Sponsors Partners and Donors

Partners and Donors

A Special Thank You to our Donors​

Thank you for making a difference in so many lives. March of Dimes Canada relies upon the generosity of donors to help fund our After Stroke programs. We extend our deepest gratitude to all our corporate and foundation partners. When you contribute to After Stroke at March of Dimes Canada you partner with a nationally recognized organization that for 70 years has improved the lives of Canadians living with disabilities. We could not continue our important work without you.

Allergan plc​, headquartered in Dublin, Ireland, is a unique, global pharmaceutical company and a leader in a new industry model – Growth Pharma. Allergan is focused on developing, manufacturing and commercializing innovative branded pharmaceuticals, high-quality generic and over-the-counter medicines and biologic products for patients around the world. Its Canadian subsidiary has donated over $70,000 since 2008 for our Stroke Recovery Canada programs., including $15,000 in 2018 for the Hamilton Peers Fostering Hope program.

CI Institutional Asset ManagementCI Investments is one of Canada's largest investment management companies. CI offers a broad range of investment products and services, including an industry-leading selection of investment funds. CI serves the institutional marketplace through a dedicated division, CI Institutional Asset Management. From 2014-19, it has granted $9,000 toward our Peers Fostering Hope program to support stroke survivors in hospital, including a $5,000 grant in 2019. 

Dr. Ed and Bobby Yielding Fund
Peers Fostering Hope supported by the Dr. Ed & Bobby Yielding Fund for Stroke Recovery Canada® was born due to a large bequest of $220,000 left by Dr. Ed and Bobby Yielding. Bobby was a stroke survivor, and the family’s very generous gift will help other survivors to thrive in their recovery. 

iA Financial GroupiA Financial Group is a Canadian national financial services firm, offering wealth insurance products, savings and retirement plans, mutual and segregated funds, auto and home insurance, mortgages and other financial products and services..In 2020, it donated $5,000 towards After Stroke.

Ipsen BiopharmaceuticalsIpsen Biopharmaceuticals Canada is the Canadian subsidiary of a French pharmaceutical company that focuses on neurology, endocrinology and oncology. It granted $20,000 in 2018 toward establishing a Peers Fostering Hope (PFH) program in Hamilton, a further $20,000 in 2019 to establish PFH in Barrie, and $8,000 in 2020 toward a PFH program in Oshawa.

Power Corporation of CanadaThe Power Corporation of Canada is a Montreal-based finance and communication company. In 2018, it granted $10,000 for the After Stroke program. 

Savaria is a Canadian assistive devices company, which has sponsored our Stroke Recovery LIVE conference. Savaria manufactures and distributes lifting devices as well as mobility devices to assist clients to attain independence after a stroke. In 2016, they committed to a five-year, $100,000 grant for MODC's Conductive Education program. By April 2019, they have donated a total of $120,000 toward Conductive Education and other MODC programming.

Shoppers Home Health CareShoppers Home Health Care has donated over $350,000 to March of Dimes Canada from 2000 - 2020, including $10,000 in 2020 for After Stroke to support stroke survivors and their caregivers. Shoppers Home Health Care is a division of Shoppers Drug Mart, and provides a wide selection of specialty home health care products and services.

Stryker CanadaStryker Canada is one of the world’s leading medical technology companies and, together with our customers, we are driven to make healthcare better. We offer innovative products and services in Orthopaedics, Medical and Surgical, and Neurotechnology and Spine that help improve patient and hospital outcomes. Stryker is proud to support the Peers Fostering Hope program in 2018 to assist stroke survivors as part of our continued commitment to excellence in Healthcare.

Urban Poling is a national Canadian distributor of walking poles used by seniors for fitness and rehabilitation. Since 2017, it has donated over $6,000 to our After Stroke programs by donating a percentage of sales from their poles.

Vancouver Foundation logoThe Vancouver Foundation, kindly supported a research project with a $20,000 grant, delivered in collaboration by March of Dimes Canada's affiliate, the Stroke Recovery Association of British Columbia and the University of British Columbia. The project was to help the diverse geographic, cultural and service related communities in B.C. to understand what stroke survivors and their community need, and the approaches that they think are required to meet these needs, recognizing their specific circumstances. The project commenced in April 2019 and will conclude in September 2019.

Become a Corporate Supporter

If your corporation would like to learn more about supporting March of Dimes Canada and the After Stroke program, please contact:

Mary Lynne Stewart
National Director of Leadership Giving and Corporate Partnership
March of Dimes Canada
Tel: 416-425-3463 ext. 7292
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