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A word from The Reed Family

It was the wish of Ken Reed, founder of Tenaquip Limited, that a foundation be created to assist registered charities in Canada and abroad to help meet their charitable objectives. Founded in November 2006, The Tenaquip Foundation, provides relief primarily in the areas of homelessness, poverty, abuse, caregiving, medical research, children’s welfare and humanitarian causes.

Since its operations began in 2006-2007 the Tenaquip Foundation has donated over $20,000,000 to Canadians in need and has also taken part in several international projects.

A cause particularly close to our heart is helping those living with ALS and ALS research, for this reason the foundation has become involved with The Montreal Neurological Hospital as well as ALS societies in a number of provinces. 2014 will mark the opening of the Ken Reed Motor Neuro Research Unit, a research lab several years in the making, dedicated to unlocking the mysteries of neurological diseases.

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Tenaquip Founder

This is the story of Kenneth George Reed, father, entrepreneur and philanthropist, from his humble beginnings to industry leader.

Having spent much of his childhood in Verdun, Quebec, and coming from a machinist father and stay-at-home mother, Ken Reed learned the value of hard work. Dad was not destined for a formal education and in Grade 9, he left school. He started working at the age of 14 and bounced from job to job, from packer to salesman to cashier. Dad was looking for a way to make a living and build a career.

After meeting his wife Shirley at the age of 20 at the Montreal YMCA and marrying shortly thereafter, Ken decided it was time to move into a more secure profession. He started as a full-time salesperson at Williams and Wilson, a small industrial distribution company. After several years of learning the trade, Dad decided it was time to get into business, as he was an entrepreneur by nature. In 1968, in his own basement, Dad founded Tenaquip Limited. At home, his ever-growing family of 5 children learned the tricks of the trade at Tenaquip. Of course, there were many lean years, but hard work and determination paid off. Tenaquip finally managed to get out of the basement. Over the next ten years, Tenaquip moved to several locations due to the growth in sales and staff. Tenaquip’s head office is now located in Senneville and has several other locations across the country.

One cause that is particularly close to our hearts is helping people with ALS and ALS research. This is why the foundation is involved with the Montreal Neurological Hospital and ALS societies in some provinces. The year 2014 will mark the opening of the Ken Reed Motor Neuron Disease Research Unit, a research laboratory that took several years to establish and is dedicated to unraveling the mysteries of neurological diseases.

BENEFICIARIES

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    Every day we open our doors to hundreds of homeless people or those at risk of being homeless. Every time, it is people like you—the volunteers, community workers, Sisters, employees, and generous benefactors—who open their hearts and extend their hands to give a little comfort to and to form a bond with those who visit us so that they can take the first step towards reintegrating themselves into society

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    ACWS is an ambassador for women’s shelters in Alberta, providing support to members and leadership to leverage the collective knowledge: informing solutions to end domestic violence.
    And we know that domestic violence can end.
    Informed by our many initiatives, action-based research projects and data collection, ACWS develops leading-edge tools for shelters and calls the public to take action against domestic violence. Creating synergies around the globe, we are a founding member of both the global and Canadian networks of women’s shelters.
    Because we know we are stronger together.
    Every day, 41 ACWS members across the province do remarkable work. Shelters save lives, strengthen families and improve communities.

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    The mission of the ALS Society of Quebec spans the province. Our services are offered to everyone, free of charge. These include a telephone support and information line, equipment loan and financial assistance programs and tele-workshops that allow people with ALS and their families to connect with others who may be going through similar experiences.

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    Amcal is a non-profit, community-based agency offering a variety of services to promote and preserve healthy family relationships.

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    Anne’s House is for women who have also struggled with homelessness, mental distress and social isolation. Our approach and methodology is recognized and respected as a preferred alternative to institutional care:helping those caught within the revolving door syndrome, or worse,the prospect of living on the streets-homeless.The Nazareth Community  remains dedicated to providing an environment that welcomes the forgotten,promotes social re-integration for the marginalized,and encourages all to find their potential.

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    Asia’s Hope is a multi-denominational, grassroots movement working in Cambodia, Thailand and India to provide quality long-term care for orphaned children at high risk of sexual and economic exploitation.

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    Auberge Madeleine’s mission is to welcome, house and support women of 18 and over living alone in a situation of homelessness.

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    Since 1990 the Aurora Food Pantry has been distributing food at no cost to residents of Aurora and north Oak Ridges. The purpose of the food pantry is to provide food to those who demonstrate an immediate need. The clients who come to the Aurora Food Pantry for help have faced a variety of circumstances. For many, an unexpected expense, an illness, or accident, loss of income becomes a crisis which forces them to choose between paying for groceries, rent, or utilities. The Aurora Food Pantry provides food assistance to individuals and families during their toughest times. In 2014, the pantry provided meals for 6300 people in need in our community.

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    Who we are:

    Our Mission: inspire, empower and support our members to achieve hunger-free communities

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    To enable adults with developmental disabilities to live connected, respected and contributing to our community.

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    Big Brothers and Big Sisters of West Island provides life changing relationships to children who are struggling. Many children today face challenges such as bullying, low self-esteem, and isolation. We match these children with a positive role model and, through quality one-on-one mentoring, guide them to overcome their obstacles and empower them to reach their full potential, forever changing the child and their community.

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    We’re Big Brothers Big Sisters.

    We believe every child should have the opportunity to reach his or her full potential, both as individuals and citizens – that by doing so, they will not only do well, they will also do good.

    We believe that by changing the course of young lives we can in turn bechanging the course of a community’s future. That it could lead to a reduction in poverty and unemployment. Or to safer schools and neighbourhoods. Or to a renewed optimism for growth. That it could even lead to change on a broader, more far-reaching scale.

    We believe that opening a child’s eyes to what is – opens their mind to what could be.

    For one hundred years, Big Brothers Big Sisters has been making a positive difference in the lives of our nation’s youth by developing and implementing a wide range of mentoring programs. One-to-one and group programs, for both in school and outside of school

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    We’re Big Brothers Big Sisters.

    Many children and youth in Canada struggle with societal barriers and face adversities in their lives like detrimental living conditions, family violence, risk factors for mental health, school issues and identity challenges.

    These circumstances have nothing to do with the value of who they are or who they can become, but because of these situations, children and youth risk not having the opportunity to live up to their full potential.

    Even worse is the possibility of continuing cycles of poverty and crime or developing mental health issues.

    This comes at a cost to the young person, and to society.

    With the guidance and support of a mentor, these risks can be reduced or even avoided, and youth are reminded they can be anything they dream of being.

    Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada is a Federation comprised of 108 member agencies servicing more than 1,100 communities across the country. Together we mobilize over 21,300 volunteers who in turn mentor 41,700+ children and young people. That works out to nearly:

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    The Big Brothers mentoring program provides boys and young men with a role model to talk to and share the experiences of growing up with. Through regular outings, a relationship is developed between the mentor and the mentee, which is built on trust and common interests, and is supported by our experienced case-workers. The result is a life-changing experience for both the mentor and the mentee.

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    Blue Door Shelters, located in York Region, provides safe, supportive shelter and services for people who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. Founded in 1982, we operate three, no-fee, emergency shelters for families, men and youth.

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    Established in 1982, the Calgary Food Bank is a charitable, non-profit organization dedicated to gathering and distributing quality emergency food to those in need.

    The majority of people we assist are working-poor Calgarians struggling to make ends meet. The Calgary Food Bank is not a government or United Way agency. We rely solely on the generous support of our community

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    Together, we will end homelessness in Calgary

    In 2008, Canada’s first Plan to End Homelessness was launched with community committing to develop the resources and infrastructure necessary to end homelessness. The third update to the Plan was launched in March 2015 with an emphasis on collective impact and leadership to bring about the end of chronic homelessness by 2018. CHF provides necessary backbone supports and acts as the catalyst and enabler for Service Agencies and Systems to work collaboratively towards optimizing client success.

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    Calgary Meals on Wheels is a not-for-profit organization established on November 15, 1965 in response to an official request to the United Church Women by the Hospital Chaplaincy Committee of the Calgary Presbytery of the United Church, who expressed concerns that elderly people living alone were being discharged from hospitals with no support system during their convalescence.

    Food is a basic need, a life necessity.  What we eat or don’t eat affects our mental, emotional and physical well-being.  There is a significant population in our city who, for various reasons, are not able to tend to their basic daily nutrition. Calgary Meals on Wheels is proud to provide programs that directly target the issues of poverty, and hunger.

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    Calgary Urban Project Society is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping individuals and families in Calgary overcome poverty.

    Through integrated health care, education and housing services, CUPS empowers people to overcome the challenges of poverty and reach their full potential. Last year, CUPS worked with over 9,300 struggling Calgarians.

    Because of your support, we are helping individuals, families and communities thrive.

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    The Women’s Centre provides a safe and supportive space accessed by thousands of women in Calgary annually. We offer women opportunities to both receive and provide support, connect with others and build community through a variety of programs. While the Women’s Centre is open to all women, 45% of the women who access our services and volunteer their time are living in poverty.

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    Canada Cycles for Kids was founded in 2002 by Marc Balevi and Robert Fetherstonhaugh, and is devoted to helping children across Canada. Capitalizing on their passion for bicycling, Canada Cycles for Kids organizes fund raising bicycle tours.

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    The Canadian Wildlife Federation’s mission is to conserve and inspire the conservation of Canada’s wildlife and habitats for the use and enjoyment of all

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    A place A4:D90 comfort and compassion where children can receive expert clinical care while experiencing the simple joys of being a child with their families at their side savouring their time together.

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    We raise money and invest it locally to break the cycle of poverty and social exclusion.

    We support a network of dynamic agencies and projects that bring people together.

    We invest according to each territory’s needs with the goal of improving quality of life.

    In Greater Montreal, one out of seven people receives support from an agency in Centraide’s network.

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    The Champions for Life Foundation works with various partners and organizations in order to offer physical literacy programs as well as educate the public on the topic of physical literacy.  Our primary mission is to help children in low socioeconomic communities where health and social risks are greater.

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    Chez Doris is a charitable organization offering a daytime shelter 7 days a week for all women in difficulty. The house provides meals, respite, clothing, socio-recreational activities as well as practical assistance in a secure and accepting environment.

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    Improving the lives of children requiring organ transplants, and giving them hope for a brighter future.

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    The Children’s Wish Foundation is a uniquely Canadian charity that helps Canadian children, families and communities by granting the favourite wish of a child diagnosed with a life-threatening illness. With every wish that we grant, we create moments of joy that ease the pain of a child, give respite to the child’s family, and connect healthcare professionals and communities in that burning wish of hope.

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    The CLSC Lac-Saint-Louis and Pierrefonds Foundation has existed for more than 10 years and has collected funds used to carry out projects linked to the health and the social services departments of the CLSC of Lac-Saint-Louis and Pierrefonds.  These funds make it possible to assist with people who have lost autonomy and the families of children or teenagers who have particular needs: subsidies for a child or a teenager with a disability to take part in a day camp, to offer respite to an overloaded family, to buy specialized equipment, etc

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    …is to serve the suffering children and youth on the street and to protect and safeguard all children and youth … with absolute respect and unconditional love

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    The Cummings Centre’s mission is to empower and enhance the quality of life of adults age 50 and over by providing dynamic and innovative programs, social services, and volunteer opportunities in a vibrant, respectful, inclusive and compassionate environment. Building on its Jewish heritage, Cummings embraces people from all ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds.

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    Cure SMA Canada was initiated under the name, “Families of SMA Canada” in August 2000 by a small group of caring Canadian parents who were driven to fund Canadian SMA research. In 2011, the organization evolved, became incorporated and grew. Its mission was restructured to include direct family support in addition to funding Canadian research projects. Our board of trustees increased its representation across Canada.

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    DialyTran is a volunteer organization that is dedicated to providing a Wellness Program to MUHC patients living with end-stage kidney disease. Patients go through major lifestyle changes due to their lifelong treatment by hemodialysis, and it affects their quality of life. We strongly believe that the Wellness Program and related patient support services are an important part of the treatment plan for patients. The DialyTran Wellness Program employs two Certified Recreational Therapists and one Recreational Therapist to assess, plan, implement, evaluate and document patients’ leisure abilities and to coordinate activities.

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    For 50 years, Distress Centres has provided 24-hour support, 7 days a week, 365 days a year to individuals in our community at risk and their most vulnerable. We are Canada’s oldest volunteer delivered crisis, emotional support and suicide prevention + intervention + postvention service agency.

    Our crisis and emotional distress services are available via hotline, online chat, and text. We also offer face-to-face individual as well as group support and counselling to those who have lost a loved one to suicide or homicide and are navigating the aftermath. Distress Centres continues to expand, and our program participants & call volume increases each year.

    Distress Centres now answers more than 82,000+ calls annually, and is a pilot site for the recently launched National Suicide Hotline (Canadian Suicide Prevention Service) via Crisis Service Canada.

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    Hope and Healing Through Connection

    DHH is a dynamic non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing quality of life through the provision of non-medical support for those affected by or caring for an individual with a life-threatening illness, as well as bereavement support.

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    Dunham House is a residential treatment centre for individuals suffering from mental health and concurrent disorders, including addiction. Over the years, we have helped hundreds of people overcome a wide variety of challenges that life has thrown their way

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    Durham Children’s Aid Society has been protecting children in our community since 1905. We are responsible for providing child protection services to children and youth under the age of 18, and their families, who live in Durham Region.

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    Easter Seals Alberta is a registered charity that has been serving Albertans since 1951. Our mission is to provide services that foster inclusion, independence and recreation for individuals with disabilities and medical conditions.

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    To be stewards in the collection of surplus and donated food for the effective distribution, free of charge, to people in need in our community while seeking solutions to the causes of hunger.

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    The Fondation Centre de cancérologie Charles-Bruneau is dedicated to fighting against pediatric cancer. Its mission is to finance research and support the development of projects intended to improve the lives of thousands of children with cancer in Quebec.

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    While we continue to provide assistance to help address the immediate needs of the community, we also recognize that emergency food as a stand-alone is not a long-term solution. In 2013, we completed the organization’s first strategic plan and are moving beyond food in isolation into a model that helps foster a path towards self-sufficiency. This is a model rooted in education, empowerment and sustainability.

    Address: 1150 Raymur Ave, Vancouver, BC V6A 3T2

    Phone: (604) 876-3601

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    HealthBridge Foundation of Canada works with partners worldwide to improve health and health equity through research, policy and action.

    HealthBridge is an international, non-profit, non-governmental organization that has been working since 1982 in Asia, Africa and the Americas.  We aim to improve the health of vulnerable populations, including those at risk of malnutrition, infectious disease and emerging epidemics, such as obesity and non-communicable diseases (NCDs), by bridging the gap between needs and technologies, evidence and policies, and policies and practice.

    In 2016 HealthBridge began working with local partners in the remote regions of Banke District, Nepal and Son La Province, Vietnam to reduce preventable maternal and child illness and death and improve nutrition for vulnerable mothers and children. The Saving lives of mothers and children in Nepal and Vietnam project engages local partners to assess critical gaps in maternal and child health, develop innovative and locally appropriate solutions to address the gaps, and strengthen the capacity of health providers and systems to better foster good health in their communities. The program operates entirely within existing health systems and with the support of local governments to ensure quality health services are accessible over the long-term.

    Since launching in 2016, the project has benefitted over 35,000 vulnerable women and children in Nepal and Vietnam.

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    Hope Air is a unique and essential component of Canada’s universal healthcare system. Hope Air is Canada’s only national charity providing free flights and accomodations to low-income Canadians who must travel to medical care that does not exist in their communities. Hope Air exists to bridge the distance between low-income people living in small and rural areas, and the medical care they need.

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    The Hope & Cope Compassionate Fund is a unique program designed to help patients with cancer and their families who are experiencing financial difficulties and don’t have access to other family or community support.

    The Fund responds to urgent requests from patients coping not only with the physical and emotional side effects of cancer, but also with the financial devastation that can occur when a patient can no longer work due to illness. It is entirely supported through the generosity of private donors.

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    Hope began with a meal
    In 1929, Reverend Harold Edwardson established a soup kitchen in Edmonton’s inner-city serving meals to hundreds of people struggling with unemployment and homelessness at the onset of the Depression.

    Today Hope Mission has grown into a not-for-profit Christian social care agency caring for impoverished and homeless men, women and children in Alberta.

    Basic and emergency care are provided to over 800 people daily as well as counsel and referral services for men, women, and youth. Each day Hope Mission provides over 1000 meals, and shelter for over 500 people. Specialized care and treatment is offered for men and women through faith-based addiction treatment programs. Hope Mission also facilitates an after school recreation and hot meal program for children, summer camps for inner-city children and youth and operates a year-round Youth Sports Centre.

    Hope Mission continues to reach out to the inner city community through special seasonal meals and events and personal contact. We operate a 24/7 Rescue Van which provides emergency care for people in need as well as an inner city community church. Counselors, chaplains and volunteers visit people on the street, in prisons, hospitals and other agencies. Furthermore, Hope Mission’s Hope Bargain Shoppe provides clients with clothing, blankets and workwear while generating revenue which directly supports our programs and services.

    In all, our desire is to provide compassionate care and offer hope to hurting, hungry and homeless people in Edmonton.

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    Independent Living Centre Kingston was founded by people with disabilities in the late 1980s. We are a disability resource centre and provide information, support, and skills-building programs that address disability issues in the community. We support people with disabilities, their families, and the community. All of our programs and services are free.

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    For almost twenty years, Inn from the Cold has operated as an agency of last resort for those children and their families who find themselves, literally, with no place else to go. We go far beyond provision of shelter, food, and clothing. Our services also focus on the many support needs that ensure children and their families begin the process of recovering their dignity, their self-worth, their independence, and their hope. We offer shelter, sanctuary, and healing through an integrated continuum of services that includes emergency shelter, instrumental needs, primary medical care, case management, therapeutic early childhood programming, supported housing, and an open door policy to all in need.

    Our door is open 24/7, 365 days a year and we turn no family away.

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    Interval House is Canada’s first shelter for abused women. To highlight the fact that abuse often starts or gets worse after marriage, we introduced a shocking wedding registry at this year’s Bridal Show.

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    Since 1990, Jennifer Ashleigh Children’s Charity has helped over 15,000 seriously ill children in Ontario with funding for emergency hospital and household costs, specialized care, medical treatments and therapies. We fill a gap for medically-fragile children while their family juggles the many out-of-pocket costs associathttps://jenash.org/ed with their care and treatment

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    Kids Help Phone is a national charity that operates three counselling centres and offers community engagement initiatives through staff and volunteers in eleven regions across Canada.  We have an incredible team who is dedicated to supporting youth mental heath in Canada.

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    Île des Amis provides long term, low rent housing with weekly support for adults with mental health issues.

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    At Light a Dream, we believe that young adults living with an developmental delays are entitled to appropriate career training and vocational opportunities.

    Our program involves partnerships between education and industry in an effort to better prepare the students for a successful vocational future. Through a mix of classroom experiences and hands-on training in a variety of job placements, we are able to develop their work and social skills and expand the students’ career choice opportunities.

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    A FOREVER FAMILY

    Thanks to our more than 2,000 volunteers, generous donors and expert team, Little Brothers brings kindness, dignity, respect and joy to more than 1,400 elderly people in Quebec. Affectionately referred to as our Elder Friends, these once isolated seniors, aged 75 and up, can count on Little Brothers until the end of their lives.

    Every day, our programs help create a family for older women and men who find themselves alone in life. We foster relationships between volunteers and Elder Friends by way of various celebrations throughout the year, our long-term pairing program, vacation getaways and our end-of-life commitment.

    Little Brothers’ care and attention complements other social services available to seniors. But what truly sets us apart is our unconditional, personalized pledge to stay by our Elder Friends’ side until their very last breath.

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    The mission of the MAB-Mackay Rehabilitation Centre is to maximize our clients’ autonomy and community participation in order to improve their quality of life.

    Working in a collaborative and interdisciplinary fashion this mission is realized through the provision of specialized and ultra-specialized adaptation, rehabilitation, and social integration services to people with a significant and persistent disability.

    The Centre’s clients include children and youth with motor impairments or communication disorders, and people of all ages who are Deaf, hard-of-hearing or who have a visual impairment. In conjunction with our clinical mission, the Centre is committed to participating in the education of healthcare professionals and conducting applied research in the field of rehabilitation.

    In addition to providing services in French and English, MAB-Mackay is designated by the Ministry of Health and Social Services as an establishment providing services in English to the population of Montréal and the Lanaudière, Laval, Montérégie and Northern Québec regions.

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    MADA is a volunteer-based organization that evolved from a small neighborhood center to Montreal’s central address for fighting poverty in our community
    We provide our patrons with many social and crisis services free of charge, as well as serving as a safe haven for those in need.

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    The Madagascar School Project, also known as “The Tenaquip” school was first established in 2009.
    Today (2016) there are now five, six classroom buildings, a two room infirmary, a large kitchen where the meals are prepared, a large dining room and meeting place, an administration building, a six apartment staff building as well as a two apartment guest buildings.
    Most recently added were a rice mill, a chicken barn and a storage barn.
    The last six classroom building will be completed in the spring of 2017, at which point the school will be able to accommodate 700 students and will be ready to graduate its first full class of students.
    Each day the school educates feeds and gives hope to more than 600 people.

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    We believe in the dignity, value and potential of each young woman and baby served. With donors’ support, each young mom has access to prenatal and postnatal care, learns how to care for her baby, completes her education, and develops the skills needed to build a successful life and relationship with her baby.

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    Canadian Men’s Health Foundation (CMHF), is a national, not-for-profit organisation established in 2014 by its visionary, Dr. Larry Goldenberg and founding president Wayne Hartrick. Our mission is to inspire men to live healthier lives.

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    A Mississauga where no one goes hungry. Relieving hunger in Mississauga by providing and promoting access to healthy food for people in need

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    The Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital – The Neuro, is a world-leading destination for brain research and advanced patient care. Since its founding in 1934 by renowned neurosurgeon Dr. Wilder Penfield, The Neuro has grown to be the largest specialized neuroscience research and clinical centre in Canada, and one of the largest in the world. The seamless integration of research, patient care, and training of the world’s top minds make The Neuro uniquely positioned to have a significant impact on the understanding and treatment of nervous system disorders.

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    Moisson Montréal is a non-profit charity. We gather food donations and basic products all year long and free of charge, and distribute them to community organizations on the Island of Montreal. With your support, we have become the largest food bank in Canada distributing foodstuffs.

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    The mission of the Foundation is to support excellence in care at The Montreal Children’s Hospital of the McGill University Health Centre.

    To attain this mission, the Foundation focuses its efforts in three main areas:

    • Acquiring cutting-edge medical equipment and supporting innovative programmes
    • Support for research into childhood diseases
    • The advancement of teaching
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    Our Motivation

    To change the face of men’s health

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    Muscular Dystrophy Canada’s mission is to enhance the lives of those affected with neuromuscular disorders by continually working to provide ongoing support and resources while relentlessly searching for a cure through well funded research.

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    Our vision is to be Canada’s premiere service dog provider, pioneering change in the lives of Canadians benefiting from our services. Our mission is to empower people to achieve their full potential with strategically trained and certified service dogs, catalysts for restorative change.

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    The organization’s mission is to link puppeteers nationally and internationally, publish information on and for the field, offer support and technical assistance for professional puppeteers through seminars, conferences, and symposia; stimulate the general public’s interest in the art of puppetry; and promote the visibility of American puppeteers all over the world.

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    Our approach and methodology is recognized and respected as a preferred alternative to institutional care:helping those caught within the revolving door syndrome, or worse,the prospect of living on the streets-homeless.The Nazareth House Family remains dedicated to providing an environment that welcomes the forgotten,promotes social re-integration for the marginalized,and encourages all to find their potential.

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    The mission of the Newmarket Food Pantry is to coordinate the efforts of the community in providing supplementary nutritional support to those in the Newmarket and East Gwillimbury areas who, through unemployment, disability or economic marginalization are unable to meet all of their dietary needs on their own.

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    The Northern Rockies Seniors Society (NRSS)was incorporated in 2008. The society has a broad mandate to improve the quality of life for the seniors of our community.

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    NOVA Montréal is a non-profit charitable organization that offers health care services to the Montreal community, free of charge. We are dedicated providing compassionate, high quality, personalized, in-home care to people who are ill or nearing the end of life and the families who support them.

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    NOVA West Island is a not-for-profit, volunteer-driven, community-based healthcare organization with more than a century of providing comprehensive, compassionate, quality care to vulnerable individuals in the community. The primary mandate is to provide specialized care and support in the home to cancer and Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) clients during the course of the illness and particularly in the palliative stage. Other programs include bereavement support for children and adults, adult day centers, home support services and foot care clinics. ALS and Alzheimer Caregivers Support Groups are also available.

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    For more than 100 years, the Old Brewery Mission has provided Emergency Services for homeless men and women in Montreal such as a safe refuge from the street, nourishing meals, warm showers and clean clothing.

    We also offer our clients real solutions to homelessness through dynamicTransition Services and Housing Services. We’re dedicated to helping more homeless clients to transition out of shelter life and back into society.

    The Old Brewery Mission has also developed its Services for Women division designed to respond to the specific needs of the staggering number of homeless women in Montreal.

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    On Rock Community Services is a community organization committed to making a difference in the Montreal area by being a resource for people in the community. This takes various forms, including a Food Bank, a School Lunch Program, and a Community Diner.
    Imagine not being able to provide food for your family this evening, or having only enough to feed one of your children.

    How do you choose? This is the everyday reality of families in our community. You can be part of the solution. Find out here how you can be involved in changing the lives of others, just by helping. Explore our site and then jump in. Run a food drive, volunteer or support us financially.

    Together, we can make a difference, in the lives of those in need.

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    Options Bytown is a non-profit organization that provides HousingPlus services in Ottawa, combining affordable housing with on-site counselling, training and other services for people who need help to live independently

    We help people who face social isolation and other complex challenges – individuals who may have very low incomes, a history of homelessness or special needs that may relate to mental illness, HIV/AIDS or substance use.

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    The Centre Philou is a private not-for-profit, charitable organization that welcomes physically disabled children of up to fifteen years of age for different programs, including respite, stimulation and day camp.

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    Every day, millions of girls around the world are denied their basic human rights – simply because they’re girls. Because I am a Girl is a global initiative working to end gender inequality and promote girls’ rights..

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    To support programs that positively impact the quality of life for veterans experiencing difficulties in transitioning to civilian life.

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    You Can Help Someone in Need, Today

    Join one of Canada’s largest and most impactful charities to help make a difference in the lives of over two million Canadians each year.
    As a donor to the only charity to receive an A+ in every category from Money Sense’s 2013 Canadian Charity Rating Report, you’ll know your contribution will have maximum impact on the lives of fellow Canadians.
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    The mission of The Retina Foundation of Canada is to cure retinal disease and preserve vision.
    The goals of the Foundation are:

    § To improve patient care
    § To ensure the availability of qualified specialists
    § To promote on-going education and opportunities for exchange amongst professionals
    § To promote scientific research
    § To promote public awareness and early detection of retinal diseases

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    Since 1981, Ronald McDonald House Charities® Toronto has served as a place to call home for families with seriously ill children undergoing treatment.

    RMHC Toronto encompasses a House for 81 families in downtown Toronto and seven Family Rooms in hospitals across the Greater Toronto Area and in Sudbury.

    The families we serve – 5,139 last year alone – come from throughout Ontario, across Canada and around the world.

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    Through its educational action, its integrative educational projects and its strategic partnerships, ruelle de l’avenir is an OBNL from the South of Montreal which mobilizes young people from 2 to 18 years old, as well as their families, in their learning and their success in school.

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    The Salvation Army is an international Christian church. Its message is based on the Bible; its ministry is motivated by love for God and the needs of humanity.

    The Salvation Army exists to share the love of Jesus Christ, meet human needs and be a transforming influence in the communities of our world.

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    Santropol Roulant is an intergenerational community food hub where we grow, prepare and deliver food. In doing so, we create a continuum of engaging services that help build a stronger social fabric, and increase food security and social inclusion for Montrealers.

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    Second Harvest is the largest food rescue organization in Canada and a global thought leader on food recovery. With a goal to drastically reduce the amount of food wasted while ensuring people have access to the good, healthy food they need for success, Second Harvest works across the supply chain from farmer to retail to capture surplus food before it ends up in the landfill and negatively impacts our environment.

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    Separated Fathers inc. is an established referral center reaching out to men and separated fathers experiencing a family transition due to a marital break-up. We support the health and wellness of fathers so to maintain and strengthen the father -child bond in the spirit of co-parenting in a sustaining healthy community.

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    Shine Through The Rain does many things but all in the service of one goal. That goal is to help those who are affected by life threatening illnesses. Whether it’s through services or funds we seek to provide guidance, support, and financial aid to those in need. We help adults, children, and families find the silver lining. When things seem gloomy and you’re being rained on we’re here to help you shine through it.

    Do you like what we do and would like to get involved? Along with many volunteer opportunities we also welcome a range of options for donations. Click the donate now button below to learn more about how you can contribute to our cause.

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    The Society of Saint Vincent de Paul is a lay Catholic organization whose mission is:
    To live the Gospel message by serving Christ in the poor with love, respect, justice and joy.

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    Established in 1980 at arm’s length from the Hospital and with an independent Board of Directors, the Southlake Regional Health Centre Foundation is “in the business of generating, safeguarding and growing revenue, relationships and resources to advance Southlake.”

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    Starlight Children’s Foundation Canada is a charitable organization dedicated to bringing smiles, laughter, joy and hope back into the lives of children with serious illnesses and their families. For over 20 years, we have partnered with some of the most respected hospitals, medical professionals and healthcare workers in the country to do just that.
    We focus on the family as a whole at a time when they feel most isolated. Our unique programs and events provide an escape from the everyday realities of a prolonged
    illness – and a chance to be just like any other family. And at Starlight, that makes us smile too

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    The mission of Sun Youth is to provide a highly personalized service and implement new programs to improve the current situation of its clientele through education, awareness and material assistance.

    Sun Youth is committed to the entire community, without discrimination, by a dedicated commitment and an acute awareness of the continuing challenges.

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    The Depot Community Food Centre, formerly the NDG Food Depot, is a community-based non-profit organization founded in 1986 that works collaboratively with other community partners to address issues of food security in NDG and the surrounding areas.

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    Toujours ensemble (Te) is a community organization that was founded in 1979 and established in Verdun since 1986. In addition to supporting its regular members, each year Toujours ensemble provides direct assistance to Verdun’s youth and their families, thus reaching near 1,000 people.

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    Since 1927, Tyndale St-Georges Community Centre has offered empowering, supportive programs and services to the community of Little Burgundy in South-West Montreal.

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    Since 1927, Tyndale St-Georges Community Centre has offered empowering, supportive programs and services to the community of Little Burgundy in South-West Montreal.

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    VOBOC is a non-profit organization that helps adolescent and young adult (AYA) cancer patients venture out beyond their cancer. For the past 17 years, VOBOC supports AYAs by providing tools and resources to help ease their cancer journey. We work with the medical teams of the McGill University affiliated teaching hospitals to help empower young patients throughout their cancer trajectory.

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    Serving Montreal’s disadvantaged since 1892!

    Welcome Hall Mission actively works at reducing the poverty, loneliness and despair which are unfortunately widespread in Montreal, even if not always visible to the naked eye.

    To combat these persistent problems, Welcome Hall Mission works constantly among the disadvantaged. Every day of the year, we bring help, hope and compassion to thousands.

    Hunger, homelessness, addiction, and social exclusion can affect families and people of all origins, from all social classes and faiths. Homeless people, disadvantaged families, new immigrants, youth living on the street, teens and children can all find help with us.

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    West Island Cancer Wellness Centre exists to empower people who are experiencing cancer with compassionate support and comprehensive information for mind, body, and spirit.

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    West Island Citizen Advocacy is a registered charitable, non-profit community group whose mission is to recruit, screen, train, match and follow-up volunteer citizen advocates who work one-to-one or on a team with persons who are handicapped or are disadvantaged in our community.

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    Our mission is to make sure that help is available, right here in the West Island, to any resident in need. We do this by raising crucial funds for West Island charities that offer vital services and programs.

    100% of the funds raised goes directly to the charities we fund because our Corporate Partners help to cover our costs of operations. Since 1998, we have distributed more than $8.5 million.

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    Vision: Because Hunger Doesn’t Wait for the Next Food Drive

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    Every day we open our doors to hundreds of homeless people or those at risk of being homeless. Every time, it is people like you—the volunteers, community workers, Sisters, employees, and generous benefactors—who open their hearts and extend their hands to give a little comfort to and to form a bond with those who visit us so that they can take the first step towards reintegrating themselves into society

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    ACWS is an ambassador for women’s shelters in Alberta, providing support to members and leadership to leverage the collective knowledge: informing solutions to end domestic violence.
    And we know that domestic violence can end.
    Informed by our many initiatives, action-based research projects and data collection, ACWS develops leading-edge tools for shelters and calls the public to take action against domestic violence. Creating synergies around the globe, we are a founding member of both the global and Canadian networks of women’s shelters.
    Because we know we are stronger together.
    Every day, 41 ACWS members across the province do remarkable work. Shelters save lives, strengthen families and improve communities.

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    The mission of the ALS Society of Quebec spans the province. Our services are offered to everyone, free of charge. These include a telephone support and information line, equipment loan and financial assistance programs and tele-workshops that allow people with ALS and their families to connect with others who may be going through similar experiences.

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    Amcal is a non-profit, community-based agency offering a variety of services to promote and preserve healthy family relationships.

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    Anne’s House is for women who have also struggled with homelessness, mental distress and social isolation. Our approach and methodology is recognized and respected as a preferred alternative to institutional care:helping those caught within the revolving door syndrome, or worse,the prospect of living on the streets-homeless.The Nazareth Community  remains dedicated to providing an environment that welcomes the forgotten,promotes social re-integration for the marginalized,and encourages all to find their potential.

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    Asia’s Hope is a multi-denominational, grassroots movement working in Cambodia, Thailand and India to provide quality long-term care for orphaned children at high risk of sexual and economic exploitation.

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    Auberge Madeleine’s mission is to welcome, house and support women of 18 and over living alone in a situation of homelessness.

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    Since 1990 the Aurora Food Pantry has been distributing food at no cost to residents of Aurora and north Oak Ridges. The purpose of the food pantry is to provide food to those who demonstrate an immediate need. The clients who come to the Aurora Food Pantry for help have faced a variety of circumstances. For many, an unexpected expense, an illness, or accident, loss of income becomes a crisis which forces them to choose between paying for groceries, rent, or utilities. The Aurora Food Pantry provides food assistance to individuals and families during their toughest times. In 2014, the pantry provided meals for 6300 people in need in our community.

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    Who we are:

    Our Mission: inspire, empower and support our members to achieve hunger-free communities

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    To enable adults with developmental disabilities to live connected, respected and contributing to our community.

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    Big Brothers and Big Sisters of West Island provides life changing relationships to children who are struggling. Many children today face challenges such as bullying, low self-esteem, and isolation. We match these children with a positive role model and, through quality one-on-one mentoring, guide them to overcome their obstacles and empower them to reach their full potential, forever changing the child and their community.

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    We’re Big Brothers Big Sisters.

    We believe every child should have the opportunity to reach his or her full potential, both as individuals and citizens – that by doing so, they will not only do well, they will also do good.

    We believe that by changing the course of young lives we can in turn bechanging the course of a community’s future. That it could lead to a reduction in poverty and unemployment. Or to safer schools and neighbourhoods. Or to a renewed optimism for growth. That it could even lead to change on a broader, more far-reaching scale.

    We believe that opening a child’s eyes to what is – opens their mind to what could be.

    For one hundred years, Big Brothers Big Sisters has been making a positive difference in the lives of our nation’s youth by developing and implementing a wide range of mentoring programs. One-to-one and group programs, for both in school and outside of school

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    We’re Big Brothers Big Sisters.

    Many children and youth in Canada struggle with societal barriers and face adversities in their lives like detrimental living conditions, family violence, risk factors for mental health, school issues and identity challenges.

    These circumstances have nothing to do with the value of who they are or who they can become, but because of these situations, children and youth risk not having the opportunity to live up to their full potential.

    Even worse is the possibility of continuing cycles of poverty and crime or developing mental health issues.

    This comes at a cost to the young person, and to society.

    With the guidance and support of a mentor, these risks can be reduced or even avoided, and youth are reminded they can be anything they dream of being.

    Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada is a Federation comprised of 108 member agencies servicing more than 1,100 communities across the country. Together we mobilize over 21,300 volunteers who in turn mentor 41,700+ children and young people. That works out to nearly:

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    The Big Brothers mentoring program provides boys and young men with a role model to talk to and share the experiences of growing up with. Through regular outings, a relationship is developed between the mentor and the mentee, which is built on trust and common interests, and is supported by our experienced case-workers. The result is a life-changing experience for both the mentor and the mentee.

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    Blue Door Shelters, located in York Region, provides safe, supportive shelter and services for people who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. Founded in 1982, we operate three, no-fee, emergency shelters for families, men and youth.

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    Established in 1982, the Calgary Food Bank is a charitable, non-profit organization dedicated to gathering and distributing quality emergency food to those in need.

    The majority of people we assist are working-poor Calgarians struggling to make ends meet. The Calgary Food Bank is not a government or United Way agency. We rely solely on the generous support of our community

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    Together, we will end homelessness in Calgary

    In 2008, Canada’s first Plan to End Homelessness was launched with community committing to develop the resources and infrastructure necessary to end homelessness. The third update to the Plan was launched in March 2015 with an emphasis on collective impact and leadership to bring about the end of chronic homelessness by 2018. CHF provides necessary backbone supports and acts as the catalyst and enabler for Service Agencies and Systems to work collaboratively towards optimizing client success.

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    Calgary Meals on Wheels is a not-for-profit organization established on November 15, 1965 in response to an official request to the United Church Women by the Hospital Chaplaincy Committee of the Calgary Presbytery of the United Church, who expressed concerns that elderly people living alone were being discharged from hospitals with no support system during their convalescence.

    Food is a basic need, a life necessity.  What we eat or don’t eat affects our mental, emotional and physical well-being.  There is a significant population in our city who, for various reasons, are not able to tend to their basic daily nutrition. Calgary Meals on Wheels is proud to provide programs that directly target the issues of poverty, and hunger.

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    Calgary Urban Project Society is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping individuals and families in Calgary overcome poverty.

    Through integrated health care, education and housing services, CUPS empowers people to overcome the challenges of poverty and reach their full potential. Last year, CUPS worked with over 9,300 struggling Calgarians.

    Because of your support, we are helping individuals, families and communities thrive.

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    The Women’s Centre provides a safe and supportive space accessed by thousands of women in Calgary annually. We offer women opportunities to both receive and provide support, connect with others and build community through a variety of programs. While the Women’s Centre is open to all women, 45% of the women who access our services and volunteer their time are living in poverty.

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    Canada Cycles for Kids was founded in 2002 by Marc Balevi and Robert Fetherstonhaugh, and is devoted to helping children across Canada. Capitalizing on their passion for bicycling, Canada Cycles for Kids organizes fund raising bicycle tours.

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    The Canadian Wildlife Federation’s mission is to conserve and inspire the conservation of Canada’s wildlife and habitats for the use and enjoyment of all

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    A place A4:D90 comfort and compassion where children can receive expert clinical care while experiencing the simple joys of being a child with their families at their side savouring their time together.

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    We raise money and invest it locally to break the cycle of poverty and social exclusion.

    We support a network of dynamic agencies and projects that bring people together.

    We invest according to each territory’s needs with the goal of improving quality of life.

    In Greater Montreal, one out of seven people receives support from an agency in Centraide’s network.

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    The Champions for Life Foundation works with various partners and organizations in order to offer physical literacy programs as well as educate the public on the topic of physical literacy.  Our primary mission is to help children in low socioeconomic communities where health and social risks are greater.

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    Chez Doris is a charitable organization offering a daytime shelter 7 days a week for all women in difficulty. The house provides meals, respite, clothing, socio-recreational activities as well as practical assistance in a secure and accepting environment.

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    Improving the lives of children requiring organ transplants, and giving them hope for a brighter future.

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    The Children’s Wish Foundation is a uniquely Canadian charity that helps Canadian children, families and communities by granting the favourite wish of a child diagnosed with a life-threatening illness. With every wish that we grant, we create moments of joy that ease the pain of a child, give respite to the child’s family, and connect healthcare professionals and communities in that burning wish of hope.

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    The CLSC Lac-Saint-Louis and Pierrefonds Foundation has existed for more than 10 years and has collected funds used to carry out projects linked to the health and the social services departments of the CLSC of Lac-Saint-Louis and Pierrefonds.  These funds make it possible to assist with people who have lost autonomy and the families of children or teenagers who have particular needs: subsidies for a child or a teenager with a disability to take part in a day camp, to offer respite to an overloaded family, to buy specialized equipment, etc

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    …is to serve the suffering children and youth on the street and to protect and safeguard all children and youth … with absolute respect and unconditional love

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    The Cummings Centre’s mission is to empower and enhance the quality of life of adults age 50 and over by providing dynamic and innovative programs, social services, and volunteer opportunities in a vibrant, respectful, inclusive and compassionate environment. Building on its Jewish heritage, Cummings embraces people from all ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds.

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    Cure SMA Canada was initiated under the name, “Families of SMA Canada” in August 2000 by a small group of caring Canadian parents who were driven to fund Canadian SMA research. In 2011, the organization evolved, became incorporated and grew. Its mission was restructured to include direct family support in addition to funding Canadian research projects. Our board of trustees increased its representation across Canada.

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    DialyTran is a volunteer organization that is dedicated to providing a Wellness Program to MUHC patients living with end-stage kidney disease. Patients go through major lifestyle changes due to their lifelong treatment by hemodialysis, and it affects their quality of life. We strongly believe that the Wellness Program and related patient support services are an important part of the treatment plan for patients. The DialyTran Wellness Program employs two Certified Recreational Therapists and one Recreational Therapist to assess, plan, implement, evaluate and document patients’ leisure abilities and to coordinate activities.

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    For 50 years, Distress Centres has provided 24-hour support, 7 days a week, 365 days a year to individuals in our community at risk and their most vulnerable. We are Canada’s oldest volunteer delivered crisis, emotional support and suicide prevention + intervention + postvention service agency.

    Our crisis and emotional distress services are available via hotline, online chat, and text. We also offer face-to-face individual as well as group support and counselling to those who have lost a loved one to suicide or homicide and are navigating the aftermath. Distress Centres continues to expand, and our program participants & call volume increases each year.

    Distress Centres now answers more than 82,000+ calls annually, and is a pilot site for the recently launched National Suicide Hotline (Canadian Suicide Prevention Service) via Crisis Service Canada.

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    Hope and Healing Through Connection

    DHH is a dynamic non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing quality of life through the provision of non-medical support for those affected by or caring for an individual with a life-threatening illness, as well as bereavement support.

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    Dunham House is a residential treatment centre for individuals suffering from mental health and concurrent disorders, including addiction. Over the years, we have helped hundreds of people overcome a wide variety of challenges that life has thrown their way

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    Durham Children’s Aid Society has been protecting children in our community since 1905. We are responsible for providing child protection services to children and youth under the age of 18, and their families, who live in Durham Region.

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    Easter Seals Alberta is a registered charity that has been serving Albertans since 1951. Our mission is to provide services that foster inclusion, independence and recreation for individuals with disabilities and medical conditions.

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    To be stewards in the collection of surplus and donated food for the effective distribution, free of charge, to people in need in our community while seeking solutions to the causes of hunger.

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    The Fondation Centre de cancérologie Charles-Bruneau is dedicated to fighting against pediatric cancer. Its mission is to finance research and support the development of projects intended to improve the lives of thousands of children with cancer in Quebec.

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    While we continue to provide assistance to help address the immediate needs of the community, we also recognize that emergency food as a stand-alone is not a long-term solution. In 2013, we completed the organization’s first strategic plan and are moving beyond food in isolation into a model that helps foster a path towards self-sufficiency. This is a model rooted in education, empowerment and sustainability.

    Address: 1150 Raymur Ave, Vancouver, BC V6A 3T2

    Phone: (604) 876-3601

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    HealthBridge Foundation of Canada works with partners worldwide to improve health and health equity through research, policy and action.

    HealthBridge is an international, non-profit, non-governmental organization that has been working since 1982 in Asia, Africa and the Americas.  We aim to improve the health of vulnerable populations, including those at risk of malnutrition, infectious disease and emerging epidemics, such as obesity and non-communicable diseases (NCDs), by bridging the gap between needs and technologies, evidence and policies, and policies and practice.

    In 2016 HealthBridge began working with local partners in the remote regions of Banke District, Nepal and Son La Province, Vietnam to reduce preventable maternal and child illness and death and improve nutrition for vulnerable mothers and children. The Saving lives of mothers and children in Nepal and Vietnam project engages local partners to assess critical gaps in maternal and child health, develop innovative and locally appropriate solutions to address the gaps, and strengthen the capacity of health providers and systems to better foster good health in their communities. The program operates entirely within existing health systems and with the support of local governments to ensure quality health services are accessible over the long-term.

    Since launching in 2016, the project has benefitted over 35,000 vulnerable women and children in Nepal and Vietnam.

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    Hope Air is a unique and essential component of Canada’s universal healthcare system. Hope Air is Canada’s only national charity providing free flights and accomodations to low-income Canadians who must travel to medical care that does not exist in their communities. Hope Air exists to bridge the distance between low-income people living in small and rural areas, and the medical care they need.

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    The Hope & Cope Compassionate Fund is a unique program designed to help patients with cancer and their families who are experiencing financial difficulties and don’t have access to other family or community support.

    The Fund responds to urgent requests from patients coping not only with the physical and emotional side effects of cancer, but also with the financial devastation that can occur when a patient can no longer work due to illness. It is entirely supported through the generosity of private donors.

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    Hope began with a meal
    In 1929, Reverend Harold Edwardson established a soup kitchen in Edmonton’s inner-city serving meals to hundreds of people struggling with unemployment and homelessness at the onset of the Depression.

    Today Hope Mission has grown into a not-for-profit Christian social care agency caring for impoverished and homeless men, women and children in Alberta.

    Basic and emergency care are provided to over 800 people daily as well as counsel and referral services for men, women, and youth. Each day Hope Mission provides over 1000 meals, and shelter for over 500 people. Specialized care and treatment is offered for men and women through faith-based addiction treatment programs. Hope Mission also facilitates an after school recreation and hot meal program for children, summer camps for inner-city children and youth and operates a year-round Youth Sports Centre.

    Hope Mission continues to reach out to the inner city community through special seasonal meals and events and personal contact. We operate a 24/7 Rescue Van which provides emergency care for people in need as well as an inner city community church. Counselors, chaplains and volunteers visit people on the street, in prisons, hospitals and other agencies. Furthermore, Hope Mission’s Hope Bargain Shoppe provides clients with clothing, blankets and workwear while generating revenue which directly supports our programs and services.

    In all, our desire is to provide compassionate care and offer hope to hurting, hungry and homeless people in Edmonton.

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    Independent Living Centre Kingston was founded by people with disabilities in the late 1980s. We are a disability resource centre and provide information, support, and skills-building programs that address disability issues in the community. We support people with disabilities, their families, and the community. All of our programs and services are free.

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    For almost twenty years, Inn from the Cold has operated as an agency of last resort for those children and their families who find themselves, literally, with no place else to go. We go far beyond provision of shelter, food, and clothing. Our services also focus on the many support needs that ensure children and their families begin the process of recovering their dignity, their self-worth, their independence, and their hope. We offer shelter, sanctuary, and healing through an integrated continuum of services that includes emergency shelter, instrumental needs, primary medical care, case management, therapeutic early childhood programming, supported housing, and an open door policy to all in need.

    Our door is open 24/7, 365 days a year and we turn no family away.

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    Interval House is Canada’s first shelter for abused women. To highlight the fact that abuse often starts or gets worse after marriage, we introduced a shocking wedding registry at this year’s Bridal Show.

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    Since 1990, Jennifer Ashleigh Children’s Charity has helped over 15,000 seriously ill children in Ontario with funding for emergency hospital and household costs, specialized care, medical treatments and therapies. We fill a gap for medically-fragile children while their family juggles the many out-of-pocket costs associathttps://jenash.org/ed with their care and treatment

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    Kids Help Phone is a national charity that operates three counselling centres and offers community engagement initiatives through staff and volunteers in eleven regions across Canada.  We have an incredible team who is dedicated to supporting youth mental heath in Canada.

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    Île des Amis provides long term, low rent housing with weekly support for adults with mental health issues.

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    At Light a Dream, we believe that young adults living with an developmental delays are entitled to appropriate career training and vocational opportunities.

    Our program involves partnerships between education and industry in an effort to better prepare the students for a successful vocational future. Through a mix of classroom experiences and hands-on training in a variety of job placements, we are able to develop their work and social skills and expand the students’ career choice opportunities.

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    A FOREVER FAMILY

    Thanks to our more than 2,000 volunteers, generous donors and expert team, Little Brothers brings kindness, dignity, respect and joy to more than 1,400 elderly people in Quebec. Affectionately referred to as our Elder Friends, these once isolated seniors, aged 75 and up, can count on Little Brothers until the end of their lives.

    Every day, our programs help create a family for older women and men who find themselves alone in life. We foster relationships between volunteers and Elder Friends by way of various celebrations throughout the year, our long-term pairing program, vacation getaways and our end-of-life commitment.

    Little Brothers’ care and attention complements other social services available to seniors. But what truly sets us apart is our unconditional, personalized pledge to stay by our Elder Friends’ side until their very last breath.

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    The mission of the MAB-Mackay Rehabilitation Centre is to maximize our clients’ autonomy and community participation in order to improve their quality of life.

    Working in a collaborative and interdisciplinary fashion this mission is realized through the provision of specialized and ultra-specialized adaptation, rehabilitation, and social integration services to people with a significant and persistent disability.

    The Centre’s clients include children and youth with motor impairments or communication disorders, and people of all ages who are Deaf, hard-of-hearing or who have a visual impairment. In conjunction with our clinical mission, the Centre is committed to participating in the education of healthcare professionals and conducting applied research in the field of rehabilitation.

    In addition to providing services in French and English, MAB-Mackay is designated by the Ministry of Health and Social Services as an establishment providing services in English to the population of Montréal and the Lanaudière, Laval, Montérégie and Northern Québec regions.

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    MADA is a volunteer-based organization that evolved from a small neighborhood center to Montreal’s central address for fighting poverty in our community
    We provide our patrons with many social and crisis services free of charge, as well as serving as a safe haven for those in need.

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    The Madagascar School Project, also known as “The Tenaquip” school was first established in 2009.
    Today (2016) there are now five, six classroom buildings, a two room infirmary, a large kitchen where the meals are prepared, a large dining room and meeting place, an administration building, a six apartment staff building as well as a two apartment guest buildings.
    Most recently added were a rice mill, a chicken barn and a storage barn.
    The last six classroom building will be completed in the spring of 2017, at which point the school will be able to accommodate 700 students and will be ready to graduate its first full class of students.
    Each day the school educates feeds and gives hope to more than 600 people.

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    We believe in the dignity, value and potential of each young woman and baby served. With donors’ support, each young mom has access to prenatal and postnatal care, learns how to care for her baby, completes her education, and develops the skills needed to build a successful life and relationship with her baby.

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    Canadian Men’s Health Foundation (CMHF), is a national, not-for-profit organisation established in 2014 by its visionary, Dr. Larry Goldenberg and founding president Wayne Hartrick. Our mission is to inspire men to live healthier lives.

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    A Mississauga where no one goes hungry. Relieving hunger in Mississauga by providing and promoting access to healthy food for people in need

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    The Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital – The Neuro, is a world-leading destination for brain research and advanced patient care. Since its founding in 1934 by renowned neurosurgeon Dr. Wilder Penfield, The Neuro has grown to be the largest specialized neuroscience research and clinical centre in Canada, and one of the largest in the world. The seamless integration of research, patient care, and training of the world’s top minds make The Neuro uniquely positioned to have a significant impact on the understanding and treatment of nervous system disorders.

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    Moisson Montréal is a non-profit charity. We gather food donations and basic products all year long and free of charge, and distribute them to community organizations on the Island of Montreal. With your support, we have become the largest food bank in Canada distributing foodstuffs.

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    The mission of the Foundation is to support excellence in care at The Montreal Children’s Hospital of the McGill University Health Centre.

    To attain this mission, the Foundation focuses its efforts in three main areas:

    • Acquiring cutting-edge medical equipment and supporting innovative programmes
    • Support for research into childhood diseases
    • The advancement of teaching
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    Our Motivation

    To change the face of men’s health

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    Muscular Dystrophy Canada’s mission is to enhance the lives of those affected with neuromuscular disorders by continually working to provide ongoing support and resources while relentlessly searching for a cure through well funded research.

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    Our vision is to be Canada’s premiere service dog provider, pioneering change in the lives of Canadians benefiting from our services. Our mission is to empower people to achieve their full potential with strategically trained and certified service dogs, catalysts for restorative change.

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    The organization’s mission is to link puppeteers nationally and internationally, publish information on and for the field, offer support and technical assistance for professional puppeteers through seminars, conferences, and symposia; stimulate the general public’s interest in the art of puppetry; and promote the visibility of American puppeteers all over the world.

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    Our approach and methodology is recognized and respected as a preferred alternative to institutional care:helping those caught within the revolving door syndrome, or worse,the prospect of living on the streets-homeless.The Nazareth House Family remains dedicated to providing an environment that welcomes the forgotten,promotes social re-integration for the marginalized,and encourages all to find their potential.

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    The mission of the Newmarket Food Pantry is to coordinate the efforts of the community in providing supplementary nutritional support to those in the Newmarket and East Gwillimbury areas who, through unemployment, disability or economic marginalization are unable to meet all of their dietary needs on their own.

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    The Northern Rockies Seniors Society (NRSS)was incorporated in 2008. The society has a broad mandate to improve the quality of life for the seniors of our community.

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    NOVA Montréal is a non-profit charitable organization that offers health care services to the Montreal community, free of charge. We are dedicated providing compassionate, high quality, personalized, in-home care to people who are ill or nearing the end of life and the families who support them.

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    NOVA West Island is a not-for-profit, volunteer-driven, community-based healthcare organization with more than a century of providing comprehensive, compassionate, quality care to vulnerable individuals in the community. The primary mandate is to provide specialized care and support in the home to cancer and Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) clients during the course of the illness and particularly in the palliative stage. Other programs include bereavement support for children and adults, adult day centers, home support services and foot care clinics. ALS and Alzheimer Caregivers Support Groups are also available.

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    For more than 100 years, the Old Brewery Mission has provided Emergency Services for homeless men and women in Montreal such as a safe refuge from the street, nourishing meals, warm showers and clean clothing.

    We also offer our clients real solutions to homelessness through dynamicTransition Services and Housing Services. We’re dedicated to helping more homeless clients to transition out of shelter life and back into society.

    The Old Brewery Mission has also developed its Services for Women division designed to respond to the specific needs of the staggering number of homeless women in Montreal.

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    On Rock Community Services is a community organization committed to making a difference in the Montreal area by being a resource for people in the community. This takes various forms, including a Food Bank, a School Lunch Program, and a Community Diner.
    Imagine not being able to provide food for your family this evening, or having only enough to feed one of your children.

    How do you choose? This is the everyday reality of families in our community. You can be part of the solution. Find out here how you can be involved in changing the lives of others, just by helping. Explore our site and then jump in. Run a food drive, volunteer or support us financially.

    Together, we can make a difference, in the lives of those in need.

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    Options Bytown is a non-profit organization that provides HousingPlus services in Ottawa, combining affordable housing with on-site counselling, training and other services for people who need help to live independently

    We help people who face social isolation and other complex challenges – individuals who may have very low incomes, a history of homelessness or special needs that may relate to mental illness, HIV/AIDS or substance use.

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    The Centre Philou is a private not-for-profit, charitable organization that welcomes physically disabled children of up to fifteen years of age for different programs, including respite, stimulation and day camp.

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    Every day, millions of girls around the world are denied their basic human rights – simply because they’re girls. Because I am a Girl is a global initiative working to end gender inequality and promote girls’ rights..

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    To support programs that positively impact the quality of life for veterans experiencing difficulties in transitioning to civilian life.

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    You Can Help Someone in Need, Today

    Join one of Canada’s largest and most impactful charities to help make a difference in the lives of over two million Canadians each year.
    As a donor to the only charity to receive an A+ in every category from Money Sense’s 2013 Canadian Charity Rating Report, you’ll know your contribution will have maximum impact on the lives of fellow Canadians.
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    The mission of The Retina Foundation of Canada is to cure retinal disease and preserve vision.
    The goals of the Foundation are:

    § To improve patient care
    § To ensure the availability of qualified specialists
    § To promote on-going education and opportunities for exchange amongst professionals
    § To promote scientific research
    § To promote public awareness and early detection of retinal diseases

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    Since 1981, Ronald McDonald House Charities® Toronto has served as a place to call home for families with seriously ill children undergoing treatment.

    RMHC Toronto encompasses a House for 81 families in downtown Toronto and seven Family Rooms in hospitals across the Greater Toronto Area and in Sudbury.

    The families we serve – 5,139 last year alone – come from throughout Ontario, across Canada and around the world.

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    Through its educational action, its integrative educational projects and its strategic partnerships, ruelle de l’avenir is an OBNL from the South of Montreal which mobilizes young people from 2 to 18 years old, as well as their families, in their learning and their success in school.

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    The Salvation Army is an international Christian church. Its message is based on the Bible; its ministry is motivated by love for God and the needs of humanity.

    The Salvation Army exists to share the love of Jesus Christ, meet human needs and be a transforming influence in the communities of our world.

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    Santropol Roulant is an intergenerational community food hub where we grow, prepare and deliver food. In doing so, we create a continuum of engaging services that help build a stronger social fabric, and increase food security and social inclusion for Montrealers.

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    Second Harvest is the largest food rescue organization in Canada and a global thought leader on food recovery. With a goal to drastically reduce the amount of food wasted while ensuring people have access to the good, healthy food they need for success, Second Harvest works across the supply chain from farmer to retail to capture surplus food before it ends up in the landfill and negatively impacts our environment.

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    Separated Fathers inc. is an established referral center reaching out to men and separated fathers experiencing a family transition due to a marital break-up. We support the health and wellness of fathers so to maintain and strengthen the father -child bond in the spirit of co-parenting in a sustaining healthy community.

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    Shine Through The Rain does many things but all in the service of one goal. That goal is to help those who are affected by life threatening illnesses. Whether it’s through services or funds we seek to provide guidance, support, and financial aid to those in need. We help adults, children, and families find the silver lining. When things seem gloomy and you’re being rained on we’re here to help you shine through it.

    Do you like what we do and would like to get involved? Along with many volunteer opportunities we also welcome a range of options for donations. Click the donate now button below to learn more about how you can contribute to our cause.

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    The Society of Saint Vincent de Paul is a lay Catholic organization whose mission is:
    To live the Gospel message by serving Christ in the poor with love, respect, justice and joy.

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    Established in 1980 at arm’s length from the Hospital and with an independent Board of Directors, the Southlake Regional Health Centre Foundation is “in the business of generating, safeguarding and growing revenue, relationships and resources to advance Southlake.”

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    Starlight Children’s Foundation Canada is a charitable organization dedicated to bringing smiles, laughter, joy and hope back into the lives of children with serious illnesses and their families. For over 20 years, we have partnered with some of the most respected hospitals, medical professionals and healthcare workers in the country to do just that.
    We focus on the family as a whole at a time when they feel most isolated. Our unique programs and events provide an escape from the everyday realities of a prolonged
    illness – and a chance to be just like any other family. And at Starlight, that makes us smile too

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    The mission of Sun Youth is to provide a highly personalized service and implement new programs to improve the current situation of its clientele through education, awareness and material assistance.

    Sun Youth is committed to the entire community, without discrimination, by a dedicated commitment and an acute awareness of the continuing challenges.

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    The Depot Community Food Centre, formerly the NDG Food Depot, is a community-based non-profit organization founded in 1986 that works collaboratively with other community partners to address issues of food security in NDG and the surrounding areas.

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    Toujours ensemble (Te) is a community organization that was founded in 1979 and established in Verdun since 1986. In addition to supporting its regular members, each year Toujours ensemble provides direct assistance to Verdun’s youth and their families, thus reaching near 1,000 people.

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    Since 1927, Tyndale St-Georges Community Centre has offered empowering, supportive programs and services to the community of Little Burgundy in South-West Montreal.

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    Since 1927, Tyndale St-Georges Community Centre has offered empowering, supportive programs and services to the community of Little Burgundy in South-West Montreal.

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    VOBOC is a non-profit organization that helps adolescent and young adult (AYA) cancer patients venture out beyond their cancer. For the past 17 years, VOBOC supports AYAs by providing tools and resources to help ease their cancer journey. We work with the medical teams of the McGill University affiliated teaching hospitals to help empower young patients throughout their cancer trajectory.

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    Serving Montreal’s disadvantaged since 1892!

    Welcome Hall Mission actively works at reducing the poverty, loneliness and despair which are unfortunately widespread in Montreal, even if not always visible to the naked eye.

    To combat these persistent problems, Welcome Hall Mission works constantly among the disadvantaged. Every day of the year, we bring help, hope and compassion to thousands.

    Hunger, homelessness, addiction, and social exclusion can affect families and people of all origins, from all social classes and faiths. Homeless people, disadvantaged families, new immigrants, youth living on the street, teens and children can all find help with us.

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    West Island Cancer Wellness Centre exists to empower people who are experiencing cancer with compassionate support and comprehensive information for mind, body, and spirit.

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    West Island Citizen Advocacy is a registered charitable, non-profit community group whose mission is to recruit, screen, train, match and follow-up volunteer citizen advocates who work one-to-one or on a team with persons who are handicapped or are disadvantaged in our community.

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    Our mission is to make sure that help is available, right here in the West Island, to any resident in need. We do this by raising crucial funds for West Island charities that offer vital services and programs.

    100% of the funds raised goes directly to the charities we fund because our Corporate Partners help to cover our costs of operations. Since 1998, we have distributed more than $8.5 million.

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    Vision: Because Hunger Doesn’t Wait for the Next Food Drive

GET INVOLVED

How
can I help?

Many of the beneficiaries we work with operate on a very limited budget and in many case resources and personnel are very scarce.

If you would like to donate some of your time to help out one of these great organizations then you are in the right place. See below (or) click on a link below to see the opportunities available to you.

NDG FOOD DEPOT

Become a Depot Volunteer!
The Depot relies on hundreds of volunteers to run its diverse programming.

 

VOLUNTEER

SALVATION ARMY

Uplift humanity, inspire hope and transform lives through the power of volunteeringAs a volunteer, you have the opportunity to make a lasting impact.  

 

VOLUNTEER

SHEPPARDS OF GOOD HOPE

Thank you for your interest in volunteering at Shepherds of Good Hope! We have a variety of volunteer opportunities available for individuals and groups

 

VOLUNTEER

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NEWSLETTERS

2018/2019 Newsletter

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2017/2018 Newsletter

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2014/2015 Newsletter

2016/2017 Newsletter

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APPLYING FOR FUNDING

How To Apply for Funding From The Tenaquip Foundation

 

The Tenaquip Foundation continually reviews funding requests from new applicants. The Donations committee meets in early October of each year to make final decisions on beneficiaries.

We ask that you submit your request through email.

You must provide us with a brief history of your organization, who you are, what you do etc. (please keep it brief as we receive a lot of new applications)

You must also provide us with last year’s financials, they do not need to be official; we are simply trying to get a quick snapshot of who you are.

Finally, please let us know how much you are asking for in funding and what the money will be used for.

I personally review each request; I then present the requests to the board and donations committee for their review and decision.

All the best,

Michael Fitzgerald
Executive Director
The Tenaquip Foundation

michael@thetenaquipfoundation.ca

 CONTACT

Executive Director
Michael FitzGerald
514.426.3700
michael@thetenaquipfoundation.ca


The Tenaquip Foundation

450 boulevard Beaconsfield
Beaconsfield (Qc) H9W 4B9

Board of directors
Shirley Reed President
Mark Armitage Vice-President
Steve Weinstein Secretary
Micheal FitzGerald Executive Director
Glenn Watt Vice-President of Finance

Donations Committee
David Reed
Joanne Reed
Nancy Reed
Gary Reed
Jennifer Reed