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The Home Depot Canada Foundation

The Home Depot Canada Foundation

The Spring Orange Door Project Campaign

Thank you to our customers and associates for their amazing efforts in support of The Orange Door Project Campaign!

Because of you, we raised over $1.3M for 125 youth focused charities across the country. Funds will be used to enable youth at risk of or facing homeless achieve positive development outcomes and realize their full potential.

The Spring Orange Door Project Campaign

June 4 – July 7

1 in 5 people experiencing homelessness in Canada are youth. That’s why our stores are raising funds to support over 120 local organizations that are committed to preventing and ending youth homelessness in Canada through The Orange Door Project.

Changing the Path of Homeless Youth - The Home Depot Canada Foundation

The Issue

Despite ongoing community efforts, youth homelessness continues to be a on the rise in Canada. The issues homeless youth face daily are complex and require holistic approaches and wrap-around community support. Homeless youth make up approximately 20% of the homeless population in Canada, meaning each year at least 35,000 – 40,000 young Canadians have no place to call home. They need a safe place to live. They need access to support services that will help them develop positive life outcomes.

Our Mission

To prevent and end youth homelessness
in Canada.

Our Commitment

Engaging a network of generous partners and supporters, including The Home Depot Canada, associates, suppliers, customers, and community partners we work tirelessly to improve housing options for vulnerable youth, supporting life skills development and employment programs, while investing in research initiatives that help identify the most effective solutions to youth homelessness.

Foundation and Community News

Read about the latest news and updates on The Foundation’s programs and initiatives.

The Home Depot Canada Foundation

The Home Depot Canada Foundation Surpasses it’s $50M Pledge to Prevent and End Youth Homelessness

The Home Depot Canada Foundation is excited to share the achievement of its goal to invest $50 million to support youth experiencing or at risk of experiencing homelessness, one year early! Since 2014 The Home Depot Canada Foundation through the granting programs Orange Door Project Campaign Grants, Community Development Grants, Youth Opportunity Grants, TradeWorx and Strategic Partnerships has supported organizations and initiatives to provide services to youth at risk of or facing homelessness. We have done this by granting this $50 million pledge in 4 core programmatic areas: housing, employment and life skills, prevention, and research, helping youth realize their full potential and build a brighter future.

The Home Depot Canada Foundation would like to thank our associates, suppliers and customers for helping us achieve this milestone!

Our Foundation members are made up of the following:

Board of Directors

The Home Depot Canada Foundation's Board of Directors consists of associates from The Home Depot who work in various capacities throughout the organization. They bring their specialized skills and expertise to the work of the Foundation.

Name Title
Pam O’Rourke
Vice President, Merchandising
Ryan Wilkie
Director, Field Execution, Merchandising Services
Serge Carestia
Vice President, Supply Chain
Craig Ingram
Regional Director of Operations, Eastern Canada
Doug Graham
VP, eCommerce & Marketing
Azmina Hussein
Regional Vice-President, Eastern Region
Ginny Hicks Senior Director of Merchandising, Décor
Rajendra Sidhaye Director, Finance
Andre Vogl Director, Legal
Sandra Cole Director, Contact Centre
Jean-François Chagnon District Manager

Supplier Advisory Committee

The Home Depot Canada Foundation established a Supplier Advisory Committee to recognize the suppliers that generously support the Foundation and its mission.  Members provide input and feedback on the Foundation’s ongoing plans and activities, which helps inform the general direction of the Foundation as well as program planning and execution.

Our Supplier Advisory Committee members are:

  • Rob Cresswell, Behr Process Corp
  • Mitch Dennehy, TTI Canada Inc
  • Randy MacDonald, Alexandria Moulding
  • Scott Ride, The Hillman Group
  • Mike Stuart, The Peak Group of Companies
  • Barbara O’Reilly, Rheem
  • Cengiz Elmaagacli, Anatolia Tile
  • Jeff Stewart, Manulife Financial
  • Kim Maguire, Canada Cartage System LP
  • Steve Youngblut, CGC
  • Bob Smith, Canfor
  • Peter Kiley, Oldcastle Inc
  • Courtney McDowell, Canarm
  • Lara Nathans, McCarthy Tetrault LLP

Thought Leadership Council

The Home Depot Canada Foundation formed a Thought Leadership Council of stakeholders in the youth homelessness sector to help identify program priorities and to develop, execute and evaluate initiatives related to ending youth homelessness in Canada.

Our Thought Leadership Council members are:

  • Dr. Stephen Gaetz, York University and the Canadian Observatory on Homelessness (Toronto, ON)
  • Sheldon Pollett, Choices for Youth (St. John's, NL)
  • Erika Morton, Social Planning & Research Council of Hamilton (Hamilton, ON)
  • Kelly Holmes, RaY (Resource Assistance for Youth) (Winnipeg, MB)
  • David French, A Way Home Coalition National Initiatives (Toronto, ON)
  • Melanie Redman, A Way Home Coalition National Initiatives (Toronto, ON)

District Community Investment Committee

The District Community Investment Committee is co-chaired by two members of The Home Depot Canada Foundation Board of Directors and is made up of one store leader from every District. The Committee exists to provide leadership and support to the Foundation and will act as the voice of The Home Depot’s associate community.

  • Yann Kerroch, D249 (DM : Jean- Francoise Chagnon)
  • Luc Pouliot, D230 (DM : Phillippe St Georges)
  • Deb Kelsey, D89 (DM: Ray Goral)
  • Matthew Arnott D204 (DM: Tammy Irwin)
  • Aqueelah Ashby, D350 (DM: Gaetano Berardi)
  • Mario Singh, D203 (DM: Uta Parry)
  • Jeremy Kipfer, D55 (DM: Sonia Addesa)
  • John Gott, D159 (DM: Nicole Pereira)
  • Robert Peters, D125 (DM: Roger Pople)
  • Stephen Mitchell, D315 (DM: Russ Taggart)
  • Eli Baliki, D158 (DM: Mark Blackwell)
  • Corey Kennedy D158 (DM: Mark Blackwell)


  • Rodrigo Reyes, D40 (DM: Cheryl Adams-Farrell)
  • Ross Slator, D40 (DM: Cheryl Adams-Farrell)
  • Brandy Ginther, D191 (DM: David Poliquin)
  • Mike Renaud, D54 (DM: Cameron Sadler)
  • Kyle Ross, D342 (DM: Bryan Mottershead)
  • Deepa Amin D280 (DM: Ryan Larid)
  • Nikhil Tailor, D126 (DM: Sally Zhao)
  • Duane Brown, D339 (DM: Mark Bakala)
  • Tanya Lowrie, D157 (DM: Charlene Turner)

Supply Chain

  • Jason Cipak


  • Billy Onibere (East)
  • Kenny Irwin (West)


  • Nick Dawson (West)
  • Jeff Ryan (East)


  • Mark Belanger (East)
  • Lesley Owen (West)
  • Rania Gaballa (PRO Support)

Our foundation members are made up of the following: Charity Partner listing by province and store

Make a Difference

Help us end youth homelessness.

Together, we can give our youth the opportunity to realize a brighter future.


Send your questions to  To apply for a grant, check out our Apply page.

Charitable Registration Number: 828431015RR0001