Loading articles...

Rogers marks 60 years with $60M donation to those in need

Last Updated Jun 15, 2020 at 10:42 am PDT

The Rogers Communications sign marks the company's headquarters in Toronto, April 25, 2012. The Rogers family is making a $60-million community donation to various charities across Canada to help those hurt financially by the COVID-19 pandemic. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Aaron Vincent Elkaim
Summary

Rogers Communications is marking 60 years

The Rogers family is donating $60 million to various charities to celebrate six decades in business

Food Banks Canada, the Salvation Army, Women's Shelters Canada are just some of the groups that will benefit

TORONTO (NEWS 1130) – The family behind Rogers Communications is celebrating 60 years in business in a big way.¬†They’re donating $60 million to help Canada’s most vulnerable amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Our family is honoured to be able to do a small part to help Canadians and Canadian families as they try to recover from the difficult financial challenges that COVID-19 has brought to so many people, especially people already under financial stress,” Martha Rogers, chair of the Rogers Foundation, says. “All of the money will be donated in 2020 so we can make as immediate an impact as possible.”

The money will go to Food Banks Canada, the Salvation Army, Women’s Shelters Canada, other shelters, the Children’s Aid Foundation, the BOOST Child & Youth Advocacy Centre, Easter Seals Canada, and the Ted Rogers community grants.

“Our father, the late Ted Rogers, was a proud Canadian. He always worked to make Canada better and make our communities stronger,” Melinda Rogers-Hixon, deputy chair of Rogers Communications, says.

“With our mother, Loretta, Lisa, Edward, Martha, and I, as well as our families, are committed through this donation to organizations supporting those living with food insecurity, homelessness, domestic violence, and at-risk children and youth.”

Rogers is the parent company of this station