Heritage Helps

At Heritage, we believe that every child has the right to an education which moulds their personalities, abilities and talents. We are mindful of our corporate responsibility and the impact we can make not just locally in Canada but also in other countries we visit or distribute our education savings plans. TheHeritage Helps program is particularly designed to give back to the communities in which we live, work, and play, but also abroad.

Our agencies have been putting their hearts into the betterment of their communities for a long time. We want to acknowledge their good deeds and to make it a culture of the entire Heritage organization.

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Dear Heritage Fort McMurray Subscribers,

On behalf of everyone at Heritage Education Funds, we send our thoughts and well-wishes to all of you during this extremely difficult time. While the flames may have abated, we understand the real work is only beginning. As you now concentrate your efforts on rebuilding your wonderful city, Heritage would like to lend a helping hand. That’s why we’re donating $ 5,000 in fire relief to the Canadian Red Cross, which will dispense the funds to your local organizations that need it the most. As fellow Canadians, we stand with you and wish to do our part to aid the healing process.

Sincerely, Jason R.B. Maguire President & CEO

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Dear subscribers and families in the Fort McMurray area,

On behalf of everyone at Heritage Education Funds, we want to send our thoughts and well-wishes to everyone affected by the Alberta Fire Emergency. We understand that during this difficult time, the safety of you and your loved ones is what's most important.

Therefore, Heritage is taking the necessary steps to allow subscribers to focus on what's important. Our aim is to ensure every affected family is able to maintain their scheduled contributions without penalties or disruptions. 

For subscribers residing in Fort McMurray whose scheduled contributions are impacted by recent events, we are offering:

- a waiving of NSF fees associated with any returned contribution payments between now and July 31, 2016

- a waiving of Plan Adjustment Fees, should you choose to make changes to your contribution schedule between now and July 31, 2016

- an extension of the maturity date and selection of the pay-out option from July 31 to August 31, 2016

If you have any questions, please contact your local Dealing Representative or our Customer Service Department, as there may be other ways we can assist you.

We hope these small gestures will help alleviate any concerns you have about your Heritage Registered Education Savings Plan.

Best regards,

Natasha Kostyuk, Vice President, Client Services and Operations

Heritage Education Funds Inc.

 

Customer Service

Email: CustomerCare@HeritageRESP.com

Phone: 1.800.739.2101

 

Heritage Education Funds Donates $10,000 to Canadian Red Cross Alberta Flood Fund


TORONTO, July 2, 2013 – Heritage Education Funds would like to recognize the tremendous efforts the Canadian Red Cross has made in providing relief efforts for all the families affected by the flooding throughout southern Alberta. In an effort to support the ongoing efforts, Heritage Education Funds has made a donation of $10,000, and continues to encourage others to donate to support those affected by this devastating disaster.

"As a family focused organization, our hearts go out to the communities of southern Alberta" says Jason Maguire, President, Heritage Education Funds. "We have made efforts to support our clients and our own employees, and will continue to take the necessary steps to assist these families".

For those subscribers to Heritage Registered Education Savings Plans (RESPs) in Alberta, whose scheduled contributions have been impacted by recent events, we are offering grace periods and waiving many of the Heritage fees associated with changes to your plan. We do this in hopes that this will help alleviate any concerns you may have about your RESP, and allow you to focus on what's really important at this time; your family.

For more information, kindly contact your Heritage Education Funds Representative, or our Customer Care Group via email customercare@heritageresp.com or by phone 1.888.438.3403

 

Albertan Heritage Subscribers


On behalf of everyone at Heritage Education Funds; we want to send our thoughts and prayers to all the families affected by the flooding throughout Southern Alberta. During this difficult time, we want you to know that Heritage is about helping families and this time is no different. To our subscribers in Alberta, we will be taking steps to assist you in maintaining your contributions to ensure that your efforts to secure your child's future education will not be lost.

Therefore, for those subscribers in Alberta whose scheduled contributions have been impacted by recent events, we are offering:

  • an additional 60-day grace period to catch up on missed contribution payments that occur between now and August 30, 2013
  • we are waiving the Heritage fees (NSF fees) associated with any returned contribution payments between now until August 30, 2013
  • should you choose to make changes to your contribution schedule between now and October 31, 2013, we will waive the Plan Adjustment Fee


Consult with your representative or with our Customer Service Group as there may be other options that may assist you in managing your Heritage contributions.

We sincerely hope these simple adjustments will help alleviate any concerns about your Registered Education Savings Plan with Heritage and allow you to focus on what's really important at this time, your family.

Kindly contact your Heritage Education Funds Representative, or our Customer Care Group via email customercare@heritageresp.com or by phone 1.888.438.3403.

Stay safe Albertans.

Heritage Education Funds

 


Heritage donations assist Bacaanda Foundation in bringing school supplies to rural communities in Huatulco, Mexico. 

In Heritage's most recent Heritage Helps project, we reached out to The Bacaanda Foundation in Huatulco, Mexico. This foundation was established to help townships like Hualtuco and the surrounding area. Working in close collaboration with local leaders, the foundation targets the community's most pressing urgent needs through healthcare, literacy, recreation and vocational programs.

This fantastic foundation inspired us to collect and donate school supplies and day to day items like toothbrushes, to assist children in the surrounding Huatulco communities. The donations were passed out to over 178 children in the mountain villages surrounding Huatulco, and to two other schools; one in a rural community and other a local high school. In addition, the donations went towards a breakfast for one of the schools, as well as, towards supporting additional programs run by the Bacaanda Foundation.

"We are so grateful to you for considering Bacaanda Foundation to make your donations when you came to Huatulco" said Britt Jarnryd, President of El Sueno Zapoteco, Bacaanda Foundation. "The cash donations were used to support the artist workshop program, which sells the artwork to bring dental care, books and other education materials to these villages".

Heritage Helps was honoured to be part of such a wonderful organization and so pleased that theses deserving children were so excited to receive their gifts. We thank Bacaanda Foundation for letting us be part of their important work.


Pictured (from left to right):  Lyndie Headley; Onofrio Loduca, Jason Maguire, with Lisa Rene Hanna, Member of Parliament for Saint Ann South Eastern and Minister of Youth and Culture; and Scott McIndless.


During our Circle of Excellence Convention in Ocho Rios, Jamaica, representatives from our convention visited Windsor Lodge Children's Home, a facility run by the Salvation Army. Many of the children, having at least one parent, were living at the Home because their families were not able to care for them. At the time of our visit, the Salvation Army was making a difference for 38 girls and 13 boys. Heritage Helps made a generous donation of cash, clothing and school supplies for these children.


Heritage Executives Pictured (back row from left to right): Bill Tkach, Jason Maguire, Onofrio Loduca, Scott McIndless and Dilan Frost presenting a cheque for $4,000 to teachers and students form the School of La Ceiba.


Well in Dominica Republic, Heritage Helps selected the Primary School of La Ceiba the recipient of their donations. While visiting the school our President, Jason Maguire discovered that there was no electricity in school. Click here to watch a short video of this experience.

In addition to the cash, clothing, school supplies collected from convention attendees, Heritage also donated $4,000 to help the school install electricity for the first time in their history.


These pictures above are the supplies collected during the Dominican convention.



Pictures of children of Casa Hogar Esperanza at the Circle of Excellence Convention.


Heritage Helps was honoured to have the opportunity to visit a small orphanage called "Casa Hogar Esperanza", just outside of Cancun, Mexico. This "House of Hope and Faith" is run by Asencio and Esther Mancilla who started this home nearly 20 years ago when an infant was left on their doorstep. Through a local agency, our executives got a chance to visit the orphanage. To help the Mancillas convert some rooms for educational purposes, Heritage donated money and other donations including household supplies, food, clothing and school supplies. Seeing the beautiful smiles on the children that day, reassured us that corporately we can make a difference in someone's life everyday.