Nov. 14, 2022

Burnbrae Farms Foundation - Our Purpose: Nourishing Canadians. Sustainably


In 2017, the Hudson family created the Burnbrae Farms Foundation in honour of Burnbrae Farms’ founder, Joe Hudson. Joe and his wife Mary Hudson’s love of agriculture and feeding people, commitment to community and doing right by the environment inspired our foundation’s vision and mission.

We are a 6th generation family business that has been farming in Canada for over 130 years. As one of Canada’s leading egg companies, we take pride in our heritage and want to give back to the country that has given us so much. A board of Hudson family members and senior Burnbrae Farms colleagues governs the foundation’s strategic giving and partnerships process. We’ve had the pleasure of supporting the initiatives of many non-profit organizations that aim to nourish and improve the well-being of Canadians.

Our vision:

At the Burnbrae Farms Foundation, we envision a Canada where everyone has access to responsibly sourced, affordable, and nutritious food.

Our mission:

To provide at-risk Canadians with affordable, nutritious food

To support sustainable agriculture by investing in research and innovation

To demonstrate and inspire environmental leadership

To support community programs that align with our vision

The Foundation is proud to support the legacy of Joe & Mary Hudson and their contributions to the communities they lived, loved and worked in. In the words of Mary Hudson, we all have to go and ‘do our bit’ in the world.

In 2021, the Burnbrae Farms Foundation proudly donated and supported 16 local and national charities including:

Aquatarium, At Tall Ships Landing ( )

Brockville & District Hospital Foundation: ( )

Canadian Red Cross – Wildfires in BC ( )

Children’s Aid Foundation of Canada ( )

Frontenac Arch Biosphere ( )

GTA Children’s Breakfast Club ( )

Municipalité d'Upton ( )

Nature Canada ( )

Terry Fox Foundation ( )

Township of Elizabethtown-Kitley ( )

United Way of Leeds & Grenville ( )

Université Laval ( )

University of Guelph ( )

YMCA of Eastern Ontario ( )