Canada

RSM Canada partners with Welcome Friend Association

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Toronto, ON,

RSM Canada - a leading global provider of audit, tax and consulting services focused on the middle market - is proud to partner with Welcome Friend Association in recognition of this year’s Pride Month fundraising activities.

Welcome Friend Association is a not-for-profit organization that works to educate and promote awareness regarding gender and sexual identities, expressions, and diversity. They also provide outreach, support, and connection opportunities for individuals who identify as LGBTQ2+, allies, and their families across Canada.

“We are incredibly excited about our partnership between RSM Canada,” added Harry Stewart, president and chairperson, Welcome Friend Association. “Having the ability to work with such a strong, diverse-aware firm presents a wonderful opportunity to reach even more at-risk individuals.”

Programs provided by Welcome Friend Association include:

  • Rainbow Camp, an overnight summer camp for queer and gender-diverse youth, allies, and children in LGBTQ2+ families.
  • Rainbow Online Connection covers virtual year-round activities and events, including programs for youth, parents and seniors. These programs are designed to provide access to resources, connections, and a sense of community to LGBTQ2+ individuals.

“I’m thrilled to announce our partnership with Welcome Friend Association,” added Rhonda Klosler, RSM Canada chief operating officer. “Pride month has become a long-standing tradition that continues to raise awareness, improve the attitudes of society and encourage inclusiveness. Our firm prioritizes a culture of diversity and inclusion, and we are proud to be partnering with Welcome Friend Association.”

Going forward, this ongoing partnership will allow resource support and volunteer opportunities throughout the year, in addition to inviting Welcome Friend Association staff to RSM Canada Pride events. Moreover, RSM Canada staff will learn more about Welcome Friend Association and their respective programs.

“RSM Canada’s partnership with Welcome Friend Association will provide support and educational tools to our youth to promote growth and foster a safe space for all,” said Dan Booth, RSM Canada regional Pride employee network group leader. “Our firm has always encouraged us to be our most authentic selves at work, and this partnership will offer Welcome Friend Association not only financial support, but the ability to tap into the RSM family!”

To learn more about Welcome Friend Association, visit their website and watch this video.

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 48,000 people in more than 120 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 rsmcanada.com, like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and/or connect with us on LinkedIn.