About Canada Basketball Foundation

Canada Basketball views sport as a powerful tool that can unify Canadians, coast-to-coast-to-coast.    

In reflection of Canada Basketball’s UNIFIED 2024 commitments, the Canada Basketball Foundation prioritizes the support of not-for-profit and non-profit programs and initiatives that help keep Canadian sports spaces safe and welcoming for participants of all roots, ethnicities, religions, identities, and abilities.     

The Canada Basketball Foundation supports groups whose priorities include developing inclusive and equitable opportunities for youth through sport, with a focus on increasing access for underserved, under-represented or historically racialized communities such as, but not limited to:

- Indigenous youth (i.e., First Nations, Métis and/or Inuit)
- Newcomers and Refugee identified youth
- Black youth
- Francophone youth
- Girl-Identified youth (in the case of gender-specific programming)
- 2SLGBTQQIA+ identified youth
- Youth who identify as having a disability (visible and/or invisible)  
- Youth living in rural, remote and/or Northern communities
- Youth in low-income situations or from low-income families  
- Other racialized youth groups

In addition to aligning with Canada Basketball's UNIFIED 2024 commitments, programs and initiatives applying for support from the Canada Basketball Foundation must align with at least one (1) of the following three (3) Canada Basketball Foundation development pathways:  

- Coaching and Officiating  Development
- Youth Sport Leadership Development
- Youth Basketball Skill Development

Vision Statement

Canada Basketball Foundation™ (CBF) works to unify Canada as a basketball nation by supporting safe, equitable, and inclusive basketball programming designed to remove access barriers.

Mission Statement

Through grants and program delivery, Canada Basketball Foundation supports organizations whose values align with Canada Basketball’s UNIFIED 2024 commitments to foster safe, diverse, equitable and inclusive basketball opportunities for youth across Canada

Sheron Lau (Chair)

Senior Invest Advisor,
Research Capital

Sumit Arora

Vice President, Strategy, Analytics and Esports,

Michael Bartlett

CEO and President,
Canada Basketball

Kevin MacDonald

Partner, Clark Wilson LLP

Pat Sherlock

President EMEA, Canada Goose

Megan Pinske

Vice President of Community Impact, The Vancouver Basketball Foundation

Contact Us

For any additional information on the Canada Basketball Foundation or the UNIFIED Assist Program, please contact:

The Canada Basketball Foundation

For specific inquiries in regards to partnerships, donations and fundraising opportunities, please contact:

Cailey Theos - Specialist, Partnerships and Community Impact

The Canada Basketball Foundation is a registered foundation with the Canada Revenue Agency and will provide charitable tax receipts for your financial support.

Charity Numbers:
Canada Basketball - 106775299 RR0001
Canada Basketball Foundation – 892546540 RR0001

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Canada Basketball acknowledges that we are on the traditional territory of many nations including the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation, the Six Nations of the Grand River, the Haudenosaunee, the Huron-Wendat and the Anishinaabe people.

Canada Basketball Head Office

1 Westside Drive, Suite 11
Etobicoke, ON
M9C 1B2

T 416-614-8037
F 416-614-9570
Email: info@basketball.ca