About Us

A message from Parveen Dhupar

Life is about change, constantly learning and challenging ourselves to improve. People Who Give is an evolution of 100 Guys Who Care, 100 Women Who Care and 100 People Who Care. Over the last 4 years I was a contributing member of the these groups and I noticed several challenges, some which included:

  1. We could never get to 100 people. The most we had was around 60 people, and that was when we did a joint event between the women and guys groups.
  2. People would have to commit to being a member of the group, which meant you had to attend 4 sessions and if you could not attend any session you were still obliged to donate $100 towards the chosen charity.
  3. The presentations started to shift from a member presenting about a charity to members bringing the charity representative to speak directly to the group. We had a mix of styles in presentations making it difficult to pick one winner.
  4. Many times we would have only one charity there to present and it was usually a representative from the charity. We would then frantically try to get 2 people on the spot to speak on other deserving charities so that we could have a vote between 3 charities. Often the charity that came prepared would not win, leaving a negative feeling.
  5. Organizing fell on a few people and they did not have the time and resources to run the events effectively with marketing, registration, regular communication, event management and more.

After consultation with many past members to understand what was working and not working, we ran a virtual 100 People Who Care event during COVID-19 as a pilot to address these challenges. One of the changes was to have my team at BTI Brand Innovations take care of all the planning, organizing, marketing, logistics and onsite event management. This way we could give back time to our volunteers, allowing them to enjoy the event, all while learning, meeting new people in the community and donating to a charity in need.

Thanks to the generosity of our participants, we achieved a new benchmark for maximum participation at a single event in the history of 100 People Who Care; with 74 virtual participants having donated a total amount of over $8,721 between the 3 presenting charities. Responses to our post event surveys were magnificent. 100% participants felt that the new approach and proposed changes were progressive and considerate. Participants’ encouragement inspired BTI Brand Innovations to rebrand the program as “People Who Give”. We pledge to work relentlessly to make a big impact on charities in the community while increasing their exposure.

If this looks like something you want to be a part of, then register for our mailing list today! There is no commitment to being a member or having to attend all the sessions. Participate as often as you like, meet people in the community, learn about charities in need, make an impact by giving any amount of your choice to 1, 2, or all 3 charities. 

How We Work

  • Each participant is welcome to donate as much as they can per event, four times a year. No amount is too small. Your gesture and support matters.
  • Events are conducted in approximately 90 minutes.
  • Any participant willing to nominate a charity for presentation at an event can reach out to us directly so that we can prepare the charity in advance for future events.
  • Three eligible charities will be selected in advance and will be ready to present at each event.
  • A representative from the selected charities will make a 5-minute brief presentation about the charity and how the funds collected will be used.
  • Each participant will then select one, two or all three presenting charities.
  • Each participant will donate as much as they can online from their smartphone, issue a cheque or give cash directly to the charity.
  • No need to choose one charity over the other. All presenting charities will be winners. No one leaves disappointed.
  • Participants will receive a tax receipt directly from each recipient charity in due course.
  • Participants who are unable to attend an event can learn about the presenting charities and make a donation online to one, two or all three of the selected charities.
  • Presenting charities must serve the local community and provide individual tax receipts directly to contributing participants.
  • The presenting charity must agree not to give out participants’ information to any third parties except for tax purposes.
  • We encourage all participants to attend our quarterly People Who Give events. Together we can make a difference. No amount is too small, but your gesture will help local charities in a big way.
  • meet.
  • network.
  • learn.
  • give.

Frequently Asked Questions


No. This is a separate entity brought to you by BTI Brand Innovations. With the idea of supporting charities in our community, People Who Give is more flexible and focused on giving to all presenting charities.
Our events will be a mix of both virtual and in-person live events. The event format will be decided in advance.
If you would like to participate, please register for our next event listed under the Events page. Follow BTI Brand Innovations' Facebook page to get the latest updates on upcoming events
Events will take approximately 90 minutes. We aim to start at 7pm and should be done by 8:30pm. There will be time for socializing, eating and drinking before, during and after the formal part of each meeting.
  • Sign-in at the registration desk upon arrival and collect your name tag.
  • Opening remarks & update from the previous event’s recipient charities.
  • Each presenting charity representative will make a brief 5-minute presentation.
  • Selection of one, two or all three presenting charities and ballot tabulation of each charity receiving donation amount.
  • Announce the donation amount for each presenting charity.
  • Group photograph with the big cheque of each presenting charity
Yes. Your donations are made directly to the charity/charities you select, not to People Who Give. Tax receipts will be issued to you directly by the charity.
If you cannot participate in a particular event, you can learn about the presenting charities online and if you choose to, make donation directly to your preferred one, two or all three charities. There are no strict obligations. We would look forward to seeing you at subsequent events.
No. In each event, we have different charities presenting. We want you to learn about them and donate directly to the selected charities.
You can always donate more to a charity separately on your own, but for the purposes of People Who Give, we make one big donation as a group. To make a big impact we want to give $10,000+ dollars.
No, we would be thrilled to have as many as possible people attending each event.
Absolutely. We encourage them to register through our events page.
Our website will have the most up to date info at all times. We will also email the group periodically with updates as well as use Facebook. Follow BTI Brand Innovations on social media for latest updates. You may wish to add peoplewhogive@teambti.com to your address book to avoid having our emails going into your spam folder. If you change your email address, please let us know.
Your personal information (including name, email, address, phone number) is collected strictly for the purpose of tax receipts and keeping in contact with you. People Who Give and BTI Brand Innovations will not sell, give or otherwise share your personal information with any third party without your express consent, unless required to do so by law. We may occasionally recognize our participants via social media and other media.


Not-for-profit organizations and charity representatives can fill out a nomination form or reach out to us directly at peoplewhogive@teambti.com. People Who Give will connect with you for further discussion.
Any local, registered charity serving the community that can issue individual tax receipts is eligible. Click here to verify the charitable status of an organization (according to the CRA).
Once the charity has presented, it will not be considered again for another 2 years.

Other Questions?

You can e-mail them to us.

Presentation Tips for Charities

The most effective presentation is one that is informal and simple. The more information you can provide is great but remember you only have 5 minutes.
Here is a list of topics that charity representative should be prepared to discuss:

  • What is the name of the organization?
  • Where is the organization located?
  • What is the mission of the organization?
  • What purpose does the organization serve? (who are you? what do you do? how do you do it?)
  • How would the organization benefit from receiving the donation?
  • How will the funds be used?
  • What other sources of funding does the organization have (i.e. how needy is the organization)?
  • Can you issue tax receipts?
  • If chosen to present, to whom would the group make a donation payable to?
  • Describe your personal interactions with the organization or how you learned of the organization.