We are committed to giving back to our community and take our role as a socially responsible organization very seriously. We have a long history of dedicating time and resources to a variety of organizations across Canada.
Charity of Choice
We recognized that if we focused our corporate social responsibility efforts on a single organization for a year, we could have a larger impact on the community. We created the Charity of Choice, a program that solicits employee suggestions on which organization to support.
In 2016 we named LifeCorps Food Share, an organization that collects and distributes food to food banks and other agencies across the GTA, as our Charity of Choice. Proceeds from our annual golf tournament went towards helping LifeCorps Food Share purchase an additional truck, which will increase their capacity to deliver food six-fold. We also had an employee contest to see who could donate the most food.
In 2015 we named Nora’s House, a respite home for those suffering from Alzheimer’s, as our Charity of Choice. Proceeds from our annual golf tournament went towards helping Nora’s House renovate their kitchen, and we created a team to participate in the Walk for Memories. We also formed a team to help re-plant the garden at the house, which had been destroyed by an insect infestation. We were also proud to support the Forget Me Not Gala in January 2016.
Nora’s House Planting Day
In 2014, we named Interim Place, an organization that has been providing shelter and support services for women in the Peel region who face violence, as our Charity of Choice. Proceeds from our annual golf tournament went towards Interim Place. We participated in the Steps to End Violence Walk and had a clothing/gift drive during the holiday season. We also participated in the 3rd and 4th Annual Rays of Hope Gala.
We have been a supporter of Habitat for Humanity for a number of years and have participated in Habitat for Humanity Build Day at various sites around the GTA.
Habitat for Humanity Build Day