Giving Back - People
Anyone with school-aged children knows teachers often spend their own money to enrich the experiences of their students. We aim to get more kids outside exploring the natural world and alleviate some of financial burden by funding the Copernicus Outdoor Ed. Find out more about My Class Needs. Visit: myclassneeds.ca/.
World Wildlife Fund Canada (WWF)
Our donation to World Wildlife Fund Canada supports Go Wild School Grants and giant panda conservation projects in China. The Go Wild grants fund projects at primary schools across Canada to get communities more involved in helping nature thrive. In China, WWF’s work includes nature reserve protection, community development projects to limit the impact on the panda’s forests, and research and monitoring work in the Minshan and Qinling mountains.
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Donations to schools
We continue to donate basic necessities, and school supplies, twice a year, to three schools in China: Lang Dong Primary School and Sha Chong Primary school in Da Zhou and Shouxi Primary School in Liubao. Jim and the Copernicus China team visited these schools on numerous occasions to deliver basic water filtration systems to provide clean drinking water, fire extinguishers, first aid kits and other things that can be taken for granted.
Living Wage Supporter
As a Living Wage Supporter, we ensure our full-time employees are paid at least a living wage (above the minimum wage). A living wage is defined as the hourly rate that allows a household to meet its basic needs, like living expenses, supporting the healthy development of their children and fully participate in work, family life and community activities. Find out more about this program.
For the past two years, we have sponsored this special event that brings together world-renowned motivational speakers, presenters and performers with grade 6, 7 and 8 students from across the Upper Grand District School Board. To learn more and see what took place this year, search #EmpowerUG.
Arthur Food Bank
Each month, we make a monthly monetary donation to our local food bank that goes towards buying food and other household supplies our community needs most.
The Learning Partnership’s Take Your Kid to Work Day
Since 2012, 18 grade 9 students have designed, built and marketed their own product from start to finish. In 2013 and 2014 we were awarded with Canada’s Outstanding Employer Award for our program. Learn more about the Learning Partnership.