Community Impact

Strengthening Our Community

Since 2005, the Mayor’s Gala has been strengthening our community by supporting our local hospital and other important charities. The total amount raised to date is $2,865,032.

Together, with our sponsors and volunteers, we are making a real difference.


Funding Recipients:

  • Ajax Pickering Hospital
  • Alzheimer’s Society of Durham
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of South West Durham
  • Boys & Girls Club of Durham
  • Canadian Blood Services
  • Canadian Red Cross – Typhoon Haiyan Relief Fund
  • Carea Community Health Centre
  • Charles H. Best – Juvenile Diabetes
  • Children’s Wish
  • CNIB
  • Community Care Durham
  • Community Living Association
  • Durham Hospice
  • Durham Mental Health Services
  • Durham Region 2019 Ontario Parasport Games
  • Durham West Arts Centre Foundation
  • Epilepsy Durham
  • Footprints 4 Autism
  • Grandview Kids
  • Hearth Place
  • Jennifer Ashleigh Children’s Charity
  • Joanne’s House
  • Kinark Foundation for Children
  • Luke’s Place
  • Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Science – Dementia Program
  • Ontario Special Olympics
  • Pickering Rotary Music Festival
  • PineRidge Arts Council
  • Scientists in School
  • St. Paul’s on the Hill Food Bank
  • St. Vincent’s Kitchen
  • Their Opportunity
  • VON Durham Hospice
  • WindReach Farm
  • Woman’s Multicultural Resource Centre of Durham
  • Wounded Warriors Canada
  • Youth Group of Pickering
  • Young Singers
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