The Barrett Family Foundation

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“I am deeply inspired by my father’s life-long teaching of ingenuity, entrepreneurship, and giving back.”
– Bob Barrett


Members of the Barrett Family Foundation Board

L to R: Mark Cullen, Rebecca Barrett, Kim Barrett McKenna, Robert K. Barrett, Francine Rouleau-Barrett, John McKenna, Alister Mathieson

The Barrett Family Foundation is committed to supporting a broad range of causes.  Charitable sectors that have benefitted include: education, environment, health, the arts and humanitarian causes.

In addition, more than 100 daughters and sons of Polytainers’ employees have been chosen to receive post-secondary scholarships since 1986. The awards acknowledged the recipients’ leadership contributions and academic performance.

To learn more, please contact Alister Mathieson, Executive Director at

Humber College was one of the first partners of the Barrett Family Foundation and is now the largest partner. The Barrett Family Foundation’s investment in Humber College supports the design, development and operation of the Barrett Centre for Technology Innovation (Barrett CTI) and provides support to help students acquire the knowledge and skills that equip them for workplace effectiveness.

The Barrett CTI inspires innovation, supports skills development and promotes science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics (STEAM) outreach in collaboration with industry and the community.

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