Giving Back

A Special Place To Be

Oochigeas, the first residential summer camp in Canada for children with cancer opened in 1984. Hugh Rennie was part of the founding team. He was the first Camp Director and Chairman. Julie and Katie both volunteered at Ooch for many years. Oochigeas now offers year round programs in Muskoka, at SickKid’s Hospital and “UrbanOoch” programs at their new facility in Toronto

The Stop was one of Canada's first food banks in the 1980's. Since then, they have blossomed into a thriving community hub where neighbours participate in a broad range of programs that provide healthy food, foster social connections, build food skills, and promote civic engagement.

"We believe that nutritious, sustainable, and culturally appropriate food is a human right for all."

Camp Scugog has offered incredible programming to children, youth and mothers affected by poverty since 1912. In fact, they are one of the oldest camps in Canada!

"We believe that camp should provide a safe environment where meaningful relationships are formed and fun and adventure are encouraged. Campers develop new friendships and are given the opportunity to try many new activities where they learn to appreciate nature and are challenged to be the best version of themselves."

A small group of Muskoka citizens started RAMP (Residents Against Muskoka Poverty) during the summer of 2019, recognizing an opportunity to shine a light on the issue of poverty in Muskoka.

When you support local businesses and merchants, donate to the food bank, take steps to reduce your environmental footprint, protect the lakes, rivers, ponds, wetlands and wildlife, vote in local elections and extend your philanthropy to local causes you care about, you are helping Muskoka on the path to sustainability and prosperity.

The Sporting Life 10K is an annual 10km running/walking event on Yonge Street in Toronto, that has taken place every May since 2003. Money raised from the Sporting Life 10K goes towards funding Camp Oochigeas - a volunteer-run summer camp to provide enriching experiences to victims of childhood cancer.

Many of you know, Hugh started Camp Ooch and has never missed a run since 2003.

When a health crisis happens, every minute counts. This is why urgent care provided close to home at Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital (OTMH) is so important.

Each year, OHF grants essential funds to purchase OTMH’s priority equipment needs. The equipment our hospital needs to provide exceptional care is not funded by the government. We rely on the generosity of our donors.

With donor support, OTMH physicians and caregivers can help return patients to their normal lives sooner than ever.

Other Organizations We Have Proudly Supported

  • Canadian Cancer Society
  • Ride To Conquer Cancer
  • Canoe for Amici Camp
  • Distress Centres
  • Evergreen
  • Feed the Children
  • Central Asia Institute
  • Art For All Seasons – Lawrence Park Community Church
  • North York General Hospital
  • Havergal College Foundation
  • Nellie’s Women’s Shelter
  • Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital
  • St. Mildred’s-Lightbourn School
  • Sick Kids Foundation
  • Children’s Book Bank
  • New Circles
  • Crescent School
  • University of King’s College
  • The Theraputic Clown Program – SickKids
  • The Sterling Hall School
  • Toronto Rehab Foundation
  • Weekend to End Women’s Cancer
  • World Wildlife Fund Canada
  • Yes! Youth Employment Services
  • Queen’s For Ooch
  • Queen’s University
  • The Run for Women – Women’s College Hospital