FORREC is based in Toronto’s Liberty Village, one of the city’s most vibrant communities. As citizens of this great city and this planet, we believe how we give back says a lot about who we are. The FORREC Scholarship Program recognizes educational achievement at seven different schools and, inside FORREC, an exuberant team that we affectionately call the Funraisers helps raise funds for numerous worthy causes.
New talent is the lifeblood of our business and industry. Our five studios are proud to sponsor annual FORREC scholarships of $2,000 each at these seven leading educational institutions across Ontario, Canada:
Architecture Studio: Ryerson University and the University of Waterloo (Architecture programs)
Creative Studio: OCAD University and Sheridan College
Graphics Studio: Seneca College
Interior Design Studio: Ryerson School of Interior Design
Landscape Architecture Studio: University of Guelph (Landscape Architecture program)
SKETCH is a platform for homeless and marginalized youth to experience the transformative power of the arts. Since 1996, over 10,000 youth have engaged in the arts and skill building at SKETCH. In 2017, FORREC committed $150,000 over three years to support this organization’s arts-based programs. As well, our employees will volunteer to prepare meals and get involved with mentoring young people at SKETCH’s Creative Hub. Visit SKETCH at www.sketch.ca or follow them @SKETCHToronto.
Becel Heart & Stroke Ride for Heart
More than 66,000 Canadians die each year from heart disease and stroke – one every seven minutes. In 2017, FORREC raised $11,460 for the Ride for Heart by peddling our bikes until our legs almost fell off.
Heatwave Toronto Beach Volleyball
For the past 21 years, Heatwave events have raised funds for children fighting cancer at SickKids. FORREC joined in and our team helped bump, spike and serve up some fun and proceeds for this cause.
CP24 CHUM City Christmas Wish
The CP24 CHUM Christmas Wish program has become one of the largest distributors of toys to children in need in the Greater Toronto Area. In 2016, through our Secret Santa program, we released our inner child and gave each other gifts that were then donated. FORREC donated 14 heaving bags of toys to the program.
Daily Bread Food Bank
A distribution hub, Daily Bread provides food and support to almost 200 food programs across Toronto and is the largest provider of food relief in the greater Toronto area. In 2015, FORREC collected 260 lbs of food for this important organization to help hungry families across the city.