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About Us


Since 2009, The Home Depot Canada Foundation has helped improve hundreds of homes and communities across Canada because we believe that good neighbours make great neighbourhoods.

Our primary focus is to support housing initiatives that benefit Canadian youth because safe, stable, affordable housing matters.  It is the cornerstone of vibrant, strong communities and is directly linked to helping youth realize their full potential and build brighter futures.

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 Board Position Title
Jeff Kinnaird Chair President, The Home Depot Canada
Pam O’Rourke Vice Chair VP, Merchandising
Steven Franks Treasurer Director, Finance
Sarah Qadeer Secretary General Counsel
Serge Carestia Director VP, Supply Chain
Jason Reilly Director Senior Director of Marketing
David Stern Director District Manager
Ryan Wilkie Director Regional Director of Operations, Western Canada
Jim Zoras Director VP, Information Technology

Our Advisors

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:

  • Shelly Beach, Manulife Financial
  • Don Brandt, CGC Inc
  • Jonathan Bourgeois, Fabritec Kitchens
  • Jacques Cholette, Alexandria Moulding
  • Robert Cresswell, Behr Canada
  • Mitch Dennehy, TTI
  • Cengiz Elmaagacli, Anatolia Tile
  • John Gross, Peak Products
  • Peter Kiley, Oldcastle, Inc.
  • Kim Maguire, Canada Cartage
  • Barbara O'Reilly, Rheem
  • Kris Ovstaas, Philips Lighting Canada
  • Richard Paulin, H Paulin & Co
  • Ben Sawatzky, Spruceland
  • Harlan Stone, Vertex

The Home Depot Canada Foundation formed an Issues Advisory 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 Issues Advisory Council members are:


Thank you to the partners who supported the work of the Foundation in 2016. Your contributions enable us to support initiatives that will help prevent and put an end to homelessness in Canada.

A big thanks to The Home Depot Canada, Founding Corporate Funder of The Home Depot Canada Foundation for your ongoing support!

Charitable Registration Number: 828431015RR0001

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Please note that all funding requests must be made using the online application form link found on the Grant Programs page.