We love our community and clearly see we have a responsibility to help those who struggle. Whether that’s around the corner or across the world, we want to do our best with what we’ve been given by helping wherever we can. Here are some examples:
There are over 4,500 children in the Central Okanagan that live in a food insecure home and are at risk of going to school hungry. Since 2009, Food for Thought has worked to eliminate hunger in children by meeting that need through the schools of District #23. Our ENCOMPASS Partnership will cover the costs
of an entire elementary school’s Breakfast Program, a low-barrier, volunteer -run initiative which allows children who come to school hungry to be fed a nutritious breakfast each weekday morning. A good breakfast ensures children can learn better, behave better and succeed without being distracted by hunger. We invite our clients and partners in the community to join us in our sponsorship – all your donations will be matched by ENCOMPASS
At ENCOMPASS we believe children should be allowed an education no matter what their circumstances. In many war-torn countries of the world that education is interrupted or non-existent. Children are traumatized by what they have seen or even worse, have been forced into the conflict as child soldiers. Justice Rising works in The Congo, Syria and Iraq specifically with children to build schools, teach peaceful reconciliation and de-traumatize children. Their programs reach into communities by teaching skills to mothers and re-programming children who have been forced to kill as soldiers. Their work is powerful and effective at bringing peace to regions through the next generation.
ENCOMPASS has pledged to match up to $50,000 to help build and run these schools. We invite you to join us personally or through corporate donations. Ask an Advisor today how you can get involved in this work and have every dollar you commit matched for greater impact!
As a staff and as individuals we know the best way to grow together is to volunteer our time and energy for something larger than ourselves. We are encouraged to invest in our own community and on a global scale in the lives of those who struggle in various ways. Here are some ways we do that:
Another of our benefits and pension advisors, Greg Shorter, loves radio controlled model airplanes and he regularly shares his fascination with these tiny but mighty airplanes with the kids at the Boys and Girls Club, doing demonstrations and classes for younger versions of himself. Who knows – your future Westjet pilot may just be in after school clubs right now and it will be Greg that starts their thoughts a-flying!