TORONTO, April 26, 2012 /CNW/ -
Toronto, ON - The Nature Conservancy of Canada's (NCC's) Force for Nature Campaign has been given a $200,000 boost from Investors Group. The donation announced today will support NCC's ongoing work to engage Canadians in leaving a natural legacy for our children and grandchildren.
With a mutual focus on enduring partnerships, thriving communities, comprehensive planning, and making a difference across Canada, a partnership between NCC and Investors Group is a natural fit.
The Force for Nature Campaign is the one of the largest campaigns for habitat conservation ever undertaken in Canada. With a goal of conserving more than 500,000 acres (200,000 hectares) coast-to-coast, it supports the protection of ecologically sensitive natural areas and the rich variety of plant and animal life those landscapes sustain. Partnerships are critical to the campaign's success. Together NCC and Investors Group are investing in the future of Canada, building a natural legacy - for nature, for now, forever.
As one of Canada's leading corporations, Investors Group has been the recipient or finalist for Imagine Canada's corporate citizenship award for many years.
"This donation from the Investors Group brings us one step closer to reaching our Force for Nature Campaign goals," remarked John Lounds, President & CEO of the Nature Conservancy of Canada. "It is through the efforts of relentless, passionate, generous and committed Canadians - like Investors Group - that we can make sure that the places we cherish today will be here tomorrow."
"Investors Group is proud to support the Nature Conservancy of Canada in the preservation of natural areas across Canada," said Murray Taylor, President and Chief Executive Officer of Investors Group. "With more than 1,000 sites protected over the past 50 years, we are pleased to be able to support NCC in growing this legacy so that future generations continue to have the opportunity to experience our diverse natural lands."
The Nature Conservancy of Canada is the nation's leading land conservation organization, working to protect our most important natural areas and the species they sustain. Since 1962 NCC and its partners have helped to protect more than 2.6 million acres (over 1 million hectares), coast to coast. For more information visit: www.NatureConservancy.ca.
Investors Group, founded in 1926, is a national leader in delivering personalized financial solutions to Canadians through a network of more than 4,500 Consultants located throughout Canada. In addition to an exclusive family of mutual funds and other investment vehicles, Investors Group offers a wide range of insurance, securities, mortgage and other financial services. Investors Group is a member of the IGM Financial Inc. (TSX: IGM) group of companies. IGM Financial is one of Canada's premier financial services companies with over $124 billion in total assets under management as of March 31, 2012.
For further information:
National Media Relations Manager, Nature Conservancy of Canada
Tel: 1-877-343-3532, ext. 235