On this very special day for us

The Fondation Bon Départ de Canadian Tire du Québec wishes to celebrate its accomplishments and its loyal partners who, for 32 years, have supported its charitable projects.

Our mission

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.

The Fondation Bon départ is:

32 years

of supporting charities in the 100 communities of Canadian Tire stores in Quebec.

The Fondation Bon départ is:

22 years

of offering respite stays and vacation camps at the Base de plein air Bon Départ.

Ambassadors throughout the territory

The strength of the Fondation Bon Départ du Québec is the network of merchants who own Canadian Tire stores in Quebec. They created the Foundation 32 years ago, in 1990, and continue to be at the heart of all its activities. They are active in the communities of their 100 stores across Quebec.

Canadian Tire stores in 2021-2022


The Fondation Bon Départ relies on the support of generous and loyal partners, whether through online, planned, in memoriam or monthly donations; sponsorship, donation or participation in one of our benefit events or the organization of third-party activities. The Canadian Tire Corporation, its departments, its banners, and its vast network of suppliers and business partners are among our most faithful allies.

On behalf of vulnerable children and families in Quebec, THANK YOU!

View the 2021-2022 annual report (french only)

Support for charities

Every year, about a hundred community organizations from across Quebec are sponsored by Canadian Tire dealers and financially assisted by the Foundation. These are projects for community family celebrations, inclusive sports clubs, distribution of seasonal clothing and sporting goods, equipment for collective cooking workshops, renovation projects to make facilities safe, and much more, which we are happy and lucky to fund annually.

Thank you to these organizations for making a difference in their community, and for working so hard to make it happen. Their direct actions are admirable and improve the quality of life of all their beneficiaries.

We couldn’t accomplish our mission without them!

Find more about the program

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Do not hesitate to contact us for any questions or suggestions.

514 693-6456