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SIMPLE PLAN, 2014 HONORARY LAUREATE – YMCAs OF QUEBEC PEACE MEDALS

16 décembre 2014

The Peace Medals Ceremony took place on November 21, 2014, on the occasion of the YMCA benefit luncheon. The medals celebrate individuals or groups, from all walks of life,  who, through their actions, have helped make their community, our country or our entire world a more peaceful place.  Because of their dedication to the well-being of youth through their foundation and as a mark of recognition of their engagement, the members of Simple  Plan received the 2014 Hononary Peace Medal. It was another great honour that made them very proud and grateful.

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PRECEEDED BY DONATIONS OF $300 000, THE SIMPLE PLAN & MARIE-MAI BENEFIT CONCERT WAS A SUCCESS

28 novembre 2014

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A very special benefit event to profit young people

Simple Plan fans and supporters of the Simple Plan Foundation were once again out in full force to show their support this year, packing the Corona Theater in Montreal on November 24th for the Simple Plan and Friends benefit concert; it was a chance to see their favorite band perform alongside Marie-Mai in a unique intimate setting, in the hopes of raising  funds & awareness for various youth oriented causes. The event was brilliantly hosted by Anne-Marie Withenshaw who guided the spirited proceedings with expertise.

Fans got a chance to meet with their idols prior to the concert, take photos & get autographs from the artists, while also having the chance to participate in an auction for various memorabilia items. The biggest surprise of the evening came during Simple Plan’s set when the band premiered a brand new song, Boom, which will be included on the band’s upcoming album to be launched at the end of springtime.

We are very proud to announce that the Fondation has largely surpassed it’s goal. Very happy, but mostly very grateful for all of those who contributed in their own way to thisThis successful benefit event: partners, donators, sponsors, collaborators and volunteers, without whom none of this would have been possible. Many thanks to all those present who, with their active participation & enthusiasm, helped make this year’s event a complete success.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT !

List of our donators and sponsors



A record year for donations, over $300 000

As is the case before every benefit event, the Simple Plan Foundation announced this year’s recipients, a list of around 25 organisations dedicated to working with & helping young people, for a total of $300 000. To this day this is the largest amount of annual donations since the Foundation began operating, and brings the amount of total donations to $1.5 M.

Of course, the foundation favors the causes that correspond best to its objectives. But, giving the increasing amount of new requests, difficult choices must be made. On the one hand, the foundation wishes to continue its implication in a certain number of projects, long enough to make possible their durability ; on the other hand, it is also important to allow new charities to receive a positive answer and to have the opportunity to get a support. This year, 26 charities received a donation, among them 7 were new requests.

List of charities receiving a donation for 2014-2015

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TAKE PART IN THE CN CANADIENS ALUMNI CHALLENGE WITH SIMPLE PLAN

14 novembre 2014

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Annual Simple Plan Foundation Benefit Concert SIMPLE PLAN and MARIE MAI

17 octobre 2014

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Simple Plan is happy to announce their annual benefit concert for 2014. This year they will be joined by Marie-Mai who generously accepted to support the Foundation's initiatives to support young people in need

This unique concert will take place on Sunday November 23rd, 2014 at 3pm at the Virgin Mobile Corona Theatre ( www.theatrecoronavirginmobile.com )

In addition to the acoustic and intimate rock show fans and supporters will have ample opportunity to meet the artists, take photos, and participate in the auction and the raffle. Doors open at 2pm. Tickets are $60

All proceeds from the day will be donated to the Simple Plan Foundation. Simple Plan warmly invites its partners and fans to support the foundation by purchasing tickets at $ 125; these tickets will include a pre-show VIP cocktail which includes food and drink, which runs from 1 pm and will, gives an opportunity for an exclusive meeting with the artists.

Tickets are available now on the website ( www.theatrecoronavirginmobile.com ) or at the ticket office at the Corona Theatre (tel : . 1 855 310-2525 ) , beginning today, Friday, October 17 at noon. If you prefer, you can also make a check payable to the Simple Plan Foundation or contact the Foundation : Telephone : 514 331-5010 ; Mailing address: 800 Square Victoria , Suite 4500 , PO Box 391, Montreal , QC , H4Z 1J2 . A receipt for tax purposes will be issued to the eligible portion.

SIMPLE PLAN FOUNDATION HELPS FIGHT AGAINST HOMOPHOBIA

1 octobre 2014

For the fifth time in a row, the annual GRIS ceremony took place in Montreal and Jeff Stinco was there as a representative of Simple Plan to hand over this year’s GRIS-Simple Plan Foundation award, which is being given to schools in Canada, whose students or faculty members actively take an initiative to help fight against homophobia in the school environment.

This year’s award went to the Mountainview elementary school, which organised a Week against homophobia, throughout which the students had the opportunity to attend various workshops which helped them learn more about equality and tolerance. Along with the award, the school also received a $2000 grant.

Check out the first pictures of Jeff from this ceremony that took place on September 14th:

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A PARTNERSHIP KIEHL’S – SIMPLE PLAN : KIEHL’S ROCKS FOR KIDS

29 août 2014

Simple Plan is proud to announce that the band will be collaborating with Kiehl’s on the Kiehl’s Rocks for Kids charitable partnership to raise funds for the Simple Plan Foundation, dedicated to helping children and youth in need. Our objective is to raise $40 000.

Fans and customers across the country are invited to participate through the following initiatives :

- Limited Edition Ultra Facial Cream : a limited edition of the iconic Ultra Facial Cream will be available at Kiehl’s stores nationwide, with 100% of net profits donated to the Foundation

- National Shop for te Cause : Kiehl’s will donate $1 for every transaction on September 12-14, 2014

- Acoustic performance : on September 19, 2014, Kiehl’s will host an exclusive acoustic performance with Simple Plan in Toronto. As a way to delight customers and fans, free tickets to the concert will be available at Kiehl’s stores in the Greater Toronto Area on September 13

- Live-Stream : for Canadians not able to attend the show, Kiehl’s will live-stream the concert online on www.kiehlsgives.ca and donate $1 for each view

The members of the band and the volunteers of the Simple Plan Foundation are very grateful for this generous program and thank very sincerely Kiehl’s Canada for staying true to their longstanding mission of supporting local initiatives.

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GOLF PRO-CÉLÉBRITÉS : THE SIMPLE PLAN FOUNDATION INVITES YOU TO THIS UNIQUE BENEFIT EVENT

16 juillet 2014

You are invited to take part in an amazing golf tournament at the prestigious club Golf Saint-Raphaël, August 6th, 2014, from 8 :30 AM, to profit the Simple Plan Foundation and Procure.

Presented under the honorary patronage of Mr Joey Saputo, this event will give you (and your trio) the opportunity to play with one of the celebrities or golf pros present, to meet them during the cocktail and the dinner and to enjoy a Simple Plan acoustic concert at the end of the evening.

Tickets ($150) are also available for the cocktail/dinner and the concert only.

Information : info@simpleplanfoundation.com or 514 331-5010

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JOIN THE JOURNEY TO END HUNGER WITH ONEXONE’S MILLION MEALS MOVEMENT

27 mars 2014

We're joining ONEXONE in the fight against hunger Friday, May 23 at Sony Centre for the Performing Arts in Toronto!

Buy tickets here

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Ubisoft and the Simple Plan Foundation join together to donate $10 000 to benefit the Garage à musique

27 février 2014

The Garage à musique of the Fondation du Dr Julien today received a $10,000 donation from Ubisoft® and the Simple Plan Foundation. The donation will be used to fund the Lab à musique, a project developed by the Garage à musique to offer musical improvisations led sessions. Youth learn to explore their own musical universe and to work with the basics of music, in addition to gaining experience in the studio.

The event took place in the premises of the Garage à musique, in front of representatives of Ubisoft (Ms Lucile Bousquet), the Garage à musique (Ms Hélène Sioui Trudel), the Simple Plan Foundation (Mr André Comeau),  and also two members of Simple Plan, Jeff Stinco and Sébastien Lefebvre,  a presence much appreciated by the kids attending.

The event included a musical jam session between the children helped by the Garage à musique and members of Simple Plan as well as a tour of the facility.

Press Release (Ubisoft-SPF-DrJulien)



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PRECEEDED BY DONATIONS OF $265 000, THE SIMPLE PLAN & FRIENDS BENEFIT CONCERT WAS A SUCCESS

18 novembre 2013

A very succesful benefit concert event

Simple Plan fans and supporters of the Simple Plan Foundation were once again out in full force to show their support this year, packing the Corona Theater in Montreal on November 12th for the Simple Plan and Friends benefit concert ; it was a chance to see their favorite band perform alongside Coeur de Pirate and Les Trois Accords in a unique intimate setting, in the hopes of raising  funds & awareness for various youth oriented causes. The event was brilliantly hosted by Anne-Marie Withenshaw who guided the spirited proceedings with expertise.

Fans got a chance to meet with their idols prior to the concert, take photos & get autographs from the artists, while also having the chance to participate in an auction for various memorabilia items. The biggest surprise of the evening came during Simple Plan’s set when the band premiered a brand new song, Lucky One which will be included on the band’s upcoming EP to be launched before the end of the year.

We are very proud to announce that the Fondation has reached it’s goal of amassing $150 000. Very happy, but mostly very grateful for all of those who contributed in their own way to this successful benefit event: partners, donators, sponsors, collaborators and volunteers, without whom none of this would have been possible. Many thanks to all those present who, with their active participation & enthusiasm, helped make this year’s event a complete success.

Thank you for your support !

List of our donators and sponsers

A record year for donations, over $265 000

As is the case before every benefit event, The Simple Plan Foundation announced this year’s recipients, a list of over 20 organisations dedicated to working with & helping young people, for a total of $265 000. To this day this is the largest amount of annual donations since the Foundation began operating in December 2005, and brings the amount of total donations to $1.265 M.

In keeping with the spirit of the changes brought on last year, the Foundation strives to privilege a few select organisations who best represent it’s objectives with a more substantial donation. The Foundation’s goal is to help establish significant projects, clearly defined and better structured. CHU Ste-Justine’s partnership proposal perfectly fits this objective, which is why the Foundation has decided to donate a larger amount than usual, $50 000 for the L’Espace Transition project, aiming to make available art in all of its shapes and forms to the service of children and teens throughout the hospital.

Besides Ste-Jutine, the two chosen organisations are Les Centres jeunesse du Québec, for the establishement of an employement creation plan for youth, and also the Dr. Julien Foundation for the consolidation and development of their Garage à Musique program, which gives struggling youngsters access to activities to help stimulate their development.

Additionally, the Simple Plan Foundation continues on its mission to help various organisations who support worthwhile causes, such as bringing an end to intimidation & bullying. Having already contributed to both GRIS and Tel-Jeunes, this year sees the addition of Peace Grantmakers Network to the list of recipients, an organisation who is about to launch a series of symposiums across Canada to promote education about this growing affliction among our youth.

On the International front, the Foundation maintains its involvement with victims of war, natural disasters and human trafficking. A last minute decision was made this year to include a generous donation to the Canadian Red Cross  for the victims of typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines.

List of charities receiving a donation for 2013-2014

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