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In the Community

Since our early days, Highstreet has cultivated a commitment to the community. Giving something back has always been a goal shared by all our people. Our Community Investment Program enables us achieve this goal.

OUR VISION

Highstreet will be a visible participant in community development and will be known for its commitment to sharing its resources with our community.

OUR GOALS

We will support and contribute to the development of community focused charitable organizations.

We will support and encourage volunteerism.

We will follow prudent business ethics in support of our Community Investment Program.

WE ARE AN IMAGINE CARING COMPANY

Highstreet has operated a Corporate Citizenship Program since the inception of our firm in 1998. In 2001, Highstreet became an Imagine Canada Caring Company.

As an IMAGINE CANADA CARING COMPANY, we support the principles of corporate citizenship and benchmarks for community investment established by Imagine Canada.

CORPORATE CITIZENSHIP PRINCIPLES

We believe that our company and our employees have an important stake in the prosperity, health and quality of life of the communities in which we operate.

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THE IMAGINE CANADA CORPORATE CITIZENSHIP COMMITMENT

The commitment Highstreet has made to Imagine is as follows:

  • We commit a minimum of 1% of pre-tax domestic profit to support charitable and nonprofit organizations.
  • We encourage and facilitate the personal giving and volunteer activities of our employees.
  • We champion and sustain at least one community investment project that is supported by our President and that leverages the skills and competencies of the company to make a difference in the community.
  • We demonstrate leadership by annually publishing a public Corporate Citizenship Report.

CORPORATE GIVING

Highstreet operates a staff-led Charitable Giving Committee. Highstreet's giving is focused on, but not necessarily limited to, community focused organizations. In recent years, the Highstreet Charitable Giving Committee approved funding grants to Women's Community House, Jesse's Journey, Vanier Children's Services, Distress Centre - London & District, 100 Who Care - London, to name just a few.

We have also supported various charities and not for profit organizations throughout the years including:

  • Ronald McDonald House Charities
  • Junior Achievement - London
  • Chinese Canadian National Council (London Chapter)
  • St. Joseph's Health Care Foundation
  • London Chamber of Commerce

Individual employees are encouraged to direct automatic payroll contributions to the United Way of London & Middlesex.

MEMBERSHIPS AND ASSOCIATIONS

SUPPORTING THE ARTS

Highstreet has a long tradition of sponsoring the arts. We have in the past and continue to sponsor performances at Orchestra London, Ballet Jorgen Canada, the Grand Theatre, the Stratford Festival, etc.

COMMUNITY PARTICIPATION PROGRAM

Highstreet manages investment portfolios for several registered charitable organizations and foundations. For each qualifying charitable client over $1 million, Highstreet contributed a donation equal to 10% of our investment management fee. We also participate in the charitable events hosted by our clients from the charitable sector as well as other valued community organizations.