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Employee's and Retiree's Community Fund Event

CN Employees’ and Pensioners’ Community Fund

We are proud that the CN Employees’ and Pensioners’ Community Fund has planned and organized fundraising activities and annual campaigns in support of many registered Canadian charities for over 55 years. The Community Fund, run by CN employees and pensioners acting on behalf of their colleagues, gives every dollar donated directly to the designated charities.

One of the largest and most successful funds of its kind in Canada, the Community Fund expanded to the United States in 2022, giving employees in the U.S.A. opportunities to get involved and help their communities.

The 2024 campaign raised $2.14 million. Over the past 10 years, the Community Fund has raised $19.5 million, supporting over 600 charities focusing on humanitarian aid, child support, health and research, and community well-being.

To learn more about the Community Fund, including how to contribute, the list of organizations you can donate to and more, please visit our Canadian or American websites.


Reasons to Support the Community Fund

  • 100% of every dollar donated goes directly to the organizations you want to support (all administration costs are covered by CN).
  • You do not have to be a CN employee or pensioner to contribute.
  • It helps those less fortunate than us.
  • CN matches donations made to certain activities.
  • Receive a single tax receipt for all your donations made during the year. A tax receipt is provided for donations of $20 or more.
  • Donations can be made in cash, by credit card or through payroll deductions.

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Thank you!

CN-Canadiens Alumni Challenge

The CN-Canadiens Alumni Challenge involves a team of CN employees playing a friendly game of hockey against Montreal Canadiens Alumni to raise money for children’s charities. Since 2002, the event has raised $5.9 million. Last year’s 17th edition raised a record $640,000 for Fitspirit, Invincible Heart Foundation, New Pathways Foundation, Northwest Indiana Cancer Kids Foundation, and other charitable organizations supported by the Community Fund.

Alberta Fires 2023 Emergency Appeal

In response to the wildfires that burned across Alberta in May 2023, the Community Fund set up an emergency appeal benefitting the Canadian Red Cross Alberta Fires Emergency Appeal. With CN matching donations dollar for dollar, a total of $24,278 was raised to help the residents of Alberta affected by the wildfires.

Spinning for Cedars

CN employees, friends and family came together to bike in memory of our dear colleague Audrey Lapalme. A fundraising spinning session was organized by the Community Fund in collaboration with CN’s Financial Planning department, raising $20,050 for the Cedars Cancer Foundation.

2023 Canadians Alumni Challenge
Left to right: Eric Desforges Team Leader, Facilities Management, and CN Team Captain; Abriel Grilo, son of Christopher Grilo, Engineering, Financial Planning Projects; Milo, CN’s new mascot; Guy Carbonneau, Canadiens Alumni Team Captain.
Spinning for Cedars