We need to take every opportunity to improve the way our cities grow and interact so that the legacy we leave behind is one that future generations will be proud to continue.
Motivations for Action
What do each of the impact areas mean to us at Qualico?
Ending the Cycle of Poverty
We understand that throughout the cycle of poverty there are varying needs and a comprehensive support network. We support organizations that are working to help people at each point of the poverty cycle to set them up to be safe and independently provide themselves with shelter, where possible. We provide our support to ensure that as many members of our cities as possible go to bed without hunger and with safe shelter.
We understand that while there has been progress, women of all ages in Canada and the US face systemic and historical obstacles related to gender equality across many areas in their personal and professional lives. We support organizations that encourage leadership skills, entrepreneurialism, athletics and career advancement of women, particularly in sectors of our industry and related ones.
We understand that sustainable cities are the result of a highly collaborative effort across government, public and private business, and social causes. We work to ensure that our planning and development of communities, our building methods, and our consumption and production of building materials consider how we build sustainably. We support organizations that are working towards improving how our cities are designed, built and lived in.
We understand that equal access to education, in all its forms, should be encouraged and accessible throughout a person’s life. We work to ensure that education is seen as both personal and professional development. We believe that how one feels is as important as what one knows. We support organizations that provide education in progressive and universally accessible formats.
We understand that good health includes physical and emotional health. We want as many people in our communities as possible to be able to lead healthy lives. We support organizations that educate and/or deliver programming on what it means to have good health and well-being. We support organizations that have progressive ideas on how to deliver services and respond to socio-economic trends.
Our Style of Giving
A mix of financial contributions, our time and expertise, and gifts in kind.
Within the five impact giving areas, there are various ways we can deliver on corporate responsibility. We have structured our corporate responsibility to blend the following approaches:
Traditional giving through donations
Investing in the enrichment of the employees who work for us today and our future talent base
Promoting innovation to face the challenges and opportunities of today’s changing world