SHOWING UP FOR YOUTH
WHEN THEY NEED US MOST
TIM HORTONS FOUNDATION CAMPS - 2020 GRATITUDE REPORT
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THANK-YOU

Despite it being a challenging year, you've allowed us to show-up for our campers in their time of need.
None of that would have been possible without your support, partnership, and investment.

We can open new horizons of possibility to all youth, helping young people from underserved communities achieve their potential.

And we can do it because of you. We offer you a deep, heartfelt thank-you.

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A MESSAGE FROM OUR PRESIDENT

A global pandemic. A shift in our delivery model. Compounding uncertainty, inequality, and mental health concerns for youth. That's the reality of my first few months as President of Tims Camps.

Through it all, we maintained our focus on showing up for young people from disadvantaged circumstances in every way possible. 2020 marked 46 years of Tims Camps. In that nearly half-a-century, more than 300,000 youth from every community where there is a Tim Hortons restaurant have gone through our programming. They’ve hiked, rafted, and canoed. They’ve slept in tents and under the stars. They’ve made lasting friendships. But most importantly, they’ve discovered reserves of strength, newfound skills, and untapped resilience—abilities that have helped them achieve their potential.

When we were forced to close in-person camps last summer, the Foundation team poured all of our energy into creating a safe and meaningful alternative that kept the integrity and impact of our multi-year program. Young people were among the hardest impacted by school closures and lockdowns. We devised a digital camp experience, tailored to the same measurable impacts we’ve always focused on, to ensure youth got the support they needed.

But we did more than that. With the foresight of our supporters, we created new projects allowing us to show up for our communities too. That’s what you’ll find in these pages: examples of ways both small and large that our team rose to the challenge this year presented. But change cannot happen without passionate people pushing it forward, and we are lucky to count incredibly dedicated supporters in our corner.

To the Tims Hortons corporate team, Tim Hortons restaurant owners, managers, and team members, to Tim Hortons guests, our corporate sponsors and our community partners—thank you for an impactful 2020. And thank you for your continued support to help youth from underserved communities rewrite their stories and reach their potential.

Graham Oliver
President & Tim Hortons Restaurant Owner
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YEAR IN REVIEW

2020 was a year like no other. Thanks to our donors and supporters, it was also a year of achievements.
You helped us to:

Provide 7980 camp experiences through eCamp, our Summer Program, and School Program.

Deliver Camp in a Box programming focusing on social and emotional development to 75 schools in under-resourced neighbourhoods, reaching 4,100 students.

Donate 46,079 pounds of food to 11 food banks in communities surrounding Tims Camps.

Dedicate more than 5000 hours to serving our community at 19 community organizations, including food banks, meals on wheels, soup kitchens, and shelters.

Ensure 24/7 access to mental health support for all Tims Campers through a new partnership with Kids Help Phone.

Raise an incredible $10.5 million in support of Tims Camps during Camp Day.

Create new ways to support Tims Camps, with #CampinforCampDay, Climb for the Camps, Give the Gift of Camp and an in-restaurant Snowflake holiday campaign raising, $678,807 CAD in all.

Contribute cleaning products and personal protective equipment, including 735 medical gowns, 1200 N95 masks, and 4050 surgical gloves, to local hospitals.

Enable 464 campers to fully participate in our virtual programming, overcoming barriers of access and accessibility at no cost to families.

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BOARD OF DIRECTORS

We want to thank our dedicated and passionate Board of Directors for their support of the Tim Hortons Foundation Camps. With their guidance, we are able deliver our leading youth development program each year to youth from underserved circumstances.

Graham Oliver (President)

President, Tim Hortons Foundation Camps
Tim Hortons Restaurant Owner, Ontario

Duncan Fulton (Chair)

Chief Corporate Officer, RBI

Amit Seth (Vice-Chair)

Tim Hortons Restaurant Owner, Ontario

Julie Breau (Officer)

Head of Legal Centre of Excellence, RBI

Mark Angelini

Tim Hortons Restaurant Owner, Quebec

Hope Bagozzi

Chief Marketing Officer, Tim Hortons

Caroline Barham

Tim Hortons Restaurant Owner, Western Canada

Tanya Doucette

Tim Hortons Restaurant Owner, Western Canada

Rob Eatough

Superintendent of Education
Equity, Indigenous Education & School Operations

Mike Hancock

Chief Operating Officer, Tim Hortons

Greg Hogarth

Tim Hortons Restaurant Owner, Ontario

Hugo Ouellet

Tim Hortons Restaurant Owner, Quebec

Brad Rixmann

Tim Hortons Restaurant Owner, Atlantic Canada

Jim Shaw

Tim Hortons Restaurant Owner, Atlantic Canada

Awanish Sinha

Partner, McCarthy Tétrault

Mark Trombley

Tim Hortons Restaurant Owner, Ontario

Michael John Van De Wiel

Tim Hortons Restaurant Owner, Atlantic Canada

Ricardo Azevedo

Regional President, Tim Hortons USA

Diana Ulsrud

Tim Hortons Restaurant Owner, USA

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WHO WE ARE

The Tim Hortons Foundation Camps is a charitable youth development organization that serves youth from disadvantaged circumstances.

Through year-round Summer and School Programs, we invest in youth from Tim Hortons communities across North America. Building on the strengths that exist within them, youth develop into empowered and engaged community members, able to change their story.

More than canoe trips and camping, Tims Camps supports youth in developing important life skills. Everything we do is measurable and impactful. Whether it’s changes or shifts in campers’ abilities to build positive relationships, an increase in self-awareness, or the ability to develop positive identities, attitudes and behaviours, we intentionally design our youth development program to enable social and emotional skills, and learning and innovation skills.

We work with Tim Hortons restaurant owners, schools from priority neighbourhoods, youth serving agencies like Big Brothers, Big Sisters and Children’s aid to select kids who would benefit from a Tims Camps experience.

Tims Camps has seven camp locations across Canada and the United States that welcomes youth year round for our Summer and School Programs. These camp experiences are completely free to campers and their families thanks to our passionate restaurant owners, team members, guests, corporate sponsors, and individual donors.

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OUR PROGRAMS

Multi-day, multi-visit & multi-impact. Our programs offer a deep investment in youth, whether in-person at summer camp, in classrooms and at camp during the school year, or virtually through our digital programming.

As youth progress through our Summer Program, their experiences become more challenging, featuring overnight wilderness trips and camp activities designed to build leadership, teamwork and goal setting skills.

Our School Program is geared towards under-resourced neighbourhoods, with youth attending camp twice over the course of the school year. At camp, youth learn skills geared towards positive relationships, academic success and community engagement, and in between sessions they complete a community service project.

Finally, new this year, we unveiled a digital eCamp experience to provide a safe, supportive, and nurturing space for youth during the pandemic.

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HOW CAMP CHANGES LIVES

Everything we do is measurable. The impact is felt in classrooms, in positive relationships, in self identity, in career prospects.

Tims Camps focuses on developing critical life skills – like resilience, persistence and responsibility – that help youth from underserved communities thrive and reach their potential. We survey campers and teachers to quantify the change and improve our program, ensuring we’re meeting the needs of the campers we serve.

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Evidence from our multi-year, multi-visit camper and teacher impact survey data shows a positive impact on camper development, growth, and achievement in these important life skills and outcomes.

Peace Tims Camper

WHAT CHANGE LOOKS LIKE

In the early years of her childhood, as she bounced around from country to country and continent to continent, Peace Akintade never quite felt as though she fit in.

Eight years later, Peace is a multi-talented stage director, actor, spoken word artist, saught-after public speaker, and Saskatchewan's Youth Poet Laureate.
And she says that personal transformation really began the first time she attended a Tim Hortons Foundation Camp.
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Camp Day Masked Trio Tim Hortons Camp Day White Logo

For 30 years, Camp Day has been our Flagship Fundraiser.

What started with one restaurant in one community has spread across the continent. Tim Hortons restaurant owners, team members, and guests have raised over $200 million, funds that have developed life-changing programming and sent over 300,000 youth to camp.

Camp Day 2020 was unlike any other. Postponed due to the pandemic, with many restaurant owners facing lockdowns, it took creativity, flexibility, and above all dedication. In the end, it was a huge success, raising an incredible $10.5 million to support Tims Camps.

Thank you to everyone at Tim Hortons, to all the owners, and their incredible teams. Thank you also to the guests who know that every coffee truly can change a life.

Leading up to Camp Day, Tim Hortons told the story of real former campers, sharing how their time at Tims Camps impacted their lives.

We believe every youth deserves the opportunity to change their story.

Camp day wristbands FUNDRAISING With in-person fundraisers cancelled or postponed throughout 2020, Tims Camps pivoted and ran many engaging and successful virtual fundraisers. These events, combined with select in-restaurant fundraisers, saw much needed revenue continue to come in to support Tims Camps.
We also wish to thank our corporate camp champions!

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Camper on rocky overlook NEW THIS YEAR For the first time in Tims Camps 46 year history, we didn’t welcome campers to camp this summer.
As lockdowns took affect across Canada and the United States, and young people struggled to adjust to the isolation, anxiety, and fear, we came up with a new way to stay connected and moving forward.

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Tree planting SHOWING UP FOR OUR COMMUNITIES When Tim Hortons communities were in need during the COVID-19 pandemic, Tims Camps stepped up. From community gardens and partnerships with local food banks to donating personal protective equipment to local health authorities and wellness supplies to local shelters, our camp teams were there when the community needed us most. Community Groups We Stood Beside: Banff Food Rescue • Brantford Food Bank • Maison de la Famille de Quyon • Cuisine Collective Maisonneuve-Hochelaga • Raw Carrot • Dream Centre • Bouffe Pontiac • Power Group AB • Canmore artsPlace • Canmore Meals on Wheels • Bow Valley Food Alliance • St-Andrews Soup Kitchen • Willow Lodge • Tata in Bloom • Tata Breakfast Program • Brant Food for Thought • Chestnut Council Canada • Calgary Food Bank • Green River State Park • Paris Food Drive • Butter Run Trail Clean-up • Meals on Wheels, Tatamagouche, NS Golden Paddle Winners on Stage FOUNDATION CHAMPIONS Camp mug in snow FINANCIAL HEALTH We vigilantly evaluate our investments, expenditures, and revenue streams, ensuring we can provide meaningful, multi-year camp experience to youth from every Tim Hortons community. Total revenue Total Revenue Legend Annual Operating Expenses Annual Operating Expenses Our fiscal year ended October 31st, 2020. Financial audited reports can be found at timscamps.com Tims Camp landscape

THANK-YOU!

Despite the many challenges everyone faced in 2020, our campers, staff and supporters showed true Tims Camps spirit and accomplished a great deal.

None of this would have been possible without the support of all of you!

On behalf of the Tim Hortons Foundation Camps, we extend a heartfelt THANK YOU to all of our passionate, hardworking supporters!

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