The Rotary Club of Toronto (RCT): Youth Expo 2013 - “Today’s youth; Tomorrow’s Leaders: Overcoming challenges to make a difference”
Terrequity Children's Foundation (TCF) is pleased to announce its most recent contribution and participation to the RCT.
The Rotary Club of Toronto is a local chapter of Rotary International, a volunteer-driven organization of business and professional leaders dedicated to improving communities through a range of humanitarian, intercultural, and educational activities. The Rotary Club of Toronto is one of the largest clubs in Canada and this year they are celebrating 100 years of service to the community. To celebrate, they are donating in excess of $1,000,000 to local and international agencies during their Centennial Year.
Youth engagement is a cornerstone of what The Rotary Club of Toronto does, which is why they have organized The Youth Expo event. The Rotary Club of Toronto already sponsors two Rotaract Clubs – adult Rotarians-to-be. Now they would like to engage younger people who are interested in being leaders, and giving back to their community.
Interact is Rotary International’s service club for young people ages 12 to 18. Interact clubs are sponsored by individual Rotary clubs, which provide support and guidance, but are self-governing and self-supporting.
Youth plays a very important role in our communities. Actions of the young in our community will determine the future of these same communities. Hence, the panel from TCF – TCF’s role in this expo was to bring up some issues faced today that impact the appeal of these communities to the society at large and as a consequence, the value of the properties.
TCF shared some simple ideas as to how the young people present here can contribute to: beautifying their communities and make them an inviting place, a community that people are proud to live in, where it is safe to walk on the streets, where children can play and walk safely, a community where the value of properties remains attractive, and the list goes on.
TCF would like to thank Bijan Hirji (Chairman of TCF), Shalini Bahadur (Member of TCF), and Binoy Luckoo (Member of The Rotary Club of Toronto) for recommending that it support the Rotary Club of Toronto. Their continued support and participation is greatly appreciated.