Public/Society Benefit

Activate T.O. (Local: Toronto, ON)

Activate T.O.’s wide variety of events showcase outreach practitioners, cultural activists, and community members in the Greater Toronto Area. They foster critical dialogue between individuals from all social, political, and cultural backgrounds in a safe and accessible space. In doing so, they aim to forge essential links between neighbourhoods in Toronto and the residents that help them flourish.

Alberta Community Crime Prevention Association (ACCPA) (Regional: Calgary, AB)

The ACCPA represents individuals and organizations interested in preventing and reducing crime in Alberta communities. Our mandate is to provide public education and awareness of crime and community-based crime prevention strategies.

Alberta Food Matters (AFM) (Regional: Edmonton, AB)

AFM’s vision is to have all people in Alberta have access to healthy food, as close to home as possible. AFM fosters leadership, relationships, and actions that reconnect people, land, food. They grow through community development, evidence, policy development, building skills and understanding, programs/ workshops.

Apathy is Boring Project (National)

The Apathy is Boring Project is a national, youth-run, nonpartisan organization that aims to use art, media, and technology to re-engage youth in the democratic process and revolutionize democracy.

Art With A Heart Inc. (Local: Whitby, ON)

Canadian charity empowering people from special interest groups through arts-based programs with a therapeutic focus using multiple art modalities. Programs build life skills, give individuals a point of expression, a place of acceptance, and helps them make meaning from their lives.

Aurora Institute

Our mandate is to provide innovative research and public education, illuminating the role and structure of institutions, and to foster alternatives in the context of an increasingly market driven society.

Blankets for Canada Society

A non-denominational organization devoted to creating blankets for those Canadians who need the warmth they provide. We are totally non-profit and everything is donated by warm hearted people just like you.

Block Parent Program of Canada

A community based crime prevention program operated by volunteers in partnership with police and educators. Our nation-wide safety network of homes and businesses offers immediate assistance to members of the community, particularly children, when they are in distress. We also provide personal safety education programs for children, teens and seniors.

Board Voice (Regional: Victoria, BC)

Board Voice represents the voices of volunteer community boards throughout BC whose organizations are dedicated to supporting and strengthening social health in their communities. Together we speak out, share experiences and build on each other’s strengths to make our communities better places to live, learn, work, and play.

Canada Safety Council

A national, non-government, charitable organization dedicated to safety. Our mission is to lead in the national effort to reduce preventable deaths, injuries and economic loss in public and private places throughout Canada.

Canadian Avalanche Association

The association is dedicated to bringing together professionals to develop knowledge and understanding of avalanches, to encourage communication and promote industry standards, and to provide high quality avalanche education.

Canadian Centre for Abuse Awareness (National, Newmarket, ON)

Exists to provide accessible support, healing and individual empowerment for survivors, children, families and caregivers and to eliminate child abuse through advocacy, education, public awareness, and prevention programs by creating community and corporate partnerships.

Canadian Centre for Food Integrity (National, Guelph, ON)

Consumers are more interested in how their food is grown, processed and brought to market than ever before. The Canadian Centre for Food Integrity helps our food system ensure it is doing the right things to build trust by providing research, resources, training and dialogue.

Canadian Council of Christians and Jews


Canadian Fireworks Association (National: Caledon, ON)

We are a nonprofit organization that promotes the safe and responsible use of pyrotechnics and fireworks through education and communication. Our yearly conventions bring firework professionals, users, and enthusiasts from all across Canada together to stay informed, and watch fireworks demonstrations and showcase talent at firework displays.

Centre de ressources sur la non-violence (Local: Montreal, QC)

Sa mission est de faire connaitre et de promouvoir, selon une approche intégrée, la non-violence active comme un choix de vie personnel et collectif capable de contrer la violence sous toutes ses formes et de batir peu à peu un monde d’harmonie, de justice et de paix.

Chequemates Prosocial Outreach (Local: Hamilton, ON)

A not-for-profit prosocial outreach formed out of God’s grace to educate, protect and cater to the “vulnerable to” and “violated by” groups of people targeted by crimes purported by the use of counterfeit cheques.

Children of the Street Society (COS) (Regional: Coquitlam, BC)

A nonprofit society made up of citizens of the community concerned with the growing numbers of children being coerced into and exploited within the sex trade. Our main goal is to increase public awareness about the problem by providing education and prevention strategies for youth, their families, educators and service providers.

Child Crisis Network (National: Sarnia, ON)

The goal of the Child Crisis Network is to help locate and prevent missing children by making timely information accessible to the public though the use of leading-edge network technologies.

Chilliwack Restorative Justice and Youth Advocacy Association (Local: Chilliwack, BC)

Chilliwack Restorative Justice and Youth Advocacy Association is a volunteer based, community organization focused on delivering programs and services in the areas of crime prevention and public safety and fostering a safe and caring community through restorative approaches.

CityHive (Local: Vancouver, BC)

CityHive is a Metro Vancouver-based non-profit organization on a mission to transform the way that young people are engaged in shaping their cities: in city planning, decision-making processes and urban sustainability issues.

Commission for Complaints for Telecom-television Services (National: Ottawa, ON)

The CCTS is Canada’s national and independent organization dedicated to resolving customer complaints about telecommunications and television services, fairly and free of charge. Let’s talk solutions!

Conflict Resolution Network Canada (National: Waterloo, ON)

Promotes constructive, non-violent ways to resolve conflict throughout Canadian society. As Canada’s largest broad-based conflict resolution organization, we focus on conflict resolution in schools, workplaces and the broader community. We also encourage constructive conflict coverage in the news.

CoRe Conflict Resolution Society (Local: Vancouver, BC)

The Society directs the CoRe Clinic, a student-run mediation clinic housed at UBC Faculty of Law. The CoRe Clinic provides affordable and pro bono mediation and conflict resolution services. CoRe aims to make consensual conflict resolution accessible to all.

Danger Nature Security Corporation (National: Dorval, QC)

The aim of the organization is that the people get information to secure their life in a nature disaster, as well as providing safety information in holiday areas and to help people secure themselves against natural disasters.

The Decision Lab

The Decision Lab is a behavioral design think tank. They aim to leverage behavioral science and digital innovation in order to solve pressing problems in policy, social justice, and business.

Democracy Watch (National: Ottawa, ON)

Canada’s leading citizen group advocating democratic reforms, government accountability and corporate responsibility. Democracy Watch has 9 winning campaigns, and coordinates or helps coordinate 7 nationwide coalitions of citizen groups, all pushing governments to be less corporate-driven, and more citizen-driven.

DreamNow (International: Toronto, ON)

DreamNow is a youth-led charitable organization that provides resources and support to individuals who want to change the world. DreamNow works primarily by partnering with other nonprofit organizations, ensuring the people they reach and inspire take action upon returning home.

Development of Tomorrow’s Leaders Foundation (DOTL) (Regional: Vancouver, BC)

The DOTL Foundation is a not-for-profit organization that aims to provide funding for students throughout the Lower Mainland (BC) who aspire to pursue a post-secondary education. Their demographic includes students who aspire to create positive change within schools and their local communities who may not have the available resources to attend post-secondary without aid.

Distress Centre Peel (Regional: Peel, ON)

Provides 24-hour telephone support, crisis intervention, and referral to other agencies where appropriate, for people in distress throughout Peel.

Doggone Safe! (International: Campbellville, ON)

A nonprofit organization that promotes education initiatives for the purpose of reducing dog bite risk to children.

Eastside Movement for Business & Economic Renewal Society (EMBERS) (Local: Vancouver, BC)

EMBERS is a unique charity that assists in the revitalization of Vancouver by facilitating business and employment development. They offer employment services through EMBERS Staffing Solutions, renovation and weatherization services through EMBERS Green Renovations and small business training through EMBERS Ventures.

Edmonton Community Legal Centre (Local: Edmonton, AB)

The Edmonton Community Legal Centre is a nonprofit organization that offers free legal information, advice and representation for people living with low income in the Edmonton area.

Fair Vote Canada (National: Toronto, ON)

Fair Vote Canada is a grassroots multi-partisan citizens’ campaign for voting system reform. We promote the introduction of an element of proportional representation into elections for all levels of government and throughout civil society.

Feed the Need in Durham (Local: Durham, ON)

Feed The Need In Durham is an organization seeking to improve the collection and distribution of available food resources to emergency food providers in Durham Region while not supplanting existing food pantries.

Firefighters Without Borders Canada (FWB Canada) (International: North Vancouver, BC)

Firefighters Without Borders Canada (FWB Canada) is a registered charity operating from within British Columbia to provide support to emergency service organizations in countries with a demonstrated need. Their goal is to provide a “helping hand up” to these organizations so that they can provide a higher level of emergency services to their communities.

Free Geek Community Technology Centre (Local: Vancouver, BC)

Free Geek is a nonprofit community organization that recycles used technology to provide computers, education, Internet access and job skills training in exchange for community service. Reconditioned computers are released to volunteers and nonprofit organizations, while irredeemable hardware is disposed of in an environmentally responsible manner.

Goodwill Car Donations

At Goodwill Car Donation, we strive to get you top tax benefits for your donation, so just a few days after we pick up your car or truck; we send you a receipt you can use on your annual taxes when they’re due. After we pick up your donated vehicle, we auction it for sale, depending on what sort of condition it’s in when we receive it. Then, we take the resulting funds and invest them directly into local community programs that help local members of your community in your area.

Grandview-Woodland Community Policing Centre (Local: Vancouver, BC)

Grandview-Woodland Community Policing Centre is dedicated to crime prevention through community engagement in the Commercial Drive corridor and surrounding area. Information and Referral Services invite Community Drop-In while Outreach initiatives encourage the public to become active participants in their community.

Habitat for Humanity

A non-profit organization that builds simple affordable housing. All homes are sold to families in need of adequate shelter, using no profit, interest free mortgages. Our mission is simple: to eliminate poverty housing and make decent shelter a matter of conscience and action.

Hamilton Safe Communities Coalition

A registered charity dedicated to making Hamilton a safe community in which to live, learn, work and play. Through awareness, education, and prevention programs we are working to eliminate injuries and violence in our community.

Hamilton Victory Gardens (Local: Hamilton, ON)

The Hamilton Victory Gardens is a volunteer fuelled organization fighting to improve food insecurity. We convert donated, vacant land into flourishing organic vegetable gardens. All of the harvest is donated to local food banks to help improve access to healthy food in Hamilton, Ontario.

Hippopotamus (Montreal, QC)

A nonprofit organization dedicated to providing advice and services in the fields of fundraising and communication to other nonprofit groups and community-based organizations.

Ideas That Matter (International: Toronto, ON)

Ideas That Matter produces a wide range of events to stimulate public discourse, including a quarterly journal concentrating on urban development, economic theory, and matters of public interest.

India Rainbow Community Services (Local: Mississauga, ON)

Provide services for integration into Canadian society and works to meet the social services, training and health needs of the Peel immigrant community. Services are provided to new immigrants through language and job search training, abused women, youth, seniors, diabetes education, day program for people with long-term care needs, housing support for mentally ill, and parenting.

Initiatives of Change (Canada) (International: Ottawa, ON)

Initiatives of Change Canada is the Canadian associate of a global network open to people of all nationalities, cultures, religions and beliefs who work toward change locally and globally, starting with change in their own lives.

Institute for the Advancement of Aboriginal Women (National: Edmonton, AB)

This nonprofit organization is dedicated to the promotion, improvement and self-fulfillment of Aboriginal women within the concept of self-government and community. They organize conferences, conduct research, and advise government on issues relating to Aboriginal women in Canada.

Institute for Global Ethics Canada (National: Vancouver, BC)

IGE Canada’s mission is to promote ethical behaviour among Canadians and institutions (through research, public discourse, and practical actiON)

so that shared moral values increasingly shape our relationships, determine our decisions, and guide our actions both nationally and global.

Institute of Health Economics (IHE) (International: Edmonton, AB)

IHE is an independent, Alberta-based not-for-profit health research organization specializing in: HTA, health economics and simulation modeling; health services and health policy research; clinical guidelines development through the Alberta Ambassador Program; and knowledge transfer including policy roundtables, scientific meetings, and conferences.

International Justice Mission Canada (International: London, ON)

A human rights organization that rescues victims of violence, sexual exploitation, slavery and oppression. A multinational team of law enforcement professionals and a highly qualified legal staff conduct criminal investigations and collect evidence to rescue victims and bring perpetrators to justice.

Junior League of Edmonton

An organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable.

Junior League of Toronto

A women’s organization that strives to be the organization of choice for voluntarism and community partnership by educating and training members to be effective leaders and volunteers, researching changing community needs and then developing or expanding direct service projects or programs to meet those needs, and providing trained volunteers, administrative guidance, and financial support to community services.

Law Foundation of Ontario (Regional: Toronto, ON)

The Law Foundation of Ontario (LFO) was established in 1974 to establish and maintain a fund for legal education and legal research, legal aid, and the establishment, operation, and maintenance of law libraries. The LFO awards grants to organizations for law-related projects and initiatives. To date, the LFO has given out over $140 million in grants to various organizations and individuals and $450 million to Legal Aid Ontario.

Lean On Me (Regional: Ontario)

Lean On Me works toward creating peaceful communities and supporting individuals who have had their lives transformed by violence. LOM provides practical and emotional support, education, group support, and counselling for the families and friends of murder victims.

Leave Out Violence (LOVE) (Regional: Montreal, QC)

The unique programs offered by Leave Out Violence (LOVE) educate and empower youth to stop the cycle of violence (in all of its forms) in their lives. LOVE Youth then reach into communities with their anti-violence philosophies.

Librarians Without Borders (International: London, ON)

Librarians Without Borders (LWB) is a nonprofit organization that strives to improve access to information resources regardless of language, geography, or religion, by forming partnerships with community organizations in developing regions.

Lifesaving Society – BC & Yukon

An active member of our community dedicated to preventing death and injury in, or near water.

Low Entropy (Regional: Anmore, BC)

We are a non-profit organization that provides free resources for those who may be seeking inspiration, meaning or purpose. We offer opportunities for growth, connection and self introspection. Through various free courses, support groups and one on one connections, we help each other come to a place of self-acceptance. This is the foundation for all meaningful relationships to flourish.

Made in Montreal (Local: Montreal, QC)

Made in Montreal is committed to promoting and supporting the local manufacturing community in Montreal to foster an environment and culture of making local, buying local, and hiring local – where manufacturing businesses can flourish.

Management Advisory Services (MAS) (Local: Toronto, ON)

MAS provides management consulting services to Toronto area nonprofit organizations free of charge. We have a group of volunteers with extensive experience in management and technical areas who have successfully helped hundreds of nonprofits solve problems.

Manitoba Safety Council (Regional: Winnipeg, MB)

Dedicated to making Manitoba safer by providing quality safety education, training, information and services. We offer seminars and courses in driver improvement, industrial and road safety, occupational health and safety, and community safety.

The Military Casualty Support Foundation (MCSF) (National: Ingersoll, ON)

The MCSF was founded for the benefit of our casualties and their families, who have suffered an immeasurable loss by carrying out their duties for Canada on peacekeeping missions in war ravaged countries. In co-operation with the Ministry of Defence, MCSF provides emergency financial relief to meet the needs of the victims of these conflicts that are beyond government programs, such as for medical or psychiatric needs, medical devices or sports equipment for permanently wounded military.

Nanaimo Food Share (Local: Nanaimo, BC)

This organization offers a number of programs aimed at helping the community learn better nutrition as well as how to grow their own produce. Their aim is to help people develop the skills they need to increase food security, build community, and be self-sufficient.

Nelson & District Hospice Society (Regional: Nelson, BC)

Provides sensitive, compassionate, and confidential support to anyone who is facing a life-threatening illness, as well as grief and bereavement support after the loss of a loved one.

Niagara Region Right to Life (Regional: Thorold, ON)

Niagara Region Right to Life has as its primary aim the dissemination of public information, using all the modern technological means available, to further the pro-life message.

Nokee Kwe Occupational Skill Development Inc. (Regional: London, ON)

Founded on Aboriginal principles, this organization encourages and supports self-determination and personal development through individualized workplace preparation, life skills and vocational training.

Northern Brain Injury Association (Regional: Prince George, BC)

The Northern Brain Injury Association is a nonprofit society with a mandate to provide all communities in northern British Columbia with educational, prevention and support services for the survivors of an acquired brain injury, their families and friends.

Nova Montreal (Local: Montreal, QC)

Nova Montreal is a not-for-profit, charitable, community-based organization whose mission is to respond to identified unmet community needs, through the development and delivery of high quality innovative health care services.

Parent Support Services Society of BC (Regional: Burnaby, BC)

PSS is an organization dedicated to the prevention of child abuse and prioritizes inclusion, equality and justice. PSS has offices in Vancouver, Prince George, Victoria and Nanaimo which provide advocacy and support circles for isolated parents and grandparents raising grandchildren.

Parks and Recreation Ontario

PRO is a not-for-profit corporation dedicated to enhancing the quality of life, health and well-being of people, their communities and their environments throughout Ontario. PRO provides leadership training, resources and products, as well as position statements on issues and trends affecting parks and recreation.

Peterborough Festival of Trees (Local: Peterborough, ON)

The mission of the Peterborough Festival of Trees is to raise funds for health care by hosting a series of magical experiences and events created by volunteers and supported by the community.

Powell River Hospital Auxiliary

The auxiliary plays an extensive role within the community by operating the hospital gift shop, providing library service to patients, offering escort duty within the hospital, and much more.

St. John Ambulance

A national voluntary agency founded in Canada more than a century ago. Our mission is to enable Canadians to improve their health, safety and quality of life by providing training and community service.

Safe Communities Foundation

Works in partnership with the private and public sectors to improve the health and safety of workers and people throughout your community. The goal of the Foundation and all participating Safe Communities in Canadais to eliminate injuries while promoting a culture of safety through the implementation of programs and education.

San Romanoway Revitilization Association (Local: Toronto, ON)

This organization’s mission is to create a sense of belonging in the community of San Romanoway by assisting families, individuals, and groups to support each other by building safer and healthier environments. The association runs social/cultural, educational, employment, recreation, and enrichment programs for children, youth and families living in the area.

Shareholder Association for Research and Education (SHARE) (International: Toronto, ON & Vancouver, BC)

The Shareholder Association for Research and Education (SHARE) is a dedicated to building a sustainable, inclusive and productive economy. Since 2000, SHARE has helped institutional investors become active owners by implementing responsible investment strategies including shareholder engagement, proxy voting and policy advocacy.

Shelter Nova Scotia (Regional: Dartmouth, NS)

Offers reintegration programs and services for men and women in transition, including educational upgrading, readiness assessments, youth outreach services for women, and Genesis LifeLine In-Reach Services for men and women in institutions.

Sky’s the Limit Youth Organization (Local: Toronto, ON)

Sky’s the Limit Youth Organization is dedicated to addressing the widening digital divide in Canada by providing students with access to the tools and resources they need to pursue the infinite opportunities and possibilities available to them online.

SMARTRISK (National: Toronto, ON)

A national, charitable organization dedicated to preventing injuries among all Canadians, with a special emphasis on children, youth and seniors. Our approach to preventing injuries combines research, programming and information sharing. We help Canadians see risk and manage risk with smart thinking.

St. Albert Stop Abuse in Families (SAIF) Society (Local: St. Albert, AB)

Our mission is to support those affected by family violence through confidential counseling services; to advocate on behalf individuals in abusive relationships; and to educate children, youth, and parents in the prevention of violence.

Streetrich (Local: Vancouver, BC)

Streetrich connects people through the Hip Hop Arts, and facilitates community events, sharing the passion and possibilities that Hip Hop provides. Streetrich educates people about the creative and connective powers of Hip Hop. Streetrich utilizes the power of Hip Hop Arts to build self-esteem, empowerment, potential and new possibilities to individuals and communities, reframing what Hip Hop Culture means. Streetrich gives Hip Hop a place to grow and thrive in the Arts community.

Sustainable Urban Development Association (SUDA) (National: Mississauga, ON)

SUDA’s mission is to foster a healthy natural environment by providing information about sustainable city-building (environmental, social, and economic) to communities, builders, and public officials. They do this through outreach, research, special projects, and mass communications.

Tatamagouche Centre (Regional: Tatamagouche, NS)

The Tatamagouche Centre is a nonprofit offering a wide range of transformational residential programs including spiritual deepening, creative arts, social justice, and youth programs. They also focus on building right relations with First Nations and support justice work in Guatemala.

Tema Conter Memorial Trust (National: Kleinburg, ON)

The mandate of the Tema Conter Memorial Trust is to assist emergency services personnel to better understand and to cope with the physical, psychological, and emotional stressors associated with acute trauma and its powerful aftermath.

Victim Assistance Services of Ottawa Carleton (Local: Ottawa, ON)

VASOC is a community service working in partnership with local police, fire and emergency services that provides victims of crime and tragic circumstances with emotional support, practical assistance, and referrals to various community resources.

Victim Services of Perth County (Regional: Stratford, ON)

Victim Services of Perth County is dedicated to providing short term emotional support, practical assistance, and community referral to victims of crime and tragic circumstance in partnership with community and emergency services.

Victoria Immigrant and Refugee Centre Society (Local: Victoria, BC)

The society’s mission is to assist in the settlement and adjustment of immigrants and refugees in Canada and to provide services designed to increase participation in Canadian society by assisting the newcomer to overcome the many challenges and barriers.

Victoria Marine Rescue Society

A registered non-profit organization of over 75 volunteers providing administrative and fundraising activities in support of Canadian Coast Guard Unit Auxiliary 35, Victoria. The members of the all volunteer Unit 35 provides round the clock 365 day per year marine search and rescue services on the waters surrounding Greater Victoria, and respond to an average of 100 marine incidents annually.

VoicePrint Canada (National: Calgary, AB)

VoicePrint Canada brings the latest news, information and entertainment from Canada’s top newspapers and magazines, to millions of Canadians who for whatever reason are blind, literacy-challenged, or have limited access to newspapers. Volunteer readers and producers create top-notch, in-depth news and information shows that are broadcast nation-wide. VoicePrint Canada is breaking the information barrier.

Volunteer Lawyers Service

The Volunteer Lawyers Service provides free legal assistance to nonprofit and charitable organizations in Ontario, including a broad range of business law services: employment law; duties and liabilities of directors; real estate and leases; trademark registration; privacy; contracts; etc.

White Rock Hospice Society (Local: White Rock, BC)

The White Rock Hospice Society provides high quality hospice care and education to individuals, families, and professionals in White Rock/South Surrey, through professional and volunteer services.

Women’s Initiatives for Safer Environments (WISE) (Local: Ottawa, ON)

A community-based bilingual organization working to create safer physical and social environments for women and other vulnerable groups. We organize and conduct public safety audits from a feminist perspective.

Woodwynn Farms (Local: Saanichton, BC)

Woodwynn Farms is a 193-acre therapeutic community where formerly homeless individuals develop skills and rebuild their lives within a structured, long-term (3-5 years) residential program. Woodwynn’s aim is to help participants reach their true potential.

Yellow Door (The) (Local: Montreal, QC)

The Yellow Door is a community organization offering volunteering opportunities, an outreach to seniors, a music and poetry venue for artists, and a food bank and community kitchen. The organization espouses social justice, freedom of expression, and personal growth.