Air Canada Foundation supports the Health and Well-Being Program that provides emergency health funding for at-risk children and youth in Ontario, British Columbia, Nova Scotia and the Northwest Territories. The support of Air Canada Foundation helps to fill the substantive gap between basic government-funded health care, and the necessary preventative and specialized supports that many vulnerable children and families desperately need.
BMO Capital Markets
Children’s Aid Foundation of Canada is pleased to be partnering with BMO Capital Markets as a beneficiary of its Equity Through Education program.
Equity Through Education is a charitable initiative aimed at creating a more diverse workplace by offering support to help bright, deserving people realize their educational ambitions by giving them opportunities they might not otherwise have.
Since its inception in 2005, the BMO Capital Markets Equity Through Education program has raised over $20 million by each year donating one day’s institutional trading commissions earned across North America and Europe directly to organizations that provide access to education. Assistance has been provided to more than 5,000 students through scholarships, bursaries, stipends, mentoring programs and job search strategy forums.
This year’s Equity Through Education trading day will be held on September 23, 2020. Please consider placing your trades with BMO Capital Markets on that day; growing the good with zero barriers to learning.
Since 1991, Manulife and Children’s Aid Foundation of Canada have built a powerful partnership in support of Canada’s most vulnerable children and youth. In 2017, Manulife made a significant commitment to dramatically expand a national cooking and nutrition training program for youth leaving the care of the child welfare system, equipping them with critical life skills designed to teach healthy choices. Children’s Aid Foundation of Canada’s Cooking Toward Independence Program, sponsored by Manulife, will reach nearly 1,500 young people over the course of the next three years through tailored cooking and nutrition workshops in addition to fitness opportunities that meet our young people’s unique needs.
We are proud of our new partnership with Medalist Capital, which will remove the complex financial barriers vulnerable children and youth face in accessing life-enriching activities and experiences for vulnerable children and youth through their support of the IGNITE THE SPARK FUND. Access to the IGNITE THE SPARK FUND can change the trajectory of the lives of vulnerable children and youth, allowing them to build confidence, self-esteem, friendships; while also giving kids the opportunity to just be kids and explore their passions.
Founded in 2005 with a $1.5M gift from Scotiabank, the Scotiabank Stay in School Program is based in evidence showing that regular access to tutoring and awards celebrating a child’s accomplishments can help them improve their grades, stay in school, and build self-esteem to ensure their academic success over the long term. Over 23,000 elementary and high school students have received support since the inception of the program, which includes tutoring and financial incentives for academic success and graduation awards.
“Young people are our future leaders, and Scotiabank is committed to nurturing their growth. Young people from care need extra tools and resources to succeed, and we are proud to be helping them reach their infinite potential through the Scotiabank Stay in School Program.” – Jacquie Ryan, Vice President, Sponsorship Marketing and Global Philanthropy, Scotiabank.
Loblaw Give a Little, Help a Lot
Utilizing cause marketing, organizations can align with a cause they believe in by engaging customers and employees. This leads to building customer loyalty, increasing employee motivation and retention, and differentiating your company from the competition. Loblaws stores across Ontario have participated in cause marketing by raising funds for Children’s Aid Foundation of Canada through their Give a Little Help a Lot in-store campaign. Cashiers asked customers to donate $2 to the campaign, with the proceeds going towards teaching at-risk youth about healthy cooking and eating.