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January 19, 2018

Canadians pledged one million volunteer hours with TELUS in 2017

  TELUS challenged Canadians with an ambitious target in celebration of Canada’s 150th anniversary in 2017: one million volunteer hours. Building on the success of the company’s annual TELUS Days of Giving, TELUS asked Canadians to pledge one hour of time for causes they cared about.   Volunteers pledged their time in four key areas: a greener planet, stronger communities, a healthier Canada and educating youth. Since 2000, TELUS has made $482 million in community contributions toward education, health and the ...

December 15, 2017

Cisco Canada connects students in Canada’s remote communities

On November 28, 2017, individuals and companies around the world participated in Giving Tuesday, a day dedicated to charitable giving. Cisco, a global leader in IT, marked #GivingTuesday by increasing its contributions to charities in the countries in which they operate. In Canada, that charity was Connected North.   Founded by Cisco Canada, Connected North provides students in remote Indigenous communities across Canada with interactive education and mental-wellness programming through high-definition video collaboration technology.   Connected North is led and managed by ...

December 15, 2017

HP Canada and the World Wildlife Fund

For 10 years running, the organization behind Canada’s Top 100 Employers program has recognized HP Canada as one of Canada’s greenest employers. One example of how HP Canada makes a difference is its partnership with the World Wildlife Fund (WWF). The company’s WWF Living Planet @ Work employee engagement program encourages employees, and HP customers, to adopt sustainable practices. HP’s annual fundraising campaign for WWF Canada includes a Polar Bear Week dip in February, Earth Hour in April and ...

October 12, 2017

Linamar Corporation invests millions to advance women’s opportunities in engineering and business

  Linamar Corporation is no stranger to investing in education, jobs and skills, but the company has just kicked it up a notch with a major investment in Western University’s combined engineering and business undergraduate degree program. The Linamar Scholarships for Women in Engineering and Business is the result of a $5-million gift from the company, CEO Linda Hasenfratz, her husband Ed Newton, and her father Frank Hasenfratz, Linamar’s founder.   The donation will fund half the cost ...

September 7, 2017

Canadian employers step up for B.C. wildfire relief

As summer 2017 drew to close, British Columbians were hoping that the change of season would bring a merciful end to months of destructive and costly wildfires. Since April, volunteers, communities, governments and businesses have pitched in to assist evacuees and those impacted by nearly 1,000 fires across the province – the worst fire season in the province’s history. Business Council members were in the forefront of efforts to provide financial and other forms of relief.   Canadian Tire stores, Loblaw supermarkets ...

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