We feel it is our responsibility to help strengthen and build the local community!
Check out some of our various community strengthening initiatives below!
Have an idea on how we can help strengthen and build the local community? Let us know! Email [email protected] or call us at 416-536-2067 (Wed-Sun 9-5).
Canoe Heads For Kids
Amici’s Canoe Heads for Kids is Toronto’s most unique waterfront fundraising event! Every spring, participants paddle and portage 15 kms across Toronto’s waterfront to raise funds that send youth from low-income families to overnight summer camps across Ontario!
Annual Dragons Abreast Charity Paddle
Dragons Abreast is an exercise and rehabilitation program for breast cancer survivors in the form of a dragon boat team. Their mission is to encourage people who have breast cancer to lead full and active lives by improving their physical and psychological well-being.
Silent Auction Donations
Every year we donate over a thousand dollars worth of Gift Certificates to various schools, charities, and other causes for silent auctions and prizes.
Lending a hand for Students, Seniors and Underprivileged Youth
We feel that everyone deserves the chance to experience the world of paddling! In order to make our programs more accessible for everyone we have discounts and some free passes available for students, seniors and underprivileged youth.
Semi Annual Humber Valley Cleanup
Twice a year, once in the spring and once in the fall, we host our Humber Valley Cleanup. This is a free event where we supply canoes, garbage bags, gloves, drinks, snacks and more to all participants who help cleanup garbage left in the Humber valley and its waterways.
FREE WATER! … However you’ll need a bottle;)
We supply free water from our coolers on-site at all of our events, however you’ll need a bottle! Looking for a bottle? We have industry standard “Nalgene” reusable water bottles available for sale on-site in many exciting colours!
Daily Sitewide Cleanup and Helpful Guides
Our Humber River location is open May until the late fall, during which time our guides do a site-wide cleanup where they locate and remove any garbage or hazardous materials that are found. During our many guided tours our helpful guides are constantly removing garbage they find along their trips.
Education & Awareness
Our staff are trained on their responsibility to the environment and how to leave as little footprint as possible. We encourage our staff to pass on their knowledge to thousands of paddlers who join us every season enabling them to in turn be conscious of their impact and how to minimize it. We’ve had tens of thousands of paddlers join the past 20 years, during which time we’ve seen the Humber River go from a little known dirty river to a real part of the Toronto community where anyone can go to enjoy a slice of nature in the city!
Every Child Matters
After hearing about Canada’s history with residential schools and the recent discovery of the unmarked graves of indigenous children we felt it was our responsibility to help. July 1st 2021 to celebrate Canada Day we donated over $1000 to Reconciliation Canada in order to help support the families and others effected.