Freedom International: Childhood Cancer Champion Since 2016

Freedom International Brokerage Company (Freedom) is one of Canada’s leading full-service, Inter-Dealer Brokers—providing electronic brokerage services to wholesale capital market participants in Canada and globally.

Since 2016, Freedom has been a committed corporate partner to POGO, demonstrating their shared vision of making a difference in the lives of children battling cancer through substantial financial, in-kind and volunteer contributions.

Kevin Kirby, President & CEO of Freedom International, at the 2017 POGO PJ Party

Freedom’s involvement began when Kevin Kirby, President and CEO, joined POGO’s Development Cabinet, a group tasked with growing POGO’s fundraising revenue. Recognizing their values aligned with POGO’s mission, Freedom quickly became a valued partner and has contributed $302,500 over the last nine years in support of POGO’s programs and signature events that raise critical funds for childhood cancer research, financial assistance to families, and school and work supports for survivors.

Tim Anastakis, Vice President at Freedom, underscores the significance of their partnership with POGO, stating, “Knowing that I work for a company that prioritizes children’s charities makes me proud,” a sentiment that is echoed amongst Freedom employees.

In addition to their financial support, Freedom goes above and beyond by providing coveted tickets to Toronto Blue Jays and Toronto Maple Leafs games—offering families the chance to have happy moments together at a time that is typically filled with hospital visits and days at home sick.

“It’s a pleasure knowing Freedom ticket donations help towards brightening a child’s life even for a small moment.” – Andrew Cooper, FX Forward Broker, Freedom International


Corporate partners play a critical role in helping POGO transform the childhood cancer care system and enable POGO to deliver care and support to children, youth, survivors and their families affected by childhood cancer.

POGO offers a portfolio of sponsorship opportunities that can enhance your brand, raise your community profile, and help you achieve your marketing and promotional goals.

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