Comets: $25,000 – $49,999

FMCT Run 4 Hope
FMCT is a Multi-Sport club for men and women of all levels that was created on June 22nd, 2003. Fletcher’s Meadow is located in North West Brampton with quick access to many beneficial training grounds such as the beautiful Niagara Escarpment. One of their primary goals is to introduce and support new athletes to the sport of triathlon and duathlon, but a secondary goal is to be able to give back something to the community. For this reason they put on the run4hope race annually to raise funds for those less fortunate. Their cause was helped greatly by TD Bank branch #2120 in Brampton, Ontario.

Maurice Tavares
Maurice is the former President of JDS Uniphase’s Fiberoptics Products Group and former Vice President of Manufacturing and Logistics, Personal Computer Business Unit Americas at Digital Equipment Corporation. Maurice supports Sky’s The Limit’s business and financial planning.

Michael “Pinball” Clemons Foundation:
Their vision is to quicken academic excellence, infuse depth of character, promote health and vitality, and inspire generosity in our youth.

The four pillars of their vision are:
1. Character – promotes the foundation of good citizenship
2. Education – which is the catalyst for success and progress
3. Health – which is the foundation of vitality
4. Under Resourced – which is the foundation of philanthropy

Through organized fundraising appeals and events (Pinball Wizard gala), their goal is to make substantial contributions to local health, human resources, education and character building programs that serve our community.

The Paloma Foundation
A Canadian private charitable foundation, the Foundation’s funding is focused on assisting charitable organizations that provide services in the following areas:
• Women’s and children’s educational issues
• Women’s and children’s health-related issues
• Homeless issues

Softchoice Cares
An employee-inspired and employee-driven initiative that reaches across borders to show their caring in a very tangible way. Guided by their people and a clear focus on fostering sustainable change, this program delivers on the promise of sharing their success, creativity and compassion with those less fortunate in our own communities and around the world.

TD Canada Trust
More than $47 million — that’s how much TD gave to charities worldwide in 2008. Building and maintaining strong communities is a shared responsibility in which we all have a stake — and TD is committed to doing its part and more. Each year they continue to push forward in championing causes that are important to their employees, customers, clients and the communities where we live and work.

Telus aspires to be one of Canada’s leading corporate citizens. They follow the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) definition of corporate social responsibility (CSR), which is: A firm’s accountability to internal and external stakeholders for organizational performance towards the goal of sustainable development.

They work to achieve this by integrating economic, social and environmental considerations into their business practices. At a business operations level, their view of CSR includes, but is not limited to the following:  Economic, Social, & Environmental.