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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 fundraising activities and annual campaigns in support of many registered Canadian charities for over 54 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 U.S. employees opportunities to get involved and help their communities.

The 2023 campaign raised a record $2.19 million. Over the past 10 years, the Community Fund has raised $19.1 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 $5.3 million. Last year’s 16th edition raised a record $550,000 for New Pathways Foundation, Jeunesse Lambda, Cancer Research Society, and other charitable organizations that support children.

Ukraine Humanitarian Crisis Appeal

In response to the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the Community Fund set up a “Ukraine Humanitarian Crisis Appeal” benefitting the Canadian Red Cross Ukraine Humanitarian Crisis Appeal, the Canada-Ukraine Foundation, and the American Red Cross. With CN matching donations dollar-for-dollar, a total of $202,900 was raised to help the people of Ukraine.

Christmas in July

The holiday spirit came early to Jasper, AB, as about 120 employees and their families gathered on July 25, 2022, for a unique day of festivities. This fun-filled family day was organized in conjunction with the Community Fund to raise money for the Yellowhead Emergency Shelter. CN employees and their families raised $10,200 for the shelter, supporting women and their children in crisis.

Employee's and Retiree's Community Fund Event
Left to right: Guy Carbonneau, Canadiens Alumni team captain; Carlo Rizzo, Senior Expert, Cloud Architecture and Canadiens Alumni assistant coach; Yvan Cournoyer, coach of the Canadiens Alumni team; David Picard, Car Mechanic and captain of the CN team.
Employee's and Retiree's Community Fund Event
“It was fun seeing Santa in July!” says three-and-a-half-year-old Lincoln, son of Locomotive Engineer, Ryan Kimber.