Our Honorary Patrons

HIPPY Canada is delighted that His Excellency, the Right Honourable David Johnston, C.C., C.M.M, C.O.M., C.D, Governor General of Canada, and Her Excellency, Sharon Johnston are Patrons of HIPPY Canada. Thank you.



HIPPY is funded through multiple funding streams, primarily from Citizenship and Immigration Canada, Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development, foundations, corporations and individual donors.

Sponsoring agencies manage HIPPY programs and are affiliated with HIPPY Canada through formal operating agreements. The national office of HIPPY Canada provides comprehensive training, technical assistance and other support services from program inception and through the entire continuum of programming.

A typical HIPPY site will consist of a Coordinator, five to six home visitors and will serve 50 to 60 families.

As a cost-effective approach, the HIPPY model removes cultural and social barriers to participation for newcomer, low-income, Aboriginal and other Canadian parents wanting educational enrichment for their preschool children.

Our Sustainers

HIPPY Canada gratefully acknowledges our funders and donors for their generous support.

HIPPY Program funding: Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada (AANDC), Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC), North Growth Foundation, and Stantec

HIPPY event sponsors: BMO Financial Group, CN Rail, Port Metro Vancouver, Promontory, Simon Fraser University, Somar Foundation, SNC-Lavalin, SkyService, Somar Family Foundation, and TD Bank Group

Family supporters (multi-year donations): Tim and Sheila Casgrain, Barbara and Barry Dong, Carol and Ron Slater


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