Fundraising and Awareness

CHKC relies heavily on fundraised dollars to operate the Centre. CHKC Participates in a variety of fund raising and awareness activities to help raise funds and bring awareness to the disability of deaf-blindness and the centre itself.

12th Annual JuneFest Event
The 12th Annual JuneFest will be held on Wednesday June 18th at Mel Lastman Square, 5100 Yonge Street, Toronto, Ontario. 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm.

Please visit for more information about the event and information on the 4th Annual JT Award.

Quilting Bee

On Saturday, December 7th from 9am to 5pm, CHKC will be having a Quilting Bee. This event has been organized to solve the problem of echo at the centre.

The goal of this Quilting Bee is to create several quilts that will be hung throughout CHKC to soften the hard surfaces and reduce the echo. Donations of various quilting items and expertise are greatly appreciated.

Help us make these much needed changes to CHKC so we can offer the best possible teaching environment for the deaf-blind community.

CHKC Awards Luncheon

Every year, in conjunction with the Canadian Foundation for Physically Disabled Persons (CFPDP), CHKC holds the Annual CHKC Awards Luncheon to honour individuals who have made outstanding achievements and contributions to the disability of deaf-blindness, and to raise much needed funds to operate the Centre.

This year's luncheon will be held on April 15, 2014 and the award recipient is George Brown College.

Past CHKC Award Recipients:

2014 - George Brown College
2013 - CNIB
2012 - The Honourable David C. Onley
2011 - IBM Canada
2010 - Senator Vim Kochhar
2009 - ICICI Bank Canada
2008 - Microsoft Canada
2007 - Reverend Robert L. Rumball
2006 - Jim Sanders, President & CEO, CNIB
2005 - Joan Mactavish

Shop and Share

Shop and Share

Do you like to shop online? Now you can shop and support the Canadian Helen Keller Centre at the same time! Shop and Share is an online shopping portal that links to many popular retailers. You log in to select CHKC as your favourite charity. Click on the link to your favourite store and shop as you normally would. A percentage of your total purchase is automatically donated to CHKC. It's that easy! There are no fees, it does not cost you more to use the site, and there is no pressure to sign up for anything. Here are just some of the retailers you can visit at Shop and Share: The Home Depot, Sears, The Body Shop, Old Navy, Chapters/Indigo, Gap, PetSmart, and many more.

CHKC Penny Drive CHKC Penny Drive

CHKC is having a penny drive. The pennies will help support the senior's drop-in program. Pennies collected will pay for snacks, beverages, outings, guest speakers and other programming expenses. You can drop your pennies off anytime at CHKC.

Tombola and the Great Valentine Gala

The 30th Annual Great Valentine Gala was held at the Westin Harbour Castle Hotel, in Toronto, Ontario on Saturday February 8, 2014.

This year's Annual Great Valentine Gala was a great success with over 500 people in attendance, featuring special guest André Philippe Gagnon.

Congratulations to the 2014 King Clancy Award winners: Kenneth Fredeen, Bernard Gluckstein. Also congratulations to 2014 Corporate Award winners, Canadian Paralympic Committee and Scotiabank.

Other Fundraising and Awareness Activities
  • CHKC relies on donations from individuals as well as corporate donors.
  • We also actively seek out government and foundation grants and funding opportunities.
  • Public Speaking Engagements are available to service clubs, schools, and other service agencies.
All donations to CHKC are tax deductible.

For More Information on fundraising and awareness activities at CHKC contact us atinfo@chkc.orgor call (416) 225-8989 voice/TTY.
Donate to the Canadian Helen Keller Centre

Canadian Foundation for Physically Disabled Persons

Consumer and Intervenor at JuneFest

Support the Canadian Helen Keller Centre
Board Member/Consumer at JuneFest

Information Booths
Information Booths Under the Tents

Tombola Balloon
Tombola Balloon

Selling Tombola Balloons
Senator Vim Kochhar Selling Tombola Balloons