As part of eBay for Charity, net proceeds raised from Donovan Bailey’s Pass the Baton Canada’s auction and merchandise will directly benefit national youth charities, specifically the Boys and Girls Club of Canada, Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Canada, as well as the Donovan Bailey Sports Excellence Award held at the Oakville Community Foundation.
Community-based services. Positive relationships. Life-changing programs. As Canada’s largest child- and youth-serving charitable organization, BGC Canada provides vital programs and services to over 200,000 young people in 775 communities across Canada. During critical out-of-school hours, BGC Clubs help young people discover who they are, what they can do, and how they can get there. Their trained staff and volunteers give young people the tools to realize positive outcomes in self-expression, academics, healthy living, physical activity, mental health, leadership, and more. Since 1900, BGCs have opened their doors to children, youth, and families in small and large cities, and rural and Indigenous communities. If a young person needs it, BGC Canada provides it. Learn more at bgccan.com.
Established 106 years ago, the mission of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada is to enable life-changing mentoring relationships to ignite the power and potential of young people. Big Brothers Big Sisters provides one-on-one and group mentoring services for more than 40,000 children and youth in 1,100 communities across Canada. Many young people face adversities in their lives, resulting in toxic stress that can negatively impact their development. With the support of a mentor, young people can overcome these adversities and develop the confidence to reach their full potential. Learn more at bigbrothersbigsisters.ca.
The Bailey Foundation, a not-for-profit organization, enjoys more than a 20 year relationship with the Oakville Community Foundation. In celebration of the 25th anniversary of his gold medal accomplishments in Atlanta, the Donovan Bailey Sports Excellence Scholarship has been created to recognize a high-performance athlete who upholds the values of good sportsmanship and fair play. Learn more at donovanbailey.com/foundation.
The Oakville Community Foundation is a registered charity focused on Building Community Through Philanthropy. The Foundation acts as a vehicle for community members to fulfill their charitable passions and has granted $50.6 million to charitable organizations since its inception. The Foundation also supports investments of more than $110 million in assets. The Oakville Community Foundation welcomes families, businesses and residents into their community and gives everyone the opportunity to be a philanthropist. The Foundation is one of the largest members of a national network of more than 190 Canadian community foundations. Learn more at theocf.org.