Acts of goodwill, kind gestures and taking care of one another are key characteristics of Canadian communities.
As a proud member of many of these communities coast to coast, Cadillac Fairview (CF) is donating $805,000 through a network of national and local charitable partners who share their commitment to helping support those in need this holiday season.
“It is deeply humbling, especially during these unprecedented times, to be able to support charities across Canada that are doing life changing work,” says John Sullivan, CEO, Cadillac Fairview. “There’s no doubt it’s been a tough year for everyone, so we’ve worked with our local teams to identify community-based partners that can help us make a difference for the holidays.”
With a mix of both local and national partnerships, CF’s commitment will help deliver goods and support quickly to those in need. As part of CF’s mission to positively transform communities through their philanthropic donations, these funds will support essential services and programs across youth, family, food, BIPOC and health services.
“The autism community needs our help more than ever, and all of us at Autism Speaks Canada are resolute in our commitment to be there for every single individual and family we serve,” said John Branton, National Development Director, Autism Speaks Canada. “Despite the stress and uncertainty of 2020, I am so proud and thankful for having Cadillac Fairview as our friend and supporter. I want to thank them for their generous donation of $50,000 that will be used to triple match all the gifts received between now and end of this year. Thanks to champions like Cadillac Fairview; together, we are advancing scientific research and deepening our understanding of autism; advocating with and for the autism community; ensuring reliable services and supports are available for people with autism; and fostering worldwide support to inspire a kinder, more inclusive world.”
With a long standing tradition of involvement in communities where they do business, CFs recognizes there are emerging and immediate needs from more communities than ever as a result of the current pandemic. In addition to a strong focus on empowering youth, CF’s philanthropy partner network now includes additional communities to help reach thousands more Canadians in these trying times.
CF’s local charitable partners in Ontario include: Autism Speaks Canada, Daily Bread Food Bank (Toronto), Markham Stouffville Hospital Foundation, Markham Food Bank, Kids Help Phone (Toronto) Red Door (Toronto), Jean Augustine (Toronto), North York Harvest, Holland Bloorview, Pediatric Oncology Group of Ontario, Grand River Hospital Foundation, Children’s Health Foundation, The BeYOUth Empowerment Project, Youth Services Bureau, Ronald McDonald House (Southwestern Ontario), Joseph Hospital, Good Shepher, Hamilton Foodshare and Hamilton Philharmonic Youth Orchestra.
Beyond the listed programs CF’s dedicated Charitable Donations Committee accepts requests from a wide range of registered charitable organizations.
Learn more about Cadillac Fairview’s Giving Guidelines or how you can make a donation request.