Meet Josselin

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Meet Josselin, the first beneficiary of our new Guatemala University Scholarships program! Josselin graduated in late 2022 from the Ak’ Tenamit School in Sarstun, Guatemala. (Ak’ Tenamit School is where TIES sponsors several girls in our high school scholarship project.) When Josselin graduated, she returned to her home town of Aldea Chamil, San Juan Chamelco, … Read more

Newsletter Sign-up Draw Winner


Our Newsletter Sign-up Draw ended last week, and we have a winner. Arlene L. from Vancouver is the lucky recipient of a 90-minute Pure Serenity Spa gift certificate redeemable at any Sabai Thai Spa location in Greater Vancouver! A big thanks to Arlene and everyone else who entered the draw for supporting TIES and our … Read more

TIES Charity Information Return for 2022

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TIES submitted our T3010, Registered Charity Information Return to the CRA for the year 2022. That return can now be viewed on the CRA Charities Directorate website. Here’s the link to the TIES Quick View page: TIES CRA Quick View Every registered charity in Canada must file this return annually, or risk losing their registered … Read more

TIES Projects – 2022 Impact Report

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We recently provided our major donor, Viaduct Foundation, with an impact report outlining the benefits that TIES delivered to students through four education projects in three developing countries. The text from the Impact Summary of the report is quoted below. A nicely formatted PDF version of the entire report with some highlight pictures is available … Read more

Holiday Thank-you and Draw Entry

We were going to post a “Happy Holidays” message from TIES, but one of our Kenya University Scholarships recipients, Nellius, sent us a video that says it all more eloquently than we could: In case you don’t have time to watch the whole clip (it’s only 1:44 long!), here is the key message: I do … Read more

Newsletter Sign-up Promotion II !

Text the word “DRAW” to 604 628-0506 We’ve made it even easier to enter our TIES newsletter sign-up draw for a Pure Serenity Spa gift certificate from Sabai Thai Spa. Just text “draw” to the number above and receive the link to the entry form right on your phone. Our second newsletter sign-up promotion is … Read more

Giving Tuesday on GlobalGiving


On Giving Tuesday, we wanted to share this great email from Global Giving. We would love it if you donated to the first project on their list (our very own TIES Kenya Scholarships Project), but there are many worthy causes to support on this inspiring day. Donate + help us give away $1 million this … Read more