Murray McKinnon Foundation is a non-profit, charitable organization established in August 1972 under the auspices of the Ministry of Community and Social Services and later funded by the Ministry of Children and Youth Services. All of Murray McKinnon Foundation’s residential and community based programs are operated through the formation of a non profit corporation with Murray McKinnon Foundation which is governed by a Board of Directors comprised mainly of members of the North Oshawa Lion’s Club.

The Harold McNeill House, opened in 1972 as the first program, is dedicated to the memory of Judge Harold McNeill.

Murray McKinnon Foundation and Murray McKinnon House are dedicated to the memory of North Oshawa Lion’s Club Members, Murray McKinnon, Ray Stephenson, Larry Raybould and Edgar Hayden.