Feb 20, 2020
Winnipeg, MB – A recent donation from Qualico is helping Main Street Project (MSP) in Winnipeg provide a comfortable drop-in warming centre for those who are experiencing homelessness. Qualico provided $10,000 to help keep the warming centre open for eight hours overnight over a 50-day period this winter. MSP is hoping Qualico’s donation will encourage others to donate so the centre can be open 24 hours a day during cold weather.
Feb 18, 2020
Qualico's Acts of Kindness campaign has reached the milestone of delivering 250 different $1,000 donations to local charities and not-for-profits in the communities we serve and operate in. Through the Acts of Kindness program run each year, employees are invited to submit an application to award a $1,000 donation to a charity of their choice.
Feb 11, 2020
Austin, Texas – Qualico will be bringing a new four-storey, 383-unit apartment building to north-central Austin in the coming year. The Pearl will be located on a 4.96-acre site in the Brentwood neighbourhood, approximately five miles from downtown Austin. The Pearl will feature total rentable space of 275,828 sq. ft. with 48 studio units, 283 one-bedroom units, and 52 two-bedroom units, ranging in size from 452 to 1,254 sq. ft., with the average size being 720 sq. ft.
Feb 4, 2020
CONTINUING TO PROVIDE A HIGHER EDUCATION WITH THE EXPANSION OF SAIT'S TRADES AND TECHNOLOGY COMPLEX – A LOOK BACK AT THE IMPACT OF QUALICO'S SUPPORT
Calgary, AB – For over 100 years, the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT) in Calgary has offered applied education focused on hands-on learning, research, and collaboration with industry partners. In 2010, Qualico helped SAIT create the Trades and Technology Complex. Along with nine other homebuilders in the region, Qualico provided a $1-million donation towards the new complex. The donation, made almost 10 years ago, is still affecting students daily, as it allowed for the growth required to increase the number of students attending the institute.
Jan 28, 2020
Calgary, AB – In September of 2019, Calgary staff started a year-long partnership with Brown Bagging for Calgary Kids (BB4CK). Every month of the school year, a different business unit makes lunches for five schools, feeding over 200 students in need. BB4CK works in partnership with Calgary schools to make and deliver free healthy lunches for students who would otherwise go hungry. Every day there are 4,700 lunches made and delivered to Calgary kids at 225 schools, relying on 650 volunteers each week to make this happen. It is estimated that one in six Canadian children do not know where their next meal is coming from.
Jan 20, 2020
Every year, Qualico employees are encouraged to volunteer and make an impact in their communities through the company's Volunteer Day initiative. With our Qualico Volunteer Day program, each employee can take a workday to volunteer towards a cause that is meaningful to them.
Jan 13, 2020
STRAIGHT FROM THE HEART – PACESETTER HOMES REGINA SUPPORTS CANADIAN BLOOD SERVICES WITH ITS SECOND ANNUAL BLOOD DRIVE
Regina, SK – For cancer patients, transplant recipients, car-crash victims, and many more, a blood transfusion can mean the difference between life and death. The need is constant. With the goal of helping many Canadians in need of this vital service, Pacesetter Homes Regina coordinated a blood drive for staff and trades partners at the end of November.
Jan 9, 2020
Winnipeg, MB – For the sixth year in a row, Qualico ran its annual charity parking lot ball hockey tournament, with a record-high $10,800 being raised for CancerCare Manitoba and KidSport Winnipeg. The fun and lively tournament took place in October and November over a series of four weeks in frosty Winnipeg. A total of 75 Qualico employees from different business units made up eight die-hard teams, each playing a series of round robin games over workday lunch hours.
Dec 17, 2019
Churchill, MB – The Polar Bears International House officially opened on November 3, 2019, thanks to the generous support of Qualico and other donors. The facility is a cutting-edge interpretive centre located in Churchill, Manitoba that will help educate visitors about polar bears and the Arctic sea ice the animals depend on.
Dec 12, 2019
Winnipeg, MB – Brent Delmage of Delmage Construction has been a customer and supporter of Star Building Materials Winnipeg for 30 years, and has developed close relationships with many Star Building Materials employees during that time. He would frequently bring his young granddaughter, Sophie, along on trips to pick up materials for his next job, and the two made quite an impression on the Star Building Materials’ team.
Dec 10, 2019
Edmonton, AB – Wetlands are some of the most incredible habitats on the planet. They provide a wide range of ecological benefits, including water filtration, storm protection, and flood control, all while acting as a nursery for mammals, birds, and fish. The Uplands at Riverview is a West Edmonton community that promotes stewardship of wetland habitats through its ground-breaking environmental initiatives, some of which are a first for the forward-thinking city.
Dec 5, 2019
SUPPORTING THE RENOVATION OF MAIN STREET PROJECT’S NEW BUILDING – A LOOK AT THE IMPACT OF QUALICO'S DONATION
Winnipeg, MB – Each day in Winnipeg, the city’s most vulnerable populations can struggle to access basic things like food, clothing, and shelter. Main Street Project, a local non-profit organization, aims to provide a range of services to these residents, including emergency shelter and nutrition services, drug and alcohol detoxification, health advocacy and support, and counselling and housing support services.
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