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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.

Kevin Van

President
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Motivations for Action

What do each of the impact areas mean to us at Qualico? 

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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.

Gender Equality

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.

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Building Sustainably

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.

Lifelong Education

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.

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Healthy Lives

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: 

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Traditional giving through donations 

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Investing in the enrichment of the employees who work for us today and our future talent base

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Promoting innovation to face the challenges and opportunities of today’s changing world

Cancer Care High Hopes Challenge
Qualico employee, Thilo Kaufmann, and his Kid Coach, Illyssa, participating in the Kids Cancer Care High Hopes challenge to raise funds to support Camp Kindle. Qualico staff in Calgary pitched in some donations to help Thilo beat his goal
Qualico generously supports the Wilf Taillieu Thoracic Endoscopy Unit
Qualico generously supports the Wilf Taillieu Thoracic Endoscopy Unit at Health Science Centre
Qualico sponsored the St. Amant Spirit Cottage in Winnipeg
Qualico sponsored the St. Amant Spirit Cottage in Winnipeg, a four season cottage with wheelchair access, in-ground pool and all the luxuries of the lake right in Winnipeg
Qualico employees volunteer at the first Habitat for Humanity net-zero build
Qualico employees volunteer at the first Habitat for Humanity net-zero build in Manitoba
Qualico supports Habitat for Humanity’s first net-zero build in Manitoba
Qualico supports Habitat for Humanity’s first net-zero build in Manitoba
Qualico sponsors child’s wish through The Dream Factory
Firetruck Playhouse a Huge Hit - Qualico sponsors child’s wish through The Dream Factory
Qualico is a major financial supporter of the new Sport for Life Centre
Qualico is a major financial supporter of the new Sport for Life Centre in downtown Winnipeg
Qualico was a key supporter of the Qualico Family Centre at Assiniboine Park in Winnipeg
Qualico was a key supporter of the Qualico Family Centre at Assiniboine Park in Winnipeg and continues to support the ongoing transformation projects of the Park
Qualico attending Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter Work Project
Qualico was one of the founding sponsors of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights
Qualico was one of the founding sponsors of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights in Winnipeg
Qualico hops on the bike in support of the JDRF Revolution Ride
Qualico hops on the bike in support of the JDRF Revolution Ride to defeat diabetes
Beautiful wetlands in Manitoba
Qualico support helps conserve valuable wetland areas in Manitoba by partnering with conservation organizations such as Ducks Unlimited Canada (DUC) and the Nature Conservancy of Canada
Qualico supports the United Way Day of Caring in Winnipeg
Qualico supports the United Way Day of Caring in Winnipeg
STARS Air Ambulance crew receiving Act of Kindness donation
Supporting Stars Air Ambulance program in Manitoba as one of the many Act of Kindness donations made possible through employee advocacy
Qualico employees rappel off of the Manitoba Hydro building as part of the Easter Seals Drop Zone
Qualico employees rappel off of the Manitoba Hydro building as part of the Easter Seals Drop Zone in support of Canadians living with disabilities
Ride Around The Lake 2017
Habitat for Humanity Manitoba’s Ride Around the Lake has raised over $2 million to-date, and year-after-year, Qualico has been a major sponsor of the ride
Qualico attending the ribbon-cutting at the Qualico Training Centre
Qualico attending the ribbon-cutting at the Qualico Training Centre and the Sport For Life Centre in Winnipeg
Indigenous students find academic success
Indigenous students find academic success through Qualico’s Bridge to Success Program
Qualico donated funds for the Canadian Cancer Society Manitoba
Qualico donated funds for the Canadian Cancer Society Manitoba to offer shuttle rides to patients receiving care
Qualico sponsors Habitat for Humanity Manitoba’s first Women of Influence Speaker Series
Qualico sponsors Habitat for Humanity Manitoba’s first Women of Influence Speaker Series in support of Women Build projects
Montana Homes employees and business partners volunteer with Habitat for Humanity Saskatoon
Montana Homes employees and business partners volunteer with Habitat for Humanity Saskatoon during a team build week
Montana Homes collects gift hamper for family in need
Montana Homes collects gift hamper for family in need
Pacesetter Homes hands over keys to family in Habitat for Humanity key ceremony
Pacesetter Homes hands over keys to family in Habitat for Humanity key ceremony
Qualico participates in YWCA Metro Vancouver Clean Up
Qualico participates in YWCA clean up
Surrey team members dedicate a day volunteering at the Surrey Food Bank
Surrey team members dedicate a day volunteering at the Surrey Food Bank
Qualico sponsors the reception for Surrey Hospital Foundation’s Celebration of Care Gala
Qualico sponsors the reception for Surrey Hospital Foundation’s Celebration of Care Gala raising funds for the Children’s Health Centre at the Surrey Memorial Hospital
Foxridge Homes employees help install new playground at Sunnyside Elementary School
Foxridge Homes employees help install new playground at Sunnyside Elementary School
Qualico sponsors the reception for Surrey Hospital Foundation’s Celebration of Care Gala
Qualico sponsors the reception for Surrey Hospital Foundation’s Celebration of Care Gala in support of Surrey Memorial’s surgical centre
Qualico - Habitat Day in support of Habitat for Humanity Edmonton
Qualico announces home donation on Habitat Day in support of Habitat for Humanity Edmonton
Qualico employees in Edmonton participate in a Habitat for Humanity team build
Qualico employees in Edmonton participate in a Habitat for Humanity team build
Qualico Commercial donates space for Stollery Children’s Hospital fundraiser event
Qualico Commercial donates space for Stollery Children’s Hospital fundraiser event
Qualico and Kids With Cancer Society at Papa Kens's House Ribbon Cutting
Qualico and Kids with Cancer Society celebrate the grand opening of Papa Ken’s House
Qualico Commercial makes a difference at the Edmonton Food Bank
Qualico Commercial makes a difference at the Edmonton Food Bank
Streetside Developments in Calgary works to end homelessness.
Qualico works to end homelessness in Calgary joining other homebuilders in spearheading the RESOLVE project, with the goal to provide affordable housing to over 1,800 Calgarians. Aurora on the Park, part of the in Calgary RESOLVE program, celebrates its grand opening
Seniors’ home residents enjoy outdoor space updated by Qualico volunteers
Seniors’ home residents enjoy outdoor space updated by Qualico volunteers
Calgary Brown Bagging for Calgary Kids
Brown Bagging for Kids Calgary helps combat childhood hunger with Qualico volunteers making lunches for kids
Qualico Commercial Calgary at Inter-Faith Food Bank
Qualico Commercial Calgary teamed up for a Qualico Volunteer Day at the Calgary Inter-Faith Food Bank
Big Brother Big Sisters All-Star Campaign with Qualico in Calgary
Big success for Big Brothers Big Sisters Calgary as the Qualico donation-matching campaign surpasses fundraising goal and staff accept All-Star awards
Canadian Association for Diabled Skiing Act of Kindness
Qualico supports Canadian Association for Disabled Skiing (CADS) as one of the many Act of Kindness donations made possible through employee advocacy
Veterans Food Bank donation - Star Building Materials
Qualico supports the Calgary Veterans Food Bank and the Canadian Legacy Project programs with a food drive and financial donation to sponsor a service dog for a veteran with PTSD
Making Changes donation on International Women's Day
Qualico Calgary donates gently used clothes and accessories to Making Changes in honour of International Women’s Day
Mustang Heritage Foundation Act of Kindness
Supporting Mustang Heritage Foundation and Veterans with PTSD as one of the many Acts of Kindness donations made possible through employee advocacy
Helping a Hero sod turning event breaking ground
Qualico and Pacesetter Homes Austin supports Helping a Hero to build an accessibly designed home for a wounded veteran and his family
Pacesetter Homes Austin supports The Benefit Home for Dell Children's Medical Center of Central Texas
Pacesetter Homes Austin supports The Benefit Home for Dell Children's Medical Center of Central Texas
Pacesetter Homes Austin supports Habitat for Humanity Home in Meadow Lake
Pacesetter Homes Austin supports Habitat for Humanity Home in Meadow Lake
Qualico joins Keep Austin Beautiful to clean up Walnut Creek Area
Qualico joins Keep Austin Beautiful to clean up Walnut Creek Area

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