Strengthening Communities

Giving Back where we live, work and play

Giving is part of who we are. Walmart Canada is committed to the communities where we operate and where our associates live. We show that commitment by giving back, not just with big donations, but by stepping up to help when there’s a crisis and by supporting the causes and groups that make a difference in Canadians’ lives.

Across national campaigns, regional and local sponsorships, through fundraising, product and in-kind donations, and through our associate programs, we are proud to use our size and scale to help those who need it most.

Through our regeneration strategy, we’re striving to do more — strengthening communities by providing hunger relief and access to safe and healthy food.

In August, we worked directly with government and charitable organizations across Canada, including Food Banks Canada and Polycultural Immigrant and Community Services, to support the flood of Afghan refugees and ease their challenging transition. We offered money, household goods, clothing and other essentials; hosted a shopping event for refugees along with Elite Developments; and invited them to apply for jobs at our stores and distribution centres.

Walmart associate giving toy to refugee family

We have donated a staggering $175 million to Children’s Miracle Network, including $25 million over 25 years to Opération Enfant Soleil in Quebec. In 2020, the network named Walmart Canada its Corporate Partner of the Year.

Young girl with bald head receives chemotherapy in hospital / Une jeune fille à la tête chauve reçoit une chimiothérapie à l'hôpital

$16.7 million

Raised and donated to Children’s Miracle Network in 2021

When disaster strikes, we want to help

When a month’s worth of torrential rain fell in just two days across southern B.C. in the fall of 2021, swamping rivers and farmland and triggering mudslides that blocked every major highway, Walmart Canada was there to help. Besides a $100,000 donation to the Canadian Red Cross, our stores ensured that residents, rescue workers, volunteers and those forced to flee their homes had access to essentials.  
Earlier in 2021, when forest fires ravaged the same area and destroyed most of the town of Lytton, we stepped up, too. Our stores accepted emergency vouchers from evacuees and we shipped in more of the most-needed products. Our stores also donated essential items to first responders and evacuees.

$5.7 million

Raised for the Canadian Red Cross in our best-ever annual campaign, plus a $250,000 donation to its India
COVID-19 Response Appeal

A man wears a Canadian Red Cross vest / Un homme porte un gilet de la Croix-Rouge canadienne

“Walmart Canada has been one of our most steadfast partners, having raised and donated $60 million to our programs and appeals since 2003. The impact of this funding cannot be overstated. We would not have the capacity at our disposal were it not for this partnership.”
– Conrad Sauvé, President & CEO, Canadian Red Cross

Child sitting at table in front of breakfast plate

$4.4 million

Amount raised and donated to Breakfast Club of Canada; a new record

box of fresh produce and grocery goods

$7 million

Raised in our record-setting annual campaign for Food Banks Canada — the equivalent of 13 million meals

Now that you’ve heard about Walmart Canada’s big donations, did you know that we give small ones, too? More than two thousand Canadian charities, non-profits and community groups received community grants in 2021, including Keeping Cats Homed in Summerside, P.E.I.  


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