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TOGETHER WE ARE

FOSTERING THE STRENGTHS WITHIN YOUTH AND EMPOWERING THEM TO PURSUE A LIFE WITHOUT LIMITS

OUR STRATEGIC PRIORITIES

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    PROGRAM INNOVATION AND IMPACT MEASUREMENT

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    PARTNER DEVELOPMENT FOR REGIONAL DELIVERY

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    CAPACITY EXPANSION AND PARTNER SITES GROWTH

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    PEOPLE DEVELOPMENT AND OPERATIONAL EXCELLENCE

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    INCREASED AWARENESS AND FUNDING GROWTH

OUR NEXT CHAPTER…

Since its founding, the Tim Horton Children’s Foundation’s core philosophy has centered around building stronger communities through our work with youth from low-income families.

Together with our supporters, partners and staff, we have shared the magic and power of camp with more than 250,000 youth over the last 43 years.

We are proud of our remarkable accomplishments and we recognize that an opportunity exists to deepen our impact even further. To do this requires a more sustained commitment to the youth we serve through our two signature programs and a focus on serving an increasing number of youth in the years to come.

Together, we have reached the next chapter in the Foundation’s story.

Our strategic priorities are intended to transform our relevance to our stakeholders, our impact on the youth we serve and our reach throughout Tim Hortons communities. It has been an exhilarating journey developing our plan for the years ahead and our continued success will only be possible because of your passion and unwavering support. Thank you for being an important part of our achievements in 2017. Together, we will bring this bold vision to life and empower more youth to reach their full potential.


DAVID CLANACHAN
Chair, Tim Horton Children’s Foundation


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

OUR REACH

In 2017, we provided more than 20,000 camp experiences for youth from low-income families living in  communities.

Sources: Mikkonen, J., & Raphael, D. (2010). Social Determinants of Health: The Canadian Facts. Toronto, Canada: York University School of Health Policy and Management.

EVOLVING OUR SIGNATURE PROGRAMS

Over the past year, we have worked in partnership with Mission Measurement – a leader in social sector data and insights – to further standardize and measure the impact of our two signature programs. We conducted extensive research in the youth development field to determine how we could enhance our programs in order to drive our desired long-term impact.

Results pointed to six tangible skill sets that youth need to thrive and our programs are intentionally designed to support these outcomes through repeated camp experiences. In between visits, each individual camper sets targeted goals that support the transfer of learning back home and puts their new skills into action in their community.

YOUTH LEADERSHIP PROGRAM

SUMMER
YOUTH AGES 12-16

During the summer, we serve youth, ages 12-16, through the five-level, successive Youth Leadership Program. Each level of the program builds on the year before with an increased level of challenge, additional leadership opportunities and targeted skill development. Campers return home between levels with specific constructive actions in four dimensions related to their community, health, school and future. They are encouraged to bring their new skills into their every day lives as they plan for life after high school.

COMMUNITY LEADERS PROGRAM

FALL, WINTER & SPRING
SCHOOL GRADES 6-8

Throughout the fall, winter and spring, we welcome school groups from priority neighbourhoods through the Community Leaders Program. Students leave home with their classmates for two, four-day residential camp experiences that book-end the school year. In between camp visits, students complete ongoing challenges that tie back to regional curriculum in four dimensions related to their community, health, school and future. Campers also plan and execute a community service project to positively impact their school and surrounding community.

PROGRAM OUTCOMES

YOUTH LEADERSHIP PROGRAM

SUCCESSFULLY TRANSITION TO ADULTHOOD

Postsecondary Completion
Meaningful Employment
Supportive Relationships

PREPARE FOR POST HIGH SCHOOL

Postsecondary Access
Independent Living Capability

COMMUNITY LEADERS PROGRAM

CREATE STRONGER COMMUNITIES

Empowered Youth
Supportive Neighbourhoods
Avenues for Family Involvement

CONTRIBUTE TO A POSITIVE SCHOOL CLIMATE

Academic Growth
Civic Responsibility

BUILD FOUNDATIONAL SKILLS AND BEHAVIOURS

SOCIAL & EMOTIONAL SKILLS

Positive Identity
Positive Behaviours
Positive Connections

LEARNING & INNOVATION SKILLS

Cognitive Skills
Organizational Skills
Interpersonal Skills

POSITIVE CONTRIBUTIONS

Motivation to Learn
Classroom Behaviour
Volunteerism

DID YOU KNOW?

All THCF camp experiences are provided at no cost to the camper, their family or the schools.

 EVENT ROUNDUP

From golf tournaments to curling bonspiels and barbeques to concerts, we are so fortunate to have incredible volunteers who organize fundraisers benefitting the Foundation each year.
A sincere thank you to the planning committees, sponsors and attendees who supported these events in 2017.

CANADA

2nd Annual THCF Hogtown Classic Curling Bonspiel
3rd Annual Red Carpet Golf Classic Presented by the Durham Region Tim Hortons Owners
3e Annuel Tournoi de golf de la Fondation Tim Horton pour les enfants
13th Annual THCF British Columbia Golf Tournament
16th Annual THCF Camp Whiteshell Golf Tournament
17th Annual Hamilton & Niagara Area Tim Hortons Restaurant Owners Present Boots & Bling Casino Night
18th Annual THCF Halton-Peel Golf Tournament
20th Annual Canadian Black Book Golf Tournament
24th Annual Tim Hortons Windsor/Essex & Chatham-Kent Golf Tournament
25th Annual THCF London Golf Tournament Presented by Scotiabank
25th Annual North Bay Tim Hortons Golf Classic
27th Annual Tim Horton Children’s Ranch Golf Tournament
28th Annual THCF Atlantic Golf Tournament
41st Annual THCF Invitational Golf Tournament
All Senior’s Care Sunday with Daryl Sittler
Annable Designs Golf Classic
Big Hearts for THCF Songwriters Concert
Charlie Barzeele Memorial Golf Tournament

Hamilton Tiger-Cats 50/50 Fundraisers
Hillfield Strathallan Turkey Trot & House Cross Country
Investors Group Newfoundland Charity Golf Tournament
RBI Fun Run
Ready, Set, Go Flyball Tournament
Schindler Elevator Corporation BBQ Day
Southbrook Retirement Community Camp Day Fundraiser
Tim Hortons Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival
THCF Bright Lights for Brighter Futures Black Tie Gala

USA

6th Annual THCF Michigan Golf Tournament
15th Annual THCF Western New York Golf Tournament
Central Ohio Coffee Cruise: A Poker Run
Eddie Montgomery & Friends Charity Golf Tournament

INTERNATIONAL

Tim Horton Children’s Foundation Kilimanjaro Summit Climb

2nd Annual THCF Hogtown Classic Curling Bonspiel
3rd Annual Red Carpet Golf Classic Presented by the Durham Region Tim Hortons Owners
3e Annuel Tournoi de golf de la Fondation Tim Horton pour les enfants
13th Annual THCF British Columbia Golf Tournament
16th Annual THCF Camp Whiteshell Golf Tournament
17th Annual Hamilton & Niagara Area Tim Hortons Restaurant Owners Present Boots & Bling Casino Night
18th Annual THCF Halton-Peel Golf Tournament
20th Annual Canadian Black Book Golf Tournament
24th Annual Tim Hortons Windsor/Essex & Chatham-Kent Golf Tournament
25th Annual THCF London Golf Tournament Presented by Scotiabank
25th Annual North Bay Tim Hortons Golf Classic
27th Annual Tim Horton Children’s Ranch Golf Tournament
28th Annual THCF Atlantic Golf Tournament
41st Annual THCF Invitational Golf Tournament
All Senior’s Care Sunday with Daryl Sittler
Annable Designs Golf Classic
Big Hearts for THCF Songwriters Concert
Charlie Barzeele Memorial Golf Tournament
Hamilton Tiger-Cats 50/50 Fundraisers
Hillfield Strathallan Turkey Trot & House Cross Country
Investors Group Newfoundland Charity Golf Tournament
RBI Fun Run
Ready, Set, Go Flyball Tournament
Schindler Elevator Corporation BBQ Day
Southbrook Retirement Community Camp Day Fundraiser
Tim Hortons Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival
THCF Bright Lights for Brighter Futures Black Tie Gala

6th Annual THCF Michigan Golf Tournament
15th Annual THCF Western New York Golf Tournament
Central Ohio Coffee Cruise: A Poker Run
Eddie Montgomery & Friends Charity Golf Tournament

Tim Horton Children’s Foundation Kilimanjaro Summit Climb

“One thing I learned here is to keep a calm, collective mind. Walking through a dense forest through tough terrain was hard, but it showed me that life is not a straight road.
There will be bumps and obstacles that I will need to overcome. You gave me a new perspective on my path ahead.”

Aqib, 14
YOUTH LEADERSHIP PROGRAM CAMPER

 RECORD-BREAKING CAMP DAY SUCCESS

On Wednesday, May 31st, Tim Hortons Restaurant Owners, team members and guests rallied together in Tim Hortons communities across Canada and the United States in support of the Tim Horton Children’s Foundation. This year marked our most successful Camp Day to date with 100 percent of hot coffee sales, US iced coffee sales, proceeds from limited edition Camp Day bracelets and generous donations from guests totaling $13.7 million. Many of our corporate partners also stepped up to show their Camp Day support by hosting fundraisers in their place of business. Thank you to everyone who made Camp Day an incredible success this year!

THE CHANGE MAKERS

We are grateful for the following corporate partners that have helped us ignite the potential in our campers this year.
On behalf of the thousands of youth who had the opportunity to learn, grow and build strengths through camp because of your support, thank you.

FOUNDING PARTNER


Corporate, Restaurant Owners and Advertising & Promotion Fund

A. Lassonde
Ardent Mills
Atlantic Coffee
Compass Food Sales
Deloitte
Ecolab
Edge Imaging
Entripy
FMAV
Fresh Start Foods
Grand River Foods
Kimberly-Clark Professional

Kubota
Marsan Foods
McCain Foods
Mother Parker’s Tea and Coffee
Payworks
Pfizer Canada
Piller’s Fine Foods
Rich Products of Canada Ltd.
SC Johnson
Swiss Water Decaffeinated Coffee Company Inc.
Volcafé USA LLC
WestJet

Ailment Ultima Foods
Alchemy
Bass Pro Shops
Bunge Canada
BUNN
Cineplex Digital Media Solutions
Clearview Strategic Partners
Newell Co Brands, Elmer’s
Fiera Foods (Upper Crust)
Gordon Food Services (GFS)
Hershey Canada Ltd.
Ice River Springs

Impulse Graphics & Display
Interac
McNairn Packaging
Panasonic
PolarPak
Schaerer USA
Solink
Staples Advantage
Superior Dairy
SureShot Solutions
The Bank of Nova Scotia Trust Company
Ventura Foods

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

We are grateful for the leadership and insight provided by our valued Board of Directors who help advance the organization’s mission.

DAVID CLANACHAN (CHAIR)
Chairman of Restaurant Brands
International Canada

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,
Halton District School Board

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

TABBASSUM MUMTAZ
President and Chief Executive Officer
for Ampex Brands, Inc.

NICOLE NAKONESHNY
Vice President, Strategy & Assessments
and Editor, Philanthropic Trends Quarterly
at KCI

DAVE NEWNHAM*
THCF President & Executive Director

BRAD RIXMANN
Tim Hortons Restaurant Owner,
Atlantic Canada

AMIT SETH
Tim Hortons Restaurant Owner, Ontario

JIM SHAW
Tim Hortons Restaurant Owner,
Atlantic Canada

JESSICA SISK-ROEHLE
Head of Development & Non-Traditional Operations (Canada), Tim Hortons

GYNETTE SMITH
Tim Hortons Restaurant Owner, Ontario

MARK TROMBLEY
Tim Hortons Restaurant Owner, Ontario

DIANA ULSRUD
Tim Hortons Restaurant Owner, USA

JORGE ZAIDAN
Regional Marketing Lead (Canada),
Tim Hortons

*Officers

LEAVING A LEGACY

A special overnight site at the back of the Tim Horton Onondaga Farm’s property known as Gil’s Ridge.

REMEMBERING GIL

Gil Henderson was a man of many accomplishments. He was a veteran of the Second World War, a four-time Olympian and an outstanding conservationist whose achievements extend over 40 years. Gil was also well respected in the cattle industry, with a sought after lineage of Polled Hereford cattle that earned him many prestigious awards and accolades throughout his career. In the days leading up to his wife Molly’s passing, the couple made the generous decision to transition their extraordinary property in St. George, Ontario to the Tim Horton Children’s Foundation. In 2002, the land became home to the Foundation’s sixth camp location, Tim Horton Onondaga Farms. Over the years, Gil modelled his love for the land to all who came through the gates and continued his passionate efforts to enhance the new camp while living on-site. We are indebted to his vision and his lasting legacy, which will continue to inspire new generations of young people for many years to come.

GIL HENDERSON
September 5, 1926 – January 30, 2017

INVESTING IN TOMORROW

This year, we established a new Endowment Fund thanks to an inaugural $100,000 donation G. Brian Love made in loving memory of his parents Gordon and Helen. Brian’s childhood experiences inspired his love for adventure and the outdoors, and these memories have stayed with him into adulthood. “The creation of this endowment is a pivotal step in ensuring the future growth and support of our programs and we could not be more grateful to the Love family for their thoughtful generosity,” Dave Newnham, THCF President & Executive Director.

FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS

TIM HORTON CHILDREN’S FOUNDATION

CAD (000’s)

2017 2016

ASSETS, LIABILITIES & NET ASSETS

ASSETS $57,976 $60,478
LIABILITIES $1,713 $3,612
NET ASSETS $56,263 $56,866

SUMMARY OF REVENUES & EXPENSES

REVENUE $30,916 $30,129
TOTAL EXPENSES ($31,519) ($28,312)
EXCESS (DEFICIENCY) OF REVENUE OVER EXPENSES ($603) $1,817

ANNUAL OPERATING EXPENSES

  • 84% CHARITABLE PROGRAM
  • 10% FUNDRAISING
  • 6% ADMINISTRATION

The accompanying financial information as of October 31, 2017 and October 31, 2016 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

  • $13,658 CAMP DAY
  • $6,803 COIN PROGRAM
  • $3,630 TIM HORTONS CORPORATE AND TIM HORTONS ADVERTISING & PROMOTION FUND
  • $3,216 CORPORATE PARTNERS
  • $1,436 INDIVIDUAL DONATIONS
  • $1,825 SPECIAL EVENTS
  • $348 FEE FOR SERVICE & OTHER DONATIONS

“Students that go through the Community Leaders Program learn so many valuable skills such as conflict resolution, collaboration and problem solving. Watching the students grow during and after their time at camp when we are back in the classroom is amazing. They feel confident, empowered and inspired to take on projects in their school to give back to their community, and are equipped with the tools to be successful in their endeavours.”

Marieke
TEACHER, COMMUNITY LEADERS PROGRAM

“Students that go through the Community Leaders Program learn so many valuable skills such as conflict resolution, collaboration and problem solving. Watching the students grow during and after their time at camp when we are back in the classroom is amazing. They feel confident, empowered and inspired to take on projects in their school to give back to their community, and are equipped with the tools to be successful in their endeavours.”

Marieke
TEACHER, COMMUNITY LEADERS PROGRAM

TIM HORTON CHILDREN’S FOUNDATION

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Charitable No. USA: (501(c) ) 31-1681446