Recently, Intact stopped by Covenant House and very generously donated $20,000 towards our Independent Living Program through the Intact Foundation. This amazing program exists to serve our youth by assisting them in finding safe and affordable housing. In addition, our staff teaches them the life skills that are needed to maintain their housing such as managing relationships with landlords, cooking and cleaning in their apartments, and self-advocating based on their rights as tenants. Whatever our youth need, our staff are there for them – offering support and guidance.
Employees from Intact's Vancouver office also lent a hand in sorting our donations of clothes and small household items that our community drops off for our young people. Working the entire day, they managed to sort through and clean hundreds of items that our youth can put to good use as they move out of our care.
The Intact Foundation is committed to supporting communities across the country where Intact Financial Corporation’s employees live and work. The Foundation provides support to registered Canadian charitable organizations for efforts focused on at-risk youth or climate change adaptation. In the area of at-risk youth, support is provided for organizations, programs, or projects that foster resilience and independence, build self-esteem and develop personal skills. In 2011, the Intact Foundation contributed nearly $2.8 million to charitable organizations across the country.
A big thank you to the Intact Foundation for making our work possible and for helping us to find an answer to homelessness, one young person at a time.
Intact presents cheque for $20,000 to Tristan
Intact volunteers helping to sort donations
Intact volunteers working hard in Gift-in-Kind