Recipients listed alphabetically in each category.

CHILDREN

Adam's Dream Fund, Toronto
Lends support for two special programs at Toronto's Hospital for Sick Children: Paediatric Oncology (Cancer) Research and the Therapeutic Clown Program.

Dreams Take Flight Canada, Calgary, AB
Organizes free trips for special needs children. 

Akosia, Toronto
A foundation that helps less fortunate children through creative projects that offer nourishment and educational programs in Africa and elsewhere.

Arts For Children and Youth, Toronto
Offers arts education programs to children and youth in under-resourced communities and schools. 

Bobby Orr Hall of Fame, “Celebrity Golf Classic,” Parry Sound, ON
Supports education programs for schools and sports teams and introduces young people to Parry Sound’s sports heritage and performing arts.

Camp Oochigeas, Toronto
A summer camp that provides a supportive, caring environment for children with cancer.

Children’s International Summer Village (CISV), Victoria, BC
Brings together young people from all over the world to foster cross-cultural understanding and friendships in the hope of achieving peaceful solutions to worldwide problems.

College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario, Toronto
Supports the Etobicoke Auxiliary to the Children's Aid Society. 

DAREarts, Palgrave, ON
Uses arts programs to educate youth and children facing life challenges.

Dean's List Tour, Toronto
Empowers youth in Grades 5 through 12 to turn away from violence and focus on education, music and the arts. 

Friends of Israel Scouts, Toronto
Non-political youth movement promoting friendship between Israeli youth and their North American counterparts.

The George Hull Centre for Children and Families, Toronto
Helps develop strengths and confidence in girls under the age of 18 who are struggling with social and emotional challenges.

Herbie Fund, Toronto
Helps children around the world receive surgical treatment at The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto.

Hincks-Dellcrest Foundation, Toronto
Supports mental health research, education and services for infants, children, youth and their families.

The Hospital for Sick Children, – “Banana Bash,” Toronto
Uses proceeds from SickKids Foundation to fund research and improve lives of children, also prepares weekly performances at the Bear Theatre for patients to watch in hospital.

Inner City Angels, Toronto
Provides affordable art programs for disadvantaged children, youth and families. 

Kawartha-Haliburton Children's Foundation, Peterborough, ON
Improves the lives of abused children with Children's Aid Society. 

Kids Help Phone, Toronto
Provides Canadian children and youth with anonymous and professional counselling, referrals and information through various communication channels. 

Make A Wish Canada, Toronto
Fulfills the special wishes of children with life-threatening illnesses. 

Playoff Hockey Challenge - "Auction for Wishes", Toronto
Raises funds for the Ontario Chapter of the Children’s Wish Foundation of Canada.

Right to Play, Toronto
Uses sports to promote the physical, social and emotional development of the world’s most disadvantaged children. 

Save a Child's Heart Foundation Canada, Toronto
Israeli-based international project that provides unprivileged children with life-saving paediatric treatment regardless of their nationality, religion, colour, or gender.

Schools Without Borders, Toronto
Promotes responsibility and leadership in youth through unconventional initiatives. 

Scouts Canada, Ottawa, ON
Offers educational programs for children and youth aged 5-26.  

Shining Through Centre for Children with Autism, Woodbridge, ON
Provides therapy and education for children with autism and their families.

Signature Vacations, Toronto
Organizes flights for disadvantaged and special needs children. 

Sports for Kids Foundation, Edmonton, AB
Promotes the value and other benefits of organized sports for youth. 

Starlight Children’s Foundation of Canada, Toronto
Dedicated to brightening the lives of seriously ill children and their families. 

Umbrella Central Day Care Services, Toronto
Assists with setting up and administering day care programs for young children. 

World Vision, Washington, DC
Works with children and families who live in dire poverty, tackling causes of injustice.

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SCHOOLS

Blue Quills First Nations College, St. Paul, AB

Branksome Hall, Toronto

Bruce Public School, Toronto

Camille’s Public Elementary School, London, ON

Crescent High School, Toronto

Frederick Banting Alternate High School in Kanata, Ottawa

Kempenfelt Bay School, Barrie, ON

Lake Wilcox Public School, York Region, ON

Mulgrave School, West Vancouver, BC

New York University Tisch School of the Arts, New York, NY

St. John Fisher School, Portland, OR

Sterling Hall School, Toronto

Topcliff Public School, Toronto

Toronto Heschel School / Gesher Abraham Foundation, Toronto

University Liggett School, Michigan

Upper Canada College (UCC), Toronto

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CRISIS RELIEF

Canadian Red Cross, Toronto
Provides disaster volunteer services and injury prevention services, aids victims of armed conflicts.

Ve'ahavta, Toronto
Dedicated to "tikun olam” (repairing the world) through partnerships with the Canadian Jewish community and with non-Jewish and international organizations on humanitarian initiatives.

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ENVIRONMENTAL

Canadian Wildlife Federation, Kanata, ON
Aims to protect wildlife and its habitat by educating Canadians, advocating for responsible human action, and representing wildlife on conservation issues.

Center for Place-based Education – Antioch University New England, Keene, New Hampshire
Promotes a sustainable environment, economy, and society by encouraging informed civic engagement.

Century Foundation – New York, NY
Research foundation that provides analyses of economic, political, and social institutions and issues.

David Suzuki Foundation, Vancouver, BC
Uses science and education to promote solutions that protect nature. 

Flick Off, Toronto
A cross-country campaign that educated Canadians about global warming and encouraged less energy usage.

Tides Canada Foundation, Vancouver, BC
Identifies environmental challenges and encourages activism on issues surrounding water and oceans, conservation, food, the Arctic and more.

Toronto Community Foundation – Toronto
Helps people invest in Toronto to improve quality of life.

Waterkeeper Alliance, Irvington, NY
Supports local Waterkeeper programs that protect waterways and their local communities.

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COMMUNITY, CULTURE, EDUCATION, ECT.

ABC Life Literacy Canada, Toronto
Raises awareness of adult literacy issues.

Baycrest Centre Foundation, Toronto
Dedicated to enriching the quality of life of the elderly.

American Jewish Historical Society, New York, NY
Fosters awareness and appreciation of the US Jewish heritage and serves as a national scholarly resource for related research.

Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto
One of the largest art museums in North America, host to various collections and exhibitions for artists around the world.

Alameda Theatre Company, Toronto
Canadian theatre company specializing in Latin American productions.

American ORT, New York, NY
Non-governmental education and training organization.

B'nai Brith Canada, Toronto
Serves as the independent voice of the Jewish community, representing its interests nationwide to government, NGOs and the wider Canadian public.

Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, Toronto
Promotes Canadian art and music.

Canadian Centre for Diversity, Toronto
Builds a foundation of trust, understanding and respect between people of different faiths and ethnic backgrounds.

Canadian Cultural Society of the Deaf, Toronto
Represents the cultural interests of Canada’s Deaf population.

Canadian Hadassah-WIZO, Montreal
A women's organization whose goal is to strengthen Canada’s partnership with Israel and ensure Jewish continuity.

Canadian Opera Company, Toronto
Largest producer of opera in North America.

Coastal Jazz & Blues Society, Vancouver, BC
Contributes to the local, national and international jazz scene.

Daily Bread Food Bank, Toronto
Non-partisan agency dedicated to eliminating hunger through neighbourhood-run food banks.

Directors Guild of Canada, Toronto
Represents personnel involved in the areas of direction, design, production and editing in the film and television industry.

Gala des Etoiles, Montreal
Annual event that spotlights dancers from around the world.

Holocaust Memorial Centre, Montreal, QC
Advances education about the Holocaust.

Houselink Community Homes, Toronto
Dedicated to improving the quality of life of psychiatric patients and people who are homeless or otherwise marginalized by providing permanent affordable, supportive housing.

Human Rights Watch - “Voices for Justice”, Toronto
Monitors worldwide human rights abuses.

Idea City, Toronto
Gatherings that feature accomplished speakers from business, the arts, science, medicine, technology and other fields.

Just For Laughs Comedy Festival, Montreal, QC
Annual festival that offers performances from stand-up comedians, street theatre, and more.

Kehillat Shaarei Torah of Toronto
A Modern Orthodox synagogue celebrating Jewish life.

Kids 4 Peace, Toronto
Interfaith education for peaceful coexistence of Jews and Arabs in the Middle East.

Koffler Centre for the Arts - Bathurst Jewish Community Centre, Toronto
Provides social, cultural and educational opportunities.

Leave Out Violence (LOVE), Toronto
Aims to reduce violence among youth and in local communities.

Luminato, Festival of Arts and Creativity, Toronto
Annual ten-day celebration of the arts in Toronto.

Mamapalooza Music Festival, Toronto
Encourages self-esteem among women through creative expression.

Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre, Toronto
Serves the community, cultural, educational and recreational needs of downtown Toronto.

Mount Pleasant Family Centre, Vancouver, BC
Provides child-centre and family programs.

National Ballet School, Toronto
A centre for developing young dancers.

NBCUniversal Foundation, New York, NY
Contributes funds, expertise and time to improve communities and the world around us.

National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA), Lexington, KY
League office for the sport.

New Circles, Toronto
Gives clothing to families living below the poverty line in the Toronto area.

One Family, Jerusalem, Israel
Assists relatives of those killed in terrorist attacks in Israel.

Orchestra Toronto, Toronto
Orchestra that provides symphonic musical accompaniment made up of primarily volunteers.

Philip Aziz Centre, Toronto
Provides community-based home hospice care.

Prosserman JCC, Toronto
Committed to enriching life by providing social, educational, cultural and physical activities.

Public Dreams – “The Fire Weavers", Vancouver, BC
Promotes community participation in the arts through interactive and accessible public art programming.

Ron White Foundation, Toronto
Raises awareness of local and international human rights issues.

Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Ottawa, ON
Canada’s national police service.

TASSO: Toronto All Stars Steel Orchestra, Toronto
Former students who play in orchestra band at various professional events.

Terry Fox Run, Toronto
Maintains the principles of Terry Fox while raising funds for cancer research through the annual Terry Fox Run.

The Comedy Festival, Aspen, CO
A comedy festival featuring stand-up performances.

Toronto International Film Festival, Toronto
Annual festival showcasing various types of movies from around the world.

Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Toronto
Symphonic ensemble that tours, records and holds performances at Roy Thompson Hall.

Toronto United Way Employee Campaign, Toronto
Works to create opportunities for a better life in Toronto.

UJA Federation, Toronto
Preserves and strengthens Jewish communities in the GTA, Israel, and around the world.

UJA - March of the Living International, New York, NY
Educational trip to Poland and Israel that provides tours of former concentration camps and teaches young people lessons of the Holocaust.

United Way Worldwide, Alexandria, VA
Mobilizes local leaders and their communities to identify and address local human needs.

Yee Hong Centre for Geriatric Care, Scarborough, ON
Provides quality and culturally appropriate services for seniors to live their lives in a healthy and dignified way.

YMCA Charities Canada, Toronto
Provides programs and services that help children and youth become healthy adults.

YWCA, Niagara Falls
Aims to improve lives of women and girls by advocating for female leadership, accessible childcare, women’s economic security, and ending violence against women.

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HEALTH

AIDS Committee of Toronto, Toronto
Provides support, HIV prevention and education services for people living with and at risk for HIV/AIDS.

The Alzheimer Society, Toronto
Organization working nationwide to improve the quality of life for Canadians affected by Alzheimer Disease and advance the search for a cure.

American Liver Foundation, New York, NY
Promoting liver health and disease prevention. ALF provides research, education and advocacy for those affected by hepatitis and other liver-related disease.

Autism Speaks, Los Angeles, CA
Parents, clinicians and scientists committed to accelerating biomedical research in autism by raising funds for research, education and outreach. 

Canadian Blood Services – “Everyday Heroes”, Toronto
Emphasizes importance of CBS volunteers and donors.

Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation, Toronto
Volunteer organization dedicated to fighting breast cancer.

Canadian Cancer Society, Toronto
Volunteer organization working to end cancer and improve the quality of life for those with the disease.

Canadian Cosmetic, Toiletry and Fragrance Association Foundation, Toronto
Supporting women whose lives have been affected by cancer.

Canadian Foundation for AIDS Research, Toronto
Raises funds for HIV/AIDS research to advance the search for a cure.

Canadian Shaare Zedek Hospital Foundation, Toronto
Raises funds to support Shaare Zedek Medical Centre in Jerusalem.

Cardiac Health Foundation of Canada, Toronto
Supports cardiac rehabilitation and advocates for education surrounding cardiac health.

Carousel of Hope Aid, Toronto
Provides education and counselling to the public about breast cancer.

Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of Canada, Toronto
Raises funds for research into inflammatory bowel disease and raises awareness about the disease.

Down Syndrome Research Foundation, Burnaby, ON
Empowers people with Down Syndrome to achieve their potential, lead independent and fulfilling lives, and participate fully in their communities.

Fashion Cares, Toronto
Local and international fashion and design industries fundraising for the AIDS Committee of Toronto.

Fife House, Toronto
Provides affordable housing and support for persons living with HIV/AIDS.

Gilda's Club, Toronto
A meeting place where men and women touched by cancer receive emotional and social support.

Grand River Hospital Foundation, Kitchener, ON
Supports patient care needs of the Grand River Hospital.

Haydain Neale Family Trust Fund, Toronto
Supports cancer research and assists the Neale family with the financial burden of the late musician's medical treatment.

Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada, Ottawa, ON
Aims to eliminate heart disease and stroke and reduce its impact through research and promotion of healthy living.

Heart of Fashion, Toronto
Fashion show with proceeds going towards the North York General Foundation.

Independent Living Resource Centre of Calgary, Calgary, AB
Helps people with disabilities make informed choices about their lives and achieve more independence. 

Jacob's Ladder - The Canadian Foundation for Control of Neurodegenerative Disease, Aurora, ON
Benefits children with Neurodegenerative Disease and aims to reduce the occurrences of this type of diseases in the future.

JDRF, New York, NY
Raises funds for research into type 1 diabetes, with a mission to find a cure for diabetes and its complications.

Knudson Oakdale Pro-Am Tournament, Toronto
Golf tournament that raised funds for cancer research on behalf of Mount Sinai Hospital and the Israel Cancer Research Fund.

Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto
Fundraises for medicine, patient care and cancer research.

MukiBaum Treatment Centres, Toronto
Provides educational treatment for people with developmental and emotional disabilities.

National Ovarian Cancer Association, Toronto
Offers several types of patient care, including cancer and palliative care services. 

North York General Hospital, Toronto
Donated leather goods to hospital fundraising event for its cancer and palliative care services.

Parkinsons Society Canada, Toronto
Dedicated to finding the cause and cure for Parkinson's disease. 

POGO Chair in Childhood Cancer Control, Toronto
Pediatric oncologists who champion care for those with cancer in childhood.

Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation, Toronto
Raises funds for cancer research at The Princess Margaret Hospital.

Redwood Women’s Shelter, Toronto
Helps women and children live free from domestic violence. 

Rethink Breast Cancer Canada, Toronto
Devoted to research and raising awareness of the fight against breast cancer.

Rouge Valley Health System Foundation, Toronto
Raises funds to purchase medical equipment for the Rouge Valley Health System.

Sheena’s Place, Toronto
Supports people with eating disorders.

Stevenson Memorial Hospital Foundation, New Tecumseth, ON
Raises funds for Stevenson Memorial Hospital.  

Sunnybrook Foundation, Toronto
Raises funds for research, education and equipment at Sunnybrook Hospital. <

Think First Foundation of Canada, Toronto
Committed to preventing brain and spinal cord injury through educating children and youth about healthy behaviour.

Those Girls - “Get Your Heart On", Toronto
Spreads awareness of heart disease and stroke and raises funds for The Heart and Stroke Foundation.

Tori's Buddies Research Fund, Ajax, ON
Helps fight Spinal Muscular Atrophy. 

Toronto Nurses, Toronto
Supporting nurses that were involved in treating SARS patients.

University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Centre, Houston, TX
Works in cancer treatment, clinical trials, education programs and cancer prevention.

University of Toronto – Faculty of Dentistry – “Awards of Distinction Gala,” Toronto
Raising funds for oral health research.

Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation, Vernon, BC
Raises funds to meet healthcare needs and match advancing medical technology.

William Osler Health Centre, Etobicoke (Toronto)
Raises funds to expand clinical programs and enhance patient care.

Windsor Regional Hospital, Windsor, ON
Raising funds for the Windsor-Essex Cardiac Wellness Centre.

York Central Hospital Foundation, Richmond Hill, ON
Raises funds for equipment and facilities to meet the health care needs of growing communities.

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SPORTS

Maccabi Canada, Toronto
Promotes Jewish identity and traditions through athletic, cultural, social and educational activities for both youth and adults; advocates for a bond with Israel.

The National Ballet School, Toronto
A centre for developing talented young dancers.

Sharpshooters Youth Hockey Team, Toronto
Raises funds for team.

Sport By Ability Niagara (SBAN), St. Catharines, ON
Celebrating disabled children, youth and adults.

Sharpshooters Youth Hockey Team, Toronto
Silent auction raising funds for team.

Sport By Ability Niagara (SBAN) - Annual Awards and Banquet Night, St. Catharines, ON
Celebrating disabled children, youth and adults.

Toronto Services Soccer League, Toronto
Supports soccer leagues in Toronto. 

Variety Village -- Sunshine Swim Team, Toronto
Offers sport training and fitness programs to children and adults of all abilities to develop independence, self-worth, confidence and well being.

Wayne Gretzky Foundation, Toronto
Providing underprivileged youth with the opportunity to experience hockey, both as an amateur sport and as spectators at NHL games.

World Congress of Amateur Athletes, Toronto
Provides internationally recognized competition arenas for amateur athletes of every nation.

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INDIVIDUALS

Anthony Purcell, "Nova Scotian in Motion," NS
A young man who did a trek in his wheelchair across Canada to promote awareness of wheelchair sports.

Chris Blackman, Toronto
Biked across Canada as a part of the Sears National Kids Cancer Ride, in support of the Coast to Coast Against Cancer Foundation.

Fernando and Joe Curcione, Toronto
Provided hockey tickets to father and son, who were reunited after 25 years, to enable them to attend Toronto Maple Leafs game.

Finola Hackett, Edmonton, AB 
National Spelling Bee Champ, 2005.

Kendra and Mikayla Ryan,
Supported two Quebec teenage sisters who travelled to Ecuador with a Free the Children Me to We humanitarian trip.

Malcolm Malley, Canada and Holland
Led initiative to give clothing to families in Holland in celebration of the 60th anniversary of Canadian liberation of Holland in 1945 from Nazi occupation.

Marina Ghabbour, Toronto
Youth activist volunteering with Free the Children in Ecuador.

Miguel Gomez-Arbocco, Toronto
Raised funds for earthquake relief efforts in Peru through Unidos Por Peru.

Paige Pedlar – “Cuddle the Orphans,” Belleville, ON
Young activist working to combat HIV/AIDS in Third World countries.

Susan Miller Memorial Fundraiser
Supports the children of Susan Miller following her passing at a young age from cancer.

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