Andrea Shaw, Founder & Managing Partner
‘Tis the season to give, and giving back is at the core of our company’s DNA. Our mission to elevate the potential of sport, culture and community not only extends to the work we do and the company we keep – but also the HR policies created by our “People Team”.
From giving our time and raising funds for causes, to holding our semi-annual team volunteer days in Toronto and Vancouver – we’ve invested in community building and received incredible team building returns. As we’ve grown, however, we recognized that our team was making a huge impact in their communities in their own ways, and set out to build on this impact. Establishing the Elevate Community program, we committed to matching volunteer hours with time off, as well as matching charitable donations to causes near and dear to our team’s hearts.
Each team member embraces these opportunities to give back and this past year we contributed over 160 volunteer hours and $30,775 in funds raised for causes across the country.
One of the causes close to our hearts is our client and charity of choice, KidSport. The national not for profit provides grants to under resourced kids across Canada so they can play a season of sport. Throughout the year, our team makes financial and time commitments to the organization, outside of our formal working relationship, from volunteering at events to making donations during our weekly “Chill & Chat” events on Fridays.
This year, we are supporting KidSport’s Give the Gift of Sport initiative, which encourages the community to donate a season of organized sport to a child who would otherwise be left on the sidelines. You can make a difference by joining our team, spreading the word or donating online.
Andrea J Shaw