GIVING BACK

We are sensitive to the fact that true crime content rarely—if ever—exists without the presence of victims and because of this we are committed to ensuring that none of our events take place without simultaneously raising funds for organizations that support victims and fight for change. Toronto True Crime Film Festival donates 15% of all pass and ticket sales to local and Canadian charities. With the help of our audience, we have been able to contribute a total of $2,197.96 to over a dozen incredible organizations. If you’d like to donate, volunteer, and/or connect with any of the charities below, please visit their websites to learn more!

 
ABORTION RIGHTS COALITION OF CANADA   The ARCC is the only nation-wide political pro-choice group devoted to ensuring abortion rights and access.  Learn more .

ABORTION RIGHTS COALITION OF CANADA

The ARCC is the only nation-wide political pro-choice group devoted to ensuring abortion rights and access. Learn more.

BLACK LIVES MATTER - TORONTO   BLMTO works in solidarity with black communities, black-centric networks, solidarity movements, and allies in order to to dismantle all forms of state-sanctioned oppression, violence, and brutality committed against African, Caribbean, and Black cis, queer, trans, and disabled populations in Toronto.  Learn more .

BLACK LIVES MATTER - TORONTO

BLMTO works in solidarity with black communities, black-centric networks, solidarity movements, and allies in order to to dismantle all forms of state-sanctioned oppression, violence, and brutality committed against African, Caribbean, and Black cis, queer, trans, and disabled populations in Toronto. Learn more.

BLACK YOUTH HELPLINE   The BYH serves all youth, but specifically responds to the need for a Black youth specific service, positioned and resourced to promote access to professional, culturally appropriate support and services for youth and their parents.  Learn more .

BLACK YOUTH HELPLINE

The BYH serves all youth, but specifically responds to the need for a Black youth specific service, positioned and resourced to promote access to professional, culturally appropriate support and services for youth and their parents. Learn more.

CHRISTIE REFUGEE WELCOME CENTRE   CRWC has provided emergency shelter and a warm welcome for refugee families from all ethnic, racial or religious backgrounds for more than two decades. Approximately 300 homeless refugee claimants (100 families) from war-torn countries world-wide arrive at the Centre each year. At CRWC they receive the care, support and assistance they need to pursue their refugee claim and to reconstruct and begin their new lives in Canada.  Learn more .

CHRISTIE REFUGEE WELCOME CENTRE

CRWC has provided emergency shelter and a warm welcome for refugee families from all ethnic, racial or religious backgrounds for more than two decades. Approximately 300 homeless refugee claimants (100 families) from war-torn countries world-wide arrive at the Centre each year. At CRWC they receive the care, support and assistance they need to pursue their refugee claim and to reconstruct and begin their new lives in Canada. Learn more.

THE GATEHOUSE CHILD ABUSE INVESTIGATION & SUPPORT SITE   The Gatehouse provides support services for people whose lives have been affected by childhood abuse. They offer a safe place for children to disclose abuse to police, as well as services that address the needs of adult survivors of abuse. Their programs provide a unique service response intended to reduce trauma in the aftermath of abuse.  Learn more .

THE GATEHOUSE CHILD ABUSE INVESTIGATION & SUPPORT SITE

The Gatehouse provides support services for people whose lives have been affected by childhood abuse. They offer a safe place for children to disclose abuse to police, as well as services that address the needs of adult survivors of abuse. Their programs provide a unique service response intended to reduce trauma in the aftermath of abuse. Learn more.

INNOCENCE CANADA   Innocence Canada’s mandate is to identify, advocate for, and exonerate individuals who have been convicted of a crime they did not commit and to prevent wrongful convictions through legal education and reform.  Learn more .

INNOCENCE CANADA

Innocence Canada’s mandate is to identify, advocate for, and exonerate individuals who have been convicted of a crime they did not commit and to prevent wrongful convictions through legal education and reform. Learn more.

THE LEARN AND UPLIFT FOUNDATION   LAUF is a Toronto-based charity empowering underprivileged youth in Africa, India, and Canada with employable and life skills for a sustainable livelihood. They provide free, self-paced online skills training with the help of local NGOs in host countries, especially targeting the alarming number of youth who are  N ot in  E ducation,  E mployment or  T raining (N.E.E.T).  Learn more .

THE LEARN AND UPLIFT FOUNDATION

LAUF is a Toronto-based charity empowering underprivileged youth in Africa, India, and Canada with employable and life skills for a sustainable livelihood. They provide free, self-paced online skills training with the help of local NGOs in host countries, especially targeting the alarming number of youth who are Not in Education, Employment or Training (N.E.E.T). Learn more.

THE WOMEN’S LEGAL EDUCATION AND ACTION   LEAF has been speaking with a proud feminist voice for almost 35 years. Their mandate is to advance the equality of women and girls in Canada through litigation, law reform, and public education using the  Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms .  Learn more .

THE WOMEN’S LEGAL EDUCATION AND ACTION

LEAF has been speaking with a proud feminist voice for almost 35 years. Their mandate is to advance the equality of women and girls in Canada through litigation, law reform, and public education using the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. Learn more.

MAGGIE’S: THE TORONTO SEX WORKERS ACTION PROJECT   Maggie's is an organization run for and by local sex workers. Their mission is to assist sex workers in their efforts to live and work with safety and dignity.  Learn more .

MAGGIE’S: THE TORONTO SEX WORKERS ACTION PROJECT

Maggie's is an organization run for and by local sex workers. Their mission is to assist sex workers in their efforts to live and work with safety and dignity. Learn more.

MOON TIME SISTERS   Moon Time Sisters, a project of  True North Aid , is a collective of people who help young women in northern and remote communities throughout Saskatchewan and Ontario access feminine hygiene projects that they otherwise could not afford.  Learn more .

MOON TIME SISTERS

Moon Time Sisters, a project of True North Aid, is a collective of people who help young women in northern and remote communities throughout Saskatchewan and Ontario access feminine hygiene projects that they otherwise could not afford. Learn more.

THE NATIVE WOMEN’S ASSOCIATION OF CANADA   NWAC is a National Indigenous Organization representing the political voice of Indigenous women, girls and gender diverse people in Canada, inclusive of First Nations on and off reserved, status and non-status, disenfranchised, Métis and Inuit. An aggregate of Indigenous women’s organizations from across the country, NWAC was founded on the collective goal to enhance, promote and foster the social, economic, cultural and political well-being of Indigenous women within their respective communities and Canada societies.  Learn more .

THE NATIVE WOMEN’S ASSOCIATION OF CANADA

NWAC is a National Indigenous Organization representing the political voice of Indigenous women, girls and gender diverse people in Canada, inclusive of First Nations on and off reserved, status and non-status, disenfranchised, Métis and Inuit. An aggregate of Indigenous women’s organizations from across the country, NWAC was founded on the collective goal to enhance, promote and foster the social, economic, cultural and political well-being of Indigenous women within their respective communities and Canada societies. Learn more.

THE TORONTO RAPE CRISIS CENTRE/MULTICULTURAL WOMEN AGAINST RAPE   TRCC/MWAR is a non-profit feminist organization committed to fighting violence against women and children. As a Rape Crisis Centre, they work both independently and together with other community organizations to provide support services for all survivors of sexual violence, sexual harassment, human trafficking and other forms of gender-based violence.  Learn more .

THE TORONTO RAPE CRISIS CENTRE/MULTICULTURAL WOMEN AGAINST RAPE

TRCC/MWAR is a non-profit feminist organization committed to fighting violence against women and children. As a Rape Crisis Centre, they work both independently and together with other community organizations to provide support services for all survivors of sexual violence, sexual harassment, human trafficking and other forms of gender-based violence. Learn more.