Corporate Engagement Highlights of 2022

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Corporate Engagement Highlights of 2022
By Abraham Woldetensay-Corporate Engagement Coordinator

The contribution of corporate partners towards the realization of TUC’s mission to conserve, protect and restore Canada’s freshwater ecosystem and their Coldwater resources for current and future generations cannot be overstated.  As we embark on a new year, we would like to take a moment to recognize esteemed corporate volunteers for their positive impact on the environmental projects of TUC in 2022.

As part of Canon Canada’s BranchOut program, volunteers from Canon Canada offices in different provinces joined hands with TUC biologists in the month of August for garbage removal and invasive species management activities to create a conducive environment for biodiversity.

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Volunteers from Canon Canada office in Kitchener with TUC biologists after a successful day of Common Buckthorn removal campaign.

On August 8th, 2022, a small but mighty group of staff from Canon office in Kitchener spent the afternoon with TUC and carried out a successful removal of Common Buckthorn-an invasive shrub that shade and outcompetes native plants. Their counterparts from Canon Hamilton office joined the battle against Common Buckthorn in Courtcliffe park in Carlisle, Ontario. The team in Ottawa was engaged in Common Buckthorn removal and garbage clean-up from Poole Creek Park in Stittsville, Ontario. In total, approximately 800 square metres of land were cleared of the highly invasive plant.

Volunteer teams from Canon Canada offices in Calgary and Edmonton in Alberta and Richmond in British Columbia removed over 120 bags of noxious invasive plants from wetlands and parks in their respective areas on the 8th, 15th, and 17th of August.

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The team from Canon Canada’s Calgary office.

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Canon Canada’s Volunteers in Edmonton and TUC biologists Lesley and Angela.

On September 22nd, 2022, an energetic team from Big Rock Brewery spent the whole day with TUC rehabilitating habitat at Waiparous Creek watershed- home to two of Alberta’s native trout species: Westslope Cutthroat Trout and Bull Trout. Huge progress has been made with the support of Big Rock volunteers who traveled 1.5 hours to the project site.

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Big Rock Brewery volunteers at a TUC project site along Waiparous Creek watershed.

On the morning of September 26th,2022, volunteers from TC Energy dedicated their time to an education and awareness campaign in Calgary. TC Energy volunteers painted Storm Drains in the community of Bridgeland and distributed informative door hangers. The campaign reminds people that ‘Only Rain goes down the Drain’ to protect our waters one storm drain at a time from stormwater pollution. The award-winning national education and awareness program called Storm Drain Painting links learning to action.

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A volunteer from TC Energy places informative door hangers at a residence.

In the new year, TUC remains committed to continuing to partner with corporates from coast to coast to protect Canada’s freshwater resources and build resilient communities. To this end, TUC has revamped its corporate program under the name Corporate Environment Day and introduced diverse activities and virtual workshops to engage communities and corporations in Ontario and enhance its volunteer base for the critical conservation work TUC does in Ontario.

TUC’s Corporate Environment Days have paramount benefits for businesses ranging from employee engagement to building brand equity while carrying out important environmental and community work. It is a platform that connects businesses with the communities they serve to strengthen relationships, foster inclusion, and underscore the values their products and services add to the greater good and sustainable future. The program development and associated organizational capacity building activities in TUC’s Ontario office were made possible by funding from Ontario Trillium Foundation.

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