Amica Helping Hands Charity

Helping all seniors thrive

Seniors are among the most financially vulnerable members of our society. In 2003, we established the Amica Helping Hands Charity, a registered Canadian charity, to support Canadian seniors in need by providing them with the goods, funds and services they need to thrive.

Amica residents and team members fundraise throughout the year for the Amica Helping Hands Charity. Many residents sell their handmade crafts and donate their artwork for auction to raise money for the charity. In addition, the charity receives corporate sponsorship from valued partners across the country.

Thanks to our volunteers and sponsors, Amica Helping Hands raised $445,000 over the 2021 holiday season for vulnerable seniors across Canada. Watch the video below to learn more about where your donations go and how every dollar makes a difference.

Delivering holiday comfort

We know that many seniors live alone and in poverty, so we partner with local charities to deliver holiday baskets to low-income seniors. Every December, Amica residents and team members fill baskets to the brim with non-perishable foods, a warm blanket, gift certificates for local grocery stores and pharmacies, and hand-knit items created by Amica residents. These baskets may be the only gifts low-income seniors receive all year. Please support our holiday basket campaign.

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An Amica Helping Hands Charity Basket for auction at the 2019 Helping Hands Gala

Supporting not-for-profits

Amica Helping Hands also provides funds to not-for-profit organizations across Canada to improve the quality of life and health of seniors in need. Our Compassionate Fund has donated $250,000 each to Lions Gate Hospital Foundation in British Columbia and William Osler Health System in Ontario. If your organization supports vulnerable seniors, please contact us to discuss how we can help provide fund or holiday baskets.

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Doug MacLatchy presenting a cheque to the Lions Gate Hospital Foundation

Your support makes all the difference

Thanks to your generosity, our 2021 virtual annual fundraiser, held in place of our Inspired Conversations gala event, was a huge success. The campaign delivered 2,600 gift baskets and raised $445,000 to support vulnerable seniors. Click to view photo and video highlights from past annual fundraising events.

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Amica Helping Hands Charity on social media

Now you can use the hashtag #amicahelpinghands to see posts on social media highlighting how we’re helping vulnerable seniors across Canada. Thank you to all our residents, team members, partners and community donors for helping make a difference in the lives of seniors in need.

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Image for Conversations Article Encourage parents consider senior living. Senior living at Amica.