CAMBRIDGE, ON (July 3, 2019) – Today, Cowan Insurance Group, along with The Cowan Foundation, announced that a record $175,000 was raised at the 18th Annual Cowan Charity Classic golf tournament. This year’s tournament was held in support of Children’s Mental Health Ontario (CMHO) and took place at Glencairn Golf Club in Milton, Ontario.
“Giving back to the communities in which we live and work is at the core of who we are,” says Heather McLachlin, President of Cowan Insurance Group. “That’s why the choice to partner with CMHO with an end goal of helping to create an online resource for families with children dealing with mental health issues was a simple one.”
Cowan Insurance Group hosts the annual Cowan Charity Classic golf tournament in Southwestern Ontario in support of Canadian non-profit organizations. Each year, The Cowan Foundation generously matches the funds raised from the tournament.
“We congratulate Cowan and thank all sponsors and participants who made this year’s tournament a resounding success. The Cowan Foundation is pleased to support this year’s beneficiary, CMHO,” says Mary D’Alton, Executive Director, The Cowan Foundation. “We have a strong focus on supporting transformative programs for children and youth, especially those who need a helping hand to overcome challenges with the right services and support. We are confident that this donation will make a strong impact in the lives of families with children and youth seeking mental health services in Ontario.”
The funds raised from this year’s tournament will go toward the development of an online resource for CMHO designed to make it easier for children, youth and families to find local mental health services and resources.
“Long wait times and confusion about where to go for help are two of the biggest barriers facing kids and families in need of mental health care,” says Kimberly Moran, Chief Executive Officer, CMHO. “Cowan’s generous contribution will support CMHO building an information hub to assist parents in locating specialized child and youth mental health services in their community. This donation marks an important step forward on the road to ensuring that children, youth and families have access to the right mental health care, at the right time and place.”
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Cowan Insurance Group
About Cowan Insurance Group
As a prominent Canadian-owned and operated independent insurance brokerage and consulting operation, Cowan Insurance Group provides real value in insurance and risk management solutions to businesses, organizations and individuals. Approaching 500 employees and operating out of 12 locations across Canada, we partner with leading national and international insurance companies to advise on and create retirement, group benefits, disability management and international benefits programs for employee groups. We also offer wealth and asset management as well as financial and succession planning services to individuals, and specialize in property, casualty and credit insurance. For additional information about Cowan Insurance Group, please visit cowangroup.ca.
About The Cowan Foundation
The Cowan Foundation was started in 1995 in honour of Frank Cowan, the founder of Frank Cowan Company and Cowan Insurance Group. The Foundation is sustained by the ongoing success of the Princeton Holdings group of companies including Cowan Insurance Group, Frank Cowan Company, The Guarantee Company of North America, Cowan Asset Management and Fountain Street Finance. Together they provide insurance and risk management products and services for individuals, businesses, organizations and public entities, as well as assisting employers with their group benefits, retirement and health and disability management plans. The goal of The Cowan Foundation is to make a positive difference in the lives of Canadians and the broader well-being of our communities. For more information, please visit cowanfoundation.ca.