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Shooting for the Stars

How a rhythmic gymnastics club and a Canadian dairy co-operative joined forces to create a healthier, more welcoming world for people with intellectual disabilities

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Building capacity for a hunger-free Ontario

Learn how the Gay Lea Foundation’s support of the Ontario Association of Food Banks helped 12 Ontario communities build capacity to safely stock, store & deliver food into the hands of those who need it most.

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Gay Lea Foundation 2018 Grant Announcements

Gay Lea Foods is pleased to announce the ten registered Canadian charities supported by the Gay Lea Foundation in 2018.

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Gay Lea Foundation supports CDF Canada

Gay Lea Foods is pleased to officially announce that our co-operative once again endorsed the work undertaken by the Co-operative Development Foundation of Canada (CDF Canada) in 2017 through a $115,000 donation from the Gay Lea Foundation to CDF’s new Breaking New Ground campaign.

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Foundation supports food security in Ethiopia

Donation of $25,000 helping to improve food security, strengthen farming practices and support economic growth in remote and underserviced Benishangul-Gumuz region.

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Fuelling brighter futures

Gay Lea Foundation partners with Ontario Association of Food Banks to address immediate need in food bank community.

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Being the ‘Recipe for Change’

Directors from the Gay Lea Foundation visited the YWCA Hamilton on March 13th to prepare a meal as part of the Be the Recipe for Change program, an initiative of the YWCA Hamilton’s At the Table social enterprise, which provides healthy meals and training opportunities to women who are homeless and accessing the organization’s Transitional Living Program.

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Supporting community development here & abroad

The Gay Lea Foundation continues its work to support community development projects in Canada and in developing nations. At its March 2016 meeting, the foundation board approved a grant to Scientists in Schools, to pay for half-day workshops in schools in underserved communities. The young scient

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Compassion inside and outside our borders

It was an exciting year for the Gay Lea Foundation as we allocated funds for the first time. With the annual contribution from our co-operative accruing since we began our work in 2012, we were able to make funding commitments totaling $188,380 to five Canadian charitable organizations, whose work s