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We are proud of our commitment to making a difference in the communities where our employees, customers and distribution partners live and work.

Each year, we support these communities through charitable donations, employee volunteer hours, in-kind contributions and community sponsorships.

Read our 2020 Public Accountability Statement for stories and details on our community investment activities in 2020.
2020 Public Accountability Statement

2022 funding requests

In addition to our ongoing commitments and pledges, we expect to be able to enter into a limited number of new partnerships in 2022 in the areas of education and front-line community and health support and services.

Special consideration will be given to programs and initiatives that contribute to financial literacy.

Proposals for grants in amounts up to $10,000 or event sponsorships in amounts up to $2,500 may be submitted electronically between October 1 and October 31, 2021 to community@empire.ca

We’ll notify successful applicants by December 31, 2021.

Required information

Please include the following information with your request:

  • Organization name and charitable registration number
  • Summary of organization purpose
  • Address and contact information
  • Scope: local (which city), provincial or national
  • Type: Charitable donation or community sponsorship
  • Focus area: Education, Community, Health
  • Name of initiative, program or event
  • Who, and how many, will benefit from this initiative, program or event
  • Objectives and expected results, plus past results, if applicable
  • Amount of request
  • Budget (how the money will be used)
  • A copy of your most recent audited financial statements, if applicable
  • Connection to, or past involvement with, Empire Life
  • Other sponsors or key supporters

Exclusions

  • Organizations that are not registered charities in Canada
  • Organizations that discriminate on the basis of race, gender, religion or sexual orientation
  • Political or religious organizations (Note: non-denominational programs by religious groups intended for the general good of the community may be considered)
  • For-profit organizations
  • Sports teams
  • Individuals or individual pursuits/fundraising activities
  • Lobby or special interest groups
  • Individual elementary, secondary or private schools
  • Professional associations or societies
  • Service clubs
  • Private foundations
  • Tradeshows, conferences and seminars
  • Programs that already receive funding from the United Way (United Way agencies and programs receive a substantial contribution from Empire Life, its employees and retirees through our annual workplace campaign.)

Corporate donations

Throughout our history, we’ve helped those in need in our community. Our donations and community sponsorships help enrich the lives of Canadians and make our communities stronger. Here are just a few of the organizations we’ve recently supported: