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The Orr tradition of community involvement began in the early 1900s with R. Thomas Orr’s work in the city of Stratford, and continues today with Rick, Jeff and their families. Their dedication and commitment to this community can be seen throughout the region, including Stratford's signature parklands around Lake Victoria, the Shakespearean Gardens, the Stratford Public Library, the Stratford Festival of Canada, the Stratford General Hospital expansion, and the Stratford Rotary Complex. Orr employees also contribute a great amount of volunteer hours in their communities completed on their own time as well as offered through work time.

Corporate Involvement


  • 2012 Dominion Tankard
  • Big Golf for Kids (Event Co-Sponsor) – Big Brothers and Big Sisters
  • Bowl for Kids Sake – Big Brothers and Big Sisters
  • Chamber of Commerce – Mayor’s Address, Business Excellence Awards
  • Gallery Stratford
  • Garden Festival (Event Sponsor) – Lung Association
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Optimist Club of Stratford – numerous events
  • Orr Insurance Heartburn Day – Heart and Stroke Society
  • Orr Insurance Cygnet Sprint (Festival City 10K Run)
  • Soup’s On – Alzheimer Society
  • Stratford and Area Builders Association – Industry Luncheon
  • Stratford Curling Club
  • Stratford Festival of Canada
  • Stratford Kinsmen and Kinettes – Canada Day Stratford
  • Rotary Dragon Boat Festival
  • Stratford Minor Baseball Association
  • Stratford Minor Girls Softball
  • Stratford Minor Girls Hockey
  • Stratford Rotary Hockey
  • Stratford Skating Club
  • Stratford Minor Sports Council
  • Stratford Youth Soccer


  • Crime Stoppers of Perth County
  • House of Blessing
  • Knox Presbyterian Church
  • Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation
  • Sleeping Children Around the World
  • Stratford Agricultural and Recreational Complex
  • Stratford Community Foundation – Orr Family Fund
  • Stratford General Hospital Foundation
  • Stratford Cullitons Hockey Club
  • Stratford Perth Museum
  • Stratford Public Library – Created the Orr Family Endowment Fund
  • United Way


  • Chamber of Commerce
  • Optimist Club of Stratford
  • Stratford and Area Home Builders Association
  • Stratford Chef School
  • Stratford Festival of Canada
  • Stratford Tourism Alliance
  • Stratford Rotary Club

Staff Involvement


  • Bedford School Fundraising Events
  • Canadian Cancer Society Fundraiser
  • Centre for Study of Insurance Operations (CSIO)
  • City of Stratford Parks Board
  • Family Services Huron – Perth
  • Gallery Stratford
  • Habitat for Humanity Stratford Perth
  • Insurance Brokers Association of Ontario – President
  • Junior Intercounty Baseball League – President
  • Knights of Columbus
  • Knox Church
  • Optimist Club of Stratford
  • Rotary Club of Festival City Stratford
  • Stratford and Area Builder’s Association
  • Stratford City Centre Committee
  • Stratford Cullitons Hockey Club
  • Stratford Festival of Canada
  • Stratford Hospital Building Campaign – Co-Chair
  • Stratford Hospital Foundation
  • Stratford Hospital Local Advisory Committee
  • Stratford Minor Baseball Association
  • Stratford Minor Hockey
  • Stratford Minor Sports Council
  • Stratford Optimist Basketball Association
  • Stratford Optimists
  • Stratford Rec Complex Campaign
  • Stratford Rotary Club
  • Stratford Rotary Hockey
  • Zonta Club of Stratford


  • Basketeers
  • Big Brothers, Big Sisters
  • Business Coaching Group
  • Chamber of Commerce
  • Farm Credit Canada – Drive Away Hunger
  • Habitat for Humanity Stratford Perth – Team Build Day
  • Lunch With Emily
  • Salvation Army Food Bank
  • Stratford Dragon Boat Festival
  • Stratford Minor Hockey
  • Stratford Optimists Basketball Association
  • Stratford Youth Soccer
  • To Stratford With Love
  • United Way
  • and various other sports teams and organizations


  • Sponsorship of various community events through donation of door prizes, silent auction items, program advertising, cash donations, etc.
  • The Orr Insurance Firetruck is used for rides for local sports teams that win their provincial division, participation in parades or other special events and donated to charities for their fundraising efforts.

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