LIST OF CHARITIES

Below is a list of registered charitable organizations. If you have been selected as our weekly jackpot winner, you can choose from this list, or Nominate a Charity. We have included a wide variety of charities so you can choose to support a cause close to your heart. A mission statement or description is provided under each listed charity. Click on each name to visit the organization's website, learn more, or to donate directly. If you have an organization that you would like to add to our list, click on Nominate a Charity. 

OCEANWISE:

Ocean Wise Seafood is an ocean conservation program that empowers consumers and businesses to choose sustainable seafood options that support healthy oceans, today and into the future.

ONE ROOF COMMUNITY CENTER (PETERBOROUGH):

Helps nurture a community that challenges homelessness, food insecurity, and social exclusion in the City of Peterborough by responding to immediate needs, breaking down barriers amongst us and advocating for systemic change.

OTTAWA HUMANE SOCIETY:

Helps to care for more than 8,000 sick, injured and homeless animals, providing leadership in animal welfare to help build a compassionate community and a brighter future for our community.

OUTLOUD FOUNDATION:

Provides a a safe, inclusive space for youth who feel different to connect with each other and allies, away from the intense bullying and high suicide rates still prevalent in LGBTQ youth.

OXFAM CANADA:

Builds lasting solutions to poverty and injustice with a focus on women's rights.

PARKINSONS FOUNDATION:

The Parkinson’s Foundation makes life better for people with Parkinson’s disease by improving care and advancing research toward a cure. 

PETERBOROUGH AIDS RESOURCE NETWORK (PARN):

PARN is a community based agency providing support and health promotion for people HIV-infected and HIV-affected. PARN provides education for people at risk for HIV and awareness of HIV issues to the broader community.

PROJECT 10:

Project 10 envisions a world where 2LGBTQ+ youth are safe and empowered to become change makers through access to the resources, support and meaningful connections that allow them to explore their identities on their own terms.

PROJECT AWARE:

Project AWARE is a global movement for ocean protection powered by a community of adventurers. We connect the passion for ocean adventure with the purpose of marine conservation to create lasting change.

QUEST COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTER:

Quest CHC provides primary health care services to individuals experiencing social, economic, and cultural barriers (see Who We Serve). Primary health care refers to an approach to health  that includes  traditional medical services as well as other services that also play a significant role  in ensuring good health, such as income, housing, education, and environment.

RECONCILIATION CANADA:

Reconciliation Canada is leading the way in engaging Canadians in dialogue and transformative experiences that revitalize the relationships among Indigenous peoples and all Canadians. Our model for reconciliation engages people in open and honest conversation to understand our diverse histories and experiences. We actively engage multi-faith and multi-cultural communities to explore the meaning of reconciliation. 

RONALD MCDONAL HOUSE CHARITIES CANADA:

Provides families with a home to stay together, close to their sick child in hospital, where they can sleep, enjoy home cooked meals, do laundry, be supported by other families, and receive the care that can help make their journey a little easier.

RYAN'S WELLS FOUNDATION:

Ryan’s Well Foundation is a Canadian charitable organization providing effective and sustainable solutions to the water crisis in the poorest regions of the world’s developing countries.

ST. JOHN THEATRE COMPANY:

The SJTC has a 30-year history of growing the theatre arts sector in Southern New Brunswick. The company has grown from producing a handful of theatre productions each year to a broad spectrum of opportunities for artist and audience, including the annual Fundy Fringe Festival, a professional theatre and music presentation series, and most recently the Atlantic Repertory Company (ARC).

SALVATION ARMY:

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.

SECOND HARVEST CANADA:

Second Harvest is the largest food rescue organization in Canada and global thought leader on food recovery. They work across the supply chain from farm to retail to capture surplus food before it ends up in the landfill which negatively impacts our environment.

SICKKIDS FOUNDATION:

SickKids is taking on one of the biggest battles in modern history: the fight for a better future for child health. Their goal is to not only dramatically upgrade facilities, but also elevate research, extend excellent standards of care to more children around the world, and enrich the compassionate care needed to deliver  the lifelong well-being of children and their families.

 

SPCA AND HUMANE SOCIETY (ONTARIO):

Working with its communities of Ontario SPCA animal centres and Affiliated Societies, the Ontario SPCA educates on humane and appropriate animal care, reduces pet overpopulation through Spay/Neuter Services, raises awareness about unacceptable practices that harm animals, rescues animals in distress and provides care to all animals in need.

THE TERRY FOX FOUNDATION:

Aims to maintain the vision and principles of Terry Fox while raising money for cancer research through the annual Terry Fox Run, Terry Fox School Run, as well as via memoriam donations and planned giving.

THE ART CANADA INSTITUE:

Dedicated to making Canadian Art history a contemporary conversation. They promote the the study of an inclusive Canadian art history to as broad an audience as possible, within Canada and internationally.

THE ART FOR AID PROJECT:

The Art For Aid Project works to support Canadian First Nations, Inuit and Metis art education programs through access to quality art supplies, awareness and fundraising efforts.

TIM HORTONS CHILDREN FOUNDATION:

Supports kids from disadvantaged circumstances between the ages of 12 to 16. Through a multi-year, camp-based program, youth learn skills like leadership, resilience, and responsibility, empowering them to change their stories for the better and ultimately break the cycle of poverty.

THE TREVOR PROJECT:

The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning (LGBTQ) young people under 25.

 

UNICEF:

UNICEF is the world’s farthest-reaching humanitarian organization for children. Across 190 countries and territories, and in the world’s toughest places, we work day in and day out to help children survive.

UNITED WAY CANADA:

United Way is a federated network of 77 local United Way Centraide offices serving more than 5,000 communities across Canada, each registered as its own non-profit organization and governed by an independent volunteer-led local Board of Directors. Locally and nationally, THEIR goal is the same – to create opportunities for a better life for everyone in our communities.

VIBE ARTS:

VIBE Arts is an award-winning charitable organization committed to providing children and youth in under-resourced communities with high quality community and school based arts education. With a 20 year trajectory, VIBE Arts has become one of the most celebrated community arts organizations in Toronto.

VICTORIAN ORDER OF NURSES (VON):

Works with clients, employees, volunteers and partners to provide innovative clinical, personal and social support to people who want the comfort and peace of mind of living in their own homes and communities.

 

WAR AMPUTATIONS OF CANADA:

The War Amps is making a difference in the lives of amputees by providing financial assistance for artificial limbs, peer support and information on all aspects of living with amputation.

WAR CHILD CANADA:

War Child was founded to foster the capacity of people within communities to find long-term solutions to the problems caused by conflict.

WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION (WHO):

Aimed towards promoting health, keeping the world safe and serving the vulnerable, with measurable impact for people at country level.

WORLD VISION:

 World Vision is a a global relief, development and advocacy organization. They partner with children, families and their communities to reach their full potential by tackling the causes of poverty and injustice.

WORLD WILDLIFE FUND:

World Wildlife Fund Canada is the country’s largest international conservation organization. Guided by the best scientific analysis and Indigenous knowledge, THEY work to conserve species at risk, protect threatened habitats, and address climate change.

YOUTH EMERGENCY SHELTER OF PETERBOROUGH (YES):

YES provides emergency shelter to hundreds of youth and families in crisis-any time, every day of the year.

YMCA CAMP:

Provides summer day camps that offer new experiences, skill building, a sense of community and lasting friendships for youth  — in conservation and urban settings while allowing campers to return home each evening. 

YOUNG VOICES TORONTO:

Young Voices Toronto is a vibrant and inclusive musical community that fosters leadership, confidence and humanity in our choristers. 

ADOPT4LIFE: 

 

Supports adoptive parents and caregivers in Ontario.

ADSUM ASSOCIATION FOR WOMEN & CHILDREN:

Helps house individuals experiencing homelessness in Halifax.

AIDS COMMITEE OF TORONTO:   

 

Prevents new HIV infections, and supports those living with HIV in Toronto.     

ALS SOCIETY OF CANADA:

Supporting Canadians living with ALS, and promotes research for a future without ALS.

ALZHEIMER SOCIETY OF CANADA:

Supports Canadians living with Alzheimer's Disease.

AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL:

Protecting human rights nationally, and internationally.

ARCH (AIDS RESOURCES & COMMUNITY HEALTH):

Provides programs, services, education and support to people living with, affected by, and at risk of, HIV and AIDS in Guelph, Wellington County, Dufferin, Grey and Bruce Counties.

ART GALLERY OF HAMILTON:

Engages the local community through art programs for students, youth, and families.

AUTISM CANADA:

Provides education, advocacy, support and an unwavering dedication to improving the lives of individuals on the autism spectrum and their families. 

BEREAVED FAMILIES OF ONTARIO:

Provide a safe, non-judgmental environment for individuals to discuss their experiences and learn about grief in a confidential setting.

BEST BUDDIES CANADA:

Helps to create lasting friendships between people with and without an intellectual or developmental disability. Aims to make every school and community across Canada more accepting of people with intellectual or developmental disability. 

BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS OF CANADA:

Creates life-changing mentoring relationships to ignite the power and potential of young people.

BILL & MELINDA GATES FOUNDATION:

Helps tackle six main areas of global concern; gender equality, health, development, growth and opportunity, education, and vulnerable children.

BLACK LIVES MATTER:

Eradicates white supremacy and build local power to intervene in violence inflicted on Black communities by the state and vigilantes.

BRUCE TRAIL CONSERVANCY:

Ensures that the Bruce Trail has a secured, permanently protected natural corridor along the Niagara Escarpment.

CANADIAN MENTAL HEALTH ASSOCIATION:

Provides advocacy, programs and resources that help to prevent mental health problems and illnesses, support recovery and resilience, and enables all Canadians to flourish and thrive. 

CANADIAN BLOOD SERVICES:

Provides lifesaving products and services in transfusion and transplantation for Canadian patients, and safeguards Canada's systems of life essentials in blood, plasma, stem cells, and organs and tissues.

CANADIAN FOUNDATION FOR AIDS RESEARCH (CANFAR):

Increases the prevention and testing of HIV, and improves outcome for individuals currently living with HIV in Canada.

Canadian Roots Exchange (CRE):

Brings together youth in cities, towns, and traditional territories across Canada in an effort to break down stereotypes, open a dialogue, and build honest relationships between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people living on this land.

Canadian Cancer Society:

Funds research, provides services to those living with cancer, advocates on important cancer-related issues and educates and empowers people to make healthy choices.

CASEY HOUSE FOUNDATION:

Canada’s first and only stand-alone hospital for people with HIV/AIDS with a multi-disciplinary approach to health and well-being.

COMMUNITY COUNSELLING AND RESOURCE CENTER (CCRC):

Provides services that offer counselling, support and resources to assist with personal well-being, credit and financial management, access to housing and connection with the community.

CHILDRENS HOSPITAL OF EASTERN ONTARIO (CHEO):

Creates a high quality, standardized and coordinated approach to pediatric health care in Ontario that is centered around children, youth and their families.

CHILDRENS HEALTH FUND:

Committed to breaking down barriers to accessing high-quality, comprehensive healthcare for children and families living in underserved communities across America.

CYSTIC FIBROSIS FOUNDATION:

Helping to cure cystic fibrosis and provide all people with CF the opportunity to lead long, fulfilling lives by funding research and drug development, partnering with the CF community, and advancing high-quality, specialized care.

CANADIAN NATIONAL ISTITUTE FOR THE BLIND (CNIB):

Delivers innovative programs and powerful advocacy that empower people impacted by blindness to live their dreams and tear down barriers to inclusion.

CONSERVATIVE PARTY OF CANADA:

A political party founded on the principles of peace and freedom on the world stage; responsible management of taxpayers' money; a welcoming land of refuge for the world’s persecuted and afflicted; the defense of clean Canadian technologies; and a clear understanding of responsibilities between levels of government.

DAILY BREAD FOOD BANK:

Supplies food to nearly 200 food programs across Toronto, and tackles the issues of lost food and carbon emissions at the farm level.

THE DAVID SUZUKI FOUNDATION:

 

Conserves and protects the natural environment, and helps create a sustainable Canada through evidence-based research, education and policy analysis. Regularly collaborates with non-profits and community organizations, all levels of government, businesses and individuals.

DOCTORS WITHOUT BORDERS CANADA:

Their medical teams act fast to save people’s lives in conflict zones, natural disasters and epidemics. They go where they are needed most.

DR. BOB KEMP HOSPICE FOUNDATION:

Provides individuals and families living with a life-threatening illness excellence in care, whether that be at home, in hospital, or a long-term care facility.

DUNDAS COMMUNITY SERVICES:

Provides or facilitates services that enhance the social well-being and development of the community.

ECOJUSTICE CANADA SOCIETY:

Goes to court and uses the power of the law to defend nature, combat climate change, and fight for a healthy environment for all.

ECOTRUST CANADA:

Works with rural, remote and Indigenous communities toward building an economy that provides for a healthy and resilient natural environment; sustainable and abundant energy, food, and housing; prosperous and meaningful livelihoods; and vibrant cultures and inclusive societies.

GOOD SHEPARD PARISH:

Provides essentials such as food, clothing, emergency shelter, health care, assisted-living, mental health support, and programs that promote social inclusion and social justice.

DANES IN DISTRESS:

Provides all necessary care to get incoming Danes healthy before adoption.

GREEN PARTY OF CANADA:

Canadian political party which demands democratic reform, affordability for all, ending colonialism, investing in the green economy, supporting small businesses, supporting students, defending fresh water, strengthening international relations, and expanding health care.

GREENPEACE CANADA:

Aimed to stopping environmental destruction by holding companies and governments accountable, and building a sustainable future for ourselves and for the planet. 

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY CANADA:

Brings communities together to help families build strength, stability and independence through affordable homeownership.

HALTON WOMENS PLACE:

Provides shelter and crisis services for physically, emotionally, financially and sexually abused women and their dependent children and is dedicated to ending violence against women and their children.

HAMILTON ARTS COUNCIL:

Strengthens the role of the arts and culture in the City of Hamilton by making the arts accessible and relevant to the entire community.

HAMILTON FOOD SHARE:

Hamilton Food Share is the distribution hub of the Emergency Food Network in Hamilton. They serve 12 direct member hunger-relief agencies, and serve 13,000 people in Hamilton, including 5,000 children, each month.

HAMILTON HEALTH SCIENCES:

Hamilton Health Sciences is a community of 15,000 staff, physicians, researchers and volunteers that proudly serves southwestern Ontario residents. They also provide specialized, advanced care to people from across the province.

HAMILTON HOUSING HELP CENTER:

The Housing Help Centre is a non profit social service agency providing housing access,

stabilization, and eviction prevention.

HAMILTON REGIONAL INDIAN CENTER:

Provides the Urban Aboriginal People with the tools to achieve a balanced wholistic lifestyle

HEART AND STROKE FOUNDATION:

Heart & Stroke is a leading funder of life-saving research, which has led to breakthroughs such as heart transplant surgery and a revolutionary stroke treatment that cuts the death rate by 50%.

HUNTINGTON SOCIETY OF CANADA:

Provides the oversight and facilitation of excellent support services, access to the best and most up-to-date educational resources, increasing national and global awareness, advocacy and investing in promising research.

INDSPIRE:

In partnership with Indigenous, private and public sector stakeholders, Indspire educates, connects and invests in Indigenous people so they will achieve their highest potential.

INDWELL COMMUNITY HOMES:

Indwell is a Christian charity that creates affordable housing communities that support people seeking health, wellness and belonging.

INASMUCH HOUSE:

Inasmuch House is a shelter for women-identified and non-binary people with or without children in their care who are experiencing abuse and/or homelessness.

INTERNATIONAL AIDS SOCIETY (IAS):

IAS is the world’s largest association of HIV professionals, with members in more than 170 countries. Working with its members, the IAS advocates and drives urgent action to reduce the impact of HIV.

INTERVAL HOUSE HAMILTON:

Interval House of Hamilton provides emergency shelter, safety planning and support services for women with or without children that have experienced abuse or violence.  

KAMLOOPS SYMPHONY SOCIETY (KSO):

The Kamloops Symphony presents a main series of 9 full orchestra programs (16 performances) in Kamloops and Salmon Arm, and a series of educational programs. As the major music organization in the Kamloops region, the KSO has been an active participant in community events such as performances at opening ceremonies and other celebrations.

KIDS HELP PHONE:

Kids Help Phone is a national charity that operates three counselling centers and offers community engagement initiatives through staff and volunteers across Canada.

LEGACY OF HOPE FOUNDATION:

Educates and creates awareness and understanding about the Residential School System, including the intergenerational impacts such as the removal of generations of Indigenous children from their families.

EGALE:

Improves the lives of LGBTQI2S people in Canada and enhances the global response to LGBTQI2S issues. Egale achieves this by informing public policy, inspiring cultural change, and promoting human rights and inclusion through research, education, awareness and legal advocacy. 

LIVING ROCK YOUTH RESOURCES:

Living Rock offers youth-at-risk a place of belonging, safety and a bridge to the community, while supporting youth to develop a personal vision for their lives.

MAKE A WISH CANADA:

Make-A-Wish Canada works with communities across the country to provide children with critical illnesses the opportunity to realize their most heartfelt wish.

MCMICHAEL CANADIAN ART FOUNDATION:

The McMichael Canadian Art Foundation is a major public gallery uniquely devoted to collecting the art of Canada.

ME TO WE:

ME to WE is an innovative social enterprise that provides products that make an impact, empowering people to change the world with their everyday consumer choices.

MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY CANADA:

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

NATIVE WOMEN'S ASSOCIATION OF CANADA:

The Native Women’s Association of Canada (NWAC) is a National Indigenous Organization representing the political voice of Indigenous women, girls and gender diverse people in Canada, inclusive of First Nations on and off reserve, status and non-status, disenfranchised, Métis and Inuit. 

NEW DEMOCRATIC PARTY OF CANADA (NDP):

Canadian political party aimed at improving health care and child care, making life more affordable, protecting Canada's environment, and breaking down barriers to build up stronger communities.

NEIGHBOUR TO NEIGHBOUR CENTRE (HAMILTON):

Neighbour to Neighbour works to improve the quality of life in our community by offering access to tutoring programs for children, community kitchen programs, utility subsidy programs, family counselling, emergency food access and a host of other interventions.

NOTRE DAME HOUSE:

Notre Dame is committed to helping youth who are street-involved or homeless due to family violence, conflict, abuse, neglect, poverty and exposure to mental health and addiction issues.