Cambridge, ON | November 17, 2022 – Today, Cowan Insurance Group and The Cowan Foundation announced that a record $180,000 was raised at the Annual Cowan Charity Classic golf tournament held in September at Glen Abbey Golf Club in Oakville, Ontario.

The past few years have been filled with challenges that have impacted everyone. Some of the most profoundly affected in our communities have been those already needing support. Making children’s mental health a priority again this year, Cowan Insurance Group selected Children’s Mental Health Ontario (CMHO) as this year’s Charity of Choice. “Giving back to our community is a big part of who we are, and after a challenging few years, especially for the younger generation, it made sense to continue to support children’s mental health,” says Janet Peddigrew, President of Cowan Insurance Group. “That’s why the choice to partner with CMHO was easy.”

Cowan Insurance Group annually hosts the Cowan Charity Classic golf tournament in Southwestern Ontario in support of Canadian non-profit organizations. The Cowan Foundation generously matches funds raised at the tournament each year.

“It is The Cowan Foundation’s pleasure to support Children’s Mental Health Ontario again as the 2022 Cowan Charity Classic beneficiary. We congratulate Cowan and thank all sponsors and participants who helped set a record for funds raised at this year’s tournament,” said Mary D’Alton, Executive Director, The Cowan Foundation. “We are pleased to match the funds raised, knowing the many ways CMHO and their member agencies are working tirelessly to meet the growing need for mental health services for children, youth and families in Ontario.”

The funds raised from this year’s tournament will go toward the Children’s Mental Health Ontario peer support initiative, which helps caregivers and parents of children with mental illness find connection and support.

“Parents and caregivers play an invaluable role in their children’s care, yet are often left without assistance for their growing needs,” said Tatum Wilson, CEO of Children’s Mental Health Ontario. “The Cowan Peer Support Program at CMHO will give parents and caregivers much-needed support to manage the challenges they are experiencing as they manage their children’s care. We are so grateful to Cowan Insurance Group and The Cowan Foundation for their generous donation and commitment to child and youth mental health—and the families that support them.”

For more information, contact:
Aaron Miller
Vice President, Marketing, Communications and Digital Strategy
Cowan Insurance Group Ltd.
Tel: 519-650-6363 or 1-866-912-6926 x41424
aaron.miller@cowangroup.ca

About Cowan Insurance Group
As a prominent Canadian-owned and operated independent insurance brokerage and consulting firm, Cowan Insurance Group provides real value in insurance and risk management solutions to businesses, organizations and individuals. With over 500 employees and operating out of nine 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, 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, our founder. The Foundation is sustained by the ongoing success of the Princeton Holdings group of companies, including Cowan Insurance Group and Fountain Street Finance. The goal of The Cowan Foundation is to make a positive difference in the lives of Canadians and enhance the broader well-being of our communities. For more information, please visit www.cowanfoundation.ca.

About CMHO
Children’s Mental Health Ontario (CMHO) is the association representing Ontario’s public providers of mental health services for infants, children and youth. Their nearly 100 member organizations operate in every provincial region, providing treatment and support to over 140,000 kids and families annually. With the combined strength of members, partners, youth and families, their primary goal is to promote a coordinated and high-performing system of care that puts children, youth, and families first so that young people get the mental health supports they need to thrive.