History

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  • 1997 – See You In Sydney Inaugural Gala created by Founder Jane Roos.
  • 2000 – Daniel Igali winning gold in Sydney and thanks the See You In Sydney Fund.
  • 2003 – Taxi Creates Pro Bono National Awareness Campaign.  The See You In Athens Fund was recognized as one of the most successful athletic fundraising efforts in Canadian history in Marketing Management Canadian 12th Edition.
  • MasterCard’s $500,000 donation becomes the first major corporate donation.
  • Fall 2003 – See You In Canadian Athletes Fund gains charitable status.
  • 244 of the 266 Canadian athletes in Athens are recipients of CAN Fund including 11 of the 12 medalists.
  • December 2003 – Toronto Star: Laurel: Jane Roos: For making Olympic Dreams Come True. She founded the See You in Athens Fund, and raised millions to support our Athletes.
  • See You In Torino Fund wins Live Olympic Award in Torino at the 2006 Games.
  • Rebranding from See You In to CAN Fund. Created by Level 5 Strategy Group and Shikatani Lacroix.
  • 2007 – CAN Fund Patrons of Sport Campaign created. The founding donor is Eugene Melnyk with a donation of $1 million. www.PatronsOfSport.com
  • Talent Supporting Talent: The Talent Supporting Talent initiative was launched October 2009 with the “Celebrating Canadian Talent Art Exhibit” which involved a number of Famous Canadians creating artwork in support of Canadian athletes.
  • Shaw “Making it Happen” Telethons: Over $1.2 million raised in support of Canadian athletes through two live telethon events held in Calgary in 2008 and Vancouver in 2009. Over 120 Canadian athletes were involved in the telethons, answering phones, sharing their stories and working together to raise awareness for athletes.
  • Sprott Gold Metal Celebration: Sprott Asset Management LP and the Sprott Foundation pledged $100,000 for every gold medal won by a Canadian athlete at the Vancouver Games. This investment of $1.4 million helped fund future athletes.
  • July 27, 2010- Marking the 2 year countdown to the London Games CAN Fund distributes over $1 million to summer athletes.
  • CAN Fund Alumni Launched.
  • February, 2014- CAN Fund partners with Brookfield Properties to celebrate the Sochi Games with the creation of the CAN Fund Lodge at First Canadian Place (Toronto).
  • CAN Fund continues funding record of 80% of the Canadian athletes competing at the Games in Athens, Beijing, Vancouver, London, Sochi and Rio.
  • July, 2015 – Ron MacLean is honoured with the inaugural CAN Fund Impact Award.
  • November, 2015 – Dr. Peter Jensen is honoured with the CAN Fund Impact Award.
  • January, 2016 – CAN Fund Celebrate Impact, Impact Success Launch.  A new era begins.  
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