The Wesley Clover Foundation

The Wesley Clover Foundation is a private, not-for-profit, philanthropic corporation operated as an extension to Wesley Clover International. The Foundation makes contributions to causes of its choice (see below). 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.

One of the major initiatives undertaken by the Foundation is Wesley Clover Parks, an outdoor recreation and learning hub that promotes health and education in our local community through six focused activity areas: CAMP, FARM, GATHER, LEARN, PLAY and RIDE.

An overview of the Wesley Clover Parks initiative.

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 Gala

Lumiere RougeEach year, the Brookstreet Hotel, in partnership with the Wesley Clover Foundation, are pleased to present the annual Lumière Gala. All proceeds from this premium fundraising event go to local charities and cancer research. To date, Lumière has distributed more than $1,000,000.00 to these causes. The first-class evening typically attracts more than 650 guests, and includes food stations (serving contemporary creative cuisine that includes cancer busting ingredients), exceptional wines, live jazz, silent and live auctions, and to top things off, an unforgettable fireworks display over The Marshes Golf Course.

Lumière has become a must-attend event on the Ottawa calendar! For more information, please visit the Lumière website.