Toys for the North

 

The Canadian Toy Association (CTA) has joyfully participated in the Toys for the North (T4N) charitable drive since 2010 in partnership with the RCMP and Thomson Terminals Limited.

Nearly 4,000 children in Canada’s most remote communities, including Thunder Bay, Ontario; Iqaluit, Nunavut; and Goose Bay, Newfoundland and Labrador, among other remote areas, will be receiving a gift this holiday season all because of your generous donations!

The Canadian toy industry companies donated $467,312.68 worth of toys during this year’s 12th annual Toys for the North initiative.

The collected toys were sorted and loaded onto transport trailer trucks, where they made their way to Canadian Forces Base Trenton. From there, your donations made their way to the North.

In November 2022, we celebrated the Canadian Toy Association's Hall of Fame and Rising Star winners! Thank you for participating in the Online Auction, which raised an additional $4,410.36 in monetary donations alone, which goes toward keeping a child a little warmer this winter!

Thank you for providing the amazing Mentorship Gift Certificates and Gift Baskets for the Online Auction:

  • Monika Merz, Toys 'R' Us
  • Anton Rabie, Spin Master
  • Crayola Canada
  • Hasbro Canada
  • Mastermind Toys
  • Mattel Canada
  • ZURU Toys

This brings the grand total to an amazing $471,723.04!

We certainly have a lot to celebrate this year, but none of this would be possible without our major Partners and Stakeholders:

  • Canadian Toy Association
  • Thomson Terminals
  • Royal Canadian Mounted Police
  • RCMP Veterans’ Association
  • Canadian Forces 8 Wing CFB Trenton

and to get the collected toys to their final destination, the Thunder Bay RCMP partnered with:

  • Gardewine Group
  • North Star Air Limited

A special mention of thanks goes to Thomson Terminals, not only for packing and delivering the toy donations to Canadian Forces Base Trenton but for providing batteries to those toy donations that required them.

And a big shout out to Mastermind Toys for providing holiday wrapping paper for all the toys.

This Holiday Season, be grateful for all the gifts around you!

Toys for the North truckPlease click on each link to view a media piece recently published promoting and capturing the spirit of the Toys for the North 2022 initiative and the CTA's involvement:

December 1, 2022: Northern Ontario Business Staff
2022 RCMP Toys for the North Hercules to arrive Friday

December 1, 2022: NetNewsLedger
2022 RCMP Toys for the North

December 2, 2022: Toronto Sun - Canada
Toys for the North brings holiday cheer to kids in remote areas of Canada

December 3, 2022: TBNewsWatch.com - Thunder Bay, Ontario
Toys for the North getting ready to take off

Thank you for your generous donations and for putting smiles on our precious children of the North, making a child’s holiday a merry one!

  • Asmodee Canada
  • Crayola Canada
  • Do-Gree Fashions Ltd.
  • FoxMind Canada Enterprises Ltd.
  • FUJIFILM Canada Inc.
  • Funrise Canada
  • Gray & Fick Ltd.
  • Great Pretenders
  • Hasbro Canada
  • Jakks Pacific Canada
  • LEGO Canada Inc.
  • Lion Rampant Imports
  • Lykit Ltd.
  • Mastermind Toys
  • Mattel Canada
  • Malarkey Kids
  • MGA Entertainment
  • On the Right Track Inc.
  • Playmobil Canada Inc.
  • Ravensburger North America Inc.
  • Spin Master
  • Suncoat Products Inc.
  • TCG Toys

To learn more about the history of the Toys for the North campaign, please click to view and share this link canadiantoyassociation.ca/toys-for-the-north with everyone in the toy industry!

If you would like to learn more or support the Toys for the North campaign by donating new, packaged toys, please email Cessy Muenker at info@canadiantoyassociation.ca. It's never too early to plan for the Toys of the North 2023 Campaign!

 

2021 Toys for the North

Nearly 4,000 children in Canada’s most remote communities, including Thunder Bay, Ontario; Iqaluit, Nunavut; and Goose Bay, Newfoundland and Labrador, among other remote areas, will be receiving a gift this holiday season all because of your generous donations!

Despite 2021 being yet again a very tough year, the Canadian toy industry companies donated over $195,500 worth of toys during the 11th annual Toys for the North initiative.

The collected toys were sorted and wrapped, and loaded onto a transport trailer truck, where they made their way to Canadian Forces Base Trenton. From there, your donations made their way to the North.

Thank you for your generous donations:

  • Asmodee Canada/Lion Rampant Imports
  • Crayola Canada
  • FoxMind Canada Enterprises Ltd.
  • FUJIFILM Canada Inc.
  • Funrise Canada
  • Giant Tiger Stores Ltd.
  • Hasbro Canada
  • Kroeger Inc.
  • LEGO Canada Inc.
  • Mastermind Toys
  • Mattel Canada
  • MGA Entertainment
  • Nemcor Inc.
  • OK Let's Play
  • Playmobil Canada
  • Ravensburger North America Inc.
  • Razer
  • TCG Toys

Royal Canadian Air ForceA heartwarming message and video with you from the Royal Canadian Air Force - Journey to underneath the Christmas tree on the Toys for the North 2021 Campaign; view on RCAF's Facebook or Twitter page. Video production by Cpl Luke Barrie.

2021 Toys for the North Video

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View letter to Santa from Buddy
 

2020 Toys for the North

Every child counts! Thank you for your generosity!

All of the time and resources required to make Toys for the North a success are donated by the Canadian Toy Association and our partners.

Please see the link button below to access our Toys for the North video. Thank you to Andrew Wagar, Swerve PR, and Matthew Gore, NightGlass Media Group, for their hard work in making this happen, and to all of you for your kind generosity.

Please share this video with your colleagues and add to your social media platforms; the video has been posted on the CTA Twitter and LinkedIn accounts.

2020 Toys for the North Video

Thank you for your generous donations and putting smiles on our precious children of the north, making a child’s holiday a merry one!

  • Asmodee Canada/Lion Rampant Imports
  • Crayola Canada
  • FoxMind Canada Enterprises Ltd.
  • Fujifilm Canada Inc.
  • Funrise Canada
  • Hasbro Canada
  • LEGO Canada Inc.
  • MGA Entertainment
  • Mastermind Toys
  • Mattel Canada
  • Next Generation Distributors
  • Ravensburger North America
  • Sago Sago Toys Inc.
  • Scholastic Canada Ltd.
  • Spin Master
  • Suncoat Products Inc.
  • Toysmith
  • Wiggles 3D


2020 Press Release

Jean Turner, RCMP O Division (Ontario), Communications & Media Relations, Senior Communications Advisor, issued a media advisory to wrap-up the 2020 Toys for the North campaign.

To view, please click here:

The RCMP have tagged their partners in the socials and encourage you to share as well.

 

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