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At Foresters Financial, caring for communities has been a core value since our founding in 1874. Yes, 1874! We’ve
been a socially responsible business for nearly 150 years —focused on giving back, enriching lives and building stronger
communities. Our business is, and always has been, purpose-driven. We provide life insurance and a unique set of member
benefits, both dedicated to the well-being of individuals, families and communities.

We exist to give back.

Foresters giving, 2020 by the numbers

$11.6 million

To support communities across Canada, the UK and the U.S.


Members participated in community activities

$1.9 million

Grants given to members to host community activities

$2.6 million

Scholarships awarded to young leaders

All amounts in CDN Dollars unless otherwise indicated. Amounts based on consolidated financial results prepared in Canadian dollars as at December 31, 2020.

Caring Through Crisis

When the COVID-19 pandemic spread across the globe, our commitment to communities became even more important. We created a temporary grant program called Caring Through Crisis (CTC) to support members who want to give back in their communities through safe, contact-free volunteer efforts.

CTC grants provide funding of up to $250 (in local currency) for each member to address a COVID-19 need in their communities. Members can apply for up to two separate grants.

caring through crisis

Life insurance with a larger purpose

Life insurance with a larger purpose — this goal guides everything we do, from strategic decision-making to product innovation and member benefit programs. We help people take care of themselves, their families and their communities.

Our social responsibility initiatives fall under three focus areas.

caring people

Supporting individuals

Everyday Money financial counseling program

Strong support of employee volunteer hours

LawAssure benefit program to help members create customized documents such as wills and powers of attorney

Community leadership opportunities through local branch participation

family people

Supporting families

Grants to support Fun Family activities that bring Foresters families together in local communities

Foresters Competitive Scholarship Program provides 250 scholarships of up to $2,000 per year up to $8,000 to young leaders in our member families

Scholarships and benefits for orphaned children


Supporting communities

Playground builds in partnership with KaBOOM!

Grants to support member-driven volunteer activities such as community beautification, meal-prep, care packages

Charitable partnerships in the communities where we live and work

cash for kids kaboom little library rexall united way ride for heart
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