Investing in our Communities
As a proud Canadian company with a global reach, AGF is strongly committed to giving back to the community. We believe that with prosperity comes an obligation to corporate social responsibility.
Our mission of helping investors succeed extends to our community. We have a long history of supporting organizations that promote health, protect the environment, foster a vibrant arts culture and invest in education and future leaders to make our community a better place to live and work.
AGF's co-founder C. Warren Goldring believed in supporting initiatives that improve society as a whole and make a difference in our own neighbourhoods and abroad. His legacy continues today as AGF promotes employee involvement in campaigns, causes and charities, while donating to various charitable and non-profit organizations.
Volunteerism is also encouraged across all businesses at AGF in the workplace and in the community by leading campaigns that support organizations like the United Way and JDRF.
AGF has a long-standing commitment to invest in the arts and culture, our youth, the environment and health and well being.
As a Canadian Company it proudly supports the following organisations:
Canada Company, a federally-registered charity that brings Canadian community leaders together to support members of the Canadian forces at home and abroad, was founded in 2006. Canada Company makes sure that the men and women who serve in the Canadian Forces and Reserves and their families receive the widest possible support, recognition and care they deserve.
AGF was among the first contributors from the business community to support the creation of this non-profit organization which also serves as an important bridge between business and the military. Since then, AGF has dedicated financial support from events like its annual golf tournament to this cause.
To learn more about Canada Company, visit: www.canadacompany.ca
Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF)
Since 2004, AGF has proudly participated in JDRF's annual Ride for Diabetes Research to help find a cure for diabetes and its complications through the support of research.
The United Way of Greater Toronto
AGF is a proud supporter of the United Way of Greater Toronto - a partnership that actually predated the founding of AGF by a year. It was Dr. C.C. Goldring, father of the co-founder of AGF, who was among the first board of directors for the United Community Fund in 1956, which later became known as the United Way. To this day, AGF continues to actively participate in the annual United Way Corporate fundraising drive that has raised millions of dollars to support Toronto charities.
To learn more about the United Way, visit: www.unitedway.ca
The Canadian Red Cross
When a member of the global community is in need of emergency humanitarian assistance, AGF is ready to help. In response to natural disasters like the Japan earthquake/Asia-Pacific tsunami, the Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami, the Haiti earthquake and the Pakistan floods. AGF has supported The Canadian Red Cross, matched employee donations and sponsored fundraising events such as casual dress week and bake sales.
To learn more or to make a donation, visit: www.redcross.ca
Toronto International Film Festival®
Encouraged by Blake Goldring's love of film, AGF is a proud sponsor of the Toronto International Film Festival hosting gala screenings for our clients, partners and special guests.
To learn more about the Toronto International Film Festival, visit: www.tiff.net
The Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) ranks among the most prestigious international film festivals in the world. Each year film lovers, filmmakers, industry professionals and media watch the best in new cinema from established masters and new talent.
As one of the world's most important cultural events, the Festival consistently strives to set the standard for excellence in film programming. Audiences are exposed to the work of emerging talent and masters of the cinema craft from around the world.
Since 1994, AGF has supported the Toronto Zoo in its efforts to bring further awareness to the highly endangered Sumatran tigers and preserve their population in the wild. With AGF's support, the Zoo's Species Survival Plan used genetic pairing and research to match female tiger Brytne with male tiger Rengat. In 2003 they became parents to Kougra, Chelsea and their brother Skylar - the first cubs born in Canada and in 2006 they welcomed twin girls Kali and Indah.
AGF has sponsored the Toronto Zoo through a number of projects, including the AGF Tiger-Cam, a 'first of its kind' web cam showing the twin cubs' growth and development from their den. The webcam was voted one of the 'Top Ten' best web cams in the world by www.earthcam.com.
To learn more about the Toronto Zoo, visit: www.torontozoo.com
World Wildlife Fund Canada
AGF first began partnering with WWF-Canada in the early 1980s to raise awareness about the Sumatran tiger - our corporate symbol. Over the years, we have worked with WWF-Canada to save the highly endangered Sumatran tiger and to educate the public about the WWF-Canada's efforts to protect all endangered species. AGF has been actively involved in various projects, including:
To learn more about World Wildlife Fund Canada, visit: www.wwf.ca
Yee Long Centre for Geriatric Care
AGF has a long-standing association with the Yee Hong Community Wellness Foundation that goes back nearly two decades. The firm has actively supported various fund-raising efforts including the annual high-profile Dragon Ball to build and maintain the four Yee Hong long-term care facilities in the Greater Toronto Area and the unique continuum of care that they offer to seniors.
To learn more about Yee Hong, visit: www.yeehong.com