A word from Mr. Vince Parker, President 2018-19 of the Canadian Children Optimist Foundation

It is an honour for me to serve as the President of the Canadian Children’s Optimist Foundation during 2018 – 2019, the 100th Year of Optimism.

Let us look forward to an exciting time for you and your clubs here in Canada.

We have increased our club Grants to $1,000.00 and we are continuing with our Spread Relief Program which can give your club up to $3,000.00 in seed money to get your project off the ground.

Our Outsourcing program is great for any club wishing to give tax break incentives

We pride ourselves in being able to give up to $10,000.00 to each of our Canadian Districts for Essay, Oratorical & Deaf & Hard of Hearing Scholarships

We have accomplished many good things over the years. Let us continue to grow and prosper. In order to do this, we rely on the generosity of our members and clubs.

Many of you donate to the Dime-a-Day program, I urge each and every one of you to donate a minimum of a Dime-a-Day. We rely on your donations to help your clubs help the children and families of your communities.

I hope to meet many of you at the International Convention which is to be held in Louisville, Kentucky, the birthplace of Optimist International.

Embrace your foundation it is yours.


Yours in Optimism
Vince Parker