Top Banner

"Make a difference."

That's our mission.

The Strachan Hartley Legacy Foundation is dedicated to furthering Strachan Hartley's life goal by providing under-privileged youth and families with life-enriching sports and educational programs that will help them reach their full potential.

Strachan excelled because he was provided with opportunities to develop and reach his full potential. Growing up, he was fortunate to receive the best education and athletic opportunities available. These, coupled with nurturing relationships, equipped him with the skills necessary to succeed throughout life. There are countless areas of Canada and the world where children, youth and families are denied these same opportunities for lack of resources. Strachan would have loved nothing more than to provide every person with the chances he was granted.

SHLF seeks to provide valuable sports and education programs in areas of the country and world where people need them most. In addition to partnering with Canadian sports organizations and creating local scholarships for deserving student-athletes, SHLF has initiated a partnership with L’Athlétique Haiti, an organization that provides after-school sports and tutoring for youth in the slums of Port-au-Prince, Haiti. In an area plagued by political instability, violence, poverty and environmental degradation, SHLF is helping to provide over 1,3000 youth with life-enriching opportunities.


Why is the Strachan Hartley Legacy Foundation Important?

Besides being a cornerstone in Strachan’s life and development, sport is a proven tool to help achieve goals in education, health, gender equality, child protection and child development. Sport is not just an end in itself, but also an effective tool to help improve the lives of children, families and communities.

All around the country and the world, communities are filled with individuals who have dreams for themselves and their families, much like Strachan’s, yet lack the resources and opportunities to help themselves and their families achieve their goals and dreams.

The Strachan Hartley Legacy Foundation uses sport and education programs to promote good health, encourage education, create safe spaces, educate about health issues and empower youth and families with the life skills necessary to reach their full potential.