Cardinal in the Community

Since 1925 Cardinal Funeral Homes and the Cardinal family have made it their commitment to give back to the people we serve. We believe in being a full participant in our community and strive to support various organizations and initiatives through donations of money or time. Our bottom is line is not the bottom line and a large part of our success over the past 90+ years and four generations can be attributed to the deep connections we have formed in our communities and the trust that has been given to us.

Community Involvement

Ukrainian-Canadians

The founder of the company, James Cardinal, emigrated from Ukraine to Canada as one of the pioneers in the first wave of Ukrainian immigrants to this country at the end of the 19th century. Since the inception of the company in 1925 we have had a strong relationship as a pillar of the Ukrainian community in the Greater Toronto Area and across Ontario. We sponsor dozens of community and church initiatives in the Ukrainian-Canadian community each year as a small way of giving back to those that have supported us since the very beginning.

Little Portugal

Having been located on Bathurst Street since the 1940s, we have been a part of the local Portuguese-Canadian community from the day the first wave of immigrants arrived in Canada in 1953. Being located so close to the “Little Portugal” neighbourhood has allowed us to serve generations of Portuguese-Canadian families and grow alongside them as they raised their families in their new country. Being a part of the Portuguese community in Toronto from the very beginning has allowed us to foster lifelong friendships and connections to many people, churches and organizations. By supporting these local organizations over the last 60+ years we feel that we are able to give back in a small way to show our appreciation for the support and trust that we have been given and to continue our relationship for years to come.

Little Portugal

Having been located on Bathurst Street since the 1940s, we have been a part of the local Portuguese-Canadian community from the day the first wave of immigrants arrived in Canada in 1953. Being located so close to the “Little Portugal” neighbourhood has allowed us to serve generations of Portuguese-Canadian families and grow alongside them as they raised their families in their new country. Being a part of the Portuguese community in Toronto from the very beginning has allowed us to foster lifelong friendships and connections to many people, churches and organizations. By supporting these local organizations over the last 60+ years we feel that we are able to give back in a small way to show our appreciation for the support and trust that we have been given and to continue our relationship for years to come.

Local Communities

Being a part of a diverse city like Toronto allows us to be a part of many communities with many ways to support and give back. Over our history we have been proud to support local volunteer organizations, child and adult sporting events and teams, church groups and community centres as well as many others. Without a strong community around us, we realize that we would not be where we are today and we are always looking for ways to support local initiatives like the West End YMCA, High Park Curling Club or Kensington Hospice, to name just a few. 

Coming together to Grieve

“We have always believed saying goodbye to a loved one at the end of a funeral is never really the end of your relationship with them. They will be with you as you carry on without them and they will never be forgotten. This is why we organize other events throughout the year where families can come together to remember and honour those lives that have been lost. Whether it’s our annual Candlelight Services of Remembrance that are held at local churches and attract hundreds of families to mourn together or our annual Butterfly Release in High Park in conjunction with Bereaved Families of Ontario, we understand the importance of a larger community sharing in their grief as one.”

Coming together to Grieve

“We have always believed saying goodbye to a loved one at the end of a funeral is never really the end of your relationship with them. They will be with you as you carry on without them and they will never be forgotten. This is why we organize other events throughout the year where families can come together to remember and honour those lives that have been lost. Whether it’s our annual Candlelight Services of Remembrance that are held at local churches and attract hundreds of families to mourn together or our annual Butterfly Release in High Park in conjunction with Bereaved Families of Ontario, we understand the importance of a larger community sharing in their grief as one.”

Educational Initiatives

We are committed to serving as a community resource for information on issues related to death, dying and bereavement. For local school, church and community groups, we organize seminars on funeral rituals and bereavement care as well as tours of the funeral home.

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