With more than 2,900 TFS alumni around the world, there are literally hundreds of reasons to stay connected with each other and to TFS!
TFS Connect is a secure networking platform that helps you locate and communicate with former classmates and stay connected to our extraordinary school, TFS. You can update your profile, ask for support, post events and news to share with the alumni community, and seek out alumni who share your professional or personal interests. TFS Connect is a vibrant, robust online network that provides increased opportunities for engagement. The TFS Connect app, available through iTunes or Google Play, is accessible at all times. Make sure to get the most out of this great resource.
TFS Connect is maintained by the Office of Advancement & Alumni Relations. Each new graduate automatically becomes a member of the TFS Alumni Association (TFSAA) and is added to TFS Connect.
The Alumni Relations team uses email to regularly communicate with alumni. It’s important to keep your contact information up-to-date, to ensure that you always receive the latest information about upcoming alumni and school events, TFS news, as well as volunteer opportunities.
TFS alumni are interesting and diverse. They are proud of their TFS education and have a strong affinity to the school. Our alumni have entered a staggering array of careers and have visited, studied or lived in countries all over the globe. Sharing and swapping stories about their journeys and using TFS Connect helps them stay connected with one another and the school.
The opportunities for networking, both online and in-person, for TFS alumni are simply amazing.
Remember all of the people who helped and guided you over the years? Wasn’t it great to have someone to mentor you, and offer advice or suggestions from time to time?
What a great opportunity to honour their support, by becoming a mentor yourself.
TFS alumni are actively involved in the life of our school. As a graduate, you have so much to offer a TFS student of today. Mentoring can be one of the most rewarding ways you can give back to your alma mater. It’s also a great way to stay engaged and connected to TFS after graduation.
A TFS mentor is a valuable resource for students nearing graduation. When you participate in the TFS Mentorship Program you agree to be contacted by a current student enrolled in Level IV or Level V. They’ll have questions about academic programs, potential career paths and post-secondary schools. They’ll probably be interested to hear about your career and life as well.
Help the next generation of TFS students succeed. It’s so easy to join.
"Having started TFS at the age of 2, the school holds so many wonderful memories for me. It is important to volunteer and give back to the growing community of the school."
-Andrea Fazio '99
Why not volunteer your time and talents to TFS? There are so many volunteer opportunities available for TFS alumni! Your participation in TFS Alumni Association (TFSAA) activities helps to shape alumni programs, provides myriad benefits to current TFS students and supports our school. You can join the TFSAA Executive, participate on a committee, be a mentor or come back to TFS to share your expertise at one of our Career Lunches.
Volunteering is an enriching and rewarding experience, and keeps your connection to TFS flourishing.
That’s why it’s so important that alumni continue to support TFS. Together with the school community, we can enhance the legacy of philanthropy that defines TFS-Canada’s International School. Every gift, large or small, makes a difference.
Throughout our history, philanthropy has been at the heart of moving the school forward. Reflecting on our humble beginnings, it is amazing to think of how much TFS has grown over the years. Today, we have four branches set over two campuses and are enjoying record enrolment. With its international reputation for academic excellence, our alumni can be proud of their alma mater.
There are many ways in which alumni can continue to support excellence at TFS. Here are some:
Soaring Beyond: The Campaign for TFS has surpassed the original $9 million campaign goal. We have raised $10.2 million! We are still in the process of receiving gifts before the campaign officially closes at the end of June, and therefore we will provide a final total in the fall.
With more than 3,000 gifts, along with invaluable contributions of volunteer time and talent, the generosity shown by the TFS community has been unprecedented. With this generosity and active participation, the priorities are coming to life across TFS.
Redesign and upgrade the library space in each of the school’s four branches as a Learning Forum centre to provide the necessary space for flexible learning, including quiet study and group work areas and a growing collection of digital technical resources. Two of the four centres are now open and the remaining two are scheduled for completion in 2016-17.
Support for Program Enrichment provides enhancements each year across all school activities - from green school and environmental inquiry initiatives, to increased technology use, enriched arts and athletics programs, and upgraded facilities. Support for this campaign priority has made possible a new language lab and science labs, upgraded arts studios and gymnasium, instructional technology upgrades, and musical instrument purchases. Building on the momentum of the campaign, Program Enrichment will continue to be a priority of the school through Annual Giving.
Of special interest to TFS alumni is the Campaign’s Entrance Scholarship program. We are pleased to report that, thanks to support from the TFS community, we will be able to welcome our first scholarship recipient(s) as early as September 2016.
The Entrance Scholarship program will open the door of opportunity for up to two students per year entering Grade 7 with a full scholarship renewable through to graduation. Welcoming bright young minds with a broad range of perspectives, talents and backgrounds promises a diverse, dynamic and energetic student body. This inclusive initiative will also serve to enrich the educational experience for all TFS students.
In order to sustain and grow the program, we will need the continued support of our alumni and parent community.
The Class Fund program has been a tradition at TFS for many years, a program that TFS alumni were instrumental in helping to establish through the TFSAA — and one that they continue to generously support each year!
All gifts to the Class Fund program are endowed in perpetuity and invested by the TFS Foundation. The annual investment income earned is then used to help provide bursary support to current TFS students whose parents are faced with unexpected financial constraints, allowing them to remain at the school and complete their TFS education.
The TFS Foundation will match one-to-one all gifts by alumni to their Class Fund. As the Class Fund program continues to grow over time, so too does the income generated to support TFS students in need.
Many companies will match the charitable contributions made by their employees. Some will even match volunteer hours with a financial donation to the nonprofit organization of choice. Contact the Office of Advancement & Alumni Relations for more information.
For more information about your alumni association and how you can get involved, please contact the Office of Advancement & Alumni Relations.
Director of Philanthropy and Alumni Relations
(416) 484-6533 ext. firstname.lastname@example.org
Alumni Relations Coordinator
(416) 484-6533 ext. email@example.com