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SPONSORSHIPS AND DONATIONS AT COGECO 

As a socially responsible corporate citizen, Cogeco supports the cultural, social and economic life of the communities in which it operates through donations and sponsorships.

“Powerful connections for our customers. Genuine connections with our customers.”

This is Cogeco’s mission. Day after day, Cogeco strives to live this mission by applying its five core values – respect, trust, team work, innovation, and commitment to customer service.

Cogeco supports a wide variety of social contribution activities beyond providing services, that aim to address the needs of communities in regions it serves and help them realize projects that are important to them and that reflect Cogeco’s corporate values. 

Whenever possible, Cogeco gives financial and/or technical support to people and organizations who submit a request. However, because of the number of requests received, difficult choices must be made. 

Our funding areas

Every year, Cogeco supports people and events, as a partner to the communities it serves. A committed business with roots in many local communities, Cogeco seeks to support events, activities and organizations that are dedicated to the sustainable wellbeing of their communities. 

  1. Culture
  2. Education
  3. Health
  4. Wellbeing

To request a sponsorship or donation

No sponsorship application will be accepted by phone.

Organizations seeking a sponsorship or donation must send their request by mail, by email or by submitting the online form below. They must also attach any other documents in support of their request.

Criteria

The organization must meet the following criteria:

  • Is a well-known, fiscally responsible, respected organization that provides valued services to Cogeco’s communities. Organizations operating in one of Cogeco’s funding areas will be given preference. 

  • Is apolitical and non-sectarian and meets all legal and regulatory requirements, including Cogeco’s Code of Ethics, and human rights, health and safety, and environmental codes.

  • Is well aligned with Cogeco’s business and values of respect, trust, team work, innovation, and commitment to customer service.

  • In the case of sponsorships, shall provide the level of recognition and visibility that adequately reflects the level of Cogeco’s commitment. This may apply for certain donations.

  • In cases where Cogeco is committed to a major contribution with a specific organization over many years, our policy is to honour this commitment and to refuse all additional requests from the same organization, for the length of the commitment.

Exclusions

  • Commercial, political and religious individuals, groups or institutions
  • Requests to sponsor an individual (stipends, sporting events, scholarships, personal assistance and other)
  • Feasibility studies
  • Personal travels and excursions

Review and decision process

A minimum of 30 days is required for the review of donations and sponsorship applications made by eligible organizations. Applications are assessed on a monthly basis.

Cogeco cannot guarantee that it will sponsor or make a donation to all qualifying organizations submitting a request and reserves the right to approve sponsorships/donations at its full discretion. Furthermore, Cogeco does not guarantee the renewal of a commitment. Therefore, donations and sponsorships are not automatically renewed. A new review is required when a request for renewal is made.

At any time during the review process, Cogeco may ask for additional information it deems necessary to complete the request and make its approval.

Due to the high volume of requests, only those applicants whose request is approved will be contacted. They will receive a written reply within a reasonable time (approximately four to six weeks). Organizations which receive a sponsorship and/or donation from Cogeco will be required to provide information and data outlining the success of the event, in terms of the visibility it provided to Cogeco.