Local giving

Our people carry our principles forward into their communities across Canada. They live the values we stand for in surprising, enterprising ways, rising to the occasion time and time again.

Individual commitments that touch many lives

Feeding the children: finding opportunity to help in the wake of tragedy

Montreal Advisor

One of our Montreal Advisors channeled his grief over the loss of his young daughter into creating a program that fuels kids to succeed. He and his wife initiated a school food program, when they learned 300 children were coming to school with no lunch. Now the program feeds 2,500 children a week in 21 schools.

They expanded with a music program that dramatically changed the lives of hundreds of thousands of the neediest children. This foundation provides bursaries and tutoring to children at risk of dropping out of school and operates a back-to-school program, youth group, second-hand shop that sells donated clothing, community café, and food program that feeds vulnerable families.

Making philanthropy a way of life

North York Advisor

An Investment Advisor in our North York office was so grateful for the scholarships that made his university education possible, he started giving back as soon as he graduated. The small endowment he started now pays out $12,000 each fall.

One of his proudest moments was the unveiling of a playroom at SickKids Hospital, named in his family’s honour. He and his wife celebrated her fiftieth birthday by generously gifting a substantial endowment to SickKids, as a tribute to her career as a social worker. 

Getting deeply involved in the place you call home

Prince Edward Island Branch Manager and Advisor

Our Prince Edward Island Branch Manager, who is also an Advisor, is deeply entrenched in his community. His involvement extends far and wide, including six Boards, a sailing club, his daughter’s ski club, and the Rotary Club — where he has been very active in the capital campaign for Inspire Learning Centre, a $2.5 million library and community space. He also serves as President of the PEI Dinghy Racing Team, which he built from scratch; and works with the Holland College Board foundation.

Creating an Evening of Wine and Words

Edmonton Branch Manager, Advisor and member of Richardson Wealth Board of Directors

This Board member supported the Centre for Family Literacy for years, hosting a variety of fundraising events, including creating the annual Evening of Wine and Words. The event became one of Edmonton’s hottest tickets with musicians, silent and live auctions, and recently raised $188,000 for the cause.

Above are just some examples of how our people continually rise to the occasion, growing deeply involved in their communities and going above and beyond what is expected to make our communities a better place for everyone.