Who we are

The Canadian Hospitality Worker Relief Fund (CHWRF) is supported by a broad coalition of hospitality industry stakeholders.

As CHRWF’s spokespeople, Chefs Vikram Vij, Victor Barry, and Dan Geltner have volunteered their personal time to drive awareness with media and the general public.  

Founding partners Uber Eats, Nella, Welbilt and Garland Canada have pledged over $1m to provide one-time $500 grants to eligible workers. Community partners Elevate, Staffy, Interac, La Tablee des Chef, and Spiffy are supporting the implementation and/or the promotion of the fund.

Design Exchange (DX) is administering the CHWRF.  A registered Canadian Charity, the Design Exchange is also Canada’s Headquarters for the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs).  Partnering with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), DX is home to year-round programming, leveraging design and technology to create actionable solutions to solve the 17 UN SDGs, which include climate change, poverty, and inequality.

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Contact us

For partners, please contact hospitalityfund@dx.org

For media, please contact ashley.mcguire@mediaprofile.com

Privacy Policy

This section sets out the Terms and Conditions between Design Exchange (hereafter “DX”) and you. By registering for this fund administered by DX, or by participating in the email collection submission, you are agreeing to comply with and be bound by these Terms and Conditions. You should read this section carefully.

DX reserves the right to change these Terms and Conditions at any time. Any amended Terms and Conditions will be posted on chwrf.ca.  Applicable from April 28, 2020.


You hereby give your consent for DX (to collect, process and use your personal data for the purposes of processing your application and for any other use to which you have consented.  You also consent to DX sharing your name and email address securely with INTERAC for the purposes of funds distribution via the Toronto Dominion Bank.


DX will not share your address, email address or personal information to any third party without your permission. You hereby give your consent for DX (and any potential subsidiaries) to store the following types of data as a profile for internal purposes:

  • Mandatory and voluntary data collected when registering for the fund.
  • Voluntary disclosures when participating in online surveys.
  • If you have opted-in to receive email communication about related events, you give consent for DX to analyze and use the data for the purpose of reporting to stakeholders, personal data will not be shared.
  • If you have provided your mobile telephone number, you consent to DX to contact you by SMS in relation to your application, if required.


You have a right to be given a copy of any of your personal data held by DX in accordance with the Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL)


The security of your personal information is important to the DX team. However, no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure. Therefore, while we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your Personal Information, DX cannot guarantee its absolute security and cannot accept any liability where the security of your Personal Information is compromised. As such, you will be notified in the unlikely incident of any data breach that compromises your personal information.