By Heather Lefebvre, Director, Employee and Community Engagement
Every holiday season, Canfor and our employees are proud of our tradition to give back to help those in our communities facing tough times.
One of those traditions includes our annual donation to services such as food banks, the Salvation Army and Christmas bureau societies in each of our 29 communities in Canada and the United States. Our corporate donation is elevated by the personal contributions of many employees who sponsor families and deliver holiday baskets filled with food, gifts and presents.
Canfor employees have been delivering our donations in our communities, including in Fort St. John where we gave to the Salvation Army.
For the 16th year in a row, Canfor is a proud sponsor of the Festival of Trees in Vancouver, which raised $133,693 for the BC Children’s Hospital. Our sponsorship includes a decorated tree which is available for the public to view along with other sponsored trees at Vancouver’s Four Season’s Hotel and CF Pacific Centre Mall until January 1, 2019.
Canfor also returned as a proud sponsor of the Lights of Hope at Vancouver’s St. Paul Hospital. The elaborate display of lights comes together thanks to the many sponsors as well as volunteers, including Canfor employees, who put the display together. We are proud to have helped this campaign reach the impressive total of $3.2 million!
St. Paul's Hospital's Lights of Hope elaborate display of lights includes a Canfor-sponsored star.
In Prince George, Canfor returned as a reception sponsor of the Festival of Trees, which raises money for the Spirit of the North Healthcare Foundation. This year the event raised over $700,000! We also sponsored Prince George’s first annual Christmas Wish Breakfast. This event aims to ensure every child in Prince George receives a gift this season.
Thank you to everyone who helped with the various opportunities to give back to our communities and help make the season brighter for those in need.
On behalf of everyone at Canfor, may your holidays be safe and happy, and best wishes for 2019.
To learn more about Canfor’s commitment to supporting its communities, see our Community Giving page.