TennoCon 2019: The Warframe community raised $250,000 CAN for Canadian Mental Health Association

    
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What better way to wrap up TennoCon 2019 than with a shout out and hearty thanks to the generosity of Digital Extremes and Warframe players? You guys rock! A key component of TennoCon since its inception in 2016 is to donate ticket sale proceeds to a local charity. This year, the studio is giving $250,000 CAD raised to Canadian Mental Health Association, Middlesex. Besides ticket sales, fans could donate directly throughout the convention and during the TennoLive broadcast. The organization was also on hand at the con providing information about its programs as well as outreach numbers for any who might need them.

The generosity of the players increases each year. Previous year’s donations went to the following charity partners: Outward Bound Canada in 2016, a program that assists youth, women, and veterans ($78,839 CAD); Covenant House Toronto in 2018, which helps at-risk youth ($150,000 CAD); and Canada Learning Code in 2018, a program that offers technology education to women, girls, people with disabilities, Indigenous youth, and newcomers ($200,000 CAD).

Way to go Digital Extremes and Warframe community!

Disclosure: In accordance with Massively OP’s ethics policy, we must disclose that Digital Extremes funded our writer’s travel to and accommodation at this event. The studio has neither requested nor been granted any control or influence over our coverage.
Get caught up on all of our coverage of this year’s Tennocon!

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Eliandal

I’m sure that considering what’s happening in Ontario right now, that donation is greatly appreciated. Kudos to DE!

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rafael12104

Well done DE.

I was not aware that ticket proceeds went to charity.

Man, I hate to gush but… DE just does things right while many others just can’t, won’t or don’t. *shrug*

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Alex Willis

This is very touching.

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Bruno Brito

This is pretty cool

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Godnaz

Good to see this happening. Mental health is IMO, the most overlooked and pressing issue we have today. From the figures we have running our governments down to that homeless person sleeping under the 3rd Avenue bridge. Identifying and treating depression and mental illness not only benefits the person who’s dealing with the issues but also all of the people who they interact with. It’s nice to see a worthy cause like this get selected for fund raising.