Sunnyside Foundation

Would you like to make a donation to the Sunnyside Foundation? You can find our donation website here

Sunnyside Foundation

The Sunnyside Foundation is a registered charity whose mission is to secure financial support to help enhance the well-being and quality of life for the residents and community served by Sunnyside Seniors’ Services.


Upcoming Events

How Can I Support The Sunnyside Foundation?

How Does My Donation Make a Difference?

Meet our Board of Directors

Fun Facts About the Sunnyside Foundation

Past Events

Say Thank You to Sunnyside Staff

Contact Us 


Upcoming Events

Sunnyside Foundation Golf Tournament 2024


The 2024 Sunnyside Foundation Golf Tournament will be held at Savannah Golf Links in Cambridge on Friday, September 13. 

Join us for a fun day in support of the Sunnyside community!


Sign up your team today 

Registration includes:

  • 18 holes of golf with a cart at Savannah Golf Links
  • Catered Boxed Lunch and Nachos Platter for after your round
  • Entry into the Door Prize draw for your chance to win a $150 Costco Gift Card (courtesy of KW Insurance)

We are in need of Corporate Sponsors and Prize Sponsors!

If you would like to be a sponsor or if you have any questions about the Golf Tournament, please contact Jeff Burton at 



How Can I Support the Sunnyside Foundation?

The best way that you can support the work that the Sunnyside Foundation does is by making a donation. Donate online to the Sunnyside Foundation

Online donations are the safest and easiest way to support the Sunnyside Foundation.

The Sunnyside Foundation uses Zeffy (formally SimplyK) to collect donations, the only platform for non-profits that gives us 100% of your donations. A contribution to support them will be suggested during confirmation, but it is not required to donate to the Sunnyside Foundation. Tax receipts for online donations will be issued to you directly from Zeffy.

Other Donation Methods

If donating online is not for you, that is okay! There are plenty of ways for you to support the Sunnyside Foundation.

  • Cheques:  cheques can be made out the “Sunnyside Foundation” and mailed to: Sunnyside Foundation, 247 Franklin Street North, Kitchener, ON  N2A 1Y5
  • Cash: We strongly suggest that cash donations be delivered in person. To arrange, please call Jeff Burton at 519-893-8494 extension 6377.
  • Credit Card: If you would like to make a donation with a credit card, online through Zeffy (formally SimplyK) is the most secure way to do so. We can also process credit card donations in the Sunnyside Foundation or over the phone if needed. Please call Jeff Burton at 519-893-8494 extension 6377.

Tax receipts will be issued for donations over $10.

We are also in need of volunteers to help support our fundraising events. If you are interested in volunteering with the Sunnyside Foundation or at Sunnyside Seniors’ Services, please visit the Volunteering webpage.


How Does My Donation Make a Difference?

Donations to the Sunnyside Foundation help to fund programs, services, and equipment beyond the funding from the Ministry of Long-Term Care and the Region of Waterloo. Through the years, these donations have allowed Sunnyside to make some amazing and much-needed updates including:

  • Funding Sunnyside’s certification in The Butterfly Approach®: a person-centred and emotion-focused model of care for people living with a dementia
  • Creating more inviting and inclusive areas within the home
  • Purchasing ceiling lifts for each resident room to allow residents to move with ease and comfort
  • Enhancing the Recreation and Music Therapy programs and supplies
  • Providing older adults in the community with a comfortable and barrier-free place to exercise at the Sunnyside Wellness Centre
  • Purchasing professional sound equipment to create more accessible programing
  • Supporting chaplaincy and palliative care programs
  • Funding research and education that enhances quality care
  • And much more!

Your generous donations support:

  • Residents of Sunnyside Home long term care
  • Tenants of Sunnyside Supportive Housing
  • Older adults in the region who use the Sunnyside Wellness Centre
  • Participants in Community Alzheimer Programs and the Young Onset Dementia Association (YODA)

When you make a donation to the Sunnyside Foundation, you get to choose which fund your donation supports. The options are:

  • General Fund
  • Community Alzheimer Program Fund
  • Walk and Roll Fund
  • Spiritual Care Fund
  • Pandemic and Outbreak Support Fund

For more information about these fund options, please see this helpful guide


Meet Our Board of Directors

The Sunnyside Foundation is made up of a working board of volunteer directors approved by Regional Council.

Here is a list of the Sunnyside Foundation's current Board of Directors:

Spencer Yule, Chair

Merlin McRae, Vice Chair

Adam Hunsberger, Secretary

Brandon Florizone, Treasurer

Carol H. Schmidt

Steve Moores

Kyle Urech

Daniel Graham

Sarvesh Singh

Bryan Stortz


Fun Facts About the Sunnyside Foundation

  • Established in 1998, the Sunnyside Foundation is one of the first charities in Ontario created to support an organization like Sunnyside Seniors’ Services.
  • Walk and Roll, our biggest fundraising event of the year, has been happening for more than 20 years!
  • Since 1998, we have raised over $3,000,000 in support of the people served by Sunnyside Seniors’ Services.
  • In 2021, the Sunnyside Foundation supported the development of an AdvantAge Ontario award-winning inter-generational outdoor space for residents and their families to enjoy


Past Events

Walk and Roll 2024

Thank you so much to everyone who attended this year's Walk and Roll event! It was a fantastic day full of joy for all.


We are happy to announce that this year's event raised over $36,000 in support of the Sunnyside community!



Platinum Sponsor


Gold Sponsors


Silver Sponsors

 Winter Social 2024



Thank you to everyone who supported our first ever Winter Social event held at Golfplay Waterloo on Friday, February 23.

We are happy to share that our first ever Winter Social event raised over $3,800.00 in support of the residents and community served by Sunnyside Seniors’ Services.


Thank you to our Winter Social 2024 sponsors:


Platinum Sponsor


Gold Sponsors

 Sunnyside Foundation Golf Tournament 2023



Thank you so much to everyone who supported the 2023 Golf Tournament!

We are thrilled to announce that with your help we were able to raise over $21,000.00 to benefit the residents, tenants, clients, and community served by Sunnyside Seniors’ Services!

The Summer Golf Tournament was held at Savannah Golf Links on Friday, September 15, 2023.


Thank you to our 2023 Golf Tournament Sponsors:


Platinum Sponsor


Gold Sponsors


Silver Sponsors


Say Thank You to Sunnyside Staff

The Sunnyside Foundation is so proud of the amazing work that is being done by Sunnyside staff each and every day. 

As they are Region of Waterloo employees, Sunnyside staff are not allowed to accept gifts of any sort so it sometimes can be difficult to show your appreciation for everything that they do.

The Sunnyside Foundation offers a great way for you to say thank you and recognize those staff members who go above and beyond to help your loved ones.

With this new online form, you can donate to the Sunnyside Foundation today to officially recognize an individual staff member, a staff team, or even all Sunnyside Seniors' Services staff. Your donation will appear as a thank you message on the e-board system at Sunnyside Home which is viewed by hundreds of people each and every day.

Click here to make a donation and say thank you to a Sunnyside staff member.


Contact Us

Sunnyside Foundation
247 Franklin St. N.
Kitchener, ON. N2A 1Y5
Telephone: 519-893-8482
Fax: 519-893-4450
Email us

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Sunnyside Foundation Charitable Number:  #87728 8167 RR0001

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