Arbor Memorial Foundation
COVID-19 Donation Drive
Keeping our communities healthy – Join the Arbor Memorial Foundation campaign
The unprecedented crisis of COVID-19 has had significant ramifications felt across our country. There has been an increased demand on food banks and other social services in communities throughout Canada. Please consider joining us to help.
All donations will be matched dollar for dollar. (*each individual donation will be matched capped at $100).
Even a small contribution can make a big difference in the lives of Canadians impacted by COVID-19.
The Arbor Memorial Foundation is a charitable vehicle for Arbor employees to donate to registered charities that are of significance to them. Arbor employees volunteer hundreds of hours of their time and raise funds for worthy causes. Charitable Organization Number: 80585 4114 RR0001
The Arbor Memorial Foundation will match dollar for dollar your donation to any of these three charities. The only way to get through this is together.
Food Banks Canada's Mission: As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, putting strains on families across the country, food banks are on the front lines, helping to ensure that vulnerable Canadians are still receiving vital food support during this difficult time.
Canadian Red Cross's Mission: Money donated to the Canadian Emergencies and COVID-19 Response Fund will be used to support the entire organization as this allows flexibility for the funds raised to be used wherever the current need is greatest.
Kids Help Phone's Mission: With social distancing and school closures across the country as a result of COVID-19, children and young adults have access to even fewer mental health supports. Kids Help Phone is planning for 2,000 interactions daily initially (a 33% increase) and will expand as required.
About the Foundation
The Arbor Memorial Foundation is a charitable vehicle for Arbor employees to donate monies to registered charities that are of significance to them. Annually, our employees volunteer hundreds of hours of their time and raise funds for worthy causes. Now, through the Arbor Foundation, Arbor employees are able to request financial support for the communities where they live and work.
Funds are raised through Arbor’s annual campaign run by employees. All monies raised pledged by employees are matched by Arbor Memorial Inc. Special event committees and various branches organize events to assist with fundraising efforts.
When determining how Foundation funds will be distributed, the focus centers on senior services, local community facilities and groups, as well as disaster relief. While we consider national organizations, such as, Heart and Stroke, Children’s Wish, etc., the primary criteria will focus on the local community that our employees and facilities serve. This will allow for an increased presence and awareness of our funeral homes and cemeteries and a way for employees to give back to the organizations they are involved with.
Twice a year we ask employees to suggest relevant causes in their respective communities. Those groups that are looking for support must be a registered charity.
Requests for donations submitted by employees are reviewed and considered by a volunteer committee made up of Arbor employees. They then meet to determine how the funds will be distributed in the most appropriate and fair manner. Due to overwhelming demand from charitable organizations, only requests for donations submitted by employees will be considered for distributions from the Foundation.
If you have any questions regarding the Arbor Memorial Foundation, please contact us at InfoArborFoundation@arbormemorial.com.
The Children’s Wish Foundation is a uniquely Canadian charity that helps Canadian children, families and communities by granting the favourite wish of a child diagnosed with a life-threatening illness. With every wish that they grant, they create moments of joy that ease the pain of a child, give respite to the child’s family, and connect healthcare professionals and communities in that burning wish of hope.
The Hospice of Windsor & Essex County
The Hospice of Windsor and Essex County Inc. stands as a symbol of hope, providing compassionate care designed to enhance quality of life. The Hospice Village serves all patients and their families dealing with a life-altering diagnosis. Services are holistic in nature and can include wellness programs, support groups, fitness programs, counseling, education and of course palliative care. The Hospice is proud to offer all services at no cost to the patient, provided in a space that is both serene and welcoming, responding to the diverse needs of a multicultural community.
Lighthouse Program for Grieving Children
The Lighthouse Program for Grieving Children is a registered charity providing peer support groups for grieving children, youth and their families in the Halton and Peel area. The Lighthouse is a forum for companionship with others who too have experienced a “life-altering death”, which means they also learn to cope with the loss of mother or father, brother or sister. The journey of acceptance and healing takes time, space and understanding. The Lighthouse is such a space.
Alberta Health Services – Pregnancy & Infant Loss Program
The Pregnancy & Infant Loss Program is a program offered by Alberta Health Services to families affected by a pregnancy or infant loss. The program provides grief support through individual/couple counselling, group support for parents, memorial & remembrance services, and a mementos program for parents and family members who have experienced a pregnancy loss, stillbirth or neo-natal death.
The Atlantic Wellness Community Centre is a registered charity that provides professional counselling to youth and young adults ages 12-21 who struggle with mental illness and mental health concerns. Through fundraising and donations, the Centre offers access to counselling at no charge.
Nanaimo Community Hospice Centre
Dying, caregiving, and grieving are three of life’s greatest challenges. Nanaimo Hospice believes that everyone struggling with these challenges regardless of age, means or culture deserves support. With compassion and dignity, their volunteers and professional staff offer free programs, resources and education to our community when and where it is needed most.
Loch Lomond Villa Foundation
Oakville Hospital Foundation
For the Oakville Hospital Foundation, a hospital is built of more than just bricks and mortar. Oakville residents count on their local hospital to deliver the healthcare they need, close to home. The Oakville Hospital Foundation’s mission is to partner with the community to fund essential medical equipment for Oakville’s hospital to enable high quality patient care.
CMAT - Canadian Medical Assistance Team
Canadian Medical Assistance Team (CMAT) is a Canadian-based grassroots disaster relief organization made up of volunteer health professionals and non-health volunteers who selflessly give their time and resources to assist and provide relief aid to the victims of natural and man-made disasters around the world. CMAT has been one of the first teams to arrive at the scene of recent global emergencies, and has accumulated a database over one thousand skilled health care professionals from across Canada.
Surrey Hospice Society
As a volunteer based, non-profit organization rooted in the Surrey community and branching out to those in need, the Surrey Hospice Society provides social, emotional, and spiritual support for individuals and their loved ones as they face a life-ending experience. They believe that no one should face a life-ending experience alone, and no one should be alone with their grief. The Surrey Hospice Society offers “Companions for the Journey”.