Corporate Giving Program
In 2016, over $1 million was donated to numerous social enterprises, co-operatives, charities and not-for-profit organizations across Canada through our Corporate Giving Program.
The Co-operators has a proud history of supporting the United Way’s annual campaigns across Canada. The Co-operators Foundation provides a corporate donation to United Way chapters across Canada where our staff live and work, which helps supplement the incredible fundraising efforts by Co-operators staff.
In 2016, we raised $641,999. $249,423 was raised through a corporate contribution of and $392,576 was raised through a number of staff-led office campaigns.
We look forward to continuing our support for United Way through our campaigns being held this fall.
This program funds national charitable organizations as well as regional and local organizations where we have a large business presence and where our local agents are involved.
When reviewing funding requests, we consider the following criteria:
- Is this program or cause national in scope?
- Does it contribute to a safe, healthy and sustainable community?
- Does this initiative have local Co-operators, Board and/or staff/agent involvement and/or support?
- Does it have broad community support?