A Special Thank You to our Donors
Thank you for making a difference in so many lives.
March of Dimes Canada relies upon the generosity of donors to help fund our programs. We extend our deepest gratitude to all our corporate and foundation partners. When you contribute to March of Dimes Canada you partner with a nationally recognized organization and carry forward the vision of overcoming the challenges of physical disabilities. We could not continue our important work without you.
When you partner with March of Dimes Canada you are aligning yourself with a national organization that for over 60 years, has improved the lives of Canadians living with disabilities. Last year alone, March of Dimes Canada provided 3 million hours of direct service to over 57,000 children and adults across Canada, who suffer from multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy, Parkinson’s disease, acquired brain injuries, or the recurring effects of stroke or polio.
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The following corporate and foundation partners have made generous donations to March of Dimes Canada.
Visionary and Discoverer Donors:
TD Bank Group
TD Bank Group is one of Canada’s largest banks, providing a full range of financial products and services to corporations and individuals. It is March of Dimes Canada's leading corporate donor, having granted over $1.1 million in its almost twenty-year partnership with us. It hosted an annual TD Challenge Barbecue fundraiser for several years, is an annual sponsor of our Ability & Beyond Gala, and has been a major sponsor of our Toronto Learning Independence for Future Empowerment program from 2013-18.
Transamerica Life Canada
Through its Drive for Life Golf Tournament, Transamerica Life Canada chose to support one of our most innovative programs. The Conductive Education® Program was granted $700,000 over three years to fund Conductor (teacher) training, service and the development of CE in Canada.
The Transamerica gift represents the largest corporate gift in March of Dimes’ over fifty year history. Transamerica Life Canada provides specialized financial and life insurance products to individuals and organizations.
Pioneer and Investor Donors:
Drive Medical Canada
March of Dimes Canada is very excited about our partnership with Drive Medical Canada, through its Airgo assistive devices product line. Drive Medical Canada has been a national partner with Rock for Dimes since May 2009 and will be donating a portion of its Airgo sales to March of Dimes Canada. To learn about the products and supplies that are a part of this wonderful program, go to www.drivemedical.com.
Bell Canada has been the Presenting Sponsor of the Annual Ability & Beyond Dinner since 2013. This annual signature fundraising dinner features an inspiring Keynote Speaker that have included Senator Ted Kennedy Jr. in 2018 and Captain Mark Kelly in 2015. Since 2012, Bell Canada has donated over $215,000 in support of the Dinner. Thanks to this support, March of Dimes Canada’s programs for stroke survivors, people living with aphasia and caregivers have all benefited tremendously. The Ability & Beyond Dinner allows March of Dimes Canada to reach a variety of stakeholders in the corporate, government and community spheres, raising awareness of programs and services while fundraising.
Scotiabank is one of Canada's largest banks, with over 55 million customers in Canada and around the world. It is a major supporter of our Conductive Education program, donating over $125,000 from 2007 - 2018, including a $10,000 grant in 2018.
BMO Financial Group
BMO Financial Group is one of Canada’s largest banks and has been a supporter of the Ability & Beyond Gala since 2001, donating over $100,000 to March of Dimes Canada through the event.
CIBC (Canadian Imperial Bank for Commerce)
CIBC is one of Canada's largest banks, and has donated over $100,000 to March of Dimes Canada for various programs, including Employment Services and Conductive Education.
CitiFinancial is a past supporter of the Conductive Education Program, which serves children with physical disabilities, providing over $100,000 of support to the Ottawa program. CitiFinancial is a financial services company specializing in personal and home equity loans and is part of Citigroup, one of the largest global financial services companies.
Dentons Canada LLP
Dentons Canada LLP is a national law firm and a major supporter of March for Dimes, sponsoring the Ability & Beyond Gala and Toronto Rock for Dimes for over 15 years.
Green Shield Canada
Green Shield Canada is a not-for-profit corporation specializing in group and individual health and dental benefits programs and administration. From 1998-2015, it has donated over $330,000 to March of Dimes Canada for Stroke Recovery Canada, the Assistive Devices program, the LIFE program for youth with physical disabilities, and the Ability & Beyond Dinner.
The Liquor Control Board of Ontario (LCBO) is an Ontario government enterprise and one of the world’s largest buyers and retailers of beverage alcohol with more than 635 stores across the province. The organization is a major supporter of our Conductive Education program for young children through its in-store provincial Donation Box Program, which has raised $205,000 from 1998-2018 thanks to the generosity of LCBO customers and employees.
Power Corporation of Canada
The Power Corporation of Canada is a Montreal-based finance and communication company. Since 1999, it has donated $84,000 toward MODC programming and our Ability & Beyond Dinner fundraiser. Its latest donation was $10,000 in 2018 for the After Stroke program.
Princess of Wales Own Regiment
Princess of Wales’ Own Regiment is a Canadian Forces Primary Reserve infantry regiment, based in Kingston, dating back to 1863. Their annual March for the March of Dimes, a relaxed march in uniform through Kingston, first held in 1992, has raised over $155,000 to benefit children and adults with physical disabilities in the Kingston area. MODC is grateful for their long-standing support and they are Pioneer members of our Jonas Salk Circle of Friends.
Proctor & Gamble
In the interest of helping March of Dimes Canada and thousands of physically disabled people achieve their optimum health, well-being, and potential, Procter & Gamble has generously donated $50,000 towards the Conductive Education program, which assists people with motor disabilities to improve their movement skills.
Procter & Gamble is well known throughout Canada as a leading producer and supplier of health care products.
Royal Bank of Canada Foundation
The RBC Foundation is the charitable arm of the Royal Bank of Canada (RBC), which supports the health and wellness of communities across the country. It has donated over $100,000 to March of Dimes in support of our Employment Services program, Conductive Education, the FICCDAT conference, and our Ability & Beyond Gala. From 2012-14, the Foundation donated $22,500 to our L.I.F.E. program, which provides employment and life management skills to youth with physical disabilities.
Rexall is a national Canadian pharmacy chain, owed by the McKesson Corporation. Since 2011, it has been a major annual supporter of our Conductive Education program for young children with physical disabilities, so far granting $77,000 in total toward the program, including $10,000 in 2017.
Sanofi-aventis Canada has been a major supporter of Stroke Recovery Canada, donating over $220,000 toward the program from 2006-11, included helping to fund the printing and distribution of Survive & Thrive information packages to assist stroke survivors with recovering their health and independence.
Sanofi-aventis Canada is the Canadian affiliate of the international sanofi-aventis corporation, and develops and manufactures medicines in several therapeutic areas, including cardiology, cancer and metabolic diseases.
Sanofi pasteur (formerly Aventis Pasteur) has been one of our most generous sponsors, providing over $480,000 from 2003-13. It was a major sponsor of the annual Ability & Beyond Dinner, and also co-sponsored the annual Jonas Salk Award, which recognizes outstanding contributions in science or medicine that help prevent, alleviate or eliminate a physical disability.
In 2003, sanofi funded the launch of Polio Canada®, a national support program for polio survivors who face new health problems associated with the disease, and in 2005 supported the IABs conference, which examined both the earliest and the latest science on the poliovirus and vaccines, as well as the status of the current global eradication initiative.
Sanofi pasteur is the vaccine branch of sanofi-aventis, providing vaccines against diseases such as polio, tetanus, diphtheria, meningitis, influenza and pertussis.
Shoppers Home Health Care
Shoppers Home Health Care has donated over $336,000 to March of Dimes Canada since 2000 in support of the FICCDAT conference, the HVMP program, which modifies homes and vehicles for access by people with disabilities, the Ability & Beyond Dinner and our national Stroke Recovery Program. Shoppers Home Health Care is a division of Shoppers Drug Mart, and provides a wide selection of specialty home health care products and services.
Waverley Glen Systems
Waverley Glen Systems is a Canadian assistive devices company. It was title sponsor of the March of Dimes Canada golf tournament from 2008-09, and also supported the Ability & Beyond Dinner from 2012-14, donating in total almost $70,000.
Benefactor, Patron and Member Donors:
Able Home Health Care
Established in 1980, Able Home Health Care is a leading supplier of quality medical equipment, supplies, and services. Our head office is located in Toronto, just south of the 401 with our main retail store located on Bathurst St. in the heart of Toronto. Able is a sponsor of the L.I.V.E. Conference.
Alectra Utilities distributes electricity to nearly one million customers in the Greater Golden Horseshoe area and provides innovative energy solutions to these and thousands more across Ontario. Alectra is proud to support programs like Mississauga LIFE to help create a more sustainable future within the Mississauga community.
Alice & Murray Maitland Foundation
The Alice & Murray Maitland Foundation is a Toronto Foundation that supports services for the benefit of the health of children. From 2011-15, it has donation $12,500 toward the Toronto Conductive Education program, including a $5,000 grant in 2015.
The Allard Foundation is an Edmonton Foundation that supports health, education, social services and the arts. In 2017, it granted $5,000 toward the Alberta Aphasia Camp.
Allergan plc, headquartered in Dublin, Ireland, is a unique, global pharmaceutical company and a leader in a new industry model – Growth Pharma. Allergan is focused on developing, manufacturing and commercializing innovative branded pharmaceuticals, high-quality generic and over-the-counter medicines and biologic products for patients around the world. Its Canadian subsidiary has donated over $70,000 since 2008 for our Stroke Recovery Canada programs., including $15,000 in 2018 for the Hamilton Peers Fostering Hope program.
ArcelorMittal Dofasco Employee Donations Fund
The ArcelorMittal Dofasco Employee Donations Fund has supported community organizations in the Hamilton-Burlington-Niagara region for over 70 years. It has granted $64,500 from 2000-18 for our Hamilton Assistive Devices program, including $12,500 in 2018.
The Arlanxeo Foundation is the corporate foundation of Arlanxeo, an international manufacturer of synthetic rubber products, with a facility in Sarnia, Ontario. In 2018, it granted $2,000 towards the expansion of Standing Oaks, our Sarnia home for people with physical disabilities.
Aviva Canada is a national property and casualty insurance company. Through the Aviva Community Fund, it annually distributes $1 million to community initiatives across Canada, selected by an online competition. In 2014, March of Dimes Canada partnered with Aviva to raise awareness and encourage entries to the Aviva Community Fund.
Barrick Gold Corporation
Barrick Gold Corporation is a Toronto-based Canadian gold mining firm, with operations worldwide. A previous supporter of our Ability & Beyond Gala, donating $27,500 from 1999 - 2006, it now supports our Conductive Education program with a total of $20,000 in grants since 2011, and most recently $5,000 in 2016.
Bayer Inc. provided $10,000 in 2008 as a supporter of Stroke Recovery Canada’s Leadership Training Conference, which provides training and education to program volunteers.
Bayer Inc. is the Canadian subsidiary of Bayer AG of Germany, an international health care company. Its products help prevent, diagnose and treat serious health disorders, especially in the areas of cardiovascular disease, diabetes, infectious diseases and hemophilia.
Bentall Kennedy is one of North American's largest real estate investment advisory and services firms. It has twice supported March of Dimes Canada through regular sales by local business vendors in the lobby of one of its Mississauga office buildings, in which a portion of the proceeds is donated to charity.
Bradstreet Family Foundation
The Bradstreet Family Foundation is a Toronto Foundation that supports health, social services, arts, environment, and international organizations. It is a regular supporter of the Conductive Education program, donating $17,600 from 2010-16, including a $2,500 grant in 2016.
Cadillac Fairview Corporation
Cadillac Fairview Corporation is a Toronto-based commercial real estate management firm. It is a major supporter of our non-profit home for individuals with physical disabilities, having donated $42,500 for our Toronto and Oakville homes since 2009.
Calgary Aphasia Center
The Calgary Aphasia Centre is a non-profit organization, established in 2014 as an initiative of the Stroke Recovery Association of Calgary. Its mission is to improve communication skills, encourage community participation, provide peer support, and enhance quality of life for Calgarians who are living with aphasia. It has 7 community-based conversation groups. There is currently no charge to attend. In 2018, it donated $500 toward the Alberta Aphasia Camp.
Since 1955, the Calgary Foundation has been nurturing a healthy, vibrant, giving and caring community. It facilitates collaborative philanthropy by making powerful connections between donors and community organizations for the long-term benefit of Calgary and area. In 2018, it granted $20,000 for the LIFE Calgary program to assist young adults with disabilities in Calgary make the transition to greater independence by providing new skills and hands-on opportunities for growth and development.
Cambridge & North Dumfries Community Foundation
The Cambridge & North Dumfries Community Foundation has granted $1,400 toward our local Assistive Devices programming through their Social Assistance Fund & the Leslie and John Doherty Family Fund from 2016-18.
Canaccord Wealth Management
Canaccord Wealth Management is a national financial management company and a supporter of our Ability & Beyond Gala and Toronto Rock for Dimes event.
Canadian Natural Resources Ltd.
Canadian Natural Resources is a Calgary oil and gas production firm. Since 2011, it has been a regular supporter of our Calgary Rock for Dimes fundraiser, donating a total of over $10,000 for the event.
Can Am Mobility
Can Am Mobility is a Kelowna, BC, mobility product and vehicle conversion firm, providing installation and services for individuals with physical disabilities. They have been in business for almost 25 years. In 2014, they provided a $5,000 in-kind grant toward a wheelchair van for a MODC consumer.
Capital District Health
Capital District Health is a Halifax healthcare company and regular supporter of our Halifax Rock for Dimes fundraiser.
Catherine and Maxwell Meighen Foundation
The Catherine and Maxwell Meighen Foundation is a Toronto Foundation supporting education, seniors, physical disabled people and social services. It is a major supporter of the Non-Profit Housing Corporation, donating $180,000 from 2007-18 for our Toronto, Oakville and Hamilton homes for people with physical disabilities, including a $25,000 grant in 2018 for Jason's House in Hamilton.
The Catherine Wilson Foundation
The Catherine Wilson Foundation is a public foundation established by Ms. Catherine Wilson, committed to improving the quality of life of the citizens of Sarnia-Lambton by providing scholarships to S.C.I.T.S. High School and community agency grants. In 2018, it granted $4,000 to Sarnia's Standing Oaks for accessability equipment for the new extension.
Catlin Canada is a global specialty insurer and reinsurer, and a regular supporter of our Waverley Glen golf tournament.
The CG&B Group is a GTA insurance and financial services company and a regular supporter of March of Dimes’ golf tournaments.
USG Foundation - CGC Calgary - For more than 100 years, CGC has built an ever-growing portfolio of groundbreaking products backed by unparalleled service. In the last decade, we have demonstrated our resilience by continuing to invest in purposeful innovation, expanding into different markets and by working smarter and faster. CGC benefits from global affiliations and state-of-the-art research and development facilities through its parent company USG Corporation, the leading drywall manufacturer in North America and a world leader in suspended acoustical ceilings. In 2018, CGC Calgary donated $5,000 towards the Calgary Conductive Education program.
Charisma of India
Charisma of India is a Winnipeg indian restaurant. In 2018, it donated $500 toward our Manitoba Aphasia Camp and hosted a fundraiser that raised over $3,000.
CI Investments Inc. is one of Canada's largest investment management companies. CI offers a broad range of investment products and services, including an industry-leading selection of investment funds. CI serves the institutional marketplace through a dedicated division, CI Institutional Asset Management. From 2014-18, it has granted $4,000 toward our Peers Fostering Hope program to support stroke survivors in hospital.
CIBC Mellon is a subsidiary of CIBC, providing financial services for institutions and corporations. It has donated over $10,000 for MODC fundraisers and for our Toronto & Mississauga LIFE programs, including $1,000 for Toronto LIFE in 2017. Its employees also volunteer for the LIFE programs.
Comstock Canada Ltd.
Comstock Canada is a national construction firm, and a sponsor of the Kincardine Women's Triathlon.
Community Foundation of Mississauga
March of Dimes Canada gratefully acknowledges the financial support of the Pendle Fund at the Community Foundation of Mississauga, a registered charitable public foundation serving the people of Mississauga. From 2011-15, the Fund has been a major supporter of the Mississauga Learning Independence for Future Empowerment program, granting a total of $115,000
Cosco Wholesale Canada Ltd.
Costco Wholesale Canada is the Canadian subsidiary of the US-based bulk retail sales business, offering a wide variety of products to individual consumers and businesses. Since 2011, it has donated $11,000 toward our Toronto Conductive Education program, including $1,000 in 2017.
Country Gardens RV Park
Located in the Waterloo Region, Country Gardens RV Park is a great experience for families who want to kick back and relax. They are also a leading contributor to the “Campers helping Campers” program at March of Dimes.
Delmar International Inc.
Delmar International is a Montreal shipping company and a sponsor of Montreal Rock for Dimes since 2007.
Deloitte is an international accounting and consulting firm. It has donated over $18,000 to MODC for our Waverley Glen golf tournament and Ability & Beyond Dinner, including $2,500 in 2018 for Ability & Beyond.
D.H. Gordon Foundation
The D.H. Gordon Foundation is a Toronto-based Foundation that supports the advancement of religion, education and relief of poverty in Canada. It is a major supporter of our non-profit housing facilities in Ontario, donating $68,000 since 2010, including a $5,000 grant in 2018 for Jason's House in Hamilton.
Dollar Tree Canada
Dollar Tree Canada is a BC discount store chain and a sponsor of Vancouver Rock for Dimes.
DundeeWealth is a Toronto wealth management company and a major supporter of the 2010 Ability & Beyond Gala.
Edmonton Civic Employees Charitable Assistance Fund
The Edmonton Civic Employees Charitable Assistance Fund represents over 11,000 participating members from 9 Edmonton unions and associations, supporting health and social service organizations. In 2018, it donated $5,000 toward our Alberta Aphasia Camp.
eSSENTIAL Accessibility is a Toronto based web accessibility compliance and assistive technology firm, helping organizations achieve a full range of digital services for the disability community. It is an MODC partner, providing us with a royalty from their sales, and supports the annual Ability & Beyond Annual Gala, most recently with a $5,000 donation in 2018.
Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP
Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP is an international law firm and a regular supporter of March of Dimes’s programs through the TD BBQ and Ability & Beyond Gala.
Fisherman's Cove Tent & Trailer Park Ltd.
Fisherman's Cove Tent & Trailer Park has raised over $37,000 for Campers Helping Campers program over the past 25 years.
The Garron Foundation
The Garron Foundation supports healthcare and medical research in Toronto. In 2017-18, it donated $10,000 to the Toronto Conductive Education program.
The Gear Foundation is a Hamilton Foundation that supports health, education and social services. It is a regular supporter of Jason’s House, our non-profit housing facility in Hamilton for people with physical disabilities, donating $8,000 from 2013-15, including $2,000 in 2015.
General Mills Canada
General Mills Canada is the Canadian subsidiary of the US-based General Mills, a multinational manufacturer and marketer of branded consumer foods. General Mills Canada employees volunteer with the Mississauga LIFE program, and in 2018, helped arranged a $10,000 grant for the program from the General Mills Foundation Hometown Grantmaking Program.
GenX has been helping Canadian businesses acquire and implement computer technology for 25 year. It has donated over $35,000 to MODC, including being a Bronze level sponsor of the FICCDAT conference, a $10,000 grant in 2006 to the Kids Can Make A Difference program, to support children’s Conductive Education, and as a long-time supporter of the Ability & Beyond Dinner
GMP Securities is a Canadian national investment management company, serving corporate, institutional and individual clients. Since 2013, it has donated $9,000 towards the Toronto LIFE program, including a $1,000 grant in 2018.
Grand & Toy (Office Max)
Grand & Toy is one of Canada's largest commercial and e-tail office products distributors. It has donated over $12,000 in support of our golf tournaments and Ability & Beyond Gala fundraiser.
Grant Thornton is a national accounting firm based in Toronto, and has been a past supporter of our Ability & Beyond Gala.
Great-West Life, together with its subsidiaries, London Life and Canada Life, is a leading Canadian insurer, with interests in life and health insurance, investment, retirement savings and reinsurance business. It has donated almost $50,000 for MODC programming, including $12,500 for our annual Ability & Beyond fundraising dinner. In 2017-18, it donated $20,000 to establish our Calgary LIFE program for youth with physical disabilities, and another $10,000 to launch a Vancouver LIFE pilot project.
Gudmundseth Mickelson LLP
Gudmundseth Mickelson is a Vancouver law firm and sponsor of Vancouver Rock for Dimes.
The Guelph Community Foundation
The Guelph Community Foundation is a charitable public foundation whose purpose is to provide leadership in community philanthropy and enhance the quality of life for the citizens of Guelph and surrounding areas. The Foundation pools the charitable gifts of donors into permanent, interest earning endowments. The income from the endowments supports a range of charitable programs and activities. Currently, the Foundation administers $14.4 million in funds with $10.4 million in permanent endowed assets. Since inception, $4.2 million has been distributed to more than 950 charitable programs.
In 2015, the Guelph Wellington Stroke Recovery Canada Chapter was funded in part by a $2,000 grant from the Guelph Community Foundation. In 2018, the Guelph Family and Caregiver Support Transitional Program was funded in part by a $2,500 grant from the Guelph Community Foundation.
Hamilton Community Foundation
The Malloch Foundation Fund at Hamilton Community Foundation has donated $11,500 for Hamilton's Jason's House, one of March of Dimes Canada's non-profit housing programs, since 2011, including $2,000 in 2018.
The Martin Foundation Fund at the Hamilton Community Foundation has donated $12,000 for Hamilton's Jason's House, one of March of Dimes Canada's non-profit housing programs, since 2014, including $3,000 in 2018.
The Dougher Community Foundation at Hamilton Community Foundation has provided funding for our Hamilton Assistive Devices Program, which helps local residents with physical disabilities acquired needed assistive devices such as wheelchairs and lifts.
Harmonize for Speech
Harmonize for Speech is an Ontario non-profit organization that provides funds for speech-related projects and equipment at hospitals, clinics and treatment centres throughout Ontario. Over the past 25 years, it has donated $66,500 for March of Dimes Canada's aphasia programming, including $2,500 for the 2018 Ontario Aphasia Camp.
Hammock Harbour (Green Line Properties Ltd.) is an Orillia campground and outdoor recreational resort. Since 1990, it has raised over $40,000 for MODC's Campers Helping Campers program.
The Harold E. Ballard Foundation
The Harold E. Ballard Foundation was founded in 1993 to improve society and the lives of Canadians, based on the wishes of Harold Ballard. Since 2005, it has donated $107,000 for our Conductive Education and Non-Profit Housing programs, including $25,000 for the expansion of Standing Oaks in Sarnia in 2018.
HDR Architecture Inc.
HDR Architecture is a Toronto architect firm, and a supporter of the Ability & Beyond Gala since 2005.
The Home Depot Canada Foundation
As the charitable arm of The Home Depot Canada, The Home Depot Canada Foundation is committed to using its time, knowledge and resources to support affordable housing and create strong communities for Canadians in need. Bringing together volunteerism, do-it-yourself expertise, product donations and monetary grants, the Foundation supports affordable housing projects and local small-scale improvement projects that make lasting, physical improvements to the neighbourhoods it serves. Each year, associates from The Home Depot volunteer over 60,000 hours of hands-on service on community projects across Canada through Team Depot, the company’s associate volunteer program. The Foundation has been a major supporter of our Toronto non-profit housing program for the past ten years, including a $5,000 grant in 2018.
Home Medical Equipment Ltd
Home Medical Equipment is a Toronto assistive devices company. It is a part supporter of our Home Show exhibits, and now sponsors our Opening Doors workshops, including $1,015 for the 2017 Toronto Opening Doors.
Hope Charitable Foundation
The Hope Charitable Foundation is a Toronto Foundation that supports health, education and social services. It is a long-time supporter of March of Dimes Canada, with annual donations since 2004, including $5,000 in 2018, totaling $49,950.
Horizon North is an Alberta logistics company for resource extraction firms. In 2017, it donated $1,000 toward the annual Augmentative and Alternative Communication Camp Alberta, a 3-day recreation and therapy camp for children and teens who must use augmentative communication devices.
HSBC Bank Canada
HSBC Bank Canada is the Canadian branch of an international bank and a regular supporter of our Waverley Glen golf tournament and Ability & Beyond Gala.
HUB International is a Canadian international insurance brokerage firm. In 2017-2018, it donated a total of $2,000 toward our Toronto Conductive Education program.
Hydro One Employees' and Pensioners' Charity Trust
The Hydro One Employees' and Pensioners’ Charity Trust is an annual employee campaign that encourages Hydro One employees and pensioners to donate to their charities of choice through payroll deductions and special events. Since 2000, the Trust has donated over $22,000 in regular donations.
Hywynd Equities Inc.
Hywynd Equities is an Ontario finance company and regular supporter of the Waverley Glen golf tournament.
IBM Canada Ltd.
IBM in Canada has played an important role in the IBM corporation’s history for over a century. IBM Canada makes significant contributions to Canada’s economy as one of the country’s largest research and development investors and IT exporters. We attract, develop and retain highly-skilled Canadians, engaging them in meaningful work that impacts not just Canada, but the world. And we make significant investments in new offerings for the Canadian market. Over the past twenty years, IBM, its employees and retirees have donated over $50,000 for our DesignAbility program and fundraising events, including $2,500 for the 2015 Ability & Beyond Gala.
IMP Group International Inc is a diversified Nova Scotian firm, including aerospace, healthcare, industrial marine, IT and property management. Since 2011, it has donated $10,000 toward the Nova Scotia Conductive Education program, including $1,000 in 2018.
Industrial Alliance Insurance
Industrial Alliance Insurance and Financial Services Inc. is a Canadian life and health insurance company, offering life and health insurance, savings and retirement plans. In 2013, it granted $1,000 towards our Living with a Disability conference series.
Ingle International and Imagine Financial Ltd.
Ingle International Imagine Financial Ltd. supports the clients, employees and volunteers of March of Dimes Canada as well as the entire disability community by providing access to insurance and financial packages for people with special needs and their families. This includes TravelAbility®, a program specializing in travel insurance products for people with disabilities. Ingle represents all of the major insurance companies in Canada, and specializes in finding the right product to suit an individual’s needs and budget. Ingle is also a valued supporter of the Conductive Education Program and its participants. Ingle International, operating through Imagine Financial Ltd., works with licensed insurance agents across Canada.
Investors Group Financial Services Inc.
Invacare Canada is a Mississauga manufacturer/distributor of medical products for long-term care and people with disabilities. It is a past supporter of our Ability & Beyond Gala, and in 2018, made a $2,500 sponsorship of our Atlantic Canada Opening Doors for Disabilities conferences.
Investors Group is a national Canadian personal finance company, providing mortgage, insurance, brokerage and banking services. It has donated over $15,000 since 2002 for fundraising events and general support.
Ipsen Biopharmaceuticals Canada
Ipsen Biopharmaceuticals Canada is the Canadian subsidiary of a French pharmaceutical company that focuses on neurology, endocrinology and oncology. In 2018, it granted $20,000 toward establishing a Peers Fostering Hope program in Hamilton.
ISAAC Canada is part of the International Society for Augmentative and Alternative Communication. It has granted $30,000 for our Breaking the ICE conferences, including $9,000 in 2017 for the Toronto, Calgary and Vancouver ICE conferences.
JDS Fundraising Services Inc.
JDS Fundraising Services is a Toronto fundraising company. It has donated over $20,000 since 1994 for fundraising events and general support.
John C. and Sally Horsfall Eaton Foundation
The John C. and Sally Horsfall Eaton Foundation is a Toronto Foundation that supports health, education, social services and the arts. It granted $200,000 to our Festival of International Conferences on Caregiving, Disability, Aging and Technology Conferences in 2007 and 2011. More recently, in January 2017, it granted $10,000 to LIFE, a skills-development program for youth with physical disabilities in the Greater Toronto Area.
The John & Judy Bragg Family Foundation
The John & Judy Bragg Family Foundation is a private family foundation that supports health, education and social services across Nova Scotia. Since 2012, it has donated $13,000 to our Nova Scotia Conductive Education program, including $2,000 in 2018.
Jones Brown Inc.
Jones Brown is a national corporate insurance company and regular sponsor of our Waverley Glen golf tournament.
J.P. Bickell Foundation
The J.P. Bickell Foundation was established by Canadian businessman J.P. Bickell to support charitable programs. From 2001, the Foundation has granted $75,000 to the Northern Clinics program, including a $10,000 grant in 2018.
Kao Canada Inc.
Kao Canada is a Mississauga beauty care products company. It is a major sponsor of our annual Toronto OpportuniTEAS fundraising event, donating a total of $22,500 since the event was founded in 2013.
Kincardine Cable TV
Kincardine Cable TV is a Kincardine cable television company and a regular supporter of the Kincardine Women's Triathlon.
KPMG is a international auditing company, and has supported the Ability & Beyond Gala since 2005.
Queen's University is a leading Canadian university, located in Kingston, Ontario. It has donated $10,000 since 2013.
Lawrence & Judith Tanenbaum Family Foundation
The Lawrence & Judith Tanenbaum Family Foundation is a Toronto Foundation that supports hospitals, health organizations, and Jewish organizations, largely in the GTA. A major focus of the Foundation is medical research at Mt. Sinai Hospital. In 2016, it granted $10,000 to MODC for the March of Dimes Canada Paul J. Martin Early Career Professorship at the University of Toronto for research in recovery from brain injuries and stroke.
Leon's Furniture is a Canadian national furniture retail chain. It is a regular donor to March of Dimes Canada, contributing over $50,000 in annual donations since 2009.
Liberty Tax Service
Liberty Tax Service, an income tax preparation firm, is a long-time supporter of March of Dimes. In 2012, it was the recipient of March of Dimes' Vocational Rehabilitation Award, given to a business, organization, or agency making an outstanding contribution to the vocational rehabilitation and employment of adults with physical disabilities. As part of its National Partnership, in 2017, certain Liberty Tax Service locations donated $10 from every return filed on March 10th in support of March of Dimes Day.
The Lohn Foundation is a private Vancouver foundation that has donated $2,000 to our BC Stroke Recovery programs from 2017-18.
London Community Foundation
The London Community Foundation is a charitable organization dedicated to improving communities across London and Middlesex County. In 2017, the Smart & Caring Community Fund donated $2,500 for the London Assistive Devices Program.
Louro Jewellers Inc.
Louro Jewellers is a Toronto jewellery design and retail store. They have supported the Ability & Beyond Gala since 2007, when they donated a valuable necklace for the Silent Auction.
In 2016, Lowe's Canada's London staff raised over $5,000 through Lowe’s Canada Heroes, a community service staff campaign, and a donation from Lowe's Canadian corporate office. The funds went toward needed accessibility renovations for a London homeowner with physical disabilities. The Lowe's staff also assisted with the renovation work.
The MacFeeters Fund is a donor-assisted fund, established by the late Toronto businessman Ron L. MacFeeters, and administrated by the Toronto Foundation. It is a regular supporter of MODC’s Conductive Education program, donating $28,000 from 1985-2016, including $1,000 in 2016.
Matchett Financial Services
Matchett Financial Services is a Kincardine financial management company and a long-time sponsor of the Kincardine Women's Triathlon.
McKesson Canada is the Canadian subsidiary of an international health care services and supply chain firm, with offices and distribution centres across Canada. In June 2015, it donated over $12,000 toward our Mississauga LIFE program, which provides employment and life skill development program for youth with physical disabilities. In 2016-18, it donated $25,000 to support Opening Doors for Accessibility, a national conference series to assist people with physical disabilities access local services.
McLean Smits Family Foundation
The McLean Smits Family Foundation is a Toronto Foundation that supports arts and culture, health, and social services, mainly in Ontario. It has donated $8,000 toward the Toronto LIFE program from 2013-18, including $2,000 in 2018.
McInnes Cooper is an Atlantic Canada law firm, and one of the most dedicated supporters of our Halifax Rock for Dimes fundraising event, donating a total of over $50,000 since 2006.
MEC is one of the world's top media agencies. Since 2011, they have been supporting March of Dimes Canada through in-kind donations of media buys, helping expand our reach and raise awareness of our programs and services. They are also a proud supporter of our Road Hockey Challenge.
Med Health Plus
Med Health Plus gives you and your family access to healthcare backed by a nationwide network of over 900,000 provider locations. Because we are not insurance, there is no limit to the savings you can receive. As a Med Health Plus member, you and your family can receive Med Health Plus’s discounted rates for a range of health care services whenever you need them, year after year. There are no annual or lifetime limits or pre-certification standards. Med Health Plus is a sponsor of the L.I.V.E. Conference.
At MEDIchair Markham, our ultimate focus is to take an active role in providing home medical equipment and services to meet your needs. Helping you achieve optimal outcomes that lead to the highest level of function is our mission. MEDIchair Markham is a sponsor of the L.I.V.E. Conference
Meridian Credit Union
Meridian Credit Union is a southwest Ontario credit union. It was a regular sponsor of the Kincardine Stroke for Stroke golf tournament, and now support our Toronto Spiking for Dimes fundraiser, including a $2,000 sponsorship in 2017.
Michael Halls Social Services Fund
The Michael Halls Social Services Fund, within London Community Foundation, is a donor-directed fund administered by the London Community Foundation. The Fund has granted $58,400 in 2016-18 toward assistive devices for London residents, most recently $22,500 for a wheelchair accessible vehicle in 2018.
Microcomputer Science Centre
Microcomputer Science Centre is a Mississauga provider of computer products and services for people with disabilities. It sponsors our Breaking the ICE conferences.
MyLiberty.Life was founded to break down the stigma surrounding incontinence and is focused on serving the unique needs of a growing number of Canadians suffering with bladder and bowel leakage. MyLiberty.Life supports MODC through partial proceeds from online retail orders.
Nestle Purina is a national pet food distributor, and a subsidiary of Nestlé. Its employees have volunteered for the Mississauga LIFE program, and in 2018, it donated $1,000 towards the program.
Norton Rose Canada LLP
Norton Rose is a Calgary-based law firm and a past supporter of our Calgary & Toronto Rock for Dimes fundraisers.
Oatley Vigmond represents individuals across Ontario focusing on the most severely injured including those who have suffered brain injuries. The firm is proud to be a supporter of the March of Dimes Canada Acquired Brain Injury conference since 2015, providing $20,000 in sponsorships, including $5,000 in 2018.
O'Brien/Jackson Family Foundation
The O'Brien/Jackson Family Foundation is an Ontario foundation that has donated nearly $20,000 to the Conductive Education program, including a $2,500 grant in 2018.
Olympia Charitable Foundation
Olympia Charitable Foundation was formed to raise, maintain and distribute funds exclusively for the relief of poverty, the advancement of education, assisting sick persons, assisting the disabled and for such other purposes that are beneficial to the community. Olympia Charitable Foundation directs 100% of its receipted donation funds to various charitable organizations, supporting grassroots organizations in our local communities along with both small and larger charities across the country. In 2018, it donated $2,500 for the Alberta AAC camp.
Paul & Bernadette Wainwright Family Foundation
The Paul & Bernadette Wainwright Family Foundation within London Community Foundation - a donor-directed fund administered by the London Community Foundation, the Foundaton has granted over $800 for the London Assistive Devices Program in 2017-18.
Pennzoil partnered with March of Dimes Canada to donate $65,000, which went to support a number of initiatives, including $15,000 to retrofit a vehicle for the Pennzoil Retrofit Vehicle Initiative. Pennzoil was also the national presenting sponsor for the Rock for Dimes fundraisers in 2012 and 2013.
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Pennzoil supports March of Dimes Canada and the Rock for Dimes fundraisers through their Long Love Cars Campaign - a celebration of the love and passion people derive from the automobile.
Permobil Canada is the Canadian division of Permobil, a Swedish-based international wheelchair and seating systems company that retails powered and manual wheelchairs, intended for both indoor and outdoor use. In 2018, the firm granted $30,000 towards our national Opening Doors for Accessability conference series.
Pfizer Canada is the Canadian branch of an international pharmaceutical company. It has supported our Montreal Rock for Dimes fundraising event and our FICCDAT conference.
Quillsoft is a Toronto company that produces and markets writing and speech recognition software for people with disabilities. It sponsors our Breaking the ICE conferences.
ReliAble Independent Living Services ®
ReliAble Independent Living Services (RILS) is a proud supporter of March of Dimes Canada. RILS will be donating a portion of its royalties earned to March of Dimes, in reflection of its commitment to creating barrier free and accessible living spaces. Please visit www.reliableliving.com to learn more.
Ridout & Maybee LLP
Ridout & Maybee LLP is an intellectual property law firm with offices in Toronto, Ottawa and Mississauga. It has donated $16,000 since 2005 for the Ability & Beyond Gala fundraiser and general support.
RONA is a Canadian national retail store chain offering hardware, home renovation and gardening products. In 2013, it donated a percentage of sales made to users of special RONA/MODC discount cards in the Ottawa area to MODC.
Ronald McDonald House Charities
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Canada generously contributed to our Conductive Education program with a $25,000 grant to purchase specialized furniture for CE classrooms, allowing us to reach more children across the country.
Ronald McDonald House is dedicated to helping children with serious and/or life-threatening illnesses or disabilities and their families lead happier and healthier lives, and since 1982 has supported children's charities in over 500 communities across Canada.
Sandy Beach Lodge & Resort, located in the peaceful village of Naramata, offers a world of relaxation and first class resort facilities. Furthermore, they are also one of the leading contributors to the Campers helping Campers program at March of Dimes.
Sauble River Family Camp Inc.
Sauble River Family Camp is a sporting and recreational camp located in Sauble Beach, Ontario. It has donated over $18,000 since 2006 through the Campers Helping Campers fundraising program.
Savaria is a Quebec-based assistive devices company, which has sponsored our Stroke Recovery Canada LIVE conference. In 2016, they committed to a five-year, $100,000 grant for MODC's Conductive Education program. By July 2018, they have donated a total of $100,000 toward Conductive Education and other MODC programming.
Scarborough City Cab
Scarborough City Cab meets the needs of seniors, persons with physical or mental disabilities and children with special needs by providing safe and reliable door-to-door, accessible transportation services within the Metropolitan Toronto Area. They are a sponsor of MODC's Walk'n'Roll event.
Scodesign Distribution is a Montreal distributor of kitchen/bath products. It is a long time supporter of our Montreal Rock for Dimes fundraising event, donating $25,400 over the past ten years.
Shaw Charity Classic (Birdies for Kids)
The Shaw Charity Classic is an annual Calgary golf tournament operated by Shaw Communications. Birdies for Kids is a non-profit program operated bythe Shaw Charity Classic Foundation to help raise funds for local charities. In 2018, Birdies for Kids raised $9,000 for the Calgary Conductive Education program.
Sherkston Shores, a premier RV and Vacation Home resort, is situated on the beautiful shores of Lake Erie, Ontario and is one of the leading contributors to March of Dimes’ “Campers helping Campers” program.
Sifton Family Foundation
The Sifton Family Foundation supports families, youth, children, seniors, and persons with disabilities in London and southern Ontario. In 2016-17, it has donated a total of $9,000 for equipment for the Mississauga LIFE program to assist youth with physical disabilities develop life skills for an independent life.
Over 100 bricks and mortar locations through out the USA and Canada. The SILVER CROSS service has served 185,000 clients with accessibility and mobility solutions. The resource for recycled and new home health care equipment including stair lifts, patient lifts, scooters, wheelchairs, home elevators and wheelchair lifts.
State Street Corporation is an international provider of financial services to institutional investors including investment servicing, investment management and investment research and trading. In 2014, the firm granted $5,000US to the Toronto LIFE program.
Stewart McKelvey is an Atlantic Canada law firm and a sponsor of Halifax Rock for Dimes since 2006.
Stikeman Elliott is a Canadian national law firm. It has supported our Montreal Rock for Dimes fundraising event.
Stryker is one of the world’s leading medical technology companies and, together with our customers, we are driven to make healthcare better. We offer innovative products and services in Orthopaedics, Medical and Surgical, and Neurotechnology and Spine that help improve patient and hospital outcomes. Stryker is proud to support the Peers Fostering Hope program in 2018 to assist stroke survivors as part of our continued commitment to excellence in Healthcare.
Sudbury Credit Union
The Sudbury Credit Union is a full service financial institution that also contributes to its local community through financial and volunteer support. It is a supporter of Wade Hampton House, our Sudbury facility for residents of Northern Ontario with acquired brain injuries.
Sun Life Financial
Sun Life Financial is a Canadian international insurance and financial service company. It has donated over $20,000 for fundraising events, most recently $2,500 for the 2018 Ability & Beyond Dinner.
Symcor is a national Canadian provider of business processing and client communications management services, supporting major banks and retail and telecommunications companies. From 2015-18, it donated $3,000 towards our Mississauga Learning Independence for Future Empowerment program.
Technica Group Inc.
The Technica Group is a Sudbury mining and construction contractor, and is a sponsor of our Sudbury Pond Hockey Tournament.
TE Connectivity (formerly Tyco Electronics Canada)
TE Connectivity is a Markham electronics component manufacturer. It has donated over $18,000 in annual donations since 2000, including a $1,018 donation in 2018.
Three to be
THREE TO BE was a registered charitable foundation providing funds to support a multidisciplinary approach for children with neurological conditions. It shut down in 2018. It donated over $50,000 to our children's Conductive Education program.
Triumph Mobility manufactures and distributes wheelchairs and walkers for the North American market. It was a sponsor of our 2018 Halifax Opening Doors for Accessibility event.
TJX Canada operates the Winners, HomeSense, and Marshalls clothing and consumer product retails chains across Canada. In 2015, they donated $5,000 to our Mississauga Learning Independence for Future Empowerment program.
Toronto Community Foundation
The Toronto Community Foundation's purpose is to make Toronto the best place to live, work, learn and grow through the power of giving. Support for Toronto LIFE, an independence-building program for youth with physical disabilities, has been provided by a grant from the Tony and Caley Taylor Fund, the Margaret and Gordon Fleming Fund, and the Vital Toronto Fund at the Toronto Community Foundation.
Toronto Star Newspapers Ltd.
The Toronto Star is one of Toronto’s leading newspapers. Since 2008, The Toronto Star Fresh Air Fund has donated a total of $55,000 to support our Conductive Education summer camp for children with physical disabilities., including $5,000 in 2018.
Torys LLP is a Canadian national law firm. It has supported our Toronto Rock for Dimes fundraising event and our Ability & Beyond Gala.
Vale is an international nickel mining company and a sponsor of our Sudbury Pond Hockey Tournament.
Walker Wood Foundation
The Walker Wood Foundation is a long-time donor to March of Dimes Canada, donating over $17,000 since 2001, including a $1,000 grant in 2018.
The Windsor Foundation is a Halifax-based Foundation that supports higher education and projects for disadvantaged or vulnerable youth, seniors and the physically/mentally challenged in the Maritimes. It is a major supporter of Camp Possible, our Nova Scotia Conductive Education March Break Camp, donating over $56,000 from 2012-18, including a $8,165 grant in December 2018.
The Winnipeg Foundation
Established in 1921, The Winnipeg Foundation is Canada’s first community foundation. Today, it is a leader in what has become an international philanthropic movement. The Foundation makes grants to charitable organizations in the areas of: community service, education and employment, health, environment, heritage, arts and culture, and recreation. In 2017, it distributed distributed $38.1 million to the community. In 2018, it granted $10,000 to help establish MODC's first Manitoba Aphasia Camp.
Woodland Park Ltd.
Woodland Park is an Ontario campground near Owen Sound. Since 1992, it has donated over $17,000 through the Campers Helping Campers program.
Zinner & Company
Zinner & Company Leadership Search is a Toronto based executive search firm. Since 2009, it has donated almost $20,000 toward our programming.
If your corporation or foundation would like to learn more about becoming a sponsor with March of Dimes Canada, please contact:
Mary Lynne Stewart
National Director of Fund Development and Communications
March of Dimes Canada
Tel: 416-425-3463 ext. 7292