Archive of 2014 Sponsors


Companies & Causes Canada is returning to Toronto October 22, 2015

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Founding Corporate Supporters

manulife_logoAs part of Manulife’s desire to maximize the positive impact and momentum of our corporate giving initiatives, we focus our efforts on three areas: Promoting health and wellness – As one of the world’s largest life insurance companies, we believe strongly in the importance of promoting health and wellness and supporting the prevention of disease through active, healthy living. Empowering communities – We are committed to the health and vitality of the communities where we operate. Manulife supports a wide range of social, educational and employment programs aimed at empowering children, youth and families, building social inclusion for all, and fostering economic and environmental sustainability Harnessing the power of volunteering – Manulife continues to demonstrate its leadership through the time, attention and expertise our people donate as volunteers. Volunteerism helps magnify and expand the scope of our charitable giving programs and has positive, lasting effects at the community level. Manulife is the luncheon sponsor of Companies & Causes Canada.


Shoppers Drug Mart is one of the most recognized names in Canadian retail, providing health, beauty and convenience needs to Canadians, offered through independently owned and operated stores of our Associate-Owners. Our key community investment program is called Shoppers Drug Mart WOMEN, a national movement to improve the health of Canadian women by connecting women to health resources to help ensure their health gets stronger. Shoppers Drug Mart is the breakfast sponsor of Companies & Causes Canada.

cibc CIBC is thrilled to help bring the Companies & Causes conference to Canada to connect organizations focused on making a difference – something that is an important part of our DNA,” says Monique Giroux, Vice-President of Sponsorship Marketing & Strategy at CIBC. “Through our corporate donations and sponsorships, including marquee programs like the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation CIBC Run for the Cure, we are committed to investing in initiatives that engage Canadians in meaningful experiences and celebrations, while enriching and strengthening our communities from coast to coast-to-coast.” In 2013, CIBC contributed more than $41 million to over 1,870 organizations in 430 communities. Learn more

Scotiabank_No_TM Scotiabank is a leading financial services provider in over 55 countries and Canada’s most international bank. We believe that helping Canadian communities bring their passions to life makes our country a richer place to live. That’s why we prioritize our support of hockey, the arts, marathons–and many other community initiatives–which celebrate the uniqueness and diversity that make Canada great.  Our employees support causes at a grassroots level across six pillars: health, education, social services, arts and culture, environment, and sports, through our global philanthropic program, Bright Future. Recognized as a leader for our charitable donations and philanthropic activities, Scotiabank has contributed $60 million annually over the last five years to community causes around the world.  Because a vibrant community is important to us, we support the Companies & Causes conference as an opportunity to share with and learn from each other.  Visit us at

telus_logo In support of our philosophy to give where we live, TELUS, our team members and retirees have contributed more than $350 million to charitable and not-for-profit organizations and volunteered more than 5.4 million hours of service to local communities since 2000.

rbc_logoAt RBC, we believe in the power of communities and the individuals who live in them. In 2014, we committed more than $104 million in donations and sponsorships worldwide to support community activities and organizations. Find out why we consider vibrant communities to be part of our sustainability story.



Strategic Agency Partner


PUBLIC Inc. is a Toronto based agency and innovation lab, striving to reinvent the way people, companies and organizations create social impact through merging profit and purpose. Our philosophy and approach is that activation trumps awareness; innovation is a must; and “what’s in it for me?” is not a dirty question. Since 2008, we have been creating purpose driven campaigns to help businesses and organizations profit by doing good.


eventbrite_logo_gradient_v2Eventbrite enables people all over the world to plan, promote, and sell out any event, and has sold over 200 million tickets and registrations worldwide, totaling nearly $3 billion in gross ticket sales. In 2013 alone, the company processed $1 billion in gross ticket sales for attendees in 187 countries. The online event ticketing service makes it easy for everyone to discover events, and to share the events they are attending with the people they know. In this way, Eventbrite brings communities together by encouraging people to connect through live experiences. Eventbrite’s investors include Tiger Global, Sequoia Capital, T. Rowe Price, DAG Ventures, and Tenaya Capital. Learn more at

Imagine_Canada-colourImagine Canada is proud to sponsor the inaugural Companies & Causes Canada event, bringing business and community organizations together for common good. We are pleased to provide our members with an opportunity to share experiences, learn new approaches, meet and network with leaders from across the country and North America.

Hilborn-ECS-logo-colourAt Hilborn: ECS, we know that a strong brand and compelling story can change hearts and minds. Serving Canada’s nonprofit sector, we provide editorial and communication services to charities and companies from coast to coast. Clients benefit from our years of combined professional experience fused with fresh, creative thinking. Together we will achieve great things! Contact us.

G_I_Reid_cmykIpsos Reid 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 Reid 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

PrintMSLGROUP, Publicis Groupe’s flagship public relations and social engagement agency, is the fourth largest global PR agency in the world.  Its award-winning Corporate & Brand Citizenship practice works where business strategy, corporate reputation, sustainability, citizenship and creative communications meet – creating strategies and stories for the world’s leading purpose-led brands. The agency’s proprietary collaborative social innovation model PurPle (purpose + people) helps business engage more effectively with communities, governments, customers, employees and other key stakeholders around a shared purpose.

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