1,660 SAP Canada employees volunteered a total of 6,203 hours in 99 volunteer projects dedicated to creating healthier, happier Canadian communities in October 2016, as part of SAP’s 12th annual Month of Service initiative.
Supporting projects involving food security, environmental conservation, healthcare, animal welfare, education and poverty reduction, SAP Canada employees impacted 120,000 lives across the country during Month of Service 2016.
Some volunteering highlights include:
- SAP Vancouver hosted a programming workshop with Science World’s Future Science Leaders, organized an office donation drive for the YWCA Metro Vancouver to benefit young mothers and children, and sent 95 volunteers to the Greater Vancouver Food Bank.
- SAP Calgary served brunch to families at Ronald McDonald House, handmade dog toys for the Calgary Humane Society, and helped sort and pack food donations for the Calgary Interfaith Food Bank during the Thanksgiving season.
- SAP Waterloo volunteers spent two full days at a local Habitat for Humanity build, led a database audit for St. John’s House of Friendship, and hosted an on-site breakfast/snack-packing event for Nutrition for Learning.
- SAP Toronto hosted a technology workshop for children and youth on the autism spectrum with The Joy of Learning Centre, participated in the Electric City Hackathon at Trent University, and assisted local shelter agencies StepStones for Youth, Humanity First and Youth Without Shelter.
- SAP Ottawa collected gifts for the Shoe Box Project in support of women who are homeless or at-risk of homelessness, recycled old Month of Service shirts into dog toys for Sit with Me, a local animal shelter, and served meals for Soup Sisters, a local soup kitchen.
- SAP Montréal volunteers provided a Halloween-themed lunch for families of children undergoing treatment at Ronald McDonald House, supported Cirque Hors Piste, an organization that promotes collective, social and individual learning through interactive circus activities, and prepared meals as part of an educational food workshop with La Tablée des Chefs.
“We are grateful to our employees for lending their time, talents and expertise, and for demonstrating that SAP employees are full of heart and committed to helping improve the lives of Canadians,” said John Graham, Managing Director, SAP Canada. “It’s evident from coast to coast how much SAP Canada employees care about the communities in which they live and work. We now look forward to building on this momentum and empowering SAP Canada employees to be highly charitable citizens at all times.”
SAP encourages and supports employee volunteerism year-round, with the company’s signature volunteering initiative, Month of Service, held every October. More than 300 projects are completed across North America, and thousands of employees, partners and customers across North America participate.
Headquartered in Toronto, Ontario and operating in the Canadian market since 1989, SAP Canada serves over 2,300 customers and employs over 2,800 across Canada. The company has development labs in Montreal, Toronto, Waterloo and Vancouver.