CIBC Miracle Day: Making a difference for kids in need
This year, CIBC will hold its annual Miracle Day on December 7. On that special day, we at the Stan Clark Financial Team will donate 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. 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:
- help for high-needs children
- healthy, active living
- well-being and enrichment.
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 20 charities, including:
- Stigma Free Society – The Stigma Free Society is committed to combating stigma of all kinds, with a focus on mental health. Through its Vision and Mission, the Society fosters programs that cultivate, encourage and educate diverse communities to be inclusive and compassionate by building awareness and understanding through education, support and leadership.
- Kids Help Phone - Kids Help Phone has a pioneering history of creating innovative supports for critical issues young people face. It began as a unique telephone counselling service to provide free, accessible support to any young person reaching out from coast to coast. The focus was supporting young people experiencing abuse, but almost immediately young people let the service know they needed more than one focus and more than one way to get in touch.
Kids Help Phone now concentrates on staying relevant to youth, recognizing the complexity of issues they face, and helping to ensure professional counsellors and volunteer crisis responders are ready to address young people’s continuum of emotional and mental health needs. These needs can range from crisis situations to the everyday concerns of growing up.
- 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 connections and research to help kids and families face the ups and downs of life with a chronic condition.
- 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 interest and 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.