Stronger Together, Tous Ensemble Raises More Than $6 Million
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Stronger Together, Tous Ensemble raised more than $6 million for Food Banks Canada in the first 24 hours. The 90-minute multi-platform special was the most-watched non-sports Canadian broadcast ever, reaching 11.5 million viewers on 44 television networks.
People can still to donate to the cause by texting COVID to 30333 or visiting FoodBanksCanada.ca/StrongerTogether.
Nearly 100 Canadian artists, activists, actors and athletes shared their stories of hope and inspiration in a national salute to frontline workers battling COVID-19, including the 3,000 local food bank organizations that Food Banks Canada supports across the country.
Stronger Together, Tous Ensemble was the biggest multi-platform broadcast in Canadian history. Fifteen broadcasting groups — led by Bell Media, CBC/Radio-Canada, Corus Entertainment, Groupe V Média and Rogers Sports & Media — presented the show on hundreds of TV, radio, streaming and on-demand platforms.
Stronger Together, Tous Ensemble is available to view on demand from CBC Gem, Crave, CTV.ca, the CTV application, GlobalTV.com, the Global TV app, ICI TOU.TV, iHeartRadio.ca, the iHeartRadio Canada app, Stingray Qello and Super Channel On Demand.
Food Banks Canada’s 2019 “HungerCount” report showed there were 1.08 million visits to 2,326 reporting food banks, resulting in the service of 5.57 million meals and snacks, last year.
Food Banks Canada has sourced and shared more than 1.4 billion pounds of food and shared nearly $70 million in funding over the past 10 years.
“Although we have always known that Canadians are amongst the kindest people on earth and we hoped and planned for our neighbours’ generosity, we were brought to our knees with gratitude by the overwhelming caring of our communities across Canada,” said Food Banks Canada chief executive officer Chris Hatch in a media release.
Here are all of the Stronger Together, Tous Ensemble participants:
Alessia Cara; Amy Poehler; Andre De Grasse; Anne Murray; Arkells; Avril Lavigne; Bad Child; Barenaked Ladies; Bianca Andreescu; Bryan Adams; Burton Cummings; Buffy Sainte-Marie; Céline Dion; Charlotte Cardin; Chris Hadfield; Christine Sinclair; Cirque du Soleil; Command Sisters; Connor McDavid; Dallas Green; Dan Kanter; David Foster; David Suzuki; Desiire; Donovan Woods; Drake; Eric McCormack; Fefe Dobson; Geddy Lee; Georges St-Pierre; Hamza Haq; Hayley Wickenheiser; Howie Mandel; Jann Arden; Jason Priestley; Johnny Orlando; Josh Ramsay; Julie Payette; Justin and Hailey Bieber; Justin Trudeau; Katharine McPhee Foster; Kiefer Sutherland; Lilly Singh; Margaret Atwood; Marie-Mai; Measha Brueggergosman; Michael Bublé; Mike Myers; Morgan Rielly; Olivia Lunny; Pascal Siakam; Penny Oleksiak; Perry Bellegarde; Rick Hansen; Randy Bachman; Rick Mercer; Robbie Robertson; Russell Peters; Ryan Reynolds; Ryland James; Sam Roberts; Sarah McLachlan; Scott Helman; Serena Ryder; Serge Ibaka; Shania Twain; Shawn Hook; Sofia Reyes; TIKA; The Tenors; Tessa Virtue; Tom Cochrane; Tyler Shaw; Walk off the Earth; Will Arnett; William Prince; and the cast of Schitt’s Creek, including Annie Murphy, Catherine O’Hara, Chris Elliott, Dan Levy, Dustin Milligan, Emily Hampshire, Eugene Levy, Jenn Robertson, John Hemphill, Karen Robinson, Noah Reid, Rizwan Manji and Sarah Levy.
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