Cogeco Communications

Community Involvement

OVERVIEW

At Cogeco, we invest in the communities in which we serve, and we are delighted to share with you - right here - the ideas, the needs and the organizations we support.

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$13 million

in donations and sponsorships

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Supporting 700

 organizations in Canada
and the United States

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100 hours

of airtime offered across

the Cogeco Media network
of radio stations

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36

community television stations in Québec and Ontario

Our latest community initiatives

At Cogeco, making our communities thrive is close to our heart. We are committed to operating as a responsible corporate citizen, not only by providing high-quality services, but also by supporting local initiatives that depend on outside support to thrive.

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As the start of the school year is upon us, Cogeco Connexion is delighted to offer an educational circuit to 15 schools across Quebec.

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As the start of the school year is upon us, Cogeco Connexion is delighted to offer an educational circuit to 15 schools across Quebec. Students will have the chance to experience an entertaining trail drawn on the pavement of their schoolyard, that will promote social distancing, fun with friends and physical activity.

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The Montmagny public market had a nice surprise on August 7!

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The Montmagny public market had a nice surprise on August 7! Dorothée the Epicurean stopped in this beautiful region to shoot an episode of her cooking program on NousTV.


https://www.ville.montmagny.qc.ca/fr/actualites/2021/07/23/la-viree-cogeco-s-arrete-au-marche-public-de-montmagny/ (in French only)

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Cogeco Connexion has a great team of employees who work very hard for the Terrasses Cogeco in Rimouski!

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Cogeco Connexion has a great team of employees who work very hard for the Terrasses Cogeco in Rimouski! “For us, what is important is not to just buy a sponsorship, donate an amount and put up banners. We don't just buy advertising at festivals and events, we really want to get involved locally and become integrated in the community."
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https://journallesoir.ca/2021/07/16/cogeco-simplique-a-fond-dans-ses-terrasses/ (in French only)

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Cogeco presents the project “Les arts dans la rue” (Art in the Streets) which will exhibit works created by the citizens of Beauce outdoors, until August 31st.

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Cogeco presents the project “Les arts dans la rue” (Art in the Streets) which will exhibit works created by the citizens of Beauce outdoors, until August 31st.

https://www.enbeauce.com/actualites/culturel/432071/deux-toiles-inaugurees-a-la-guadeloupe (in French only)

 

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To respond to the situation of domestic violence against women and the needs expressed by various organizations supporting this cause, Cogeco Connexion donated a total of $14,000 in funding to 15 shelters for women victims of domestic violence in Quebec.

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To respond to the situation of domestic violence against women and the needs expressed by various organizations supporting this cause, Cogeco Connexion donated a total of $14,000 in funding to 15 shelters for women victims of domestic violence in Quebec. Each establishment received a donation to meet existing operating needs.

“COVID has highlighted the increase in domestic violence against women. With this initiative, we want to underline their courage and bring a little relief to the women and their children who are currently staying in the shelters, ”explains Johanne Hinse, Vice President Programming and Community Relations at Cogeco Connexion.

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To mark the spring break and encourage young people to be active by taking advantage of winter outdoor activities, Cogeco Connexion donated 750 sleds to children and families from across the province of Quebec!

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To mark the spring break and encourage young people to be active by taking advantage of winter outdoor activities, Cogeco Connexion donated 750 sleds to children and families from across the province of Quebec!

With the help of its 15 NousTV stations, located in 12 regions of Quebec, Cogeco Connexion identified various resources and organizations aimed at families or with a youth clientele to make this donation. Each organization was offered around fifty sleds each.

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Brand new skates for underprivileged children in Alma

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Cogeco and NousTV Alma donated 13 pairs of skates to Parenfant, to equip less fortunate families and allow them to enjoy this winter sport for free. The idea surfaced when the City of Alma announced the development of a huge new ice rink.

January 2021

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YMCA Peace Medals

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What a touching recognition for our company to be named one of the six 2020 Laureates of YMCA Peace Medals of YMCA du Québec, which honour citizens and businesses who contribute to building more united and harmonious communities. More specifically, Cogeco was awarded the Laureate Corporate Initiative for Peace, through the project "Operation Welcome Home", created in partnership with Centraide du Grand Montréal, with the goal of contributing to the successful integration of Syrian refugees in their host country.

November 2020

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.

Culture Fund

Embrace Art!

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

Education & Entrepreneurship Fund

Inspire Success!

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

Health & Well-Being

Pursue Vitality!

Our Health and Well-Being Fund supports the physical and mental health of the people in our communities as well as their well-being.

Environment Fund

Act Sustainability!

Our 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 Connectivity Fund contributes to improving connectivity and digital inclusion.

Diversity & Inclusion Fund

Promote Equality!

Our Diversity and Inclusion Fund aims to promote social inclusion and diversity in our communities as well as foster inclusive growth.

 

To learn more about how we invest in communities, including yours, or to submit a request for funding.

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