June 19, 2017 09:45
In the framework of the celebrations of its 125th anniversary, iA financial Group has launched a contest philanthropic pan-canadian basis with the aim of helping a charitable organization to undertake a project that will grow and radiate. Until 30 September, the recognized organizations from around the country are invited to submit a community project close to their heart, and thus run the chance of receiving a boost of $125,000.
«The charities have growth aspirations, just like businesses. They want to help more people and contribute more to the growth of their community. That is why we offer today the possibility to obtain the means of their ambitions with a substantial financial contribution. It is a way for us to leave a lasting mark in a community, » says Yvon Charest, president and chief executive officer of iA Group financial.
In order to be eligible for the competition, the organizations and their projects must meet certain criteria, including being registered with theCanada revenue Agency, seek to improve the quality of life of Canadians, working in the areas of health, education or social services, or provide direct aid to individuals.
All projects submitted will be analyzed, large or small. At the end of the call for nominations in the fall, ten projects will be selected by the jury and then presented to the general public. The public will be invited to vote for the organization that has proposed the project the more inspiring. A gift of $ 125,000 will be awarded to the organization winning and the other nine finalists will receive 12 $ 500 each. The winners will be known on December 11th.