At a Glance
- Number of employees: Approximately 1,000
- Number of employees who volunteer for the Foundation: Over 200
- Number of Committed Volunteers: 24
- Number of Employee Committee members: 20
- Employee donations to the Foundation: $200,000
- Mackenzie Investments Charitable Foundation – grants: $725,000
- Number of charities receiving grants: 30
- Number of employees who used their Paid Volunteer Day: Over 200
To invest in organizations and programs aimed at helping communities across Canada.
To further our leadership among Canadian companies in community involvement and charitable giving, and to provide volunteer opportunities to our employees in the community.
How Does the Foundation work?
The Foundation serves as a formal mechanism for coordinating the various donation activities of Mackenzie Investments. This is primarily done through the activities of the Mackenzie Investments' Charitable Employee Committee, a group comprised entirely of employee volunteers.
The Committee co-ordinates a number of fundraising activities throughout the year. It promotes and educates employees about volunteer opportunities, encouraging employees to get involved. In support of these efforts, Mackenzie Investments provides one paid volunteer day annually to all employees.
The Committee also reviews all requests for donations that we receive throughout the year. Last year, the Committee conducted a thorough review of more than 180 charities, aiming to identify organizations that best fit its giving guidelines, offer volunteer opportunities for Mackenzie Investments employees, and allow Mackenzie Investments to make a significant impact to the organization through its financial donation.
Background and History
The Mackenzie Investments Charitable Foundation was established in 1999, funded with an endowed gift of $2.3 million from Mackenzie Investments Financial Corporation. The Foundation is an employee-driven, non-profit organization that coordinates community giving and donation activities on behalf of the Mackenzie Investments Group of Companies.
Our mission is to invest in organizations and programs aimed at helping communities in Canada. We do this by furthering our leadership among Canadian companies in community involvement and charitable giving, and providing volunteer opportunities to our employees in the community.
Today, the Foundation is funded by donations from our employees, clients and the Corporation.
Mackenzie Investments matches all employee donations to the Foundation dollar for dollar.
The Foundation strives to promote the following sectors, as determined by our employees:
Social well-being and welfare in Canada, particularly for the benefit of underprivileged, challenged and sick children, youth and young adults, with a special focus on children and youth at risk.