Supporting Young Community Leaders
At Red River Mutual, Your Story is Ours to Protect. We believe in putting people first and we want to be there for our communities, not only by protecting you with our insurance offerings, but also by learning about who you are and getting involved in your stories.
This belief is demonstrated by one of our core values, Challenge the Status Quo. As a company, we want to ask questions and take action to make positive changes within our own walls, in the individual lives of our customers and in our communities. This year, we had the great opportunity to make an impact in the lives of some students who are also living out that value.
We were the presenting partner for IBAS’ Young Community Leader Bursary, which was awarded to Caralyn Engbers from Regina, SK. She is the founder of the Books for Community Schools initiative, and her innovative idea is helping provide literature to more than 750 children in 40 classrooms at Regina area schools.
Additionally, we were the presenting partner for the IBAS Chair Award, which was awarded to Emily Ives, from Saskatoon, SK. Emily volunteers her time to the Ability in Me program, the Canadian Dystonia Research Foundation, and the Youth Advisory Council of the Saskatoon Community Foundation.
You can read the full article about our support on IBAS’ website here.
Red River Mutual has also been involved with the CPA Manitoba Foundation for many years, and this year we were able to help support Tanya Zeghers through the Red River Mutual Scholarship. This scholarship is awarded to an individual who has successfully completed one of the core CPA preparatory courses and has volunteered in their rural community in a meaningful way.
You can learn more about how funds like ours are helping rural students by watching U of M’s video here.