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at tdg, we care.

That’s why it’s our privilege and our responsibility to give back to the communities where our teams, guests, and families live, work, and play.

our commitment to well-being

Supporting Health Care

We know what it’s like to watch a parent, partner, child, and other loved ones fight for their lives. At The Dufresne Foundation, we focus on supporting health care initiatives in the hope of helping Canadians of all ages win that fight.

Health Sciences Center

The Dufresne family has donated over $1.2M to HSC, including $1M for a new urologic center, $100,000 to their PsychHealth Department, and $20,000 to their Adult Eating Disorder Program.

Medical Centers

Hospitals and Medical Centres

The Dufresne Foundation has donated $163,000 to 9 health centres in Manitoba and Ontario over the last ten years.

Children's Hospital Book Drive

Children’s Hospital Book Drive

For over 27 years, Dufresne’s proud to be a lead sponsor for this fundraising campaign for the Children’s Hospital Foundation of Manitoba. Fingers crossed; we’ll be back accepting book donations soon!

Rescue Service

Shock Trauma Air Rescue Service (STARS)

Since 2019, The Dufresne Foundation has donated $22,000 to help critically ill, and injured patients access life-saving transport and care.

This project goes beyond urology. We believe in the vision for the future of HSC, and the key role this project will play in that plan, freeing up operating room time and resources.

Mark Dufresne CEO

the gift of sleep

As sleep experts, we understand the value sleep has on mental and physical health, especially for children. It improves academic performance, concentration, and immunity and reduces developmental problems. That’s why we believe every child deserves a great night’s sleep!

Dream Big

Dream Big

In 2022, we’ll give away another 360 brand new mattresses to children in need in our communities.

The Northern Project

This year, we’ll donate 30 mattresses to children in The Pas/Opaskwayak Cree Nation.

Hope to dream

Hope to Dream

This year, at least 500 children currently sleeping on the floor, sharing beds, or without adequate measures will have a new mattress thanks to Ashley HomeStore!

house & home

We work with organizations to provide safe, accessible resources for families in our communities because we recognize everyone has the right safe shelter and a warm bed.

House & Home

Habitat for Humanity

Since 2008, with every new Habitat home built in Manitoba, Dufresne donates a brand new, high-efficiency washer and dryer pair. We also donate products to Habitat’s ReStore and participate in team home builds.

Ronald McDonald House

To help families stay together while focusing on their child’s health, The Dufresne Foundation has donated over $27,000 to furnish rooms at Ronald McDonald Houses.

Sleep for Shelters

From crisis centers to homeless shelters to isolation units to refugee housing, The Dufresne Foundation continues to donate beds and other furnishings to help support the most vulnerable in our communities.

Education & Leadership

education & leadership

Kaizen means constant improvement, so it’s no surprise we believe in education for all, regardless of income level. Over the last ten years, The Dufresne Foundation has donated $138,000 to programs for youth and families facing adversity or homelessness through partners such as Big Brothers Big Sisters, Covenant House Toronto, Jessie’s Centre, and Rossbrook House. We also provided nearly $90,000 in education and bursaries to schools in Manitoba and Ontario.

Gonzaga Middle School

The Dufresne Foundation has donated $75,000 to help provide education and a hand-up to students in grades 6-8 from low-income families.

where we live

Driven by a common goal to Make Life Better, our team members work together to demonstrate our caring culture and Make Life Better in our communities.

Sports, Arts & Culture

In celebration of the power sports, arts, and culture have in our community, we’re proud to provide over $65,000 in support for local teams, festivals, and enrichment programs, including Winnipeg’s local Canadian National Museum of Human Rights.

Food banks

The Dufresne Group is a proud supporter of Harvest Manitoba, the Selkirk Foodbank, and many others across Canada.

Community Programs

United Way

Each year, our team members give generously to support local charities through our annual United Way campaign. With a matching donation from The Dufresne Foundation, over the last 4 years, at our Home Office alone, we’ve raised over $200,000!

Holiday Initiatives

Across the organizations, team members give generously to their communities through toy drives, hamper giveaways, gifts for seniors and more!

Community Centres and Public Spaces

Thanks to the initiative and recommendation of local teams, TDG has been able to support community centres, business improvement zones, and libraries across Manitoba and Ontario.