Aritzia Community™ Giving Program
We’re committed to supporting our community. We do so through three pillars of impact: growth and development, equality and wellness. To date, we’ve contributed more than $50 million in product donations, financial support and volunteer hours to non-profits and Aritzia Community™ partners that share our values. This has positively impacted more than 550,000 people.
The Brotherhood Sister Sol
We're proud to support the programming serving young women at The Brotherhood Sister Sol with a financial contribution. This will help hundreds of young LatinX and Black women in Harlem and New York City connect to their history and plan for their future.
CJF-CBC RADIO-CANADA BLACK WOMEN'S JOURNALISM FELLOWSHIP
We're proud to be entering our third year of sponsorship for the CJF-CBC RADIO-CANADA Black Women's Journalism Fellowship, a paid mentorship career opportunity for Black women journalists. The fellowship aims to amplify Black voices, improve coverage of Black issues and support future Black media leaders.
Holiday Giving Initiatives 2022
Here's to Keeping Warm
Building off the success of our 1,000 Super Puff Giveaway in 2020, and our 4,000 Warm Winter Coats Donation in 2021, this year we’re donating over $1 million worth of warm winter coats to Aritzia Community™ partners across North America. Helping keep our community warm has become a favourite tradition.Learn More
To support our community, this Giving Tuesday — November 29, 2022 — Aritzia will be donating $10 from every purchase in store and on aritzia.com to Aritzia Community™ partner organizations such as Cause We Care, Jack.org and Stonewall Community Foundation. With your help, we hope to reach our donation maximum of $250,000 CAD.
Please see below for our current list of Aritzia Community™ partner organizations, which may change from time to time.
Supporting Indigenous Communities
National Day for Truth and Reconciliation and Orange Shirt Day
To acknowledge Orange Shirt Day 2022, we designed a t-shirt in collaboration with Salish artist, Atheana Picha. 100% of proceeds from this style will be donated to Orange Shirt Society. The total donation amount from this limited-edition style will be $20,000 if the collection sells at full price.
We recognize the tragic history of residential schools. We honour the survivors and lost children, their families and communities.
We acknowledge that we operate on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territories of the Coast Salish Nations — xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) and səlil̓ilw̓ətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh).
We’re committed to actively working towards reconciliation both within our organization and in our communities. We're pleased to partner with The Circle on Philanthropy as we engage in this important work. We’re proud to support the following community organizations: Orange Shirt Society, Urban Native Youth Association, Sovereign Seeds and Pow Wow Pitch.
The Circle on Philanthropy
We’ve partnered with The Circle — an organization that works to ethically steward resources from the philanthropic sector to Indigenous communities. This partnership connects Aritzia with a large network of Indigenous organizations helping create systemic change and increase equity, justice and sovereignty for Indigenous peoples.
Aritzia CommunityTM partners
Orange Shirt Society is an organization that fosters reconciliation in response to the intergenerational impacts of residential schools. To acknowledge Orange Shirt Day this year, we’ve collaborated with Atheana Picha to create limited-edition orange t-shirts. 100% of the proceeds will be donated to Orange Shirt Society.
Urban Native Youth Association (UNYA) is the centre of Indigenous youth excellence, supporting them on their journeys by amplifying and celebrating their voices. UNYA firmly believes that Indigenous youth lack opportunities, not abilities. We’ve supported UNYA with financial support for their youth food pantry program and with product donations since 2021.
Sovereign Seeds is an Indigenous-led network with the mission of strengthening Indigenous food sovereignty and climate resiliency by creating meaningful opportunities by-and-for Indigenous communities to restore, live, and steward their food cultures and systems. With our financial support, Sovereign Seeds has been able to serve more community requests for their community-partnered education program.
Pow Wow Pitch supports Indigenous entrepreneurs in their ideas to build business rooted in Indigenous culture. They create an empowering platform for inspiration, education, mentorship, celebration and reconciliation through various entrepreneurship competitions and programs. Our financial contributions support Pow Wow Pitch to create a lasting impact on our communities.
Jack.org partners with young leaders in every Canadian province and territory to improve youth mental health in their communities. This change-making organization aims to enhance young people’s ability to recognize struggle in both themselves and their peers, seek out appropriate mental health support and resources and advocate for systems that better meet their needs. We support Jack.org through financial donations and by sharing Jack.org resources with our team.
Founded in 2007 by women to help women, the Cause We Care Foundation (CWCF) strives to provide assistance to disadvantaged single mothers and their children. We support Cause We Care through product capsule collaborations, with 100% of proceeds donated directly to the organization. In addition, we donate product gifts annually to the Mother's Day and Holiday Hamper Drives and regularly volunteer at fundraising events.
We’re proud to be a founding sponsor of the Black Women's Journalism fellowship program with CBC/Radio-Canada and The Canadian Journalism Foundation. The fellowship will amplify Black voices, improve coverage of Black issues and grow future Black media leaders.
Born This Way Foundation, co-founded and led by Lady Gaga and her mother, Cynthia Germanotta, supports the mental health of young people and works with them to build a kinder and braver world. Through high-impact programming, youth-led conversations and strategic, cross-sectoral partnerships, the Foundation aims to make kindness cool, validate the emotions of young people and eliminate the stigma surrounding mental health. Learn how the Foundation encourages people to practice kindness toward themselves and their communities through their website bornthisway.foundation and their torytelling platform Channel Kindness at channelkindness.org.
Stonewall Community Foundation strengthens the LGBTQIA2S+ Movement by making values-driven investments in dynamic organizations, projects and leaders. They’re explicitly committed to: lifting up all communities of colour and transgender, gender non-conforming, and non-binary people; working to end racism and anti-Blackness; and supporting organizations that serve undocumented immigrants and people involved in survival economies. We support Stonewall Community Foundation through product and financial donations, a scholarship program and collaboration on amplification and education initiatives.
On a mission to change lives, Big Sisters connects young people with strong, positive mentorships in order to ignite their power and potential. We support Big Sisters of BC Lower Mainland with financial donations to support the Go Girls! Healthy Bodies, Healthy minds program. We additionally support Big Brothers, Big Sisters nationally within The Super PuffTM gifting program.
As a diversified non-profit organization, the YWCA provides holistic, integrated programs and services that help women to lift their families out of poverty. We’re honoured to be recognized as a YWCA Leadership Circle member in recognition of our regular support of their High School Mentorship and other programs.
Good360 — a global leader in product philanthropy and purposeful giving — has a mission to transform lives by helping families and communities find hope, dignity and a sense of renewed possibility during challenging life circumstances. The Aritzia Community™ partnership with Good360 supports us in expanding our reach and delivering product donations to women in Canada and the USA.
Healthcare Hero Program
We created the Aritzia Community™ Care Program to recognize and thank frontline healthcare workers in Canada and select USA locations. Our custom-developed clothing packages (t-shirts and leggings) were created as an easy-to-wear outfit pre- and post-shift to keep up with sanitation standards throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. We invested $10 million into the program, resulting in gifts to 120,000 frontline healthcare heroes — licensed doctors, nurses, healthcare aides and respiratory therapists caring for COVID-19 patients. Every Aritzia CommunityTM Relief Package included two custom printed t-shirts and two pairs of leggings. Loyal Aritzia customers also helped extend the gifting program by purchasing their own Aritzia CommunityTM Sponsor Package on aritzia.com, where every package purchased funded the gifting of additional Aritzia CommunityTM Relief Packages to healthcare heroes.
She’s our big why, and cause grand gestures are our love language, Aritzia Community™ collaborated with Cause We Care, for Mother’s Day 2021, to launch a limited-edition capsule collection. 100% of proceeds from this Cause We Care collection were donated to the Cause We Care Foundation (CWCF). CWCF was founded in 2007 and strives to provide assistance to disadvantaged single mothers and their children.
For International Women’s Day, we designed a limited-edition capsule collection to celebrate an equation at the heart of it all: WomenWomen. 100% of proceeds from this limited-edition WomenWomen capsule collection were donated to Aritzia Community™ partner organizations to empower girls and women.