O'Regan's Community Involvement

O'Regan's is proud to support a wide array of community groups (below is a partial listing)

  • Adsum Association for Women & Children

  • Canadian Cancer Society

  • Churchill Academy

  • Dartmouth General Hospital

  • Diabetes Canada

  • East Coast Music Awards

  • Family SOS

  • Feed Nova Scotia

  • Hope Cottage

  • Hospice Halifax

  • Kids Help Phone

  • Laing House

  • Metro United Way

  • Nova Scotia Nature Trust

  • Ovarian Cancer Canada

  • Ronald McDonald House Charities

  • Salvation Army

  • Ships Company Theatre

  • Special Olympics

  • Symphony Nova Scotia

  • The North Grove

  • UNICEF Canada


New Halifax Central Library

In December 2012, O'Regan's announced $1 million gift from O’Regan’s Automotive Group to the new Halifax Central Library.  The gift, in memory of the late Paul O’Regan, is the single largest gift (other than a bequest) to a public library in Nova Scotia.  This project was guided by extensive public consultation and will serve a wide variety of community groups.

In honour of the unprecedented gift, the Library has named a popular area of the interior—the large public space and performance area on the main floor—Paul O’Regan Hall. 



In recognition of O'Regan's community involvement O'Regan's was awarded the Outstanding Corporate Philanthropist by the Association of Fundraising Professionals of Nova Scotia in 2013.  O'Regan's is a second time winner of the award have first been recognized in 2004.


Dartmouth General Hospital Foundation

In 2018 O’Regan’s Automotive Group along with Mary, Stephen, and Suzanne O’Regan announced a $2 million pledge to the Dartmouth General Hospital Above and Beyond Campaign.


This contribution provided the opportunity to create an enduring legacy for Neville J. Gilfoy, a business leader who went above and beyond for his community every day. This gift will honour his lifetime of outstanding contribution to Dartmouth, the province and beyond.  The new three-story addition to the Dartmouth General is named the Neville J. Gilfoy Wing.