We believe that as we invest in our businesses and employees, we must also invest in the communities where we operate. Investing in our communities reflects the core values that have shaped our company.
Through our parent company, Power Corporation, and our subsidiaries we make contributions to numerous organizations through both corporate donations and investments, and our support of employee volunteering initiatives.
As business entrepreneurs, we especially value and support the role that social entrepreneurs play in helping to build strong and connected communities, guiding us to seek partnerships and investments that have a lasting impact on our communities. Social entrepreneurs are driven to champion their cause and devote their lives to the service of others. They use their knowledge and experience to forge change in their communities and to bring comfort and healing to those in need. We are also drawn to smaller initiatives that deliver broad social benefit because of their entrepreneurial, innovative spirit.
Over the years, our substantial commitment to philanthropy across the country has earned companies in our group the designation of “Caring Company” from Imagine Canada.
In 2013, Power Corporation established a community investment microsite, Power Corporation in the community, to showcase some of the exceptional work being done by the organizations that it supports financially. These organizations, many run by innovative social entrepreneurs, work in the areas of health, education, arts and culture, community development and the environment.