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World Nutella Day

Posted by Meara Johnson on Feb 8, 2018 8:00:00 AM

What do you get when World Nutella Day falls on a Monday?

Happy Active employees!

On Monday, February 5th, our team at Active International Canada celebrated World Nutella Day in the most delicious fashion, with crepes! Our Digital Team treated the entire office to an afternoon snack consisting of homemade crepes, sliced fruit and of course, Nutella!

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

Active International Teams Up to Conquer Cancer In Our Lifetime

Posted by Kimberly Presnail on Apr 20, 2016 9:24:35 AM

On October 1st, 2016, at Woodbine Racetrack, Active International Canada joins the Princess Margaret ROAD HOCKEY TO CONQUER CANCER event. We are proudly joining 100 teams united by one common goal - to Conquer Cancer In Our Lifetime!

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Topics: Work Culture, 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

Get to know Jessica Harradine, Media Assistant

Posted by KImberly Armstrong on May 28, 2014 5:47:00 PM

If you've been following us on LinkedIn or Twitter lately, you've likely noticed that our Toronto office has been growing significantly.  We are proud to be hiring some of the brightest minds and hearts of the Toronto industry and can't wait to introduce you to them. Today, we get to know the lovely and talented Media Assistant extraordinaire Jessica Harradine.  

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Topics: Get to know Active, Work Culture

The top 7 traits of an effective team culture

Posted by KImberly Armstrong on Sep 26, 2013 12:21:00 PM

One of the questions I'm often asked by potential candidates in an interview is "tell me more about your culture?".  Over the past year alone, our employee satisfaction was rated 91% in Toronto, and we've seen topline revenue growth of over 30%. We not only have an excellent culture, but an effective one that drives results.

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Topics: Get to know Active, Work Culture

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

Happy Birthday to us...

Posted by KImberly Armstrong on May 9, 2013 11:30:00 AM

Today, the Active International Canada Team celebrated its 22nd birthday.  Cake for breakfast is ok when it's your birthday, right?

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Topics: Get to know Active, We love our Customers, Work Culture, Active on the road

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