FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 8, 2023
WHITEHORSE, YUKON – Victoria Gold Yukon Student Encouragement Society (the “Society”) announces that it is among the twelve finalists in iA Financial Group’s Canada-wide philanthropic contest. The Society has the chance to win a donation of up to $100,000 which will allow the Society’s funding program, Every Student, Every Day, to support more Yukon schools, community groups and First Nations governments with their projects aimed at improving school attendance and engagement – leading to increased graduation rates.
Until November 30, 2023, the public is invited to go to donations-contest.ia.ca/community and vote for submission they find the most inspiring in each market from among the twelve finalist submissions.
“We are excited that iA Financial Group chose our submission. This donation would allow us to provide more funding to projects like Science, Technology, Trades, Engineering, Arts and Music (STTEAM) programs, supporting mental health programs, empowering young girls through mentorship programs, personal development and cultural learning. We invite everyone to vote!”, states Tara Christie, President of Victoria Gold Student Encouragement Society.
Note that a donation of $100,000 will be made to the four charities that receive the most votes and the remaining eight charities will each receive $10,000. Contest results will be announced in December.
Contest details are available at donations-contest.ia.ca/community.
About Every Student, Every Day
Every Student, Every Day is a project funding program operated by the Victoria Gold Yukon Student Encouragement Society (the “Society”), a registered Yukon society and a registered Canadian charity. The Society was established in 2012 to help address student attendance challenges in the Yukon and raise funds that individual schools and communities can apply for to develop and undertake innovative and local solutions that support student success. The Society is supported through annual fundraising events and donations from individual and corporate donors from around the world.
About iA Financial Group
iA Financial Group is one of the largest insurance and wealth management groups in Canada. It also operates in the United States. Founded in 1892, it is one of Canada’s largest public companies. iA Financial Group shares are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the ticker symbols IAG (common shares) and IAF (preferred shares).
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