Students of UC participate in a number of charitable activities and community outreach programmes, allowing them to understand and appreciate the need for giving back to the community. Students are well aware that not everybody lives a privileged lifestyle, and are taught that they do not own the world but rather share it collectively with others. Through various programmes and charitable causes, UC has a tradition of giving back to society. Students participate in a variety of events which have been outlined below.
Every year UC participates in the Jump Rope for Heart and Hoops for Heart event with proceeds benefiting the Heart and Stroke Foundation.
Students at UC participate in the Terry Fox Run with proceeds going to the Terry Fox Foundation and cancer research. This has become a popular event held every September.
In addition to having our students participate in the Markham Remembrance Day ceremony, the Remembrance Day Poppy Drive is an annual event at UC. Each year all students are provided with a poppy and a small envelope for a voluntary contribution. We are pleased to present an annual donation to the Veterans Association of Markham.
Each year, UC supports Toy Mountain and The Salvation Army by donating toys to struggling families through the CTV Toy Mountain Campaign.
With festive parade floats, bands, dance troupes, and the guest of honour Santa Claus, it is a magical night for all.
UC’ band performs in the annual Markham Santa Claus Parade, a City of Markham event presented by the Rotary Club of Markham Sunrise Inc. and the Markham-Unionville Rotary Club (not-for-profit organizations serving the residents and community of Markham, Ontario).
Local Lions Club programmes include sight conservation, hearing and speech conservation, diabetes awareness, youth outreach, international relations, environmental issues, and other programmes.
For almost four decades, supporting partner agencies has been an integral part of the important work carried out by the United Way York Region (UWYR), chief among our community outreach programmes.
Annually the UC Parent Association and the UC Student Council partner with Five with D.R.I.V.E. to engage UC in the Sponsor-A-Family Programme which provides families in need with small gifts of toys, clothes, household items, and food during the holiday season.
The Small Schools Athletic Federation was developed to provide small schools and/or independent schools with a definite avenue for, but not limited by, the expression of physical talents. Our purpose is multifold. We want to provide girls and boys with the opportunity to participate in a variety of activities at a higher level of skill than generally found in the intramural programme. The Federation of small schools also encourages students to participate in activities in a climate of fair play and sportsmanship.
Being among the best private schools in Markham, our partnership with the Markham Public Library enhances our services to our school community. The partnership with MPL enables our students to have 24/7 access to library materials including books, e-books, on-line catalogues and databases. Students and parents will be able to reserve and renew books on their home devices. Teachers will be able to create book lists for students who can also create their own “shelves” of books that they have read. They can then share these with other students and with their teachers.