Fundraising and Awareness

CHKC relies heavily on fundraised dollars to operate the Centre. CHKC Participates in a variety of fund raising and awareness activities to help raise funds and bring awareness to the disability of deafblindness and the centre itself.

Deafblind Awareness Month in Canada
Canadian Helen Keller Centre is gearing up to celebrate June as Deafblind Awareness Month in Canada.

We will kick things off early as we challenge other agencies to join us in the Colour Me Rad 5km run on May 28th. Our team name is The Helen 5K-ellers!

The celebrations start officially on June 1st 12:30 to 4pm with JuneFest, held this year at The Ralph Thornton Centre, 765 Queen St. East. It is here that this year’s JT Award winner will be celebrated. Coffee, tea and light refreshments will be served free of charge. Donations are welcome. Join us for booths, presentations, awards, Silent Auction, Bingo hosted by DBAT, social and dance.

June 8th, CHKC will host a reception on Parliament Hill in Ottawa! Here we will partner with Canadian Deafblind Association Ontario Chapter and DeafBlind Ontario Services to promote deafblind awareness for MPs, and other government staff.

All throughout the month of June, art from talented artists who are deafblind will be showcased at displays at local Toronto Libraries. Later in the month we will host presentations on Deafblindness 101. Already confirmed is June 21st 6pm to 8pm at the Maria A. Shchuka library at 1745 Eglinton Ave W.

CHKC Training Centre will host an Open House and Garage sale with proceeds going towards training programs, likely June 18th and 19th.

Don’t forget to also check out our eBay auction that runs throughout the month of June, under the name Deafblind Awareness.

For up to date details on any and all of these celebrations and information on the JT Award nominations, please check in regularly on theJuneFest Facebook page.

CHKC Awards Luncheon

Every year, in conjunction with the Canadian Foundation for Physically Disabled Persons (CFPDP), CHKC holds the Annual CHKC Awards Luncheon to honour individuals who have made outstanding achievements and contributions to the disability of deafblindness, and to raise much needed funds to operate the Centre.

This year's luncheon will be held on April 15, 2014 and the award recipient is George Brown College.

Past CHKC Award Recipients:

2014 - George Brown College
2013 - CNIB
2012 - The Honourable David C. Onley
2011 - IBM Canada
2010 - Senator Vim Kochhar
2009 - ICICI Bank Canada
2008 - Microsoft Canada
2007 - Reverend Robert L. Rumball
2006 - Jim Sanders, President & CEO, CNIB
2005 - Joan Mactavish

Shop and Share

Shop and Share

Do you like to shop online? Now you can shop and support the Canadian Helen Keller Centre at the same time! Shop and Share is an online shopping portal that links to many popular retailers. You log in to select CHKC as your favourite charity. Click on the link to your favourite store and shop as you normally would. A percentage of your total purchase is automatically donated to CHKC. It's that easy! There are no fees, it does not cost you more to use the site, and there is no pressure to sign up for anything. Here are just some of the retailers you can visit at Shop and Share: The Home Depot, Sears, The Body Shop, Old Navy, Chapters/Indigo, Gap, PetSmart, and many more.

Tombola and the Great Valentine Gala

The 30th Annual Great Valentine Gala was held at the Westin Harbour Castle Hotel, in Toronto, Ontario on Saturday February 8, 2014.

This year's Annual Great Valentine Gala was a great success with over 500 people in attendance, featuring special guest André Philippe Gagnon.

Congratulations to the 2014 King Clancy Award winners: Kenneth Fredeen, Bernard Gluckstein. Also congratulations to 2014 Corporate Award winners, Canadian Paralympic Committee and Scotiabank.

Other Fundraising and Awareness Activities
  • CHKC relies on donations from individuals as well as corporate donors.
  • We also actively seek out government and foundation grants and funding opportunities.
  • Public Speaking Engagements are available to service clubs, schools, and other service agencies.
All donations to CHKC are tax deductible.

For More Information on fundraising and awareness activities at CHKC contact us atinfo@chkc.orgor call (416) 225-8989 voice/TTY.
Donate to the Canadian Helen Keller Centre

Canadian Foundation for Physically Disabled Persons

Consumer and Intervenor at JuneFest

Support the Canadian Helen Keller Centre
Board Member/Consumer at JuneFest

Information Booths
Information Booths Under the Tents

Tombola Balloon
Tombola Balloon

Selling Tombola Balloons
Senator Vim Kochhar Selling Tombola Balloons