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A Record $5M Donated to Conestoga College to Create Canada’s First Integrated Strategy to Support the Training and Education of PSWs

June 16, 2020

The Cowan Foundation is thrilled to announce a $5M major investment in Conestoga College as part of a broader $10M initiative to address the urgent need for additional health care professionals including personal support workers (PSWs) at...

A Foundation Partnership in Waterloo Region Supports Internet Connectivity for Students

May 15, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic created many challenges that needed to be addressed quickly, including the transition of students learning in the classroom to learning through an electronic device.  School boards across the province have been working...

The Cowan Foundation donates $250,000 to Help Address Homelessness in Waterloo Region

March 13, 2020

From left to right: Alice Plug-Buist, Board President, Indwell Community Homes; Mary D’Alton, Executive Director, The Cowan Foundation; Jerry McDougall, Regional Manager, Cowan Insurance Group;​ Jeff Neven –...

A Record Year for Giving with over $1.8 Million Donated to Canadian Charities

March 13, 2020

It was a record year for giving with over $1.8 Million provided to 123 charitable projects and programs in 2019. With over $27 Million in donations since 1995, The Cowan Foundation continues to be a driving force in changing lives and...

$400,000 Donation for Affordable and Supportive Housing Project in Hamilton

February 13, 2020

From left to right: Judy Eising, Director of Donor Relations and Fundraising, Indwell; Mary D’Alton, Executive Director, The Cowan Foundation; Jessica Brand, Assistant Program Director, Indwell; Heather McLachlin, President, Cowan...

Peeling for Change: The Raw Carrot Receives a Donation for Mental Health First Aid Training

January 28, 2020

From left to right: Paul, staff member, The Raw Carrot; Mary D'Alton, Executive Director, The Cowan Foundation; John, staff member, The Raw Carrot; Ashby, staff member, The Raw Carrot; Rebecca Sherbino, Co-Director, The Raw Carrot The Cowan...

Foundation supports the EDDT Pilot Project in support of Child & Youth Mental Health Care

December 17, 2019

Left to Right - Heather Fedy, Director Mental Health Operations, Lutherwood; Mary-Jo Shearer, Manager Donor Development, Lutherwood Child and Family Foundation; John Colangeli, CEO, Lutherwood; Chris Sellers, Director Lutherwood Child and Family...

Intact Financial Corporation acquires Frank Cowan Co. and The Guarantee Company of North America

December 2, 2019

​Today, Intact Financial Corporation has announced the completion of the acquisition of The Guarantee Company of North America and Frank Cowan Company. Read the full press release here. 

The Cowan Foundation $76,000 Grant Supports Risk Benefit Assessment Toolkit for Outdoor Play

August 20, 2019

Marlene Power, Executive Director, The Child & Nature Alliance of Canada and Michael Lough, Vice-President, Specialty Programs & Associations, Frank Cowan Company The Cowan Foundation is pleased to announce a $76,000 donation over two years...

Intact Financial Corporation to acquire Frank Cowan Co. and The Guarantee Company of North America

August 15, 2019

Princeton Holdings Ltd. announces Intact Financial Corporation is to acquire The Guarantee Company of North America and Frank Cowan Company. Princeton Holdings will continue to own Cowan Insurance Group, Cowan Asset Management, and Fountain Street...