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We believe in giving. That’s why a portion of our profits are donated to a registered Canadian charity that we invite you to help us select. And it is why we’re thrilled to advise that an ALIGNED Insurance client nominated NorthernStar Mothers Milk Bank to receive our Give Generously 2019 donation.

If this page has the most visitors between Monday, June 10, 2019 and 11:59 pm Friday, August 30, 2019, NorthernStar Mothers Milk Bank will receive our Give Generously 2019 donation of $2,000.

Here’s some info about NorthernStar Mothers Milk Bank – a charity that provides pasteurized human milk to premature and ill babies…

NorthernStar Mothers Milk Bank is Canada’s only community-based milk bank. Operating as a charitable organization, NorthernStar screens breastfeeding mothers, accepting donations of excess milk from approved donors to be pasteurized in our laboratory. Milk is then dispensed to sick babies in hospitals and at home. We believe, and science supports, that human milk is the best option for any baby and that all babies have the right to the life-saving nutrients of pasteurized donor human milk.”1

NorthernStar Mothers Milk Bank – How they help others

Every day, the NorthernStar Mothers Milk Bank team works to engage milk donors, advocate for sick babies and deliver a community-based solution for babies in need. Here’s the story of how NorthernStar Mothers Milk Bank grew from an idea to become Canada’s only community-based milk bank…

“We began as the Calgary Mothers’ Milk Bank in 2012, headed by nurse and lactation consultant (IBCLC), Jannette Festival and her business partner Anne Marie O‘Gorman (former CFO of STARS Air-Ambulance).

Working at the Foothills Hospital as a lactation consultant, Jannette observed the use of donor human milk in the NICU. At the time, Alberta did not have a donor human milk bank and milk was flown in from Canada’s only milk bank at BC Women’s & Children’s Hospital in Vancouver. Often milk was not available to the Foothills NICU due to shortages within BC’s own province.

The two made several trips to the Mothers’ Milk Bank in Austin, Texas to understand their successful community-based milk banking model. With a similar population and demographics to Calgary, Jannette and Anne Marie decided to replicate the model.

Presentations were made to local physician groups, hospitals and management teams within Alberta Health Services. Board members and a Medical Director were recruited and committed to help launch the milk bank. After 16 months of research, planning and mentoring from the Austin team, the milk bank opened for business on April 1, 2012.

The Foothills Hospital NICU was the first hospital in Alberta to accept our milk. Since then, we have experienced outstanding growth, with our donor-base, our milk supply and in our work across Canada. Many milk drops have opened in Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba to accommodate the collection of milk from donor mothers in these provinces.

In 2015, we unveiled the next step in our growth: a new name. As the NorthernStar Mother Milk Bank, we’re committed to serving sick and fragile babies across Canada.

Of course, our story has been possible thanks to our milk donors, financial donors and our community partners. The journey continues!”2

To learn more about how NorthernStar Mothers Milk Bank helps, please visit

NorthernStar Mothers Milk Bank – Visit, revisit & share this page now!

You can help NorthernStar Mothers Milk Bank get ALIGNED with our 2019 Give Generously donation. The Canadian charity webpage with the most visitors between Monday, June 10, 2019 and 11:59 pm ET Friday, August 30, 2019 will receive our 2019 donation.

5 ways you can help NorthernStar Mothers Milk Bank become the Give Generously 2019 Charity!

  1. Right now, take a moment to share this page with all of your social media networks and colleagues. 
  2. Encourage others, including NorthernStar Mothers Milk Bank, to visit and share this webpage too! 
  3. Like and share ALIGNED Insurance content about nominated Give Generously 2019 charities on our social media feeds such as: @ALIGNEDonRiskFacebook and LinkedIn 
  4. Keep visiting and sharing this webpage until the campaign closes at 11:59 pm ET Friday, August 30, 2019. The Give Generously charity page with the most visits – aka clicks – during the campaign period will receive a $2K ALIGNED Insurance donation at the end of the campaign period.
  5. Stay tuned! Learn about the ALIGNED Insurance Give Generously 2019 charity in a special September 2019 issue of ALIGNMENT Matters, our monthly e-newsletter.
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Give Generously 2019 – Our Social Responsibility Campaign

Give Generously is part of our Social Responsibility program and just 1 of 18 great reasons why Canadian organizations choose us for their business insurance needs. 

We are proud to deliver a different kind of insurance experience, one that is built upon three core beliefs:

  • Having “skin in the game” is important
  • Doing what you say you are going to do when you say you are going to do it
  • Fulfilling our social responsibility to help others

One of the most important things we do is give frequently, consistently and generously. Across Canada, every ALIGNED advocate and owner believes it is a privilege to handle our clients’ insurance needs and that we also have a social responsibility. to help others in a number of ways.

Each year, a portion of ALIGNED Insurance profits are donated to a Canadian charity that is nominated by an ALIGNED client. During the Give Generously campaign, people vote by visiting web pages that ALIGNED builds to celebrate each charity and the great work they do. 

Our annual Give Generously donation is made to the registered Canadian charity that receives the most “votes” which are recorded as web page sessions.

To learn more about Give Generously 2019, contact ALIGNED Insurance President & CEO Andrew Clark directly at 1-866-519-1321 or for more information.

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