Ottawa, ON – On March 8th , 2018, Cindy Tomlinson presented a cheque for $18,612 to the School Breakfast Program. This represents an incredible $9,306 given by employees via the Toonie Bar program at the 2017 Christmas parties, generously matched by The Tomlinson Family Foundation. The Ottawa School Breakfast Program ensures that children in need have access to a healthy breakfast in a safe, supervised environment, to help each child start their day ready to learn. Thanks to the program, more than 13,500 Ottawa children in 189 schools begin each school day with a nutritious meal.

“We’re delighted to support the School Breakfast Program again this year,” said Cindy Tomlinson, President of the Tomlinson Family Foundation. “It is a fantastic cause, which helps thousands of students make significant improvements in learning, school attendance, behaviour and self-esteem. I want to thank all of our employees who always contribute so generously to the Toonie Bar program. You’re making a difference in our city.”

The Tomlinson Family Foundation aims to contribute towards and support local communities, and foster charitable works that build and strengthen these communities. Under the leadership of Cindy Tomlinson the Foundation leverages the company’s tradition of charitable giving by encouraging participation from employees, suppliers, service providers and other organizations and individuals with whom they work. The goal of the Foundation is to support a wide range of organizations in an effort to serve the needs of the community.

Since 2012 The Toonie Bar program, matched by the Tomlinson Family Foundation, has raised thousands of dollars benefitting local non-profit organizations, including: DFID; the YMCA; the School Breakfast Program; Hospice Care Ottawa; and Roger Neilson House.

About Tomlinson Group of Companies

Ralph Tomlinson founded R.W. Tomlinson Cartage in 1952 with one single-axle dump truck. Now celebrating 65 years, the company is now Eastern Canada’s leader in environmental and transportation infrastructure services. Providing a comprehensive range of products and services in quarrying, construction, trucking and environmental industries, Tomlinson continuously strives to deliver the highest standard of quality and value to its customers, partners and employees. Investment in its communities, people, processes, resources and equipment has earned Tomlinson a reputation for excellence, integrity, innovation and teamwork. For more information, please visit

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