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The Royal Canadian Yacht Club is committed to giving back. Our Club supports organizations that work to make a postivie impact on our community.

Learn more about the causes supported by RCYC below. 


EASTER SEALS REGATTA

The 28th Toronto Easter Seals Regatta took place at the Royal Canadian Yacht Club on Sunday, July 30, 2017. This event provides Easter Seals kids and their families with an opportunity to enjoy an afternoon out on the Toronto Harbour. In its 28 year history, the Toronto Easter Seals Regatta has raised more than $4.6 million for Ontario’s children and youth with physical disabilities.

It’s not every day that children with physical disabilities get the opportunity to ride in a sailboat and feel the splash of the waves, and this is why the Regatta is one of Easter Seals’ most highly anticipated events by the kids and families we serve,” said Kevin Collins, President & CEO, Easter Seals Ontario. “We’re thrilled to have the long-standing support of the RCYC, who really go above and beyond to make this day possible and help us raise much needed funds.

Information about next year’s event will be made available in the new year. To learn more about Easter Seals and how you can help kids with physical disabilities visit eastersealsregatta.org.
 

BROAD REACH FOUNDATION

Founded in 1998, Broad Reach Foundation for Youth Leaders is a registered charity built on partnerships with youth-serving agencies in the Toronto community. Promoting accessibility and inclusion, the foundation believes that economics should never be a barrier to participation. Offering the only free program for at-risk youth that combines building life skills, job training and sailing in a unique setting aboard one of their 35′-40’ sailboats. Through on-shore and on-water programs, youth aged 12-24, use sailing as a learning medium to develop confidence, leadership, teamwork, responsibility and positive work ethic.

To learn more about Broad Reach Foundation visit sailbroadreach.ca.
 

DOUGLAS WRIGHT FOUNDATION

The Douglas Wright Foundation is a charitable organization devoted to fighting melanoma cancer in Canada by increasing awareness, educating the public about early detection and preventative measures, and fostering partnerships between likeminded organizations. 

The incidence of melanoma has increased dramatically in Canada in recent years. Melanoma is also the most common cancer among young adults in the prime years of their life. Yet, the potential life threatening risks of melanoma are grossly misunderstood by Canadians. 

Douglas Wright was an energetic and positive person that invigorated the lives of his friends, family, and his community. The Douglas Wright Foundation aims to embody his best qualities in the fight against melanoma.

douglaswrightfoundation.ca

 

SUNNYBROOK VETERANS

The Sunnybrook Veterans Centre is the largest veterans' care facility in Canada. Working in close partnership with Veterans Affairs Canada, the centre offers long term and complex hospital care to 475 veterans from the Second World War and Korean War. Residents live as independently as possible in Kilgour wing, and in the George Hees wing within a supportive environment, when their needs can no longer be met in the community.

To learn more about Sunnybrook Veterans Centre visit sunnybrook.ca.
 

WARRIOR SAILING PROGRAM

Warrior Sailing provides maritime education and outreach for wounded, ill and injured service members and veterans. We do so by facilitating opportunities for skill development and building partnerships between the military and marine communities. Using sailing as a platform, Warrior Sailing positively impacts the participant’s physical and mental health while reconnecting them with the camaraderie and teamwork previously found in military service.

warriorsailing.org