ABOUT THE ARDENE FOUNDATION

Hey, we're the Ardene Foundation. Our mission is to inspire meaningful change in the realms of empowerment, poverty, education, and health by leveraging the strength of our communities. Help us shape a better world!

Our involvement with non-profits started back in 1982, but we’ve made leaps and bounds since then. Today, we take a collaborative approach to fundraising that integrates local and global partners, along with our team members and the broader Ardene community.

Our stores, customers, and head office staff all play a big part in supporting the Ardene Foundation – from in-store events to group volunteering – everybody at Ardene has the power to make a difference.

With the help of all our generous supporters, we’re proud to say we’ve surpassed our goal of donating over $4M across all our charity initiatives.

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MISSION: To inspire meaningful change in the realms of empowerment, poverty, education, and health by leveraging the strength of our communities.

VISION: To make a positive local and global impact that will improve people’s lives and fuel the dreams of future generations.

4 Pillars

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    EMPOWERMENT

    EMPOWERMENT

    We want to help people as they navigate issues of mental health, bullying, and self-esteem. Our team works with advocacy groups to spread love and raise awareness so our communities can thrive.

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    POVERTY

    POVERTY

    We want to break the cycle of poverty and improve the lives of families in need. With the support of our foundation, our charity partners deploy resources that bring relief across the globe.

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    HEALTH

    HEALTH

    We proudly support the wellbeing of people around the world. By connecting with local and international organizations, we promote healthy lifestyles, raise funds for groundbreaking research, and give hope to families combatting illness.

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    EDUCATION

    EDUCATION

    We believe education is everybody’s right. By partnering with non-profit groups that promote knowledge, literacy, and higher learning, we’re building brighter futures for people everywhere.

OUR PRIMARY PARTNERS

Ardene Foundation supports many local and international organizations, from home-grown charities to global initiatives.

PLAN CANADA | BECAUSE I AM A GIRL
Plan Canada’s Because I am a Girl movement aims to unleash the power of girls and women, helping them claim a brighter future. Girls have a unique power to positively influence the lives of those around them; if they are healthy, educated and empowered, they will pull themselves out of poverty, and bring their children, communities and nations along with them.
PLAN CANADA | BECAUSE I AM A GIRL
Plan Canada’s Because I am a Girl movement aims to unleash the power of girls and women, helping them claim a brighter future. Girls have a unique power to positively influence the lives of those around them; if they are healthy, educated and empowered, they will pull themselves out of poverty, and bring their children, communities and nations along with them.
G(irls)20
G(irls)20 is a Canadian-based globally active social enterprise that cultivates a new generation of female leaders through education, entrepreneurial training, leadership, and global experiences – with one ultimate goal:
Increase female labor force participation around the world.
G(irls)20
G(irls)20 is a Canadian-based globally active social enterprise that cultivates a new generation of female leaders through education, entrepreneurial training, leadership, and global experiences – with one ultimate goal:
Increase female labor force participation around the world.
RETHINK BREAST CANCER
Rethink is the young woman’s breast cancer movement. They are the first ever Canadian charity to bring bold, relevant awareness to the 40s and under crowd; foster a new generation of young and influential breast cancer supporters; infuse sass and style into the cause; and, most importantly, respond to the unique needs of young women going through it. Their mission is to empower young people worldwide who are concerned about and affected by breast cancer.
RETHINK BREAST CANCER
Rethink is the young woman’s breast cancer movement. They are the first ever Canadian charity to bring bold, relevant awareness to the 40s and under crowd; foster a new generation of young and influential breast cancer supporters; infuse sass and style into the cause; and, most importantly, respond to the unique needs of young women going through it. Their mission is to empower young people worldwide who are concerned about and affected by breast cancer.
STARLIGHT CHILDREN’S FOUNDATION
Starlight Children's Foundation Canada is a charitable organization dedicated to bringing smiles, laughter, joy and hope back into the lives of children with serious illnesses and their families. For over 25 years, they have partnered with some of the most respected hospitals, medical professionals and healthcare workers all around Canada.
STARLIGHT CHILDREN’S FOUNDATION
Starlight Children's Foundation Canada is a charitable organization dedicated to bringing smiles, laughter, joy and hope back into the lives of children with serious illnesses and their families. For over 25 years, they have partnered with some of the most respected hospitals, medical professionals and healthcare workers all around Canada.