About Blue Sea

Coldest Day of the Year is operated by Blue Sea Foundation (formerly known as Blue Sea Philanthropy). Blue Sea believes in the power of charities to make the world better. Our vision is to see a more generous world where charities thrive.


We are a registered charity with the CRA, and you may already know us from our three other national events in support of social service charities in Canada:


Since 2011, Blue Sea has distributed more than $25,000,000 in earned grants to over 300 registered charities.


Financial Statements

Our financial statements have been prepared in accordance with widely-accepted Canadian accounting principles for not-for-profit organizations, as established by the Accounting Standards Board of the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants. You may access our CRA page and filings here.



In 2017, for every $1 invested in our charitable program, $2.63 in earned grants were distributed to our charity partners.

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