Our employees have a strong connection to the community, and they give their time, talent, and resources to bring about lasting change.
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.
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.
Every year, we support the Children's Hospital Jeans Day by sporting our jeans, wearing buttons, and collectively raising over $3,000 each year.
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
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