Our Giving

Philanthropy originates from Greek words meaning “Friend to Human beings”. It also forms part of the complex constellation of values of the Greek term “Philotimo” which is difficult to define, but very meaningful in Greek culture to describe a way of life.

“Since my early childhood, I understood the significance of Philanthropy and the virtue of Philotimo through the actions of my beloved parents. They instilled in me a sense of duty and the joy to help others in need. I believe it is an obligation to show kindness whether someone is hungry, requires physical assistance or is in need of mental health support. Without good health, nothing else in life matters! Giving back to causes for the greater good of humankind is not only meaningful, but it gives me a sense of worth and purpose in life! Now more than ever, sharing kindness and goodwill is a priority for the remaining years of my existence on this earth!” – Mina, Canaropa Shareholder

Canaropa is strongly committed to giving back to the communities in which we operate. Over the years we have supported many initiatives focused on the health and well-being of our fellow citizens. Our planned giving program includes the following organizations.

Best Buddies

Best Buddies Canada was established in 1993 by Daniel Greenglass and Penny Shore and was incorporated as a registered Canadian charity in 1995. Our school programs help to create lasting friendships between people with and without an intellectual or developmental disability (IDD).


The University of Montreal Hospital Center is an innovative hospital serving patients. It offers the best care, specialized and subspecialized, to patients and to the entire population of Quebec. Thanks to its unique expertise and innovations, it improves the health of the adult and aging population. University hospital affiliated with the University of Montreal, the CHUM has a vocation of care, research, teaching, health promotion as well as evaluation of technologies and modes of intervention in health.

Hellenic Heritage Foundation

The Hellenic Heritage Foundation (HHF) is a national charitable, non-profit organization established in Toronto. It was founded in 1996 by a group of professional business people of Hellenic descent, with a mission to preserve, promote and advance Hellenic education, culture and heritage in Canada.

Jewish General Hospital

Since 1934, the Jewish General Hospital (JGH) has been providing cutting‑edge treatment and compassionate care to patients from diverse religious and cultural backgrounds in Montreal, throughout Quebec and beyond. As one of the province’s largest and busiest acute-care hospitals, this 637‑bed McGill University teaching hospital admits more than 23,000 patients a year, while handling at least 300,000 outpatient visits, 67,000 emergency visits and more than 4,000 births on an annual basis.

Montreal Children’s Hospital

The Montreal Children’s Hospital provides the highest quality healthcare to infants, children and teenagers. Each year tens of thousands of children and families from across Quebec and beyond seek care from our health professionals. We serve our patients in both French and English, and interpreter services in more than 40 languages are provided by a dedicated team of medical interpreters and a number of hospital staff.

Montreal Museum of Fine Arts

The Museum’s original temporary exhibitions combine various artistic disciplines—fine arts, music, film, fashion and design—and are exported around the world, while its rich encyclopedic collection, spread across five pavilions, comprises international art, world cultures, contemporary works, decorative arts and design, and Quebec and Canadian art.


The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) is a health-care community dedicated to improving the health of children. Our mission is to provide the best in family-centred, compassionate care, to lead in scientific and clinical advancement, and to prepare the next generation of leaders in child health.

Yorkville Jewish Centre

Since being founded in September 2016, The Yorkville Jewish Centre’s mission is to be the centre for all things Jewish for the current residents of Yorkville and the thousands more expected to move into the neighbourhood over the next few years. This is primarily achieved through Shabbat and Holiday services, Shabbat dinners, prayer services, weekly classes, social events, women’s groups, and much more.