District 46: Resources for Clubs

Optimist Organizations

Beyond Optimist International, there are two other Optimist Organizations that are vital to our to our clubs. If you need access to any of their websites, you can click the links below.

Canadian Children's Optimist Foundation (CCOF)

The Canadian Children’s Optimist Foundation is a registered non-profit organization headquartered in Montreal, Canada. With a network of more than 500 clubs and more than 14,000 members across the country, they support many kinds of initiatives serving Canadian youth, our common future.

For more information, click this link.

Junior Optimist International (JOI)

Junior Optimist International  (JOI – pronounced “joy”) is the umbrella organization for the JOI youth clubs.

Each JOI Club has an adult advisor, usually a teacher who attends all meetings and projects of the JOI Club. It is not a requirement for the advisor to be an Optimist member.

Local Optimist Clubs sponsor JOI Clubs in the area schools. The Optimist Club representative’s role is to support the advisor by being a sounding board as well as a liaison between the JOI Club, the local Optimist Club and Junior Optimist International.

For more information, click this link.

Club Dues

OI Dues and Fees 2023-2024 (CDN exchange is set annually) 

ACH Direct Debit Authorization Program

The Optimist Creed

Promise Yourself

To be so strong that nothing can disturb your peace of mind.

To talk health, happiness and prosperity to every person you meet.

To make all your friends feel that there is something in them.

To look at the sunny side of everything and make your optimism come true.

To think only of the best, to work only for the best, and to expect only the best.

To be just as enthusiastic about the success of others as you are about your own.

To forget the mistakes of the past and press on to the greater achievements of the future.

To wear a cheerful countenance at all times and give every living creature you meet a smile.

To give so much time to the improvement of yourself that you have no time to criticize others.

To be too large for worry, too noble for anger, too strong for fear, and too happy to permit the presence of trouble.

Download a copy of the creed here.