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RSM Canada's 2018 Birdies Fore Love efforts benefit Camp Ooch

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Toronto, ON – RSM Canada, the leading global provider of audit, tax and consulting services focused on the middle market, is pleased to support Camp Oochigeas (Camp Ooch) through the firm’s 2018 Birdies Fore Love charitable giving efforts. During the months of September through October, RSM employees in both Canada and the United States raise funds for charitable organizations dedicated to enhancing educational outcomes or the quality of life for children and families.

Aligning with the firm’s value of stewardship, RSM Canada selected Camp Ooch, an organization dedicated to providing recreational programming for children affected by cancer. Among this programming is an overnight camp in Ontario’s Muskoka region that allows these children to play and ‘be kids,’ giving them a moment of respite from their illnesses. A unique feature of Camp Ooch is that children are able to continue with cancer treatment during their time at camp through state-of-the-art facilities and the support of medical volunteers.

With an ambitious goal of raising $25,000 in its inaugural year, RSM Canada is aiming to generate donations from staff through numerous fundraising events, and also from external donors. Through the RSM US Foundation, RSM Canada will be able to access additional grants when fundraising goals are met, in addition to a grant that financially matches the hours employees contribute to Camp Ooch on Volunteer Day, on September 27.

To support RSM Canada in achieving its fundraising goals, we invite you to:

  • Donate directly to Camp Ooch through RSM Canada’s  fundraising page: https://www.ooch.org/RSM2018
  • Support our silent auction staff fundraising event with a donation of an auction item (contact Sean McNama)
  • Spread the word on social media using our social media handles on Twitter (@RSM_Canada), Facebook (@RSMCanada1) and LinkedIn (rsmcanada), and RSM’s hashtag #BirdiesForeLove

“As a firm, we recognize the importance of giving back to the community,” said Rhonda Klosler, national chief operating officer with RSM Canada. “To that end, we are aligning our Volunteer Day with RSM World Day on September 27. RSM World Day is focused on inclusion and engaging with our people. What better way to do this than to roll up our sleeves and support a great cause? It is our pleasure and a privilege to support Camp Ooch to help them to expand their programming and maintain their innovative facilities.”

“We thank RSM for selecting us as the charity of choice for their 2018 fundraising efforts as we strive to bring smiles and laughter to children and their families in a challenging time”, said Alex Robertson, CEO with Camp Oochigeas.

About Birdies Fore Love

Birdies Fore Love is RSM’s charitable giving platform for The RSM Classic, a PGA TOUR event for which RSM is title sponsor. Through this program, RSM people, supported with a matching donation from the RSM US Foundation, raise funds for deserving charitable organizations focused on enhancing educational outcomes and the quality of life for children and families.

Each year, RSM offices commit to raising funds for local charitable organizations aligned with the missions of the RSM US Foundation and the Davis Love Foundation, the host organization of The RSM Classic. RSM Birdies Fore Love office champions coordinate fun activities that help their respective locations reach fundraising and participation goals.

Over the past eight years, The RSM Classic has donated nearly $9 million to help charities that support children and their families, with $2 million being donated to 68 deserving charities selected by our local offices in 2017 alone.

About Camp Oochigeas

A diagnosis of childhood cancer is a big, scary, sudden swerve in the road, changing life in an instant.

For affected families, it can feel like everything is about cancer. Simple, childhood joys like friendships, birthday parties, or sports teams are left behind in the need for medical appointments, hospital stays, and long absences from school.

For over 35 years, Camp Ooch has offered a different path – the healing power of fun, friendship and self-confidence, and the joy of kids getting to just be kids! Almost 80% of children with cancer in Ontario don’t get to experience the wonders of going to camp.

Ooch provides programming in specialized pediatric cancer centres and in communities across Ontario, and at an overnight camp in Muskoka. Camp Ooch is a privately funded, volunteer-based organization that provides kids with and affected by childhood cancer with unique opportunities for growth through challenging, fun, enriching and magical experiences.

About RSM Canada
RSM’s purpose is to deliver the power of being understood to our clients, colleagues and communities through world-class audit, tax and consulting services focused on middle market businesses. The clients we serve are the engine of global commerce and economic growth, and we are focused on developing leading professionals and services to meet their evolving needs in today’s ever-changing business environment.

RSM Canada LLP provides public accounting services and is the Canadian member firm of RSM International, a global network of independent audit, tax and consulting firms with more than 41,000 people in 116 countries. RSM Alberta LLP is a limited liability partnership and independent legal entity that provides public accounting services.  RSM Canada Consulting LP provides consulting services and is an affiliate of RSM US LLP, a member firm of RSM International.  For more information visit  visit rsmus.com, like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and/or connect with us on LinkedIn.