Social responsibility

As a team, we’re passionate about making a difference, and we do make a difference every day.

Our social responsibility statement

We believe that as a company, being successful also means supporting our people, our customers, and our communities.

We’re passionate about making a difference in our communities through our social responsibility program, Northbridge Cares.

Our charitable partners

The DAREarts Foundation supports at-risk youth in urban and rural communities across Canada and exposes them to diverse cultural opportunities and arts education, helping to unlock their potential and empowering them to be leaders.

As a major contributor, Northbridge supports DAREarts programs across Canada.

Pathways to Education is a national organization dedicated to supporting youth from low-income communities as they work towards high school graduation.

Northbridge has partnered with Pathways to support the creation of a National Employment and Internship Program, which provides students with the tools and networks they need to reach their employment goals.

Tree Canada is a national charitable organization dedicated to the planting and maintenance of urban and rural trees across the country.

As an insurance company, getting our customers back to business after a catastrophe is what we’re all about. Supporting Tree Canada’s Operation ReLeaf allows us to help restore our community green spaces following a disaster. We also support the greening of five schools across Canada every year.

United Way Centraide is dedicated to creating positive change in communities across Canada. One of their focus areas is helping young people be all they can be. They partner with all levels of government, the business community, community agencies, and community members to reduce the barriers that youth face — from “cradle to career.”

As long-time supporters, we’re proud to contribute to United Way Centraide through an annual fundraising campaign.

The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) is Canada’s most research-intensive hospital and the country’s largest centre dedicated to improving children’s health. SickKids leads child health innovation by integrating care, research, and teaching.

Northbridge is committed to supporting SickKids research by funding endowments in support of a Chair in Pediatric Research, a Chair in Inflammatory Bowel Disease, the Fellowship in Leukemia Research, and the new Catalyst Scholar for Healthy Active Kids to combat childhood obesity in Canada.

Partners for Mental Health is a national, non-profit organization with an overall mandate to improve mental health in Canada by working to mobilize and engage Canadians to drive change—including increased awareness and attention towards mental health; greater understanding and support for those living with a mental illness; and increased access to mental health services, treatment, and support.

We support Partners for Mental Health’s Right By You campaign, an innovative child and youth mental health education and literacy initiative that will help put mental health resources and support within reach of youth and families affected by mental health issues and mental illness.

A closer look at one of our projects

Helping restore High River’s George Lane Park

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