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ActiveCares - Food Banks After the Bell Program

Posted by Kimberly Presnail on May 22, 2019 11:33:35 AM

The school year is coming to an end. No more pencils. No more books. No more breakfast?  No more lunch?  For a staggering 300,000 children in Canada who rely on food support programs through school, this can be a scary truth.

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Topics: Corporate Social Responsibility, Food Banks Canada, Active Cares, #LifeAtActive, #activecares

AGENCY WARS VIII Featuring Dustin "The Wind" Metcalf

Posted by Christine Lako on Nov 30, 2018 4:53:15 PM

Friday, November 23rd was one of the most anticipated nights in the Media industry. It was the night of Movember Mayhem, a charity boxing competition presented by Agency Wars and the Toronto Real Estate Rumble. This Las Vegas-style gala supported the Movember Foundation, which helps raise awareness and funds for various areas of Men’s Health, including but not limited to male cancers, mental health, and suicide prevention. On fight night, over 40 men and women from the Advertising, Media, Marketing and Real Estate industries came together to compete in over 20 boxing matches in support of the cause.

In the blue corner, representing Active International, was Dustin “The Wind” Metcalf, Media Supervisor.  Dustin recalled, I chose to participate in Agency Wars as I am always up for any unique challenge that comes my way! Once I first caught wind of this fantastic opportunity, I knew I had to be a part of it. Unfortunately, the timing was never right to commit myself to the 12-week structure… that is, until this year when Agency Wars VIII came along!”

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Topics: Corporate Social Responsibility, Work Culture, Active Cares, #LifeAtActive, #activecares, Media

#ActiveCares - Volunteering at Daily Bread Food Bank

Posted by Christine Lako on Nov 21, 2018 5:02:24 PM

On Tuesday, November 20th, a group of Active Canada employees from all departments and levels of the organization spent the morning volunteering at the Daily Bread Food Bank warehouse in Toronto. 

The team toured the facilities, were educated on the poverty and hunger in their own neighbourhoods, and packed potatoes. Together, they sorted and packed 2,600 pounds of potatoes in less than 2.5 hours! 

Everyone who participated had a positive experience, and were delighted to have the opportunity to volunteer on behalf of Active. 

"Spending the day at Daily Bread was an incredible experience. Daily Bread makes a huge difference to food banks all across the GTA and people greatly rely on these facilities in order to get basic necessities. They were in desperate need of help in order not to waste any fresh fruits and vegetables due to a decrease in volunteers this week. I was glad Active was able to step up to the plate - especially when our help was so necessary. It was a very humbling experience." - Tamara Harnden, Media Assistant.

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Topics: Corporate Social Responsibility, Food Banks Canada, Active Cares, #LifeAtActive, #activecares

motionball Marathon of Sport

Posted by Meara Johnson on Jun 7, 2018 1:28:04 PM

On Saturday, May 26, our team at Active took to the fields to participate, and celebrate in the motionball Marathon of Sport. The weather was perfect, and the day was filled with various sports, friendly competition, and endless smiles. Two teams from Active International Canada entered the event, and each was accompanied by a local Special Olympics athlete who led their teams throughout the fun-filled day.

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Topics: #LifeAtActive, #activecares, Health and Wellness, Marathon of Sport

Active Cares: About Our Planet

Posted by Meara Johnson on Apr 27, 2018 4:39:34 PM

April 22, 2018 marked the annual worldwide celebration of Earth Day. People around the globe took time out of their day to join together to help clean up the planet. Various events were held around the city to encourage people in our community to be mindful about how even the smallest change in routine could lead to positive effects on our planet.

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Topics: #LifeAtActive, #activecares, Earth Day

International Women's Day

Posted by Meara Johnson on Mar 8, 2018 6:44:11 PM

#ActiveCares about celebrating the women of Active, along with all the other fabulous women in our lives!

In celebration of International Women’s Day on Thursday, March 8th, our team at Active decided to send messages of positivity out to their social networks. By setting up a “Social Station” Active employees were able to snap a selfie with different message cards regarding issues that we as a company hold dear to us. It was important to our family here at Active to send out messages of support, empowerment, equality and gratitude towards women to our social networks.

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Topics: Get to know Active, Work Culture, Active Cares, #LifeAtActive, #activecares