What Is The John Tavares Foundation?

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.

“Children are our future and we must empower kids to be kids, families to be families and enable communities to thrive."

Passing it forward by providing the next generation with:

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.

25+ corporate sponsors

5 major community partners

12+ giveback initiatives

14,000 lbs of food delivered to a remote First Nations community


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.

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1,300+ backpacks delivered to students in need


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.

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$20K donated to the Alexandra Park Project revitalization program


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.

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Some of our Charity Partners

Some of our Corporate Partners

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