At Mackenzie Investments, we invest heavily in the communities in which our stakeholders live, work and play. When it comes to corporate community investment, our philosophy is rooted in the same discipline and due diligence that we bring to the rest of our business. Here are six ways we invest in our communities.
The Mackenzie Investments Charitable Foundation
The Mackenzie Investments Charitable Foundation is our central vehicle for our employees to volunteer and give back. The Foundation focuses on high-impact grants to charities across the country, with a special focus on children and youth at risk.
The Mackenzie Investments Volunteering Program supports the volunteer initiatives of our employees. We give each Mackenzie Investments employee one paid day off each year to volunteer in the community. For those employees who commit to a minimum of 40 hours in the community, Mackenzie Investments provides a grant of $500 to a registered Canadian charity of their choice.
A Caring Company
Mackenzie Investments is proud to be recognized as a Caring Company, Imagine Canada’s program that recognizes the importance of corporate citizenship.
We know that our employees value the importance of community investment. Initiatives such as North York Harvest Food Bank Sorting days reflect Mackenzie Investments' continued support for participation in community events. At Mackenzie Investments, we encourage our employees to participate in the community and provide opportunities for collective participation.
Philanthropy in Canada
Mackenzie Investments recognizes the importance of building the infrastructure in Canadian philanthropy. Through grants made to the Strategic Charitable Giving Foundation, Mackenzie Investments is able to provide support to organizations, which promote and foster philanthropy in Canada.
Strategic Grantmaking – Financial Literacy
In 2008, Mackenzie Investments initiated the Financial Literacy Support Program to provide strategic grants to organizations that help Canadians understand basic financial skills. We believe building financial literacy is a key factor to ending the cycle of poverty for many Canadians.
Canada's Top Teen Philanthropy Competition (CTTP)
A national competition in search of the country's strongest young philanthropists. Designed to encourage young people to get involved in their communities, CTTP has been a great success since its inception in 2008.