COVID-19

The situation surrounding COVID-19 forces us to dramatically change our ways of doing things. Many fundraising activities had to be cancelled or postponed. Unfortunately, all activities at the Base de plein air Bon départ are also cancelled until September 1st. Regarding our donation program to organizations, we are continuing our action throughout Québec, but the actions and processes may be modified in this context. We stand in solidarity with our communities.

We improve the quality of life for children

We support charitable organizations to improve the quality of life for children and their families, including contributing to the development of healthy lifestyles and their well-being.

We have been giving a helping hand to organizations in our communities for 30 years

The Fondation Bon départ de Canadian Tire du Québec has been supporting charitable organizations for 30 years. The strength of our network allows us to be present throughout Québec. The Dealers who own the 100 Canadian Tire stores in Québec sponsor the charities in their community, which encourages the distribution of our action throughout the province.

Reducing poverty

According to the after-tax low-income measure, 14.4% of Quebecers had less than half the median income to support themselves in 2017.

Getting young people moving

In 2016-2017, only one in five young people reached the “active” level when it came to physical activity and recreation.

Sources: Report “Sortir de la pauvreté au Québec : analyse de la pauvreté, des inégalités et de la mobilité sociale et Enquête québécoise sur la santé des jeunes du secondaire 2016-2017 – Tome 3”

Donations to organizations 2019-2020

$1,001,064 remitted to organizations

We donated $1,001,064 to 124 charitable organizations across Québec in 2019-2020 to improve the quality of life of children and their families.

Number of organizations - 2019-2020

124 organizations supported

Present in the communities

for 30 years

Since the beginning of the pandemic

150 organizations supported

We have supported 150 organizations by donating $325,000 to the communities of the 100 Canadian Tire stores in Quebec.

Overview of some donations 2019-2020

Throughout the year, we work together with charitable organizations. Thanks to this collaboration, we are changing lives throughout Québec. A big thank you to all our organization friends that work for the well-being of children and families on a daily basis.

The Jumpstart/Bon départ program

Jumpstart exists across Canada to ensure that children in need have equal access to sport and physical activities – and equal opportunities to become the best version of themselves. For more details on the program across Canada

Jumpstart/Bon départ