Toronto Brigantine’s Volunteers are the Best

Toronto Brigantine’s youth sail training program only has minimal paid staff. The Captains of the vessels and one Program Coordinator.

One of the things that makes the Toronto Brigantine program unique is the Winter and Summer Programs are all delivered primarily by youth volunteers in  peer-to-peer training environment.

Two of our volunteer Officers, Amanda Pilaggi and Riley King, were featured in an article in Good News Toronto Jun 2008. Their story is repeated year over year for almost 50 years now.


This winter 50 TBI Officers and trainees contributed 10,000 volunteer hours to keep the vessels in good working order and ensure that their marine skills satisfy Transport Canada’s requirement for sail training vessels.

These same officers will then, contribute additional volunteer hours, to deliver the sail  training program for 200 new TBI  trainees in our Summer Program.  The winter and summer volunteer hours combined with other community activities and port events that they organize and participate in to help promote youth sail training to the community,  means that the TBI youth volunteers contribute almost 50,000 volunteer hours annually to make the Toronto Brigantine program a success.

Thanks to TBI Officers and Trainees – and their parents –  for all your support.

We invite TBI Friends and community to support our youth volunteers hard work this winter by matching their dedication to our program with the funding required to complete these projects.  We have a $50,000 Spring Fundraising target,  to cover the costs of a $500,000 and 3 year maintenance plan to restore our aging vessels.  We are almost 50 years old already!

It only takes 10,000 volunteer hours and 100 donors to raise $50,000 … to ready our boats for the 2011 Summer Program

… Are You In?

For more informaton about Toronto Brigantine’s tall ship based sail training program and our fundraising campaign, please contact the office today.

Toronto Brigantine Inc

413-215 Spadina Ave, Toronto ON M5T 2C7

tel: 416-596-7117

e-mail :


Registered Canadian Charity 11926 5924 RR0001


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