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CADILLAC FAIRVIEW EXPANDS YOUTH PHILANTHROPY COMMITMENT WITH $600,000 INVESTMENT TOWARDS BRIGHTENING THE FUTURE FOR YOUNG CANADIANS
Apr 02, 2019

 

TORONTO, ON (April 2, 2019) – Today, Cadillac Fairview (CF) announced the expansion of its Youth Philanthropy Program (YPP) with a total of $600,000 in funding to support charities for 2019, up from $500,000. Since CF launched its YPP, more than 120,000 youth have benefited from  contributions made to youth-focused charities that deliver services and programs ranging from access to emergency housing to life skills development.

 

“At Cadillac Fairview, we believe that we have an important role to play in supporting the communities we serve. Through our expanded Youth Philanthropy Program, we are honoured to partner with 20 extraordinary charities that are making a positive difference in the lives of young people,” said John Sullivan, President & Chief Executive Officer, Cadillac Fairview.

 

As part of a growing youth philanthropy platform, CF is proud to partner with seven new charities, bringing the total number of charities to 20. The following organizations will receive funding support this year through the YPP:

 

Ontario

Big Brothers Big Sisters Toronto*

Egale Canada*

Eva’s Initiatives for Homeless Youth*

Merit Award Bursary Program*

Children’s Health Foundation of London*

Youth Services Bureau, Ottawa

Grand River Hospital, Kitchener

Good Shepherd, Hamilton

Hamilton Philharmonic Youth Orchestra

 

Québec

Fondation jeunes en tête*

Fusion Jeunesse*

Fondation du Centre jeunesse de la Montérégie*

British Columbia

Covenant House Vancouver*

KidSport Richmond*

YMCA of Greater Vancouver

Junior Achievement British Columbia

 

Manitoba

Resource Assistance for Youth*

 

Alberta

KidSport Calgary*

Safe Haven Foundation*

 

New Brunswick

Impact Jeunesse


* indicates an existing partnership

 

 In 2016, CF announced youth empowerment as a key pillar of its philanthropy program. Since then, CF has re-focused a number of its programs, partnerships and initiatives to focus on youth, including a three-year partnership with WE, the United Way’s Youth Success Strategy and CF’s signature fundraisers, the annual CF Run/Walk and CF Golf Classic.

 

“Each day, our charitable partners are empowering and supporting young people so they can overcome barriers, maximize their potential and hopefully find success as future leaders in their community,” Ellen Williamson, Chair, National Philanthropy Committee, Cadillac Fairview.

 

The Youth Philanthropy Program is part of CF’s overall corporate social responsibility strategy aimed at supporting environmental, economic and social initiatives in the community and is an important part of CF’s core values. Through locally focused charitable efforts, CF is committed to making an even greater impact in the communities it serves.

 

For more information on CF’s Corporate Responsibility and philanthropic programs, visit: cadillacfairview.com.

 

About Cadillac Fairview

Cadillac Fairview is one of the largest owners, operators and developers of best-in-class office, retail and mixed-use properties in North America. The Cadillac Fairview portfolio is owned by the Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan, a diversified global investor which administers the pensions of more than 300,000 active and retired school teachers. The real estate portfolio also includes investments in retail, mixed-use and industrial real estate in Brazil, Colombia and Mexico.

 

Valued at more than $28 billion, the Canadian portfolio includes over 38 million square feet of leasable space at 67 properties in Canada, including landmark developments, such as Toronto-Dominion Centre, CF Toronto Eaton Centre, CF Pacific Centre, CF Chinook Centre, Tour Deloitte and CF Carrefour Laval.