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A Place to Call Home

December 24, 2015

The Working Centre has been actively creating new, affordable, housing alternatives through the renovation of houses and buildings in downtown Kitchener.  Over the past ten months, they have purchased, renovated, and upgraded two houses and...

The Cowan Foundation supports enhancement of Crisis Chat Line in Ottawa

November 19, 2015

Last month, the Youth Services Bureau of Ottawa (YSB) celebrated the launch of their enhanced mental health Crisis Line which offers youth under the age of 18, and concerned parents, access to online support via internet, text, and online chat....

Enjoy the beautiful fall views along the Grand River Conservation Authority’s Rail-Trails

November 12, 2015

The Cowan Foundation is a proud supporter of the 75 km rail trail network and donated $75,000 to help fund the renewal of the network which is owned and managed by the Grand River Conservation Authority (GRCA). Last week, Duncan Ross, Commercial...

14th Annual Cowan Charity Classic Raises $124,000 to Support KW Counselling Services & The Royal

August 18, 2015

To view the full press release issued by Cowan Insurance Group, please click here.

The Cowan Foundation supports innovative, school based photography program through $25,000 donation to Focus on Nature

July 8, 2015

Last month, The Cowan Foundation presented a cheque for $25,000 to Focus on Nature, an organization whose mission is to inspire young people to explore and connect with nature through photography. The donation will fund two school kits, which...

Cowan Foundation contribution helps Canadians improve their boating skills with the help of CPS Foundation virtual trainers

June 8, 2015

Last month, The Cowan Foundation announced the celebration of two important milestones- 20 years of building community and 20 million dollars in donations.  We also shared that in addition to the planned 2015 contributions, The Cowan Foundation...

The Cowan Foundation supports the Bruyère Foundation with $100,000 donation and is featured on-air at the 11th annual Bruyère Day Radiothon in Ottawa

May 26, 2015

Featured above from left to right: Amy Desjardins, President, Bruyère Foundation; Susan Novo, Manager, Health & Disability, Cowan Insurance Group (Ottawa office) Bruyère Continuing Care; a champion of well-being for aging...

The Cowan Foundation Celebrates 20 Years and 20 Million Dollars!

May 21, 2015

2015 marks a momentous year for The Cowan Foundation as we celebrate two significant milestones - 20 years of building community and 20 million dollars in donations. “The Cowan Foundation was started in 1995 in honour of Frank Cowan, the...

It is National Volunteer Week- Let’s Celebrate!

April 13, 2015

This year, National Volunteer Week takes place April 12-18th, with the mandate of recognizing, celebrating and thanking Canada’s volunteers. This week is also about taking action and encouraging individuals to contribute to the well-being of...

The Cowan Foundation invests over $1.4 Million in Charities across Canada

March 26, 2015

Cambridge, ON- The Directors of the board of The Cowan Foundation are pleased to report total donations of $1.412 Million during 2014, benefiting over 90 Canadian charitable organizations.  This brings The Cowan Foundation’s investment...