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Employee Community Involvement

Our employees have a strong connection to the community, and they give their time, talent, and resources to bring about lasting change.

United Way Campaign

Employees contribute generously to our United Way campaign by annually donating hundreds of thousands of dollars in financial pledges to benefit our community. Our employees also volunteer their time to community projects such as painting and repairing docks at a kids' camp or preparing a site for a new playground at a family centre; all part of the United Way Day of Caring.

Toys for Tots

For the past 35 years, starting as a CMBC-led initiative, now employees across the enterprise, have donated well over 2,000 toys each year to help make dreams come true for children at Christmas. As part of the annual campaign, our very own Santa, onboard a fleet of a reindeer-decorated bus, picks up toys donated by our employees, and delivers them directly to the Lower Mainland Christmas Bureau.

Children's Hospital

Every year, we support the Children's Hospital Jeans Day by sporting our jeans, wearing buttons, and collectively raising over $3,000 each year.

Individual Efforts

Individuals and groups of employees reach out to the community by contributing time and effort to a number of charities and community efforts, including:

  • Breast Cancer (Run for the Cure)

  • Weekend to End Breast Cancer

  • Sun Run

  • BMO Vancouver Marathon

  • BC Children's Hospital 5K run

  • The Ride to Conquer Cancer

  • Bike tour to support Multiple Sclerosis

  • Annual fundraising dinner in support of Canadian Cancer Society

  • Pink Shirt Day (anti-bullying)

  • Kamfest, a car/bicycle rally and camp to raise funds for the Canadian Cancer Society

  • Relay for Life

  • Local food bank food drives 

  • Variety the Children's Charity and Options Surrey Community Services Society's Christmas Lights Tour

  • Christmas family gift packages

  • Period Promise