We always get excited about working with charitable and not-for-profit organizations that are doing good in the world. As such, we have provided pro bono services for Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund Canada, Freeing the Human Spirit, New Leaf Yoga Foundation, and several other charitable organizations. In fact, EK and Greg are the founders of Global Mind Body, a non-profit organization devoted to providing online training for mindful professionals.
Since 2011, we have been working closely with Toronto Street Cats to produce print materials, photos, and videos to help raise awareness of the over 100,000 homeless cats in Toronto. This work includes a short documentary film, Compassion in Action, that explores causes of and solutions for Toronto’s homeless cat problem. The video work is ongoing with a series of educational videos featuring animal experts and volunteers on our Animal Equity Youtube.
The amazing thing about the people at Toronto Street Cats is their selfless commitment and grassroots attitude. They didn’t wait for the government, public or private sectors to step in. They saw a problem, put their minds to it, and started hammering out the solution with whatever resources were at hand. Based on the size of the problem and the available resources, watching this group work is a bit like watching salmon swim upstream: it looks like there’s no way they’re going to make it, yet they always do. We’re proud to be able to contribute, in some small way, to this fantastic volunteer effort.
Our feeling about Toronto Street Cats can be summed up by a quote attributed to Mohandas Gandhi:
The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way it treats its animals.