About Toastmasters International


Toastmasters International is a world leader in communication and leadership development, serving 352,000 members in 16,400 clubs in 141 countries.
It was founded in October 1924 by Dr. Ralph C. Smedley, at the YMCA in Santa Ana, California. It is registered as a not for profit educational organization in that State. The world headquarters is located in Englewood, Colorado.
District 86 is part of Toastmasters International and serves the heartland of Ontario from Sault Ste. Marie in the north to Welland in the south, from Sarnia in the west to Markham in the east - and all communities in between - except Toronto and Eastern Ontario. Created in 2008, District 86 has over 240 clubs and growing, with 5,000 members, 10 Divisions, and 62 Areas. This includes community clubs, corporate clubs, university / college clubs, government clubs, and bilingual clubs.


Member Opportunities Available Through the Clubs


• Gain speaking experience that relates to specific career needs.
• Develop and practise a variety of leadership skills.
• Sharpen their listening and evaluation skills.
• Give impromptu talks on assigned topics.
• Learn and practise techniques of effective public speaking.
• Prepare and deliver formal speeches on subjects of their own choosing.
• Learn and practise proper parliamentary procedures.
• Preside over meetings, gaining experience in running effective meetings.
• Gain personal confidence that will help when speaking to one person or one thousand people.

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District Executive Committee

 

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Learn more about our organization:

District Director, District 86

Program Quality Director District 86

Club Growth Director District 86

Public Relations Manager 

Administration - Finance Manager , Administration Manager, Logistics Manager, Parliamentarian

Divison Directors / Area Directors

 

 

 

How We Service Members

Members are the heart and foundation of Toastmasters International. Below is a representation of each service level in support of the membership and how they work within Toastmasters International.

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Member Opportunities

Members have opportunities to:

  • Gain speaking experience that relates to specific career needs.
  • Develop and practice a variety of leadership skills.
  • Sharpen their listening and evaluation skills.
  • Give regular impromptu talks on assigned topics.
  • Learn and practice techniques of effective public speaking.
  • Prepare and deliver formal speeches on subjects of their own choosing.
  • Learn and practice proper parliamentary procedures.
  • Preside over meetings, gaining experience in running effective meetings.
  • Gain personal confidence that will help when speaking to one person or one thousand.

About Toastmasters International

District 86 is part of Toastmasters International, a growing organization serving 332,000 members in more than 15,400 clubs in 135 countries.  Toastmasters International (www.toastmasters.org) was founded in October 1924 by Dr. Ralph C. Smedley at the YMCA in Santa Ana, California. It is registered as a not for profit educational organization in the state of California.

Toastmasters International Values:  Respect • Integrity • Service • Excellence
Our Principles:  Lead By Example • Work / Play as a Team 

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