PHILANTHROPIC CONTEST

How would you use $125,000 to provide more respite for those in need?

iA Financial Group will donate over $300,000 to different charities.

Submission until October 16, 2019

Announcement of the winners

December 12, 2019

One major donation of $125,000 2 donations of $50,000 each and 7 more of $10,000 each

We are excited to announce the launch of the third edition of our annual contest. This time our contest will support Canadian charities working in the health, education or social services sectors who, among other services, provide respite for families, loved ones and others who need it.

Ten charities will be selected and their submissions will be presented to the public, who will then be asked to vote for the ones they find the most inspiring.

Calendrier

  • Submission period September 16th to October 16th
  • Selection by the juryof the ten finalists October 17th to October 31st
  • Announcement of the ten finalists and public vote for their top two charities November 1st to 29th
  • Announcementof the amounts donated to the winners December 12th

Our objective

Support charities that offer respite services that directly help Canadians. The projects submitted could even influence other charities across the country to follow in their footsteps.

Selection criteria

To be eligible, you must meet the following criteria:

  • Be registered with the Canada Revenue Agency
  • Operate in the health, education or social services sectors
  • Aim to improve Canadians’ quality of life
  • Among other services, provide respite for families, loved ones and others who need it
  • Provide assistance to individuals – we are not looking for organizations that help other organizations
  • Demonstrate that the donation would be used for concrete initiatives starting in 2021 at the latest

We will not give donations to the following causes and activities:

  • Religious
  • Political
  • Advocacy
  • Student travel and internships
  • Graduate yearbooks
  • Amateur or professional sports
  • Retiree, social or sporting clubs
  • Organizations operating outside Canada
See exclusions

Submit your charity’s project now!

Important-Before entering all the information that will be useful to evaluate your request, we will ask you a few questions that will confirm if the charity for which you are making a request is eligible under the established criteria.

You will need the following information and documents before submitting your project:

  • Your charity number
  • The name of your project (25 characters)
  • An explanation on how a donation of $125,000 would help you provide more respite for families, loved ones and others who need it. (100 words) – You may attach a more complete document prior to submitting your charity’s project
  • Your charity’s mission (75 words)
  • Your most recent financial statements

Contest rules (PDF)

1- Does your charity meet the criteria?

Ex.: 000000000RR0000

We will not give donations to certain causes and activities. Is your submission for:

Your request does not meet our criteria since the charity does not issue charitable receipts.

2- Your charity’s contact information

Ex.: 999 999-9999
Optional

3- Tell us about your charity

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5- Documents to be submitted

Only the following file types are accepted: jpg, gif, pdf, doc, xls and ppt.
The maximum size for each file is 15MB.

If you wish to tell us more about your project, you may attach a document.

    Please attach your most recent financial statements.

      Please attach a draft schedule.

        Please attach a draft budget.

          You may add a relevant document that will be used to evaluate your submission.