The Cowan Foundation donates to Charities across Canada

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Cambridge, ON (Mar. 20, 2014) – The Directors of the board of The Cowan Foundation are pleased to report the donation of approximately $1.275 Million in Canadian communities during 2013, benefiting approximately 80 charitable organizations.

Examples of recipients of funding during 2013 include:

  • Heart & Stroke Foundation of Canada – Restart a Heart, Restart a Life™
  • Conestoga College – Health Sciences
  • Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging
  • Brantford & Area Sports Hall of Recognition
  • Girl Guides of Canada

“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 and Millennium CreditRisk Management,” explained Maureen Cowan, Chairman of The Cowan Foundation. “Our companies have been providing services to non-profits for approximately 85 years, so many of the charities we have been able to support over the years are also clients.”

“Community sustainability is really about partnerships in order to maximize investment of time, talent and resources: partnerships between businesses, charitable entities, government agencies and other community stakeholders. The more interdependent communities are, the healthier they are,” says Terry Reidel, Executive Director of The Cowan Foundation and Chair of Cowan Holdco. Since inception in 1995, The Cowan Foundation has donated over 18 million dollars and we look forward to supporting many more organizations in the future with continued growth in our businesses.”

More: Cowan Foundation 2013 Community Investment Report.

About Princeton Holdings Limited

All subsidiary companies within Princeton Holdings are strong thought-leaders in their chosen markets with expert knowledge of their industry and proven delivery of customized client solutions focused on chosen market segments where they have specialized expertise.

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 Credit Risk Management. Together they provide insurance risk management products and services for individuals, businesses, organizations and public entities as well as assist employers with their group benefits, retirement, 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.

About Cowan Insurance Group

Cowan Insurance Group is one of the leading insurance brokerage and consulting operations in Canada, operating out of 9 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 Frank Cowan Company

Frank Cowan Company, founded in 1927, is a leader in providing specialized insurance programs, including risk management and claims services for municipalities and public service, healthcare, education, community, children’s and social service organizations across Canada. For more information, visit

About The Guarantee Company

The Guarantee Company is a leader in specialty insurance within the North American insurance marketplace offering Contract, Commercial and Developer Surety; Public Entity; Directors’ and Officers’ Liability; Credit Insurance; Crime-3D and Financial Institution Bonds; and personal lines insurance, including Guarantee SUPERIOR and Guarantee GOLD®. The Guarantee operates out of seven offices across Canada and 21 branches throughout the USA. Since 1872, The Guarantee has focused on providing specialized insurance products and expertise in niche segments through independent broker partners. For more information, visit

About Millennium

Millennium CreditRisk Management (Millennium) is a leading specialist broker focused on providing credit and political risk insurance and risk management assistance to clients across Canada by partnering with major credit insurers licensed in Canada; Export Development Canada and internationally as the Canadian member of the International Credit Brokers Alliance. For more information, visit