Giving Back

DQ Giving Back

Giving Back

Young person enjoying a DQ Blizzard Treat

Franchisee Giving

At DQ®, our franchisees make a difference in their communities.

In fact, the DQ® system has raised more than $180 million for local hospitals throughout our 40-year partnership with Children’s Miracle Network®. Every dollar raised at local DQ® restaurants helps kids in the local community who receive care through Children’s Miracle Network®

Franchisees also partner in other ways to benefit their community. From sponsoring youth sports teams to donating Dilly® Bars to local nonprofits, DQ®restaurants give back to support our neighbours and local communities.

DQ Employees volunteering at Second Harvest Heartland

Corporate Giving

Since the first DQ® restaurant opened in 1940, giving back has been at the center of everything we do.

At the corporate level, Dairy Queen Canada supports our nationwide partnership with Children’s Miracle Network® and other local nonprofits, all aligned to our mission of supporting youth and families in times of need and in times of joy. 

Corporate giving through the DQ® Cares program includes employee volunteerism, employee giving and product donations to eligible organizations in the Burlington, Ontario area and across Canada.