Doing more for our community
HoHoTO began in 2008 with a call to arms on Twitter: Toronto’s digital mavens can do more for our community.
From that first event and every year that’s followed, we’ve fed countless Torontonians with over $350,000 raised for the Daily Bread Food Bank.
This year, impact and opportunity are our focus, as we bring the digital community together in support of organizations that directly affect beneficial change in our technology ecosystem.
Organizations with impact
Participating in HoHoTO year-round, beginning with this year’s holiday event Dec 11, 2015, are a number of organizations who are helping to drive opportunity, diversity, and innovation in the workplace now and in the future.
HoHoTO will be the hub that connects their efforts to engage more women and minorities in entrepreneurial, digital, and engineering pursuits.
This year’s participating organizations are:
with money raised going to YWCA Toronto’s Girls’ Centre
and their women & youth coding and technology programs
providing national leadership to hundreds of organizations encouraging girls to consider tech as a career
working on access to innovative education and employment services for girls and young women
It begins with the Girls’ Centre
The YWCA Toronto’s Girls’ Centre in east Toronto is the only centre of its kind in Canada.
This centre serves girls ages 9-18, of all ethnicities and belief systems, by providing a safe space, food, activities, and learning programs, 7 days a week.
With our collective efforts, we can provide over 400 girls with new opportunities in business and technology.
Our 3-year mission, beginning in 2015, is to fund the entire annual budget of the Girl’s Centre. Then open another.
This year, we’ll be supporting the Girls’ Centre with your sponsorship dollars and by rallying professional women as mentors.
Your support will go a long way towards reaching these goals.