Port Coquitlam, BC – September 4th, 2012
Dominion Lending Centres (DLC) is pleased to announce our national support for Breakfast for Learning (BFL) – the leading national non-profit organization solely dedicated to child nutrition programs in Canada.
After extensive research into many great Canadian causes, DLC decided to focus on an area supporting children – and one that benefits their future. This is a perfect addition to the belief system and culture at DLC: Supporting the future; supporting education. Children are clearly our future.
We were shocked to learn that 31% of elementary and 62% of secondary students in Canada do not eat a healthy breakfast daily. Childhood obesity rates, Type 2 diabetes and other health-related issues continue to rise, and still Canada remains one of the few developed countries without a national nutrition program for school children.
We know that when a child is well-nourished, they perform better in school – and BFL works to ensure that students receive the healthy breakfasts, lunches and snacks they need to succeed.
Last year, BFL helped provide more than 67 million nutritious meals and snacks. Still, in 2010/11, BFL was only able to grant 28% of the funds requested for breakfast, lunch and snack programs – meaning thousands of children may be going to school without a healthy meal or snack.
DLC wants to help BFL make a much larger difference in the lives of children across Canada. At DLC we have the power to connect with hundreds of thousands of clients to raise awareness and funds for Breakfast for Learning.
“We have challenged our 2,200+ mortgage professionals across Canada to think of ways to help in their local communities. Fundraising efforts such as client appreciation events, holiday parties, and golf and hockey fundraisers, along with commission-based donations are just some of the ways our network is planning to help raise funds and awareness for BFL,” says DLC President Gary Mauris.
About Dominion Lending Centres
Dominion Lending Centres is Canada’s fastest-growing national mortgage brokerage and leasing company with more than 2,200 Mortgage Professionals spanning the country. Launched in January 2006, the company was named Best Newcomer (Mortgage Brokerage Firm) at the CMP Canadian Mortgage Awards 2008. Dominion Lending Centres and our agents continue to win several awards at the annual CMAs, most recently earning three corporate and three individual awards, including National Broker Network of the Year, Best Advertising and Best Branding at the 2012 CMAs. Dominion Lending Centres also placed 32nd on the 2012 annual PROFIT 200 ranking of Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies by PROFIT Magazine – having also placed on the PROFIT HOT 50 list of Emerging Growth Companies in both 2009 & 2010. For more information, visit: www.dominionlending.ca.
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Director of Public Relations & Communications
Dominion Lending Centres Inc