Giving back to fight child abuse
Canadian hedge fund and financial services industry professionals came together at The Storys Bui-lding in Toronto for the 12th an nual “Open Your Hearts to the Children” gala.
Hedge Funds Care/ Help for Children Canada was established in 2004 as a way for the Canadian h- edge fund community to give back to organiza tions that provide prevention services to children and families who are at risk of abuse and neglect, and treatment to children who have been victims of abuse.
Attendees were treated to an evening of fine food, premium Italian beer courtesy of sponsor Peroni and a wonderful silent auction.
Sprott Asset Management, lead sponsor of the gala, was presented with a special award recognizing the firm’s support of HF for more than 10 years.
All of the funds raised through the Hedge Funds Care Gala are distributed through grants to local, community- based organizations devoted to preventing child abuse. This is accomplished t- hrough education, prevention, intervention, re search, advocacy and training programs.
The grant recipients were Native Family and Child Service, Child Development Institute, East Metro Youth Services, Kids Help Phone and Boost. To date more than 49 grants have been awarded to organizations across the country.
Laura Reid of KP Lindsay Artkin of Aston Hill Financial and Kim Yeung of Kensington Capital Partners served as co- chairs of this year’s event.
“- Once again the hedge fund and broader financial services industry in Canada showed its true philanthropic colours — raising both money a- nd awareness for this very important and un fortunately often- overlooked cause,” said HF president and director C-orey Goldman. “The dol lars raised continue to allow us to fund programs and research that otherwise wouldn’t be able to operate.”
This annual event has now raised more than $2.5 million.
Sponsors included lead sponsor Sprott Asset Management as well as Bank of Nova Scotia, Citco Canada, Arrow Capital Management, Deloitte Canada, Picton Mahoney Asset Ma-nagement, Polar Securities and TD Securities.