Jul 212014

PACE Credit Union has been a major supporter of The Justin Eves Foundation for many years- allowing us to connect with our community and achieve our goal of helping as many disadvantaged learning disabled students as possible to gain a post-secondary education. PACE has always reached out to support what is important to the Foundation- now we would like to reach back and see what is important to PACE!

Dan Coldwell, PACE’s VP of Business Development took the time to answer our questions.

Q1. One of PACE Credit Union’s core principals is a “commitment to the betterment of the communities [you] serve”; what kinds of initiatives do you look for when deciding where to invest your time and money?

Dan- At PACE we insist on supporting causes in our own backyard – so our community relations dollars are spent within Ontario and we try to focus on communities where we have a good concentration of members. Education and Healthy Active Lifestyles are causes that we like to focus on as well.

Q2. Other than The Justin Eves Foundation, what kinds of philanthropic endeavours doe PACE support?

Dan- The short answer is many. Specifically the major causes we support are our own bursary awards, The National Squash Academy which houses the Urban Squash Program, Heart and Stroke, Southlake Regional Health Centre, Irun and Rock, The Ontario Credit Union Charitable foundation, Covenant House and others.

Q3. Why does a financial institution like PACE feel it is important to give back to the community?

Dan- It’s in the DNA of a Credit Union to support the communities we serve – that’s what we do. We pursue profit for a higher purpose.

Q4. How does PACE involve employees and members in their community outreach efforts? Why is volunteer involvement important, rather than just financial support?

Dan- It’s a matter of walking the talk. We get excited about a cause and then we engage our staff. They know how important it is to get out into our communities and do our part to make them a better place to live and work. Even though part of the criteria of evaluating our Branch Managers is their outreach in the community, we find that it is truly in their hearts to get involved – and we’re really proud of them for that. Just recently we had 88 staff members come out and support Irun and Rock on their own time – over 50% of our staff on their day off; some travelling 2 hours to get there! We’re very lucky to have people this dedicated to making communities a better place to live.


*2014 Irun and Rock PACE team

Q5. Where can people find out more about PACE, their products, and their commitment to the community?

Dan- People can always find out more about us and what we are up to at www.pacecu.com.


Thank you to everyone at PACE Credit Union for their generosity, support and continued commitment to The Justin Eves Foundation!


Jan 122013

Students with learning disabilities represent a huge resource for our society, and with the proper tools and support, they can pursue (and achieve) a post secondary education – an opportunity that might not otherwise be open to them. At The Justin Eves Foundation, that’s exactly what we strive to do: secure revenues that will directly assist students with learning disabilities to achieve a post-secondary education at an institution that can accommodate their needs.

The Minds In Motion awards were established to help with the costs of tuition, specialized software, tutors, note takers and other essential accommodations that are needed so that students with learning disabilities can achieve their potential at school. Since 1997 over 400 Ontario high school graduates have received financial support to help them achieve their dream of post secondary education.

Jan 112013

The application deadline for the 2014-2015 year has now passed. We are happy to report that we will be awarding $89,000 in grants to deserving students this year.

Applications and supporting material must be submitted to the Justin Eves Foundation prior to

April 30, 2015 to be considered for the 2015-2016 academic year.

*Please note that at this time only Students from Ontario, Canada are eligible for funding.

Download an application form!

Aug 252011

Justin Eves Foundation Annual Charity Golf ClassicMark your calendar – September 8th, 2014 for the 19th Annual Justin Eves Foundation Charity Golf Classic.

This year it will be held at Glencairn Golf Club in Halton Hills.

"The closest you’ll come to Scotland without crossing the Atlantic."

For information on how you can participate or to help with sponsoring this event please contact the Justin Eves Foundation office (416) 586-0085 or visit our Tournament page.

Jul 172014

Jan 122013

Last year the 18th Annual Justin Eves Foundation Charity Golf Classic was held on September 9th, 2013.

The tournament was once again held at Glencairn Golf Club in Halton Hills "The closest you’ll come to Scotland without crossing the Atlantic."

Please take some time and browse through the Photo Gallery of this year's event.

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A special thank you to all those who participated and for their generous contributions. We hope to see you again next year!