Our History

The Harold E. Ballard Foundation was founded in 1993 and seeks to improve society and the lives of Canadians. It is philanthropy based on the wishes of Harold Ballard, as stated in his will. Those wishes were that primary benefactors would be:
  • the Wellesley Hospital (St. Michael's Hospital),
  • the Salvation Army,
  • the Bloorview MacMillan Hospital and
  • organizations that treat and care for cancer patients.

During his lifetime, Mr. Ballard contributed generously to the Wellesley Hospital, the Ontario Cancer Society and was a member of the Board of Directors of the Ontario Crippled Children Centre.

Recently, major contributions were provided by The Harold E. Ballard Foundation to the:

Other organizations that the foundation has funded include the Diabetes Hope Foundation, Hospice Niagara, Sherbourne Health Centre, Countryside Camp Conference Centre, Safehaven, Easter Seals Ontario, the Anishinabek Nation Seventh Generation Charity, Covenant House Toronto, Moorelands Community Services, Street Health and the Stop Community Food Centre.

The Harold E. Ballard Foundation is managed by a dedicated Board of Directors who continue to ensure that the wishes of the late Mr. Ballard are honoured.

Learn more about our founder Harold Ballard.