About Us

We care about our community. We’re committed to doing what we can to make this a better world. We know great things are accomplished when people come together with a common purpose and the desire to work with others to achieve goals. We’re very hands-on. We prefer to be directly involved in the causes we support. We don’t just provide funding for Christmas in the Park, we put the lights and displays up, and then take them down again. We deal with many serious issues, but as Optimists we always look for the positive. We share the work; we share the credit when things go well, and we work together to improve. We have fun. We focus on youth. We believe it’s important to help keep young people engaged in their community and participating in positive, life enhancing activities. We want every child to have the opportunity to become a productive member of society.

Optimist International Canada is an organization which serves the Canadian members of Optimist International, a non-profit organization. Its mission is "to bring out the best in kids". More than 86,000 members in over 30 countries work towards this goal. In Canada there are near to 20,000 volunteer members who strive to improve, to participate in, to influence and to contribute to the healthy development of young people.

As an Optimist member, you can enjoy the benefits the international organization provides its members through its proven quality training programs, allowing for individuals to further develop their personal growth in a positive way, and extending that growth development within the Club and its respective community it services.

If helping to support and develop the youth of our community interests you and you want to consider becoming a member, then all you would need to do is Contact Us. Joining is simple. Enjoying our Club fellowship and becoming an active community member can be rewarding.

We are in The Central Ontario District, Club # 47-149