Ontario Charities


Building a healthy and sustainable future: at home, in the garden, at work and in our neighbourhoods. Green Communities Canada is a national association of community organizations that engage citizens and local leaders in innovative initiatives that provide workable, meaningful community solutions to environmental challenges.

Active and Safe Routes to School – www.saferoutestoschool.ca
Affordable Energy Canada – www.affordableenergycanada.com
Rain – www.slowrain.ca
Eco Driver – www.ecodriver.org

When you donate your vehicle to the benefit of one of the participating charities below, you will receive a charitable tax receipt.¹

Promoting Health
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Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Foundation www.healthsciencesfoundation.ca

The Health Sciences Foundation’s mission is to inspire the people of Northwestern Ontario to give generously to enable the advancement of world-class healthcare at Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre. 100% of the money we raise stays here in Northwestern Ontario. The Health Sciences Foundation features three specialty funds: the Northern Cancer Fund, the Northern Cardiac Fund and the Health Sciences Discovery Fund. Each fund represents an area of high activity and high need in our community. Donors are able to designate their gifts to either of the funds or can support any area of care within the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre, such as Renal, Paediatrics, Trauma, Neurosurgery or many others. Thanks to the generosity of donors, healthcare at Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre continues to improve every day. People are healthier and can receive more of the care they need here at home. Together, we are healthier.

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St. Joseph’s Lifecare Foundation https://www.sjlc.ca/stedman-community-hospice-1

St. Joseph’s Lifecare Foundation is the official fundraising organization for both St. Joseph’s Lifecare Centre and Stedman Community Hospice. St. Joseph’s Lifecare Centre is home to 205 long-term care residents who due to physical and/or mental limitations can no longer live independently. Stedman Community Hospice serves Brantford, Brant County, Six Nations, New Credit Reserve and surrounding area residents. This is the only Hospice in the area providing medical care/support to individuals regardless of age, stage or type of disease to patients and their families dealing with a terminal or life-threatening illness.

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The Lung Association Ontario www.on.lung.ca

For over 100 years, The Canadian Lung Association has been dedicated to its mission of promoting and improving lung health for all Canadians.

You can help. Visit www.on.lung.ca »

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Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation www.cbcf.org

The Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation was founded in 1986 as the first organization in the country devoted exclusively to breast cancer research, education and awareness initiatives. The Foundation continues to blaze new trails in breast cancer and breast health by directing donor dollars to world-class researchers and clinicians who are making groundbreaking progress in breast cancer prevention, diagnosis, treatment and care. Since 2000, the Foundation has awarded 396 grants, supporting research projects, fellowships and community health promotion initiatives. These grants are possible as a result of fundraising initiatives like the Foundation’s signature events, the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation CIBC Run for the Cure and Yard Sale for the Cure. The Foundation’s network of donors and volunteers numbers in the hundreds of thousands.


Protecting the Environment
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GreenUP www.greenup.on.ca

For more than 20 years, GreenUP has been central and eastern Ontario’s leading organization focused on issues of environmental education, sustainability, and stewardship. Our mission is to inspire and empower environmentally healthy and sustainable action in our community.

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ReForest London www.reforestlondon.ca

ReForest London is a non-profit organization dedicated to partnering with our community to enhance environmental and human health in the Forest City, through the benefits of trees. ReForest London Goals:

  • Empowerment – Empower community groups, businesses, and individuals to plant and care for trees
  • Ecosystem Health – Improve London’s environmental health through planting trees and shrubs in natural areas, parks, yards and along streets.
  • Education – Educate Londoners about the importance of trees and how to plant and care for them.
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Green Communities Canada www.greencommunitiescanada.org

Building a healthy and sustainable future: at home, in the garden, at work and in our neighbourhoods. Green Communities Canada is a national association of community organizations that engage citizens and local leaders in innovative initiatives that provide workable, meaningful community solutions to environmental challenges.

Active and Safe Routes to School – www.saferoutestoschool.ca
Affordable Energy Canada – www.affordableenergycanada.com
Rain – www.slowrain.ca
Eco Driver – www.ecodriver.org


Inspiring Communities
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Yellow Brick House www.yellowbrickhouse.org

Yellow Brick House is a non-profit charitable organization committed to rebuilding the lives of abused women and children in York Region. Yellow Brick House provides four core services for all: emergency shelter, transitional housing, outreach services and public education. Services are available in 28 languages, and are free of change and full confidential.

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Dundas School of Art www.dvsa.ca

The Dundas Valley School of Art is a not-for profit school that has been providing visual art education to the Hamilton-Wentworth region for over 50 years. The School has an important influence on the cultural development of the region and plays a vital role in the education of the community. As a leading community art school, DVSA is well known for its ability to provide high quality art education at an accessible and affordable level for people ranging from pre-school students to older adults. Annually, 4000 students participate in classes at DVSA and over 20,000 school age children benefit from outreach initiatives that travel throughout the region.

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Rose City Kids www.rosecitykids.com

Rose City Kids is a nonprofit organization that offers programs to children in Welland, where kids feel loved and valued, and where they can have fun and learn new things and positive behaviours. Our goal is to make a difference in the lives of children.Our mission is to inspire each child to believe that they have been created for a purpose by a God that loves them so much. To inspire them to dream big dreams. And to instill Christian values and morals that will influence the choices and decisions they make in order to impact the direction and outcome of their lives.

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Habitat for Humanity Kingston & Frontenac www.habitatkingston.com

Habitat for Humanity Greater Kingston & Frontenac is one of 69 affiliates of Habitat for Humanity Canada: a national, non-profit, faith-based organization working for a world where everyone has a safe and decent place to live. The mission of the organization is to mobilize volunteers and community partners to build affordable housing, and promote homeownership as a means to break the cycle of poverty.

By working with volunteers and community partners, Habitat for Humanity Kingston & Frontenac has placed 13 families in homes throughout Kingston since the affiliate was founded in 1994.

Habitat for Humanity Kingston & Frontenac partners with families, businesses, organizations, and individuals to build simple, affordable, and energy efficient homes. These homes are sold at no profit, to selected families through long term, no-interest mortgages. Families must prove a need for housing, an ability to meet mortgage payments, and a willingness to contribute hundreds of hours of their own labour, known as “sweat equity”, to the building of their own house or the houses of others.

Habitat for Humanity Kingston & Frontenac builds simple, decent homes with partner families. Volunteers and families donate their labour to build houses under trained supervision. Profits from our ReStore, donations of money and materials from businesses, individuals, faith groups, and others. Our houses are sold at cost to partner families. Habitat homeowners’ monthly mortgage payments are recycled into a revolving fund for Habitat for Humanity Kingston & Frontenac that is used to build more houses.


¹The charitable tax receipt amount will depend on the age and quality of your participating vehicle.

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