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HoHoTO raises $22,500 for YWCA Toronto’s Girls’ Centre at this year’s HoHOTO holiday benefit party

December 6, 2016 by Caroline Dinnall

HoHoTO has done it again. With tremendous team effort and the help of sponsors, community supporters, and attendees, HoHoTO raised $22,500 in support of YWCA Toronto’s Girls’ Centre at the annual HoHoTO holiday benefit party. The HoHoTO team presented the girls with the big red and white cheque on the HoHoTO stage last Thursday. “It’s because of… Read more »

HoHoTO is almost here! We’ve got beer, pizza, prizes, and more at the Mod Club on Dec 1!

November 29, 2016 by Caroline Dinnall

HoHoTO is fast approaching and we’re excited to keep you up-to-date with the final touches of the event. What to expect at HoHoTO Start downstairs with our photo booth and dance floor. Enjoy the good company and main bar, and dance the night away with our great DJ lineup. Take a detour upstairs to the… Read more »

HoHoTO’s first Girls’ Tech Tour is an inspiring success

November 25, 2016 by Caroline Dinnall

HoHoTO’s Girl’s Tech Tour is an extension of HoHoTO’s mission, which is to forge the next generation of founders, funders, and technology professionals. The very first Girls’ Tech Tour was held on November 18. With the help of creative communications agency 88 Creative and the many participating organizations, girls between the ages of 13 and 18 were educated… Read more »

FITC presents ‘Giving Tuesday’ on November 29 in support of HoHoTO

November 25, 2016 by Caroline Dinnall

We are extremely grateful to FITC for their support with this year’s HoHoTO holiday party and HoHoTO initiatives, including the Girls’ Tech Tour. When FITC heard about our partnership with the YWCA Toronto’s Girls’ Centre and our newest effort, the Girls’ Tech Tour, FITC donated 20 passes for their April, 2017, 3-day event, FITC Toronto 2017 to the Girls’… Read more »

Dim all the lights and pump up the volume, this year’s DJ lineup for HoHoTO at the Mod Club on Dec 1.

November 17, 2016 by Caroline Dinnall

HoHoTO is two weeks away! As we inch closer to the event, we will be sharing various details regarding what to expect at the party that Twitter started. In particular, we are extremely excited to announce the HoHoTO DJ lineup for this year’s holiday party. We selected a lineup of DJs whom we know are… Read more »

EVENT CONTEST: WIN 1 of 10 PAIRS of tickets to HoHoTO, Dec 1.

November 14, 2016 by Caroline Dinnall

With over $400,000 given to local charities, we’re making a positive impact on Toronto’s digital community through our workplace diversity initiatives. Support the cause and win tickets! Invite five friends by tagging them with your personal invite to HoHoTO in the Instagram comments or when you share the Facebook event page in your News Feed and we’ll enter… Read more »

The inaugural Girls’ Tech Tour, coming up November 18.

November 10, 2016 by Caroline Dinnall

Coming up November 18, just two weeks before our big annual holiday celebration at the Mod Club on December 1, a group of 15 girls from YWCA Toronto’s Girls’ Centre will travel to multiple technology companies across the city as part of the inaugural Girls’ Tech Tour. The Girls’ Tech Tour introduces young girls to… Read more »

Save the date, HoHoTO returns to the Mod Club Dec.1

September 23, 2016 by Caroline Dinnall

The holiday event that brings Toronto’s digital community together is back and this is your early reminder to keep the night of Dec. 1 free! HoHoTO is in full effect with another community party from 8pm to 2am. This is all in effort to continue connecting opportunity, diversity and innovation-driven organizations with women, youth, and… Read more »

Thanks from Naomi, a Girls’ Centre participant and mentor

February 6, 2016 by Matthew Burpee

A message on behalf of girls in the YWCA Toronto’s Girls’ Centre. Thank you for making Toronto a better and safer place for women and girls. The next HoHoTO holiday party will be in December 2016.

Thank you & Happy Holidays!

December 15, 2015 by Matthew Burpee

We did it. Congrats to everyone involved – whether you donated, volunteered, attended HoHoTO or offered your support – for helping make this happen! Together we raised $30,000 for the YWCA Toronto’s Girls’ Centre. According to Valerie Thompson, Events & Stewardship Officer of the YWCA Toronto, “Those funds will go a long way to helping… Read more »