2015 Sponsors

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 Love You Horizontal w_Tagline P4 SEAs a founding partner of Causes and Companies Canada, Shoppers Drug Mart has long believed in the value of making a positive difference in our communities.  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 Pharmacist-Owners. Our community investment program, Shoppers LOVE YOU – Putting Women’s Health First, is designed to help women stay focused on being their best in body, mind and spirit by connecting them to the expertise of our partners at leading women’s health organizations and to others in support of women’s health programs across Canada. Shoppers LOVE YOU is the breakfast sponsor of Companies & Causes Canada.

cibcCIBC is thrilled to help bring the Companies & Causes conference back 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.” Learn more

corus_entertainment_smallerCorus Entertainment is one of Canada’s leading integrated media and entertainment companies. Our Corus Feeds Kids campaign is a national initiative focussing on nurturing children’s bodies and minds by providing the proper nourishment needed for healthy development and long-term success. Using the megaphone of our national TV brands, radio services and online assets, we raise awareness and drive audiences to donate to their local food banks, with the highlight of the campaign being our annual Corus Feeds Kids Day. Together with Kids Can Press, Corus’s children’s publishing division, we make donations of books to communities in need, furthering the cultivation of young minds, most notably by encouraging the social engagement of young readers through Kids Can Press’s award-winning CitizenKid collection of books on global issues.

purolatorPurolator is Canada’s leading integrated freight, parcel and logistics solutions provider with operations in the United States. Our corporate social responsibility principles recognize the importance of community to everyone’s success; and drive our passion in making a meaningful difference with Purolator Tackle Hunger®. Our corporate philanthropy focuses exclusively on hunger relief within the communities that we live, work and play. The program has helped raise over 7 million pounds of food since its inception in 2003.

We recognize the impact that hunger has on our local communities and are committed to promoting hunger awareness across Canada as well as continue our focus on helping feed families and individuals in need. We value this opportunity to support Companies & Causes in a bid to share, collaborate and learn.

Click here to learn more about Purolator Tackle Hunger®.

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 www.scotiabank.com.

Sears-Logo-4CSears Canada

Sears Canada offers a diverse array of shopping options, from department and specialty stores to Canada’s most extensive general merchandise catalogue to a comprehensive website. For over six decades Sears Canada has believed in giving back to the communities we serve. The Sears Canada Charitable Foundation has developed meaningful relationships with many organizations and distributes donations to charitable organizations that align with its mission to support the healthy development of children and youth in Canada.

Sears Canada is committed to making a difference in the lives of children living with and beyond cancer by raising awareness and providing funds for research and treatment so that we can help make childhood cancers a thing of the past. Sears also supports after-school programs and initiatives, which enrich children’s lives and allow them to reach their full potential as contributing members of society.


In 2010 Unilever launched its Sustainable Living Plan to help it double the size of its business while reducing its environmental footprint and increasing its positive social impact. By 2020 Unilever intends to:
  • Improve the health and well-being of more than a billion people
  • Halve the environmental impact of its products
  • Enhance the livelihoods of millions working across our value chain


Strategic Agency Partner


PUBLIC Inc. is a social impact marketing agency and innovation lab designed to create 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 Under Armour, Sun Life, Kruger, YMCA, ROM, Oceana, Canadian Diabetes Association, and the Toronto Zoo. Our innovation Lab is incubating a fair trade football academy in Uganda, a walking program with ParticipACTION and a social purpose mortgage. At Companies & Causes we will be facilitating both the Corporate Leadership Summit and the Non Profit Leadership Summit.


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 www.eventbrite.com.

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.

Imagine_Canada-colourImagine Canada is proud to sponsor 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.

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 www.ipsos.ca.


Manifest is a communications agency that helps make social change happen. We believe in the power of non-profits, companies, governments, and above all, people, to make the world a better place. For every problem, we see potential. In every client, we see a partner to transform lives. We’re strategists, writers, art directors, digital geeks and account managers. And we’re all here because of the issues. We’ve been doing this and nothing else since 1981, so we’ve got a few ideas on what works. We’d love to share them with you.  Learn more at www.manifestcom.com


MSLGROUP, 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.