Cowan Charity Classic supports iSisters Technology Mentoring and House of Friendship

Cambridge, ON (Jul. 23, 2013) – The 12th annual Cowan Charity Classic featured two tournaments, one in Waterloo Region on June 17th 2013 and a second tournament in Ottawa on June 25th 2013.

Cowan Insurance Group is pleased to announce that the tournaments raised $50,000; which was matched by The Cowan Foundation for a total donation of $100,000. These funds will be directed towards iSisters Technology Mentoring Career Connections Program in Ottawa and House of Friendship’s Under One Roof campaign in Waterloo Region. Over the history of the tournament, with the support of our insurance company sponsors and participants, we have raised in excess of $480,000 which is matched annually by The Cowan Foundation for total donations of $960,000.

“Through the Cowan Charity Classic, we look to support programs that have the potential for providing clear and compelling positive changes in our communities,” explained Heather McLachlin, President, Cowan Insurance Group. “Cowan has been providing services to non-profits for approximately 85 years, so many of the charities we have been able to support are also clients.”

“The Cowan Foundation exists because of the success of the Princeton Holdings group of companies including Cowan Insurance Group, Frank Cowan Company, The Guarantee Company of North America and Millennium CreditRisk Management,” explained Maureen Cowan, Chairman of The Cowan Foundation. “We look forward to supporting many more organizations in the future with continued growth in our businesses.” Annually, The Cowan Foundation donates approximately $1.5 Million to Canadian charities.

Examples of recipient organizations from the Cowan Charity Classic are: The Heart and Stroke Foundation, Easter Seals Ontario, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Child Witness Centre, KidsAbility, kidsLink, Family and Children’s Services, The John Howard Society, Pathways to Education, the YMCA, and the Family Violence Project of Waterloo Region.

About Cowan Insurance Group

Cowan Insurance Group is one of the leading insurance brokerage and consulting operations in Canada, operating out of ten locations in Ontario. Representing national and international insurance companies, Cowan specializes in providing the best value to businesses, organizations and individuals for their insurance and risk management needs, as well as advising and creating retirement, group benefits and disability management programs for employee groups; and wealth management, financial planning and succession planning services to individuals. For more information, visit

About The Cowan Foundation

The Cowan Foundation was started in 1995 in honour of Frank Cowan, the founder of
Cowan Insurance Group and Frank Cowan Company. The Foundation is sustained by the ongoing success of the Princeton Holdings group of companies including Cowan Insurance Group, Frank Cowan Company, The Guarantee Company of North America and Millennium CreditRisk Management. Together they provide insurance and risk management products and services for individuals, businesses, organizations and public entities as well as assist employers with their group benefits, retirement and health and disability management plans. The goal of The Cowan Foundation is to make a positive difference in the lives of Canadians and the broader well-being of our communities. For more information, visit

About iSisters Career Connections Program

iSisters’ sustainable and innovative technology mentoring programs increase economic earning potential and independence for women who are living in poverty in Canada’s National Capital Region. iSisters’ award winning programs, built through strategic alliances with non-profit community partners, enhance employability skills and initiate long term and high impact positive change with marginalized women. For more information, visit

About House of Friendship’s Under One Roof Campaign

House of Friendship’s Under One Roof capital campaign aims to transform women’s addictions services and women’s lives, by purchasing and renovating a Kitchener property that will house all of House of Friendship’s women’s addiction treatment programs, including Alcontrol, one of only eight women’s residential addiction treatment programs in Ontario. For more information visit