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.
Chairman of the Board of Directors
To provide a better and healthier future for underprivileged children all across Quebec.
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.
ACCESSIBILITY, GENEROSITY, TEAMWORK, EXCELLENCE AND COMMITMENT are the values that motivate our actions.
Here is what we accomplished during the 2015-16 season
First ground-break at the 7th bleu blanc bouge rink location in Laval
construction workers on site for a period of three months to bring the project to life
200 x 85
dimensions of a BLEU BLANC BOUGE rink, the same size as a NHL
Desjardins Securities golf tournament
amount raised through the tournament
A colourful race
children from the Sainte-Justine Circuit program and other youth centers participated in the run
Michel Therrien invitational 2015
amount raised through this year’s tournament
amount raised for the Foundation during the 40th edition of the tournament
Red vs White scrimmage
Canadian Tire: new major donor for the next 5 years
amount raised for the BLEU BLANC BOUGE in action program during the game
Special guests at the Bell Centre
kids from 21 organizations were welcomed into the Foundation’s private suite this season
Canadiens tickets redistributed to underprivileged youth through the Game On Kids! program
Mystery pucks : improved version
All the pucks were autographed by a Montreal Canadiens player. Many instant prizes were win, including a meet and greet with a player after the game.
price of one mystery puck
mystery pucks were sold over 3 special games this season
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
A sweet partnership: Lindt’s advent calendar
The oil on canvas by Michel Lapensée which served as the background on the advent calendar was sold at our annual golf tournament and helped raise $4,000 for the Foundation.
amount donated to the Foundation through this initiative
unit price for an advent calendar in store
The Captain’s Jerseys
In exchange for a $1,000 donation, participants had the chance to meet Max Pacioretty and they receive an official Canadiens jersey autographed by the captain.
packages were sold
Advent calendar to thank our proud supporters
Daily contest in December through our Facebook page, giving away a special Canadiens gift, including 24 pairs of tickets donated by Megafan Ford, everyday leading up to Christmas. Our way of saying thank you!
gifts given to our supportersFollow us to participate this year!
On our way to Sherbrooke!
The Foundation announces that its 8th rink will be built in Sherbrooke in the Alfred-Elie-Dufresne Park. The opening is planned for winter 2017.
Junior chamber of commerce of Montreal
A philanthropy-themed 6 @ 8 that brought together many young professionals from the Montreal to benefit the Foundation
amount raised during that night
selfies with P.K. Subban taken
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
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
Start of the CANADIAN TIRE BLEU BLANC BOUGE IN ACTION Program
6-week ice skating clinics for first- and second-grade students
children learned to skate last winter
average outdoor temperature on activity days
1st year anniversary of the 50/50 lottery
amount won since February 2015
average jackpot per game this season
Rio Tinto’s annual benefit evening
amount raised this year
total amount raised over 9 years
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
BLEU BLANC BOUGE Party!
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
7th edition of the Radio-Telethon
In collaboration with RDS, 98,5FM and TSN 690
amount raised during the 2016 Radio-Telethon
amount donated by $10 text message contributions
And the Jean-béliveau trophy goes to… P.K. Subban
Trophy presented to a player in recognition of his community involvement and support of children in need
number of times the trophy has been awarded since its inception in 2003
Face à face des célébrités Ford 2016
A “friendly” hockey game between well-known local celebrities
amount raised through Face à face des célébrités Ford 2016
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
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
youth who benefited from the Foundation’s support
organizations received a donation this year
- 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
Volunteers with a golden heart
As part of the National Volunteer Week, the Foundation put a light on the volunteers who supported them throughout the season by sharing their stories on Facebook and Twitter
winner of the « Best Volunteer » trophy for the 2015-16 season
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
2016 NOVAE PRIZES
The Foundation won the award for the Community Relations and Living Environments for its BLEU BLANC BOUGE rinks program. The project was an initiative to improve the quality of living environments and relationships between the various socio-economic actors.
Emballages Marcan’s « proud supporters of our youth » contest
For each specially-marked package of fruit and vegetable sold in store, 5¢ was donated to the Foundation.
amount raised in 11 years
participants registered for the web contest at concoursmarcan.com
Activities during home games
amount raised through digital silent auction sales
amount raised through Zamboni rides and scoreboard messages
events organized to benefit the Foundation
amount raised by all the third party fundraising events this season
The BLEU BLANC BOUGE mobile
In order to be able to visit our rinks and the organizations we support across Quebec, Ford has given us an Explorer SUV. Jules Communications has graciously offered to do the lettering on it. Keep an eye out, you might see it on the road!
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!