Connect and inspire past, present, and future hospitality workers through advocacy, programming, financial support, and fundraising to foster a healthy, equitable, and thriving community.
Created in 2013, the Bartenders Benevolent Fund is a nationally registered non-profit and financial resource for hospitality professionals in Canada.
Although we have some operational costs, we are mostly powered by volunteers from across the country, who help us to provide support and resources to hospitality professionals throughout Canada.
We provide funding for those who have fallen under serious financial hardship, and programming to elevate our industry and those within it.
The Bartenders Benevolent Fund’s mandate is to offer support to the hospitality industry, by the hospitality industry: our funds are awarded anonymously by local hospitality professionals from each market.
Our core values are deeply rooted in Selfless SERVICE:
Supporting one another during troubled times
Empathy to your situation
Value the bartending community at large
Inclusion - Offering an inclusive application process to those in need
Community minded non-profit, serving those who serve us all
Earnest - The Bartenders Benevolent Fund works in earnest to support our hospitality community at large during times of hardship
A MESSAGE FROM OUR BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Considering the current impact of COVID-19 on the hospitality industry, we are continuously working with community members and organizations to develop inclusive and empowering programming, while continuing to update organizational policies, funding criteria and code of conduct.
Our administrative costs, which includes salaries for one full time and three part-time roles, are below our target number of 13%.
Philanthropic organizations that have an administrative target of 13% are well regarded in the non-profit industry, and so we aim to match them with our own organization. We as a board are therefore pleased to report that we have met our target of keeping our administrative costs below 13% throughout F2020/21.
In addition, the Bartenders Benevolent Fund, its directors, staff members and volunteers pledge to:
Understand, support, and promote the Core Values of the Bartenders Benevolent Fund.
Conduct ourselves with honesty, integrityand fairness.
Ensure a diverse, inclusive and intersectional staff at all levels of our organization.
Respect the dignity and rights of clients, partners, vendors, associates, and peers regardless of race, creed, religion, gender, physical disability, or sexual orientation.
Not engage in sexual harassment, disrespectful or abusive behaviour in connection with professional duties.
Conduct business and professional activities in a reputable manner so as to reflect honourably upon the Fund.
Engage with working bartenders, servers, and FOH and BOH support staff to learn new and innovative ways to improve how we may best serve the industry.
The Bartenders Benevolent Fund operates thanks to our volunteers who donate their time, experience and insight to keep the BBF moving.
Donnie Wheeler, Ontario
Chris Cho, Saskatchewan
Kolbi Morely, Nova Scotia
VOLUNTEER WITH US
Have any questions about your application or guidance on how to apply? Send us a message and we would be happy to answer your questions.
The Bartenders Benevolent Fund values diversity in our make up. We provide equal volunteer and employment opportunities for all applicants and do not discriminate on the basis of race, ancestry, place of origin, colour, ethnic origin, citizenship, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, record of offences, marital status, family status, disability or any other characteristic protected by local and federal law.
There are not currently any openings, but new opportunities will be posted here.