Community Involvement

Being in business for 15 years – in the community-minded Village of Sparta – we can't help but become dedicated to the community that has supported us over the years. We take great pride in being involved in many projects whether they are economic, charitable or simply community building events. We are passionately committed to giving back to our community.

We participate in a range of community initiatives involving the following organizations:

AIDS Community of London
A community-based, charitable organization providing HIV-related services to people living with and concerned about HIV/AIDS in London and area. They help to improve the quality of life for those living with HIV/AIDS, reduce the number of new infections and increase community awareness of HIV/AIDS.

Alzheimer Society
Alzheimer Society provides support, information and education to people with Alzheimer's disease, families, physicians and health-care providers.

Amherstburg Rotary Club

Animal Aide
Animal Aide's mission is to save the lives of every stray, unwanted, sick or injured cat and dog from the St. Thomas Animal Control. We provide temporary homes in our cat centre, foster homes or kennels as well as complete veterinary care and adoptions into loving homes.

Animal Love Foundation
Helping abandoned animals find new homes.

Aylmer Baptist Church

Aylmer Minor Hockey

Big Brothers/Big Sisters – London & St. Thomas
Their mission is to provide mentors for children who don’t have structured adults in their lives.

Camp Trillium
The Trillium Childhood Cancer Support Centre offers and promotes recreational experiences to bring children with cancer and their families together. The Trillium Centre provides an environment that normalizes relationships and experiences, helping children and their families in the healing process and enhancing their quality of life.

Canadian Cancer Society
The Canadian Cancer Society is a national, community-based organization of volunteers whose mission is the eradication of cancer and the enhancement of the quality of life of people living with cancer.

Canadian Diabetes Association
The Canadian Diabetes Association promotes the health of Canadians through diabetes research, education, service and advocacy.

Caressant Care
Caressant Care Homes are retirement homes that are located primarily in small towns in Ontario.  Many residents are friends, neighbours and even family members of our staff. This small town neighbourliness is evident by the care, respect and helpfulness shown by all Caressant Care staff.

Catfish Creek

Chateau Gardens Aylmer

Child & Family Counselling Centre of Elgin

Children’s Aid Society
Organization that protects children from physical, sexual and emotional abuse and neglect.

Children’s Bridge Foundation
They help make international adoption possible.

Children’s Hospital of Western Ontario
Children's Hospital of Western Ontario provides comprehensive inpatient and outpatient care for children from birth through age 17. You will find information here on Clinical Program and Services at the Hospital, family services, innovations we have made over the years and programs and services in your community.

Children’s Pediatric Critical Care

Community Living – St. Thomas & Elgin
Community Living helps those with intellectual disabilities become an involved and active participant in all aspects of life within the community.

Drake Golf Tournament

Ducks Unlimited
Ducks Unlimited conserves, restores and manages wetlands and associated habitats for North America's waterfowl. These habitats also benefit other wildlife and people.

Elgin Manor Home for the Aged

Elgin Middlesex Chiefs Hockey

Emerson United Way

Emily Morgan Foundation

Faith Baptist Church

Fanshawe College

Fingal School Reunion

Goodlife Kids Foundation
Encourages a healthy and fit lifestyle in kids and youth.

Harvest Festival Sparta

Heart & Stroke Foundation
The Heart and Stroke Foundation, a volunteer-based health charity, leads in eliminating heart disease and stroke and reducing their impact through the advancement of research and its application, the promotion of healthy living and advocacy.

Holy Angels Catholic Church

Hope’s Garden
Hope’s Garden is an Eating Disorders Support and Resource Centre, offering a safe and supportive environment to people who suffer from eating disorders and for their families and friends.

Hospice of London
Hospice of London is a not-for-profit agency that provides comfort and caring support to meet the physical, social, emotional, and spiritual needs of people living with a life threatening illness and their families. Hospice also provides support for people who are recently bereaved.

Immanuel Christian Church

Iron Horse Festival
The 13th Annual Iron Horse Festival is one of St. Thomas’ largest events. More than 20,000 people over the four days come from across the region to enjoy the Festival.

John Muscat Memorial Award - St. Joseph High School
The John Muscat Award is awarded twice a year to a student that the teachers feel has worked hard to reach their full potential. They do not have to be at the top of their class or the best athlete, just a student that puts forth their very best and is very deserving.

Kidney Foundation
They are committed to reducing the burden of kidney disease through research, providing education, promoting access to health care and increasing public awareness.

Knox Presbyterian Church

London & Area Food Bank
The London Food Bank has been helping people since 1986. Last year we helped more than 2,500 families. Of the $2 million worth of food we distributed, more than a third (41%) went to feed children and youth.

London Health Sciences Centre
London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC), one of Canada’s largest acute-care teaching hospitals, is dedicated to excellence in patient care, teaching and research. For more than 130 years, we have provided patient care for the people of London, the region, and beyond. Many national and international medical breakthroughs have been pioneered at LHSC, to the benefit of patients at home and around the world.

London Jr. Knights

London Police Association
The London Police Association represents all police and civilian members of the London Police Service.

Lung Association
The mission of the Canadian Lung Association is to lead nationwide and international lung health initiatives, prevent lung disease, help people manage lung disease and promote lung health. Our Provincial and National offices work together to help the one in five Canadians who have breathing problems.

Mackayla Fight for Sight

An organization that is committed to stopping impaired driving and supporting the victims.

Make-A-Wish Foundation
Grants the wishes of kids with life threatening illnesses to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy.

Master Gardeners
Provides horticultural information to the public.

MS Society
To be a leader in finding a cure for multiple sclerosis and enabling people affected by MS to enhance their quality of life. Their major programs provide hope for the future through the support of MS research into the cause, treatment and cure of the disease and hope for today through our many services that assist people with MS and their families.

Myrtle Street School

OPP Elgin

Osteoporosis Canada
Osteoporosis Canada is the only national organization serving people who have, or are at risk for, osteoporosis. The organization works to educate, empower and support individuals and communities in the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis.

Parkinson’s Society
As the national voice of Canadians living with Parkinson’s disease, our purpose is to ease the burden and find a cure through research, advocacy, education, and support.

Parkside Collegiate Institute

Port Bruce Perch Derby

Port Bruce Rate Payers Association

Port Burwell Ladies Legion Auxiliary

Port Stanley Festival Theatre

Port Stanley Ice Breakers
Adult Synchronized Skating Team from Port Stanley

Port Stanley Lioness & Lions

Port Stanley Minor Hockey

Regional Health Care – St. Thomas & St. Joseph
Helps people to maintain and improve their health and work with them to minimize the effects of injury, disease and disability.

Robarts School for the Deaf

Robert Taylor Memorial Golf

Rotary of London
Rotary is an organization of business and professional leaders united worldwide, who provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and help build goodwill and peace in the world. Globally there are approximately 1.2 million Rotarians around the world (members of more than 29,000 Rotary clubs in 161 countries.)

Royal Canadian Air Cadets
Cadets is a federally-sponsored program for young Canadians ages 12 to 18 who are interested in participating in a variety of challenging and rewarding activities, and learning more about the Canadian Forces.

Salvation Army
The Salvation Army exists to share the love of Jesus Christ, meet human needs and be a transforming influence in the communities of our world.

Second Stage Housing
Offers longer-term housing and support services to women, with or without children, who are leaving abusive relationships.

Serenity House Hospice
They provide physical, emotional, social and spiritual support to those who are caring for or living with a terminal illness.

Sir Winston Churchill School

Sparta Meals on Wheels
A community where more people are able to live independently in their own homes, thanks to a partnership with Meals on Wheels London.

Sparta Public School

Sparta Guides
Girl Guides of Canada-Guides du Canada, the organization of choice for girls and women, makes a positive difference in the life of every girl and woman who experiences Guiding so she can contribute responsibly to her communities.

Sparta Scouts
Scouts Canada, the country’s leading youth organization, offers seven challenging programs for boys, girls and youth age 5-26 in nearly 3,600 individual groups in most cities and towns across Canada.  Over 78,000 young people enjoy Scouts Canada’s programs, which are provided by 24,000 caring and dedicated volunteers.

St. Andrews United Church

St. Anne’s Catholic Church

Station Arts Centre

Steve Campbell Golf Tournament

Straffordville Watermelon Festival

St. John’s Ambulance
Help enable Canadians to improve their health, safety and quality of life by providing training and community service.

St. Mary’s Public School

St. Thomas Christmas Care

St. Thomas & District Horticultural Society

St. Thomas Disc Sports Club

St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital

St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital Auxiliary
The Hospital Auxiliary has over 96 dedicated members who lend their help to the gift shop, tuck shop, coffee bar, spring fair, fall craft show and other activities. The STEGH Auxiliary has donated well over $1.1 million since 1987.

St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital Foundation
To raise funds to assist the Hospital to acquire new equipment and upgrade its physical facilities.

St. Thomas Rotary

St. Thomas Senior Centre

Support a Participant in the Paralympics
The Canadian Paralympic Foundation financially supports the empowerment of people with a disability through sport. The Foundation directs its funding, in large part, to the Canadian Paralympic Committee (CPC).

Tim Horton’s Camp

Tara Houston Foundation
The Tara "Boom" Houston Children's Foundation is a charitable organization, with the heart and the desire to help chronically and terminally ill children and their families in their quest for a brighter, healthier future. The Foundation is named after our daughter Tara (nicknamed "Boom") Houston, age seven, who lost her fight to a terminal brain stem glioma (tumour), a very devastating form of cancer with a very short to nil life expectancy.
Union Fire Station for Central Elgin

Union Sports Club

Union United Church

Uniquely Elgin

United Way
To improve lives and build community by engaging individuals and mobilizing collective action.

Wild Turkey Federation
NWTF supports scientific wildlife management on public, private and corporate lands as well as wild turkey hunting as a traditional North American sport.

World Vision
Sponsorship of children in third world countries

YMCA St. Thomas
We are committed to the personal growth and development of body, mind and spirit and to bringing quality of life through a wide range of community and individual programs.

YWCA London, St. Thomas


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