Two local mental health programs receive $85,000 from The Co-operators 20th
Annual Charity Golf Tournament
GUELPH, ON, June 13, 2014 /CNW/ - Last night, The Co-operators presented a
cheque for $85,000 to the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) of
Waterloo Wellington Dufferin after a day of golf at the Ariss Valley Golf and
Country Club, site of the 20(th) Annual Community Charity Golf Tournament. The
funds will be split between two important community initiatives: Giving Light
Offers Worth and Wellness (GLOWW) and the Suicide Awareness Council of
Wellington-Dufferin. It was the largest amount raised to date at the annual
event, bringing the 20-year total to $508,500.
Giving Light Offers Worth and Wellness is a youth-led group that meets to
bring awareness to mental health issues. They are passionate about reducing
the stigma associated with youth mental health. The funds raised will be used
to support their ongoing projects as well as a new opportunity to send young
people for leadership training this summer.
The Suicide Awareness Council of Wellington-Dufferin is a community
partnership with the purpose to build and sustain linkages among community
groups and services; to identify gaps in support related to suicide; and to
increase awareness and understanding of suicide through education and resource
coordination. The Suicide Awareness Council is a community council for which
CMHA does financial administration.
"On behalf of GLOWW, we would like to thank The Co-operators for organizing
today's event," said Kristin Hunter and Megan Kole from GLOWW. "These funds
will allow GLOWW to continue with our vision of a community that is free of
the stigma associated with mental health."
"As a community volunteer I really appreciate The Co-operators support of our
efforts to bring suicide awareness to people in Guelph and the counties of
Wellington and Dufferin," added Amy Cousineau, Council volunteer.
Organized entirely by Co-operators volunteers, the charity golf tournaments
began in 1995. All money raised goes to support local organizations that do
not receive significant financial support from The United Way or other funding
About The Co-operators: The Co-operators Group Limited is a Canadian-owned
co-operative with more than $36 billion in assets under administration.
Through its group of companies it offers home, auto, life, group, travel,
commercial and farm insurance, as well as investment products. The
Co-operators is well known for its community involvement and its commitment to
sustainability. The Co-operators is listed among the 50 Best Employers in
Canada by Aon Hewitt; Corporate Knights' Best 50 Corporate Citizens in Canada;
and the Top 50 Socially Responsible Corporations in Canada by Sustainalytics
and Maclean's magazine. For more information visit www.cooperators.ca.
SOURCE The Co-operators
Leonard Sharman, The Co-operators, 519-767-3937; Kristin Hunter, GLOWW,
519-836-4991 ext. 2530; Sandra Parkinson, Suicide Awareness Council,
519-766-4450 ext. 231
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