Social Initiatives

With the arrival of each New Year, FGP’s staff-run social committee is tasked with selecting a local charity.  These local charities are typically smaller in nature and do not have major fundraising campaigns from which to generate donations.

Throughout the year, FGP employees generously raise funds through various fundraising initiatives.

Some recent examples of local charities that have benefitted from these fundraising efforts:

  • Blessings in a Backpack
  • East End Children’s Centre
  • TRAILS Youth Initiatives

Over the years, FGP has supported the following charitable initiatives and organizations:

  • York University Logo
    10-year contributor to the Advance Credit Experience (ACE) program

    York University

    York University is helping to shape the global thinkers and thinking that will define tomorrow. York is Canada’s third largest university, with a commitment to excellence which reflects a rich diversity of perspectives and a strong sense of social responsibility that sets it apart.

  • Holland College Logo
    Foyston, Gordon & Payne Entrance Award

    Holland College

    Holland College offers more than 70 credentials in culinary, policing, marine training, applied sciences and engineering technology, trades and industrial technology, health and community services, communications and media studies, computer studies, business, sport and leisure, performing arts, and tourism in 13 campuses/centres in Prince Edward Island.

  • University of Windsor Logo
    Foyston, Gordon & Payne Scholarship

    University of Windsor

    The University of Windsor is a comprehensive, student-centred university, with more than 16,500 students enrolled in a broad range of undergraduate and graduate programs including several professional schools such as Law, Business, Engineering, Education, Nursing, Human Kinetics and Social Work.

  • McMaster University Logo
    Foyston, Gordon & Payne MBA Scholarship

    McMaster University

    The scholarship is presented to an MBA student entering second year with a specialization in Finance and outstanding academic achievement. The DeGroote School of Business MBA program at McMaster University is located at the Ron Joyce Centre in Burlington, Ontario.

  • University of Winnipeg Logo
    Supporter of the Masters in Development Practice program

    University of Winnipeg

    Located in Winnipeg, Manitoba, the University of Winnipeg offers undergraduate programs in the faculties of art, business and economics, education, science and kinesiology, as well as graduate programs.  It is noted for Indigenous scholarship, environmental commitment, small class sizes and campus diversity.

  • HopeSpring Cancer Support Center Logo
    Monetary support for fundraising initiatives

    HopeSpring Cancer Support Center

    Located in Kitchener, Ontario, HopeSpring is an independent community organization committed to empowering those whose lives are impacted by cancer to improve their emotional, physical and spiritual well-being.  The centre offers information, emotional support, and the tools needed for empowerment, personal growth and self-help.

  • Southlake Regional Health Care Foundation Logo
    Monetary support for high priority projects

    Southlake Regional Health Care Foundation

    Southlake Foundation is dedicated to supporting Southlake Regional Health Centre, and the world-class care the hospital provides to York Region and surrounding communities in southern Ontario. In partnership with its generous donors, Southlake Foundation is transforming lives, one gift at a time.

  • Lakeridge Health Foundation Logo
    Monetary support for high priority projects and the purchase of equipment

    Lakeridge Health Foundation

    Lakeridge Health Foundation is dedicated to supporting Lakeridge Health, one of Ontario’s largest community hospitals.  The Foundation secures donations and raises awareness for the hospital to fund capital projects, education, research and the acquisition of equipment.

  • University of King's College Logo
    Foyston, Gordon & Payne Bursary

    University of King's College

    The annual bursary is open to a student entering first year at the University of King’s College with a demonstrated financial need. Located in Halifax, Nova Scotia, the University of King’s College is Canada’s oldest chartered university and is known nationally and internationally for its interdisciplinary programmes in the humanities and journalism.

  • Carleton University Logo
    Foyston, Gordon & Payne Scholarship

    Carleton University

    The scholarship is awarded annually on the recommendation of the Dean of the Sprott School of Business to a student entering third or fourth year of a Bachelor of Commerce or Bachelor of International Business degree with a specialization in Finance. Located in Ottawa, Ontario, Carleton University offers 65 programs of study in areas as diverse as public affairs, journalism, engineering, and international studies.

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