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Toyota in the Community

Together with our network of Toyota and Lexus dealers, we’re Moving as One to support the Canadian communities where we work, live and play. For this reason, we’re investing in like-minded community organizations who share our focus and are making a positive impact on our society.

Our Community Investment Focus Areas

Knowledge-Sharing

Using the world-renowned Toyota Production System, Toyota helps not-for-profit organizations enhance their productivity, maximize available resources and further improve quality and safety.
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STEM Education

The Toyota Canada Foundation funds organizations dedicated to encouraging more young Canadians to pursue an education and career in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math).
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Partnership Spotlights

Helping Canadian blood flow faster

How did we share our world-renowned Toyota Production System knowledge to help Canadian Blood Services achieve significant process improvements at its production and distribution facilities, including additional production time, a 40% reduction in packing time, and a 30% reduction in steps taken by employees every day?

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Helping more new mothers with premature babies

How did we share our world-renowned Toyota Production System knowledge to help Héma-Québec’s Public Mother’s Milk Bank provide 20% more vital breast milk to Québec hospitals with mothers caring for premature babies?

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How are we helping the StopGap Foundation create a barrier-free society where every person can access every space? StopGap’s national School Project focuses on education and dialogue around issues of disability and accessibility.

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How did we make a more accessible and inclusive go-kart?  With a hand-controlled throttle and braking incorporated into the design of the steering wheel, kartSTART designed an accessible kart to allow kids living with physical disabilities to take part in its hands-on drivers’ safety education program for Canadian kids.

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Primary Corporate Partners

StopGap

StopGap Foundation raises awareness about the importance of accessibility and inclusion. StopGap provides brightly coloured ramps to business owners across Canada to help remove the barriers that make buildings inaccessible to many people who use mobility aids.
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Canadian Blood Services

Canadian Blood Services provides lifesaving products and services in transfusion and transplantation for Canadian patients, and to safeguard Canada's systems of life essentials in blood, plasma, stem cells, and organs and tissues.
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Héma-Québec

Héma-Québec's mission is to efficiently meet the needs of the Québec population by providing quality blood and other biological products of human origin.
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Dream Car

The Toyota Dream Car Art Contest aims to foster innovative thinking in youth ages 15 and under providing an opportunity for them to think critically and creatively about what the future could look like by designing imaginative solutions for the future of mobility.
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Primary Foundation Partners

Actua

Actua is Canada’s largest science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) youth outreach network, representing 40 university- and college-based members. Actua focuses on the engagement of underrepresented youth through specialized programs for Indigenous youth, girls and young women, at-risk youth and youth living in Northern and remote communities.
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Let's Talk Science

Let’s Talk Science – a leading partner in Canadian education – is a national charitable organization committed to inspiring and empowering Canadian youth by providing a comprehensive suite of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) based programs to support youth, educators, and volunteers across Canada.
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Other Community Partners

Am I Eligible for Funding?

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Toyota Canada Community Investment Funding

Toyota Canada’s corporate community investment program is focused primarily on supporting organizations working in the area of inclusion through physical accessibility (inclusion, accessibility, human movement, mobility).

 

 

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Toyota Canada Foundation Funding

The Toyota Canada Foundation is focused primarily on supporting organizations working in the area of science, technology and math (STEM) education and outreach.

 

 
In order to be eligible, your organization must also be:
  • A registered Canadian charitable organization
  • National in scope
  • Bilingual (English and French)
Organizations not eligible include: 
  • Religious organizations
  • Political or government organizations
  • Issue advocacy groups
  • Labour organizations
  • Recreational sports teams
  • For-profit organizations
  • Charities primarily supporting efforts outside of Canada
  • Charities that collect and distribute funding to other organizations

Requests for corporate community investment from Toyota Canada or funding from the Toyota Canada Foundation can be submitted by clicking Apply Now.
 
We ask that all requests include:
  • Background about your organization and initiative, including your Charitable Registration Number
  • A clear outline of your organization’s program, project or event
  • Any specific dates relevant to your request

 

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