Part of Desjardins Insurance GoodSpark Community Grants Program

[Toronto, Ontario, December 11, 2019] – Local Toronto Desjardins Agent Richard Hall today presented a cheque for $4,000 to Emily’s House children’s hospice, an operating division of the Philip Aziz Centre for Hospice Care. The funds were part of the Desjardins GoodSpark Community Grants Program, and will be used to help fund respite care and recreational programming for children with a life-limiting illness and support for their families.

Desjardins Insurance is providing over $271,000 in grants to 76 community organizations in Alberta, Ontario and New Brunswick through the GoodSpark Community Grants Program. Each of the grants includes a donation from a local Desjardins Agent. The Agents were invited to nominate organizations that are important to them and their communities. All told, Desjardins Agents donated over $73,000 of the $271,300 total.

“I was honoured to help select and contribute to the grant provided to Emily’s House,” said Desjardins Agent, Richard Hall. “The GoodSpark Community Grants aim to ‘spark good’ by giving a helping hand to those who need it most. This organization plays a vital role in our community and Desjardins is proud to help support their good work.”

This is the second year that Desjardins Insurance and the exclusive Desjardins Agent Network have teamed up to support Canadian communities. In 2018, a total of $190,000 was given to community initiatives in the three provinces where Desjardins Insurance Agent offices are located.

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Desjardins Insurance is part of Desjardins Group, the largest cooperative financial group in Canada. Desjardins Insurance offers insurance products and services through its network of more than 450 Desjardins Insurance Agencies in Ontario, Alberta and New Brunswick. Desjardins Agents help clients find the coverage that meets their unique needs to protect their families, properties and businesses. Desjardins Agents offer auto, home, life, health and business insurance products as well as savings solutions for individuals and businesses.