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

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

Podcast: #AWNewYork 2018: Day 4 Recap

Posted by Karim Kanji on Oct 5, 2018 9:34:14 AM

As part of their ongoing coverage of #AWNewYork, co-hosts Ahmed Al-Waili and Karim Kanji sat down after the 4th and final day of the 15th edition of Advertising Week New York to discuss a couple of takeaways.

AdWeek is one of the largest gatherings of advertising professionals in North America.

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Topics: podcast, marketing, advertising, digital audio, Digital Media, Social Media, Digital Marketing, podcasts, Media & Marketing, #LifeAtActive, Media, influencer marketing, influencers, facebook, brands, authenticity, Corporate Social Responsibility, Messaging, Voice and Audio

motionball and #NOGOODWAY Day

Posted by Christine Lako on Mar 7, 2018 7:00:00 AM

FACT: When you use the R-word, people see you differently

On Wednesday, March 7th, not-for-profit company motionball (with a small 'm') is launching its annual #NOGOODWAY campaign, during which it calls upon all Canadians to think twice before using the R-word (or "retard") in everyday conversation. This word has a negative connotation for thousands of Canadians with an intellectual disability, and hearing the R-word hurts them. 

This year's #NOGOODWAY campaign features the release of a powerful online video which can be found on the #NOGOODWAY Facebook Page. The message behind the video is that people see you differently when you use the R-word.  

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Topics: Active Cares, Corporate Social Responsibility, Motionball, #nogoodway, #LifeAtActive

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

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

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