We are Building a
Providing young Canadians the opportunity to be
extraordinary through sport, music and food.
Canada’s Great Kitchen Party is built on a solid foundation of bringing people together in celebration and elevation of Canadian culture. We have 15 years of growth and success and have given $15 million to support Canada’s elite amateur athletes and now close to $2 million to support three new charities, each associated with one of the three pillars of the project.
Watch these videos to understand our partnership with the three chosen Canadian charities:
Canada's health begins in the kitchen. We are proud to share our 2019 impact!
We elevate and celebrate Canada’s
- Over 100 of Canada’s best chefs are seen in front of the city’s business community annually and given the opportunity to challenge themselves in the competition
- The Next Generation is mentored - With our longevity comes unique opportunities for mentorship. For instance Charles Part, the Ottawa gold winner in 2008, mentored Chef Yannick LaSalle, the 2019 national winner!
- Culinary Excellence is modeled - culinary students from local colleges are given an opportunity to learn from the best chefs in the country.
We elevate and celebrate Canada's
wine, beer and spirit industry
- As the largest exposition of Canadian wines, over 200 wineries and local breweries and spirit companies are seen in front of the city’s business community annually
We ensure Canadian
communities are stronger
We are helping to build vibrant communities through the power of food. When Canadians can come together, particularly youth, to grow, cook, share and advocate for good food our communities are stronger and healthier.
Our food beneficiary:
Community Food Centres Canada
Community Food Centres Canada
An estimated 3.9 million Canadians are food insecure, unable to access a regular supply of healthy food.
At Community Food Centres Canada (CFC), good food is seen as a transformative force in low-income communities, so vibrant, financially stable Community Food Centres are built. These centres offer high-impact food programs in welcoming community spaces that bring people together to grow, cook, and share for good food.
77% of participants say that because of CFC they have made healthy changes to their diet.
95% of participants feel they belong to a community at their CFC and the reduced isolation has an impact on community members mental health.
Funds from Canada’s Great Kitchen Party 2019 have gone to support two Community Food Centres annual operating budget:
- Regent Park Community Food Centre in Toronto, and
- Dartmouth North Community Food Centre in Dartmouth
Research shows that kids who learn food skills and knowledge early in life are more likely to develop healthy eating habits as adults.
Kitchen Mentor program:
The following Community Food Centres or Good Food Organizations have received funding from Canada's Great Kitchen Party to run a child or youth program with a mentorship element with a chef.
- Vancouver - Growing Chefs (GFO)
- Vancouver - Frog Hollow Neighbourhood House (GFO)
- Kamloops - Mount Paul Community Food Centre
- Kelowna - Boys and Girls Club (GFO)
- Calgary - The Alex Community Food Centre
- Edmonton - Food For Good (GFO)
- Winnipeg - NorWest Co-op Community Food Centre
- Saskatoon - Saskatoon Food Bank and Learning Centre (GFO)
- Ottawa - Parkdale Food Centre (GFO)
- Toronto - Harmony Hall Community Food Centre
- Toronto - Scadding Court (GFO)
- Dartmouth - Dartmouth North Community Food Centre
- Eel Ground - Natoaganeg Community Food Centre/li>
- St. John’s - School Lunch Association (GFO)
Shining the spotlight on the amazing talent and resilience of athletes from amateur, para and pro sports. At every event there are 8-40 elite Canadian athletes to meet and have conversations with and on every trip, guests are treated to some amazing storytelling of the athlete's career.
We ensure athletes
On and off the field or slopes, sport teaches long-lasting life and leadership skills like decision making, resilience and teamwork. Kitchen Party funding helps to propel athletes as they train and develop in their pursuit of the international podium and become the leaders of tomorrow.
Our sport beneficiary:
We believe that sport & active lifestyles are essential to building a healthy and dynamic Canadian society.
Through the generosity of the private sector we support select amateur athletes and their National Sport Organisations in the relentless pursuit of excellence.
We focus on the athlete
We do this using an individualized approach in order that each athlete has the opportunity to reach their full potential. Athletes participate in the routine reviews with those that shape their programs and ultimately their careers which we believe results in greater ownership of one’s actions.
Current focus and impact:
Women's Beach Volleyball:
Los Angeles is where many of the world’s best teams train and being there brings with it the personal responsibility to cover most of one’s coaching and support team costs. With B2ten, Sarah and Melissa are able to build their optimal performance plan both within the daily training environment and when competing around the world. In 2019, Sarah and Melissa had their best season ever which culminated in a Gold medal at the World Championships in the most exciting way possible. With a target now on their backs, increased focus will be placed on mental performance training as they prepare for Tokyo 2020.
Since starting to work with B2ten, our preparation, confidence and performance have increased exponentially. We just wouldn’t be where we are today without them.Sarah Pavan and Melissa Humana-Paredes, Beach Volleyball World Champions
Snowboard Canada - Maxence Parrot:
Through a long-term collaboration with Snowboard Canada, B2ten is able to provide impactful expertise and resources to elevate the quality of training environment for all athletes in the program. Beyond team-based initiatives, B2ten provides individualize support within the team to athletes such as Maxence Parrot. Maxence was diagnosed with Hodgkin's Lymphoma in 2018 and underwent chemotherapy. B2ten was there for him, providing professionals in the area of nutrition and mental preparation. In the summer of 2019 he was diagnosed as "cancer-free". Like a Hollywood movie, Maxence has had a stellar 2019/20 season, winning XGames Norway, XGames Aspen and Gold at Snowboard World Cup in Beijing.
Having the support of B2ten that allowed for JF Ménard, my mental performance coach, to be present in Norway was a key element to my successful return to competition.Maxence Parrot, Snowboard Slopestyle, Olympic Silver Medalist
B2ten's involvement has been a game-changer for Ellie Black and Gymnastics Canada this year at the Atlantic Sport Centre. As part of Ellie's integrated support team, this has allowed us to take her physical preparation to the next level. B2ten also gave the opportunity for me to support the entire team at World Championships, as they qualified and prepared for Tokyo 2020.Martha Purdy, Physiotherapist & Osteopath for Gymnastics Canada
Athletics is a sport where athletes train all over the world. Our approach has always been to individualize our athletes support as much as possible and within our means. This is why having the support of B2ten and their expertise has been extremely valuable in making sure many of our best athletes have everything they need to meet their full potential. The relationship between Athletics Canada and B2ten started before London 2012 and we are pleased to see our partnership grow ever since.David Bedford, CEO of Athletics Canada
The purpose of iShare events is to positively impact professional service providers and the systems that underpin Canadian athletes’ success.
Women’s Health and Performance: This year’s event focused on the dirty little subject of Relative Energy Deficiency in Sport (RED-S). B2ten brought leading world experts on women's health and performance together with 20 professionals from Canada's daily training environment to address key issues regarding sports culture, looking at subjects such as toxic coach/athlete relationships, unhealthy coaching and nutrition practices. Stemming from this gathering, an article was published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, with a view to changing sport training environments for young girls and women.
With the extra support received from Canada’s Great Kitchen Party, B2ten will see its largest ever cohort of athletes and teams competing at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics.
We celebrate Canadian
music and create
by featuring Canadian musicians at events and on trips.
We ensure youth have
access to music
Music transcends barriers and helps to develop positive self-esteem, team-work and leadership. However, more and more schools are no longer able to support the cost of music programs. Kitchen Party funding is bringing the magic of music back to Canadian youth.
Our music beneficiary:
MusiCounts is Canada’s music education charity and we believe adding music adds possibilities.
We see all too often that the children and youth who could most benefit from the transformational power of music are the ones that are least likely to have access to it.
MusiCounts’ partnership with Kitchen Party reinforces our shared belief that through music, children and youth can be set on a positive path, and have an opportunity to be extraordinary.
With KP's support MusiCounts has supported 41 schools with musical instruments in 2 years. Each year it is estimated that 170 kids use these new instruments at each of the 41 schools or 7000 kids per year. These instruments will likely stay in circulation at the schools for at least 10 years, meaning approximately 70,000 youth will have access to the benefits of music education.
"Words cannot express how overjoyed and grateful we are for your support knowing what a vital and important role music plays in the lives of our diverse student community. Receiving this grant will greatly help provide the necessary musical equipment needed for a healthy and sustainable music program".Joey Turco, Music Teacher, Vancouver
MusiCounts supplies and repairs everything from rock and jazz band instruments, string instruments, ukuleles & guitars to recording equipment and hip hop production gear.
With the support of the KP Community the following schools will be receiving grants of up to $15,000 in musical instruments and equipment in 2020:
1. Lynnmour Elementary School (Vancouver)
2. Lakeview Elementary School (Burnaby)
3. Rutland Senior Secondary School (Kelowna)
4. Belmont School (Edmonton)
5. Mayfield Elementary School (Edmonton)
6. O. S. Geiger School (Calgary)
7. Banting and Best School (Calgary)
8. St. Michael Community School (Saskatoon)
9. Lake Vista Elementary School (Martensville)
10. Cecil Rhodes School (Winnipeg)
11. R. B. Russell Vocational High School (Winnipeg)
12. Anson S Taylor Jr. Public School (Toronto)
13. St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic School (Scarborough)
14. CR Marchant Middle School (York)
15. Urban Aboriginal Alternate High School Program (Ottawa)
16. Richard Pfaff Secondary Alternate Program (Ottawa)
17. Sailsbury Elementary School (Sailsbury)
18. Holland Road Elementary School (Halifax)
19. École Burton Ettinger Elementary (Halifax)
Newfoundland and Labrador
20. St. Teresa's Elementary (St John’s)