FITC welcomes the YWCA Toronto’s Girls’ Centre for FITC Toronto 2017 coming up April 22 through 24

HoHoTO 2016 was a major success and our team could not have pulled off such an epic event without the help of our sponsors. FITC—the Future of Innovation, Technology, and Creativity— was one of many sponsors that offered their support with last year’s holiday party and our inaugural Girls’ Tech Tour.

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girls and technology

We are excited to announce that 15 girls from YWCA Toronto’s Girls’ Centre will be attending FITC Toronto 2017, to learn from the brightest creative and design minds, and be inspired to pursue a career in technology.

FITC Toronto 2017 is a wonderful opportunity to inspire the girls from the Centre who have a particular interest in technology and design. It will also expose the girls to informative talks, installations, and presentations from leaders in the digital, design, and media industry all over the world.


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 hundreds of girls with new opportunities in business and technology. HoHoTO’s long-term mission is to fund the entire annual budget of the Girl’s Centre. Then open another.

Girls from the YWCA Toronto's Girls' Centre


Attending FITC Toronto 2017 is sure to leave you inspired with new insights and strategies that could potentially change the dynamic of your personal or professional work.

If you’d like to attend this conference, we encourage you to buy your tickets now! Ticket prices vary depending on whether you are a student, attending with a group, attending for one day or the entire conference, or attending workshops only.

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We thank FITC for partnering with us in providing more opportunities for the next generation of digital professionals, and we thank all of our supporters for their participation and donations!

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

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.

HoHoTO 2016 reveal

“It’s because of sponsors, community support, and event attendees that we’re able to contribute to the Girl’s Centre and the activities they provide that lead to young women joining us in the workforce in a few years,” said HoHoTO Co-Chair Lee Dale during the cheque presentation.

With their faces beaming with excitement, the girls accepted the large donation with grace and gratitude. Continue reading “HoHoTO raises $22,500 for YWCA Toronto’s Girls’ Centre at this year’s HoHOTO holiday benefit party”

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

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 Muskoka lounge or mix and mingle at the upstairs bar and connect with great organizations, including YWCA Toronto, Ladies Learning Code, and the Upside Foundation.


Enjoy great beer all night long and help support YWCA Toronto’s Girls’ Centre.

Muskoka Detour and Craft Lager.

Grab a Muskoka Brewery Detour or Craft Lager tall boy knowing you’re not just getting great beer, but a portion of each beer you purchase will be donated back to YWCA Toronto’s Girls’ Centre. Enjoy, beer drinkers!


Late Night Pizza Drop!

The late night pizza drop is back thanks once again to Panago Pizza. Arrive early, stay late, but you won’t go home hungry.
Panago pizza!


Great Prizes!

This year, we have some of the best Toronto-based companies donating top-quality prizes! You can only get these if you’re at the event, so grab your tickets now!

The Wild North Apparel

The Wild North, “winter outdoor enthusiasts and experts in high-end apparel,” donated their Camp Hoodie Black Bomber Jacket for one lucky man attending HoHoTO, retailing at $980.00.



What’s Christmas without ice? Fair Trade Jewellery Co offers Canadian diamonds, lab-grown diamonds, and vintage diamonds. Whether you are in need of some ice for your engagement, wedding, or you just want to fancify your look, you can count on this team of jewellers. One lucky attendee will be walking away with some very lovely FTJCO earrings.


This body bar specializes in skin care and hair removal services for an affordable price. They are providing HoHoTO with $80 gift card vouchers for two lucky guests!


With clients like Torstar, NOW Magazine, the City of Toronto, and the Canadian Immigrant Magazine, there’s no doubt Mix Tape Photos delivers some of Toronto’s most flattering, stand-out photographs. Up for grabs at HoHoTO is a solo photo shoot, valued at $400.


Ryan Goins

Are you a baseball fan? We’ve got something great for you! Up for grabs is a signed Ryan Goins bat! Enter your bid throughout the night for your chance to win it!


Forget chocolate advent calendars…for adults, there’s beer! Our friends at Muskoka Brewery have prepared a selection of beer and other goodies for your holiday enjoyment.




What Does 2017 Have In Store For You?

Receive a personalized reading from 5th generation psychic Rachel Parkson who can shed some light on what 2017 has in store for you. Pay for a reading and the proceeds go towards YWCA Toronto’s Girls’ Centre.


We’re looking forward to seeing everyone on Thursday! If you don’t have your ticket yet, grab one here.