Ways to Support

Donation

Give the Gift of Impact

Donations from individuals, foundations and corporations add up to make a big difference for the kids at Trails.

  • Year-round access to support
  • Over 100 home-cooked meals
  • Training in First Aid, CPR, Nonviolent communication, Outdoor Leadership
  • 40 hours of community service
  • Conflict resolution and non-violent communication training
  • Educational support to obtain secondary school credits
  • Access to Trails Dion Bursary for post-secondary education
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We make every donation count

Trails has been changing lives since 1992. With your support, we can continue to empower vulnerable youth to succeed and become contributing members of the community.

We hope you will consider investing in Trails to help our kidssucceed, pay it forward and lead by example, so that they, as well as those they inspire, will have a chance at a successful and meaningful future.

Other Ways To Support

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Personal Donations

Donations can be made in honour of a special event or in memory of a loved one who has passed away. You will be given the option to request a card on the donations page.

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Legacy Giving

Making a gift to Trails in your will ensures that the values you uphold will continue to shape the lives of those who come after you. You will have a lasting legacy of making a difference in our community. This type of giving can also provide important tax benefits for your family.

Please let us know if you’ve already named Trails as a beneficiary in your will. We’d like to thank you for your extraordinary generosity.

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Host Your Own Event

Hosting your own event to raise funds for Trails is a fun way to get YOUR community involved while making a huge difference in the lives of vulnerable youth. Third party events or crowd-funding are initiatives that are created, managed and run by various business, individuals, groups and service clubs for the benefit of Trails.

Turn your next event into a fundraiser for Trails! Visit Canada Helps and learn how to set up your own page to collect donations to Trails.

What Your Gift Will Provide

  • Four seasons of experiential outdoor learning
  • Hiking and canoe trips in Ontario’s backcountry
  • A “home away from home” in our cabins
  • Field trips and camping experiences
  • Mentorship and networking opportunities
  • Internship and job opportunities
  • In-depth leadership development
  • Leader In Training program
  • Financial support for unique one-off situations
  • Season-appropriate clothing and equipment for all activities

The Need For Support

We cannot do this work without the generous support of our financial partners. In 2017, Trails began the ambitious work to double the number of vulnerable youth served, thus doubling the impact. By 2023, expansion will be complete with 176 kids enrolled in the Four Seasons, Four Years, For Life program and countless others supported through bursaries, mentorship and Career Connections. Read the most recent Impact Report or Youth Investment Proposal to learn more and join us on this journey to make a difference, and to change lives.

Your Gift - Your Impact

How Our Funds Are Spent

Revenue

  • 2019: $1,499,152

  • 6%
  • 32%
  • 3%
  • 21%
  • 10%
  • 15%
  • 13%

Legend

  • Individuals
  • Investments
  • Rentals
  • Foundations
  • Corporations
  • Fundraising & Events
  • Board of Governors

Reserves Fund: $1,094,333

The Reserves Fund reflects increased fundraising efforts for Expansion. Doubling the amount of vulnerable youth served will more than double the Trails impact. We are midway through expansion and will continue striving to secure funding to finance the increase ٛfrom 88 participants in 2017 to 176 by 2022).

View Financial Reports

Expenses

  • 2019: $1,322,204

  • 10%
  • 17%
  • 3%
  • 17%
  • 45%
  • 8%

Legend

  • Facilities
  • Bursaries
  • Food & Transportation
  • Administration
  • Programme
  • Fundraising