Arbor Memorial Foundation

Helping others and giving back

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

Charitable Organization Number: 80585 4114 RR0001
Address: 2 Jane Street, Toronto, Ontario M6S 4W8

Children's Wish

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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 & Essex County LogoThe 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

Lighthouse Program for Grieving Children logoThe 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

Alberta Health Services LogoThe 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.

Atlantic Wellness

Atlantic Wellness Community Centre LogoThe 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

Nanaimo HospiceDying, 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

Loch Lomond Villa Logo“Loch Lomond Villa enhances the quality of life in New Brunswick by providing and supporting safe, caring places to live for adults challenged by age or disability.”
Loch Lomond Villa is a community of health-care and social-care providers committed to enhancing the lives of residents who are proud to call Loch Lomond home.  Their comprehensive approach ensures residents receive the most innovative and expert care possible, while their compassion and dedication keep the focus exclusively on the individual.  Loch Lomond’s core values of respect, excellence and safety form the basis of a strong relationship with residents, their families, staff and the community.

Oakville Hospital Foundation

Oakville Hospital Foundation LogoFor 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

CMAT LogoCanadian 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

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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”.

Our Donations

  • AJOI – West Island, Quebec
  • Bereaved Families of Ontario – Kingston Region, Ontario
  • Childcan – Southwestern Ontario, Ontario
  • Community Care Peterborough – Peterborough, Ontario
  • Congregation Darchei Noam – Toronto, Ontario
  • Dr. Jay Children’s Grief Centre – Toronto, Ontario
  • Dreams Take Flight – Ottawa, Ontario
  • Fife House – Toronto, Ontario
  • Harmony in Action – Windsor, Ontario
  • Hesperus Village – Toronto, Ontario
  • LOVE (Leave Out Violence) – Nationwide, Canada
  • Nanaimo Family Life Association – Nanaimo, British Columbia
  • Parroquia Católica Nuestra Señora de la Asunción – Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • Rose Garden Hospice – Prince Albert, Saskatchewan
  • Seniors Association – Kingston, Ontario
  • Simonds High School TADD (Teenagers Against Drunk Driving) – Niagara, Ontario
  • St. Bartholomew’s Anglican Church – Toronto, Ontario
  • St. Nicholas Tavelich Roman Catholic Church – Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • Street Help Homeless Centre – Windsor, Ontario
  • Surrey Hospice Society – Surrey, British Columbia
  • The Salvation Army – Toronto, Ontario
  • Toronto Intergenerational Partnerships in Community – Toronto, Ontario
  • Toronto West Seventh Day Adventist Church – Toronto, Ontario
  • True Patriot Love – Nationwide, Canada
  • Veterans Food Bank – Calgary, Alberta
  • Winnipeg Harvest – Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • Wounded Warriors Foundation – Nationwide, Canada

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