About Us

The Home Depot Canada Foundation has pledged $50M by 2022 to preventing and ending youth homelessness

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The Home Depot Canada Foundation is committed to supporting initiatives that prevent and end youth homelessness in Canada. We support youth at-risk or facing homelessness by helping them realize their full potential and build a brighter future.

How We Help

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Every year we run two national campaigns where your local Home Depot partners with a youth-serving charity in your area.


We provide grants to organizations working to prevent and end youth homelessness in Canada.

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Team Depot

Giving back is a core value at The Home Depot and is a passion for our associates.

Through Team Depot, our associate-led volunteer program, The Home Depot associates are encouraged and empowered to take a leadership role in the community.

From updating a youth shelter with a fresh coat of paint to improving storage solutions at a local transitional home to enhancing outdoor spaces, our associates work with local charities to improve the homes and lives of thousands of deserving Canadians in need.

Check out our associates in action on our In the Community page!

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
Sarah Qadeer General Counsel, Home Depot of Canada Inc.
Ryan Wilkie
Regional Director of Operations, Western Canada
Serge Carestia
Vice President, Supply Chain
Steven Vetrone
District Operations Manager, D230
Craig Ingram
Director, Field Execution, Merchandising Services
Doug Graham
Senior Director, Merchandising Hardlines
Azmina Hussein
District Manager, Toronto South
Ginny Hicks Director, Marketing and Advertising

Youth Advisory Committee

The Home Depot Canada Foundation partners with the Social Planning and Research Council in Hamilton, ON to work with youth from the Street Youth Planning Collaborative. They provide their insights on our Orange Door Awards and teach us that the voice of those with lived experience is an integral part of the work we do.

Our Youth Advisory Committee members are:

  • Tyler Henderson
  • Karrissa Horan-LaRoche
  • Matthew Campbell
  • Christelle Jean

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
  • Jason Matulic, CGC Inc
  • Randy MacDonald, Alexandria Moulding
  • Scott Anderson, Hillman Group
  • John Gross, The Peak Group of Companies
  • Barbara O’Reilly, Rheem
  • Ben Sawatzky, Spruceland
  • Cengiz Elmaagacli, Anatolia Tile
  • Shelly Beach, Manulife Financial
  • Kim Maguire, Canada Cartage System LP
  • Peter Kiley, Oldcastle Inc
  • Courtney McDowell, Canarm
  • Lara Nathans, McCarthy Tetrault LLP

Associate Advisory Committee

The involvement and support of the Home Depot Canada’s associates is integral to The Home Depot Canada Foundation’s success. To that end, the Associate Advisory Committee exists to provide leadership and support to the Foundation and act as the voice of The Home Depot’s associate community.  

Our Associate Advisory Committee members are:

  • Yann Kerroch
  • Rodrigo Reyes
  • Andrew Trelford
  • Justyna Metcalfe
  • Tony Hill
  • Kyle Ross
  • Lynn Gosse       
  • Tim Straus
  • Josh Bliss
  • Herman Randawa
  • Janna Mcneil
  • Scott Grady       
  • Tom Heindl
  • Robert Peters  
  • David Cotnam
  • Julie- Lynne Gallant-Bourque   
  • Denise Ferreira
  • Luke Tedford

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)

Our Donors

Thank you to the many partners who supported the Foundation throughtout 2019. Your contributions enable us to support initiatives that will help prevent and end youth homelessness in Canada.

Special thanks to our 2019 Casino partners:

Royal Flush

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Behr Logo
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Straight Flush

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Irving Logo
Stella-Jones Logo
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Brofort Inc. Logo

Full House

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Nite Ize Logo
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Norbord Logo
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Magickwoods Logo
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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 canadafoundation@homedepot.com.  To apply for a grant, check out our Apply page.

Charitable Registration Number: 828431015RR0001