Celebrating community leadership for Canada 150
In support of Canada’s 150th anniversary, Envision Financial is celebrating community leadership across British Columbia by recognizing local volunteers, non-profit organizations and charities that are making meaningful contributions in our communities.
From our Volunteer Awards to our Community Grants, we are partnering with inspiring individuals and organizations and we are making our communities stronger together. We like to think of it as simple generosity.
We’re selecting 52 volunteers and empowering them to make a $1,500 donation, courtesy of First West Credit Union, to the non-profit of their choice.
We're giving out a $50,000 grant to one organization to further a community-focused project, program or initiative.
The stories behind #SimpleGenerosity
Behind every dollar awarded there is a story of inspiration and generosity. We’re proud to share these stories – stories of your community – with you.
Victor Smith is donating his $1,500 award to Hope Communities in Bloom. For the past 11 years, Victor’s gone above and beyond for Hope Communities in Bloom – picking up garbage, removing graffiti, and a doing a number of other activities to beautify the Hope community. Victor also takes a lead in organizing the Canada Day Classic Car Show and Chainsaw Carving competition in Hope—both events attract thousands of visitors. Through his volunteer efforts, Victor has helped to instill a great sense of community pride for local residents. Thank you for inspiring us!
Paul Belhumeur and his colleagues with Re/Max 2000 Realty are donating their $1,500 award to the Surrey Food Bank. Every second month, Paul and his team take a full day out of their busy lives, roll up their sleeves and get to work at the Surrey Food Bank sorting food and serving on the front line. Always enthusiastic when interacting with clients, their positive energy is infectious! This rock star team started volunteering in 2013, and donates about 240 hours every year—they know it’s important to do what they can to help those less fortunate in our community. Thank you for inspiring us!