A look back on the 2023 Chairman’s Challenge

I would like to take this opportunity, on behalf of the AIA High Fives for Kids Foundation Board of Directors, to thank each and every one who supported the Foundation through our Chairman’s Challenge in 2023. Thanks to the generosity of our donors—both corporate and personal—the Chairman’s Challenge raised over $34,000.  

 These funds, along with those collected through other fundraising initiatives, allowed us to provide $38,000 of funding to children and youth charities across the country. In 2023, our grant recipients included the YWCA of Calgary, Kerr Street Community Services in Ontario, the Junior Achievement of Northern Alberta, and Ukrainian charities in Manitoba and Ottawa.   

Through our educational scholarship program, we have contributed $16,000 to students attending Canadian post-secondary institutions.  

I hope that the success of our charitable and scholarship programs will inspire you to continue your support. When planning your charitable giving for 2024, please help the AIA High Fives for Kids Foundation continue to make a difference in the lives of children and youths.    

Making a donation to the AIA High Five for Kids Foundation is as easy as visiting our donation portal.  

Thank you and I look forward to your continued help.   


Raymond Proulx
AIA High Fives for Kids Foundation