What we do

The Trillium Gift of Life Network (TGLN) Community Support program works with dedicated people like you, to organize, promote and drive organ and tissue donor registration initiatives throughout Ontario.

Our job is to provide you with the necessary tools and supports so that you can inspire your community to share the gift of life. We work with many groups including donor families, community volunteers, faith leaders, health care professionals, youth and non-governmental organizations, government, and supportive private sector companies.

But we can’t do it without your help.

Every new donor registration gives new hope and a better chance to save the lives of Ontarians waiting for transplant.
Educate and Inform
One Life...Many Gifts and the high school outreach initiative are designed to educate senior secondary school students about the importance of organ and tissue donation and transplantation.
Plan an Event
There are lots of ideas and opportunities where you can take part and plan a community event. Register an event and learn how you can help to raise organ and tissue donor and transplantation awareness and register more donors.
Faith-Based Perspectives
Learn how different cultures and religions view organ and tissue donation.
Be a Volunteer
Join TGLN’s Volunteer network and become a positive force for change in your community.
In the Workplace
Encourage your colleagues to register their consent to organ and tissue donation by organizing your own workplace registration drive.

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all Volunteers

Today there are over 300 volunteers across Ontario who actively encourage their friends, family, and the community-at-large to register their consent to donate organs and tissue. Not only that, but throughout the year, there are more than 400 volunteer events promoting organ and tissue donor registration! This is all due to the generous support from people like you.

If you are a donor family member, a transplant recipient, transplant patient family member, patient awaiting transplant, tissue donor, or tissue donor family member; please consider volunteering your time. Your unique message will be an inspiration to others.

The first step is easy!

Complete the volunteer Services Application Form today to learn more about TGLN’s volunteer program.

TGLN is currently in need of a number of volunteers throughout Ontario who would consider at least a nine month commitment, and a minimum of 20 hours of work dedicated to raising awareness for organ and tissue donor registration and transplantation.

Make a Difference

There are many ways you can help to raise awareness about registering consent to donate organs and tissue.

Here are some ideas to explore:

  • Become a volunteer
  • Contact the facilities department of a local shopping mall and arrange to set up an a registration booth.
  • Write an article for your workplace newsletter, or if you belong to a professional association submit an article to be published in the association's newsletter.
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National Organ and Tissue Donation Awareness Week

Consider contributing your time and energy to a great cause by participating in next year’s National Organ and Tissue Donation Awareness Week (NOTDAW) April 20 - 27, 2014.

National Organ and Tissue Donation Awareness Week (NOTDAW) occurs every April across Canada. It can be a rewarding way to give back to your community. The best part about NOTDAW is that everyone is welcome to participate. Ideas for events can range from planning an information display in your workplace, to organizing a donor registration drive, to hosting a community event like a block party! You can make it as small or as big as you like. What’s important is that your event is helping to raise the awareness of organ and tissue donation and transplantation.

Get involved!

Simple event ideas can range from information displays in your workplace, to organizing a donor registration drive, to hosting a community event like a block party! It can be as small or as big as you like. What’s important is that your event is helping to raise the awareness of this great national cause.

Calendar of Events

Planning a
community
event?

Due to the overwhelming interest from volunteers across Ontario, TGLN has designated April as “BeADonor.ca Month”.

Here is your opportunity to join other communities across the province and help increase awareness for organ and tissue donation. Activities can range from on-campus awareness, workplace health and safety seminars, institutional health fairs, lay and professional association meetings, to community service club presentations. It just takes one person to get the momentum going and that one person could be you!

Here’s what you can do

Please download and complete the Community Event Support Materials & Speaker Request form. This form asks for the coordinator’s name, the date, time and location of your event, and the number of people you expect to attend. Complete this information early to receive requested materials and/or to book your speaker in time for your event. Once you have answered all of the questions, just click the ‘submit by email’ button at the bottom of the form and it will be sent to a TGLN community events’ coordinator. If your event is a public event, TGLN will post it on the Calendar of Events page of this site.

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Workplace registration drive initiative.

Hosting a workplace organ and tissue registration drive is easy.

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Hosting a workplace organ and tissue registration drive is easy. With the development of Beadonor.ca registering your consent only takes two minutes online. A workplace registration drive is a great way to encourage your colleagues to register as organ and tissue donors, and demonstrate your organization’s good corporate governance. Best of all, it doesn’t take away from company productivity.

Get started today by visiting beadonor's website and downloading the toolkit. It contains a menu of customizable documents, suggested event ideas and timing for a workplace registration drive to help make implementation turn-key. TGLN is here to help make your drive a success. Please contact us for more information.

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Start your own campaign.

Another way you can encourage the registration of organ and tissue donation is by creating your own campaign.

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Another way you can encourage the registration of organ and tissue donation is by creating your own campaign. Be the first in your local community, at your place of work, or encourage an association where you belong to participate. All you need to do is to create your own campaign on Beadonor.ca. Use your influence to encourage others to register their consent.

There are different ways you can participate. You can create a personal campaign, an organization campaign, or a workplace registration drive whereby you can encourage friends, family and colleagues to register their consent for organ and tissue donation. You can use a customized page that can be shared on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and email. Check out what others have done. You’ll be amazed.

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Youth Programs.

One Life...Many Gifts is a curriculum resource to educate senior secondary school students about the vital importance of organ and tissue donation and transplantation. High Schools Outreach Initiative offers secondary school students the unique opportunity to hear from world class healthcare professionals about organ and tissue donation and transplantation. 

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One Life...Many Gifts is a curriculum resource to educate senior secondary school students about the vital importance of organ and tissue donation and transplantation. It was developed by the Trillium Gift of Life Network, the London Health Sciences Centre’s Multi-Organ Transplant Program, The Kidney Foundation of Canada and an anonymous donor.

The curriculum brings to life the drama, generosity and the life-saving promise of donation and transplantation. It is designed to be cross-curricular so that any teacher who is passionate about donation and transplantation can create an educational program for his or her students from science to geography. Visit One Life…Many Gifts for information regarding being a Pilot Program Teacher and “I’m New to One Life… Many Gifts”.

The High Schools Outreach Initiative offers secondary school students the unique opportunity to hear from world class healthcare professionals about organ and tissue donation and transplantation. Developed by the University of Toronto Transplant Institute in partnership with Trillium Gift of Life Network (TGLN), this initiative sees transplant healthcare professionals from the three top tier transplant hospitals in Toronto: SickKids, University Health Network and St. Michael’s Hospital partner with a TGLN representative and organ recipeint or donor family member to deliver an engaging presentation. Using real life transplant and donor stories, presentations made to high school students provide a holistic look at organ and tissue donation from registration to transplantation.

Presentations are informative and engaging and can be delivered at assemblies or to subject-specific classes. Students are encouraged to be inquisitive and are also provided with materials to share with their families.

Presentations are booked on a first come, first serve basis. For more information or to book your presentation, please contact us.

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More than 85% of Ontarians are in favour of organ donation.

However, less than 25% have registered their consent to donate. It only takes two minutes to register...

Beadonor.ca is the simple, electronic and quick way for you to register your consent for organ and tissue donation. It only takes a moment to register with results that will be long-lasting and positive. Register today.

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