Angus Systems supports a wide range of charitable and social causes in the communities where our employees live and work. We are dedicated to working with charitable organizations that share our goal to help make a difference. Through match giving fundraising, donations and sponsorships, and volunteerism, we provide significant support to numerous groups committed to helping children and low-income families as well as organizations dedicated to cancer research.
Since 2009, the Angus team has donated in excess of $800,000 for our charitable partners. We will continue to focus on strategic areas through direct support that helps organizations develop the resources required to be effective in the delivery of their much needed programs.
To learn more about our involvement in the community, please visit our Newsroom.
Matched Giving Fundraising
Every December, our team comes together to make the holiday season a little brighter for those less fortunate. Our 2020 holiday fundraising was a huge success with over $83,000 raised for our “charities of choice” who are dedicated to eliminating cancer and assisting underprivileged children in our community.
This year we chose to once again support the American Cancer Society and seven Toronto area schools in need of assistance and resources to help fund their classroom technology programs. COVID-19 has greatly impacted learning and this year more than ever, there is a great need for technology in our schools. We are immensely proud of our company and team’s commitment to making a difference in our communities, especially during this incredibly challenging year.
Donations & Sponsorships
Angus Systems supports a wide range of charitable and social causes in the communities where our employees live and work. We are dedicated to working with charitable organizations that share our goal to help make a difference. Through our donations and sponsorships, we provide significant support to numerous groups committed to helping children and low-income families as well as organizations dedicated to cancer research. We will continue to focus on strategic areas through direct support that helps organizations develop the resources required to be effective in the delivery of their much needed programs.
We are proud to support the following organizations:
Red Door Family Shelter
The Red Door Family Shelter, located downtown Toronto, provides services for families and individuals in who need safe and supportive emergency shelter. These include women who are fleeing violence at home, families who are evicted, refugees, or young mothers who may have nowhere to go. The Red Door is one of the largest family shelters in the city (156 beds), providing shelter and support to over 500 families every year. Donations assist with their numerous programs.
American Cancer Society
The American Cancer Society is a nationwide, community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem and dedicated to helping persons who face cancer. All of us at Angus Systems are proud to support the ACS in its efforts of research, patient services, early detection, treatment and education.
Habitat for Humanity Toronto Chapter
Since 2007 Angus Systems has supported Habitat for Humanity Toronto, a non-profit organization that helps low income families living in substandard housing improve their housing situation. In addition to yearly donations, a team of employees volunteer their time on Build Days. The hours put into build days have gone a long way in helping to break the cycle of poverty in Toronto for deserving, hard-working families.
Our hope is to give families living under the poverty line, a chance to live in a simple, decent and affordable place of their own.
Wishes Fore Kids / Make A Wish Canada
Inaugurated in 2013,The Wishes Fore Kids Golf Classic is an annual event benefitting Make-A-Wish Canada. Proceeds raised help grant wishes for children ages 3 through 17, living with life threatening medical conditions.
Since 1983, Make-A-Wish Canada has granted more than 5,231 wishes to Canadian children. Today, the organization grants approximately one wish a day across the country. We are proud to be a supporter of the Wishes Fore Kids Annual Golf Classic which brings joy and hope to deserving children all across Canada. To date, with Angus Systems as the title sponsor, the event raised over $250,000.
Established in 1912, Moorelands Kids works with more than 1,100 children and youth living in the low-income, under-served Toronto Neighbourhood Improvement Areas of Thorncliffe Park and Flemingdon Park. Programs include After-School programs for kids ages 6-12, school-year and summer Youth Leadership Programs for youth ages 11-15, The City Summer Day Camp for children 6-12, and Wilderness Camp in the Algonquin Highlands for Toronto children and youth ages 8-16. In addition, Moorelands helps mothers in need by providing a free bundle of basic baby supplies, which is delivered by a public health nurse or agency staff and helps educate the new mother and connect her to the community, and a Christmas Sharing program supporting needy families during the holidays.
We are a proud supporter of Moorelands as it strives to make a difference in the lives of children and youth in our community.
Youth Without Shelter
Angus is a proud supporter of Youth Without Shelter an emergency shelter for homeless youth aged 16-24 in Toronto. The 33 bed Emergency Residential Program meets the immediate needs of the youth by providing safe shelter, crisis counselling, nutritious food, clothing and hygiene products. Residents are given access to life skills training sessions and workshops through YWS's Steps to Success and Housing Programs. An Employment Program aims to alleviate the obstacles youth encounter in finding and maintaining employment. A Stay in School Program offers longer-term accommodation for up to 20 youth while they focus on completing their education. Youth Without Shelter's vision is to end homelessness, one youth at a time, one step at a time.
Sistering – A Woman’s Place
Sistering is a non-profit charitable organization which provides a safe and welcoming environment where women receive practical and emotional supports such as, a daily hot meal; showers and laundry facilities; clothing; access to health care professionals; informal counseling, support groups and other program activities; housing services; pre-employment programs, and referrals to appropriate agencies. These supports enable women to take greater control of their lives.
The Justin Eves Foundation for Students with Learning Disabilities
The Justin Eves Foundation is dedicated to supporting students with learning disabilities and in financial need by providing bursary/scholarships for appropriate post-secondary education. Since its establishment in 1996, over 400 young adults have received bursaries to support their pursuit of post-secondary education – an opportunity that might not otherwise be open to them. Angus Systems is a long time and proud supporter of the Justin Eves Foundation’s 'Minds in Motion' Scholarships.
Beudene Daycare, located in Bloemfontein, South Africa, provides specialized daycare and therapeutic groups for individuals with special needs and children with autism. The daycare strives to provide a loving, safe and stimulating care centre and foster independent and appropriate social behavior and integration. The aim is to develop well balanced and happy disabled individuals who will be participating members of the broader community.
Enbridge Ride To Conquer Cancer
Angus Systems is a proud supporter of KSP Cycling Team participating in The Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer a unique, two-day cycling event in support of Personalized Cancer Medicine at Princess Margaret Cancer Centre in Toronto.
Since its inception in 2009, The Enbridge Ride To Conquer Cancer has raised over $396 million for The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation and over $240 million for cancer research, treatment and care programs across the country. The annual event draws thousands of participants and brings together communities of cancer survivors, cyclists, and supporters who train and fundraise in order to participate in the two-day, 200km Ride between Toronto and Niagara Falls, Ontario.
Roger Neilson House
Roger Neilson House was created in legacy to Roger Neilson, the Ottawa Senators Assistant Coach, who passed away in 2003 after a long-term battle with cancer. To honour Roger, and his lifetime commitment of helping others, the Ottawa Senators Foundation, the Ottawa Senators Hockey Club, and the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) forged a partnership to establish Roger's House, Ontario's first pediatric respite and palliative care home dedicated to enhancing the comfort and quality of life of children and families in a time of need.
Angus Systems is thrilled to be able to support Roger’s House’s recreation therapy program which allows the children to enjoy the therapeutic benefits of music.
Road Hockey to Conquer Cancer
Angus Systems is a proud supporter of Road Hockey to Conquer Cancer benefitting The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation. The annual one day, dawn to dusk fundraising event features over 100 teams, with the common goal to raise funds and conquer cancer. This year $2.219 million was raised and the four year total now exceeds $9.5 million.
Défi Corporatif Canderel
Every spring, hundreds of runners gather at the beautiful McGill campus in Montreal for the Défi Corporatif Canderel, a 2 km corporate run raising funds for cancer research. Since it first took place in May 1989, the annual event co-benefiting the Goodman Cancer Research Centre at McGill University and the Institut du Cancer de Montréal at the Université de Montréal has raised over $10 million.
Employee Volunteerism & Fundraising
Our employees have a long history of giving back in their local communities through direct giving, focused fundraising, and donations of time and expertise. Their community involvement and contributions are in addition to the financial assistance that Angus Systems provides through its Social Responsibility commitment.