The Wesley Clover Foundation

The Wesley Clover Foundation is a not-for-profit, philanthropic corporation which makes contributions to causes of its choice.  Contributions are made both directly and in-kind, including through fundraising events organized by the wholly-owned subsidiaries of Wesley Clover – the Brookstreet Hotel, the Celtic Manor Resort, the Kanata Research Park Development Group and the Marshes Golf Club.

Supported Causes


The Wesley Clover Foundation is committed to the principle of developing young entrepreneurs to realize their potential in becoming successful businessmen and women. This is the overarching mission of the Wesley Clover Foundation.  Giving young people the opportunity to learn, work and thrive is essential to growing success in the technology sector in Canada and in promoting the welfare of the local community.


The Wesley Clover Foundation is committed to care in the community and to the advancement of research to combat heart disease and cancer. Sir Terry Matthews, chairman of Wesley Clover International, was appointed Patron of the European Cancer Stem Cell Research Institute at Cardiff University, where he supports and encourages the Research Institute’s work, championing its efforts to develop new treatments across the whole range of cancers.


The Wesley Clover Foundation actively supports educational institutions, from kindergartens to universities.

The Foundation, through the Kanata Research Park, invested in the start-up cost of the Kanata Research Park Family Centre, a family resource center and licensed non-profit early learning
 program for children from eighteen months to ten years, and continues to make annual donations.

The Foundation also contributes to the development of young entrepreneurs through contributions to universities and colleges. Past contributions have been to institutions such as the University of Ottawa, Carleton University, the University of Waterloo, Algonquin College and the Rochester Institute of Technology.

The Wesley Clover International management team, in conjunction with the Wesley Clover Foundation, regularly address and mentor students and undergraduates in the areas of entrepreneurism and commercialization through speaking engagements at The University of Ottawa, Carleton University, Queens University, the University of Victoria and the University of British Columbia.


The Foundation organizes events, sponsors prizes and makes contributions to the local communities on a regular basis.

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Lumière Rouge

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Lumiere RougeBrookstreet, in partnership with the Wesley Clover Foundation, are pleased to present the 12th Annual Lumière Gala, on Thursday, September 25, 2014.  All proceeds from this event will go to the Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation, an important local organization dedicated to cancer survivorship in Eastern Ontario.

To date, Lumière has distributed over $462,000 to local charities and another $244,000 towards Cancer Research.  This year we are asking everyone in attendance to wear red, or at least a ‘splash of red’, to show their support for the Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation.  With over 500 attendees expected, the ‘red-themed’ evening will include ten food stations (serving contemporary creative cuisine that includes cancer busting ingredients), exceptional wines, live jazz, silent and live auctions, and to top the evening off, an unforgettable fireworks display over The Marshes Golf Course.

This is sure to be another premium event on the Ottawa calendar!  For more information and to buy tickets, please visit the Lumière website.