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Our Mission

We foster the strengths within youth to achieve their full potential and empower them to pursue a life without limits.

What We Do

Tim Hortons® Foundation Camps supports kids from disadvantaged circumstances between the ages of 12 to 16 at the time in their lives when they are determining who they will become as adults. Through a multi‑year, camp‑based program, they learn skills like leadership, resilience, and responsibility, allowing them to believe in their own potential and change their stories for the better.

The program is supported by Tim Hortons® Restaurant Owners and Guests and invests in youth from every community Tim Hortons® serves.

The Need

Research has shown that income is the most important predictor of a healthy life – even more important than lifestyle or genetics1. When people and families can afford the basics, such as food, education, access to quality health care, clothing and stable housing, they are more likely to be healthy.

Often referred to as the social determinants of health, these economic and social conditions affect our chances of achieving good health, and in some cases, life success. Without equal access, our life trajectories can differ dramatically.

For low-income families, the basics of life can be a daily struggle. Low-income youth face added, often devastating vulnerabilities and pressures on academic performance, relationships and physical and emotional health.

1. Mikkonen, J., & Raphael, D. (2010). Social Determinants of Health: The Canadian Facts. Toronto, Canada: York University School of Health Policy and Management.

Our Values

We are tireless in our commitment to youth.

We radiate hope and opportunity.

We strive to be better and inspire others to do the same.

We believe in the power of camp and community.

Our Method

We magnify the power of camp as a catalyst for change.

We amplify growth by integrating with schools and community agencies.

We sustain and deepen impact through repeated experiences.

We measure results to inform and continually improve.

Funding

Funding for our Foundation comes primarily from donations made by Tim Hortons restaurant owners, Tim Hortons Inc., many valued suppliers, individual donors, and public donations collected year-round in coin boxes in each Tim Hortons restaurant.

Camp Day
Our largest single fundraising initiative is Camp Day, a 24-hour period when restaurant owners donate the proceeds of all coffee sales and public donations to the Foundation.

Unsolicited donations
Please be advised that the Tim Hortons® Foundation Camps does NOT solicit donations door-to-door. If you are approached by anyone claiming to be collecting for the Tim Hortons® Foundation Camps, please decline and notify the police.

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Board of directors

Canada

Duncan Fulton (Chair)
Chief Corporate Officer, RBI

Amit Seth (Vice Chair)
Tim Hortons Restaurant Owner, Ontario

Tracy Allard
Tim Hortons Restaurant Owner, Western Canada

Mark Angelini
Tim Hortons Restaurant Owner, Quebec

Caroline Barham
Tim Hortons Restaurant Owner, Western Canada

Julie Breau*
Senior Corporate Counsel, Tim Hortons, THCF Corporate Secretary

David Clanachan
Commissioner & Chairman, Canadian Premier League

Rob Eatough
Superintendent of Education, School Operations

Mike Hancock
Chief Operating Officer, Tim Hortons

Greg Hogarth
Tim Hortons Restaurant Owner, Ontario

Dave Newnham*
THCF President & Executive Director

Hugo Ouellet
Tim Hortons Restaurant Owner, Quebec

Brad Rixmann
Tim Hortons Restaurant Owner, Atlantic Canada

Axel Schwan
Chief Marketing Officer, Tim Hortons

Jim Shaw
Tim Hortons Restaurant Owner, Atlantic Canada

Gynette Smith
Tim Hortons Restaurant Owner, Ontario

Mark Trombley
Tim Hortons Restaurant Owner, Ontario

Michael John Van De Wiel
Tim Hortons Restaurant Owner, Atlantic Canada

*Officers

U.S.

Duncan Fulton (Chair)
Chief Corporate Officer, RBI

Diana Ulsrud
Tim Hortons Restaurant Owner, USA

Financial Statements

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