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Western Community

The Western Communities Foundation is a non-profit charitable organization committed to improving local communities. Below are some of our stories. 

A team of Western Financial Group volunteers helps to build sandwiches for local not-for-profit Food for Thought

September 19, 2019

Western employees and partners assist Food for Thought

Sept. 19, 2019. Western Financial Group presented $17,000 to High River’s Food for Tho…


The second annual Western Communities Foundation online auction is now live

September 10, 2019

Online auction for Western Communities Foundation returns

Looking for the perfect gift? As Western Financial Group, we're inviting Canadians to join u…


July 18, 2019

Western's Coleman team propels soapbox race derby

The energy and drive behind soapbox racing captured imaginations in the Crowsnest Pass, with…


Western Financial Group's team joined staff with Ability Online at the 22nd Axion Charity Challenge golf tournment

July 2, 2019

Axion golf tournament champions empowering youth with disabilities

Respect, acceptance and inclusion — our people at Axion Insurance Services live by the…


Sergeant Greg Beach assists a young rider during a bicycle safety rodeo

June 24, 2019

Western promotes bicycle safety with Fairview RCMP

Cheers and an incredible burst of positivity bounced through the schoolyards in Fairview, Al…


The Western Financial Group headquarters team prior to the National Walk to Support the Cause

June 5, 2019

Western team unites to support Western Communities Foundation

Our Western Financial Group team is grateful for the powerful support received from our peop…


Western Financial Group's brokers in Red Deer donated socks and underwear to the Mustard Seed

May 30, 2019

Red Deer brokers continue commitment to Mustard Seed

Our Western Red Deer brokers’ hearts are still full after we joined with radio station…


The Western Financial Group family wears green in honour of Green Shirt Day and the Logan Effect

April 5, 2019

Green shirts all day for the Logan Effect

The #LoganEffect has inspired our Western Financial Group family. Today, across our branches…


Children play on the outdoor ice rink in Hanna, Alberta

March 28, 2019

Western Communities Foundation grant renews Hanna rink

We’ve seen it in communities across Canada — sports connect us and bring generat…


The 2018/19 Smithers Minor Hockey Association novice team poses with coaching staff in the community rink

February 15, 2019

Western's insurance brokers support Canada's passion

Hockey is more than just our winter game — we lace up our skates together as Canadians…


Western Financial Group's High River brokerage provided a $20,000 donation from Wawanesa Insurance to Medicine Tree Manor.

January 13, 2019

Donation, gift surprises Medicine Tree Manor residents

Our Western team was overjoyed to help fill stockings throughout December for seniors living…


Western Financial Group team including CEO and President Kenny Nicholls deliver donated toys to Alberta Children's Hospital

December 10, 2018

Caring for kids through hospital toy drive

Each present in Western’s holiday toy drive haul — soon to be unwrapped by famil…


Western Financial Group team members enjoy a day volunteering at Habitat for Humanity

December 9, 2018

Habitat for Humanity offers new lease on life

Our day spent in partnership with Habitat for Humanity Southern Alberta building a home was…


Two volunteers, one in a blue Western Financial Group volunteer shirt, peel and chop potatoes during a volunteer shift at Streets Alive in Lethbridge

November 30, 2018

Hope served up hot at Streets Alive Mission

An evening spent volunteering at the Streets Alive Mission, a not-for-profit supporting Leth…


November 13, 2018

Charity team ladles out kindness with Soup Sisters

An amazing mix of smells danced in the air as excited volunteers from all levels of our orga…