High River, AB - Western Financial Group (Western), through its charitable arm, the Western Communities Foundation, has awarded 45 infrastructure grants of $5,000 each for 2017.
The Foundation’s Infrastructure Grant Program provides financial assistance for projects supporting public health, public housing, education, and recreation in the communities where Western operates.
Funds for the infrastructure grants are raised by employees of Western through an annual Support the Cause Day Walk and other charitable ventures. Winners are chosen lottery-style from a pool of deserving nominees put forth by the various branches and affiliates of Western.
Since its inception in 2002, the Western Communities Foundation has contributed nearly $2 million to the communities where Western operates.
2017 Grant Recipients
Western Communities Foundation
Founded in 2002, the Western Communities Foundation serves to give back to the communities where Western employees live and work, and foster employee pride and engagement. The Foundation’s core donation programs include community infrastructure grants, Exceptional Achievement Citation & Bursary Awards for graduating high school students and a Matching Grants program. Since its inception, the Western Communities Foundation has raised more than $1 million to support local communities.
Western Financial Group Inc.
Western Financial Group is a diversified insurance services company that serves customers across Western Canada. Founded in 1996 and headquartered in High River, Alberta, Western provides personal and business insurance services through more than 157 locations, affiliates and online. With a skilled team of approximately 1,700 employees, Western is committed to building the strongest insurance organization in Western Canada.
Western Financial Group is a subsidiary of Trimont Financial, a subsidiary of Wawanesa Mutual Insurance Company.