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To have a positive impact on the people and pride within the communities where employees of Western Financial Group and its divisions live and work.
The Community Infrastructure Grant program provides a branch or location with $5,000 to support a major community infrastructure project for renovation or construction of a community's publicly owned asset (e.g. arena, park, library, community hall, pool, etc.).
In 2005, WCF launched the Matching Grant program that matches up to $500 raised by branch/location staff in support of a local community project through initiatives such as a bake sale, staff jeans days, prizes draw etc.
For those locations that achieve their fundraising goal ($100 per employee) in the Support the Cause Campaign, they will be eligible to apply to keep 50% of the total funds raised. These funds can be donated through the Western Communities Foundation to a local community project governed by a registered charity or the municipality
The Western Inspirational award is a bursary given to a local high school graduates in communities that are served by Western Financial Group/Western Coast Insurance Services/ Wyatt Dowling who:
The students may be nominated by any member of the school teaching staff, support or administrative staff, or by a member of the parent school council.
To date, the Western Communities Foundation has awarded more than 930 Western Inspirational Awards.