Philanthropy

About our 2020-2021 Philanthropic Initiatives

Thank you to everyone that contributed to our fundraising initiatives throughout the 2020-2021 year!

We started with a ribbon keychain sale in the first semester to raise funds for and awareness about mental health, held a Holiday Raffle and sold PGSA apparel in Department. Through these efforts and your generosity, we were able to raise over $1200 to Food Banks Canada, surpassing our goal by nearly $200!

Our fundraising this year is especially important since the COVID-19 crisis began, more people are turning to food banks to keep food on the table – many for the first time. While we are being told to stock up on supplies during this challenging time, people who struggle with food insecurity do not have that privilege. With food donations decreasing, reduced volunteers, and people filling their own pantries, food banks are struggling to keep their doors open for their communities.

We look forward to working with you and contributing to the community through various philanthropic efforts in the new academic year!

Our Next Event is Movember!

Movember is almost upon us and the PGSA is excited to announce a month-long fundraiser event to raise money for the Canadian Cancer Society – Prostate Cancer Research. 

Participants are asked to post one picture of their face per day to show the progress in their facial hair growth. Participants are also asked to secure sponsorships, which will be involved in providing donations for the duration of the participant’s involvement in the event (e.g. if the participant lasts 10 days, then the sponsor donates: funds/day for 10 days of participation = total donation). We are asking for a minimum of 50 cents/ day as a donation, which will be collected at the end of the month.

Let’s get these staches growing and raise some money along the way!!!

Sign up by Wednesday, October 27th, 2021

Participants can seek sponsors until Monday, November 1st, 2021

Online Participation from November 1st until the 30th