Impact, Progress and Partnership


The seeds of La Fondation Polykar have long been sown. Since the corporate founding of Les Industries Polykar by Elyse Damdjee and Aziz Karim in 1987, the social ethic of giving back to community and civil society has been built into the company’s fabric.


For more than thirty years, we have been able to donate to and fund numerous community projects benefitting education and health, to help improve the quality of life of communities in need. Whether by donating financial resources, professional expertise or providing dedicated volunteer time to charitable causes, we are committed to impacting human betterment and positive change for the future.

Today, the annual tradition of donating a percentage of gross sales continues and with the growth of Polykar as a company, this integral tradition is now formally channelled through La Fondation Polykar.

Established in July 2018 by Polykar’s President, Amir Karim, La Fondation Polykar will perpetuate this valuable tradition of donating and directing investments in long-term programming, both in Canada and elsewhere.

By carefully selecting what we believe will be transformational investments in 6 life-enhancing sectors – Arts and Culture, Communities, Environment, Education, Health and International Development – investments by La Fondation Polykar will back projects that align with our principles of long-lasting impact, progress and partnership.

All revenues generated from the Foundation’s investments are reinvested in new ventures.


Since our establishment, the Foundation has pledged to invest in communities through impactful, long-term ventures in Canada and the developing world. We aim to target one of each of our priority sectors every year.

Board of Directors

Amir Karim

President of the Board of Directors

Farahnaz Karim

 Board of Directors

Iffat Salaam Karim

Board of Directors

Today’s interconnected world creates more opportunities to help improve the quality of life of those less fortunate. We support communities close to us, and further afield to build equitable standards of living. Whether supporting access to education, healthcare, economic upliftment or culture, we can help eliminate inequality. Together, we can all contribute to the betterment of mankind.


La Fondation Polykar

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