Throwing its support behind Canada’s LGBTQ2+ community, Aon Canada is celebrating Pride season by hosting seven Aon Proud fundraising events across the country – with all proceeds going to non-profit It Gets Better Canada’s LGBTQ2+ youth empowerment programs.
Last year, Aon Proud raised $15,000 for LGBTQ2+ youth with fundraisers in Toronto, Montreal, Calgary and Vancouver. This year, the firm has added events in Winnipeg, Edmonton, and Halifax. Aon has also pulled together a broad coalition of industry support that includes Liberty Mutual, AIG, Zurich, Allianz, Travelers, Lloyd’s Canada, Wynward Insurance and Aviva.
“The support from our insurer partners has been instrumental in the success of these events as it is truly creating a more inclusive community throughout our industry,” said Sean Kavanagh, director of Aon Inpoint and leader of Aon Proud.
“At Aon, we believe that diversity, inclusiveness and a collaborative spirit are essential to a successful business… and to ensuring happy, healthy and thriving communities,” said Christine Lithgow, chief executive officer of Aon Commercial Risk and Health Solutions, Canada.
“These fundraisers are a great way to engage the insurance industry in a positive program that is making a difference,” added Stéphane Lespérance, president of Aon Commercial Risk and Health, Canada.
This year’s fundraising events will take place from 4-7pm local time in each city, with the dates and venues below:
- June 20 in Toronto at Craft Beer Hall
- July 18 in Halifax at East of Grafton Tavern
- July 31 in Vancouver at Red Rider
- Aug 15 in Montreal at Vargas Restaurant
- Aug 22 in Calgary at Barcelona Tavern
“We appreciate the work that Aon and its partners are doing on behalf of a LGBTQ2 youth,” said Bruce Glawson, board chair at It Gets Better Canada. “This funding helps us to continue to reach out to youth and connect them to projects and programs that enhance their emotional well-being and engagement with a broader community that cares.”