Colliers recognized at National Philanthropy Day on Vancouver Island

VICTORIA, B.C. – The BC Cancer Foundation and Junior Achievement of British Columbia (JABC) congratulate Colliers International on receiving the Corporate Responsibility Award for National Philanthropy Day in Victoria, organized by the Association of Fundraising Professionals.

The BC Cancer Foundation and JABC jointly nominated Colliers International for their outstanding 25 years of continued philanthropic support on Vancouver Island. Colliers has unwaveringly supported cancer research and enhancements to patient care at the BC Cancer Agency, and business education for youth at JABC, through events like their annual charity golf tournaments and with support from their clients and staff.

“Colliers International is a true partner in discovery and we thank them for their ongoing support of the BC Cancer Foundation. As a philanthropic leader, Colliers International provides hope to the more than 3,600 patients who will receive cancer care at the BC Cancer Agency Vancouver Island Centre this year,” says Douglas Nelson, President  & CEO of the BC Cancer Foundation.

In 2000, the BC Cancer Foundation received a $100,000 gift from Colliers towards the Daring to Believe campaign to support construction of the BC Cancer Agency Vancouver Island Centre; and in 2010, they committed $250,000 to the Inspire the World Campaign to expand the Vancouver Island Centre. Their annual charity golf tournament continues to support the BC Cancer Foundation and enhance patient care.

”Colliers International has been outstanding among businesses through its involvement with Junior Achievement in British Columbia. Not only has Colliers provided funding for programs that prepare youth for a global economy, they have taken a true leadership role by providing countless volunteers to deliver JABC programs and to participate on our Boards,” says Jan Bell-Irving, President and CEO of Junior Achievement BC .   

In 2010, Colliers donated $45,000 to Junior Achievement of British Columbia and the effects have been long-lasting. For the last three years, the funding has supported Junior Achievement’s Titan program which provided scholarships for three local students to attend the Next Generation Leader’s (NGL) Forum, a business conference offered to students worldwide. Colliers has also extended mentorship support, an offer and acceptance of internship, as well as opportunities to engage with the Colliers’ staff to share their NGL experiences.

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For more information, please contact:

Allison Colina
BC Cancer Foundation
Communications Specialist
t. 604.707.5934
e. allison.colina@bccancer.bc.ca

Andrew Sloan
Junior Achievement of British Columbia
Vice President, Marketing and Communications
t. 604.688.3887x231
e. andrew.sloan@jabc.org

The BC Cancer Foundation is the bridge that connects philanthropic support and research breakthroughs in cancer knowledge.  As the fundraising partner of the BC Cancer Agency and the largest charitable funder of cancer research in this province, we enable donors to make contributions to leading-edge research that has a direct impact on improvements to cancer care for patients in British Columbia.  We fund with the goal of finding solutions. Visit www.bccancerfoundation.com to make a donation or to learn how you can make a difference in the lives of those affected by cancer.

Junior Achievement of British Columbia (JABC) is the world’s largest not-for-profit organization dedicated to educating young people about business.  With over 120 charters world-wide, JA brings a global view of business to local communities. Since 1955, JABC has partnered with educators, donors and volunteers to bring a real world experience into the classroom. Our programs give students the confidence and skills they need to become the next generation of business and community leaders. Visit www.jabc.org to donate, volunteer, or learn how JA is helping to prepare our youth for the future.

Colliers International is the third largest commercial real estate services company in the world with more than 12,300 professionals operating out of more than 522 offices in 62 countries. A subsidiary of FirstService Corporation (NASDAQ: FSRV; TSX: FSV and FSV.PR.U), it focuses on accelerating success for its clients by seamlessly providing a full range of services to real estate users, owners and investors worldwide, including global corporate solutions, brokerage, property and asset management, hotel investment sales and consulting, valuation, consulting and appraisal services, mortgage banking and research. In 2011, The Bloomberg International Property Awards recognized Colliers International with three awards: Best Commercial Property Consultancy, Best Commercial Property Marketing and Best Commercial Property Website in Canada. The latest annual survey by the Lipsey Company ranked Colliers International as the second most recognized commercial real estate brand in the world.  www.collierscanada.com/victoria