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 communities, make new friends and learn to understand and challenge the world around them. Girls and young women receive support on difficult issues, share ideas, express creativity, explore interests and plan their futures. And they have a lot of fun!
Programs at the Centre include media and tech training, mentoring, volunteering, leadership skills, participating in civic engagement, and arts.
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:
YWCA Toronto with money raised going to YWCA Toronto’s Girls’ Centre
Ladies Learning Code and their women & youth coding and technology programs
And we’re looking to bring more organizations on board to participate year-round.