Our Mission Statement

The Fondation Bon départ de Canadian Tire du Québec is dedicated to the development of children and adults living in vulnerable situations by offering respite stays and camps at its Base de plein air Bon départ. It also supports various community organizations in order to improve the quality of life of children and their families, notably by contributing to the development of healthy lifestyle habits and to their well-being.

Since 1990

In 1990, Canadian Tire Dealers decided to create their own foundation with the desire to give locally and help charities in their communities.

Our values

Mutual aid

Building on a long tradition of mutual aid dear to Québec’s Canadian Tire stores Dealers, since 1990, we have continued their commitment to less privileged families across Québec.


At the Fondation Bon départ de Canadian Tire du Québec, we believe that children and families in need should be able to thrive.


Through our Base de plein air Bon départ, we are committed to offering camps and respite stays for families experiencing difficulties.


We are committed to treating the organizations, children and families who benefit from our programs with respect and dignity.


We are committed to earning the trust of our partners, Dealers, employees, suppliers and donors by carefully managing our revenues and expenses.


Our children, families, Dealers and employees, and donors grow through their passion and accomplishments with us.


We strive for excellence in everything we do. We are constantly improving to better accomplish our mission.