Our Mission

The Can Man Dan Foundation is a not-for-profit organization designed to alleviate poverty, reduce community stress, support vulnerable populations, and aid struggling non-profits and charities across Alberta.


We are here to make our province a better place one day at a time, and your support goes a long way in helping us help others. Donate now to ensure everyone in our community receives warmth, comfort, and the basic necessities of life.

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All for Alberta, Alberta for all.

At our core, we are dedicated to providing support to the community in areas that need it the most. Our mission is to “fill in the gaps” of today’s busy, overwhelmed society while making a tangible difference at a grassroots level. Since 2011, we have accomplished this by listening and making genuine connections with the people we help, whether they are children, seniors, or anyone in between. We help in any way we can, as much as we can. Once that’s done, we do it all over again.

The Can Man Dan Foundation started as the solo initiative of Dan Johnstone, who himself grew up in poverty in a single-parent household. In 2011, he started going door-to-door collecting food and donations as a way of giving back to the city that took care of his family through social programs and the generosity of everyday people. Since then, Dan has raised millions in resources and donations to help struggling Albertans. To expand results beyond what one person can do, Dan officially founded the Can Man Dan Foundation in 2019. By bringing like-minded people together and abiding by the same values that make him one of the most prolific philanthropists in western Canada, Dan wishes to stand by his motto of "can't stop the good" more than ever before.

We aim to be innovative and inclusive in how we help others -- we are constantly brainstorming ways to ensure no one is left behind, forgotten, or underrepresented. We are not afraid to use our hard-earned visibility to stand up and speak out on today's pressing social issues.

Please help us support those who have nowhere else to go. Your donation makes an immeasurable difference in the lives of people who need it the most. Through you, we can spread love and support throughout Alberta.

Meet Our Volunteer Board

Alberta Charitable License/Registration No.: 351625