Raising Awareness, Lifting Communities

April 1, 2019

Written by George So, April 11, 2019

National Volunteer Week 2019

MORE THAN EVER BEFORE, trends such as urbanization, emerging technology and climate change are demanding greater collaboration and communication between businesses, governments and communities. The rise of initiatives supported by the United Nations for both the private and public sector provide international frameworks for companies and governments to support global, sustainable solutions. But creating value for the economy and new prospects for our communities to develop will not come from any one strategy. Instead, it will require the combination of efforts across many partnerships, sectors and levels.

This Volunteer Week, we’re celebrating how individual contributions strengthen our communities to grow and thrive for years to come. Looking, for example, at the six United Nations-Supported Principles for Responsible Investment or the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), no single objective would be possible without the involvement and impact of individuals.

As a long-term infrastructure investor, InstarAGF has a unique opportunity  to invest sustainably, and to foster social and environmental value in the communities in which we operate. Quality infrastructure plays a key role in improving quality of life, growing socio-economic opportunities and reducing inequalities by providing essential services such as electricity, water, heat and transportation.

Across InstarAGF’s portfolio, initiatives supporting local organizations, charities, and non-profits are continuing to keep local communities active, healthy and inclusive. Whether it is supporting global charitable organizations, providing mentorship for future leaders, or serving on boards or investment committees such as ArtsBuild Ontario and The Atmospheric Fund, I am proud to highlight just a few of the diverse programs our team supports here in Toronto:

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY (GTA)

Building safe, affordable housing for local families and growing communities, with over 360 homes built in the Greater Toronto Area alone.

OKANAGAN WIND SCHOLARSHIP

Providing academic opportunities for First Nations communities in the Okanagan region of British Columbia through annual scholarships and student tours of wind power facilities.

 RIGHT TO PLAY

Protecting, educating and empowering millions of children across 15 countries as they face the harsh realities of war, abuse, disease and lack of access to education.

THE STOP

Encouraging access to healthy food that builds community and challenges inequality in the Toronto area.

TRUE PATRIOT LOVE

Funding mental health and physical rehabilitation for military families through community-based programs for Canadian soldiers and veterans.

WORLD PARKINSON’S PROGRAM

Promoting education, providing supportive services and advocacy for Parkinson’s patients and caregivers around the world.

Recent Press Releases

Instar Appoints New Managing Partner

View as PDF Toronto, Ontario (September 14, 2021) --- Instar Asset Management (“Instar” or the “Company”) today announced that Morty White, a seasoned private equity executive with over 25 years of experience in the North American middle market, has been appointed...

PRT Growing Services Establishes Green Loan Financing

View as PDF Supports company’s critical contribution to the forest sustainability supply chain Victoria, British Columbia (June 8, 2021) --- PRT Growing Services Ltd (“PRT” or the “Company”), the premier provider of critical growing services for container-grown forest...

Instar Completes Sale of Okanagan Wind

View as PDF Okanagan region’s first wind power facilities acquired by Alberta-based firm Toronto, Ontario (June 1, 2021) --- Instar Asset Management (“Instar” or “the Company”), today announced the sale of its 100% interest in Okanagan Wind, two wind power facilities...

Instar Expands Brand Footprint And Strategy

View as PDF Toronto, Ontario (May 26, 2021) — Instar Group Inc. (“Instar” or the “Company”), an independent alternative management firm focused on middle-market investment opportunities primarily in North America, today announced the rebranding of Instar Asset...

InstarAGF Completes Acquisition of LS Networks

View as PDF Denver, Colorado and Portland, Oregon (April 1, 2021) --- InstarAGF Asset Management Inc. (“InstarAGF”) today completed its previously announced acquisition of LS Networks (“the “Company”), a leading fiber-optic bandwidth infrastructure services provider...

InstarAGF Acquires PRT Growing Services from TriWest

View as PDF InstarAGF Acquires PRT Growing Services from TriWest Toronto, Ontario (April 1, 2021) — InstarAGF Asset Management Inc. (“InstarAGF”) today announced it has acquired PRT Growing Services Ltd. (“PRT” or the “Company”), a leading reforestation logistics...

InstarAGF Agrees to Acquire LS Networks

View as PDF New partnership positions best-in-class digital pioneer for next phase of growth and connectivity in the Pacific Northwest Denver, Colorado and Portland, Oregon (October 15, 2020) —  InstarAGF Asset Management Inc. (“InstarAGF”), today announced...

InstarAGF Essential Infrastructure Fund II Achieves Final Close

View as PDF TORONTO, ONTARIO  (June 8, 2020) — InstarAGF Asset Management Inc. (“InstarAGF”), an independent private capital management firm focused on North American middle-market infrastructure, today announced the final closing of its latest flagship...

InstarAGF Acquires Oilfield Water Logistics

View as PDF Leading midstream water infrastructure platform positioned for growth in North America TORONTO and DALLAS  (October 28, 2019) — InstarAGF Asset Management Inc. (“InstarAGF”) today announced it has acquired Oilfield Water Logistics (“OWL”) alongside...

InstarAGF Sells Interest in Nieuport Aviation

View as PDF TORONTO, ONTARIO  (February 21, 2019) — InstarAGF Asset Management Inc. (“InstarAGF”) today announced that it has sold its interest in Nieuport Aviation Infrastructure Partners GP, the company that owns and operates the passenger terminal at the...

InstarAGF Asset Management Acquires AMPORTS, INC.

View as PDF Market-leading North American automotive terminal operator TORONTO, ONTARIO  (April 3, 2018) — InstarAGF Asset Management Inc. (“InstarAGF”) today announced that it has acquired an 100% equity interest in AMPORTS, Inc. (“AMPORTS”), a premier...

InstarAGF Essential Infrastructure Fund Partners with Creative Energy

View as PDF Partnership will establish a growing district energy platform TORONTO, ONTARIO,  (February 13, 2018) — InstarAGF Asset Management Inc. (“InstarAGF”) today announced that the InstarAGF Essential Infrastructure Fund has agreed to acquire a 50% equity...

InstarAGF Essential Infrastructure Fund Partners with Skyservice

View as PDF InstarAGF Essential Infrastructure Fund Partners With Skyservice Acquisition builds on InstarAGF’s aviation and transportation infrastructure platform TORONTO, ONTARIO  (September 18, 2017) — InstarAGF Asset Management Inc. (“InstarAGF”) today...

InstarAGF Essential Infrastructure Fund Achieves Final Close

View as PDF Largest first-time infrastructure fund of its kind in Canadian history TORONTO, ONTARIO (June 27, 2017) — InstarAGF Asset Management Inc. (“InstarAGF”) and AGF Management Limited (TSX: AGF.B; “AGF”) today announced the final closing of the InstarAGF...

InstarAGF Essential Infrastructure Fund Achieves Subsequent Closes

View as PDF TORONTO, ONTARIO  (November 3, 2016) — InstarAGF Asset Management Inc. (“InstarAGF” or the “Company”) and AGF Management Limited (TSX: AGF.B; “AGF”) today announced the InstarAGF Essential Infrastructure Fund (the “Fund”) has now raised...

InstarAGF Essential Infrastructure Fund Achieves Strong First Close

View as PDF TORONTO, ONTARIO  (March 2, 2016) — InstarAGF Asset Management Inc. (“InstarAGF” or the “Company”) and AGF Management Limited (TSX: AGF.B; “AGF”) today announced the successful first close of the InstarAGF Essential Infrastructure Fund (the “Fund”) with...

Kindle Capital Joins InstarAGF

View as PDF TORONTO, ONTARIO  (September 29, 2015) — InstarAGF Asset Management Inc. (“InstarAGF”), an independent alternative asset management firm, and AGF Management Limited (TSX: AGF.B; “AGF”) today announced that Kindle Capital Group Inc. (“Kindle”) has...

InstarAGF Expands Alternatives Investment Platform

View as PDF InstarAGF Expands Alternatives Investment Platform Midstream oil and gas infrastructure fund oversubscribed at final close TORONTO, ONTARIO  (September 3, 2014) – InstarAGF Asset Management Inc. (“InstarAGF”), an independent alternative asset...