RJC volunteers helped HeroWork renovate the commercial kitchen and dormitories at the Victoria Salvation Army Addiction and Recovery Centre. The RJC team sanded, painted, primed walls, doors, and stairs. They also helped install seismic bracing and a T-bar ceiling.
Luke Groeneveld is the first recipient of the Gino Ferri Community Service Award. RJC’s newly established Gino Ferri Community Service Award recognizes an individual's distinguished contribution to their community. Luke’s passion and commitment to the Sonsine Centre continues to inspire his colleagues.
The ultimate fundraiser for social distancing! RJC donated and supported Trevor Botkin (of HeroWork Victoria), in the HeroWork's Lift Challenge, to raise money for the Salvation Army Radical Renovation. Trevor was up on a man-lift for a total of 36hrs to raise $36K for the project. The event ended up raising over $45,000.00 to help purchase project supplies for the renovation.
RJC donated our time to help have the totem pole Xaays, hand-carved by renowned artist Ray Natraoro from the Coast Salish/Squamish nation in BC, temporarily on display at Bow Valley Square (BVS) in Calgary, AB. Xaays will help raise donations for STARS Air Ambulance, the Squamish Nation’s Kwi Awt Stelmexw language program at Simon Fraser University and the Community Futures Treaty Seven Organization’s First Nations employment and economic development programs across the Treaty Seven Catchment Area.
RJC Toronto supported families through Holiday Helpers, an organization founded to assist low income families in the Toronto area by connecting with donors to provide much needed warm clothing, household items, groceries, and toys for children. In addition to our donation, staff joined forces to purchase items for several sponsor families, and spent time at the workshop organizing and wrapping gifts.
A group of eight volunteers from the RJC Calgary office spent three consecutive days cleaning, painting and outfitting a 2-bedroom suite at The Sonshine Centre. The centre provides second-stage shelter spaces for women and children fleeing domestic violence. This secure facility is located in a quiet neighbourhood, has easy access to schools, transit, and community programs.
RJC Toronto teamed up with Tree Canada for a rewarding day of tree planting at York University’s Glendon Campus. The RJC team was praised by Tree Canada for its admirably hard work and for exceeding expectations - again. The group finished early enough to enjoy the rest of the gorgeous fall afternoon satisfied at giving back both to the community and to the environment.
Team RJC has raised over $1,700,000 for cancer foundations across Canada through participation in the Ride to Conquer Cancer, a 200Km, two-day ride that takes places in provinces throughout Canada.
Canstruction happens in various cities around the globe. RJC and our partners participate in to create structures out of full cans of food that are donated to local food banks
Our Victoria office continues to volunteer with HeroWork, an organization focused on helping essential charitable agencies get the buildings they need. Billed as a ‘modern day barn raising’ our people volunteer their time, resources and spirit to help make necessary buildings a reality.
Our Calgary and Edmonton offices are active participants in the Calgary and Edmonton Corporate Challenges. Our teams win medals, division trophies, and Spirit Awards, while also raising funds for deserving local charities.
A lot of talented chefs work at RJC! A lot of team building happens while our people help out local food banks, charities and children’s hospitals to serve hot meals to those in need.
RJC’s Jennifer McAskill and Samantha Hackett celebrated science with the Nanaimo Science and Sustainable Society and Island ConnectED, by providing hands-on activities for kids and adult scientists. Their station encouraged participants to complete a design-build project using crayons, spaghetti and marshmallows!
Team Read Mos Christoffersen raises funds throughout ‘Movember’ to raise awareness around men’s health issues, and support organizations such as Prostate Cancer Canada.
Elise Ledwon helped provide critical PPE for front line workers, running 3D printers 24/7 to print ~40 face shield pieces a day. She shipped them to CovidStop.ca who disinfects, assembles and ships the face guards across Canada.
RJC supports Camp Engies, an organization that works to inspire young women to ‘connect and unleash their potential in Engineering.’
RJC Toronto collaborated with Habitat for Humanity to help in their quest to provide affordable housing to the community. The response from staff was so overwhelming, RJC volunteers had to split up into two teams, making a valuable impact on two different housing sites. At the Scarborough site, where the group was landscaping, they ran out of sod in the late afternoon, while at the Brampton site, where staff were fireproofing and installing drywall and insulation, they ran out of materials before the end of day - though a bit of the plaster remained as souvenirs on the clothing of our keen group!