sustainable approach to regeneration.
Working throughout the United Kingdom, PRT is focused mainly on projects in socially and economically deprived areas – where the benefit of regeneration will be the greatest.
Visit them here: http://www.princes-regeneration.org/
Willowbank School of Restoration Arts
Willowbank is an independent and innovative educational institution in the cultural heritage field, operating within a dramatic historic setting. It is at the cutting edge of a global shift towards a more ecological and sustainable approach to heritage conservation. This is a move from the object-centred focus of the 20th Century – historic buildings, landscapes and artifacts in isolation – towards a more holistic view of their interconnectedness and the rituals that sustain them. It is an approach that is dynamic rather than static, and that celebrates the creative continuity of all cultural traditions. The School grants a Diploma in Heritage Conservation to graduates of its intense three-year program.
Visit them here: http://willowbank.ca/wpdir/
First Nations University
FNUniv is a unique Canadian institution that specializes in Indigenous knowledge, providing post-secondary education for Indigenous and non-Indigenous students alike within a culturally supportive environment.
Visit them here: http://fnuniv.ca/
One Laptop Per Child Canada
One Laptop Per Child aims to provide each child with a rugged, low-cost, low-power, connected laptop. To this end, we have designed hardware, content and software for collaborative, joyful, and self-empowered learning. With access to this type of tool, children are engaged in their own education, and learn, share, and create together. They become connected to each other, to the world and to a brighter future.
Visit them here: http://one.laptop.org
SayITFirst uses technology and community participation to Modernize, Expand, Revitalize, and Localize (MERL) Aboriginal languages in Canada, and to help our First Nations, Metis, and Inuit (FNMI) communities produce more language speakers tomorrow, than exist today.
SayITFirst creates programs and products to help motivated individuals spend twenty hours per week for three years to attain fluency.
Visit them here: http://www.sayitfirst.ca/
Learning Through the Arts
The Royal Conservatory of Music
The Royal Conservatory is one of the largest and most respected music education institutions in the world. Providing the definitive standard of excellence through its curriculum, assessment, performance and teacher education programs.
Visit them at: www.rcmusic.ca
Royal patronage is granted by a member of the Royal family in order to help bring recognition to the group’s achievements and to the contributions of different sectors of public life.