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Why Partner with Cystic Fibrosis Canada

Cystic Fibrosis Canada is one of the world’s top three charitable organizations committed to finding a cure for cystic fibrosis. Since 1960, we have invested more than $244 million in life-saving CF research and care — more than any other nongovernmental agency in Canada. Thanks in large part to our efforts, we have promising new therapies, a critical mass of researchers and genetic technologies that are opening the door to targeted treatments.

CF Canada relies on the incredible generosity and support of our corporate partners to help make a vital difference in the lives of those living with CF. By partnering with us, your company will align itself with an organization that is national in scope and local in impact. We pride ourselves on our remarkable long standing relationships with our corporate partners. We understand the importance of developing a customized program that is best suited for your company while ensuring it meets your business objectives.

For more information about Partnership Opportunities, please contact Kate White at 

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Guided by a strict Code of Ethical Practices, IMC work with governments, insurance companies, healthcare professionals and stakeholders to advance the field and enhance the wellbeing of Canadians. We are committed to being valued partners in Canada’s healthcare system.

IMC aim to achieve these goals by forming effective alliances, supporting policies, improving Canada’s regulatory environment, widening access to innovative medicines and ensuring the effective protection of intellectual property.
We believe in ensuring that Canadians have access to the innovative treatments they need and that our activities are a fundamental part of safeguarding our healthcare system for future generations.

Founded in Hamilton, Ontario in 1995, CARSTAR Automotive Canada Inc. has grown from eight to over 270 locations throughout 10 provinces and one territory. CARSTAR repairs approximately 150,000 vehicles per year, with exceptionally high customer experience ratings.  In 2015 CARSTAR was recognized as one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies for the fourth year in a row.   CARSTAR Canada was acquired by Driven Brands in December 2015, one of the largest automotive franchise organizations in North America.

Twenty years ago, CARSTAR became a proud supporter of Cystic Fibrosis Canada after learning that a franchise partner’s granddaughter had been diagnosed with cystic fibrosis. With over 270 locations across Canada, CARSTAR is the national leader of auto collision and auto glass services. Since 1997, Cystic Fibrosis Canada has been their charity of choice. Through various fundraising events including golf tournaments sports marketing promotions and their annual Soaps it Up National Car Wash. CARSTAR and its franchise partners reached the $3 million milestone in donations to Cystic Fibrosis Canada in 2016.   Every year CARSTAR strives to increase the money it raises to invest in Cystic Fibrosis Canada’s life-saving research and advocacy programs. In 2017 CARSTAR and Cystic Fibrosis Canada celebrate our 20 year partnership.

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Viatris is a unique global healthcare offering, empowering people worldwide to live healthier at every stage of life, by expanding their access to a broad range of trusted, quality medications, regardless of geography or circumstance.  That is why we are proud supporters of Cystic Fibrosis Canada and the work they are doing to support CF patients across the country. We partner with them in many ways, such as supporting events where advances in research can be discussed, supporting the Walk to Make CF History, and the Canadian CF Registry.

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In 2021, thyssenkrupp officially made the transition TK Elevator Canada (TKE). As part of a global company their innovative, efficient and reliable vertical transportation systems have been moving people in Canada for nearly half a century. With 24 branches and over 1800 employees across Canada they are committed to providing premium products. Over its 45 year history, TKE Canada has supplied thousands of elevators into the marketplace.  In 2017 Cystic Fibrosis Canada welcomed the company as a new fundraising partner. All branches across the country are engaged in fundraising activities throughout the year. Over the years they have raised hundreds of thousands of dollars in support of Cystic Fibrosis Canada.

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Vertex is a global biotechnology company that aims to discover, develop and commercialize innovative medicines so people with serious diseases such as cystic fibrosis can lead better lives. In addition to our clinical development programs focused on cystic fibrosis, Vertex has more than a dozen ongoing research programs aimed at other serious and life-threatening diseases. We are delighted to welcome Vertex as a premium sponsor for the “Walk to Make Cystic Fibrosis History”.

Cystic Fibrosis Canada is proud to be one of 16 national health charities that form Healthpartners. This unique partnership successfully mobilizes workplace giving directed at improving the health of all Canadians. 

Advocis, The Financial Advisors Association of Canada, is the largest voluntary professional membership association of financial advisors in Canada, representing more than 13,000 members and 40 Chapters across the country.  Advocis has been a committed partner since 1985 when they joined forces with Cystic Fibrosis Canada’s Halifax chapter. Since that time, their support has expanded across the country, and their members have now raised more than $5 million dollars for cystic fibrosis research, advocacy and clinical care. Advocis is the oldest and largest voluntary professional membership association of financial advisors and planners in Canada with more than 40 chapters, and 11,000 members. Each year, Advocis chapters host golf tournaments, poor boys lunches, and participate in local events to raise money for Cystic Fibrosis Canada.

Brothers, Mario and Luca Lavorato, were both diagnosed with cystic fibrosis at birth. After studying and practicing their grueling professions as an architect and engineer, and after many late nights neglecting their health, they decided to take matters into their own hands by becoming entrepreneurs. Mario and Luca applied their love of architecture and engineering, and used their skillsets, to create and develop jewelry. NOGU was founded in 2012 in Toronto, Canada and now has a global presence. In 2018, NOGU partnered with Cystic Fibrosis Canada, by creating the Kite Collection, where 50 percent of gross sales will be donated to Cystic Fibrosis Canada. The Kite Collection consists of crystal charm bracelets in multiple colours and variations, each with the Cystic Fibrosis Canada kite logo as the charm. 

Horizon Pharma plc is focused on researching, developing and commercializing innovative medicines that address unmet treatment needs for rare and rheumatic diseases.  By fostering a growing pipeline of medicines in development and exploring all potential uses for currently marketed medicines, we strive to make a powerful difference for patients, their caregivers and physicians. For us, it’s personal: by living up to our own potential, we are helping others live up to theirs. Horizon Pharma has been supporting Cystic Fibrosis Canada through a number of initiatives and events including: North American Cystic Fibrosis Conference, Broken Arrow Conference, Decant Gala and the upcoming Public and Private Insurance Forum.

Merck, a leading global biopharmaceutical company, has been inventing for life, bringing forward medicines and vaccines for many of the world’s most challenging diseases. Through its prescription medicines, vaccines, biologic therapies and animal health products, they work with stakeholders, patient associations and healthcare organizations and operate in more than 140 countries to deliver innovative health solutions. They also demonstrate their commitment to increasing access to health care through far-reaching policies, programs and partnerships.  Merck Canada has been supporting Cystic Fibrosis Canada for the past couple of years through sponsorship of the following programs and events:  2016 Registry Report, 2017 Cystic Fibrosis Canada Broken Arrow Conference, 2018 Patient Education and 2019 Private and Public Insurance Forum. 

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The Edmonton Oilers Community Foundation (EOCF) is a proud supporter of Oil Country and has been contributing to our community's success since 2001. With a focus on programs aimed at those most vulnerable in our community, especially in Edmonton's downtown, and youth hockey programming with a goal to increase participation of under-represented groups in our community, the Oilers Foundation is deeply committed to its goal of helping to enrich lives and eradicate social issues while finding long-term solutions to build strong, vibrant and safe communities. Since its inception in 2001, the EOCF has contributed over $43 million to more than 2,900 charities, community groups and minor hockey programs throughout Northern Alberta.

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Through its programs or other initiatives, the Air Canada Foundation provides financial or fundraising support to Canadian-registered charities focused on improving children's health and well-being. Through our main pillars, we help children reach new heights.

The Air Canada Foundation also partners with Canadian NGOs in times of disasters both locally and internationally and supports major health-related causes. The Foundation also offers continued support to major health-related causes that benefit Canadians and is an active participant in international humanitarian relief activity as the need arises.