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OSP at UofT Annual Committee

May 2, 2009

1) 2009-2010 OSP Committee;


– The OSP at UofT Annual Committee begins in April of the year and ends in April the following year.

– The OSP at UofT Application/Selection process takes place between January and April of each year.  The results of the OSP Annual Committee are announced around April/May of each year.

2) OSP committee volunteer opportunity that is currently open which you could try out for;

OSP Off-Campus Representative

We’re looking for dedicated individuals to represent OSP at various different locations/campuses/schools/cities/provinces, etc.
For example, a representative in London, Ottawa, Waterloo, Brampton etc. and also the area you live in 🙂

This position is very flexible as the task depends on whatever you could do to help OSP out and that can range from:

– Contacting community centres/associations in those areas to advertise/fundraise for OSP.

– Help organize a Bakesale/fundraiser or simply arrange for a donation box to be kept for OSP in your respective area.

– Arranging other University campuses/high schools etc to fundraise for OSP and/or organize OSP events (OSP has given talks in a high-school to encourage students to donate, similarly we’ve aided other campus groups to start their own programs in Canada and USA)

– Or simply just letting people in your area know of OSP (via email/word of mouth)

If interested in this position apply by August 31, 2009 at  Kindly email us:

– Your name & contact information
– Your education background (year/program of study)
– Why you would like to help out OSP.
– A brief history about yourself and related experience you may have.
– Any other relevant information you think necessary/helpful to your application.

If you may have any questions or would like to know more about the OSP, feel free to ask us.



***Check out this Site for the latest updates, news, and events of OSP at UofT***

OSP at UofT Orphan Visit Videos

April 16, 2009

An exciting opportunity to watch the video documentaries of OSP members’ orphan visits.

This year, two of OSP committee members, Daanish Afzal (Volunteer Co-Coordinator) and Sarah Khan (Treasurer) visited Bangladesh (in January 2009) and Pakistan (August 2008) respectively, and during these trips, they at their own expense, took out the time to personally visit some of the orphanages and meet the actual orphans sponsored by OSP in these countries.

OSP at UofT Video (Dhaka, Bangladesh, January 2009) can also be viewed at the following link:

OSP at UofT Video (Karachi, Pakistan, August 2008) can also be viewed at the following link:

**Arrangements can be made via the registered charity to visit and meet the orphan (or the orphanage/regional office in general) Note: The individual donor must bear the expense of his/her trip to visit the orphan**

To donate to sponsor an orphan, volunteer, and/or for more information contact: and visit

Orphan Sponsorship Program (OSP) at University of Toronto’s Second Annual Fundraising Dinner 2009

February 18, 2009

The Orphan Sponsorship Program (OSP) at the University of Toronto, was launched in 2003 with the aim of making a positive difference in the lives of orphans around the globe.  In just over five years, the OSP has fundraised over $250,000, enabling us to currently annually sponsor over 130 orphans from 22 different countries, spanning 4 continents!

This year OSP is proud to host its Second Annual Fundraising Dinner to continue providing necessities for orphans worldwide.

What: OSP Second Annual Fundraising Dinner
When: Thursday, March 12, 2009 from 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Where: William Doo Auditorium (map)
New College, University of Toronto, St. George Campus
45 Willcocks Street (intersection of Willcocks St. and Spadina Avenue)
Toronto, ON M5S 1C7

Price: $15 per person (All proceeds from the event will go to sponsor orphans)

Come enjoy with your friends and family a night of great food, good company of friends, games, prizes, video screening of orphan visits, silent auction, and our dynamic guest speaker Dr. Yaser Haddara, who is a respected Professor at McMaster University and has contributed significantly to the community in North America since 1986!

For more information or to purchase tickets, please email us at or call Sr. Fayeza at 647-296-3481.



[We are now accepting applications for volunteers interested in becoming a part of the new OSP committee (OSP 2009-2010).  For further information, see the post below.]

OSP at UofT 2009-2010 Committee Positions Open (Make a Positive Difference in the Lives of Orphans Worldwide!)

January 23, 2009

We are now accepting applications for volunteers interested in becoming a part of the new OSP committee (OSP 2009-2010).

The committee commences from April 2009 until April 2010 and will aim at bringing about an awareness of the situation of orphans around the world and also fundraise in order to re-sponsor the orphans we are currently sponsoring (and sponsor even more orphans).

Interested applicants, apply by Friday, March 6th, 2009 at

For more details, task outline, and how to apply: Click Here



***Check out this Site for the latest updates, news, and events of OSP at UofT***

ORPHAN AWARENESS WEEK 2009 – Orphan Sponsorship Program (OSP) at University of Toronto

January 13, 2009

“…As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands; one for helping yourself, and the other for helping others.”

– Humanitarian Audrey Hepburn.


Begin 2009 by reaching out to support a child! Here is your chance to do it!

From Tuesday, January 20th – Thursday, January, 22nd, 2009 is Orphan Awareness Week, held by the Orphan Sponsorship Program at University of Toronto (OSP).  There’ll be OSP poster displays, information booths, delicious food, and social events. All proceeds will support the 121 orphans in 22 countries sponsored by the OSP at UofT.

JAN 20-21: Mini-Bazaar Booths and Awareness Days (for Everyone)

Treats: Enjoy beautifully hand-made bookmarks, delicately embroidered henna, and delicious cakes and pastries from 11am – 5pm @ Table 1 in Sidney Smith Lobby, 100 St. George Street (St. George and Willcocks Street, Near St. George Subway Station)

See the map for the event’s exact location (marked as SS, known as Sidney Smith Hall on the official UofT campus map):

JAN 22:  Orphan Letter Writing Event (For Ladies Only)

Treats: Come and join us for fun, FREE food, and a chance to put a smile on a child’s face.  Write letters and pack gifts to be sent to the orphans from around the world while building sisterhood/unity on campus from 3pm-6pm. RSVP: Please email us by Mon. Jan. 19th to confirm your attendance.

Location: 33 St. George Street – International Student Centre (ISC), Baldwin Room, Main Floor

(St. George and College at UofT Campus, near Queens Park subway)

See the map for the event’s exact location (marked as CU, known as Cumberland House on the official UofT campus map):


***All proceeds will support the 121 orphans in 22 countries sponsored by the OSP at UofT***

Recruiting: Volunteers for the bake sale, henna artists, and for helping out at the booth.

For further information/volunteer contact:

Asma Desai <> or

Farhana Rahman <> and


NOTE:  The events are free to attend.


Join Us at OSP at UofT Bake Sale Fundraiser!

September 15, 2008

Sumptuous sultry cakes, cocoa-powdered cupcakes, brownies oozing with chocolate…and so much more! Yours to discover at…

OSP at UofT Bake Sale Fundraiser!

When: Tuesday, September 16, 2008 during Iftaar (free dinner to break the fast) around 7:30pm on UofT Campus
Where: Multi-Faith Centre Main Hall, 2nd floor

(Koffler Institute, 569 Spadina Ave. Toronto M5S 2J7)

See map for exact location (Koffler Institute marked as KP):

– Use the TTC and get off at Queens Park subway, then take the street car to Spadina street. From there, walk to Russell street.

– Or get off at Spadina Subway and take the street car going to Spadina and College. Get off the stop as you reach Russell street (at the crescent/round-about)

All proceeds go towards supporting the Orphans of the Orphan Sponsorship Program (OSP) at UofT.

The OSP at UofT is currently annually sponsoring 120 orphans from over 17 countries.

Contact: to volunteer for the event, donate, or help to bake goodies for the bake sale.

OSP site: