We had such a great year with offering multiple sponsorships, donations and professional development support to our events industry. We would like to share them all but will mention the top few for now. We hope you will feel inspired to learn more on how you can also get involved.
Meeting Professionals Against Human Trafficking (MPAHT)
Meeting Professionals Against Human Trafficking (MPAHT) is an organization we have worked with and supported for multiple years. We continued to do so this year with providing AV support, participating in speaker panels, helping to train and educate individuals to prevent human trafficking, and through meaningful donations to support MPAHT’s life-changing causes.
As an annual sponsor since its inception in 2021, we loved being a participant and supporter of the 2nd Annual Spring with Santa Run in April. The event helps promote health for event professionals and raises donations to continue to support the Breakfast with Santa Foundation and their annual programs that give back to the community. Read on below to see which program we supported in December!
MPI Toronto Chapter
We work closely with MPI Toronto each year, and worked to support training sessions and other educational programs for event professionals in all stages of their careers. We also sponsored the 24th Annual MPI Toronto Chapter Golf Tournament in July. Always a great event, it has been 2 years since we have restarted this after the pandemic. The event helps bring together the events industry to network, socialize and have some fun, all while building a stronger events community that works together to further positive change.
Canadian Meetings + Events Expo
We attended the Canadian Meetings + Events Expo in August, where we showcased an overhead custom LED Wall which was 18 feet by 10 feet. We used this phenomenal LED Wall to increase awareness for our #wheelofgivingback contest with a live feed of the total donations raised. The contest included a wheel that booth visitors could spin for dollar values that AV-CANADA would then donate to the MPI Foundation. We also included free spins and prize give-aways in the wheel to keep our audience further engaged, so the more spins we got the more money we would donate. We are humbled by the opportunity to make an impact on future #eventprofs, professional development programs, charitable causes, and additional educational programs run by the MPI Foundation. We are pleased to share we donated a total amount of $5,180! Thank you to all those who supported our cause.
Breakfast With Santa Foundation
We supported the Breakfast with Santa Foundation Coats4Kids program in November. Our AV-CANADA team, partners, families and friends, altogether helped donate 150 children’s coats to help reach a total goal of 820 coats! The foundation distributed these winter essentials to children in need in our local communities. We are proud to support the Breakfast With Santa Foundation and endorse their motto that children deserve the very best from all of us. Watch the video we created complementary for them to help spread awareness for their cause.
A year well spent in supporting our events community and fellow event professionals. We look forward to continuing with new initiatives in 2023 and raising awareness for what matters most.