A UNIQUE PARTNERSHIP BETWEEN SIMPLE PLAN FOUNDATION AND UMQ TO PROFIT QUEBEC YOUTH CENTERS
14 mai 2013
The Simple Plan Foundation has recently concluded an innovative partnership with the Union of Quebec Municipalities (UMQ), in cooperation with Quebec Association of Youth Centers. Every municipalities, in all regions of Quebec, are invited to create jobs especially reserved to young people at the crucial moment where they quit the youth centers and have to face the difficult passage to adulthood and become self-sufficient. A pilot project is already going on in Rimouski, Rivière-du-Loup, Matane et Varennes.
This new partnership was announced during the Quebec municipalities annual conference by two members of Simple Plan present for the occasion, Sébastien Lefebvre and Jeff Stinco, on May 10th, 2013. The Simple Plan Foundation donated $20 000, in addition to the donation of $10 000 by the lawyers firm Dufresne, Hébert, Comeau.
The Simple Plan Foundation is proud to have initiated the project and thanks its partners for taking part in it with enthousiasm. We hope that this youth-oriented employment plan will be developing all over Quebec, offering a « first chance » to thousand of young people who need it.
THE CASINO EVENING WAS A GREAT SUCCESS !
13 mai 2013
The casino evening, entirely organized last week-end by a Simple Plan fan, Marie-Claude St-Germain, was definitely a big success. All the guests were delighted with this first experience and the benefit event finally surpassed its objective, raising $1 500 that will be donated to the Simple Plan Foundation.
Congratulations Marie-Claude !
And thank you to everyone who encouraged her !
CASINO AND DANCE EVENING TO PROFIT THE SPF
15 avril 2013
Once again, one of the faithful Simple Plan’s fans, Marie-Claude St-Germain, decided to organize a benefit event to profit the foundation.
This special casino and dance evening will offer a lively atmosphere, with the presence of a DJ and many prizes to win. Because of the bar, access has to be limited to the over 18s.
This evening will take place on Saturday, May 11th, 2013, from 7 :00 pm to 2 :00 am, at the Centre communautaire de Sainte-Marthe-sur-le-Lac, 99, rue de la Mairie, J0N 1P0.
Information : Marie-Claude St-Germain : firstname.lastname@example.org or twitter @marie1neige
You are warmly invited to encourage this generous initiative, that will allow you to have fun as well as to contribute to help young people in need, since all proceeds will be donated to the Simple plan Foundation.
A big thank you to Marie-Claude and to everyone who will take part in the event !
TSSML: TRAVELLING TO VIETNAM AND LEARNING ABOUT HUMAN TRAFFICKING
5 avril 2013
Last May, Simple Plan traveled to Hanoi, Vietnam to participate in the massive MTV Exit project to raise awareness and help educate youth on the dangers and realities of human trafficking and exploitation. During their time there, the guys spent time with survivors and learned more about the global issue from local educators on what the reality is like to be an individual who is at risk of human trafficking.
In true Simple Plan fashion, the guys documented their experiences and want everyone to get involved in helping to end these horrific crimes. In partnership with MTV Exit, USAid, AusAID and WalkFree, Simple Plan has released their video diary of their journey in Vietnam. You can read more about it on MTV Buzzworthy and also watch the SP+MTVExit video for "This Song Saved My Life".
SP FEATURED IN SAMARITAIN MAGAZINE
2 avril 2013
Simple Plan are so proud to be honoured with the Allan Slaight Humanitarian Spirit Award, which they were presented with during Canadian Music Week in Toronto. On receiving the award, the band shared the story of how they came to be inspired to start the Simple Plan Foundation and the legacy they can leave to inspire a new generation.
Samaritan Magazine shares some of the band's thoughts on the philosophy behind the SPF and excerpts from their gala speech. Read on!
Allan Slaight Humanitarian Spirit Award
22 mars 2013
As announced earlier last Fall, Simple Plan has received the Allan Slaight Humanitarian Spirit Award 2013 during the Canadian Music Week gala, held in Toronto Thursday, March 21, 2013.
Present at the ceremony, the members of the band were very proud to be honoured once again for their charitable work with the Simple Plan Foundation. They are very thankful to the Slaight Family and, also, to their fans who have always supported them over the years.
On the occasion of the award ceromony, the online magazine Samaritan is publishing a very interesting article about Simple Plan’s humanitarian legacy.
SIMPLE PLAN HONOURED WITH QUEEN'S DIAMOND JUBILEE MEDAL
7 février 2013
Simple Plan has been chosen as one of the recipients of the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal, as presented by His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Govenor General of Canada! SP is being honoured and dressed with these medals for their work with the Simple Plan Foundation. The medal is awarded to deserving Canadians to recognize and celebrate their contributions and achievements, as well as their dedication of service to fellow citizens, the community and their country.
Here's Jeff's Twitter photos from today and check out the guys with all the recipients on the Govenor General's Twitter. Congratulations!
photo: Cpl Roxanne Shewchuk, Rideau Hall
SIMPLE PLAN IS NOMINATED PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR 2012
15 janvier 2013
Following the distinctions they have recently received, and to recognize their commitment to young people, especially through the Simple Plan Foundation, the daily newspaper La Presse and the national broadcaster (French-language station) Radio-Canada, two of the most important medias in Quebec, have nominated Simple Plan Personality of the Year 2012.
The members of the band were very proud and thankful to be the recipients of such a prestigious award among the 52 Personalities of the Week 2012. The names of the prize winners in each category hace been announced during the gala Le meilleur de nous-mêmes, held in Montreal and broadcasted on Radio-Canada Sunday, January, the 13th, 2013.
SIMPLE PLAN CHAT ON THE YAHOO! CANADA AWARD
14 décembre 2012
THE ANNUAL BENEFIT EVENT WAS ONCE AGAIN A SUCCESS
30 novembre 2012
The members of Simple Plan, the volunteers of the foundation and all their partners are proud to announce that the benefit lunch MUSIK with Simple Plan, which took place at the Montreal Science Center, last November 18th, was a great success.
The benefit lunch raised more than $160 000
Organized within the context of the exhibition MUSIK : from sound to emotion and held under the patronage of L. Jacques Ménard, president, Quebec, of BMO Financial Group, with the participation of many well-knowed Montreal restaurants, and other partners and sponsors, the lunch gave the guests the opportunity to meet the members of the band, as well as the popular hosts Éric Salvail and Isabelle Racicot, to take photos and to take part in an auction and a draw. It was followed by an intimate acoustic concert.
We are sincerely grateful to everyone who has contributed in a way or another to make possible such a successful event. The lunch has surpassed its objective, raising more than $160 000!
List of our partners, donators and sponsors
The Simple Plan Foundation happy to announce more than $250 000 in donations to various charities and reaches $1 000 000 in overall donations
As they have done over the last 5 years, the Simple Plan Foundation announced at their annual benefit event the list of organizations dedicated to helping youth receiving donations totaling more than $252 000. This is the highest amount to date given by the Foundation, thus surpassing the $1 000 000 mark since its inception, a very proud moment for the band.
For the first time this year, the Foundation has chosen to feature certain causes that correspond best to their objectives by making a more substantial donation to organizations which represent them.
The 3 featured for 2012-2013 were:
- War Child Canada: helping victims of the crisis in Congo, a donation matched this year by the Slaight Family Foundation.
- Sainte-Justine Hospital Foundation: dedicated to the Simple Plan Multi-media room project, a special area equipped with the latest electronic equipment & new technologies, dedicated to the service of multi-specialties & transplant department, in the hopes of improving the quality of life of it’s young patients who will often spend very long periods of time hospitalized.
- Dr. Julien Foundation: for the purchase & renovation of an abandoned community center in order to consolidate the Garage à Musique project, and thus offer an accessible et safe environment to troubled youth towards the development & practice of music, as a stimulating alternative to potential destructive behavior or dropping out of school.
Representatives of these 3 organizations were present and spoke to the huge benefits of these generous donations.
Beyond these specific organizations, the Simple Plan Foundation continues to support various causes, for instance anti-bullying campaigns such as Jeunesse J’écoute, GRIS, and Tel-Jeunes via their Intimider c’est dépassé campaign. Additionally, Pierre Bouvier has just recently participating in the Artists against Bullying campaign, joining several of Canada’s top artists to record a new version of the Cindy Lauper classic True Colours.
Internationally, the Foundation continues to offer its support to a number of humanitarian causes, such as the fight against modern human trafficking around the world, recently playing a sold-out show in Hanoi in collaboration with MTV Vietnam for this particular cause.
Simple Plan receives 2 prestigious humanitarian awards
In recognition of their work via the Simple Plan Foundation, the band was recently honoured with two very prestigious awards: the Allan Waters Humanitarian Award received at the 2012 Juno ceremony, and the Allan Slaight Humanitarian Spirit Award, with the band to receive this honor in March 2013 during Canadian Music Week. The group members are extremely proud to be the youngest recipients of these 2 prestigious awards, and hope that their experience can inspire other young artists to get involved in their own way. Of course these types of honors are rarely won without the support and tireless work of a temp of partners & collaborators, and Simple Plan wish to thank everyone who has helped them in these endeavors.