Edward Jones Canada reinforces commitment to communities through $100,000 donation to four Canadian charities
News release | Jun 14, 2022
The donation is a component of the firm’s purpose to partner for positive impact and improve communities from coast-to-coast
TORONTO, JUNE 8, 2022 – Edward Jones Canada is pleased to announce it will donate a combined $100,000 to The Canadian Red Cross, Food Bank Canada, United Way of Greater Toronto, and the Terry Fox Foundation as part of its commitment to making a positive impact and investing in communities.
Each year, Edward Jones brings together the firm's top financial advisors for its Exceeding Conference. The conference recognizes financial advisors who have set the standard for excellence by delivering results through deep, personal, and trusting relationships with their clients.
This year, 191 financial advisors from Canada qualified and were given an opportunity to support the firm’s culture of caring by giving back to a charity that connected most to their community and values. The goal was to collectively make a meaningful difference in the local communities the firm serves, and the lives of clients, associates, and branch teams across Canada. As a result, donations have been made to the following Canadian charities totaling $100,000:
- Canadian Red Cross
- Food Banks Canada
- United Way of Greater Toronto
- Terry Fox Foundation
“Building and fostering strong communities is a core part of our purpose,” says David Gunn, President of Edward Jones Canada. "Our financial advisors live in the communities they serve, which makes them deeply invested in not only the success of their clients, but the community around them. We feel a responsibility to make an impact, and we’re grateful that, collectively as a firm, we could do just that.”
Each year, Edward Jones Canada employees raise money and volunteer their time to important causes supporting Canadians in need across local communities. Over the past year, they have given more than $250,000 in support of their corporate social responsibility program to a diverse group of Canadian charities.
“Our corporate social responsibility strategy is designed to engage the hearts of our branch teams and associates and empower them to choose how they participate in helping our local communities achieve their full potential,” says Maryon Urquhart, Director, Canada Business Segment. “These four Canadian charities share our culture of caring and, like our branch teams and associates, are making a meaningful difference in the lives of our clients and their communities from coast-to-coast.”
Read Edward Jones Canada’s annual Purpose, Inclusion and Citizenship Report to learn more about the firm’s commitment to supporting causes that have a positive and meaningful impact on communities across the country.
About Edward Jones Canada:
Edward Jones is a full-service investment dealer with more than 850 financial advisors in Canadian communities from coast-to-coast. A member of the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada and the Canadian Investor Protection Fund, the firm is also a participating organization in the Toronto Stock Exchange. Edward Jones is a proud supporter of partners in the health and wellness space such as The Terry Fox Foundation, whose mission supports initiatives positively impacting cancer research. For more information, visit edwardjones.ca.
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