triOS College is proud to be an active member in the community.
Hamilton fundraiser for Juvenile Diabetes
“Students in the Hamilton Campus supported Kathleen Moore’s Community Services Worker Class efforts to raise money for Juvenile Diabetes. One of the fundraising prizes, a weekend getaway to Niagara Falls, was donated by Education Consultant Jim Jeffrey. The happy winner was Medical Office Assistant student Helena.
Bramptonians Strapped on their Sneakers to Support Local Charity
triOS College and The City of Brampton hosted “triOS College Run for Kids” to raise funds for The Boys and Girls Clubs of Peel Region. Runners went to the starting line at 12 noon in Centennial Park in Brampton. The event was a great success, raising close to $3,000.00 for the charity! Proceeds are going to the charity’s Youth Empowerment Fund and scholarship grants.
triOS students and staff were busy prior to the run going around the community obtaining pledges. Before the event happened, the campus had already raised $2000. There was plenty of entertainment including a DJ, children’s face painting, a Cinderella impersonator and nail designs. The “triOS College Run for Kids” was an exciting event that will give directly back to the community. The charity provides a safe environment with programs that support physical, educational and social development for local families in need.
Hot Dogs for Charity
triOS College Oshawa campus held their first Hot Dog Eating Competition for charity. Staff and students volunteered to participate in the competition and were named honorary ‘Hot Doggers.” Each participant raised pledges and the winner of the contest received all pledges raised to be donated to their charity of choice.
Thank you to Community Services Worker students Stefanie Walker and Adam Ruddell, Personal Support Worker student Kevin Hall, Pharmacy Assistant students Ali Amin and Henry Vu, Police Foundations student Mike Scott and Education Consultant Chris Gibson for taking part in the competition.
Ali Amin, scorched his competition by eating 8 and a half hot dogs and donating proceeds to The Denise House (an emergency shelter for abused women and their children). To make the hot dog contest even more bizarre, everyone dressed in wacky 80’s fashion!
Kitchener Campus Reaches Around the World
The Networking Technical Assistants at the Kitchener campus wanted to extend their reach beyond just their campus or community. They came across the charity World Vision and wanted to help them with their cause. World Vision is a relief, development and advocacy organization dedicated to working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice.
The Kitchener campus has already reached their goal of collecting clothing for 25 children, raising $100 that will go towards medical supplies and money to purchase piglets and roosters for families in need.
triOS Gives Back
triOS Campus Support Centre donated unused books to a company called Bargain Books. They sold these books and donated the proceeds to Addus, a registered Charity that enables adults with developmental disabilities to have valued social roles within the community. With the donation of books they were able to raised $500.00 towards their mission!
London Students Step-up for the Spirits All-A-Glow Campaign
Community Services Worker students are always encouraged to support their local communities and develop skills that will assist them working in their chosen careers as CSWs. Our London CSW students raised $314.00 for the Spirits All-A-Glow campaign to buy, socks and personal items for Mission Services of London.
Brampton Campus Food Drive
The Brampton campus collected a whole bin full of non-perishable food items and donated them to The Knight's Table for the holiday season.
triOS Gives a Little Punch to Shape Your Life
triOS College variety show raises $3,346.00 for Shape Your Life Boxing Program. The Shape Your Life Boxing program is for women and transgender people who have suffered violence. This unique program gives an outlet for victims to recognize and deal with aggression and embedded anger.
Oshawa Students Recognized for Community Work
The Canadian Auto Workers (CAW) Union Community Action Centre is a full support system for all of their members. Melissa Godley-Kingdon, our Human Resources Instructor at our Oshawa Campus thought this would be a great outlet for our students to test out their skills. triOS students were very well-received by the action centre and their members by conducting mock interviews. In fact, in September, representatives from the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities stopped by the Oshawa campus to present two students with Certificates of Appreciation for their assistance with the CAW Action centre. Hats off to Brian Couvier and Nicole Warnica for their tremendous community services.
What a crime at the Brampton campus!
Brampton Police Foundation Students conducted their very own Crime Scene Investigation. The students used physical evidence to solve a grisly murder. Students learned that a Crime Scene Investigation is the meeting point of science, logic and Law. The students were able to get a good grasp of all the aspects involved and will be able to carry what they learned into their careers.
triOS Students Help Kids get Back to School
triOS students held a barbeque where they encouraged attendees to bring school supplies for the less fortunate. It was a tremendous success bringing in over 300 school supplies! Congrats triOS students on our efforts to help out the community and improve the lives of those in need.
Grandparents Involved Full Time Community Program
Nancy McSloy (Community Services Worker student from our London campus) started a phenomenal community program. Nancy gained custody of her grandson when he was 18 months old. She searched for support groups or workshops for grandparents raising their grandchildren. However her search was fruitless. Nancy therefore decided that it was time to help other grandparents. She started the local chapter of Grandparents Raising Grandchildren. This chapter was partnered with a local Ontario Early Years Centre where she designed a series of workshops for Grandparents Involved Full Time (G.I.F.T.S.). The workshops have been so well received that they have ended up facilitating several groups across the community.
London Speaks-out for CanVoice
London Community Services Worker (CSW) students put on a beautiful barbeque in support of a local charity. The charity is called CanVoice and it is a consumer driven organization for individuals with mental illness. The barbeque was an amazing opportunity for CSW students to put what they have learned in the classroom into practice.
Local Charities Get a Little Help from their Friends
Community Services Worker (CSW) Students at the Kitchener campus raised some large amounts for two very deserving local charities. They raised $1975.00 for the Ontario Early Years “Our Place” charity and $1187.43 for the Planned Lifetime Networks Charity.
Windsor Police Foundations students lend a Helping Hand
Look at the photos taken by our Windsor Police Foundations students who volunteered their time and energy working in the declared tornado disaster area of Leamington Ontario.
triOS College Skates for Haiti
The triOS Brampton campus came through with astounding success and raised over $2800 to benefit the Canadian Red Cross. Students and staff collected pledges and invited the community to participate at the Gage Park skating rink. Activities proceeded despite the spring-like weather with highlights including a silent auction, Flow 93.5 broadcasting live, a princess and a magician that entertained the crowds, and participants forming a human chain around the rink with a minute of silence for victims of the earthquake. The event was a great success and we could not have done it without all those that participated and supported us.
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