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


15 years of getting kids to be more active!

Since 2000:


amount redistributed across the province


supported organizations

Here’s what we accomplished during the 2014-15 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 youths 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
Complete a grant application form for your organization

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 $4,600 for the Foundation.


amount donated to the Foundation through this initiative


unit price for an advent calendar in store

Opening our 6th BLEU BLANC BOUGE rink... in Longueuil

In 2008, the Foundation launched its flagship project which consists in the construction of outdoor refrigerated and multisport rinks in disadvantaged neighborhoods thus providing active gathering places where children can learn the benefits of being physically active

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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

-25 °C

average outdoor temperature on activity days

First-rate partner: Desjardins Securities


amount donated over 13 years thanks to the generosity of Desjardins Securities and its employees


donations made by the Foundation to 8 charitable organizations submitted by Desjardins Securities

In 2014-15:

Giving back $1m to help kids all across Quebec to be more active


administrative regions in Quebec where the Foundation supported a project


amount donated to organizations throughout Quebec this year


youth who benefited from the Foundation’s support


organizations received a donation

  • Acadé-Kicks
  • Action Communiterre
  • Association les Chemins du Soleil
  • Association sportive et communautaire Centre-Sud
  • Camp Cosmos
  • Centre communautaire Bon Courage
  • Centre communautaire de loisirs Sainte-Catherine d'Alexandrie
  • Centre des jeunes Saint-Sulpice
  • Centre l'Unité
  • Centre Mariebourg / Institut Pacifique
  • Commission scolaire de Montréal / École François-de-Laval
  • Fondation Centre François-Michelle
  • Fondation du Centre jeunesse de Montréal
  • Fondation MAB Mackay - Camp Massawippi
  • Fondation Père Sablon
  • La Maison d'Aurore
  • La Parentèle de Laval
  • La Tablée des chefs
  • Les Fourchettes de l'Espoir
  • Maison de jeunes - RadoActif
  • Maison des jeunes de Lasalle - La Bicoque
  • Maison des jeunes de St-Laurent
  • Maison des jeunes du Plateau
  • Maison des jeunes - L'Escampette
  • Maison des jeunes - Quinka-buzz
  • Maison Kangourou
  • Mener Autrement
  • Passeport pour ma réussite
  • Sentier Urbain
  • Toujours ensemble
  • Tyndale St-Georges Community Center
  • Maison des jeunes - La soupape
  • Association Rimouski Ville cyclable
  • Maison de la Famille du Témiscouata
  • Maison des familles Rimouski-Neigette
  • Maison des jeunes de Rimouski
  • Fondation solidarité jeunesse / École Pie X
  • La Maison du CLDI de l'Érable
  • Maison des jeunes - La traversée 12-18
  • Centre jeunesse Chaudière-Appalaches
  • Butters Foundation
  • Commission scolaire des Hauts-Cantons
  • Jeunes pousses
  • Association la Croisée
  • Camp familial St-Urbain
  • GymnO Lanaudière
  • Maison des jeunes - Café-rencontre 12-17 du Grand Joliette
  • Maison des jeunes de Rawdon
  • Carrefour Jeunesse Desjardins
  • Centre communautaire jeunesse famille - Cri du Cœur
  • La Bouffée d'air
  • Maison des jeunes de St-Eustache
  • Maison des jeunes - L'Escapade
  • Regroupement des personnes handicapées de Mont-Laurier
  • Ateliers Je suis capable
  • Commission scolaire Val-des-Cerfs / École Ave-Maria, École de l'Assomption, École du Phénix
  • Les Cuistots Saint-Vincent / Commission scolaire des Hautes-Rivières / École Saint-Vincent
  • Maison des jeunes de Beaujeu
  • Maison des jeunes de Tracy - L'Air du temps
  • Maison des jeunes - Les Cèdres
  • Points jeunesse du Granit
  • École secondaire Jaanimmarik
  • Carrefour des enfants de Saint-Malo
  • Centre de plein air Le Saisonnier
  • Fondation des camps Odyssée
  • Fondation du Centre jeunesse de Québec
  • Fondation du Centre Psycho-Pédagogique de Québec
  • La Boussole
  • Maison des jeunes - L'Atome de Stoneham
  • Havre du Fjord
  • Maison de jeunes de St-Prime
  • Patro Jonquière / École St-Antoine, École St-Cœur-de-Marie

Thank you to all our 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 Canadiens in the community

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