Lilly is proud to be a company that thoughtfully uses our resources to make a meaningful, measurable, and sustainable difference. Whether in our local neighbourhood, or with a community of people who are passionate about the same thing, we choose to reach out where we can help make communities stronger and healthier.

Lilly Grants for Philanthropy

Eli Lilly Canada's Lilly Grants program is responsible for distributing philanthropic support to organizations that help address local community needs. To learn more, click here.

Supporting United Way of Canada
Each year Eli Lilly Canada employees join together to donate their time, talents and financial resources during our annual fundraising campaign for United Way of Canada.

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Employee Matching Gifts Program
Recognizing the importance of employees' giving, Eli Lilly Canada created an Employee Matching Gifts Program. Under this program, Lilly matches the contributions of employees to eligible charities. The program allows employees to help determine how to spend a portion of the company’s philanthropic resources locally, and amplifies their support for humanitarian aid and relief efforts for natural disasters.

The Lilly Patient Support Program

Eli Lilly Canada is committed to delivering meaningful and appropriate health solutions that give patients the very best chance to benefit from our innovative medicines. We have a proud history of supporting patients in need. The Lilly Patient Support Program provides certain Health Canada-approved Lilly medications at no cost to eligible patients who have been prescribed a medication but who are unable to afford it.

Patients who have been prescribed a Health Canada-approved Lilly medication should inform their physician if they are unable to afford the medication, and request that the physician complete an application for assistance. Patients who would like more information about the Lilly Patient Support Program and the medications that are currently available through this program should contact Eli Lilly Canada’s Customer Response Centre at 1-888-545-5972.

Physicians should call 1-877-545-5922 to obtain an enrollment form for the Lilly Patient Support Program. To help manage assistance requests most effectively, this number is reserved for physicians only. Physicians are asked to have their license number close at hand when they dial. Once the application has been completed and submitted by the physician, the application will be assessed and the physician will be contacted. If the application is approved, we will provide instructions on how the patient can obtain the medication.

The program has an allotted amount of medication available per calendar year. The Lilly Patient Support Program is carefully managed to provide available medicines to as many people who meet the program’s criteria as possible.

Approved applications are for a specific time period and are monitored on an ongoing basis. An approval does not guarantee subsequent approvals or a continued supply of medication. Eli Lilly Canada reserves the right to make changes to the program as appropriate.