News & Updates

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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 »

Thank you to our 2015 sponsors

December 15, 2015 by Matthew Burpee

Thank you for making a donation to the YWCA Toronto’s Girls’ Centre! Your funds will go a long way to helping inspire the girls to achieve their dreams and become leaders. Our Sponsors Toboggan Candycane Snowflake Stocking Cookies and Milk Media

What a night!! We raised $30K for YWCA Toronto’s Girls’ Centre

December 12, 2015 by Matthew Burpee

Thanks again! We’ll be back with updates after the weekend. For now see your photos. If you’d like to help shape the event next year, send a message to Feedback welcome. Please sign-up for news and opportunities to participate in the new year. Have a great rest of your weekend. Subscribe to our mailing… Read more »

Event photography & video

December 11, 2015 by Matthew Burpee

Photobooth! Please tag your 2015 Photo Booth pictures or type modclub for the small strips. Thanks for sponsoring us Panago Pizza! And Boothography for taking. Photography 2015 Facebook Album. At the event you likely spotted by walking photographer Saajid “Sam” Motala and others. Please tag #hohoto and link to HoHoTO if you posted any photos…. Read more »

Meet the “Ladies in Tech” at

December 11, 2015 by Matthew Burpee

As a sponsor of this year’s event, is proud to support HoHoTO and the YWCA Toronto Girls’ Centre. Careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics are still dominated by men in Canada. As a leading Canadian company in the FinTech space, wants to spark interest and encourage more women to enter the digital… Read more »

Get your song requests in! Here’s some hits.

December 11, 2015 by Lee Dale

On your ticket, you’ll see an extra field that let’s you make a song request. The sooner you get your request in, the easier it will be for us to honour it, so don’t delay. Here’s some hits from this year to set the tone for the evening.

The girls of YWCA Toronto’s Girls’ Centre (video)

December 11, 2015 by Matthew Burpee

Meet some the girls we’ll be helping become more empowered and valued: YWCA Toronto’s Girls’ Centre is a girls-only space. At the Centre, girls 9 to 18 years of age try new activities, develop skills and discuss topics in a safe place. Girls build leadership skills, enhance their self-esteem, learn to live safely in their… Read more »