Investing in our Communities
As a proud Canadian company, with a wide global reach, AGF has a strong 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.
Canada Company is a federally registered charity created in 2006 that brings together community leaders from across Canada to support members of our military in the work they do at home and abroad. The organization is apolitical and is an advocate for Canadians who serve, or wish to serve, in the Canadian Forces – regular and reserve – and their families, ensuring that they receive the widest possible support, recognition and care.
Canada Company Scholarships are provided annually as a tribute to fallen Canadian Forces personnel to support the post-secondary education of their children. Each recipient is eligible to receive up to $4,000 per year for up to four years to help defray the costs of their post-secondary education. Since the Scholarship was established in 2007, Canada Company has provided nearly $270,000 in scholarships. In 2014, eight students were awarded Canada Company Scholarships.
Junior Achievement (JA) is the world’s largest not-for-profit organization dedicated to educating young people about business. With over 120 charters worldwide, JA brings a global view of business to local communities. Since 1968 Junior Achievement of Central Ontario has partnered with educators, donors and volunteers to bring a real-world experience into the classroom.
In 2014, AGF renewed our partnership with Junior Achievement of Central Ontario, supporting financial literacy programs and bringing AGF employees into the classroom. A group of AGF employees presented Junior Achievement’s “Economics for Success” program to approximately 100 grade 7 and 8 students. The program emphasizes the advantages of staying in school and how this choice today can positively impact their future dreams and career choices.
For a decade, AGF has sponsored JDRF’s annual Ride for Diabetes Research, raising funds to support research to cure, better treat and prevent Type 1 Diabetes. Through tremendous passion, team spirit and strong advocacy for a great cause, AGF has raised approximately $570,000 over the last six years in support of diabetes research.
With employees participating in cities across Canada, AGF surpassed its targeted number of riders and almost doubled its corporate fundraising goal in 2014.
Toronto International Film Festival®
The Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) has grown to become the world’s second-largest film festival and is among the most prestigious events in this industry. TIFF’s objectives are to lead the world in cultural and creative discovery through the moving image and to place Canadian achievements in an international context.
As a long-time sponsor, AGF brings together clients, partners, friends and colleagues to share their artistic appreciation for creativity and culture through film.
The United Way of Greater Toronto
For nearly 60 years, AGF has been a proud supporter of the United Way. Dr. C.C. Goldring, father of the co-founder of AGF, was on the first board of directors for the United Community Fund, which was created in 1956 and later became known as the United Way.
The United Way supports local youth programs that help provide the basics all children deserve with Breakfast Clubs, the Boys and Girls Clubs and Stay in School programs. At AGF, we believe that by supporting at-risk youth, we give them more opportunities to become future leaders and improve their chances of having a positive impact on their communities.