December 15, 2023

Supporting Our Greater Community in 2023

In 2023, we donated with intention and care to many different charitable organizations doing incredible work across Canada. We gave over $200,000 dollars this year, and here are a few of those groups and how they are making a difference for people.

Sustainable Energy and Agriculture Association of Alberta (SEAAA)

As a former contractor, specializing in solar energy installations, Jason Courtepatte had a passion for environmental education and was inspired to found SEAAA. The association provides resources for improving a community’s sustainability. They host a mentorship youth club, summer education camps, and seniors’ services all with a sustainability and community focus.

You can learn more about SEAAA:

Cloverdale Community Kitchen

Located in the heart of Surrey, BC, Cloverdale Community Kitchen (CCK) serves 45,000 hot, nutritious meals via a dinner program and helps over 800 people with food and toys with a Christmas Hamper Program each year. Mutual Fire Insurance has supported this organization for over three years through donations and our employee volunteer program. In 2023, our staff members donated over 100 hours of their time to the CCK alone!

Learn more about CCK:

Brogan’s Diner

This homestyle diner located in Langley, BC is a family restaurant serving up all-day breakfast and diner classics like burgers and sandwiches. At the end of every meal, the server will ask one question before bringing the cheque: “Would you like to pay it forward, and buy a meal for someone in need?”.

Patrons are generous and the restaurant is often visited with community members who need a free meal. On Giving Tuesday this year, we donated $10,000 to help Brogan’s Diner continue to serve meals free of charge to people who are hungry.


The Company volunteer program has been a wonderful way for staff to donate their time. A few of our staff members shared a bit about their experiences this year:

It’s easy to forget how difficult life can be, how unpredictable, and assisting with food service for those few hours reminds you how precious family is. – Adam Ryback Application Specialist

We volunteered to clean grave markers and the process takes about 45 minutes per marker. Spending that much time lets you reflect about the person and their life, and even your own life. I was so grateful to make some of the headstones clean again an amazing program to honour former residents and loved ones in the community. – Brenda Parent, Office Administrator

I spent time at a volunteer farm which provides about 20,000 pounds of fruits and vegetables annually to the Richmond Food Bank. Spending the day in the sun and washing the literal fruits of our labour gave me a new perspective on our food system. It was an incredible example of socially responsible and environmentally friendly farming. – Jessica Mah, Partner Success Specialist

Our staff members volunteer across all the provinces where we do business! Our team member have been:

  • Spending time at the Habitat for Humanity store in Saskatoon, SK
  • Clearing brush with the FireSmart Canada program in Ingolf, ON
  • Helping at the Alberta Summer Games in Okotoks, AB
  • Working with the Open Arms Society in Kentville, NS
  • Cleaning grave markers in Abbotsford, AB
  • Farming in both Salmon Arm and Richmond, BC
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