Employee Support and Volunteerism

Our employees have a strong spirit of philanthropy and volunteerism. We support our employees and retirees as they give back to their communities through employee directed giving to eligible charitable organizations, by supporting their sweat-equity of volunteerism and by matching their contributions to our United Way campaign. Employee programs include:


We value our employees' active participation in their local communities and recognize that their time and talents enhance the communities where they live and work. Volunteer projects are encouraged throughout the year through our Helping Hands in Action program.

Volunteer Grants

We encourages civic volunteerism by providing funding for "sweat equity" volunteer projects performed by employees and retirees. We are also proud to make volunteer grants to eligible, charitable, organizations on behalf of employee volunteer who serves on an organization's board or leadership committee.

United Way

We are proud to provide a dollar-for-dollar corporate match for our employees' contributions to our annual United Way campaign. This match serves as our support of health and human service organizations in our communities and recognizes the generosity of our employees to the company campaign.

Matching Gifts Program

We are also pleased to support the generosity and community involvement of employees and retirees by offering the Matching Gifts Program, which provides matching funds to the qualified charitable organizations employees and retirees personally support.


We enthusiastically supports our communities and employees with stewardship, volunteerism and charitable contributions that are strategic and provide the greatest benefit to the communities where we work and live.


We strategically support charitable organizations that fall within our focus areas.


We are committed to helping improve the quality of life in the 355 municipalities we serve. Sponsorships are one way we can support your community.


Each year, we partner with organizations across the province of Ontario through our corporate and employee giving programs.