Supporting the Community

Committed to the cities in which we serve, Sifton has a long history of community involvement. Sifton supports projects that preserve as well as enhance the environment, while enriching the lives of people living in those communities.

Giving back to our communities is such an important part of who we are that Doris and Mowbray Sifton founded The Sifton Family Foundation in 1989. For over thirty years, the foundation has been a vehicle through which Sifton supports our communities and provides grants in the categories of families, youth and children, seniors and persons with disabilities. The foundation also matches donations made by our employees to various charities and causes important to them.

We are proud to have donated over $5,000,000 to more than 500 charities. Here are just a few examples of the work we’ve done in our communities.


Click here for further information regarding Sifton Family Foundation grant opportunities and application guidelines.

  • Gifted the Sifton Botanical Bog – deemed a significant biological preserve – to the Upper Thames River Conservation Authority and the people of London, in the early 1960s
  • Preserved and protected Kains Woods, an environmentally sensitive area in conjunction with the City of London and implemented a corporate philosophy of planting more trees than removed and donating more park space than provincially-required
  • Sifton employees, with matching funds from the Sifton Family Foundation, have raised over $1,000,000 for the United Way.
  • In celebration of our 95th Anniversary, Sifton employees collectively donated over 2,300 volunteer hours to our local communities, and donated 100 units of blood to Canadian Blood Services.
  • Donated $25,000 to fund construction of a labyrinth at the London Home Builders Association (LHBA) Cancer Survivor’s Garden. The labyrinth is the major focal point of the garden, with its winding paths representing the journey of cancer survival.
  • Supported the London Public Library with funding for the Stoney Creek branch
  • Supported local health care with numerous donations to London hospitals
  • Provided funding for the elevator at St. Joseph’s Resident Hospice
  • Supported the Alzheimer’s Society of London and Middlesex with a kitchen for their Outreach Program