Share the Wealth

When it's important to our communities it's personal to us

September 1, 2017

The Share the Wealth program was conceived as a way to celebrate the philanthropic efforts of employees by connecting everyone across the organization who contributes their time and exhibits leadership in their volunteerism. Share the Wealth showcases the good work done by our advisors and their teams, and it enables the ScotiaMcLeod Charitable Foundation to give back, by making donations to the charites that our employees are most passionate about, and most intimately involved in.

“People are involved with these charities because they’re a part of their lives — it’s personal. They’ve
had a family member with Parkinson’s; they’ve got a friend who has survived cancer, and they’re contributing because
they want to be a part of a better future.” Rob Gray – Foundation Board Chair

In 2017, advisors attending our national conference in Halifax contributed more than $800,000 to the Foundation! This was an amazing evening of fundraising, where colleagues joined together with personal pledges to donate a percentage of their annual earnings, and other generous lump sums. This will enable the Board to distribute more awards than ever before.