The Guarantee’s support of registered charities demonstrates our aim to make a real difference in the lives of people in our communities. We do that in a number of ways to ensure we maximize the impact of our involvement.
Some of the Charities and Initiatives We Are Proud to Support
Women in Insurance Cancer Crusade (WICC)
WICC is a charitable organization that brings together the Canadian Insurance Industry in order to fight against cancer by focusing on cancer research, support and education. Through our support at the WICC Gala Dinner in 2015 as a National Sponsor, as well as participation and activity sponsorship for the WICC Ontario edition of the Canadian Cancer Society’s Relay for Life, we continue to demonstrate our solidarity with the P&C insurance industry in the fight against cancer.
For more information on WICC, please visit wicc.ca
Every year the Unity Way changes the lives of those in communities across Canada by helping kids be all they can be, and by helping move people from poverty to possibility. In 2016, The Guarantee held an employee fundraising campaign for United Way, and along with a corporate match, donated $124,663. Our donations will help fund United Way so that they may continue to offer life changing programs and services in communities across Canada.
For more information on United Way, please visit unitedwaytyr.com
The Guarantee Company of North America Scholarship – Concordia University
The Guarantee is committed to supporting communities where our employees and customers live and work, and that includes supporting the next generation of industry professionals. We are proud to once again offer a student at Concordia University a scholarship of $3,000.
For the 2015-2016 academic year, The Guarantee Company of North America Scholarship was awarded to Roxanne Côté. Roxanne is studying towards a bachelor's degree in actuarial mathematics and finance.
Our Partnership with The Cowan Foundation
The Guarantee also partners with The Cowan Foundation – sustained by the ongoing success of the Princeton Holdings group of companies, including The Guarantee. Below are some of the programs and initiatives funded through the foundation that we participated in during 2016. To learn more about The Cowan Foundation, visit cowanfoundation.ca.
Community Volunteer Program
The Community Volunteer Program distributes funds to Canadian charities chosen by volunteering employees. Those meeting the eligibility requirements, which include 50 hours of volunteer work in the program year, select a Canadian charity to receive $750. In 2016, the program donated over $42,000 to employee directed charities.