CIBC Miracle Day: Making a difference for kids in need
This year, CIBC’s annual Miracle Day was held on December 1. For that special day, we at the Stan Clark Financial Team donated all fees and commissions to the CIBC Children’s Foundation.
CIBC founded the Children's Foundation, a registered Canadian charity, in 1984 with the belief that by working with our clients, employees and children’s charities, we can make a difference for children in need.
CIBC covers all administrative costs associated with running the Foundation. That means 100% of all funds raised on CIBC Miracle Day go to children's charities across Canada. Since inception, CIBC Miracle Day has raised over $110 million for children's charities across Canada – and $260 million globally.
The Foundation has three areas of focus:
With its goal of improving the quality of life for children in need, CIBC Children’s Foundation is dedicated to helping them prepare for future successes. By focusing on health, education and well-being, the Foundation provides these children with the opportunity to participate in programs that might not otherwise be accessible to them. Such enrichment opportunities are vital in supporting young people in the formative years, encouraging personal and professional growth.
The Stan Clark Financial Team is proud to be a part of CIBC Miracle Day. As we do every year, we invite you to suggest causes that are close to your heart. Last year at your suggestion, we directed funds to 19 charities, including:
Sunshine Foundation – Since 1987, Sunshine has been fulfilling custom-made dreams for Canadian kids living with severe disabilities or life-threatening illnesses.
BC Adaptive Snowsports – Formed in 1973, Adaptive Snowsports enhances the quality of life for children and youth with physical and cognitive disabilities, and for their families and volunteers, by providing opportunities to experience the joy, freedom, and health and wellness benefits of adaptive sports.
Cassie + Friends – The only charity in Canada dedicated 100% to the pediatric rheumatic disease community, Cassie + Friends has raised over $3 million since 2007. These funds help transform the lives of kids and families affected by juvenile arthritis and other rheumatic diseases. Working with patients, caregivers, healthcare professionals, researchers and other friends, the charity provides life-changing support, education, community and research to help kids and families face the ups and downs of life with a chronic condition.
HEROS – The Hockey Education Reaching Out Society is a volunteer-driven charity that uses the game of hockey to teach life skills and empower Canada’s marginalized youth. By providing a safe and stable environment for young people to succeed, connect and learn, HEROS guides its participants to become constructive citizens within their communities.
Science Fair Foundation BC – Established in 1997, SFFBC is the largest volunteer science outreach network in the province, supporting science and technology education by inspiring curiosity through the Science Fair program. More than 1,500 science and technology educators and professionals volunteer as mentors, judges and science fair hosts. Students gain the confidence and ability to progress from local and regional events to national and international competitions, where Team BC has consistently excelled.
We thank you in advance for your support! And, as noted above, we warmly encourage you to let us know about any Canadian children’s charities you would like us to consider.