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The CASCO Impact: Telfer Student Non-Profit Organization to Help CHEO

The CASCO Impact: Telfer Student Non-Profit Organization to Help CHEO


– I hope that for all of the
people that are involved now that in 20 years they
look back and say like, “CASCO really impacted my life.” (inspirational music) My name is Michaela
McLaughlin, I’m 22 years old, and I’m the president of CASCO this year, and I’m a fourth year student
at the University of Ottawa. (upbeat music) I actually moved here from
Ireland when I was 11 years old. I started working for CASCO
three years ago now this year, actually because a family that I was really close with at my work, their daughter was four years old, and she was diagnosed with brain cancer. So she was receiving treatment at CHEO, and then almost around the same time, I heard about CASCO,
which is an initiative that fundraises for CHEO. So I thought, why not
help out in that way, since I couldn’t help
out directly, obviously. – My name is Farah Osman, I’m
a third year marketing student at the Telfer School of Management, and I’m the Director of Growth
and Development on CASCO. I graduated high school here,
and then it just made sense to go to uOttawa so I
can stay close to home, and Telfer was a great school, so I completely fell
in love with the energy and the people around,
and things like that. And I was like, I have to join as soon as they start their
interviews for the coming year, and that’s how I found CASCO. (upbeat music) – My name is Grace Tang, and I am the VP Marketing for CASCO. I am in 4th year at Telfer. In the marketing team, we work on the promotion and we work together to bring more people together. I am a volunteer for the CASCO organization which is the “Commerce and Administration Student Charity Organization” It’s an organization fully run by students to fundraise for CHEO. which is the children’s hospital of eastern Ontario. We have a big gala and I help setup the stage, the lights, and I make sure everything is going well. It’s not only about the amount that we fundraise. It’s really about the moments we create. – My mandate for this year for our
20th year was to really show the impact that we’ve had on the community
over the past 20 years, so we’ve been focusing a
lot more on, basically, outreach in the community, so we’ve been doing a lot more events where we would get exposure to people who don’t necessarily know about us, so outside the university, or outside the Sandy Hill community, and we’ve been working on
extending into the community by working with CHEO to see
what it is that they need, and we’re holding more events
that sort of tailor to that. – Well CASCO’s all about
building the community, and doing good for the community. So you can’t really do that without having those roots
in the community as well. It’s important to have
people know who we are, and what we do, so that we can spread our
impact in greater ways. For me, CASCO is like a big family that works together for a good cause. (upbeat music) – I find that the more I
become involved within Telfer, the more I grow personally
and professionally. I manage my time better,
I’m a more organized person, I’m a stronger leader, all
those things and opportunities that Telfer was able to give me. – What drives me to put
so much energy into CASCO is it’s just being able to
see everything come together at the end of the year. It’s a really incredible
moment to see, you know, a full year’s effort from 100 people go into these two shows, and then to raise so much money
for CHEO as well, obviously. So basically any time that
it gets really stressful, or I’m like, how many
hours are there in a day, I’m just like, the whole
goal is getting to the gala and being able to see everyone’s efforts really come together and pay off.

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