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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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Enabling the Realization of Dreams

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.

Partners & Recipients

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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Recent Activity

  • Large key presented to winner of a 2017 Honda CR-V at the Honda Home Opener on April 11, 2017
    Honda Canada Hits a Home Run with Fans at the Toronto Blue Jays™ Honda Home Opener

    April 11, 2017 (Toronto, ON) – Honda Canada knocked it out of the park at the sold-out Toronto Blue Jays™ Honda Home Opener last night, awarding three baseball fans with incredible prizes. As a proud supporter of the Toronto Blue Jays since 1977, Honda kicked-off the 2017 baseball season by giving away a Canadian-built 2017 Honda CR-V. Ten 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, Ravinder Basanti-Johal of Oakville, 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.

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    The Honda Canada Foundation and the Ontario Honda Dealers spread holiday cheer for the 50th Annual CP24 CHUM Christmas Wish

    In support of the 50th Annual CP24 CHUM Christmas Wish, Honda Canada and the Ontario Honda dealers collected more than 4,000 toys that will be delivered to children across the Greater Toronto Area. The Honda toy drive began on November 15th and involved the participation of all 78 Ontario Honda dealers.

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  • A Georgian College student is presented with a $1,000 Honda Canada scholarship from a school representative.
    Georgian College student receives $1,000 Honda Canada scholarship

    Georgian College Automotive Business School student, Taylor Waldbauer, receives a $1,000 Honda Canada scholarship.  The annual scholarship is awarded to an exemplary second-year Automotive Business student who exhibits academic proficiency with a minimum 70% average in their prior year studies and who has successfully answered an essay question.

  • Honda executive presents vehicle winner with a large symbolic key.
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    Honda Canada and the Toronto Blue Jays™ celebrate Fan Appreciation Weekend at Rogers Centre™

    Spirited Toronto Blue Jays fans packed Rogers Centre on Sunday afternoon for Fan Appreciation Weekend, presented by Honda. The home team won the ballgame and three lucky Toronto Blue Jays fans won fabulous Honda prizes, giving them even more reason to celebrate. 

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  • Honda Canada associates volunteering at a local women and children's shelter organizing the donations warehouse.
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    Honda Week of Service Lends a Helping Hand Across North America

    Markham, ON (August 2, 2016) – Some 16,000 volunteers participated in the inaugural Honda Week of Service last month, performing a variety of community services that highlighted the important work of local community organizations throughout North America.

    For highlights of the event, watch the Team Honda Week of Service video at

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  • Canadian IndyCar driver James Hinchcliffe visits with Make-A-Wish children at the Honda Indy Toronto
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    Honda Indy Toronto raises more than $75,000 for Make-A-Wish® Canada

    Seven years of fan and partner generosity exceeds half-million-dollars    

    TORONTO, ON (July 18, 2016) – The Honda Indy Toronto was once again the backdrop for an incredible show of generosity from race fans, the Ontario Honda Dealers Association (OHDA) and the Honda Canada Foundation (HCF). Total donations for Make-A-Wish® Canada were a sizeable $75,000, thanks to a $30,000 contribution by fans matched by the OHDA and HCF, and generous contributions of $5,000 and $10,000 from new partners Tim Hortons Inc. and Johnsonville Sausage.

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  • Honda Canada executives present Civic winner large key on Canada Day
    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.  

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  • image of a Honda vehicle and the districted driving campaign slogan
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    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.

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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.
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    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    

    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.   

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