The Jack Bell Foundation was founded in 1987 initially delivering Dying with Dignity Advocacy and the Living Will.  Under the direction of Jack Bell and Board of Directors, The Foundation has worked on many other public interest projects including launching Canada's first and only large-scale organized public ride-sharing program in 1992 that also provides a mobile-ready website for matching commuters who want to carpool/ride-share.  Go to

Jack Bell passed away February 1st, 2006. Gifts in memory of Jack, to continue the good work he inspired, are gratefully accepted. Cheques may be mailed directly to the Foundation, or you can donate securely on-line via CanadaHelps:

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Jack Bell

Photo credit: Peter Battistoni  Vancouver Sun

From humble beginnings, Jack Bell rose to become a very successful innovator and businessman in the peat moss and cranberry industries. 

He is best known and loved for his philanthropic contributions to the Jack Bell Research Centre and Health Science Centre at Vancouver General Hospital, the University of British Columbia's Jack Bell School of Social Work and the First Nations' Centre for Learning, Friends of Schizophrenia Society, the Salvation Army, the Downtown East Side Residents Society, and the Jack Bell Foundation. 

His honours include Freeman of the City of Vancouver; an Honorary Doctorate from the University of British Columbia; The Golden Jubilee Medal; The Order of British Columbia; and, The Order of Canada

The Jack Bell Foundation
700 West 57th Avenue
Vancouver, British Columbia V6P1S1 CANADA
Tel: +1 (604) 879-7433
Email: [email protected]

CRA Registered Charity

Please note that we are not a gift-giving Foundation