Supporting a Canadian School

Photos from Mother Teresa Middle School

Western Surety – and the Hill Group of Companies to which we belong – have always supported education. This includes scholarships, an RESP program and support for the Paul J. Hill School of Business at the University of Regina.

We're now excited to be affiliated with the Mother Teresa Middle School in Regina through its prime sponsor, Paul J. Hill.

This is the first "NativityMiguel Network" educational facility in Canada.

"Paul had a meeting with Mother Teresa some 15 years ago," says Western Surety President and CEO Scott Donald.

"Her inspirational words included a vision in which those who can influence a community identify a need within that community and act to fill that need.

"What we're helping to do now is to develop that kind of vision into a school that will provide inspiration, hope and opportunity for young people. This will not only be a great addition to our city, but the beginning of a greater contribution to the whole country. Education is an important way to build Canada."

"It was exciting to be at the school's grand opening last September. Federal, provincial and municipal leaders were all there, along with a strong showing from several members of the Hill Group of Companies."

The highly successful NativityMiguel Network of schools grew from one school started in Manhattan in the 1970s, and today adheres to six key standards: faith based; serving the economically poor and marginalized; a holistic education; partnering with the family; an extended day and year; and commitment beyond graduation.

RESP Awards Return:
Building Futures for Brokers' Children

RESP Awards

For a third year, Western Surety is donating $5,000 to Registered Education Savings Plans (RESPs) for children of brokers.

There will be five families selected – each one receiving a $1,000 donation for their child (or children).

Here are the details:

  • 5 awards – each will be $1,000 to be deposited directly to an RESP.
  • 1 RESP per family; a family can apply for more than one child, but if an award is granted the $1,000 will be shared among the RESPs in the family.
  • Head of household must be a surety division employee of a Western Surety Company contracted broker.
  • Children for whom the RESP applies must be under 18 years of age.
  • 1 award in Atlantic Canada; 1 in Ontario; 2 in Western Canada and 1 from the country at large.
  • Applications:
    • Must be received by June 30, 2012.
    • Send applications by email to jcampbell@westernsurety.ca.
    • Include child's and parents' names, and the brokerage name.

"Ten families have already benefited from these awards in the past," says President and CEO Scott Donald.

"It's an important legacy. Building lives through education is one more way Western Surety pursues its vision of Helping Build Canada".

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