The Joyce Family Foundation is dedicated to supporting the social, economic and emotional well-being of children and youth by empowering them to develop into healthy, confident, independent contributors to Canadian society.


The Foundation’s primary focus is to provide access to education for children and youth with significant financial need or facing other socio-economic barriers to success.


Organizations requesting financial support from The Joyce Family Foundation should first familiarize themselves with the Foundation’s guidingprinciples and areas of activity.


Ronald  V. Joyce is best known as the legendary Canadian entrepreneur who, in 1964, invested in the first Tim Hortons donut shop in Hamilton, Ontario and then grew the business into one of the most successful food service chains in the world. Co-founder of the TDL Group Ltd. which licenses Tim Hortons restaurants in Canada and around the world, Mr. Joyce sold the quintessential Canadian business to Wendy’s International Inc. in 1996.

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