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Thank you for helping to foster the strengths within youth and empowering them to pursue a life without limits.

2018 BOARD OF DIRECTORS

A sincere note of gratitude to our valued Board of Directors who’s leadership radiates hope and opportunity and supports us in our mission. Camp is a catalyst for change and your support helps to make it all possible.

DAVID CLANACHAN (CHAIR)
Commissioner & Chairman,
Canadian Premier League

TRACY ALLARD
Tim Hortons Restaurant Owner
– Western Canada

MARK ANGELINI
Tim Hortons Restaurant Owner – Quebec

CAROLINE BARHAM
Tim Hortons Restaurant Owner
– Western Canada

JULIE BREAU*
Senior Corporate Counsel, Tim Hortons
THCF Corporate Secretary

ROB EATOUGH
Superintendent of Education,
School Operations

DUNCAN FULTON
Chief Corporate Officer, RBI
THCF Chair – Incoming 2019

GREG HOGARTH
Tim Hortons Restaurant Owner – Ontario

SUSAN KIM-KIRKLAND
President & CEO, J. Walter Thompson
Canada (JWT)

DAVE NEWNHAM*
THCF President & Executive Director

BRAD RIXMANN
Tim Hortons Restaurant Owner
– Eastern Canada

AXEL SCHWAN
Chief Marketing Officer, Tim Hortons

AMIT SETH
Tim Hortons Restaurant Owner – Ontario
Vice Chair – Incoming 2019

JIM SHAW
Tim Hortons Restaurant Owner
– Eastern Canada

GYNETTE SMITH
Tim Hortons Restaurant Owner – Ontario

MARK TROMBLEY
Tim Hortons Restaurant Owner – Ontario

DIANA ULSRUD
Tim Hortons Restaurant Owner – USA

JORGE ZAIDAN
Head of Marketing, Tim Hortons Canada

*Officers

FOR OVER FOUR DECADES, TIM HORTON CAMPS HAVE BEEN A SOURCE OF INSPIRATION FOR OVER 275,000 YOUNG PEOPLE.

Throughout this time, we have continued to innovate our signature programs in order to magnify the power of the camp experience as a catalyst for positive growth in our youth – and by extension, their schools, families and communities.

What has stayed constant is our steadfast belief in the inherent strengths in every young person, and the power of this specialized camp experience to help bring these strengths to the forefront. Indeed, the need to commit to the positive development of our youth has never been greater.

This Gratitude Report highlights what we have achieved throughout 2018 together, and is intended to express our sincere appreciation to the thousands of people in our communities that make it all possible.

To the Tim Hortons Corporate Team, every Tim Hortons Restaurant Owner and team member who champions and supports this effort, to every organization and individual who has provided your time and resources, we extend a heartfelt thank you.


DAVID CLANACHAN
Chair, Tim Horton Children’s Foundation


DAVE NEWNHAM
President & Executive Director, Tim Horton Children’s Foundation

OUR REACH

In every Tim Hortons community there are youth attending our programs. Whether they join us as an individual in the Summer Program or as a group in the School-Year Program, over 20,000 camp experiences were made possible in 2018.

To explore our reach and discover more about the Summer Program participants and School Program partners we serve from your community check out our interactive map online at www.TimHortonCamps-Reach.com

To explore our reach and discover more about the Summer Program participants and School Program partners we serve from your community check out our interactive map online at www.TimHortonCamps-Reach.com

WHAT DOES POVERTY LOOK LIKE FOR YOUTH?

With 1.2 million children and youth living in poverty in Canada1, and 15 million in the United States2, access to the supports and opportunities that allow them to thrive are scarce.

We know that families and youth living in poverty “are often more socially isolated, experience more stress, have poorer mental and physical health and fewer opportunities for early childhood development and post-secondary education. They also often have inadequate housing, more exposure to environmental pollution and are unable to access healthy foods”.3

Growing up in this environment greatly damages a youth’s ability to develop the skills needed for future success, and increases the chance that the cycle of poverty will be repeated.

WHAT ROLE DOES A TIM HORTON CAMP EXPERIENCE PLAY?

Tim Horton Camps provide opportunities for youth to build upon the strengths existing within them, and develop into empowered and engaged individuals with a strong community connection. Through intentionally designed programming, youth:

  • learn skills that help them think critically.
  • make positive connections with peers and adults.
  • discover that their contributions are valued and appreciated.
  • use teamwork and learn first-hand about group dynamics.
  • learn to view themselves in a positive light.
  • put goal setting into action.

With our two Signature Programs we help protect youth from the harmful effects of poverty, and leave them equipped to thrive within their communities.

SIGNATURE PROGRAMS

Andrea, top right, with her cabin group this summer at Tim Horton Camp Whiteshell.

Every summer for five years, youth ages 12-16 attend a camp session. Starting at age 12 during a critical time in their development – when they are defining who they are, their values and who they look up to – allows us to guide campers as they learn to make healthy choices and develop skills that will support them into adulthood.

Each year of the program builds upon the last with increased challenge, learning opportunities and targeted skills development. While at camp, participants set goals called Constructive Actions to complete in between their levels which encourage the transfer of learning from camp to home life.

POSITIVE IDENTITY:

It’s taught me to be strong and to be the best I can be. It’s taught me to see my strengths and work around those and focus on them when choosing a job, or choosing courses, etc.

Andrea, Hamilton, Ont.
Summer Program participant

GOAL SETTING:

I had a goal to complete my freshman year with a GPA of 4.0 and I finished with a 4.15.

Alexander, Columbus, Ohio
Summer Program participant

POST HIGH SCHOOL READINESS:

I was able to visit a university and get an idea of life on campus, learn how to manage my budget and how to finance my post-secondary studies.

Alyssa, Mirabel, Que.
Summer Program participant

Partnering with schools from priority neighbourhoods where the majority of youth are living in low-income households, students in Grades 6-8 participate in two separate overnight sessions to camp during their academic year. Between visits, students work to achieve personal goals that support further development in four areas: personal wellbeing, academic success, meaningful employment and community connection.

In addition, students work together to identify a need in their school or community and plan a Community Service Project to address that need. These projects allow youth to discover that they can take action to make change, and position themselves as young leaders in the community.

I came to be Principal at St. Louis, which was a school in crisis, in 2008. Their [standard test] scores were in the 30 and 40 per cent of children achieving the provincial standard and the Ministry of Education had been in. Many community partnerships were forged – BUT our camp experience has been one of the most impactful. Tim Horton Camps has provided 8 years of students the opportunity to experience an extracurricular activity, learn from a new group of adults, see life outside of their immediate apartment dwellings, experience nature, create and investigate. But the empirical data speaks for itself. We are now out-performing both the school to the west and east of us, and we are a solidly achieving school meeting both provincial and board averages. Our students have learnt by working hard and seeking out community support that they can be successful.

Laura, Principal with Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board

Students from St. Louis School at Tim Horton Onondaga Farms in September 2018.

AMPLIFYING THE YOUTH VOICE THROUGHOUT THE TIM HORTON CHILDREN’S FOUNDATION

At the start of 2018, 16 individuals between the ages of 15-19, who are passionate about Tim Horton Camps, met for the first of many interactions as members of the Tim Horton Children’s Foundation Youth Advisory Council (YAC).

The YAC supports THCF in an advisory capacity by offering a youth perspective regarding our activities including youth engagement, marketing and programming. The goal of the YAC is to advise on effective youth integration in the organization and ensure the voice of youth is heard by decision makers at Tim Horton Children’s Foundation.

The 16 YAC members are regionally representative of the Tim Hortons regions that we serve, and represent the diverse group of youth that participate in Tim Horton Camp programs. They speak a variety of different languages, with five members fluent in both French and English, and bring many different perspectives to the group. The Council meets once a month by video conference and twice a year in person at a Tim Horton Camp location.

During a ‘Power of Voice’ workshop with President & Executive Director, Dave Newnham, the YAC shared their experiences with Tim Horton Camps and identified areas for growth and improvement surrounding wilderness trip options, inclusivity and mentorship opportunities, just to name a few.

Thank you to all members of the YAC for their guidance and support throughout the year.

KEEPING THE FEELING OF CAMP ALIVE YEAR-ROUND

Each year participants in the Summer Program are immersed in 10 days of experiential-based learning while at camp and are supported by caring adult role models. While these times at camp can be life changing for youth, they often do not have a similar experience or supports in their day-to-day life back home.

In order for the continuation of learning and use of new-found skills to extend to their home life, youth in the Summer Program now have access to a new innovative online tool called The Compass. The Compass is a customized online community that participants use year-round to stay connected to us and each other; it is the place to keep the hope and opportunity that participants feel at camp alive in their every-day lives.

THE COMPASS PROVIDES:

  • an engaging and interactive platform with a unique Tim Horton Camps feel.
  • support on a myriad of topics such as homework tips, mindfulness activities and exam prep that are relevant to Summer Program participants and youth in general.
  • resources on accessing post-secondary information and funding.
  • a place to track, discuss and celebrate participants’ Constructive Actions.

ON WEDNESDAY JUNE 6TH

YOUR SUPPORT HELPED CHANGE THE LIVES OF THOUSANDS OF YOUTH ACROSS NORTH AMERICA.

Thanks to the generous leadership of Tim Hortons Restaurant Owners, together with team members and guests we celebrated another successful Camp Day, raising over $13 million. We are so grateful for this remarkable support.

What makes Camp Day truly special is the way our whole Tim Hortons community comes together to make a significant investment in youth. With each coffee or bracelet sold, together we are helping to change the life-trajectory for thousands of youth from low-income homes across North America.

Camp Day is one of the biggest brand days of the year for both Tim Hortons and Tim Horton Camps, and people feel great about their contributions, spreading awareness across all media channels. #CampDay was a trending topic on Twitter in Canada, with 12,700 tweets and generated over 105.5 million PR impressions.

Thank you for your generosity. Together, we are helping youth from low-income homes find their own success and thrive as contributing members of their communities.

INCREDIBLE SUPPORT

ALL YEAR LONG

Camp Day is undoubtedly the single largest fundraising event for Tim Horton Camps. But the generosity from Tim Hortons Restaurant Owners and guests extends well beyond Camp Day.

Each day of the year, Tim Hortons guests help create change by dropping their loose coins into one of the many coin boxes located on the counter and in the drive-thru of most Tim Hortons across North America.

A simple coin may seem like just a drop in a bucket, but just like each moment at camp, each coin creates a ripple effect that progresses to something great.

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2018 EVENT ROUNDUP

Year after year incredible volunteers contribute their time and efforts by hosting and organizing amazing events all in support of Tim Horton Camps. Thank you to the extraordinary individuals who make up the planning committees, the generous sponsors and all those who attended and supported these events in 2018.

CANADA

  • 3rd Annual THCF Hogtown Classic Curling Bonspiel
  • 3rd Annual Charlie Barzeele Memorial Golf Tournament
  • 14th Annual THCF British Columbia Golf Tournament Presented by Mindfield
  • THCF Boots’n Ball Gowns – 15th Anniversary Black Tie Gala Presented by Coca Cola Canada
  • 17th Annual Tim Horton Camp Whiteshell Golf Tournament
  • 18th Annual Hamilton & Niagara Area Tim Hortons Restaurant Owners Present Speakeasy
  • 19th Annual THCF Halton-Peel Golf Tournament Presented by RBC Wealth Management: McDowell Financial Management Team
  • 2018 Canadian Black Book Kathy Ward Memorial Golf Tournament
  • 25th Annual Tim Hortons Windsor/Essex & Chatham-Kent Golf Tournament
  • 26th Annual THCF London Golf Tournament Presented by Deluxe Payroll
  • 26e Tournoi de golf annuel du Québec de la Fondation Tim Horton pour les enfants
  • 26th Annual North Bay Tim Hortons Golf Classic
  • 28th Annual Tim Horton Children’s Ranch Golf Tournament
  • 29th Annual THCF Atlantic Golf Tournament Presented by Agropur Dairy Cooperative
  • 42nd Annual THCF Invitational Golf Tournament
  • Annable Designs Golf Classic
  • Bonvie-MacDonald Rinks to Links Golf Classic
  • “Défi Everest” (Everest Challenge)
  • Friends of the Foundation Golf Tournament Presented by RBC Wealth Management: McDowell Financial Management Team
  • Golden Horseshoe Chapter of the Ontario Good Sam Club
  • Hamilton Tiger-Cats 50/50 Fundraisers
  • Hillfield Strathallan Turkey Trot & House Cross Country
  • 2018 RBI Global Day of Service
  • Pomeroy Kananaskis Mountain Lodge Canada Day
  • The Royal Canadian Legion – Colonel John McCrae Memorial Branch 234
  • Tim Hortons Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival

USA

  • 2nd Annual Central Ohio Coffee Cruise: A Poker Run & Cruise-In
  • 16th Annual THCF Western New York Golf Tournament
  • 3rd Annual THCF Hogtown Classic Curling Bonspiel
  • 3rd Annual Charlie Barzeele Memorial Golf Tournament
  • 14th Annual THCF British Columbia Golf Tournament Presented by Mindfield
  • THCF Boots’n Ball Gowns – 15th Anniversary Black Tie Gala Presented by Coca Cola Canada
  • 17th Annual Tim Horton Camp Whiteshell Golf Tournament
  • 18th Annual Hamilton & Niagara Area Tim Hortons Restaurant Owners Present Speakeasy
  • 19th Annual THCF Halton-Peel Golf Tournament Presented by RBC Wealth Management: McDowell Financial Management Team
  • 2018 Canadian Black Book Kathy Ward Memorial Golf Tournament
  • 25th Annual Tim Hortons Windsor/Essex & Chatham-Kent Golf Tournament
  • 26th Annual THCF London Golf Tournament Presented by Deluxe Payroll
  • 26e Tournoi de golf annuel du Québec de la Fondation Tim Horton pour les enfants
  • 26th Annual North Bay Tim Hortons Golf Classic
  • 28th Annual Tim Horton Children’s Ranch Golf Tournament
  • 29th Annual THCF Atlantic Golf Tournament Presented by Agropur Dairy Cooperative
  • 42nd Annual THCF Invitational Golf Tournament
  • Annable Designs Golf Classic
  • Bonvie-MacDonald Rinks to Links Golf Classic
  • “Défi Everest” (Everest Challenge)
  • Friends of the Foundation Golf Tournament Presented by RBC Wealth Management: McDowell Financial Management Team
  • Golden Horseshoe Chapter of the Ontario Good Sam Club
  • Hamilton Tiger-Cats 50/50 Fundraisers
  • Hillfield Strathallan Turkey Trot & House Cross Country
  • 2018 RBI Global Day of Service
  • Pomeroy Kananaskis Mountain Lodge Canada Day
  • The Royal Canadian Legion – Colonel John McCrae Memorial Branch 234
  • Tim Hortons Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival
  • 2nd Annual Central Ohio Coffee Cruise: A Poker Run & Cruise-In
  • 16th Annual THCF Western New York Golf Tournament

EVENT SNAPSHOT

DEDICATION CELEBRATION IN HONOUR OF RONALD V. JOYCE – CHAIRMAN EMERITUS, THCF

On Sunday, September 16th the Tim Horton Children’s Camp welcomed long-time supporters and friends of Tim Horton Camps for a celebration of gratitude of Mr. Joyce, Chairman Emeritus, THCF, and his dedication to establishing the Tim Horton Children’s Foundation and supporting us with continued passion and enthusiasm throughout the years.

Guests joined together at camp on a beautiful afternoon in Mr. Joyce’s hometown of Tatamagouche, N.S., to honour the momentous impact he has had and will continue to have on the youth at Tim Horton Camps across North America. What began as a heartfelt initiative in 1975, with 300 campers attending Tim Horton Memorial Camp that summer, has now grown to include seven Tim Horton Camp locations, serving 20,000 youth annually.

Mr. Joyce’s vision established a long-term and firmly held belief – that inspiring locations, first class facilities, caring staff and innovative programs can truly make a lasting impact.

With the unveiling of the new Ronald V. Joyce House, we open the door to future campers who will have the opportunity to experience the transformational power of sustained and repeated Tim Horton Camp experiences and develop the skills they need to become resourceful, responsible and empowered individuals.

Thank you to all of the guests who joined us for such a special celebration, and thank you to Mr. Joyce – we are forever grateful for your inspiration and leadership.

CAMP CHAMPIONS

Tim Horton Camp programs would not be possible without the support of our amazing partners. We are so grateful to the following corporate supporters who are committed to empowering youth to reach their full potential. Thank you for believing in the power of camp and community, and for helping youth find their own success and thrive as contributing members of their communities.

FOUNDING PARTNER


Corporate, Restaurant Owners and Advertising & Promotion Fund

CIBC
Clearly Change the View FoundationClearly believes in better vision for everyone. Through our three-year partnership with Tim Horton Camps, Clearly has worked closely with camp teams to provide prescription eyewear to children in need of corrective vision, with approximately 650 custom pairs of glasses pairs donated in the last two years. That means 650 children who get to see clearly, find their focus, and live a better life. We’re proud of the great things we’ve accomplished alongside Tim Horton Camps and look forward to the difference our companies can make together in 2019 and beyond.
FMAV
Fresh Start Foods
Hershey Canada Inc.
Kimberly-Clark Professional

McCain Foods (Canada)
RBC Wealth Management Dominion Securities: McDowell Financial Management Team
Rich Products of Canada, Ltd.
Swiss Water Decaffeinated Coffee Company Inc.Swiss Water Decaffeinated Coffee Inc has long valued our partnership with Tim Horton Children’s Foundation.  We believe that supporting Tim Horton Camps provide youth with vital opportunities—helping ensure our future Canadian leaders have the confidence and skills they need.  As a Canadian company that ships decaffeinated coffee around the world, supporting programs close to home that directly impact Canada’s kids is a meaningful part of our corporate giving program.

Alchemy Systems
Ardent Mills
Atlantic USA
Bass Pro Shops
Bunge Canada
BUNN
Chicopee® Inc.
Dairy Farmers of Ontario
Edge ImagingWe’re a Proud Supporter of Tim Horton Camps
Every year, Edge Imaging provides photography expertise to help capture the emotional moments our campers share during their time at camp. Edge Imaging is committed to empowering youth and through their donation of in-kind photography services and cash donations, they are helping us provide even more youth with a Tim Horton camp experience.
In their efforts to support Tim Horton Camps, Edge has created a THCF branded product each year that is sold to their school and sport photography customers. For each branded product sold, $1 is donated to THCF to help provide a life changing experience for youth. Over the past three years, they have contributed over $60,000 in services and sold nearly 11,000 THCF photo products, raising over $10,000 of direct funds for THCF!

Entripy
Essity (SCA Tissue North America)
Georgia Pacific Professional
Gordon Food Service
Ice River Springs Water Co.
Interac Corp.
Kanpak
Kubota Canada Ltd.
LG Electronics Canada Inc.

Lockwood Foundation
Marsan Foods
McNairn Packaging
Mindfield
Nellie Philanthropy Foundation
Neumann Kaffee Gruppe (Rothfos Corporation)
Orko Construction Inc.
Ottawa Senators Foundation
Quickservice Technologies, A Panasonic Company
Saputo
Solink
Solis Mexican Foods
Staples Advantage
TD Canada Trust
Weston Foods

THE $100,000 DOUBLE DOUBLE™ CHALLENGE

In 2018, Tim Horton Camps partnered with Solink to launch a new fundraising initiative, the $100,000 Double Double™ Challenge, with the goal of doubling the number of Tim Hortons restaurants connected with Solink’s security and operations platform. For each new Tim Hortons Restaurant that subscribed to Solink in 2018, they donated $100 to Tim Horton Camps and committed to doubling their donation to $100,000 in support of providing meaningful and enriching camp experiences to youth across North America. We’re pleased to announce that Solink was successful in reaching their ultimate goal of doubling their Tim Hortons usership, and are donating the full $100,000!

Solink has supported Tim Horton Camps and raised awareness of the Double Double™ program by sponsoring fundraising events, attending events alongside our Restaurant Owners and by volunteering at camp. We are so grateful for this support and we look forward to continuing our partnership with these amazing corporate supporters.

FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS

ANNUAL OPERATING EXPENSES

  • 82% $28,799 CHARITABLE PROGRAM
  • 12% $4,161 FUNDRAISING
  • 6% $2,019 ADMINISTRATION

The financial information as of October 31, 2018 is unaudited. Our audited financial statements, including all required disclosures and the report of our independent auditors, are not presented herein. To view our full audited financial statements, please contact us at 519-448-1248.

TOTAL REVENUE

  • $13,168 CAMP DAY
  • $5,748 COIN PROGRAM
  • $4,325 TIM HORTONS CORPORATE AND TIM HORTONS ADVERTISING & PROMOTION FUND
  • $3,310 CORPORATE PARTNERS
  • $1,435 SPECIAL EVENTS
  • $780 INDIVIDUAL DONATIONS
  • $304 FEE FOR SERVICE & OTHER DONATIONS

The financial information as of October 31, 2018 is unaudited. Our audited financial statements, including all required disclosures and the report of our independent auditors, are not presented herein. To view our full audited financial statements, please contact us at 519-448-1248.

TIM HORTON CHILDREN’S FOUNDATION

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