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OLDF Annual Report 2020

Published by OLDF, 2021-02-27 06:58:51

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ANNUAL Innovation & REPORT 2020 Sustainability

Table of Content Message Who we are Who we serve Our Mission Our Vision Our Values What OLDF does Our Impact Finance On behalf of the Board

Message Dear Friends, We are proud to present our 2020 Annual Report, which showcases the life-changing work that OLDF has been doing and the impact of generous support from individuals, corporations, foundations, and government. The year 2020 was both the best and the worst time for many people around the world. However, OLDF helped more people than ever before and had consistent work and outstanding excellence while working virtually. During the pandemic, we were able to sustain our growth and soar to new heights. Our mission is to transform our communities through integrated educational and community-response empowerment initiatives for children, youth, women, new immigrants and their families. Together with our supporters, we have risen to meet one of the world's greatest needs and empower our future generation by helping youth survive and build meaningful lives through our publication. We launched our quarterly e-zine for the youth this Fall. Youth Mind is designed and developed for the youth by the youth to increase access and opportunity to pass on information in this digital age since literacy is no longer about reading and writing but critical thinking and the ability to use resources. In 2021, we plan on launching an online repository and bi-annual print edition for newcomers on how-to guides, resources, and services. The Newcomer e-zine hopes to Educate, Empower and Elevate new immigrants through information, advice, entertainment by covering topics from settlement to education to career or business. We look forward to increasing offering and learning alternatives to our youth. We will open our online High School offering this Spring. The My HighSchool Online model allows students to access their courses from home, a library, coffee shop or even a cottage. What will make what OLDF is offering different, is that we support our students in seeing their studies to completion. It is part of our goal to see young people and new immigrants in our communities grow every day. As you'll see in the coming pages, we firmly believe our organization's power comes not from what we call ourselves but from the passionate people who live and breathe our shared mission daily. In these challenging times, thank you for standing with OLDF and making this critical work possible. And to our potential supporters, we urge you to join us. The world has never needed you more. We look forward to many more years of learning, the information given, and growing together! All the best, Sheri Adekola Sheri Adekola, Ph.D. Founder

Wareho we Wserhvoewe Since 2006, we have New Children (6 -12 years engaged and Immigrants old) empowered children, 10% 13.3% youths and new Over 30 Youth (13 – 16 years immigrants. In 2020, we 40% old) had to cancel our 20% summer camp due to the provincial order to shut done activities. Youth (17 – 30 years old)

Our Mission OLDF’s mission is to transform our communities through integrated educational and community- response empowerment initiatives for children, youth, new immigrants and their families. Our Vision To become a leader at connecting new and young generation Canadians to information, education, counselling and mentorship.

Our Values R - Respect for People, Communities, and Cultures We value individuals and treat all people, including our participants, partners, donors and staff, with dignity and respect. E - Equity and Diversity We are committed to Equity and Diversity We capitalize on the richness inherent in everyone's differences, experiences, and perspectives. A – Accountability Employees are dedicated to their work and take full responsibility for their duties. C – Community Building Committed to building our community. We collaborate with other organization, businesses, government etc. T – Trustworthiness The work environment is open, honest, collaborative, and family oriented. Employees feel comfortable and confident. True collaboration can only exist in an environment of trust!

Our Values I-Innovation We embrace continuous improvement, bold creativity and change. O – Ownership OLDF profoundly respects the ideas, skills and knowledge that each employee brings to the team. Team leaders discover each employee’s strengths and assist in developing their weaknesses. Employees own their jobs to hone their expertise, become subject-matter experts, take their contributions to a higher level, and better support the organization while also realizing the value of teamwork. N – Nurturing OLDF nurtures individuals by empowering them through skill-building and leadership opportunities.


6 Activities Our 150 Youth and Impact Children Served Aug 31, 2019 – Aug 30, 2020 18 Staff 832 Volunteer Members Hours

Finance OLDF is dedicated to financial stewardship and maximizing every dollar spent to advance our organization’s mission. Our focus on ROI and program efficiencies enables us to accomplish great things, and we are proud to report that 78 percent of dollars spent in FY2020 went directly to fund our mission.


On behalf of the board Sheri Adekola, Ph.D. Founder Executive Director R|R

Ontario Learning DevelopmentFoundation Inc 120 NorfinchDrive #39C,aTnoardoanto,Ontario.M3N 1X3, 416-628-3786 [email protected] OLDFInc OLDFInc oldf_org

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