Our community commitment

Making a difference together while remaining apart

Partners In Community Gifting progam 

At Richardson Wealth, our values are deeply ingrained. We live by them whether in difficult times like today or in better days. This begins with people who bring the highest integrity to their approach, in work and in life. Always doing what is right by our clients extends beyond the walls of our offices to our communities, where we strive to be leaders who seek to improve conditions for others.

On a corporate level, we lend our support to worthy causes now more than ever. Our Employees and Advisors take it further with their incredible energy and dedication as well as their own initiatives backed by our Partners in Community Gifting Program. This initiative was created to help support our charities and foundations amid the COVID-19 pandemic by matching every donation made by an Employee at 50%. We have earmarked a total of $300,000 in charitable and foundation support for our local communities. Even as we remain physically apart during this lockdown period, giving together will have a far greater impact than charitable giving alone.

This commitment to community has become essential to who we are as a firm, and what we stand for.

Corporate giving
Our firm seeks out worthy causes that serve crucial or unmet needs in our communities.

Our firm seeks out worthy causes that serve crucial or unmet needs in our communities, that will truly benefit from our support. Richardson Wealth is in it for the long-term, fostering ongoing relationships with the charitable organizations we support, so they can progress in their important work. Below are some of the ways we contribute to our communities. 

We back financial support with the gift of time 

  • With Daily Bread Food Bank in Toronto, our corporate sponsorship is the latest step forward in a long-term relationship forged by countless volunteer hours and unwavering commitment.  

Our teams step out for the cause

We seek opportunities to align internal initiatives with external causes that matter

  • Our drive to reduce the company-wide use of disposable plastic water bottles aligned well with the vital work of Water First, a charitable organization that works with First Nations to ensure everyone has access to safe, clean drinking water.  
We ask ourselves: “What more can we do?” Going forward, we strive to live by the principles that define our business. Our commitment to communities has gone beyond our principles to become ingrained into who we are as a firm.
Local giving
Individual commitments that touch many lives.

Our people carry our principles forward into their communities across Canada. They live the values we stand for in surprising, enterprising ways, rising to the occasion time and time again.

Individual commitments that touch many lives

Feeding the children: finding opportunity to help in the wake of tragedy

Montreal Advisor

One of our Montreal Advisors channeled his grief over the loss of his young daughter into creating a program that fuels kids to succeed. He and his wife initiated a school food program, when they learned 300 children were coming to school with no lunch. Now the program feeds 2,500 children a week in 21 schools.

They expanded with a music program that dramatically changed the lives of hundreds of thousands of the neediest children. This foundation provides bursaries and tutoring to children at risk of dropping out of school and operates a back-to-school program, youth group, second-hand shop that sells donated clothing, community café, and food program that feeds vulnerable families.

Making philanthropy a way of life

North York Advisor

An Investment Advisor in our North York office was so grateful for the scholarships that made his university education possible, he started giving back as soon as he graduated. The small endowment he started now pays out $12,000 each fall.

One of his proudest moments was the unveiling of a playroom at SickKids Hospital, named in his family’s honour. He and his wife celebrated her fiftieth birthday by generously gifting a substantial endowment to SickKids, as a tribute to her career as a social worker. 

Getting deeply involved in the place you call home

Prince Edward Island Branch Manager and Advisor

Our Prince Edward Island Branch Manager, who is also an Advisor, is deeply entrenched in his community. His involvement extends far and wide, including six Boards, a sailing club, his daughter’s ski club, and the Rotary Club — where he has been very active in the capital campaign for Inspire Learning Centre, a $2.5 million library and community space. He also serves as President of the PEI Dinghy Racing Team, which he built from scratch; and works with the Holland College Board foundation.

Creating an Evening of Wine and Words

Edmonton Branch Manager, Advisor and member of Richardson Wealth Board of Directors

This Board member supported the Centre for Family Literacy for years, hosting a variety of fundraising events, including creating the annual Evening of Wine and Words. The event became one of Edmonton’s hottest tickets with musicians, silent and live auctions, and recently raised $188,000 for the cause.

Above are just some examples of how our people continually rise to the occasion, growing deeply involved in their communities and going above and beyond what is expected to make our communities a better place for everyone.




Partners in community


Our firm, our Advisors and our Employees are committed to making our communities better for all. We lead by example, dedicating a tremendous amount of time to the initiatives we keep close to our hearts. Follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter to stay up to date with activities members of our firm are involved in across the country.


Members of JSK Partners volunteer at the Potluck Café in Vancouver, British Columbia. From left to right: Jessica Dewey, Tyler Steele, Heather Meehan, Neil Kumar, Wendy Lloyd, Dwight Jefferson, Brenda Geib.






Members of our Edmonton office and event goers enjoying the 2019 Evening of Wine and Words










Caldwell Group - Grand River Conservation Foundation

Our team showed their support for the Toronto Daily Bread Food Bank earlier this month, sorting over 13,000 lbs of potatoes and beets – enough to feed 665 families!

Members of our Calgary office joined tens of thousands of Canadians across the country participating in the Canadian Cancer Society’s Run for the Cure.

Members of our Montreal office joined tens of thousands of Canadians across the country participating in the Canadian Cancer Society’s Run for the Cure.

Members of our Toronto office joined tens of thousands of Canadians across the country participating in the Canadian Cancer Society’s Run for the Cure.