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Our community is very important to us: we aim to collectively be an active and respected corporate entity. Advisors, employees and the firm participate in worthwhile projects and activities for the good of the community and our profession.  All staff are given a paid day off each year to participate in a charitably-oriented activity.

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SUPPORT IN THE COMMUNITY
We take pride in supporting our community in numerous ways, both corporately and as individual advisors.
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The Ride to Conquer Cancer

The Ride to Conquer Cancer is a fundraiser for cancer research in British Columbia and Washington State. Our team, the Market Cycles, has been involved with the Ride since 2009 and has raised over $707,000 over the 9 years we have participated.
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The United Way of the Lower Mainland

The United Way of the Lower Mainland is a leader in supporting our most vulnerable. Its mandates include: increasing school readiness for young children, providing school-age children with the support and resources they need, and helping seniors stay independent and engaged in the community.

We have an annual campaign that supports the United Way and their mission.
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Vancouver Symphony Orchestra

As Canada's third largest Orchestra, the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra (VSO) is a community organization based around community needs. The VSO is a neighbor and community partner that melds a sense of business with an overarching passion for sound.
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Cystic Fibrosis Canada

Cystic Fibrosis Canada’s mission is to help people with cystic fibrosis (CF). Cystic Fibrosis Canada:
  • funds research towards the goal of a cure or control for cystic fibrosis
  • supports high quality CF care
  • promotes public awareness of cystic fibrosis, and
  • raises and allocates funds for these purposes.

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Arts Umbrella

Arts Umbrella is a not-for-profit arts education centre for children and youth ages 2-19. Arts Umbrella is committed to delivering the highest quality visual and performing arts education to young people, regardless of their socio-economic circumstances.

Since its inception by five young artistic parents in 1979 with only 45 students, Arts Umbrella has maintained a trail-blazing, forward-looking and community-focused spirit. It has grown consistently and now reaches 22,000 children and youth annually through tuition-based and free-of-charge outreach programs.
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BC Children's Hospital Foundation

BC Children's Hospital Foundation raises funds to support and enhance the delivery of pediatric care in BC. The Foundation provides funding to BC Children’s Hospital, and Sunny Hill Health Centre for Children and Child & Family Research Institute to support research into childhood diseases, the purchase of medical equipment and a range of child-health education and training programs.

Every year, we participate in the Festival of Trees event and decorate our tree in true RGF style.
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Union Gospel Mission

Union Gospel Mission is an urban relief organization based in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. With eight locations throughout Metro Vancouver and the city of Mission, UGM is positioned to help those who need it most. The heart of the Mission is to demonstrate God’s transforming love, ease the burden of the most vulnerable,rebuild the lives of the broken and offer dignity to those who feel cast aside.
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LEAVE A LEGACY

LEAVE A LEGACY™ is a national public awareness program designed to encourage people to leave a gift through their will or any other gift planning instrument to a charity or non-profit organization of their choice.

LEAVE A LEGACY™ is a donor-oriented education campaign to raise awareness of the importance of including a charitable gift in the estate planning process.
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The Rotary Club of Vancouver

The Rotary Club of Vancouver is a service club dedicated to improving the lives of others both in our community and around the world. Established in 1913 as the 1st club in British Columbia, and the 2nd in Canada, our Club has a long history of service.
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West Vancouver Memorial Library Foundation

The Foundation is an incorporated, not-for-profit society, which raises funds and administers endowments, donations and bequests for the West Vancouver Memorial Library. The Foundation annually grants funds to the Library, which help provide enhancements that make the Library a very special place for local citizens and visitors.
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Ratanak International

Ratanak International is an organization that works collaboratively to be a catalyst for transformation in Cambodia through a focus on empowering exploited people and addressing the systems that exploit them.
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Lions Gate Hospital Foundation

The Lions Gate Hospital Foundation is the fundraising arm of Lions Gate Hospital and all the publicly funded health-care facilities and programs across the North Shore. Transforming care together since 1981 Lions Gate Hospital Foundation has raised funds to enhance care at the hospital.
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The Vancouver Aquarium

The Vancouver Aquarium, an Ocean Wise initiative, is home to thousands of incredible ocean species and amazing aquatic life. It's also Ocean Wise headquarters, where our scientists, educators and conservation experts do their work, not only to protect our oceans but to inspire others to join us in our mission.
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The BC Cancer Foundation

The BC Cancer Foundation is the bridge that connects philanthropic support and research breakthroughs in cancer. As the fundraising partner of BC Cancer, and the largest charitable funder of cancer research in this province, they enable donors to make contributions to leading-edge research that has a direct impact on improvements to cancer care for patients in B.C.
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Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup

The Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup is a national conservation program that provides Canadians the opportunity to take action in their communities wherever water meets land, one bit of trash at a time.
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Big Brothers of Greater Vancouver

Big Brothers of Greater Vancouver supports child and youth development through essential volunteer-led mentoring programs.
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The Shoebox Project for Women

The Shoebox Project for Women is a registered charity that collects and distributes gift-filled Shoeboxes to women impacted by homelessness in communities across Canada, the United States, and the United Kingdom.
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The Vancouver Food Bank

While we continue to provide assistance to help address immediate needs associated with food insecurity in our community, we also recognize that emergency food as a stand-alone is not a long-term solution. Our goal is to build strong, connected communities through the power of food and employ principles of sustainability, education and training, and quality nutrition to achieve this goal.
community logoRGF Integrated Wealth Management – Clay Gillespie Annual Graduate Scholarship
The purpose of the RGF Integrated Wealth Management – Clay Gillespie Annual Graduate Scholarship is to provide financial support for graduate students at Simon Fraser University who are pursuing, or intend to pursue, a graduate degree in the Master of Financial Risk Management program at the Segal Graduate School of Business. This scholarship is a two semester award, currently valued at a total of $10,000. It is normally tenable in the Fall and Spring semesters.
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Clay Gillespie RGF Integrated Wealth Management Bursary

The UBC Centenary Awards were created in 2008 to honour the University’s 100th anniversary and to provide support to students on both campuses and in every area of study. Thanks to generous donors, UBC has reached their goal of 100 awards that were established or significantly enhanced over the past year.