The John Tavares Foundation, established in 2020, is dedicated to ensuring that children across Canada have the necessary support and tools to actively participate in their communities and explore their inner passions.
Collaborating with grassroots organizations and non-governmental organizations (NGOs), we strive to enhance and bolster initiatives that provide children and families with the essential resources to reach their maximum potential.
Access to and importance of proper nutrition
Fun and inspiring ways to be more active
Tools and resources to encourage change
Authentic opportunities for human connection
Dedicated to Creating Impact and Change
We are a volunteer-led team, deeply passionate about effecting positive change in the world. Our commitment is to channel every dollar raised directly into projects and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) that actively support underserved communities across Canada.
THE BALLANTYNE PROJECT
Founded in 2019 by Dwight Ballantyne, The Ballantyne Project provides supportive programming for Indigenous youth, with a focus on food security in remote First Nations communities in Western Canada.
Dwight, who spent his formative years in Montreal Lake Cree Nation, shares his story across Canada with the desire to empower Indigenous youth to pursue their dreams.
P.I.E EDUCATION PROGRAM
Collaborating with Providing Instruments for Excellence (PIE) for their 13th annual backpack initiative, we joined forces with community volunteers and Toronto Community Housing to assemble more than 1300 backpacks filled with essential school supplies.
This effort aimed to support students residing in government-subsidized housing, ensuring they are well-equipped for the upcoming school year.
ALEXANDRA PARK PROJECT
In close collaboration with our partners at Tridel, we are actively engaged in the restoration and enhancement of a heavily utilized basketball court in Alexandra Park, situated in a subsidized neighborhood in Downtown Toronto.
Our efforts extend beyond the revitalization of this essential athletic space, as we are also raising funds for the construction of the multi-use sport court is underway for launch in September 2024.