Canadian program partners
The Red Cross is a leader in humanitarian work and collaborates with leading companies to help Canadians and vulnerable people around the world. From providing shelter and food after a disaster, to water safety programs and emergency preparedness initiatives, the Red Cross and its corporate partners work hand in hand.
The Red Cross emblem is one of the most recognized symbols in the world. To learn more about becoming a Canadian Red Cross corporate partner, contact: Tim Hoswitschka, 613-740-1968.
A generous supporter of Canadian communities, Walmart Canada has partnered with the Canadian Red Cross since 2003 to provide Disaster Relief to communities in need and to promote Disaster Preparedness across the country. As our largest corporate partner, an incredible $19.2 million has been donated by Walmart and its customers since the partnership began.
Beyond Walmart’s financial contributions, they also provide Red Cross blankets for families in need, and are always the first company to open their doors and provide in-kind donations of clothes and food among other items when a disaster strikes a community.
Walmart is also the sponsor of the Red Cross Rescuer Awards. These Awards recognize Canadians who go above and beyond to save a life or provide aid to the injured. For more information about the company, visit www.walmartcanada.ca/.
Since 2002, The RBC Foundation and the Canadian Red Cross have partnered to build stringer Canadian communities. Through RBC’s support of the Canadian Red Cross’ Personal Disaster Assistance program (PDA), families all across Canada receive assistance after smaller-scale disasters, such as house fires. When a family is left without shelter and all their possessions have been lost, RBC’s generous support allows the Red Cross to arrange for shelter, blankets and comfort and hygiene kits for the family. RBC, it’s customers and employees have donated over $8million in support of disaster relief in Canada and abroad. For more information about RBC Foundation, click here
PCL family of companies
The PCL family of companies is proud to support Disaster Relief efforts in North America through both the Canadian Red Cross and American Red Cross. Thanks to their support, the Canadian Red Cross will be able to respond quicker and more effectively during times of disaster. As an employee owned company, PCL is committed to making their communities stronger and safer. For more information about the company, visit www.pcl.com/
As the National Founding Partner of the Canadian Red Cross’ Ready When the Time Comes program (RWTC), Acklands-Grainger plays a leadership role in corporate disaster response. By allowing their employees to volunteer with the Red Cross when disaster strikes in their own communities, and well as providing a generous financial commitment to the program, Acklands-Grainger dramatically increases the range of response activities the Red Cross can carry out. For more information about the company, visit www.acklandsgrainger.com/ .
With its rail network spread throughout Canada, Canadian National sees the impact that disasters have upon Canadian communities all too often. Through its desire to build stronger, safer communities, CN is supporting the Canadian Red Cross’ Ready When the Time Comes program (RWTC). When disaster strikes, CN’s employees will be there to volunteer their time, helping the Red Cross respond. For more information about the company, visit www.cn.ca
In May, 2009 Microsoft Canada made its single largest software donation to the Canadian Red Cross. Microsoft Canada has provided the Canadian Red Cross with more than $6.6 million in software and licensing to help them focus on disaster relief efforts and humanitarian aid in Canada and around the world. Microsoft Canada is committed to helping organizations with a strong social agenda increase their productivity by empowering them with great software. For more information about the company, visit www.microsoft.ca
Canadian Bankers Association
During times of disaster, the Canadian Banker’s Association arranges for its member banks to open their doors and accept much needed donations for the Canadian Red Cross. Since 2004, over $23 million has been brought in thanks to the CBA and member banks’ support of the Canadian Red Cross. Banks that accept donations for Red Cross appeals include BMO Financial Group, Canadian Western Bank, CIBC, HSBC Bank Canada, Laurentian Bank of Canada, National Bank Financial Group, RBC, Scotiabank and TD Canada Trust. For more information about the CBA, visit www.cba.ca
As a Cause Marketing Supporter of the Canadian Red Cross, Elastoplast works with the Red Cross to promote knowledge of First Aid. Watch for the Canadian Red Cross logo on Elastoplast products to know that a portion of the proceeds go towards Red Cross First Aid programs. For more information about the company, visit www.elastoplast.ca
The Weather Network
The Weather Network promotes disaster preparedness, international programs, water safety and first aid programs for the Canadian Red Cross through television and website campaigns. When severe weather or natural disasters strike, The Weather Network and the Canadian Red Cross work together by acting as reliable information sources for Canadians. For more information about the company, visit www.theweathernetwork.com
Posted August 6, 2009/Updated April 10, 2012