High River, Alberta – The Western Communities Foundation (WCF) is thrilled to announce 2018 was a banner year with over $300,000 in grants and bursaries being awarded.
The WCF presented 20 infrastructure grants ($5,000 each) across Western Financial Group’s network. Leaders thanked employees and supporters after surpassing $3.1 million raised since 2002.
Funds from the annual Support the Cause walk and other events are given out via student bursaries ($84,000 in 2018), matching grants (over $48,000), infrastructure grants ($100,000 in 2018) and goal achiever grants ($69,000).
Western’s charitable arm, the WCF, funds projects supporting public health, public housing, education and recreation where Western operates and, in many cases, employees live, work and play.
“Every donation, large or small, builds our communities” Laurette LaPlante, director for the registered charity, said. “We’re so pleased to be able to give back. Thank you to our partners and sponsors.”
2018 Infrastructure Grant Recipients:
Western Communities Foundation
Founded in 2002, the Western Communities Foundation gives back to the communities where Western employees live and work, and fosters employee pride and engagement. The Foundation’s core donation programs include community Infrastructure Grants, Western Inspirational Award for graduating high school students and community projects through our matching grant and goal achiever programs. Since its inception, the Western Communities Foundation has raised more than $3.1 million to support local communities.
Western Financial Group Inc.
Western, a diversified insurance services company, is focused on creating security and has provided over one million Canadians the right protection for more than 100 years. Headquartered in High River, Alberta, Western provides personal and business insurance services through 179 locations, its affiliates and a variety of connected channels, with an engaged team of approximately 1,800 people. Western is a subsidiary of Trimont Financial Ltd., a subsidiary of The Wawanesa Mutual Insurance Company.
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