Ecclesiastical Insurance offers grant to Indigenous national charity

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Ecclesiastical Insurance offers grant to Indigenous national charity

Ecclesiastical Insurance Office has announced that it has selected the national charity Indspire as the recipient of its Benefact Trust Chair’s Award.

Indspire is an Indigenous national charity that invests in the education of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis people. Through the support of its funding partners, the organization provides financial awards, delivers programs, and shares resources with First Nations, Inuit, and Métis students.

The grant is being awarded through Ecclesiastical’s 2022 Community Impact Grant program, which provides funding to registered charitable organizations in Canada for projects that make a positive and sustained impact on the community – particularly those that benefit the youth, vulnerable, and underrepresented people, or those that support unique cultural programs.

A release added that the Benefact Trust Chair’s Award is a “special” grant for 2022, as it commemorates both the 50 years of Ecclesiastical’s presence in Canada and the 50th anniversary of Benefact Trust, the company’s charitable owner.

“I was very pleased to award this grant to Indspire,” said Benefact Trust chair Tim Carroll. “The work that Indspire does with First Nations, Inuit and Métis students is inspiring and life-altering, and we are delighted to support them.”

“Ecclesiastical is proud to protect those who enrich the lives of others and equally proud to give back to the diverse communities we serve across the country,” added Ecclesiastical Insurance president David Huebel. “We’re delighted to award this grant to Indspire, which we grant under the auspices of Benefact Trust.”

“We are pleased to be working in partnership with Ecclesiastical Insurance and Benefact Trust on this important initiative,” said Indspire president and CEO Mike DeGagné. “This funding of scholarships not only represents a significant new opportunity for First Nations, Inuit, and Métis students who want to pursue post-secondary careers, it is also a tangible sign of reconciliation in action.”

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