Who We Help

Ability Gives

An organization that helps children with disabilities and their families bridge that financial gap and acquire equipment to turn the impossible into possible.

Anaphylaxis Canada

The BBF donation is in support of an e-learning initiative for schools, child care centres and parents with a focus on prevention, recognition and management of anaphylaxis.


Baycrest is one of the world’s premier academic health sciences centres focused on aging. Our donation is directed to their Seniors’ Wellbeing Fund. This fund provides Seniors (residents and day patients) with arts, music and recreation programs…these programs are not funded by the government but made possible through private donations.

Bloorview Kids Foundation – Bloorview Research Institute

Bloorview is Canada’s largest rehabilitation hospital providing treatment, research and education services in the area of childhood disability. Our donation is helping to fund a research project utilizing brain scanning technology to recognize brain signals to allow those with locked-in syndrome the ability to communicate.


Our donation was directed towards the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health’s Early Intervention Clinic.

Camp Oochigeas

Camp Oochigeas offers year-round programs for children affected by childhood cancer. Our donation financed the construction of a new Workshop Building at their Muskoka camp.

Camp Trillium

Camp Trillium offers year-round recreational experiences to bring children with cancer and their families together. They work to provide an environment that normalizes relationships and experiences, helping participants in the healing process and enhancing quality of life. The Bridle Bash Foundation has made a donation that will be allow 20 children to participate in a session at Camp Trillium; as well BBF is funding their provincial youth group program for one year.

Canadian International Scientific Exchange Program (CISEPO)

Building bridges to peace..through academic medicine, public health, health care, science and international cooperation

The Canadian Diabetes Association – Camp Huronda

Our donation is helping to support the refurbishing of the “Med Centre” at Camp Huronda, a camp owned and operated by The Canadian Diabetes Association.

The Canadian Hearing Society

A community based, multi-service, non-profit agency servicing both children and adults. Provides health care and social services to deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals. Our donation is helping to fund their “Language Thru Play Program” which focuses on developing and expanding the language skills of deaf and hard of hearing children.

Casey House

Casey House is a speciality hospital that provides community programming. It was the first freestanding HIV/AIDS hospice in Canada. The Bridle Bash Foundation’s donation will be directly supported their Home Hospice Program.

Crohn’s and Colitis Canada

Our grant will be funding two Summer Student Scholarships. The Research Program furthers knowledge and effective treatments of Crohn’s and Colitis and provides valuable experience and lab expertise for students interested in medical research.


Developing and Nurturing Independence for young adults with special needs. Their mission is to create employment, training and educational opportunities for these young adults. Their programs are designed so that these individuals may be financially empowered and given the self-confidence to participate fully as members of the community, enjoying a dignified independent life.

The Dr. Jay Charitable Foundation – Dr. Jay Children’s Grief Program

This program provides free support and grief counseling to dying children and children with a dying parent or sibling. It is privately funded and is the only one of its kind in Canada.

Doctors Without Borders/Medecins Sans Frontieres

Our donation was made in response to the crisis in Haiti and was matched by the Government of Canada and more recently BBF made a donation for those affected by Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines.

Giant Steps

This is a school for children with autism. Our donation directly supported the delivery of their therapy programs. Also the Bridle Bash Foundation’s donation will establish a unique autism-friendly library and resource centre. Space will include work areas, a listening centre (CD player, iPods), touch-screen computers, books, TV/DVD player, and a lending library of computerized augmentative communication devices for non-verbal children. The library will be named in honour of The Bridle Bash Foundation.

Gilda’s Club-Greater Toronto

The mission of Gilda’s Club is to provide a meeting place where adults, teens and children living with cancer, as well as their families and friends, can join with others to build social and emotional support as a supplement to their treatment.
Our donation has been directed to their Camp-In-the-City program which provides free camp for children affected by cancer

Hope Air

A nation wide charity that provides free flights for children who cannot afford the cost of a plane ticket to fly to required healthcare treatment far from home. Our donation will provide 77 flights as well as support their Community Outreach and Ambassador Program.

Hospital for Sick Children

Our donation was in support of the Three to Be Fund. This fund directly supports Dr. Freda Miller’s stem cell research for children with neurological disorders.

Interval House

Interval House was the first centre for abused women and children in Canada. They provide a continuum of innovative, specialized services that help abused women and their children transform their lives and break the cycle of violence. They nurture families from crisis intervention to re-integration into the workforce and community. The Bridle Bash Foundation is providing funding to the Children’s Program with their Residential Program.

The Jean Tweed Centre

The Jean Tweed Centre is a safe and supportive setting that offers a wide range of services for women and their children experiencing problems related to substance use and/or gambling. The Centre is a national leader in the provision of best practice services and routinely provides consultation and direction to many other agencies in the province on all aspects of substance use services for women and their families. Our donation is in support of the day-to-day operation of the General Day Program.

Jennifer Ashleigh Children’s Charity

This organization’s mission is to improve the quality of life for seriously ill children and their families. JACC acts as a financial safety net – helping families when all other resources have run out. Every attempt to access support from government and other service agencies must be made by those families before JACC can consider their application. The BBF donation has been directed towards their emergency assistance program which helps to cover hospital and treatment costs.

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation

The leading charitable funder and advocate of diabetes research in the world. BBF donation will go towards clinical trials related to JDRF’s “artificial pancreas project”, which will help speed the development and approval of automated systems for people with diabetes. Every dollar of our donation will be matched by 2 dollars from the Government of Canada.

Kohai Educational Centre

Kohai Education Centre is a school for children and young adults with neurodevelopmental delay. The day school serves students from 4 years into adulthood with autism, Down syndrome, learning disabilities and communication disorders. Your donation is supporting Kohai’s bursary fund. Each year Kohai gives financial support to some students to enable them to attend the school.

Leave Out Violence (LOVe)

A not-for-profit youth violence prevention organization. LOVE helps youth who have lived with violence end violence in their lives, and then become community leaders of violence prevention.
Our donation was directed towards their school and community violence prevention workshops.

Luso Canadian Charitable Society

Luso provides accessible, coordinated and sustainable services for adults with physical and developmental disabilities. Our donation is supporting their overnight respite care program.


To date the Bridle Bash Foundation has funded the granting of 5 wishes to children with life threatening medical conditions.

Martha’s Table

Martha’s Table is an organization within the social welfare network of Kingston. It provides low cost nutritious meals to those in need in an environment that encourages mutual respect and acceptance. Bridle Bash Foundation funds will be directed towards capital improvements as well as towards a campaign to increase public awareness of Martha’s Table’s services amongst families in the community.

Mount Sinai Hospital

Mount Sinai Hospital is undergoing an overhaul of their neonatal intensive care unit. When the new Unit opens, one of these cutting-edge NICU rooms will be dedicated in honour of the Bridle Bash Foundation, in recognition of our significant grant towards helping fund this ambitious NICU renovation.

As well, The Bridle Bash Foundation has been a general member of Venture Sinai since 2009. Projects funded by our donations have included research is in the area of reproductive science, development of blood based tests for the diagnosis and treatment of mood disorders, research into cellular mechanisms involved in cancer and in resistance to cancer drugs, and a research initiative to use stem cells to slow the growth of cancer cells.

Most recently BBF has made a donation to Dr. Pamela Goodwin, the Marvelle Koffler Chair in Breast Research. Dr. Goodwin is leading North America’s largest clinical study to determine whether a diabetes drug that has been on the market for over half-a-century can improve outcomes in breast cancer patients.

The Nanny Angel Network

This organization provides free in-home child care support for mothers who have been diagnosed with cancer, for those requiring palliative care and for those requiring additional relief during the bereavement period.

New Haven Learning Centre: School for children with autism

New Haven is a charitable, non-profit organization committed to being a Centre of Excellence in the treatment and education of children with autism. Our donation was disbursed among several tuition assistance packages extended to families-in-need and thus made enrollment in New Haven possible for their children.


As the representative voice of the childhood cancer community, POGO works to ensure that all of Ontario’s children with cancer have equal access to state-of-the-art diagnosis, treatment and required ancillary services.
The donation from The Bridle Bash Foundation has been directed to SAVTI – Successful Academic and Vocational Transition Initiative, which helps those children that survive cancer treatment but are hindered in their ability to reach independence due to cognitive and/or physical impairments.

One Laptop Per Child – Canada, The Belinda Stronach Foundation

OLPC Canada offers customized, rugged, low-cost, low-power, connected laptops to Aboriginal youth. The content and software are also customized to address some of the challenges facing Aboriginal youth in Canada including literacy, physical health and mental health. The Bridle Bash Foundation is the inaugural donor to the brand new tablet component of their program. We will be funding customized tablets that will have a reach of over 100 individual users. OLPC Canada is a testament to the strength of partnerships and the important role the private sector, government and NGOs can play in strengthening communities and strategically investing in Canadian children

Participation Lodge Grey Bruce

We are supporting capital improvements at this long term care facility servicing adults with physical and developmental disabilities.

Philip Aziz Centre

The Philip Aziz Centre is a non-profit, community based home hospice that provides physical, emotional and spiritual support for people living with cancer, HIV/AIDS and other life-limiting illnesses in the comfort of their homes. Our donation directly supported their Interim Hospice Program which is designed for persons living with a life-limiting illness who require occasional hospice services to deal with the changes occurring in their day-to-day activities.

Princess Margaret Hospital

Our donation was directed to the Molly and David Bloom Chair in Multiple Myeloma Research. The purpose of this chair is to: Support a leader with dedicated time and resources to conduct research and train the next generation of physicians and scientists; provide the necessary clinical trials support to bring more drugs to market in less time; provide secure resources that will allow the pursuit of more prolific research; and embark on additional patient trials through the hiring of new clinical and research coordinators.

Red Door Family Shelter

The Red Door provides supportive emergency housing to women and families in need of refuge from domestic violence, poverty and homelessness. Our grant will be funding their food bank, an integral program which supports families though their transition into stable and permanent independence once they have moved out of the shelter.

REENA Foundation

Reena develops and provides community services for people who have developmental disabilities. Our donation will support an afterschool program for the entire year. The program will provide life and social skills training for the children enrolled, as well as respite support for the families coping with the 24/7 demands of caring for a child with a developmental disability.

Save A Child’s Heart Foundation

A non-profit organization that is a world leader in providing urgent life saving pediatric cardiac surgery for children from developing countries including Rwanda, Kenya, Ethiopia, and China. Performs over 200 surgeries annually in both Israel and partnering countries. Trains medical personnel in developing countries with the goal of establishing centres of competence.
Our donation has been directed to a long term project of construction of a new SACH house. Have also directed donations towards purchase of pediatric pacemaker equipment. This house is where the children from partnering countries stay when they arrive in Israel prior to surgery and during pre-op tests also where children stay once released from hospital and continue their recovery until they are well enough to return home.

Sheena’s Place

Our donation is assisting in the operation of their Support Groups for individuals, families and partners affected by eating disorders.

Special Olympics Summer Games 2013

The Special Olympics mandate is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition for individuals with intellectual disabilities. Special Olympics promotes opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and develop skills and friendships with their families, other Special Olympic athletes and the community. The Bridle Bash Foundation is very proud to have participated in the “Adopt an Athlete” program for the 2013 Special Olympics Summer Games. Our donation supported the participation of 5 softball players in this summer’s Special Olympic’s games.

Street Haven

Established in 1965, Street Haven was one of the first shelters for women in Toronto. They are dedicated to providing help and support to women in need. They serve women who are abused, homeless, socially isolated and those living in poverty as well as women who come from abusive situations or have mental health, alcoholism and/or addiction challenges. Street Haven provides emergency shelter, permanent supportive housing, a drop-in centre & food program, addiction case management, residential addictions programs, education programs and recreational/social opportunities

St. John’s Rehab Foundation

Our donation was directed to the Action to Enhance Rehabilitation in Oncology (AERO) research initiative. Through AERO, St. John’s is analyzing its oncology rehab population to determine who they are helping and how they are benefiting from their specialized rehabilitation. The results will provide St. John’s with a pilot to help guide future oncology rehab care and will be disseminated to help other rehabilitation hospitals across the country and worldwide.


Our donation is funding their mobile outreach van which distributes food, clothing and community referrals for the homeless population that it serves on the streets of Toronto.

West Park Hospital

West Park provides specialized rehabilitation, complex continuing and long-term care services, helping individuals manage difficult health challenges like lung disease, diabetes, stroke, amputation and musculoskeletal issues arising from a life-changing event or illness. Our donation has gone towards the purchase of equipment for their comprehensive spasticity management program.

Zareinu Educational Centre

Zareinu is a Jewish Day School and Treatment Centre which provides special education and individualized therapies to children with a wide range of physical and developmental challenges. They accept children from all religious backgrounds. Our donations have directly supported the delivery of their therapy programs.