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The Work of the CANY Foundation
Helping Not-for-Profits


We are very proud of our charitable work at CANY. Through our Canadian Association of New York Foundation, we’ve donated more than $650,000 to children’s not-for-profits in the Tri-State area. Our charitable events committee helps organize groups of volunteers to clean up local parks and schools, help out at senior citizen centers, as well as serve warm meals at the Bowery Mission and New York hospitals.


The CANY foundation founded and continues to supervise the annual Terry Fox Run for Cancer Research (New York) in Central Park, Manhattan. So far we've raised more than $2.6 million for cancer research since its inception in 1994 -- read here about how our donations are helping the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.


If you’d like to donate to our charitable foundation, The Canadian Association of New York Foundation, please contact: The Foundation is classified as a section 501(c)(3) organization under the Internal Revenue Code.


In 2020, We Are Proudly Supporting:



Ice Hockey LogoIce Hockey in Harlem is a non-profit community-based youth organization that uses hockey to promote academic achievement, responsibility, teamwork and good character. Launched in 1987 for the economically-challenged youth of East Harlem, it has enriched the lives of more than 1,000 inner-city boys and girls, providing inspiration, encouragement, and guidance.






Founded and proudly run by CANY, the annual Terry Fox Run for Cancer Research in Central Park supports cancer research at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York.  The proceeds from the run total more than $2.6 million dollars since it was launched in 1980.


The Terry Fox Run honors this Canadian hero who at age 18, having lost a leg to cancer, launched a run across Canada to raise awareness and funds for cancer research. The annual event takes place in NYC in mid-Oct. Please see the Terry Fox Run website to learn about taking part and see you there! 







CANY is pleased to support Canada's National Ballet School, the finest dance training camp and program in Canada. In recent years, CANY donated $25,000 towards a summer internship exchange: two Canadian NBS students worked with the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre and the Ellison Ballet in NYC, while two New York-based dancers studied with the NBS in Toronto.



The Wheelchair Sports Federation New York Sled Rangers, is a sled hockey program for physically disabled youth ages 5 through 21; one of the very few outlets for physically disabled kids to play competitive sports in New York City. The Sled Rangers change perceptions and ideas about what people with physical disabilities are ABLE to do.


They increase the self-esteem, self-confidence, and independence of their athletes. And today, more than 75 Sled Ranger athletes have experienced the accomplishments, disappointments, and growth of character that comes with being on a team.  It is this experience that made one young athlete look up and say, "Mom, I'm FINALLY on a team!".