Creating Opportunity

We believe the world is a better place when people look after each other. That’s why the main focus of our community support is on grassroots organizations that help people in their own backyards.

These groups are driven by passionate volunteers who give generously of their time and energy to create better opportunities for those who may not have the same advantages as others.

We applaud these dedicated volunteers and groups, and are happy to do what we can to support their efforts.

Featured Causes


This small but mighty volunteer tutoring program helps young people meet the requirements of high school they need to ... Read More


Sometimes it’s the little things that can set the stage for success in a child’s life. Gordon Stirrett Wealth ... Read More

Ride For Dad

Prostate cancer is one of the most common cancers among men. For the past four years, we’ve supported the volunteers ... Read More

The Salvation Army

The people who use the programs and services of The Salvation Army are some of the most challenged in our society. Through ... Read More

North End Community Health Centre

Our health – physical, mental, and emotional – is a critical element of our opportunity to enjoy life and to engage in ... Read More

Parker Street Food Bank – Emergency Fund

So much more than a food bank, Parker Street provides a whole range of services to those who are struggling to provide for ... Read More

Halifax Music Co-op / Sistema

Making music can provide a range of benefits, including mental agility, self-confidence, and the joy of working with others. ... Read More

Gordon Stirrett Community Service Award

Ensuring that young people become community focused is an important goal behind the $100,000 we committed to develop the ... Read More

Shakespeare by the Sea

Live theatre against the beautiful backdrop of Point Pleasant Park – it’s a highlight of the summer in Halifax, and one ... Read More

Harmony & Hope

An inspiring night of song celebrates the strength and spirit of those who face cancer for a unique fundraising event. We ... Read More


Mixing aesthetic beauty, athleticism, and thought-provoking performances, LiveArt Dance fills a gap for modern dance in ... Read More

North End Opportunities Fund

The volunteers behind the North End Opportunities Fund believe that all children have the right to opportunities, and that ... Read More

Nourish Nova Scotia

We all want children to have a good education. But sadly, some kids have difficulty learning simply because they don’t ... Read More