With a mission to help create vibrant communities where we live and work, the OMERS Foundation launched in Canada in September 2016. Over the first year, the Foundation has grown to be an important expression of OMERS culture. Employees raise the funds, nominate recipients and allocate the grants to important local charities. It has become a new way to tell our own unique story. It embodies our values of integrity, service, teamwork, excellence and stewardship, all embedded in the belief that together, we are better.