Who We Support
Recipients listed alphabetically in each category.
360 Kids, Markham, ON Helps vulnerable children, youth and families by creating a safe environment. About Face - Camp Trailblazers, Toronto Provides support and assistance to people living with a facial difference. Adam's Dream Fund, Toronto Lends support for two special programs at Toronto's Hospital for Sick Children: Paediatric Oncology (Cancer) Research and the Therapeutic Clown Program. Akosia, Toronto A foundation that helps less fortunate children through creative projects that offer nourishment and educational programs in Africa and elsewhere. Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation, Calgary, AB Raising funds for children and families benefiting from the Alberta Children’s Hospital. Arts For Children and Youth, Toronto Offers arts education programs to children and youth in under-resourced communities and schools. BC Children's Hospital, Vancouver, BC Offering treatment for seriously ill or injured children in BC and the Yukon. Big Brothers Big Sisters, Waterloo, ON Helps young people by giving them a mentor who provides guidance to kids and family members. Bobby Orr Hall of Fame, “Celebrity Golf Classic,” Parry Sound, ON Supports education programs for schools and sports teams and introduces young people to Parry Sound’s sports heritage and performing arts. Boys and Girls Club of Kingston & Area, Kingston, ON Providing after-school programs for children and youth. Camp Aim Day, Toronto Provides children with special needs the opportunity to participate in recreational and social activities. Camp Kivita, Bracebridge, ON A camp for children living with organ failure, or those who recently had an organ transplant. Camp Oochigeas, Toronto A summer camp that provides a supportive, caring environment for children with cancer. Canuck Place, Vancouver, BC Provides specialized pediatric palliative care for children with a life-threatening illness and support for their families. Chase’s Gift, Burlington, ON Holds annual event to raise funds for families dealing with pediatric cancer. Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario Foundation, Ottawa, ON Providing care to children and youth from eastern Ontario and western Quebec. Children’s International Summer Village (CISV), Victoria, BC Brings together young people from all over the world to foster cross-cultural understanding and friendships in the hope of achieving peaceful solutions to worldwide problems. Children's Treatment Centre of Chatham-Kent, Chatham, ON Therapy services for children with physical, developmental and communication needs. Christie Lake Kids, Ottawa, ON Providing recreation and skill-building programs for economically disadvantaged children. College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario, Toronto Supports the Etobicoke Auxiliary of the Children's Aid Society. DAREarts, Palgrave, ON Uses arts programs to educate youth and children facing life challenges. Dean's List Tour, Toronto Empowers youth in Grades 5 through 12 to turn away from violence and focus on education, music and the arts. Dr. Jay Children's Charitable Foundation, Toronto Supporting families with children facing a terminal illness. Dreams Take Flight Canada, Calgary, AB Organizes free trips for special needs children. Ethan's Toques & Mittens Bonspiel, Montreal, QC An initiative by Ethan Chatham, 12, to raise funds for the new Shriners Hospital for Children in appreciation of the treatment he and his brother received there. Flat Rock Rapids Camp, Vanderwater Conservation Area, ON Hosts outdoor camping facilities for Scouts. Friends of Israel Scouts, Toronto Non-political youth movement promoting friendship between Israeli youth and their North American counterparts. Giant Steps Toronto/York Region, Thornhill, ON A school and therapy centre assisting children with autism specialized therapies, life skills and integration. Grandview Children's Centre, Oshawa, ON Provides specialized programs and outpatient clinical treatment for children and youth with special needs. Harlem Growth, Manhattan New York, NY Providing programs for youth in urban farming, sustainability and nutrition. Hastings and Prince Edward Regional Chorus, Belleville, ON Providing vocally talented children the opportunity to participate in a semi-professional choir. Hats Off 2 Kidz Foundation, Toronto Raises funds for leukemia research at The Hospital For Sick Kids. Herbie Fund, Toronto Helps children around the world receive surgical treatment at The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto. Hincks-Dellcrest Foundation, Toronto Supports mental health research, education and services for infants, children, youth and their families. The Hospital for Sick Children, – “Banana Bash,” Toronto Uses proceeds from SickKids Foundation to fund research and improve lives of children, also prepares weekly performances at the Bear Theatre for patients to watch in hospital. Inner City Angels, Toronto Provides affordable art programs for disadvantaged children, youth and families. Jays Care Foundation, Toronto, ON Provides safe spaces for children and youth to play baseball, and also supports other baseball organizations. Jenna's Annual Lemonade Stand - Lymphoma Canada, Thornhill, ON Supporting the lymphoma community through education, support and research. Kawartha-Haliburton Children's Foundation, Peterborough, ON Improves the lives of abused children with Children's Aid Society. Kennedy House Youth Services Inc., Toronto, ON Operating residential and secure programs for adolescents facing emotional, behavioural and legal challenges. Kids Help Phone, Toronto Provides Canadian children and youth with anonymous and professional counseling, referrals and information through various communication channels. Kids in the Wood Initiative (KIWI), Rouge Park, Toronto, ON Dedicated to reconnecting children and youth to nature through outdoor programs. Make A Wish Canada, Toronto Fulfills the special wishes of children with life-threatening illnesses. Million Dollar Smiles, Vaughan, ON Putting smiles on the faces of children facing life-threatening illnesses and medical adversity. Montreal Children's Hospital Foundation, Montreal, QC Offers family-centered outpatient care to children with complex medical needs. One Family, Jerusalem, Israel Assisting children who've lost a family member to a terrorist attack Playoff Hockey Challenge - "Auction for Wishes", Toronto Raises funds for the Ontario Chapter of the Children’s Wish Foundation of Canada. Philpott Inner City Children’s Tennis Fund, Toronto, ON Providing free summer tennis camps to Toronto children living in low income neighbourhoods. Project Canoe, Toronto Offers year-round wilderness programs focusing on helping disadvantaged youth to develop important life skills. Reach for the Rainbow, Toronto Organizes summer camps and year-round programs for children and young adults with disabilities in Ontario. Right to Play, Toronto Uses sports to promote the physical, social and emotional development of the world’s most disadvantaged children. Ronald McDonald House BC, Vancouver, BC Providing accommodation for seriously ill children (and their families) undergoing treatment at BC Children’s Hospital. Save a Child's Heart Foundation Canada, Toronto Israeli-based international project that provides unprivileged children with life-saving paediatric treatment regardless of their nationality, religion, colour, or gender. Schools Without Borders, Toronto Promotes responsibility and leadership in youth through unconventional initiatives. Scouts Canada, Ottawa, ON Offers educational programs for children and youth aged 5-26. Shining Through Centre for Children with Autism, Woodbridge, ON Provides therapy and education for children with autism and their families. Signature Vacations, Toronto Organizes flights for disadvantaged and special needs children. Sports for Kids Foundation, Edmonton, AB Promotes the value and other benefits of organized sports for youth. Spotlight Charity Film Festival, Toronto, ON Providing a platform for high school students in Toronto area to show their films. Raises funds for Sketch, which offers art programs for homeless or disadvantaged youth. Starlight Children’s Foundation of Canada, Toronto Dedicated to brightening the lives of seriously ill children and their families. The Children’s Wish Foundation of Canada, Pickering, ON Raises funds to grant a child affected by a life threatening illness with a wish. The Etobicoke Children’s Center, Etobicoke, ON Serving children with mental health and autism challenges. The Ronald McDonald House, Toronto Provides a home for seriously ill children and their families to heal better together. The Running and Reading Club, Burlington, ON A 32-week after-school program helping economically challenged inner-city children. Toys for Tots Canada, London, ON Supplies toys for children in need during major religious holidays and throughout the year. Treasure Life - Evan Ty Jenkins Pediatric Research Foundation, Edmonton, AB Supports children with cardiac disease and their journey through research, education and stroke prevention. Umbrella Central Day Care Services, Toronto Assists with setting up and administering day care programs for young children. World Vision, Washington, DC Works with children and families who live in dire poverty, tackling causes of injustice. YWCA’s Camp Tapawingo, Parry Sound, ON Offers programs for an all-girls camp on Georgian Bay.
A.B. Ellis Public School, Espanola, ON Auburn Drive High School, Halifax, NS Balmy Beach Public School, Toronto Blue Quills First Nations College, St. Paul, AB Bnei Akiva Schools Branksome Hall, Toronto Bruce Public School, Toronto Caistor Central Public School, Caistor Centre, ON Camille’s Public Elementary School, London, ON Clifford Bowey Public School Crescent High School, Toronto Frederick Banting Alternate High School, Kanata, Ottawa Gladys Speers Public School, Oakville, ON Harrowsmith Public School, South Frontenac, ON Hawthorn School, Toronto Jean Vanier Catholic Secondary School, Milton, ON Kempenfelt Bay School, Barrie, ON Kiddies Corner Preschool, Port Coquitlam, BC Lake Wilcox Public School, York Region, ON Leo Baeck Day School, Toronto/Thornhill McGill University, Montreal, QU Mulgrave School, West Vancouver, BC New York University Tisch School of the Arts, New York, NY Oriole Nursery School R.H. King Academy, Scarborough, ON Rick Hanson Public School, Aurora, ON Runnymede Public School, Toronto St. John Fisher School, Portland, OR St. Kateri School St. Mary’s Catholic Secondary School, Toronto St. Maximilian Kolbe Catholic High School, Aurora, ON St. Raymound Catholic Elementary School, Toronto, ON Sterling Hall School, Toronto Topcliff Public School, Toronto Toronto Heschel School / Gesher Abraham Foundation, Toronto University Liggett School, Grosse Pointe Woods, MI Upper Canada College (UCC), Toronto Villa Maria College, Montreal, QC Windsor House School, North Vancouver, BC
Assaulted Women’s Helpline, Toronto Provides a free and confidential 24-hour crisis line for women in Ontario experiencing abuse. Canadian Red Cross, Toronto Provides disaster volunteer services and injury prevention services, aids victims of armed conflicts. Herizon House, Ajax, ON Offers confidential services 24 hours a day along with a safe place for abused women and their children. Hope Worldwide, Wayne, PA Changing lives by delivering community-based services to third world countries. Ve'ahavta, Toronto Dedicated to "tikun olam” (repairing the world) through partnerships with the Canadian and with non-Jewish and international organizations on humanitarian initiatives. UNICEF Canada, Toronto Providing life essentials to children in need and in crisis around the globe.
Andrew Daniels Fish Foundation, Huntsville, ON Protecting the regeneration of fish in the Lake of Bays and Muskoka region. Canadian Wildlife Federation, Kanata, ON Aims to protect wildlife and its habitat by educating Canadians, advocating for responsible human action, and representing wildlife on conservation issues. Center for Place-based Education – Antioch University New England, Keene, New Hampshire Promotes a sustainable environment, economy and society by encouraging informed civic engagement. Century Foundation – New York, NY Research foundation that provides analyses of economic, political and social institutions and issues. David Suzuki Foundation, Vancouver, BC Uses science and education to promote solutions that protect nature. Flick Off, Toronto A cross-country campaign that educated Canadians about global warming and encouraged less energy usage. Forests Ontario, Toronto The voice of those seeking to protect Ontario's forests through donations, sponsorships and tree planting. Lake Simcoe Conservation Foundation, Newmarket, ON Conducting educational projects for a healthy Lake Simcoe Region ecosystem. Manitoulin Streams Improvement Association, Manitowaning, ON Rehabilitating the aquatic ecosystems on Manitoulin Island through strategic projects. Planet in Focus, Toronto Produces and promotes environmental films and videos that explore the world we live in. Tides Canada Foundation, Vancouver, BC Identifies environmental challenges and encourages activism on issues surrounding water and oceans, conservation, food, the Arctic and more. Toronto Community Foundation – Toronto Helps people invest in Toronto to improve quality of life. Trout Unlimited Canada, Calgary, AB Devoted to conserve, protect and restore Canada’s freshwater ecosystems and cold water sources. Waterkeeper Alliance, Irvington, NY Supports local Waterkeeper programs that protect waterways and their local communities. Wildlife Preservation Canada, Guelph, ON Saves animal species at risk from extinction in Canada. World Wildlife Fund Canada, Toronto One of Canada’s largest conservation organizations focused on the protection and restoration of the environment.
Community, Culture, Education, etc:
ABC Life Literacy Canada, Toronto Raises awareness of adult literacy issues. American Jewish Historical Society, New York, NY Fosters awareness and appreciation of the US Jewish heritage and serves as a national scholarly resource for related research. Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto One of the largest art museums in North America, host to various collections and exhibitions for artists around the world. Alameda Theatre Company, Toronto Canadian theatre company specializing in Latin American productions. American ORT, New York, NY Non-governmental education and training organization. Baycrest Centre Foundation, Toronto Dedicated to enriching the quality of life of the elderly. Beverly Hills Firefighters’ Association, Beverly Hills, CA Protecting and serving the Beverly Hills community on and off-duty. Big Brothers Big Sisters Toronto, Toronto Provides mentors to children and youth in need of additional positive adult support. Blake Clifford Memorial Fund, Windsor, ON Honouring the legacy of Blake Clifford by raising money for awards, bursaries and charitable donations in his name. B'nai Brith Canada, Toronto Serves as the independent voice of the Jewish community, representing its interests nationwide to government, NGOs and the wider Canadian public. BPSYC, Student Association for St. Lawrence College, Kingston, ON Raising funds for local charities and assisting the graduating class of St. Lawrence College. Brantford Police Association, Brantford, ON Proudly serving and protecting the citizens of the Brantford community. Bring it Girls Confidence Conference, London, ON Gives girls in grades 6, 7 and 8 the opportunity to discuss topics they may face at school, at home or in their everyday lives. Camp Misquah, Ottawa, ON Dedicated to improving the lives of people of all ages with developmental disabilities. Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, Toronto Promotes Canadian art and music. Canadian Centre for Abuse Awareness, Toronto Reducing the incidence and impact of sexual abuse through education and public awareness. Canadian Centre for Diversity, Toronto Builds a foundation of trust, understanding and respect between people of different faiths and ethnic backgrounds. Canadian Cultural Society of the Deaf, Toronto Represents the cultural interests of Canada’s Deaf population. Canadian Hadassah-WIZO, Montreal, QC A women's organization whose goal is to strengthen Canada’s partnership with Israel and ensure Jewish continuity. Canadian Opera Company, Toronto Largest producer of opera in North America. Coastal Jazz & Blues Society, Vancouver, BC Contributes to the local, national and international jazz scene. Community Centre, Town of Wilkie, SK Providing a recreational space for the people of Wilkie. CrazyLady Productions, Niagara, ON Specializing in relevant contemporary theatre that explores meaningful issues in people's lives. Daily Bread Food Bank, Toronto Non-partisan agency dedicated to eliminating hunger through neighbourhood-run food banks. Directors Guild of Canada, Toronto Represents personnel involved in the areas of direction, design, production and editing in the film and television industry. Durham Region Transit Commission, Whitby, ON Hosts annual charity golf tournaments to raise money for the Special Olympics, sport training programs and competitions for athletes with intellectual disabilities. Elder Help - Peel, Brampton, ON Providing information, education and support services to elderly residents in the Peel Region. Eva's Initiatives, Toronto Helping homeless and at-risk youth to achieve short and long-term goals. Family Day Care Services, Toronto, Builds partnerships with families and communities while providing learning and care services. Federation of Medical Women of Canada, Ottawa, ON Advancing the well-being of women in the medical profession. FoodShare, Toronto Working with communities and schools to deliver healthy food and provide nutritional education. Gala des Etoiles, Montreal, QC Annual event that spotlights dancers from around the world. George Brown College - The Affair, Toronto An event evoking the 1920s Prohibition era in support of the College's scholarships and The Covenant House, a crisis centre for homeless youth. Gold Medal Plates, Toronto Celebrating excellence in cuisine by hosting culinary competitions and raising money for Canada’s high performance athletes. Green Thumbs Growing Kids, Toronto Advocates for connecting children to what they eat by giving them the tools to harvest their food and later enjoy it through a hands-on learning experience. Habitat for Humanity, Toronto Builds homes for low-income families struggling to afford their own residence. Halton Food for Thought, Burlington, ON A partnership with local schools providing less fortunate students with healthy food alternatives. Hands Across the Nations, Scarborough, ON Enhances the quality of life for impoverished communities in the developing world focusing on health, education and water. Heroes in Black, Toronto Offering, planning and other support services for homeless and at-risk youth across Canada. Historica Canada, Toronto Enhancing awareness of Canadian history and citizenship through diverse programs. Holocaust Memorial Centre, Montreal, QC Advances education about the Holocaust. Hope and Happiness Wellness Services, Toronto Providing programs and services for those suffering from addiction, grief and trauma. Houselink Community Homes, Toronto Dedicated to improving the quality of life of psychiatric patients and people who are homeless or otherwise marginalized by providing permanent affordable, supportive housing. Human Rights Watch - “Voices for Justice”, Toronto Monitors worldwide human rights abuses. Idea City, Toronto Gatherings that feature accomplished speakers from business, the arts, science, medicine, technology and other fields. Immigrant Services Calgary, Calgary, AB Working with immigrants to help them realize the full potential of their lives in Canada. Jewish Ethics Defined Conference (JEDx), Toronto Young professionals engage their peers in focusing on the meaning of success and achievement in today's world. Junior Achievement, Fredericton, NB Dedicated to helping elementary, middle and high school students to succeed in a global economy. Just For Laughs Comedy Festival, Montreal, QC Annual festival that offers performances from stand-up comedians, street theatre, and more. Kehillat Shaarei Torah of Toronto, Toronto A Modern Orthodox synagogue celebrating Jewish life. Kids 4 Peace, Toronto Interfaith education for peaceful coexistence of Jews and Arabs in the Middle East. Koffler Centre for the Arts - Bathurst Jewish Community Centre, Toronto Provides social, cultural and educational opportunities. Lake Scugog Camp, Nestleton, ON Provides free camping for children, youth and mothers affected by poverty. L'association Sportive de la Petite Bourgogne, Montreal, QC Helping seniors by giving them Christmas baskets and food vouchers. LAMP Community Health Centre, Etobicoke, ON Providing integrated programs and services to meet the health needs of the community. Learning Disabilities Association of Ontario, Toronto Improves the lives of those with learning disabilities through advocacy, research, education and other services. Leave Out Violence (LOVE), Toronto Aims to reduce violence among youth and in local communities. Linitzer Benefit Society, Toronto? Fostering relationships for Jewish people looking for a sense of belonging through meetings and socializing. Luminato, Festival of Arts and Creativity, Toronto Annual ten-day celebration of the arts in Toronto. Mamapalooza Music Festival, Toronto Encourages self-esteem among women through creative expression. MICBA Forum Italia Community Service, Mississauga, ON Providing quality care and services to the community. Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre, Toronto Serves the community, cultural, educational and recreational needs of downtown Toronto. Mount Pleasant Family Centre, Vancouver, BC Provides child-centre and family programs. Mumnet, Toronto Provides support by creating friendships for mothers living in the Greater Toronto Area. Muskoka Woods Youth Foundation, Scarborough, ON Supports the year-round programs of Muskoka Woods, a youth camp resort on Lake Rosseau. National Ballet School, Toronto A centre for developing young dancers. NBCUniversal Foundation, New York, NY Contributes funds, expertise and time to improve communities and the world around us. The NDG Food Depot, Montreal, QC Providing food for people with insufficient income in the Montreal community. National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA), Lexington, KY League office for the sport. Promotes horse racing in the United States. New Circles, Toronto Gives clothing to families living below the poverty line in the Toronto area. The Oakville Players, Oakville, ON Teaches skills and valuable lessons to those seeking a future in the theatre industry. Ontario Cooperative Education Association, Quispamsis, NB Supporting and providing resources for cooperative education and experimental learning professionals, teachers. Orchestra Toronto, Toronto Orchestra that provides symphonic musical accompaniment made up of primarily volunteers. Ottawa Senators Foundation, Kanata, ON Offers social, recreation and education programs for youth that promote both physical and mental wellness. Peel Regional Police, Mississauga, ON Committed to creating a safer environment of citizens in the Brampton, Mississauga and Caledon area. Philip Aziz Centre, Toronto Provides community-based home hospice care. Prosserman JCC, Toronto Committed to enriching life by providing social, educational, cultural and physical activities. Public Dreams – “The Fire Weavers", Vancouver, BC Promotes community participation in the arts through interactive and accessible public art programming. Queen's Park Ontario Legislature Program, Toronto A program for Ontario students to work in the Legislative Chamber as well as explore its history and traditions. Queen’s Women in Leadership Conference, Kingston, ON An educational conference for young women to share their experiences and celebrate their successes through seminars and interactive networking sessions. Ron White Foundation, Toronto Raises awareness of local and international human rights issues. Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Ottawa, ON Canada’s national police service. Save Haven Worship Centre, Pickering, ON A church foundation/fellowship group supporting Native leaders. Second Harvest, Toronto Providing fresh and healthy food to those experiencing hunger. Sexual Assault Centre of Edmonton, Edmonton, AB Supports children, adolescents and adults who have experienced sexual abuse or assault, and educates the public on sexual violence. Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA), Banff, AB Local chapter of organization developed to animal rights. Story Planet, Toronto Offers workshops for youth who don’t have access to creative writing and arts programming. TASSO: Toronto All Stars Steel Orchestra, Toronto Former students who play in orchestra band at various professional events. Terry Fox Run, Toronto Maintains the principles of Terry Fox while raising funds for cancer research through the annual Terry Fox Run. The Comedy Festival, Aspen, CO A comedy festival featuring stand-up performances. The Elliott Community, Guelph, ON Offering retirement homes and communities in Guelph. The First Narayever Congregation, Toronto A traditional egalitarian synagogue in downtown Toronto. The House, Toronto Offering programs for Jewish young adults to strengthen their Jewish values. The Nanny Angel Network, Toronto Providing free in-home childcare support for mothers with cancer, in need of palliative care and for families requiring additional relief during the bereavement period. The Petawawa Military Family Resource Centre, Petawawa, ON Provides childcare, social services, counselling, mental health programs and support for individuals and families within the military community. The Regent Park Film Festival, Toronto A free community festival showcasing local and international independent films from inner-city communities such as Regent Park, Canada’s largest and oldest public housing project. The Salvation Army, Toronto International charitable organization and Christian church, assisting the poor with both their physical and spiritual needs. The Saskatchewan Abilities Council, Regina, SK Enhancing people's independence and participation in the community through recreational services. The Teresa Group, Toronto Providing support to children and families affected by HIV and AIDS. Toronto International Film Festival, Toronto Annual festival showcasing various types of movies from around the world. Toronto Police, Toronto Committed to creating a safer environment for people in Toronto Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Toronto Symphonic ensemble that tours, records and holds performances at Roy Thompson Hall. Toronto United Way Employee Campaign, Toronto Works to create opportunities for a better life in Toronto. UJA Federation, Toronto Preserves and strengthens Jewish communities in the GTA, Israel and around the world. UJA - March of the Living International, New York, NY Educational trip to Poland and Israel that provides tours of former concentration camps and teaches young people lessons of the Holocaust. United Girls of the World, Vancouver, BC Assists in critical issues affecting girls and women, providing them tools to succeed. United Way Worldwide, Alexandria, VA Mobilizes local leaders and their communities to identify and address local human needs. University of Toronto Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Club (UofTBJJC), Toronto Weekly martial art, combat sport and self defense club. Violence Against Women Coordinating Committee – The York Region, Newmarket, ON Developing approaches to assist and empower women who have experienced violence. Weston King Neighbourhood Centre, Toronto, ON Provides support to people coping with economic or social barriers by way of programs and services. Women's Centre of York Region, Newmarket, ON Supporting women on their own personal journeys. Yee Hong Centre for Geriatric Care, Scarborough, ON Provides quality and culturally appropriate services for seniors to live their lives in a healthy and dignified way. YMCA Charities Canada, Toronto Provides programs and services that help children and youth become healthy adults. YWCA, Niagara Falls Aims to improve lives of women and girls by advocating for female leadership, accessible childcare, women’s economic security and ending violence against women. Youth Without Shelter, Toronto Working to end youth homelessness by providing a safe environment for those in need.
416 Community Support for Women, Toronto Offering programs for women suffering from addiction or mental health issues. AIDS Committee of Toronto, Toronto Provides support, HIV prevention and education services for people living with and at risk for HIV/AIDS. The Alberta Adolescent Recovery Centre, Calgary, AB Provides long-term therapeutic treatment for alcohol addicted residents. The Algoma Residental Community Hospice, Sault Ste. Marie, ON Provides the local community with compassionate end-of-life care to local residents and support for their families. The Alzheimer Society, Toronto Organization working nationwide to improve the quality of life for Canadians affected by Alzheimer Disease and advance the search for a cure. American Liver Foundation, New York, NY Promotes liver health and disease prevention. ALF provides research, education and advocacy for those affected by hepatitis and other liver-related disease. The Arthritis Society, Brampton, ON Providing funding for research to improve the quality of life of those struggling with arthritis. Asthma Society of Canada, Toronto Dedicated to enhancing quality of life and health for people living with asthma and related allergies. Auction for a Cure, Toronto Supporters of juvenile diabetes research place a bid on hotel stays, vacations and other unique items. Autism Speaks, Los Angeles, CA Parents, clinicians and scientists committed to accelerating biomedical research in autism by raising funds for research, education and outreach. BC Cancer Foundation, Vancouver, BC Raising money and funding cancer research. Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada, London, ON Raises funds for research into the cause and cure of brain tumours. Break Free Family Centre, Etobicoke, ON Providing care and therapeutic counseling services to youth, families, offenders and the community, to stop violence, addiction and self-destructive behaviour. Breast Cancer Action, Ottawa, ON Helps individuals in their recovery from cancer, providing resources during and after treatment. Canadian Association of Nurses in Oncology, Vancouver, BC Advancing oncology nursing through training and education to benefit Canadians afflicted with cancer. Canadian Blood Services – “Everyday Heroes”, Toronto Emphasizes importance of CBS volunteers and donors. Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation, Toronto Volunteer organization dedicated to fighting breast cancer. Canadian Cancer Society, Toronto Volunteer organization working to end cancer and improve the quality of life for those with the disease. Canadian Cancer Society – Halton Office, Oakville, ON Raising funds for cancer research and improving the quality of life for people living with the disease. Canadian Cosmetic, Toiletry and Fragrance Association Foundation, Toronto Supports women whose lives have been affected by cancer. Canadian Council on Rehabilitation and Work Developing meaningful employment for people with disabilities by teaching them important skills and building partnerships. Canadian Down Syndrome Conference, Calgary, AB Sharing the latest development and information from experts to help members of the down syndrome community. Canadian Foundation for AIDS Research, Toronto Raises funds for HIV/AIDS research to advance the search for a cure. Cardiac Health Foundation of Canada, Toronto Supports cardiac rehabilitation and advocates for education surrounding cardiac health. Carousel of Hope Aid, Toronto Provides education and counselling to the public about breast cancer. Canadian National Institute for the Blind, Toronto Building confidence to those who are blind or partially sighted to fully participate in life. Canadian Shaare Zedek Hospital Foundation, Toronto Raises funds to support Shaare Zedek Medical Centre in Jerusalem. Canal Pursuit for Mental Health, Guelph, ON Raises awareness and fights the sigma of mental health by collaborating with communities. Chemo Comfort Kits - Empowering Chemotherapy Patients, New York, NY Helps make chemotherapy easier for patients by providing them the tools to better cope with day-to-day needs as a cancer patient. CIBC Wood Gundy - Climb for the Cure, Toronto Employees climb Africa's highest peak, Mount Kilamanjaro, and tackle other adventures to raise funds for breast cancer research. Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of Canada, Toronto Raises funds for research into inflammatory bowel disease and raises awareness about the disease. Cystic Fibrosis Canada, Toronto Dedicated to finding a cure for Cystic Fibrosis disease. Dignitas International, Toronto A medical and research organization that helps HIV/AIDS patients gain access to treatment and quality care. Down Syndrome Research Foundation, Burnaby, ON Empowers people with Down Syndrome to achieve their potential, lead independent and fulfilling lives, and participate fully in their communities. Elekta Bachelors for Hope Charity Auction, Thunder Bay, ON Contributes to breast cancer treatment, research, prevention and education. Fashion Cares, Toronto Local and international fashion and design industries fundraising for the AIDS Committee of Toronto. Fife House, Toronto Provides affordable housing and support for persons living with HIV/AIDS. Foundation for Fighting Blindness - Comic Vision, Toronto Comedians put on a show to raise funds for research to find a cure for vision loss and blindness. Gastrointestinal Society, Vancouver, BC Improving the lives of those with gastrointestinal (GI) disorders and other liver conditions by advocating for better treatment. George Hall Centre for Children & Families, Toronto Improves the mental health of children and youth in the Greater Toronto Area. Gilda's Club, Toronto A meeting place where men and women touched by cancer receive emotional and social support. Girls Glamour Night, Vancouver, BC Cancer survivors unite for a night filled with girls' favourite activities. Grand River Hospital Foundation, Kitchener, ON Supports patient care needs of the Grand River Hospital. Habilitat, Inc., Kaneohe, HI Offering rehabilitation programs for longtime drug and alcohol abusers. Haydain Neale Family Trust Fund, Toronto Supports cancer research and assists the Neale family with the financial burden of the late musician's medical treatment. Healing of the Seven Generations, Kitchener, ON Assisting and providing programs for Aboriginal people and their community, suffering from the effects of the legacy of Residential Schools, including intergenerational impact. Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada, Ottawa, ON Aims to eliminate heart disease and stroke and reduce its impact through research and promotion of healthy living. Heart of Fashion, Toronto Fashion show with proceeds going towards the North York General Foundation. Heart House Hospice, Mississauga, ON Provides care services, bereavement and volunteer programs for people who wish to die peacefully in their homes. Highland Junior High School Sick Kids Tourney, Toronto Soccer tournament to raise funds for Sick Kids Hospital. Homewood Health Centre, Guelph, ON Providing mental health and addiction services as well as family assistance programs Hospice Lennox and Addington, Napanee, ON Providing compassionate care to those facing a progressive life-threatening illness. Hospice North Hastings, Bancroft, ON Provides life-ending support to terminally ill patients or those with life-threatening illnesses while working in conjunction with their family members. iBellieve Foundation, Toronto Raising funds to find a cure for MPS II (Hunter syndrome) and 50 related Lysosomal storage disorders. Independent Living Resource Centre of Calgary, Calgary, AB Helps people with disabilities make informed choices about their lives and achieve more independence. Infection Prevention and Control Canada, Winnipeg, MB National association promoting best practice in infection prevention and control through education standards and programs. Jacob's Ladder - The Canadian Foundation for Control of Neurodegenerative Disease, Aurora, ON Benefits children with Neurodegenerative Disease and aims to reduce the occurrences of this type of diseases in the future. JDRF, New York, NY Raises funds for research into type 1 diabetes, with a mission to find a cure for diabetes and its complications. Joel Schwartz Memorial Hockey Tournament, North York, ON Raising funds for the Reena Foundation to provide programs for young adults with developmental disabilities. Kawartha Participation Projects, Peterborough, ON Assisting those with special needs through supportive relationships and experiences. Knudson Oakdale Pro-Am Tournament, Toronto Golf tournament that raised funds for cancer research on behalf of Mount Sinai Hospital and the Israel Cancer Research Fund. Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Canada, Toronto Funds blood cancer research and provides education and support for patients. Live2 GIVE2 Live Fundraiser, Toronto A Canadian cross-country rail tour in support of the University Health Network visiting multi-organ transplant centres. MedicAlert Foundation Canada, Toronto Providing medical information in times of need. Melanoma Network of Canada, Oakville, ON Advocates for the prevention of skin cancer. Merrymount Family Support & Crisis Centre, London, ON Crisis support for children and families contending with various life challenges. Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto Fundraises for medicine, patient care and cancer research. MS Society of Canada, Toronto Committed to assisting people suffering from multiple sclerosis and their families with support, educational events and other resources. MukiBaum Treatment Centres, Toronto Provides educational treatment for people with developmental and emotional disabilities. National Ovarian Cancer Association, Toronto Offers several types of patient care, including cancer and palliative care services. North York General Hospital, Toronto Donated leather goods to hospital fundraising event for its cancer and palliative care services. Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation, Ottawa, ON Recognizes cancer survivors and provides cancer coaching in Eastern Ontario. Ottawa Therapy Dogs, Ottawa, ON Provides therapeutic dog programs and services in the Ottawa region. Parachute, Toronto Helping prevent brain and spinal chord injuries through education. Parkinsons Society Canada, Toronto Dedicated to finding the cause and cure for Parkinson's disease. Peace Ranch, Caledon East, ON Providing support, housing and rehabilitative service to adults living with severe mental illnesses. Pink Pearl Foundation, Niagara Region, ON Offering support, facilitating connections and empowering young women who are dealing with the social and emotional challenges of cancer. Pink Power Moms, Atlanta, GA Supporting the hopes of women battling breast cancer by honouring them for their strength and inspiration. POGO Chair in Childhood Cancer Control, Toronto Pediatric oncologists who champion care for those with cancer in childhood. Pregnancy and Infant Loss Network - Butterfly Release, Pickering, ON Provides support to families grieving the loss of an infant through education training seminars. Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation, Toronto Raises funds for cancer research at The Princess Margaret Hospital. Progress Place, Toronto Focuses on psychological rehabilitation and severe mental illnesses throughout the Canadian Health Network. Queen’s University, Relay for life, Kingston, ON Raising funds for cancer research conducted by the Canadian Cancer Society. Redwood Women’s Shelter, Toronto Helps women and children live free from domestic violence. Rethink Breast Cancer Canada, Toronto Devoted to research and raising awareness of the fight against breast cancer. Ride for Cancer - Niagara Falls, Toronto Proceeds raised benefit the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre. Rouge Valley Health System Foundation, Toronto Raises funds to purchase medical equipment for the Rouge Valley Health System. Schizophrenia Society of Ontario, Toronto Making a positive difference in the lives of people, families and communities affected by this condition. Scotiabank AIDS Walk for Life, Toronto An annual awareness and fundraising event in communities across Canada to support people living with HIV/AIDS. Sheena’s Place, Toronto Supports people with eating disorders. Sick Kids Intestinal Function and Treatment (GIFT) Gala, Toronto Dedicated to improving the care of patients with intestinal failure through clinical and science research. Spinal Cord Injury British Columbia, Vancouver, BC Helping people with spinal cord injuries and related disabilities to adjust and adapt. Spinal Cord Injury Ontario, Toronto Teaching those with spinal cord injuries self-reliance skills and independent techniques. Stevenson Memorial Hospital Foundation, New Tecumseth, ON Raises funds for Stevenson Memorial Hospital. St. Michaels Hospital Foundation, Toronto Raising funds for St. Michael’s Hospital to enhance its caring, research and education programs. St. Michaels Hospital Research, Toronto Conducting research to improve care and outcomes for patients in Toronto. Sunnybrook Foundation, Toronto Raises funds for research, education and equipment at Sunnybrook Hospital. The Alzheimer Society, Winnipeg, MB Providing dementia-afflicted Manitobans assistance and care, and conducting research to find a cure. Think First Foundation of Canada, Toronto Committed to preventing brain and spinal cord injury through educating children and youth about healthy behaviour. Those Girls - “Get Your Heart On", Toronto Spreads awareness of heart disease and stroke and raises funds for The Heart and Stroke Foundation. Tori's Buddies Research Fund, Ajax, ON Helps fight Spinal Muscular Atrophy. Toronto Nurses, Toronto Supports nurses that were involved in treating SARS patients. Transforming Faces, Toronto Provides free cleft lip and palate treatment and extensive care for children and adults in developing countries. Tree of Life Program, Toronto Shoppers Drug Mart’s “Tree of Life” campaign for donations supporting local women’s health charities. University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Centre, Houston, TX Works in cancer treatment, clinical trials, education programs and cancer prevention. University of Toronto – Faculty of Dentistry – “Awards of Distinction Gala,” Toronto Raises funds for oral health research. Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation, Vernon, BC Raises funds to meet healthcare needs and match advancing medical technology. Wellspring Cancer Support Network, Toronto Offering programs that meet the psychological, emotional and educational needs of those fighting cancer and their families. William Osler Health Centre, Etobicoke (Toronto) Raises funds to expand clinical programs and enhance patient care. Windsor Regional Hospital, Windsor, ON Raises funds for the Windsor-Essex Cardiac Wellness Centre. Williams Syndrome, Toronto Educational workshop focusing on Williams Syndrome, a genetic developmental disorder. YMCA Charities Canada, Toronto and various local branches Provides programs and services that help children and youth become healthy adults. York Central Hospital Foundation, Richmond Hill, ON Raises funds for equipment and facilities to meet the health care needs of growing communities.
2015 ICF World Freestyle Canoe and Kayak Championships, Ottawa, ON Annual event where competitors showcase a full range of maneuvers and high-flying tricks. BC Boys Field Lacrosse Team, Burnaby, BC Dedicated to teaching young athletes how to succeed while having fun. Camp Trillium, Toronto Making a change in the lives of youth through sports and recreational events. CanoeKayak BC, Burnaby, BC Encouraging the development of competitive paddle sports. Etobicoke Sports Hall of Fame, Toronto Honours local athletes, coaches, and administrators who have achieved excellence in sports. Fall River Fury Volleyball Team, Fall River, NS Providing athletes the opportunity to develop to their highest potential and play volleyball. Halifax Hurricanes Basketball Club, Halifax, NS Professional basketball team competing in the National Basketball League of Canada. Hockey Association for the Developmentally Challenged, Maple, ON Providing developmentally challenged individuals the opportunity to play hockey in a structured program. The Hockey Hall of Fame, Toronto Dedicated to the history of ice hockey, both a museum and hall of fame about players, teams, NHL memorabilia and trophies such as the Stanley Cup. Maccabi Canada, Toronto Promotes Jewish identity and traditions through athletic, cultural, social and educational activities for both youth and adults; advocates for a bond with Israel. The National Ballet School, Toronto A centre for developing talented young dancers. NBBA Nepean Blue Devils Basketball Team, Nepean,ON A not-for-profit sports organization that offers boys a girls ages 6 through 18, the opportunity to learn and enjoy basketball. Newmarket Huskies Track Club, Newmarket, ON AAA competitive track club competing in distance running (800m to a marathon). North Shore Girls Hockey, Vancouver, BC Offers girls of all ages the opportunity to play hockey. Peel Region's Walk for Muscular Dystrophy, Brampton, ON A national celebration in support of Canadians affected by neuromuscular disorders. Sharpshooters Youth Hockey Team, Toronto Raises funds for team. Simon Fraser University Men’s Ice Hockey, Burnaby, BC Competitive hockey program competing in BCIHL, CIS and NCAA Division 1 programs. Sport By Ability Niagara (SBAN) - Annual Awards and Banquet Night, St. Catharines, ON Celebrates people of all ages and abilities for participating in the sport of their choice. The NobleKing Knight Atom A Hockey Team, Simcoe, ON A children's hockey team in the Simcoe Region. The North Seera Hockey Society, Edmonton, AB Operating minor hockey programs for young players aged 4 to 14. The Ontario Blind Sports Association, Toronto Provides programs for blind/visually impaired athletes in Ontario. Toronto Services Soccer League, Toronto Supports soccer leagues in Toronto. Unionville Milliken Soccer Club, Markham, ON Providing programs for organized soccer to foster interest and improve individual abilities and playing skills. Variety Village -- Sunshine Swim Team, Toronto Offers sport training and fitness programs to children and adults of all abilities to develop independence, self-worth, confidence and well-being. Vaughan Rangers Select Hockey Team, Vaughan, ON Providing hockey programs playing out of the Greater Toronto Hockey League and the North York Hockey League. Victoria ‘Devils’ Fastball Club, Victoria, BC Offering softball programs for girls in Victoria, British Columbia. Wayne Gretzky Foundation, Toronto Provides underprivileged youth with the opportunity to experience hockey, both as an amateur sport and as spectators at NHL games. Weston Minor Hockey League, Toronto Providing organized house league hockey for children and youth. Whistler Pride and Ski Festival, Whistler, BC Celebrating diversity and exploring the longest ski and snowboard trails in North America. Windsor Aquatic Club, Windsor, ON Year-round competitive swim team for all ages and abilities. World Congress of Amateur Athletes, Toronto Provides internationally recognized competition arenas for amateur athletes of every nation.
Anthony Purcell, "Nova Scotian in Motion," NS A young man who did a trek in his wheelchair across Canada to promote awareness of wheelchair sports. Chris Blackman, Toronto Biked across Canada as a part of the Sears National Kids Cancer Ride, in support of the Coast to Coast Against Cancer Foundation. Fernando and Joe Curcione, Toronto Provided hockey tickets to father and son, who were reunited after 25 years, to enable them to attend Toronto Maple Leafs game. Finola Hackett, Edmonton, AB National Spelling Bee Champ, 2005. Holden, “High Fives for Holden,” Stoney Creek, ON Fundraiser on behalf of Holden, who was diagnosed with a rare genetic disorder called Lesch-Nyhan Syndrome. 2014. Kendra and Mikayla Ryan Supported two Quebec teenage sisters who travelled to Ecuador with a Free the Children Me to We humanitarian trip. Kris Ramos Fundraiser, Winnipeg, MB In memory of Kris Ramos from Manitoba, funds raised were donated to his wife and child. Liam Gibson, “Laugh for Liam,” Burlington, ON Fundraising on behalf of Liam Gibson, who was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer, alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma at 18 months old. 2014. Malcolm Malley, Canada and Holland Led initiative to give clothing to families in Holland in celebration of the 60th anniversary of Canadian liberation of Holland in 1945 from Nazi occupation. Marina Ghabbour, Toronto Youth activist volunteering with Free the Children in Ecuador. Miguel Gomez-Arbocco, Toronto Raised funds for earthquake relief efforts in Peru through Unidos Por Peru. Paige Pedlar – “Cuddle the Orphans,” Belleville, ON Young activist working to combat HIV/AIDS in Third World countries. Sara Harris, Hamilton, ON Raising funds for her sister with terminal cancer. Susan Miller Memorial Fundraiser Supports the children of Susan Miller following her passing at a young age from cancer.