Volunteer Support Program

Program change:
  • The Volunteer Support Program will now be open annually from April to September.

Our Volunteer Support Program was created to provide financial assistance to charities in which you and/or your immediate family are involved in as active volunteers.

Community service enriches the quality of life in a community. We recognize the essential contribution you can make to your community and we encourage you to use this program to enhance that experience.


Who can apply

The program is open to:

  • Consultants
  • Associate Consultants
  • Field Directors
  • Assistants
  • Head office and region office employees (permanent full-time and part-time)
  • Retirees
  • Immediate family includes spouses and children under the age of 18 only. Application(s) are to be submitted separately by Consultant/employee.
  • You must have at least six months service with Investors Group or a subsidiary company.
  • You or your family member must have volunteered a minimum of 25 hours with the charitable organization in the last 12 months.
  • To be considered for a grant, you or your family member must currently be involved as a volunteer with an eligible organization and have volunteered with them for at least six months.
  • Spouses and children are not eligible to apply directly. However, a separate application can be submitted by Consultants/employees on their behalf if they meet our eligibility requirements.

To begin applying, see our online application on this page.

Charitable organization eligibility

The charitable organization must be:
  • A registered Canadian charity
  • Dependent upon volunteer support
  • Within the broad categories of
    • Health and welfare
    • Environment
    • Education & Youth
    • Sports
    • Arts & Culture
    • Civic causes
The charitable organization must not be:
  • Self-supporting
  • Solely designed to provide a service to our employees (e.g., Social Committee, Investors Group club or sports team)
  • An organization primarily concerned with a religious, moral or political purpose.

Grants to service clubs will only be considered if the request is for a specific program or project area. Requests for general operating support to service clubs will not be considered.

Funding eligibility

Eligible organizations may receive funding for two consecutive years. However, funding is not automatically renewed. A grant application must be submitted to the Volunteer Support Committee for review each time funding is requested, and it will be evaluated against the stated criteria.

If an organization has received funding for two consecutive years, a full fiscal year must elapse before an application can be submitted on behalf of the organization.

You can submit an application for more than one organization for review provided all of the eligibility criteria are met.


Level of grants

  • Individual grants up to $2,000
  • The level of the grant will depend upon a number of factors, including:
    • The extent of the Consultant/employee's commitment to, and active involvement in the organization.
    • The extent to which the organization or project satisfies the eligibility criteria.
    • The total number of applications received and the limits of the program budget.


Personal Information

If you are applying on behalf of your spouse/child under 18, please provide the information below;

If applying on behalf of a child, please provide their date of birth

Charitable Organization Information


Select Municipality only when you are requesting funding to go directly to the municipality. All other applications must have a charitable registration number.

Volunteer Information

How long have you been actively involved?

Current Volunteer Information


When providing personal volunteer involvement information, be sure to include the following key details wherever possible - various positions held including the responsibilities of each position and years served in each position.

Position(s) held with organization within the last 12 months: (if applicable)

Previous Volunteer Information

Previous Position(s) held with organization: (if applicable)

Additional Information


If family members meet our outlined eligibility criteria above, you can submit a separate application on their behalf for their involvement. If they do not meet the eligibility requirements, please note their involvement below.


The charitable organization must send a charitable tax receipt to Community Investment, Dept 1222.