Workplace giving

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What is workplace giving?

Workplace giving is a way for your company and colleagues to give back to the community and become agents of change. Your engagement in local causes will boost your company's reputation within the community and as an employer. A workplace giving program can be set up through automatic payroll deductions or corporate matching gift programs.

Why should I choose the David Suzuki Foundation for my workplace giving program?

If your company is concerned about the well being of its employees and their families, or if it has goals to become more sustainable, you should definitely consider the Foundation for your program.

In 2011, Reader's Digest named David Suzuki the Most Trusted Canadian for the third year in a row—aligning your company with a trusted name in science and the environment can complement your corporate sustainability goals while supporting our work in this area. In supporting the Foundation, your company will be showing its willingness to invest in a healthy environment for its employees, their families, and their community.

The David Suzuki Foundation can complement your giving program and further engage employees with Information and resources.

How do I set up a workplace giving program with the David Suzuki Foundation?

  1. Check with your HR or Payroll department to see if they can set up payroll deductions or have a charitable donation matching program.
  2. Determine when and how payments will be submitted to the David Suzuki Foundation (e.g monthly, quarterly, or annually). The method of payment must also be determined.
  3. Contact the David Suzuki Foundation (contact@davidsuzuki.org) to let us know you are starting w workplace giving program so that we can provide additional information to get you started.
  4. Educate all employees about the options for donations. We can also provide information about our work that you will help support.

Are there further opportunities for engagement?

Certainly. You can receive regular updates on environmental issues and tips for living sustainably. Your workplace can also get involved with the David Suzuki @ Work program, and learn how to go green at work. Or you could host a workplace fundraising day in support of the Foundation. We'd be happy to help you with any of the above.

To learn more about the David Suzuki Foundation workplace giving program or to register your company, please email us at contact@davidsuzuki.org