O'Regan's Community Involvement

O'Regan's is proud to support over 400 charitable organizations and community groups annually.  Below is a partial listing of some of the amazing organizations we work with:


Adsum House

Arthritis Society

Autism Nova Scotia

Brigadoon Children’s Camp

Canadian Cancer Society – Daffodil Campaign

Canadian Red Cross

Churchill Academy

Dartmouth General Hospital

Dartmouth North Community Food Centre

Easter Seals Nova Scotia

Family SOS

Feed Nova Scotia

Heartland Tour (Heart & Stroke)


Jordan Boyd Foundation

Junior Achievement

Kids Help Phone


Mental Health Foundation of Nova Scotia

Metro United Way

Nova Scotia Heartland Tour

Nova Scotia Nature Trust

Phoenix Youth Programs

Rotary Club of Dartmouth

Salvation Army

Special Olympics Nova Scotia

Symphony Nova Scotia

St. Francis Xavier University



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 will be called the Neville J. Gilfoy Wing.


The project is well underway.  To see all of the ways this investment will enhance health care for our region please visit https://www.dghfoundation.ca/above-beyond-campaign/the-difference-it-makes/

The contributions to the new Halifax Central Library and Dartmouth General Hospital are in addition to O'Regan's annual giving.

If you would like to submit a request to O'Regan's Community Fund please contact:

Darlene Drake

O'Regan's Automotive Group

P.O. Box 8508 Station A

Halifax, NS B3K 5M2

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Fax: (902) 464-9560


Due to the high volume of requests, please feel free to contact Darlene if you have not received a response within 30 days.