Angus Systems » Community Involvement
Angus Systems supports a wide range of charitable and social causes in the communities where our employees live and work. We are dedicated to working with charitable organizations that share our goal to help make a difference. Through match giving fundraising, donations and sponsorships, and volunteerism, we provide significant support to numerous groups committed to helping children and low-income families as well as organizations dedicated to cancer research.
Since 2009, the Angus team has donated in excess of $350,000 for our charitable partners. We will continue to focus on strategic areas through direct support that helps organizations develop the resources required to be effective in the delivery of their much needed programs.
Matched Giving Fundraising
Every December, the Angus Systems team comes together to make the holiday season a little brighter for local children in need and to raise funds for cancer research and awareness. In 2016, every dollar raised by our employees for our two “charities of choice” was generously quintuple matched by Angus Systems.
Red Door Family Shelter
The Red Door Family Shelter, located downtown Toronto, provides services for families and individuals in who need safe and supportive emergency shelter. These include women who are fleeing violence at home, families who are evicted, refugees, or young mothers who may have nowhere to go. The Red Door is one of the largest family shelters in the city (156 beds), providing shelter and support to over 500 families every year. Funds donated will assist with their numerous programs.
American Cancer Society
The American Cancer Society is a nationwide, community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem and dedicated to helping persons who face cancer. All of us at Angus Systems are proud to support the ACS in its efforts of research, patient services, early detection, treatment and education.
Donations & Sponsorship
Angus Systems supports a wide range of charitable and social causes in the communities where our employees live and work. We are dedicated to working with charitable organizations that share our goal to help make a difference. Through our donations and sponsorships, we provide significant support to numerous groups committed to helping children and low-income families as well as organizations dedicated to cancer research. We will continue to focus on strategic areas through direct support that helps organizations develop the resources required to be effective in the delivery of their much needed programs.
We are proud to support the following organizations:
Habitat for Humanity Toronto Chapter
Since 2007 Angus Systems has supported Habitat for Humanity Toronto, a non-profit organization that helps low income families living in substandard housing improve their housing situation. In addition to yearly donations, a team of employees volunteer their time on Build Days. The hours put into build days over the past seven years have gone a long way in helping to break the cycle of poverty in Toronto for deserving, hard-working families.
Our hope is to give families living under the poverty line, a chance to live in a simple, decent and affordable place of their own.
Wishes Fore Kids / Make A Wish Canada
Inaugurated in 2013, The Wishes Fore Kids Golf Classic is an annual event benefitting Make-A-Wish Canada. Proceeds raised help grant wishes for children ages 3 through 17, living with life threatening medical conditions.
Since 1983, Make-A-Wish Canada has granted more than 5,231 wishes to Canadian children. Today, the organization grants approximately one wish a day across the country. Angus is proud to be a supporter of the Wishes Fore Kids Annual Golf Classic which brings joy and hope to deserving children all across Canada. To date, with Angus Systems as the title sponsor, the event raised over $200,000.
Moorelands Community Services
Established in 1912, Moorelands Community Services works with more than 1,100 children and youth living in the low-income, under-served Toronto Neighbourhood Improvement Areas of Thorncliffe Park and Flemingdon Park. Programs include After-School programs for kids ages 6-12, school-year and summer Youth Leadership Programs for youth ages 11-15, The City Summer Day Camp for children 6-12, and Wilderness Camp in the Algonquin Highlands for Toronto children and youth ages 8-16. In addition, Moorelands helps mothers in need by providing a free bundle of basic baby supplies, which is delivered by a public health nurse or agency staff and helps educate the new mother and connect her to the community, and a Christmas Sharing program supporting needy families during the holidays.
We are a proud supporter of Moorelands as it strives to make a difference in the lives of children and youth in our community.
Youth Without Shelter
Angus is a proud supporter of Youth Without Shelter an emergency shelter for homeless youth aged 16-24 in Toronto. The 33 bed Emergency Residential Program meets the immediate needs of the youth by providing safe shelter, crisis counselling, nutritious food, clothing and hygiene products. Residents are given access to life skills training sessions and workshops through YWS's Steps to Success and Housing Programs. An Employment Program aims to alleviate the obstacles youth encounter in finding and maintaining employment. A Stay in School Program offers longer-term accommodation for up to 20 youth while they focus on completing their education. Youth Without Shelter's vision is to end homelessness, one youth at a time, one step at a time.
Sistering – A Woman’s Place
Sistering is a non-profit charitable organization which provides a safe and welcoming environment where women receive practical and emotional supports such as, a daily hot meal; showers and laundry facilities; clothing; access to health care professionals; informal counseling, support groups and other program activities; housing services; pre-employment programs, and referrals to appropriate agencies. These supports enable women to take greater control of their lives.
Trails Youth Initiatives
Trails Youth Initiatives takes vulnerable, at risk youth from the inner city of Toronto who may be struggling with issues related to adolescence and their environment and gives them a place and opportunity to develop their confidence and self-esteem so as to make good life decisions. Children enter the program at age 12 and make a 4 year commitment to attend the Trails camp facility located in the Newmarket area for 2 weeks every summer and for one weekend every month from September to June. The program's curriculum is tailored to improve resiliency, interpersonal skills, coping strategies and self-confidence. Trails offers permanence to youth who experience little, if any constants in their lives.
We are a proud partner of Tails Youth Initiatives and delighted to be helping Trails in its mission to challenge and equip vulnerable youth from the inner city of Toronto to become contributing members of society.
Enbridge Ride To Conquer Cancer
Angus Systems is a proud supporter of KSP Cycling Team participating in The Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer a unique, two-day cycling event in support of Personalized Cancer Medicine at Princess Margaret Cancer Centre in Toronto.
Since its inception in 2009, The Enbridge Ride To Conquer Cancer has raised over $119 million for The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation and over $240 million for cancer research, treatment and care programs across the country. The annual event draws thousands of participants and brings together communities of cancer survivors, cyclists, and supporters who train and fundraise in order to participate in the two-day, 200km Ride between Toronto and Niagara Falls, Ontario.
Roger’s House was created in legacy to Roger Neilson, the Ottawa Senators Assistant Coach, who passed away in 2003 after a long-term battle with cancer. To honour Roger, and his lifetime commitment of helping others, the Ottawa Senators Foundation, the Ottawa Senators Hockey Club, and the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) forged a partnership to establish Roger's House, Ontario's first paediatric respite and palliative care home dedicated to enhancing the comfort and quality of life of children and families in a time of need.
Angus Systems is thrilled to be able to support Roger’s House’s recreation therapy program which allows the children to enjoy the therapeutic benefits of music.
The Justin Eves Foundation for Students with Learning Disabilities
The Justin Eves Foundation is dedicated to supporting students with learning disabilities and in financial need by providing bursary/scholarships for appropriate post-secondary education. Since its establishment in 1996, over 400 young adults have received bursaries to support their pursuit of post-secondary education – an opportunity that might not otherwise be open to them. Angus Systems is a long time and proud supporter of the Justin Eves Foundation’s 'Minds in Motion' Scholarships.
RAY’S PLACE Youth Resource Centre
RAY’S PLACE is a youth resource centre in Clearview Township offering programs to youth and information to parents that encourage youth to continue their education beyond high school, enter post-secondary education, earn a trade license, college diploma or a university degree. We are a loyal supporter of RAY’S PLACE in its mission to increase the level of participation in post-secondary education.
JUNTOS! is a Canadian charitable organization created to raise funds to support projects which help people living in poverty on the streets and in the communities around Cuernavaca, Mexico. Angus’ support helps the organization offer its Mobile Learning Centre Project.
The Mobile Learning Centre Program has 500 students, 50 computers all with access to high speed internet, providing 13 sessions at 8 different locations weekly. Students spend up to 12 hours a week with our teachers/tutors and laptop computers learning oral and written communication skills, researching and completing school projects, e-mailing international pen pals and publishing a community newspaper.
Nationwide Annual Operation Feed
Angus Systems is proud to support Nationwide’s Annual Operation Feed Golf Classic held every Spring for the Mid-Ohio Foodbank. This important event was established in 1991 to fight hunger and help feed local families in need.
Road Hockey to Conquer Cancer
Angus Systems is a proud supporter of Road Hockey to Conquer Cancer benefitting The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation. The annual one day, dawn to dusk fundraising event features over 100 teams, with the common goal to raise funds and conquer cancer. This year $2.219 million was raised and the four year total now exceeds $9.5 million.
Défi Corporatif Canderel
Every spring, hundreds of runners gather at the beautiful McGill campus in Montreal for the Défi Corporatif Canderel, a 2 km corporate run raising funds for cancer research. Since it first took place in May 1989, the annual event co-benefiting the Goodman Cancer Research Centre at McGill University and the Institut du Cancer de Montréal at the Université de Montréal has raised over $10 million.
Employee Volunteerism & Fundraising
Our employees have a long history of giving back in their local communities through direct giving, focused fundraising, and donations of time and expertise. Their community involvement and contributions are in addition to the financial assistance that Angus Systems provides through its Social Responsibility commitment.
Red Door Family Shelter
Every year families from the Angus Group of Companies attending our annual Children’s Christmas Party generously donate to our yearly toy drive benefiting the Red Door Family Shelter.
The Red Door, one of the largest family shelters in the city, provides services for families and individuals who need safe and supportive emergency shelter. These include women who are fleeing violence at home, families who are evicted, refugees, or young mothers who may have nowhere to go. Today, the Shelter provides support to over 500 families every year.
Every November things get a little hairy at Angus Systems as Movember, an annual event to raise awareness for men’s health issues kicks off. Movember has been a tradition at Angus since 2009 thanks to the generous donations of friends, family, and colleagues.