Cogeco Communications

Community Involvement

DONATIONS AND SPONSORSHIP

Our funding areas

As a committed business, with deep roots in many local communities, each year Cogeco supports non-profit organizations that are dedicated to the sustainable well-being of the regions we serve.

We have created six funds that meet the needs of our various communities while reflecting Cogeco's values and upholding our mission.

We invest in our communities

Culture fund

Embrace Art!

Our Cogeco Culture Fund fosters creativity within our communities, while promoting culture, music and the arts.

Education & Entrepreneurship Fund

Inspire Success!

Our Cogeco Education & Entrepreneurship Fund helps bring dreams to life within our communities by furthering education and supporting entrepreneurship.

Health & Well-Being

Pursue Vitality!

Our Cogeco Health and Well-Being Fund supports healthcare and research organizations dedicated to helping the people in our communities lead a healthy and active lifestyle.

Environment Fund

Act Sustainability!

Our Cogeco Environment Fund sustains communities' ongoing efforts focused on having positive effects on the environment and helping realize a sustainable future.

Connectivity Fund

Lead Connection!

Our Cogeco Connectivity Fund contributes to improving connectivity and digital inclusion.

Diversity & Inclusion Fund

Promote Equality!

Our Cogeco Diversity and Inclusion Fund aims to promote diversity in our communities and foster inclusive growth.

Ready to submit a request for a donation or sponsorship?
Make sure you've read through the criteria detailed on this page.

Submit a request

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.

 

Want to know more about Cogeco's granting of donations and sponsorships ? Read the complete policy.