Boston Pizza Foundation takes a partnership approach with each charitable relationship. Our three national charities are the Heart and Stroke Foundation, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, and Kids Help Phone.
Nationally, the Boston Pizza Foundation supports the following three charities:
The Boston Pizza Foundation supports the Heart and Stroke Foundation, and has committed more than $1 million to place over 200 automated external defibrillators (AEDs) in communities throughout Canada.
Since 1993, the Boston Pizza Foundation has supported the Heart and Stroke Foundation on a national level donating nearly $2.7 million to the health charity. www.heartandstroke.ca
Boston Pizza has been an Official Sponsor of Kids Help Phone since 1995, helping to fund Kids Help Phone Counselling Support Programs. Children and youth can connect with a caring professional who can provide immediate, kid-friendly insight, help and direction on a wide variety of issues relevant to youth 24/7, 365 days a year.
Over the past ten years, Boston Pizza has raised over $2 million for Kids Help Phone. www.kidshelpphone.com
Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) is the leading charitable funder and advocate for research on Type 1 diabetes and its complications. Founded in 1974 by parents that wanted to realize a dream for their children – to find a cure for diabetes and its devastating complications. Complications include blindness, kidney failure, heart disease, nerve damage and a reduced life expectancy.
JDRF’s Mission - to find a cure for diabetes and its complications through the support of research. JDRF is the largest non-profit funder of diabetes research in the world, contributing over $1.5 billion globally to diabetes research since their inception in 1974. Over 3 million Canadians have some form of diabetes, many of them children and young adults. Their commitment to funding is making a dramatic impact as JDRF moves life-altering research out of the lab and into human clinical trials.
The Boston Pizza International Diabetes Research Fund was a primary sponsor of JDRF’s Clinical Centre for Islet Cell Transplantation at the University of Alberta.
These are exciting times to be involved with JDRF as we continue to strive for a cure. With the enthusiasm from employees, franchisees, suppliers and guests, Boston Pizza’s contribution exceeds $1 million to date. One day, with a strong continued effort – a cure will be found. www.jdrf.ca
More support for more folks in need.
In addition to our three national charities the Boston Pizza Foundation, Boston Pizza International Inc., Boston Pizza restaurants and franchisees are proud to support a wide variety of community initiatives and programs throughout Canada. Below is a list of just a few of the local, regional, national, and global non-profit organizations, helping children and families in need, which we support:
- ACT – Advanced Coronary Treatment Foundation of Canada
- Alberta Cancer Foundation
- BC Cancer Foundation
- Big Brother & Big Sisters
- Boys & Girls Club
- Canadian Diabetes Association
- Canadian Museum of Human Rights
- Canadian Red Cross
- CIBC Wood Gundy Caring for Kids
- Cures for Kids Foundation
- David Foster Foundation
- Kids with Cancer Society
- Live Different
- Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation
- Quest Food Exchange
- Second Harvest
- Sign of Hope Society
- Youth Without Shelter Society
- Zajac Ranch for Children