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Honda Canada Foundation

We were created to lend a hand to registered non-profit charities that strive to make the lives of Canadians better.

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We support people and organizations that focus on our four pillars: Family, Environment, Engineering and Education. This allows us to make a positive contribution to Canadians everywhere.
We help charities that support children and their families in times of need, and we help fund programs that create learning opportunities for families as a whole.
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Make-A-Wish® is the world’s largest wish-granting organization, making dreams and wishes come true for more than 350,000 children since 1980.
We partner with charities that bring environmental education to classrooms and after-school programs across Canada. By teaching communities about conservation and initiatives like the ‘One Honda. One Tree.’ campaign, we’re helping create Blue Skies for our Children.
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Forest Recovery Canada is a national tree planting and restoration program that connects our forests across Canada. Honda Canada’s “One Honda. One Tree.” campaign helps improve the health of forests and enhances Canadians’ well-being.
We support programs that encourage post-secondary education in engineering and technology, with hands-on activities for children and youth interested in the fields of science.
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Since 1998, Honda Canada has sponsored numerous Canadian University Formula SAE teams to conceive, design, fabricate, and compete with small formula-style racing cars.
We encourage lifelong education through the funding of Canada-wide school and community programs.
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Earth Rangers is dedicated to educating children and their families about biodiversity and sustainability, and empowering them to protect animals and their habitats. Earth Rangers has reached over 230,000 students across Canada, completely free of charge.

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We’re dedicated to helping those who strive to make our society better. Our relationship with charities is focused on programs that balance the most pressing needs of youth and education.
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  • Image of Civic sedan winner with Honda executive Dave Gardner, IndyCar driver James Hinchcliffe and Toronto Blue Jays mascot Ace, holding giant car key at the Toronto Blue Jays Canada Day game.
    Press Release
    Honda Canada and the Toronto Blue Jays™ Celebrate Canada Day at Rogers Centre™

    One lucky fan takes home a Canadian-built Honda Civic sedan    

    TORONTO, ON (July 4, 2016) – Spirited Toronto Blue Jays fans packed the sold out Rogers Centre for Canada Day presented by Honda. Three lucky Toronto Blue Jays fans won fabulous Honda prizes, giving them even more reason to celebrate the day.

    Matt Gallagher of Brampton, Ontario appropriately won a brand new Canadian-built 2016 Honda Civic EX sedan on Canada Day, while Maureen Beaumont of Utopia, Ontario and Annalee Kirk of Keswick, Ontario each took home a Honda lawnmower.

    “Along with millions of people across the country, Honda is proud to celebrate what it means to be Canadian,” said Dave Gardner, senior vice president of operations, Honda Canada Inc. “The Blue Jays are Canada’s baseball team and the Honda Civic is Canada’s car, so we’re very happy to partner with the Jays on such a memorable event.”

    Adding to the excitement of pre-game activities was the presentation of a $5,000 cheque to Make-A-Wish Canada®, made possible by the Honda Canada Foundation. The donation signaled the beginning of a major fundraising effort by the Foundation and the Ontario Honda Dealers Association (OHDA) that takes place every year during the Honda Indy Toronto.

    Since 2010, Honda Canada and the OHDA have helped raise more than $440,000 in support of Make-A-Wish Canada. For the seventh consecutive year, the OHDA will sponsor Fan Friday at the Honda Indy Toronto on July 15, covering the cost of admission for all who attend. While admission is free, attendees will be encouraged to make a donation to support Make-A-Wish® and all monies collected during Indy weekend will be matched by the Honda Canada Foundation.

    Prior to racing at the Honda Indy Toronto, race car driver and proud Canadian James Hinchcliffe threw out the ceremonial first pitch during pre-game ceremonies. In addition to the action on the field, the first 20,000 baseball fans in attendance were treated to a Blue Jays Canada Day towel, presented by Honda.

    About Honda
    Honda Canada Inc. was founded in 1969. It has produced more than seven million cars and trucks since 1986 at its two manufacturing facilities and builds engines at a third manufacturing plant in Alliston, Ontario. Both manufacturing facilities are extremely flexible and currently build Honda Civic and CR-V models. Honda Canada has invested more than $3.9 billion in Canada and each year it sources nearly $2.1 billion in goods and services from Canadian suppliers. Honda Canada has sold more than four million Honda and Acura passenger cars and light-duty trucks in Canada.

    About the Ontario Honda Dealers Association:
    The Ontario Honda Dealers Association, which was founded in 1989, represents 78 Honda dealers located in 62 communities throughout Ontario, which is home to the two Honda of Canada Mfg. assembly plants that produce Civic, Canada's best-selling passenger car for 18 consecutive years, in addition to the CR-V. Honda dealerships in Ontario, which have a proven track record for providing maximum customer satisfaction, employ approximately 3,000 associates.

    About Make-A-Wish® Canada
    Make-A-Wish Canada is a dynamic wish-granting organization that brings hope, strength and joy to children with life-threatening medical conditions. Along with the national office, eight (8) regional chapters grant magical wishes to children in need from coast to coast. Make-A-Wish Canada is an affiliate of Make-A-Wish® International. Make-A-Wish is the largest wish-granting organization in the world, making dreams and wishes come true for more than 350,000 children since 1980. For more information, please visit

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  • Image of Honda Home Opener CR-V winner with Honda executive Dave Gardner and Toronto Blue Jays mascot, Ace
    Press Release
    Honda Canada Hits a Home Run with Fans at the Toronto Blue Jays™ Honda Home Opener

    One lucky Blue Jays fan took home a 2016 Honda CR-V    

    April 8, 2016 (Toronto, ON) – Honda Canada knocked it out of the park at the sold-out Toronto Blue Jays™ Honda Home Opener Friday night, awarding three baseball fans with incredible prizes. As a proud supporter of the Toronto Blue Jays for more than 35 years, Honda kicked-off the 2016 baseball season by giving away a Canadian-built 2016 Honda CR-V. Nine fans were randomly selected during the game and through a process of elimination, three (3) finalists competed for the grand prize while a sold-out crowd cheered them on.  

    With the help of Toronto Blue Jays mascot, Ace, Andrew Grein of Brampton, Ontario left the Rogers Centre as the proud owner of the brand new Honda CR-V. The remaining two semi-finalists each received a Honda lawnmower, just in time to make their yard look as good as the outfield.  

    “The Blue Jays are Canada’s baseball club and we’re very proud to have been their partner for so many memorable years,” said Dave Gardner, Senior Vice President of Operations, Honda Canada Inc. “What an exciting way to start the new season and congratulations to all winners of fantastic Honda products.”  

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    Honda event and promotions throughout the season
    Honda is proud to partner with the Toronto Blue Jays  on exciting promotions and event days planned for the 2016 season.  Honda will also give away one HRR2169PKC lawnmower with exclusive MicroCutTM twin-blade system to a lucky fan at each home game throughout the season.  

    For more information, please visit and click on the schedules page.  

    May 5 - #TBT T-Shirt Giveaway Presented by Honda  Blue Jays designed t-shirt giveaway/first 15,000 fans  

    July 1 - Canada Day Presented by Honda One 2016 Honda Civic sedan giveaway Canada Day Towel giveaway/first 20,000 fans  

    July 7 - #TBT T-Shirt Giveaway Presented by Honda  Blue Jays designed t-shirt giveaway/first 15,000 fans  

    August 28 - Canada Baseball DayTM Presented by Honda  Red Blue Jays Canada baseball shirt giveaway/first 20,000 fans  

    September 24-25 - Fan Appreciation Weekend Presented by Honda  One 2016 Honda Civic coupe giveaway  

    Blue Jays Honda Super Camps
    Honda is also presenting partner of the Blue Jays Honda Super Camps for the 2016 season.  The Toronto Blue Jays Baseball Academy will host over 15 Blue Jays Honda Super Camps across all 10 Canadian provinces.   A large group of Blue Jays alumni once again return as instructors including; Duane Ward, Roberto Alomar, Devon White, George Bell, Lloyd Moseby, Jesse Barfield and Homer Bush.  The Blue Jays alumni will be joined by coaches from both Baseball Canada and Little League Canada to help provide top level instruction to each participant.  

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  • Image of Canadian Red Cross worker offering a little boy a bottle of water, while he clutches him mother's leg.
    Press Release
    The Honda Canada Foundation along with Canadian Honda Dealers Donate $200,000 to the Canadian Red Cross

    Power equipment products also provided to the relief effort    

    Markham, ON (May 10, 2016) – On May 6, the Honda Canada Foundation made a donation of $100,000 to the Canadian Red Cross in support of the Alberta Fires Appeal for use during relief and recovery efforts in the Fort McMurray area affected by recent devastating wildfires.  Along with the support from the Honda Canada Foundation, the 232 Canadian Honda dealers have also made a collective contribution of $100,000 towards the relief efforts.  The group of Canadian Acura dealerships have taken initiative to provide a generous financial contribution to the Canadian Red Cross as well.    

    The Honda Canada Foundation has committed to match any donation submitted to the Canadian Red Cross by its associates across the county, and has collected more than $8,300.  The company has also made various in-kind donations of Honda power equipment product to local authorities to aid in relief efforts.    

    “Honda’s intention is to support the many individuals and families devastated by the recent wildfires in the Fort McMurray area," said Dave Gardner, Chairman of the Honda Canada Foundation. "As we have responded to past natural disasters at home and abroad, supporting the Canadian Red Cross is an effective way to quickly help those affected.  Honda encourages all Canadians to donate to the Canadian Red Cross at this time in order to assist the most vulnerable citizens affected by this severe situation.”  

     The Honda Canada Foundation is committed to giving back to the communities where its associates and customers live, work and play and is involved with several programs including Earth Rangers Bring Back the Wild, Let’s Talk Science, CP24 CHUM Christmas Wish and Make-A-Wish® Canada.

  • image of a Honda vehicle and the districted driving campaign slogan
    New Social Campaign Targets Distracted Driving

    Honda is encouraging safer driving habits through a new social media campaign titled #PhoneDownEyesUp in support of Distracted Driving Awareness month. Since distracted driving is a form of multitasking, Honda is launching a new social media video series demonstrating the difficulty and danger in trying to do two things at once.

    The #PhoneDownEyesUp campaign features six 20-second videos that bring to life the simple premise of the campaign — if you can't text and complete an easy task, you certainly can't text and drive. Each video shares a similar concept, using relatable experiences to show people the difficulty of trying to text while participating in typical everyday activities such as cutting hair, gardening, making pancakes, pet sitting, vacuuming and working out. The   #PhoneDownEyesUp 'Distracted Texting' videos will be shared and promoted on multiple so​cial media channels including Instagram, Facebook and YouTube.​

    The videos will run in the month of May.

    Honda Commitment to Safety
    Honda has a long history of leadership in the development of advanced technologies designed to enhance the safety   of all road users, including automobile occupants, motorcycle riders and pedestrians. Today, Honda is working toward its vision for a "zero-collision society" and is targeting a 50 percent reduction in fatalities in its       vehicles by 2020, compared to 2000 levels, and zero fatalities in Honda vehicles by 2040.

    Toward this goal, the company is broadly applying its Honda Sensing™ suite of advanced safety and driver-assistive   technologies that can help mitigate the potential for or severity of a collision. Thanks in part to the widespread   application of Honda's next-generation Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) body structure, Honda is also among the industry leaders in earning top collision safety ratings from the U.S. government and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), including top IIHS collision-safety ratings for Honda's five core models – Accord, Civic, CR-V, Pilot and Odyssey.

  • Honda Canada associates pose for a group photo in the warehouse of a women and children's shelter.
    Honda Week of Service - #TeamHondaCares

    Honda Kicks Off Week of Service in North America

    For the first time in its history, associates at Honda companies in North America are joining forces with its dealers and suppliers in a coordinated effort to make a difference in the communities where they live, work and play. From June 10-19, the Team Honda Week of Service will involve volunteer community activities by Honda associates, dealers and suppliers in Canada, the U.S. and Mexico.

    Timed to coincide with the company’s Founder’s Day, which marks the establishment of the first Honda business operation in North America on June 11, 1959, Honda is leveraging its scale and the strong relationships it has with community and business partners to take the Team Honda spirit to our communities to help improve the lives of those who live in them.

    The Week of Service will call nearly 15,000 volunteers to action from Honda companies, along with additional volunteers from the more than 325 dealerships and 76 suppliers across North America. 

    “Honda associates have a strong tradition of community service and we are so pleased to have so many of our partners join us in this first Team Honda Week of Service to help make our communities more vibrant,” said Rick Schostek, Executive Vice President, Honda North America, Inc. “This event is an example of the power of coming together as one team. By working with the non-profit organizations in our communities, we hope to make a positive impact for our many neighbours.” 

    Honda associates in Canada participated in the Week of Service by volunteering for an afternoon organizing and tidying the donations warehouse for Yellow Brick House, York Region's women and children's shelter. A special thank you goes out to the volunteers for a job well done! 

    For more information on Team Honda activities, follow on Twitter using hashtag #TeamHondaCares or check out the Team Honda Week of Service page on the Honda CSR website at

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