Every Day Child

What's New?

January 09, 2014 CHANGES!! We are making changes to our program and model and will be launching our new site in the near future!! Stay tuned!

September 11, 2013 SICKKIDS FOUNDATION, PRESIDENT & CEO It's OFFICIAL, the President & CEO of SickKids Foundation, Ted Garrard, has joined our Board of Advisors!! :D Read his Bio.

September 09, 2013 GREATEST ACHIEVEMENT!! Stay tuned for the details about the greatest achievement in our charity's history.

August 29, 2013 ADVISORY BOARD MEMBER We are extremely honored to have Ginni Sethi join our Advisory Board. In 2012, Ginni received the AWIC Women of Distinction ‘Helping Hand’ Award and was titled the ‘South Asian Business Person’ of the Year from Midweek News Group. Moreover, she was an honoree of the prestigious ‘Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal’ from the Lieutenant Governor General of Canada. This year alone, Ginni was a recipient of the ‘RBC Top 25 Canadian Immigrants’ and ‘South Asian Canada Day’ Award.

August 22, 2013 CANADA'S FIRST EVER MASTER'S DEGREE IN PHILANTHROPY We attended the celebration at Carleton University for Canada's first ever master's degree in Philanthropy and NonProfit Leadership program - His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General and Commander-in-Chief of Canada, gave the inauguration speech.

August 10, 2013 PREMIER OF ONTARIO!! We were invited to an exclusive event and had the opportunity to meet numerous dignitaries, including, but not limited to: the Premier of Ontario, Kathleen Wynne and Finance Minister, Charles Sousa.

July 04, 2013 HAPPY 3rd YEAR ANNIVERSARY!! It's been an extremely EXCITING journey thus far and we have so much to be proud about!! Moreover, it's just a matter of time before we head back to Mumbai, India and actually BUILD OUR FIRST LEARNING CENTRE!!

June 10, 2013 CANADA'S #1 LAW FIRM We secured a lifetime sponsorship on behalf of Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP, the #1 law firm in Canada, and they have become our official legal counsel.

June 02, 2013 KEYNOTE SPEAKER!! Our founder was honored to be the keynote speaker to over 75 people to discuss the importance of philanthropy, leadership and vision behind our LEARN, EARN, RETURN motto!!

May 15, 2013 HUMANITARIAN AWARD!! The City of Brampton and Mayor, honored our founder, Sean Lamba, with the Humanitarian Award. Even better, Sean finally decided to publicly release his full story: Read Here

May 03, 2013 $10,000 = 1/3 OF OUR GOAL!! It's been 30 days and we have reached $10,000 on our Facebook fundraiser, 12 PLUS, which means we've completed 1/3 of our goal!! :)

April 10, 2013 THE STORY OF EVERYDAY CHILD GOES VIRAL!! We launched our first video, The Story of Everyday Child on Facebook and within the first first 2 days, reached over 140,000 people!!

April 04, 2013 HELP US REACH OUR GOAL! We officially launched 12 PLUS today - our Facebook fundraiser and where we are aiming to raise a total of $30,000 for our first Learning Centre!

March 25, 2013 CHARITY-OF-CHOICE AGAIN!! We are extremely happy to announce that we've been selected as the charity-of-choice AGAIN on behalf of a Rowntree Montessori School for their annual fundraiser!! Stay tuned for the results!

March 24, 2013 12 DAYS UNTIL THE LAUNCH OF 12 PLUS! We are 12 days from the full launch of our 12 PLUS campaign - stay tuned!

March 12, 2013 HAPPY BIRTHDAY SEAN! We would like to wish our founder, Sean Lamba, a Happy 30th Birthday!!!

February 13, 2013 NEW BOARD MEMBER! Guillaume Lagourgue, Head of Entrepreneur Advisory Solutions for UBS Bank (Canada), has officially joined our Board of Directors.

January 20, 2013 APPROVAL FROM GOVERNMENT OF INDIA! Two years ago today, we received approval from the Government of India to build our very first Learning Centre in Mannu Bhai Chawl, an impoverished community located in Mumbai.

January 05, 2013 PUBLISHED IN THE GLOBE AND MAIL! We were featured in the The Globe and Mail newspaper today - what a great way to start the new year!!!

November 29, 2012 2000+ LIKES We hit another milestone - we now have over 2000 fans on Facebook!!!

November 15, 2012 EVERYDAY CHILD'S LAUNCH PARTY!!! Read about one of the most exciting day's in our charitable journey: Press Release

November 14, 2012 ONE MORE DAY!!! We are one day away from the most exciting fundraiser in our journey - it will feature notable speakers, top entertainment, over $9,000 in prizes including a trip for 2 to India and we'll be premiering our charity's first ever short film! Moreover, the event will be covered by Citytv & OMNI!!! Stay tuned for the results!

October 19, 2012 CITYTV & OMNI!!! It's OFFICIAL!!! :D We are pleased to announce that both City TV (the largest independent television station in Canada) & OMNI are the exclusive media (TV) sponsors for our upcoming event!

October 07, 2012 TD BANK & UBS!!! Both TD Bank (top 5 bank in Canada) and UBS (top 5 bank in the world) joined our Supporter's Circle - this is definitely a milestone to be proud about!

October 04, 2012 2ND C0-HOST! We're so grateful to announce that Mohit Rajhans of Citytv/OMNI will now be co-hosting our upcoming fundraiser with the lovely Veronica Chail of Bollywood Blvd on OMNI! :D

October 03, 2012 CANADA'S #1 BOLLYWOOD DANCE COMPANY Broken Dance, Canada's #1 Bollywood Dance Company, will be performing at our upcoming fundraiser in November! In case you're wondering, they were the finalist on the hit show, Canada's Got Talent!

September 17, 2012 SIGNATURE DRINK! M2 Vodka (the first rice-based vodka in Canada) will be the signature drink (free for all guests) at our upcoming event in November.

September 14, 2012 EVENT MANAGEMENT SPONSOR! Royal Blue Events Management has agreed to provide various event planning & logistics services (pro-bono) to ensure our event in November is a complete success!!!

September 12, 2012 BOLLYWOOD BOULEVARD'S HOST! It is our absolutely pleasure to announce that Veronica Chail, host of Bollywood Boulevard on OMNI, Canada's leading Bollywood TV show, will be hosting our upcoming event on November 15!

September 06, 2012 FLOWERS, FLOWERS, FLOWERS! Flowers Unlimited agreed to provide the floral arrangements and decorations at our upcoming event in November.

August 27, 2012 ANOTHER SPONSORSHIP! Naia Media, a full service entertainment and production company, has agreed to become our provider of lighting, sound & entertainment at our upcoming fundraiser on November 15!

July 30, 2012 SAVE-THE-DATE!!! Our next major fundraiser has been confirmed for November 15, 2012 at the Centre for Social Innovation in downtown Toronto however, for the first time ever, we are going to have guest speakers! We are extremely proud and honored to announce that the President & CEO of Sick Kids Foundation, Ted Garrard and City of Brampton’s Mayor Susan Fennell, will be speaking at our event!!! Please save-the-date and stay tuned for further details!

July 04, 2012 HAPPY 2 YEAR ANNIVERSARY!!! We decided to celebrate our 2 year anniversary with the launch of our new website!!! Special thanks again to Cosmic Development for their lifetime sponsorship!

June 23, 2012 VIBRANCE DESIGNS SPONSORSHIP We received a roll-up banner on behalf of Vibrance Designs. This is definitely going to help us raise more awareness about our initiative and hopefully, allow us to hit our goal this year!

June 06, 2012 WE SECURED ANOTHER LIFETIME SPONSORSHIP – THIS TIME WITH YOUZUS Youzus, a boutique social media marketing company based out of Vancouver and Toronto agreed to support our social media efforts which will help us generate even further awareness and funding for our global initiative! Even better, they selected us their charity-of-choice for the launch party of their Toronto office on June 23.

June 01, 2012 AMPLIFIED SOUL MAKEUP AND HAIR COUTURE DONATES $1,000 We were selected as the charity-of-choice on behalf of Amplified Soul Makeup and Hair Couture! Thanks to their Philanthropic Bride Program, they donated $1,000 to us! The best part, because of our 100% model, 100% of their contribution is going directly to the development of our very first Learning Centre!

June 01, 2012 LAVISH DULHAN LAUNCH PARTY Lavish Dulhan selected us to be the charity-of-choice at the launch party of their new South Asian Bridal Magazine.

May 30, 2012 ROWNTREE MONTESSORI SCHOOLS RAISES $1,400 We were selected as the charity-of-choice by a Rowntree Montessori Schools for their annual fundraiser. They helped raise $1,400 for us which was also the highest amount they have ever garnered for a charity! Even better, 100% of their contribution is going directly to our Learning Centre as a result of our 100% model.

May 22, 2012 APPROVED!!! Last year we mentioned that we became a registered charity across India. Today, we became officially incorporated as a non-profit in the province of Ontario, Canada. We are now working towards obtaining our charity number and hope to receive it before year-end.

May 11, 2012 1st ANNUAL CREATING DREAMS FUNDRAISER Sean was the main keynote speaker at the 1st Annual Creating Dreams Fundraiser.

April 01, 2012 FEATURED IN SPRING 2012 EDITION OF LIFESTYLES MAGAZINE Sean was published in the Spring 2012 edition of Lifestyles Magazine ‘Philanthropy Next’, which features a new generation of leaders changing the world!

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SickKids Foundation, President & CEO, Ted Garrard, giving his endorsement speech at our official launch party. 

 

Ted joined our Board of Advisors in September 2013.   Read his bio here.

City of Brampton's Mayor Susan Fennel gave us a very powerful endorsement for our launch party. 

Watch the video

We launched 12 PLUS, our Facebook fundraiser, so YOU can become a part of the most exciting time in our journey - building our first Learning Centre! Check it out!!!

Our founder, Sean Lamba, was published in the Spring 2012 edition of Lifestyles Magazine - ‘Philanthropy Next’, which features a new generation of leaders changing the world! Read the article!

Howard Warren Buffett (Warren Buffett's grandson), Mark Zuckerberg of Faceook and Scott Harrison of charity:water were also featured in the publication.

We picked up our latest gift - a roll-up banner sponsored on behalf of Vibrance Designs.

About Us

Our vision is simple, empower humanity to Learn, Earn, Return

THROUGH STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIPS, WE ARE GOING TO DEVELOP LEARNING CENTRES IN IMPOVERISHED COMMUNITIES AROUND THE WORLD, STARTING IN MUMBAI, INDIA.
HELP US GET BACK TO INDIA SO WE CAN BEGIN OUR PROGRAM!

And Our mission is to encourage leadership and foster skills and talents amongst individuals by engaging them in activities, guided by an underlying principle:  Learn, Earn, Return

The first day Sean went to Mannu Bhai Chawl, he started playing soccer with the kids – January 2009.At the age of 12, moved by an infomercial for a charity, Sean Lamba was unable to fathom the reasons why some children in the world had no food, basic healthcare or access to education. He knew that although all people around the world were fundamentally the same, impoverished youth simply lacked similar opportunities he had for a better future. Inspired to make a difference, but unsure how to tackle such an immense endeavor, he envisioned that his life would one day revolve around fostering social change that would collectively impact humanity.

In 2007, he started his first ever entrepreneurial venture - a financial services company that allowed him to live in and out of India for a year and work with the nation's premier bank. Moreover, although Sean was actively working to develop an educational product that promoted financial literacy for students, his goal was to generate enough income to fund his own humanitarian mission and pursue his childhood dream. As a result,he simultaneously began devising the plan for his future charitable initiative.

After receiving support and approval from the National Congress Party of Mumbai to build their very first Learning Centre in Mannu Bhai Chawl, Sean organized a major clean-up drive to celebrate – January 2011. Throughout his journey, he endured some of the happiest and most rewarding moments of his life but also, some of his saddest and most challenging times as well. Sean's Father was diagnosed with a rare form of Dementia - a neuro-degenerative disease that caused him to rapidly lose his ability to walk, talk and even smile. With his Father's declining health, and time and resources quickly running out for the start-up, Sean knew he had to return home to his family. As he slowly came to terms with these arduous circumstances, he was inspired to stop pursuing his for-profit venture and reassess his path. Soon enough, he decided to start the charity because all he ever hoped for was for his Dad to see, and be a part of his son's ultimate dream in life.

“Since the age of 12, my dream was to fulfill the dreams of another. I have always wanted to become successful for someone else and I’m not referring to my family, friends or loved ones but rather, someone else,” he says. “That’s exactly what the Learn, Earn, Return motto is all about”.

Everyday Child Foundation is overseen by a board of talent and influence. Our board governs major decisions, approves all Learning Centre initiatives and offers input and guidance for organizational growth. Click on each Director’s name for a concise biography.


Ginni is the president of Grand Victorian Convention Centre & Radisson Plaza Mississauga as well as the chairperson of Black Diamond Entertainments. She is also the founder and charter member of the Indo-Canada Chamber of Commerce’s (ICCC) first Women Entrepreneurs and Professionals (WEP) committee, called ‘WE-ELITE’.
As a strong believer in philanthropy, Ginni is an active member of the Lions Club, CNIB and serves as a Patron for AWIC – an Association of Women of India in Canada. Through the Sethi Foundation, she has also generously supported numerous organizations including the Williams Osler Health Centre and Salvation Army.
In 2012, Ginni received the AWIC Women of Distinction ‘Helping Hand’ Award and was titled the ‘South Asian Business Person’ of the Year from Midweek News Group. Moreover, she was an honoree of the prestigious ‘Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal’ from the Lieutenant Governor General of Canada. This year alone, Ginni was a recipient of the ‘RBC Top 25 Canadian Immigrants’ and ‘South Asian Canada Day’ Award.Finally, Ginni is also a proud mother of two children, Priya & Prince, and holds a Masters Degree in Economics from GNDU in India.

We have been featured across various media outlets - both online and offline. Hover over an image below for more details.


It’s been a little over 2 years since we started our charitable endeavor, click on a box below to learn more about our initiative.



  • WHO
    Founded in 2010, Everyday Child is an education-based charity that follows a simple, yet powerful motto: Learn, Earn, Return

    We are currently a non-profit incorporation in Ontario, Canada and a nationally registered charity in India. Moreover, we have offices in both Toronto, Canada and Mumbai, India.
  • WHAT
    Through strategic partnerships, we are aiming to develop Learning Centres in impoverished communities around the world, starting with Mumbai, India.

    Our mission is to encourage leadership and foster skills and talents amongst individuals by engaging them in workshops, guided by an underlying principle: Learn, Earn, Return.
  • WHEN
    In 2014, we are going to develop 10 Learning Centres in Mumbai.
  • WHERE
    Last year the Government of India gave us approval to build our very first Learning Centre on the grounds of Mannu Bhai Chawl, an impoverished community located near Powai Lake, Andheri East, Mumbai, India.

    The community is home to approximately 5,000 slum dwellers however, during our pilot project, our primary target market will be youth between the ages of 8 and 18.
  • WHY
    There are over 1 billion kids living in poverty, out of which 121 million receive no formal education or medical treatment and they are involved in child labour from an early age. Many must resort to prostitution and drug trafficking and are often victims of sexual abuse.
  • HOW
    By developing these Learning Centres, we can implement workshops that foster leadership and the skills and talents of these youth.

    Even more exciting, once we begin, we are going to launch an online platform that will enable people all over the world to take part in our workshops and donate something more important than money – time.

Get in touch with us:


Headquarters:

400-218 Adelaide Street West Canada
Toronto, ON M5H 1W7 Canada

G-29, Om Heera Panna, Oshiwara, Andheri,
West Mumbai, MH 400 053 India

Networks:

Email:

info@everydaychild.org

Our Movement

Imagine providing someone the opportunity to learn something new, earn something out of it (whether it is monetary, tools, experience, etc.) and then empowering that same individual to return the knowledge/skills they acquired by teaching someone else. Well, this is the beauty and power behind the Everyday Child initiative - it fosters an everlasting cycle of education.

Our Learning Centre’s curriculum will entail various workshops that follow the Learn, Earn, Return philosophy. Moreover, they will span across 4 themes and target youth between the ages of 8 and 18.

Areas of focus including, but are not limited to:

All children in this world, irrespective of their location or circumstances, all tend to share a similar approach to life. If the majority of these beliefs are shared by yourself, YOU too, are an everyday child!


I believe if we all shed the same color of blood, breathe the same breath of air and cry the same color of tears, we must be the same despite the difference in our appearances

I believe in living each of life to the fullest

I believe learning can be really fun

I believe there is no such thing as a bad question

I believe it is okay to take risks

I believe dreams do come true

I believe dreams do come true

of all public donations go directly towards the development of our Learning Centres!

We depend on our Supporter’s Circle (investors, entrepreneurs, philanthropists, sponsors) to cover all administrative costs.

These donors fuel our long-term mission, our ability to scale as an organization and our goal to continue using 100% of public donations to fund our Learning Centre initiatives.

Calendar of Events

Our organization's curriculum will revolve around 3 specific themes: Creative Arts, Health & Fitness, and Go Green. The first month of the program begins with Creative Arts and we focus on 2 specific activities related to this theme.

More important, we apply our Learn, Earn, Return model throughout the course of the month. The second month's activities pertains to Health & Fitness and the third is more environmentally friendly, hence the name Go Green. Thereafter, the cycle starts again with Creative Arts.

Each theme's activities will be finalized in the fourth quarter of 2011. Check back soon for further details or sign up for our Newsletter and we'll notify you right away!

Through strategic partnerships with NGOs (local and foreign), we plan to support existing initiatives that correlate with our vision. Moreover, in exchange, we will leverage our partner’s distribution channels so we can reach a larger audience with our curriculum.

We have also received 100% approval from the Government of India to build a Learning Centre in Mannu Bhai Chawl, located in Chandivali, Powai, Andheri East.

Outdoor, classroom style setting with Projector Screen and Internet

GET INVOLVED

July 4, 2010

THE FIRST STEP


Sean took the first step in pursuing the Everyday Child initiative and within a few weeks, the Toronto Team was born.
December 5, 2011

FAMILY & FRIENDS


The Toronto Team hosted our very first event at the Living Arts Centre in Mississauga, Canada where we celebrated the launch of our website and garnered support from the people closest to us.
January 30, 2011

CLEAN-UP DRIVE CELEBRATION


After receiving approval from the National Congress Party to build our very first Learning Centre, our Mumbai Team organized a clean-up drive (Give a Helping Hand) in Mannu Bhai Chawl to celebrate the start of a new beginning!
July 9, 2011

COMMUNITY FUNDRAISER


The Toronto Team with support from the City of Brampton, Canadian Red Cross and NetIP Toronto, hosted a major community fundraiser in response to the Japan tsunami relief efforts.
November 29, 2011

CANADA’S NEXT TOP YOUNG PHILANTHROPIST


Out of 300 applicants, Sean was awarded a place as a Top 10 Finalist for Canada's Next Top Young Philanthropist.
January 21, 2012

QUEEN’S CONFERENCE ON PHILANTHROPY


Sean was invited to speak at the 4th Annual Queen's Conference on Philanthropy (QCOP) held at Queen’s University. Other speakers included, but are not limited to: Ted Garrard , President and CEO, SickKids Foundation, Monica Patten - Former President & CEO, Community Foundations Canada, and Michael Prosserman - Executive Director and Founder, UNITY Charity .
May 2012

CHARITY-OF-CHOICE


We were selected as the charity-of-choice by a Rowntree Montessori Schools for their annual fundraiser. They raised $1,400 for us – the highest amount they have ever garnered for a charity
November 2012

LAUNCH EVENT


Movers & shakers from Toronto (media, political leaders, business executives, young professionals and entrepreneurs) gathered together at the Centre for Social Innovation in the Annex to be a part of our official launch party.
January 2013

THE GLOBE & MAIL


We were published in the business section of The Globe and Mail - Canada's largest (and most respected) nationally distributed newspaper.
April 2013

THE STORY OF EVERYDAYCHILD


We launched our first video, ‘The Story of Everyday Child’ on Facebook and within the first first 2 days, reached over 140,000 people!
May 2013

HUMANITARIAN AWARD


Sean was honored with the Humanitarian Award on behalf of the City of Brampton and Mayor.
June 2013

OFFICIAL LEGAL COUNSEL


Blakes Canada’s #1 law firm, provided a lifetime sponsorship and joined on board as our official legal counsel.
September 2013

SICKKIDS FOUNDATION


The President & CEO of SickKids Foundation, Ted Garrard, has joined our Board of Advisors!

Read his Bio

In the past 2 years, we have hosted numerous fundraisers, awareness initiatives and selected as the charity-of-choice by various organizations – check out some of our pictures below!

Our Volunteer Team is filled with a bunch of vibrant and ambitious leaders who also love to Learn, Earn, Return! If you would like to join a thriving organization and be a part of something wonderful in this world, you are in luck because we are currently looking for new members.

If you would like to be a part of our Volunteer Team, please email: volunteer@everydaychild.org

Thank You

Throughout our journey, we have also been fortunate to receive so much support from so many organizations. They have either provided a monetary contribution or donated goods & services in-kind which have enabled us to commit to our 100% model and allocate 100% of all public donations to the development of our first Learning Centre. Scroll over a logo below to learn how they have helped us.



$100,000+ RECEIVED IN SPONSORSHIPS


80% of total received in the past 6 months





If you or your organization would like to be a part of our Supporter's Circle, please email: supporters@everydaychild.org

In addition to the organizations a part of our Supporter’s Circle, we also have individual Startup Benefactors. This group has made a monetary contribution which directly funds all of our administrative costs. Thanks to them, we can continue to be operational.



Oh and, we can’t forget our friends and their friend’s friends! Whether it was donation, resources, volunteer support or just a few simple words like “keep up the great work”, it really meant a lot to us. We just wanted to say thank you again - you know who you are!


We have received many gifts in-kind from various organizations which has allowed us to commit to our word and allocate 100% public donations to the development of our Learning Centre. Click on a logo below to learn how they helped us.


  • MNK & Associates is the Acting General Counsel (for our charity in India) and provides all services pro-bono. www.MNKnAssociates.in
  • Cosmic Development manages our web development and provides all services pro-bono.www.CosmicDevelopment.com
  • Entripy Custom Clothing donated 500 t-shirts to us so we could use them at our events.www.Entripy.com
  • Localiez Magazine sponsored a full-page ad about us in their March 2012 edition.www.Localiez.com
  • Lifestyles Magazine sponsored a 4-page ad about us in their 'Spring 2012 edition of 'Philanthropy Next'.www.LifestylesMagazine.com
  • Photogenik Images offered their services pro-bono during two previous fundraisers. www.Photogenik.ca
  • Youzus agreed to manage all of our social media channels pro-bono. www.Youzus.com
  • Vibrance Designs sponsored a roll-up banner to help us garner more awareness and funding at our events. www.VibranceDesigns.com
  • Superfish Brands developed our 'Sponsorship Proposal' pro-bono to assist us in our fundraising efforts. www.SuperfishBrands.com

If your company is interested in supporting our initiative and providing gifts-in kind, please email: giftsinkind@everydaychild.org

We are lucky enough to have met some great people along the way who on behalf of their organization, were able to support our fundraising initiatives. Click on a logo below to learn how they helped us.



  • In July 2011, with support from the Canadian Red Cross, City of Brampton and NetIP Toronto, we hosted a community fundraiser to raise funds for the Japan tsunami relief and oursevles.

    100% of the proceeds (for us) was used to obtain charitable status in India.
  • In April 2012 and on our behalf, the Principal of a Rowntree Montessori School organized a 30-day fundraiser at her branch.

    100% of the proceeds will directly fund our Learning Centre.
  • In December 2010, the Branch Manager of a TD Bank organized a two-day fundraiser at his location during the busiest time of the year.

    100% of the proceeds was used to obtain charitable status in India.

If you or your company is interested in a collaborative fundraiser and helping us develop our very first Learning Centre, please email: fundraisers@everydaychild.org