Advancing Players

Work Walking Into Your Schedule

8th Apr 2021

6 Ways to Develop a More Positive Work Culture

8th Apr 2021

Postponed 8th AESGC International Pro-Am to Return in 2022

12th Mar 2021

PGA of Canada Announces PGA of Canada Foundation Benevolent Fund

2nd Mar 2021

13th BlackSeaRama Pro-Am Returns for 2021

26th Feb 2021

The Spin – CPG Podcast Relaunched and Reimagined

15th Feb 2021

CPG Announces an Expanded Membership of 40 Countries

11th Feb 2021

First Steps of Activating CPG Thrive Begins With an Investment in People

9th Feb 2021

[The CPG Podcast] The Art & Science of Wedge Play – Steven Orr

18th Jan 2021

PGA of Canada – Tee Talks Live [Digital Series]

15th Jan 2021

Golf Canada and PGA of Canada Name Inaugural Participants of Women in Coaching Program

15th Jan 2021

#QatarProAm Postponed to October 2021

12th Jan 2021

PING introduces G425 Drivers, Fairways, Hybrids, Irons and Crossovers

11th Jan 2021

[The CPG Podcast] Developing A Successful Golf Tourism Strategy – Ryan Brandeburg

7th Jan 2021

[The CPG Podcast] Your Personal Practice Plan to Develop Coaching Skills – Russell Warner

5th Jan 2021

#TroonRoyalGreensProAm Postponed to Late 2021

4th Jan 2021

#TroonAbuDhabiProAm Postponed to November 2021

28th Dec 2020

The CPG Special Recognition Award 2020 Honours Tony Bennett’s Outstanding Career

22nd Dec 2020

The President’s Award for Golf Development 2020 Recognises The R&A’s Women in Golf Charter

21st Dec 2020

The CPG 5-Star Professional Award Recognises PGA of Denmark Chairman – Marcus Brown

20th Dec 2020
load more

PGA of Canada Announces PGA of Canada Foundation Benevolent Fund2 min read

Posted on: 2nd Mar 2021

PGA of Canada


The PGA of Canada has announced the formation of the PGA of Canada Foundation Benevolent Fund, which will temporarily assist past and present PGA of Canada members and apprentice professionals who find themselves in financial hardship.

A pre-COVID-19 initiative that will extend far beyond the pandemic, the Fund will provide basics of life such as clothing, food and shelter, as well as financial assistance for health care services attributable to a mental or physical health condition, to those in need.

“The PGA of Canada is like a family and when a member of your family is suffering you do everything you can to help,” said Kevin Thistle, Chief Executive Officer of the PGA of Canada. “Ours is a family of thousands so it’s imperative we have an initiative like the Foundation Benevolent Fund in place to assist friends who have fallen on the hardest of times.”

A portion of 2019 member dues from all Class A members and apprentices went towards the PGA of Canada Foundation Benevolent Fund, resulting in more than $200,000.

“The PGA of Canada has come to the aid of families in their times of need time and time again throughout its history. Now, we are so pleased that an assistance program has been formalized in the form of the Benevolent Fund to help members,” said Warren Crosbie, PGA of Canada Past President and Chair of the PGA of Canada Foundation Benevolent Fund.

Eligibility for the Fund extends to the following: Current PGA of Canada members; apprentice professionals with the Association; members of the Association or apprentice professionals with the Association within the last 12 years who have resigned or been suspended; and spouses or dependents of current members or of apprentice professionals with the Association. Members or apprentice professionals with the Association who have been removed from membership for disciplinary measures are not eligible to make application. Spouses and/or dependents of these individuals are also ineligible.

Click HERE more information, including how to donate to the Fund.



Subscribe to receive future announcements, updates and live content from the CPG.
We respect your privacy.