Girl Guides of Canada receive $50,000 donation to help with Threat Risk Assessments and Managing Risk E-Learning Training.
The Cowan Foundation annually selects an organization as a recipient of their Holiday Card Program, and this Christmas season has selected the Girl Guides of Canada–Guides du Canada (GGC) to receive $50,000 in support of a new programming initiative focused on Threat Risk Assessments and Managing Risk E-Learning Training for volunteers.
“Since 2004, The Cowan Foundation’s Holiday Card Program has donated approximately $400,000 to selected Canadian charities,” said Heather McLachlin, President, Cowan Insurance Group. “When we heard about the great work Girl Guides of Canada was doing we decided to step up and support the organization for a second year.”
With more than 92,000 girl and women members across Canada, GGC relies on the contributions their volunteers make to the delivery of girl programming as well as their assistance in administration. According to McLachlin, The Cowan Foundation saw this as an opportunity to provide assistance in their area of expertise, as the Operating Companies that sustain The Foundation specialize in risk management products and services.
“By donating $50,000 to this program, we are helping an important initiative that will help keep volunteers and participants safe and informed,” said McLachlin, “while improving GGC’s organizational effectiveness and efficiency.”
The Cowan Foundation was started in 1995 in honour of Frank Cowan, the founder of Cowan Insurance Group and Frank Cowan Company. The Foundation is sustained by the Princeton Holdings group of companies including Cowan Insurance Group, Frank Cowan Company, The Guarantee Company of North America, Millennium CreditRisk Management, Cowan Asset Management and Fountain Street Finance.
“Girl Guides of Canada is pleased and proud to continue to work in partnership with The Cowan Foundation,” said Deborah Del Duca, Chief Executive Officer, Girl Guides of Canada. “With their support in 2014 we made progress with Girls First, a major review and revision of our programming and delivery. Now with this donation of $50,000 we can make significant strides forward in continuing to ensure risk is assessed and managed in a responsible and innovative way.”