As a member of the Canadian Western Bank Group (CWB Group), Canadian Direct Insurance strongly believes in supporting and strengthening the communities that our clients and employees call home. To ensure that our community contributions have the greatest impact possible, we focus our funding in three key areas: education, health and wellness, and community and civic services. In 2011 alone, CWB Group contributed over $1.5 million to our community partners working in these areas. We are proud to have built a number of longstanding relationships with local not-for-profit organizations and are also pleased to support them through financial contributions, in-kind donations and employee volunteerism.
To learn more about our giving criteria and to apply for funding, please visit: www.cwbankgroup.com/csr/community_investment/giving_focus.htm
BC Transplant (BCT), established in 1986, directs, delivers or contracts for all organ transplant services across BC.
Transplantation has saved the lives of thousands of British Columbians, yet over 350 are still waiting. As the need for organ transplants increases, many people will not survive the wait. Organ donation saves lives. Consider your decision on organ donation.
BC Transplants online registration process is the first in Canada. Incorporating digital signature technology, it means British Columbians can now register their decision more efficiently using the online donor registration form as a legal and paperless alternative to mailing in forms. Show your support, Give Hope and Register today.
BC Children's Hospital
BC's Children's Hospital is the province's only acute-care facility for children from birth to age 16. Many of the hospital's specialized programs and facilities, including advanced diagnostic procedures and specialized surgical techniques, are not available anywhere else in BC. The hospital's high-tech, high-touch delivery of care makes it a renowned center of medical experience.
Sunny Hill Health Centre
Sunny Hill Health Centre for Children is a leader in pediatric development clinical care, research and programs for children who require rehabilitative physical or emotional treatment. The expert team at Sunny Hill works to help children have access to everyday functions like talking, walking and eating - to help unlock the hidden potential in every child in BC.
BC's Children's Hospital & Sunny Hill Health Centre for Children are part of the Children's & Women's Health Centre of British Columbia.
Canadian Red Cross
Earthquakes, hurricanes, flooding and forest fires are happening more often within Canada and around the world. The Red Cross must be prepared to effectively respond to natural disasters, and to minimize the impact on families and communities.
The Red Cross completed major upgrades to its Disaster Response Centre. Canadian Direct Insurance proudly sponsors the Family Reunification Centre, which provides volunteers with a confidential workspace where they can reunite families affected by disasters. When not responding to disasters, the Centre provides an area for planning, training, debriefing and research.
The Greater Vancouver Food Bank Society
The Greater Vancouver Food Bank Society provides food to 25,000 people in need each week. 39% of their recipients are children and 40% are families. Canadian Direct Insurance proudly supports the Food Bank Society and its mandate to provide for people in the community.