About Us

The Orange Door Project Campaign

Thank you to our suppliers, customers, and associates for their generous support in 2020! You have helped us support vulnerable and at-risk youth across Canada.

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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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Fundraising

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

Grants

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
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
Rajendra Sidhaye Director, Finance
Andre Vogl Director, Legal

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
  • Michelle Charest 
  • Justyna Metcalfe
  • Justin Hannigan
  • Aqueelah Ashby
  • Marnie McKean
  • Herman Randawa
  • Scott Grady
  • Robert Peters
  • Brent Kerr
  • Luke Tedford
  • Rodrigo Reyes
  • Brandy Ginther
  • Mike Renaud
  • Kyle Ross
  • Deepa Amin
  • Debbie Boros 
  • Duane Brown
  • Tanya Lowrie
  • Denise Ferreira

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)

Make a Difference

Help us end youth homelessness.

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

Questions?

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

Charitable Registration Number: 828431015RR0001