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Our Vision

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

Our Mission

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

Our Values

ACCESSIBILITY, GENEROSITY, TEAMWORK, EXCELLENCE AND COMMITMENT - these are the values that motivate our actions.

2018-19 season

+$2,449,510

invested in the community to get underprivileged kids to skate, run, jump, cycle, dance and dream

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BLEU BLANC BOUGE rinks built to date

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investment per rink

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children have been active on our rinks during organized activities this year

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people have skated on one of our BLEU BLANC BOUGE rinks since 2009

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sticks, helmets and pairs of skates are available for free at each rink

 

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worth of hockey gear purchased this winter to renew the equipment banks of the first 7 BBB rinks and improve those of the 3 most recent rinks

 
Montreal North — Le Carignan Park / 11481 P.-M.-Favier Avenue Laval – Émile Park / 55 Cartier Boulevard West Ahuntsic-Cartierville – de Mésy Park / 12120 Grenet Street Villeray–St-Michel–Park Extension — François-Perrault Park / 7525 François-Perrault Street Longueuil — Lionel-Groulx Park / 2700 Périgny Street Côte-des-Neiges–Notre-Dame-de-Grâce — Confederation Park / 6262 Fielding Avenue LaSalle — Hayward Park / 170 Orchard Avenue Verdun — Willibrord Park / 800 Willibrord Street
Trois-Rivières – Cardinal-Roy Park / 4095 Jacques-De Labadie Street Sherbrooke – Alfred-Élie-Dufresne Park / 525 Galt Street West

BBB Rinks

Ten years have passed since we inaugurated our very first outdoor refrigerated rink in Montreal’s Saint-Michel borough on January 20, 2009. A decade and hundreds of thousands of skaters later, we proudly announced last December the location of our 2 next rinks on which little ones and grown-ups from all walks of life will soon be able to practice a variety of sports year-round.

Construction is currently underway in Joliette, where our 11th BLEU BLANC ROUGE rink is scheduled to be completed by January 2020, while our 12th rink will be donated to the city of Val-d'Or, where work should begin in the summer of 2020 in order to accommodate its first skaters the following winter.

Canadian Tire BBB in action

Since 2009, we’ve been offering ice-skating clinics to first-and second-grade students in communities where we have built our rinks.

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introductory ice sports sessions were held across the province

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children learned to skate with us last winter

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average outdoor temperature on activity days

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of snow fell during the 6-week duration of the program

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average time for a child to get dressed and lace up their skates

Canadian Tire BBB in action skating-party

At the end of February, all of the kids who participated in our program were invited to a day of celebration at the Bell Centre to put their newly-acquired skills to good use on the ice of the Montreal Canadiens. Each child was presented with a brand new pair of skates and a helmet so that they could continue to improve their technique for many years to come.

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kids had the chance to skate on the Montreal Canadiens ice

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minutes of free-skating enjoyed by the children

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school buses transported the kids to the Bell Centre

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hugs given and received by Youppi! during the activity

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kids attended the camp last summer

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healthy meals were enjoyed by the kids

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sports activities were held during the week

BBB at camp

We launched this summer program in 2017 in collaboration with Le P'tit Bonheur, a summer camp located in the heart of the Laurentians. Our project's goal is to offer underprivileged children from grades 5 and 6 a chance to spend some quality time at a summer camp for the first time in their lives, thus enjoying a unique experience in a magical setting.

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teachers and educators registered to the site

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municipalities in which our program is taught

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in donations to schools and non-profits for the purchase of hockey equipment

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lessons contained in the teaching plan

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new ball hockey module to come in the fall

BBB Skills

A year has passed since we launched this brand new free, simple and flexible platform that provides teachers and youth animators from across the province with all the practical tools they need to teach kids the basics of skating, as well as financial support for the acquisition of sports equipment.

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schools and day camps participated in this program

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kids learned how to play ball hockey

BBB Ball Hockey

From spring through summer, we offer schools and day camps located near our BBB rinks a fun ball hockey learning program. The goal is to equip kids adequately so that they can go on and enjoy this sport on their own, whenever they please.

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kids enjoyed an unforgettable experience

Bell Centre Suites

Thanks to Jonathan Drouin’s and Shea Weber's suites, every season, hundreds of children in need get to experience a memorable evening at the Bell Centre, allowing them to forget their hardships for a few hours.

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underprivileged children got to cheer for their favorite team

Game on, kids!

Hockey ticket holders who can't attend games can donate them to the Foundation, which in turn redistributes them to underprivileged children who otherwise would not have been able to experience a Canadiens game at the Bell Centre.

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schools took part in this program

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children learned new basic physical skills

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skills cards were given to kids who participated in the program

Champions
for life

Running, jumping, climbing and throwing: these abilities are the basic skills required by children to enable them to participate in sports and physical activities. We make this physical literacy program available to schools in underprivileged neighbourhoods to teach children how to develop fundamental movement skills through fun and games.

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organizations received a donation

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donated to organizations throughout Quebec this year

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administrative regions in Quebec where the Foundation supported a project

Donations that get kids active across the province

13,776

kids benefited from the Foundation’s support

Beneficiaries

  • Ali et les princes de la rue
  • Association les Chemins du soleil
  • Association pour développement Loyola
  • Atelier 850
  • Centre Angelman
  • Centre Bon courage
  • Centre d'initiative L'Unité
  • Centre d'intégration CIVA
  • Centre Haitien animation CHAIS
  • CESAM Centre d'enrichissement sportif
  • Cuisines et vie collectives St-Roch
  • Dawson boys and girls club
  • École Laurentide
  • Entre-Maison Ahunstic
  • Fondation À pas de géant
  • Fondation Centre François Michelle
  • Fondation de la CSDM -École St-Pierre-Apotre
  • Fondation de la Pointe de l'Ile
  • Fondation des Aveugles
  • Fondation du Centre Jeunesse de Montréal
  • Fondation Portage
  • Friendship Circle
  • La Place des enfants
  • Le Projet Harmonie
  • Le Relais du quartier de St-Vincent-de-Paul
  • Maison de jeunes de St-Léonard Zénith
  • Maison des jeunes de LaSalle
  • Maison des jeunes de Pierrefonds
  • Maison des jeunes L'Ouverture
  • Services des loisirs St-Jacques
  • Trevor William Foundation
  • Maison de la famille des Basques
  • Maison des jeunes, Le refuge jeunesse
  • La Traversée 12-18
  • Maison des jeunes de Wickham
  • Maison des jeunes Drummondville
  • Fondation Jonction pour Elle
  • Maison de la famille Rive-Sud
  • Regroupement des jeunes de Lotbinière
  • Maison des familles de Baie-Comeau
  • Maison des jeunes Azimut Nord
  • Points jeunesse du Granit
  • Camp M.L. Clarac
  • Fondation Camp de la Salle
  • Fondation des Samares
  • Maison des jeunes du Grand Joliette
  • Maison des jeunes Place jeunesse Berthier
  • Maison Oxygène Joliette
  • Association des maison des jeunes de Mirabel
  • Carrefour Jeunesse Desjardins
  • Grands Frères GS de la Porte du Nord
  • Maison des jeunes de Labelle
  • Maison des jeunes de Mont-Laurier
  • Maison des jeunes Ste-Anne-des-Plaines
  • Centre de pédiatrie de Trois-Rivières
  • Maison de jeunes Le Transit
  • École Élisabeth-Monette
  • École spécialisée des Remparts
  • École St-Léon
  • Fondation du Centre jeunesse de la Montérégie
  • La Maison des jeunes St-Rémi
  • Maison des jeunes de Marieille
  • Maison des jeunes des Quatre-Vents
  • Grands Frères GS de l'Outaouais
  • Fondation du Centre psycho-pédagogique de Québec
  • Intégr'action jeunesse
  • Joujouthèque Basse-Ville
  • Maison des jeunes de Stoneham
  • Motivaction Jeunesse
  • Patro de Charlesbourg
  • Carrefour communautaire St-Paul
  • Maison des jeunes de Lamarche
  • Maison des jeunes du Bas-Saguenay
  • Patro Jonquière

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raised during the RadioTeleDON

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total duration of live coverage on RDS

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raised through special RDS packages

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raised through the warm-up nickname jersey auction

Radioteledon

The #ourGOALtoASSIST RadioTeleDON, which celebrated its 10th anniversary this year, is a public fundraising event that helps support our multiple BLEU BLANC BOUGE programs aimed at providing a brighter and healthier future for children in need.

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raised during the Montreal Canadiens golf tournament

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raised during Max Pacioretty's golf tournament

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raised during the tournament hosted by our partner, Desjardins Securities

Generous
golf tournaments

Even during the summer months, several activities allow us to raise funds to help support our mission.

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raised during the 8th edition

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teams of kids from our BLEU BLANC BOUGE communities participated in the youth division of the tournament

Hockey de rue
tournament

Hockey de rue is a joint street hockey tournament co-hosted with the Sylvan Adams YM-YWHA to benefit underprivileged kids in Greater Montreal.

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total winnings from the 50/50 this season

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lottery tickets sold inside the Bell Centre

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average amount of a jackpot

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average number of volunteers per game

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volunteer hours this season

50/50 Lottery presented by Itravel2000

The lottery is held during every home Montreal Canadiens game. The tickets are sold by our volunteers from the time the Bell Centre doors open until halfway through the second intermission.

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raised through Zamboni rides and scoreboard messages

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raised through the sale of 1,961 items that generated a total of 26,711 bids during the 59 digital silent auctions held throughout the year

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raised through the sale of 1,417 mystery pucks

Fundraising activities during games

We offer Habs fans various ways of contributing to the Foundation’s mission during home games throughout the season.

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auctioned baskets

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raised through basket sales

"My Favourite Things"
Baskets

For a 6th consecutive year, Canadiens players and coaches put together, with the help of their spouses, baskets containing their favourite items.

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of the proceeds from the sale were given to the Foundation

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raised thanks to this initiative led by players’ wives

Clothes for the cause

The CHic clothing collection, created by Angela Price and Julie Petry, was back for a second season. Children items were introduced this year, in addition to women's models.

Our Partners

Desjardins securities

For over 17 years, Desjardins Securities has been committed to supporting youth by acting as a leading partner to the Montreal Canadiens Children's Foundation. Several fundraising initiatives have helped mobilize the great Desjardins Securities family during the 2018-2019 season, including their annual Commission Day and golf tournament, raising a total of $450 057. To date, Desjardins Securities has donated close to 6.8 million dollars to the Foundation, helping thousands of children across the province of Quebec grow into their full potential through physical activity.

Our Partners

Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities

Since the beginning of the 2014-15 season, Canadian Tire and Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities have been the presenting partners of our BLEU BLANC BOUGE Program, which represented a financial commitment of more than $271,000 this past season to help youth be more active.

Our Partners

Ford

The 8th edition of the Face à face des célébrités Ford took place at the Bell Centre in March. Two teams of Quebec personalities from different backgrounds competed in a friendly hockey game in front of a crowd of over 10,000 people. A total of $101,332 was raised for the Montreal Canadiens Children’s Foundation during the event, allowing us to break the $1 million mark of money raised since the first edition in 2012.

19 YEARS OF GETTING KIDS TO BE MORE ACTIVE!

Since 2000

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redistributed across the province

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supported organizations

Thank you to all proud supporters of our youth!

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