The Montreal Canadiens Children’s Foundation mobilizes the resources of this outstanding hockey club and works with the community to offer a brighter future and good health to children in need all across Quebec.

Our efforts are motivated by our firm desire to have a significant and longstanding impact on the lives of underprivileged children and our commitment to positively contribute to their health and well-being.

Thanks to the support and the generosity of exceptional partners, dedicated donors and committed volunteers – the Foundation is able to raise the necessary funds to meet our objectives that, in turn, allow us to meet the increasing demands for help.

On behalf of the board of directors, but, most importantly, on the behalf of all the children who benefit from the help of the Foundation, we thank all those who support us in our progress.

I am very proud to present you our interactive annual report, that shows highlights of our 2015-16 season.

Pierre Boivin
Chairman of the Board of Directors

Our vision

To provide a better and healthier future for underprivileged children all across Quebec.

Our Mission

By uniting the members of the great Canadiens family and by teaming up with the community, the Foundation encourages physical activity and the adoption of a healthy lifestyle among underprivileged youth from 4 to 17 years old.

Our values


16 years of getting kids to be more active!

Since 2000:


amount redistributed across the province


supported organizations

Here is what we accomplished during the 2015-16 season

Michel Therrien invitational 2015


amount raised through this year’s tournament

November 30th : deadline for submitting your grant application form

The Foundation provides financial resources to organizations for programs that take preventive action to help underprivileged youth between 4 and 17 years of age, and whose objectives are to encourage and maintain a healthy and physically active lifestyle. Projects taken into consideration include:

Active and sports infrastructure projects

Sports and leisure equipment

Teaching and development of physical abilities

Mystery Laces

A Tricolore laces wall was set up during a Canadiens game and fans had the chance to choose a numbered package for a chance to win many instant signed prizes


pairs of laces sold

Opening of the 7th bleu blanc bouge rink in Laval

For the first time in their history, the Montreal Canadiens held an outdoor practice to highlight the opening of the seventh BLEU BLANC BOUGE rink

Montreal Map pin pin pin pin pin pin pin pin


investment per rink


BLEU BLANC BOUGE rinks built to date


children have been active on a rink during organized activities


people have skated on a BLEU BLANC BOUGE rink since 2009


6-week ice skating clinics for first- and second-grade students


children learned to skate last winter

-16 °C

average outdoor temperature on activity days

Lovely valentine’s day baskets

Baskets of player’s favorite things assembled by their better halves


amount raised thanks to the basket sales


number of baskets


To celebrate the end of the Canadian Tire BLEU BLANC BOUGE in action program, the participating kids were invited to come and skate on the ice of the Bell Centre


brand new pairs of skates and helmets donated to the kids

First-rate partner:

Desjardins Securities

+ $4.5M

amount donated over 14 years thanks to various fundraising events and initiatives


donations made by the Foundation to 6 charitable causes presented by Desjardins Securities

In 2015-16:

Giving back $1.1m to help kids all across Quebec to be more active


amount donated to organizations throughout Quebec this year


administrative regions in Quebec where the Foundation supported a project

+ 31,211

youth who benefited from the Foundation’s support


organizations received a donation this year

  • Acadé-Kicks
  • Action Jeunesse de l'Ouest de l'Ile (AJOI)
  • Association du triathlon du Québec
  • Association pour le développement jeunesse de Loyola
  • Autisme Proset
  • Baseball Québec
  • Camp Cosmos
  • Centre communautaire Bon Courage
  • Centre communautaire de loisirs Ste-Catherine d'Alexandrie
  • Centre de Loisirs communautaire Lajeunesse
  • Centre des jeunes St-Sulpice
  • Centre Mariebourg - Institut Pacifique
  • Commission scolaire Marguerite-Bourgeoys
  • Croix-Rouge Canadienne
  • Cuisines et vie collectives St-Roch
  • Dawson Community Centre
  • École Petit Collège-Commission scolaire Marguerite-Bourgeoys
  • Fondation du cancer des Cèdres – Fonds Sarah Cook
  • Fondation du Centre jeunesse de Montréal
  • Fondation du CSSS Jeanne Mance
  • Fondation du Dr. Julien
  • Fondation evenko
  • Fondation Père Sablon
  • La Fondation de l'Hôpital de Montréal pour enfants
  • La Maison à petits pas
  • La parentèle de Laval
  • La Place des enfants
  • La Tablée des chefs
  • Maison des jeunes L'Escampette
  • Mon Resto St-Michel
  • Oasis des Enfants de Rosemont
  • Perspectives Jeunesse
  • Service des loisirs Angus-Bourbonnière
  • Société de la sclérose latérale amyotrophique du Québec (SLA)
  • Trevor William Kids Foundation
  • Centre communautaire Tyndale St-Georges
  • Welcome Hall Mission
  • Mobilisation espoir jeunesse
  • Camp Richelieu Vive la Joie
  • Maison des jeunes du Bic
  • Association Emmanuel
  • Centre Normand-Léveillé
  • Maison des jeunes La Traversée 12-18
  • Centre de pédiatrie sociale de Lévis
  • Maison de la famille Grand Ourse
  • Regroupement des jeunes de Lotbinière
  • Fondation Santé de l'archipel/Regroupement Loisir des Iles
  • Centre d'amitié autochtone Lanaudière
  • Fondation Camp De-LaSalle
  • Maison de parents de la Matawinie
  • Maison des jeunes de l'Épiphanie
  • Maison de la famille du Nord
  • Univers Jeunesse Argenteuil
  • Les enfants de l'Espoir de Hull
  • Service animation Jeunesse de l'Outaouais
  • La Croisée de Longueuil
  • Une affaire de famille
  • Centre Durocher
  • Fondation des camps Odyssée
  • Fondation du Centre jeunesse de Québec
  • Fondation Petits bonheurs d'école
  • Joujouthèque Basse-Ville
  • Patro Charlesbourg
  • Patro Rocamadour
  • Maison des jeunes du Bas-Saguenay

Street hockey tournament – together for the kids

In collaboration with the YM-YWHA


amount raised during the 5th edition


teams from our BLEU BLANC BOUGE communities participated in a youth tournament

thank you to all proud supporters of our youth!


Thank you to our great volunteers!

We are very fortunate to work with a team of over a hundred committed volunteers who contribute their time and efforts to our fundraising initiatives. Our main volunteering opportunities are made available through our 50/50 program. We recruit responsible and motivated volunteers to act as our friendly ticket sellers, supervisors and supporters.

Big thanks to all our volunteers who believe in the Foundation’s mission and are dedicated towards building a healthier and better future for our youth. You mean so much to us!

Join them!

You think the Foundation accomplishes a lot?
Wait until you see what the Canadiens do in the community!

The Montreal Canadiens in the community

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