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.
Manulife Ride for Heart
Heart disease and stroke take one Canadian life every seven minutes, and that’s unacceptable. In 2018, FORREC raised $12,582 for the Ride for Heart to help make heart disease and stroke a thing of the past by walking, running, and cycling on the Gardiner and DVP with 15,000 thousand other amazing Torontonians.
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 2017, through our Secret Santa program, we released our inner child and gave each other gifts that were then donated. FORREC donated 15 heaving bags of toys to the program.