Teamsters Canada Foundation

représentation de la solidarité

Solidarity at Heart!

Teamsters Canada and its affiliates stand together for one common goal: supporting communities! Launched in 2019 by Teamsters Canada President François Laporte, the Teamsters Canada Foundation was created to better structure the Teamsters' charitable action and offer a new way to raise funds and support charitable organizations.

Since 1989, Ontario Teamsters have raised close to $2 million for Variety Village, a charity dedicated to helping young people with disabilities and their families in the greater Toronto area and across Ontario.

Likewise, since 1982, Teamsters Québec has raised close to $2 million for Camp Papillon, another charity for children with disabilities. The camp also allows parents of disabled children to take a break from a busy life.

Local unions, joint councils, conferences and Teamsters Canada have been involved in raising money for good causes for decades. The new foundation cements this longstanding practice.

Joint Council 52 President Craig McInnes presents Variety CEO Karen Stintz a $120,000 cheque.


This is about...

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helping those
in need

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building up
a better country

un chauffeur d’autobus Teamsters de l’entreprise Diversified Transportation qui a conduit les évacués jusqu’en lieu sûr.

Last year, Teamsters members were on the frontlines, providing relief during one of the most devastating and expensive natural disasters in Canadian history. The Fort McMurray wildfires forced almost 90,000 people to flee the Fort McMurray area and destroyed thousands of homes. Pictured: a Teamster bus driver at Diversified Transportation bus driver who shuttled evacuees to safety.


In 2016, we raised close to $150,000 for the Canadian Red Cross during the Fort McMurray wildfires, and another $110,700 to help the community in the aftermath of the disaster. The later sum was used, for example, to buy an ATV for the local fire department.

In 2017, we raised $100,000 for the International Brotherhood of Teamsters’ Disaster Relief Fund. The money was used to help victims who were affected by three back-to-back hurricanes that hit the United States in less than a month.

We are supporting communities as well. Local unions and conferences each year raise hundreds of thousands of dollars for local charities across the country. In 2017, that added up to a whopping $1 million in donations to United Way.



Teamster members can be proud of how we pull together to support the greater good. The new foundation will allow us to further that tradition and do more good than ever before.

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