Community Involvement

Giving back means giving of ourselves.

The idea of putting others first comes naturally to us, from our clients to our neighbours - it's the right thing to do. You'll find us giving back in countless ways, rolling up our sleeves and pitching in to support the organizations that help this community thrive. We invite you to learn more about the educational, civic, social and philanthropic endeavours we support with our time, energy and expertise. If you'd like to be involved, please feel free to contact us to learn more about upcoming events

“I'm very proud of the people of Raymond James and how we give back to our communities. And through the services of the Raymond James Canada Foundation we can also help our clients to turn their charitable giving into strategic philanthropy. We are very excited to be able to help Canadians in this way,” says Paul Allison, Chairman and CEO, Raymond James Ltd.

Support Jay in The Ride to Conquer Cancer

Jay’s decision to ride is to show our support for all of our clients, friends, and family members who have been affected either directly or indirectly by cancer.

The Ride to Conquer Cancer is a unique, two-day, cycling event that takes place on Aug 26th, 2017. During this bold cycling journey, Jay will ride for two days and cover 250km through picturesque scenery all the way from Vancouver to Seattle.

The money we raise for The Ride to Conquer Cancer will benefit BC Cancer Foundation and support leading clinicians, scientists, and researchers whose search for new discoveries and improved patient outcomes will have a real impact in our communities throughout the province, across Canada, and around the world. In other words, your support will accelerate the conquest of cancer.

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Ride to Conquer Cancer

Okanagan Dream Rally

With the Okanagan Dream Rally, we hope to provide special children and their families with an incredibly fun-filled experience of being in the hot seat of a dream car for a day. In addition, providing opportunities for our community, public figures, and businesses to support a good cause and make a difference locally in their community.

The 2017 Shaw Okanagan Dream Rally Presented by Auction world will support Autism Okanagan, KidSport, and the Central Okanagan Hospice Association with all funds raised.

Participating children of the Okanagan Dream Rally will have their very own rally car and driver for a day. The community and public observers will partake in the street excitement while the hottest dream cars of the Valley start their engines in Kelowna and circuit through the beautiful parts of the valley including Peachland and Penticton for an experience of a lifetime.

As the Okanagan’s only rally of exotic cars and luxury vehicles, the Okanagan Dream Rally will touch many lives and hearts by giving the special attention and care to families in need on this fun-filled day touring the Okanagan in some of the most beautiful cars of the valley.

Annual Christmas in November Fundraising Event

Every year the Raymond James Ltd. Kelowna IAS branch holds a festive “Christmas in November” event to raise money for local charities. Good friends, good fun, and good causes – what a great way to kick off the festive season.

Since its inaugural year in 2014, our Christmas in November event has raised over $125,000 for local charities! All monies raised at this year’s event, being held on November 24th, 2017 at the Laurel Packinghouse, will be in support of Foundry and exciting new Integrated Youth Clinic in Kelowna.

Christmas Giving

Partners for Life program with the Canadian Blood Services

As members of this program, Raymond James’s Kelowna IAS has committed to making regular donations of blood as a team. Approximately every minute of every day, someone in Canada needs blood. We are proud to be a member of this program and look forward to doing our part for the much needed blood supply in Canada.

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Give the Gift of Life to those who Need it Most.

Every May, teams of associates and affiliates across Raymond James participate in a firm-wide community service program focused on benefiting local communities. While the firm supports community service efforts and charitable giving throughout the year, May is dubbed Raymond James Cares Month in Canada to inspire a collective effort and impact.