AGA Benefit Solutions understands that the word “group” extends out to an entire community.
That’s why AGA takes action for the benefit of the community as a whole. Whether through financial donations or an active presence at special events, AGA expresses its commitment to the community through concrete actions.
AGA Benefit Solutions commitment within the community is an integral part of the company’s identity. As a result, our employees participated in the Ride10 challenge to raise money for research and defeat juvenile diabetes. The JDRF Revolution Ride to Defeat Diabetes is a high-energy stationary cycling event which put our employees’ physical fitness to the test to help find a cure for diabetes. Thanks to our employees’ commitment and drive, we have raised $3,340 for this event!
L’Ancre des Jeunes is a non-profit organization whose mission is to support school reenrollment and prevent the educational and social dropout phenomenon among young people. AGA Benefit Solutions was proud to contribute and attend Les Crabes event for L’Ancre des Jeunes. The benefit dinner raised $160,000 to expand the reach of this organization.
The values of the organization are widely shared by our employees. In December 2016, AGA employees embarked on a project to raise funds and offer Christmas baskets for Dans la Rue, a community organization based in Montreal. In just a few weeks, our employees donated nearly $2,000 in voluntary donations and, to support the project, AGA Benefit Solutions doubled employee donations by adding its own contribution to the organization.
AGA President and CEO Martin Papillon has been a member of the Club des Grands Amis de Forces Avenir since 2014. As such, he takes part in a variety of fundraising activities, including an annual fishing tournament, to help fund the organization’s initiatives. Forces Avenir recognizes, honours and promotes students’ involvement in projects that contribute to the formation of conscious, responsible, active and persevering citizens who are both rooted in their community and open to the world.
From 2016 through 2019, AGA will be granting a yearly $2,500 scholarship to outstanding students through the HEC Montréal Foundation. The scholarship is intended to offer concrete support to the up-and-coming generation and to encourage excellence by means of a sustainable investment.
Martin Papillon, President and CEO of AGA, took on the role of Governor for the Fondation de l’Université Laval since 2006. The Fondation along with the Alumni Association, works to support the University’s future development.
For several years, AGA has been supporting Leucan through a sponsorship benefiting the Leucan-CSN summer camp, which welcomes some 400 children with cancer each year so they can connect with others facing the same illness, have fun, and share their experiences.
AGA is also a partner of Colloquium, a non-profit organization with the mission of fostering reflection, information sharing, dialogue, and strategies to enhance the development potential of Quebec organizations.
By taking part in the 2016 annual benefit evening of the Fondation Jovia, AGA is supporting an organization that trains and deploys “therapeutic clowns” to bring joy to the most vulnerable members of our society, namely hospitalized children and isolated seniors.