At AGF we are focused on investing in our communities. We continue to support organizations that promote education, health and well-being, and a vibrant arts culture.
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 employees across Canada raised over $89,000 in 2015. Donate at: jdrf.ca/ride
AGF is a proud partner of the Alzheimer Society of Canada the leading nationwide charity dedicated to improving the lives of people living with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, their families and caregivers. At AGF, we understand the value of advice. Through this partnership, we are committed to providing advisors with the tools and resources they need to start conversations with clients and their families about planning for their health-care needs.
Building on AGF’s Healthcare initiatives, material is available through local Alzheimer Societies across the country for both financial advisors and Canadian investors. We believe this is an opportunity to provide additional support to our clients who are caring for a family member facing dementia or Alzheimer’s.
For 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.
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.
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 partner, AGF brings together clients, partners, friends and colleagues to share their artistic appreciation for creativity and culture through film.
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 2015, 13 students were awarded Canada Company Scholarships.