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Hyundai Canada to donate $1M to BGC Canada charity

Hyundai Canada plans to expand its partnership with the BGC Canada charity for children and youth by providing $1,000,000 over four years to support BGC Canada and the Youth of the Year program. 

The Youth of the Year Awards event celebrates youth leadership and achievements at BGC Clubs across Canada. The move to extend the OEM’s partnership   is part of its commitment to provide greater opportunity and inclusion for everyone.

“It is an honour to be a corporate ally of BGC Canada and their Clubs, and our partnership is a reflection of our shared core values: belonging; respect; encouragement and support, all anchored in the spirit of full inclusion,” said Don Romano, President and CEO of Hyundai Canada. 

The OEM is supporting the charity by providing four 2021 Santa Fe SUVs to BGC Clubs across Canada so that services are accessible to a wider range of youth and families in their communities. Hyundai will also cover the operational costs of these vehicles, such as fuel and insurance, while Hyundai dealerships will provide complimentary and regularly scheduled maintenance.

The donated vehicles are meant to support local clubs in Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, and British Columbia by providing transportation for essential community operations, such as for purchasing supplies and deliveries, and facilitating programming in schools and transporting youth and staff to activities, among other things.

The BGC Canada Youth of the Year event is a nationwide competition that celebrates the achievements, service, and leadership of youth in BGC Clubs, schools, and communities, according to Hyundai Canada. 

Participants are able to exhibit leadership skills, commitment, and advocacy for young people at their BGC Club and across the country. Six club members are named “Regional Youth of the Year,” and one is named “National Youth of the Year.” 

“Now more than ever, it is important for future generations to have access to resources that will help equip them to overcome adversity, and foster positive change in their communities,” said Romano.

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