Feature Donor: Seasmoke Foundation at Toronto Foundation

Toronto Foundation LogoThe Innocence Canada Foundation (AIDWYC Foundation) is extremely excited about the generous support of the Seasmoke Foundation at Toronto Foundation.  Their gift will help us to further our mission to help exonerate wrongly convicted Canadians and to provide education in order to prevent such injustices in the future.  Thank you Seasmoke Foundation!


Innocence Canada would not be able to function without the generous support of our donors and loyal funders. In the years since Innocence Canada’s inception, we have received the following types of funding:

  • Grants to Innocence Canada
  • Donations to Innocence Canada
  • Pro-bono services and gifts in-kind

In July of 2010, the Innocence Canada Foundation was incorporated as a charitable organization in order to raise funds for the charitable work of Innocence Canada.  Donations to the Innocence Canada Foundation are eligible for a charitable tax receipt.  The Innocence Canada Foundation receives the following types of funding:

  • Grants to the Innocence Canada Foundation
  • Donations to the Innocence Canada Foundation

Our Past and Present Donors and Funders:


We would like to extend a special note of gratitude to The Law Foundation of Ontario for many years of loyal and generous support.

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In May 2015 an exciting funding pilot project was announced that will see Legal Aid Ontario (LAO) provide Innocence Canada with funds for post-conviction legal services and education. We are grateful for LAO’s support.






We would also like to express deep gratitude to the following funders who have supported us and believed in the importance of the work we do:


We acknowledge and thank the following individuals for believing in the work that we do and choosing to assist us financially.

 $10,000 or more

  • Justice Ian Cartwright & Pat Cartwright
  • M. Réjean Hinse
  • Mr. William Gibbons
  • Mr. George Allain
  • Mr. Perry Catena
  • Mr. Ron Storozuk
  • Estate of David Yasuzawa
  • Canadian Auto Workers (CAW)

$1,000 or more

  • Weaver, Simmons LLP
  • Harvey Thibeault
  • Bruce McGoveran
  • Mr. and Mrs. Derek Day
  • Greenspan Humphrey Lavine
  • Criminal Lawyers Association
  • John Clark
  • Mark Appel
  • McCarthy Tétrault Foundation
  • Owen Sound Criminal Lawyers Association
  • Universal Pictures and Beacon Pictures
  • University of Ottawa, Criminal Law Students’ Association
  • BrokenSilence91

Other friends of Innocence Canada

Thank you to all our other donors who have committed any amount to assist us in the work that we do.  Every donation counts.

Pro-Bono Services

We would like to thank the following firms and organizations for their generous gifts of service.

Special messages from Donors

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