Why The Rob Stovel Foundation
We choose to create this Foundation to not only honour the legacy of our dear son, brother and uncle but to commit ourselves to do better and to follow in the path he started. At the Foundation we are dedicated to allocating our funds efficiently and to those causes that truly do empower the best in humanity. In addition, to maximize our support we are steadfast in our approach that all administrative funds are covered privately and not by the Foundation therefore truly supporting our charities with every penny we receive.
How You Can Help
- Volunteer with our charities
- Tell people about what we do
Organizations We Care About
Inspired by the values that we and Rob held dear, the foundation provides support and funding to institutions that give opportunity to those who may be facing obstacles in life. The causes that we hold near and dear in our hearts are promoting AIDS support and research, providing financial support for children with terminal illness, and supporting efforts to provide a safe environment to grow up for children who have suffered abuse. The three main charitable organizations that are aligned with our values and that we support today are:
CANFAR - Canadian Foundation for Aids Research
The Canadian Foundation for AIDS Research (CANFAR) is dedicated to funding all aspects of HIV research – from prevention, increased testing, improved treatment for people living with HIV, stigma, to the search for a cure. Through funding innovative research, dynamic partnerships and national awareness programs; CANFAR remains a trailblazer in its mission to end HIV in Canada.
The Tremblant Foundation’s main objective is to help the underprivileged children of the MRC des Laurentides territory to attain a better quality of life and develop their full potential in the areas of sports, education, art and cultural activities.
Boost Child & Youth Advocacy Centre
Boost CYAC is committed to eliminating abuse and violence in the lives of children, youth, and their families. Boost believes that all children and youth have a right to grow up in a safe, healthy, and nurturing environment. We are committed to the prevention of child abuse and violence through education and awareness, and by collaborating with our community partners to provide services to children, youth, and their families.
What is CANFAR
The Canadian Foundation for AIDS Research (CANFAR) was founded in 1987 and exists to end HIV in Canada by funding innovative research, dynamic partnerships and national awareness programs.
There are over 63,000 people in Canada living with HIV and it is estimated that six people in Canada become newly infected with HIV each day. CANFAR looks to change this. Over its 30-year history, CANFAR has invested more than $21 million and awarded more than 400 grants to HIV and AIDS research projects that have led to tremendous breakthroughs in HIV prevention, testing, access to treatment, stigma and the search for a cure.
Why the Rob Stovel Foundation Supports CANFAR
Rob was diagnosed with AIDs in the mid 1980s. From that moment on, he became a strong advocate for AIDs research and destigmatization. Rob was a very active voice in the community and had built a large support network for others that have been diagnosed and needed better access to resources both in treatment and support.
About Tremblant Foundation
What is the Tremblant Foundation
The Tremblant Foundation’s main objective is to help underprivileged children of the MRC des Laurentides territory to attain a better quality of life and develop their full potential in the areas of sports, education, art and cultural activities.
Why the Rob Stovel Foundation Supports the Tremblant Foundation
The members of the Stovel family have been active members in the Laurentides community and have always wanted to provide help. We always support organizations that look to provide a better outcome for children. Our family has truly seen the benefits of being involved in sports, education, and arts and culture can bring to someone’s life. This is why we support the Tremblant Foundation in giving that opportunity to our local communities.
About Boost CYAC
What is Boost CYAC
Boost Child & Youth Advocacy Centre (CYAC) believes that all children and youth have a right to grow up in a safe, healthy and nurturing environment. We are dedicated to the prevention of child abuse and violence through education and awareness, and to collaborating with our community partners to provide services to children, youth and their families.
Each year there are more than 200,000 cases of reported child abuse and neglect in Canada. Child abuse is when a parent or caregiver, whether through action or failing to act, causes injury, death, emotional harm or risk of serious harm to a child. Boost has continued to educate and support thousands of children and families in Ontario since 1981.
Why the Rob Stovel Foundation Supports Boost
No child should ever have to suffer from abuse in any form. Unfortunately, this happens when a traumatic experience does occur and can be made worse in the multiple recountings during the process of reporting, medical, and support process. Boost has changed how those children are helped. The centre has police, nurses, and support staff all on site. Now, the child must only report the experience once and all the processes can start at once. We greatly see the value of this large focus on helping that child. We hope to support Boost and help make this the norm.