The idea of putting others first comes naturally to us, from our clients to our neighbours - it's the right thing to do. You'll find us giving back in countless ways, rolling up our sleeves and pitching in to support the organizations that help this community thrive. We invite you to learn more about the educational, civic, social and philanthropic endeavors we support with our time, energy and expertise. If you'd like to be involved, please feel free to contact us to learn more about upcoming events
“I'm very proud of the people of Raymond James and how we give back to our communities. And through the services of the Raymond James Canada Foundation we can also help our clients to turn their charitable giving into strategic philanthropy. We are very excited to be able to help Canadians in this way,” says Paul Allison, Chairman and CEO, Raymond James Ltd.
On Friday February 23, 2018 our team led the ErinoakKids Skate 100 to raise money for their children rehab centres. Fundraisers skated 100 laps in an hour at the historic Port Credit Arena in Mississauga, Ontario. Collectively the team raised over $68,000 for the ErinoakKids Centre for Treatment and Development, which is Ontario's largest children's treatment centre serving more than 16,000 children with disabilities each year. Specifically, the event fund will support the redevelopment project of the three new facilities in Mississauga, Brampton, and Oakville.
ErinoakKids provides a safe place for rehabilitation and healing, and creates bonds that last a lifetime. Rob's wife, Kim, a beloved physiotherapist at ErinoakKids, did a wonderful job connecting Raymond James to the ErinoakKids children and their families by sharing stories of the challenges these families face on a daily basis. Many Raymond James employees participated in the event.
"It was a truly special day, not just because of the amount raised but mainly due to the interactions of the skaters and the kids. Everyone who participated now knows how fortunate we are to have ErinoakKids in our community," said Rob Pollard.