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Active celebrates Canada's 150!

Posted by Isidora Roskic on Jul 11, 2017 1:03:25 PM

Active kickstarted the long weekend fun with a Canada Day celebration in the office!

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Topics: Get to know Active, Corporate Social Responsibility, Active Cares

Active Cares: Road Hockey to Conquer Cancer

Posted by Isidora Roskic on Jun 28, 2017 2:21:40 PM

In the beginning of 2017, the Canadian Cancer Society released a study that stated 1 in 2 Canadians would be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetimes. Furthermore, 1 in 4 would end up dying from cancer. 

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Topics: Get to know Active, Corporate Social Responsibility, Active Cares

Active International scores 91% in employee satisfaction for 2nd consecutive year

Posted by Kimberly Presnail on Mar 10, 2015 10:18:00 PM

A businesses greatest asset is its people, and that’s certainly the case for Active International in Toronto.  With such a unique business model, our operation is far from an automated machine.  Each step of our trading process is handled with care, and depends on a talented, engaged team of people to transform a smart concept into measurable value.

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Topics: Get to know Active, Corporate Social Responsibility, Work Culture, Active Cares

Work from home tips: When our corporate disaster recovery plan became reality

Posted by Kimberly Presnail on Mar 2, 2015 11:36:00 AM

Working from home is often seen as a nice to have option for many Canadian businesses.  But what happens during an emergency when that nice-to-have… becomes a need-to-have, now?    

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Topics: Get to know Active, Corporate Social Responsibility, Work Culture, Active on the road

Our feel-good official corporate charity success story

Posted by KImberly Armstrong on Nov 20, 2013 9:07:00 AM

Meeting Corporate Social Responsibility goals can be challenging for organizations. In order to make a difference in the community, they must be somewhat lofty.

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Topics: We love our Customers, Corporate Social Responsibility, Food Banks Canada, Active Cares

Active Cares: FCPC Golf delivers $20,000 to Food Banks Canada

Posted by KImberly Armstrong on Jul 3, 2013 3:09:00 PM

Active International was thrilled to support one of our key community partners, Food Banks Canada, at the FCPC Charity Golf Tournament.  Through Active Cares our Corporate Social Responsibility program, we sponsored the grand prize of the tournament, a trip for two aboard the award winning Rocky Moutaineer.

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Topics: Get to know Active, Corporate Social Responsibility, Active on the road, Food Banks Canada

Active Cares: the hunger statistics in Canada are alarming.

Posted by KImberly Armstrong on Jul 3, 2013 2:56:00 PM

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Topics: Cost Management, Corporate Social Responsibility, Work Culture, Food Banks Canada

Active International Canada selects Food Banks Canada as Corporate Charity

Posted by KImberly Armstrong on Apr 22, 2013 5:00:00 PM

Active International Canada is teaming up with Food Banks Canada as its official corporate charity. The initiative is part of a larger Corporate Social Responsibility program called Active Cares in Canada that includes reducing the company’s environmental impact, as well as a commitment to transparency, continuous improvement and employee satisfaction.

“Trusted companies don’t operate in a bubble,” says Andrew Bulmer, senior vice president and general manager at Active International Canada. “Active International believes our actions as a company impact not only our employees and direct stakeholders, but also the community and environment in which we  operate.”

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Topics: Corporate Social Responsibility

Introducing Active Cares, our committment to CSR

Posted by KImberly Armstrong on Apr 12, 2013 12:56:00 PM

I'm excited to announce the launch of Active Cares in Canada – Active Canada’s first Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) program, and another big milestone in our ongoing growth.

 

At Active International, we believe that our actions as a company impact not only our employees and direct stakeholders, but also the community and environment in which we operate. In line with this philosophy, we have launched Active Cares in Canada, our Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) program.

Active Cares represents our commitment to behave ethically and contribute to economic development, while improving the quality of life of our workforce as well as the local Canadian community and society as a whole.  We’ve developed three strategic pillars in our approach to Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). Through this holistic approach Active will be able to integrate our CSR initiatives entirely within our business model, to ensure long-term sustainability.

A key component of the Social pillar of our program is the designation of Food Banks Canada as our official Corporate Charity.

Over 882,000 Canadians are turning to Food banks each month.  38% of them are children. Food Banks Canada is the only national charitable organization representing and supporting the food bank community across Canada, and strives to meet the short-term need for food, and find long-term solutions to hunger.  We will direct all corporate charitable efforts through Food Banks Canada in their mission through donations of funds, inventory, media space, and employee volunteering.

We are happy to celebrate the launch of our next chapter to not only become a trusted business partner, but a trusted community partner too.  To learn more about Active Cares and our mission to become a better corporate citizen, please visit our website.  To learn more about how you can get involved with Food Banks Canada, contact us or visit foodbankscanada.ca.

 

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Topics: Get to know Active, Corporate Social Responsibility, A Word from the Managing Director Andrew Bulmer, Work Culture