2017 Sponsors

Lead Corporate Supporter


CIBC is proud to support the Companies & Causes Conference in Canada, and help connect organizations focused on making a difference – something that is an important part of our culture of care. At CIBC, our employees are at the heart of raising funds to help ensure all Canadians have access to the support they need when faced with life’s major challenges, from families affected by cancer to those working to overcome financial, social and health-related barriers. Through our corporate donations and sponsorships, we are proud to invest in initiatives that enrich and strengthen our communities from coast-to-coast-to-coast.


Corporate Supporters

Canadian Tire

Canadian Tire is a proud retailer that knows life in Canada better than anyone, providing products and services that Canadians need. We care deeply about the communities we serve and have shown our commitment through Jumpstart Charities since 2005. Jumpstart Charities is dedicated to removing barriers associated with sports. 100% of customer donations stay in their community, going directly to helping local kids play!




At Unilever, we believe business growth should not be at the expense of people and the planet.

That’s why we’ve changed the way we do business, and why we want to change the way business is done.

Our business model drives growth that is consistent, profitable, competitive and responsible.

Seven years on, the Unilever Sustainable Living Plan (USLP), it is still core to everything we do. It is driving growth through brands with purpose, taking out costs from our business, reducing risks and helping us to build trust – creating long-term value for the multiple stakeholders we serve.




Bmeaningful is a career site for the corporate dreamer who wants to use their skills for good. Specializing in social impact, we help professionals find jobs with purpose and companies showcase their impact. We care about making it easier for you to find and do meaningful work and help your career at every step of the way with the latest news, insights and advice. We’re also the best way to reach a community of qualified and passionate people to help your organization make a difference.

Business Wire

Sustainability, corporate governance, philanthropy and other Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) factors are a growing part of reporting, compliance and disclosure. Business Wire, a Berkshire Hathaway company, is the global leader in press release distribution and regulatory disclosure. Let Business Wire’s CSR Circuit provide you with the tools to accurately report your CSR efforts to interested audiences.

Imagine Canada

Imagine Canada is a national charitable organization working to ensure charities continue to play a pivotal role in building and enriching Canada. Our programs and resources help to strengthen the capacity of charities serving Canadians. We also recognize leaders in corporate community investment through our Caring Company Program. This program has promoted and celebrated companies contributing a minimum of 1% of their pre-tax profits to communities since 1988.


Ipsos is Canada’s market intelligence leader, the country’s leading provider of public opinion research, and research partner for loyalty and forecasting and modelling insights. Staffed with seasoned research consultants with extensive industry-specific backgrounds, Ipsos offers syndicated information or custom solutions across key sectors of the Canadian economy, including consumer packaged goods, financial services, automotive, retail, health and technology & telecommunications. To learn more, visit www.ipsos.ca.


Since 1981, Manifest has been changing the way Canadians think, feel and act on social issues and causes. That’s because we Manifest change. It’s little wonder our mission lives naturally in our name and is embodied in the Delta of our logo. As the leading agency in this country dedicated exclusively to influencing changes in attitudes, understanding and behaviour, we provide strategic solutions to bring about lasting change on the most pressing social issues of our time. Learn more at www.manifestcom.com.



PUBLIC Inc. is a social impact marketing agency and innovation lab that designs and helps direct social change programs, campaigns and businesses. As a certified B Corporation we believe the way to create large scale social impact in the world is through the merger of profit and purpose. Our Agency works with leading brands across North America including; TD Bank, NBC Universal, Under Armour, The Body Shop, Maple Leaf Foods and Kruger. Our innovation lab is incubating a fair trade football academy in Uganda, a workplace wellness program with ParticipACTION and a stand up desk engagement initiative called Sit Kicker.

The Sponsorship Collective

The Sponsorship Collective is all about smart corporate partnerships and leveraging the growing sponsorship market to build brands and communities. Our expertise includes:

  • Sponsorship Strategy
  • Asset Valuation
  • Sponsorship Activation and Fulfillment
  • Event Marketing

We represent companies interested in building their brand through sponsorship and we work with charities, not for profit organizations, events and organized sport to grow their sponsorship revenue.