iA Financial Group has announced the names of three charities that will receive donations of $125,000 as part of the insurer’s philanthropic contest celebrating its 125th anniversary. The recipients are Mississauga-based Look Good Feel Better, Quebec City-based Le Diplôme avant la Médaille and Calgary-based Bullying Ends Here.
In total, 125 submissions were received from across the country. Ten finalists then competed to win the public's vote for the most inspiring project.
Three winners instead of one
iA Financial Group says that due to the popularity of the contest and the quality of the projects submitted, it decided to provide financial support to three charities instead of one.
"We were touched by the 125 projects submitted and by the public's participation. That is why we decided without hesitation to increase our financial support. I would like to thank the organizations who took the time to present inspiring projects and I wish them the best of luck," says Yvon Charest, President and Chief Executive Officer of iA Financial Group.
The seven other finalist charities received a donation of $12,500.