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Toronto: December, 2021 - Ecclesiastical Insurance Office plc is excited to announce that CNIB (Canadian National Institute for the Blind) in Toronto is one of the recipients of our 2021 Community Impact Grant.

Community Impact Grants are provided to registered charitable organizations across Canada for specific projects that make a positive and sustained impact on the community, by benefiting youth, vulnerable and under-represented people or by supporting our communities’ unique cultural programs.

“Ecclesiastical is proud to protect those who enrich the lives of others and equally proud to give back to the diverse communities we serve across the country. We’re delighted to announce the recipients of our 2021 Community Impact Grant, which we award under the auspices of our charitable trust owner, Allchurches Trust Ltd,” said David Huebel, President, Ecclesiastical Insurance.

CNIB delivers innovative programs and powerful advocacy to empower people impacted by blindness to live their dreams and tear down barriers to inclusion. Through the Employing Canadian Youth with Sight Loss program, youth aged 15-29 with sight loss will build essential employment skills and gain employment experience. CNIB aims to directly impact 25 participants in 2021 and increase their capacity to 35 by the end of 2022.

“We are very grateful to receive a Community Impact Grant from Ecclesiastical Insurance,” said John M. Rafferty, President and CEO, CNIB. “Many young people with sight loss face significant barriers that can create life-long inequities both socially and economically. This grant will help youth to overcome these inequities by building vital employment skills.”

Ecclesiastical’s goal is to support initiatives that make a positive and sustainable impact on their communities and are proud that the 2021 grant-supported programs continue that trend. Projects include food security programs for vulnerable families, counselling and support services for youth who have experienced domestic violence, employment skills training, care and rehabilitation for men suffering from alcoholism and substance dependencies, an early literacy program and grief and bereavement support for youth who have lost a loved one.

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About Ecclesiastical

Ecclesiastical Insurance Office plc is a specialist commercial insurance company. We are deeply committed to protecting the needs of organizations that enrich the lives of others; to supporting our communities’ unique cultural programs and to championing initiatives that help improve the lives of people in need. Ecclesiastical Canada has received the Caring Company designation from Imagine Canada for its outstanding leadership in community investment and social responsibility in Canada.

An award-winning employer, Ecclesiastical was named one of Canada’s Top Employers for Young People, 2021 for the 9th consecutive year and one of Greater Toronto's Top Employers, 2021 for the 3rd consecutive year.

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Sally Turney

Communications Executive

Ecclesiastical Insurance Office plc


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