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Stantec in the Community Day 2015

On September 15th, 2015, over seven thousand Stantec employees joined the third annual Stantec in the Community day.

Rooted in Community

On September 15th, 2015, over seven thousand Stantec employees joined the third annual Stantec in the Community day. It’s an opportunity for us to volunteer in our communities, whether that volunteering means repairing a waterway, planting some foliage, or something else.

We launched Stantec in the Community Day in 2013 to give back to the communities that support our clients, company, employees, and families. We’re committed to our communities year-round, in many different ways—as professionals and as volunteers. Bringing our people together on Stantec in the Community Day is a powerful way to emphasize just what a difference we can make in our communities.

It's about community

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<p>To see this army of Stantec red shirts in front of me, I feel like we’re in really good hands for the rest of the afternoon.</p> <p>Stantec across the company has about 15,000 employees, and today, about seven thousand three hundred of us across all of Canada and the United States and elsewhere are finding some way to provide a service, a volunteer service into the community.</p> <p>It’s a day of action, a day of volunteering.</p> <p>The impact of this event, it really reflects the impact that we can make as an organization.</p> <p>We’re all about giving back to our communities. And so what better way to give back to the Berkley community.</p> <p>We had over 500 people in Alberta South alone that have participated in Community Day.</p> <p>We have this dream at Grow Calgary and that’s to grow as much food as possible for the Food Bank.</p> <p>The Ottawa Food Bank farm is a really great program, so this year we’ve donated $10,000 towards upgrades at the farm.</p> <p>We’ve also got some people who are helping build greenhouses and winterize the farm.</p> <p>Our goal is to make sure that we don’t isolate people, that we keep folks connected.</p> <p>This will fill a gap to support the kids that participate in our programs.</p> <p>This is a great way to be in touch with the community that we’re designing for, we’re in fact part of the community that we’re designing for.</p> <p>So we are all enjoying to do our volunteer work for our community service.</p> <p>I get involved with Stantec in the Community Day because it’s such a tangible way to give back to the community.</p> <p>It means a lot to me because this is a community that I not only work in, but I live here.</p> <p>There’s a team-building element to it. at a very basic human level, you go out with your peers, and they’re not necessarily people that you work with on a day to day basis, they’re people a couple of floors up from you, or in another sector or in another department…</p> <p>…and that helps build our internal community.</p> <p>I think it makes you feel good. Ya, it would be easy to write a cheque, but it makes me feel like I’m giving back.</p> <p>It’s just people connecting to people.</p> <p>This is about community is what it’s about so we’re excited Stantec’s here with us today, so thank you for being here and hope to do more with you in the future. Appreciate it.</p> <p>Thank you Rob for allowing us to share the day with you all.</p> <p>It means the world to us because it shows that the community cares about what we do.</p> <p>We’re just incredibly, incredibly grateful that you’re out here today.</p> <p>It’s really evident that when you get a whole group of folks together, how much you can do and accomplish in a short period of time.</p>

What inspires our Calgary employees

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<p>Kaity Brown: “Stantec in the Community Day 2015 features 7,300 employees volunteering worldwide. Here in Calgary we had 500 employees. From serving breakfast to walking dogs, our employees are passionate about the initiatives in their community”</p> <p>Laura Rathgeber: “So here they take in dogs and cats and other animals as well, apparently they have a duck, for sheltering, fostering and eventually re-adoption. We have a dog at home, my mom has a rescue dog, animals have always been a very big part of my life so I wanted to give back.”&nbsp;</p> <p>May Fung: “I think the purpose of helping out the women who are in desperate need of and getting them support so that they can find clothing so that they can find a job and I think that is a great cause so that’s why I chose this.”</p> <p>Wayne Latam: “I think that the homeless and the needy here in Calgary, I think it’s an issue and I think that we should be helping out those in need. The Mustard Seed has been helping around for a long time and it is a well-known organization and I think it’s a wonderful job, you know, and I’m here to support the Mustard Seed.”</p> <p>Susan Travis: “It’s nice that everything at Stantec is not just work and the bottom line and making money and getting shares but it is also giving back to the community, so I like that.”&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>Julie Bailey: “The best part about Community Day is that it’s not about Stantec, the company, giving back, it’s about the people of Stantec and we get to go out and work in our local communities and then we get to feel that reward that comes from having a positive impact.”</p> <p>Sahil Sharma: “I thought that is was a good opportunity to get involved and its relatively impactful and you can make a difference right away and you can really feel the change that you are making and you really feel like you are a part of something.”</p> <p>Nazanin Phaff: “Community Day is a way for industry to give back to the community that we live in I mean each one of us when we go home is a part of a community and at the end of the day we are a part of the company that we work for also so we are invested in our communities and so I think it’s kind of nice to bring a little bit of home to work and a bit of work to home”</p> <p>Wayne Latam: “It’s good to be out and it’s good to get with the team and get to know some of your other coworkers that perhaps you don’t work with on a day to day project basis but you get out here and you can do and it’s a physical, it’s an activity, it’s getting out and actually we are back there having some fun too.”&nbsp;&nbsp;</p>

A community harvest

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<p><b>00:10<br> Jason Gray<br> </b>The Community Harvest Program was created in order to increase the amount of fresh produce that the Ottawa Food Bank distributes to its member agencies.</p> <p><b>00:20<br> Jason Gray<br> </b>The growing portion of our program has grown from roughly a half-acre of carrots, to now 5 acres of produce and 14 different crops that we are growing on an annual basis.</p> <p><b>00:31<br> Ange Brekalo<br> </b>The Ottawa Food Bank farm is a really great program, and in 2015 we at Stantec really wanted to focus on that. So this year we’ve donated $10,000 towards upgrades at the farm.</p> <p><b>00:41<br> Ange Brekalo<br> </b>The two biggest needs that have been identified are a greenhouse and a food washing station. So right now we are just currently working with the Ottawa Food Bank and trying to help optimize these projects.</p> <p><b>00:53<br> Jason Gray<br> </b>Thanks to Stantec and another financial contribution that they are making to the program this year, we will be building a relatively small greenhouse, in order to not only use as a production site, but also as a space for curing certain vegetables like onions and squash and we’ll also be able to provide youth with workshops throughout the season in that space.</p> <p><b>01:17<br> John Krug<br> </b>Actually it started a lot of years ago we had one fellow in our BC (business centre) who volunteered personally at the Food Bank for a number of years, he and his wife did that.</p> <p><b>01:28<br> John Krug<br> </b>So we thought, heck why not volunteer, instead of going out and buying drinks for people as a team building, we’ll go out and volunteer as a group.</p> <p><b><br> <br> <br> 01:35<br> Ganesh Sevathapandian<br> </b>Weather is permitting, cooperating with us, it is very nice weather. So we are all enjoying to do our volunteer work for our community service</p> <p><b>01:44<br> Francois Lauzon<br> </b>I get involved with Stantec in the Community Day because it’s such a tangible way to give back to the community. You try to volunteer as much as you can. I think I encourage my staff to volunteer as much as they can because you get a sense of accomplishment, you get a sense of belonging, and you give back to those that need the most.</p> <p><b>02:03<br> John Krug<br> </b>I think the nicest thing about it is being part of an organization that first of all likes the idea of contributing to the community, but it’s also just being awesome for staff. The staff have really found this to be something that we’ve all kind of latched onto as a major thing and everyone looks forward to it every year.</p> <p><b>02:24<br> John Krug</b> <br> Just as a nice event, people get together; a team building and giving to the community at the same time is basically a win-win situation for sure with people.</p> <p><b>02:35<br> Everyone<br> </b>Stantec in the Community Day!<b></b></p>

Lending Muscle & Smiles in Rochester

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<p>[0:00:02]</p> <p><b>Vickie Menz</b>: &nbsp;Stantec Community Day is an effort where people from every single office across the country volunteer on the same day.</p> <p>[0:00:11]</p> <p><b>Tom Palumbo</b>: &nbsp;Today we’re here working at the Charles Settlement House, and a - it’s been about three years now, working together, &nbsp;so it’s – this has been a great opportunity to keep going.</p> <p>[0:00:21]:</p> <p><b>Scott Benjamin</b>:&nbsp; The mission of Charles Settlement House really is to provide avenues of opportunity for people that live in some of the most concentrated poverty in the City of Rochester.&nbsp; We work with residents to build on the assets that are already here and then help provide services for the needs and desires of the community.</p> <p>[0:00:42]:</p> <p><b>Vickie Menz</b>: &nbsp;Stantec is really committed to being involved in the Community where we work and live.&nbsp; The Settlement House is only about a mile from our office.</p> <p>[0:00:50]:</p> <p><b>Jim Hofmann</b>: &nbsp;It’s an organization that really reaches out to the Northwest quadrant of the City of Rochester and it’s really an opportunity for us to build on that relationship that we have with the Charles Settlement House.</p> <p>[0:1:04]</p> <p><b>Scott Benjamin</b>:&nbsp; We would not be able to do all that we do if we do not have volunteers on a regular basis. We had a group that helped us move some furniture, and just gave us some heavy lifting that needed to be done.&nbsp; Another group of volunteers worked outside, doing some landscaping work, and then&nbsp; a third group worked in our senior’s center just having conversations, playing games, and doing some fun things with our seniors so that’s a treat for them. So, we did a lot in 2 hours.</p> <p>[0:1:35]</p> <p><b>Tom</b> <b>Palumbo</b>: It’s really important that we interact with the folks, understand what their needs are, and then help them to address those needs. It’s really evident that when you get a whole group of folks together how much you can do and accomplish in a short period of time. &nbsp;</p>

Weedbuster

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<p><i>Sandra Webster</i></p> <p>Today we are coming down to Burnaby Lake where we are supporting their local initiative to remove invasive species from the park.</p> <p><i>Ann Green, BLPA</i></p> <p>The Stantec staff are actually ponying into a weed buster. It’s an invasive species removal day and they are removing some of the, black, today specifically blackberry and ivy. I can't stress volunteerism enough. Because the reality is society through taxes and that would never be able to support a park like this and keep it as natural as it is.</p> <p><i>Sandra Webster</i></p> <p>Burnaby Lake in itself is a great ecosystem and by helping that ecosystem grow, by removing the invasives that are preventing it from growing, that helps us to make sure the park is still here in the natural form that it should be, in order for everybody to enjoy including myself, my kids, my family for time to come.</p> <p><i>Kim Rees</i></p> <p>I think just allowing us to get out of the office and take it out into the community alone and encouraging us to do so, shows that they, they care about the community and they care about us, and what we do.</p>

Metro Vancouver cooks, cleans, repairs...

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<p><b>Voiceover</b>- Kevin Wilson, Director, Energy Resources- Vancouver, British Columbia</p> <p>“Stantec across the company has about 15,000 employees, and today, about 7,300 of us are out across all of Canada the United&nbsp; States and elsewhere are finding some way to provide a volunteer service in the community.”</p> <p><b>Voiceover</b>- Drew Ferrari, Associate, BC Marketing Team &amp; Community Development- Vancouver, British Columbia</p> <p>“We have volunteers working, not only in the Shoreline Cleanup today, but also in various other activities, including the Vancouver Food Bank, we’ve got folks at the St. Paul’s Hospital Foundation Lights of Hope, we’ve got people working at the YMCA, the First Baptist Church preparing and serving meals to the homeless.”</p> <p><b>Voiceover</b>- Brad Steyn, Shelter Program Director, First Baptist Church- Vancouver, British Columbia</p> <p>“I’m very grateful that Stantec are putting some time and efforts and resources into making an effort in their local community”</p> <p><b>Voiceover</b>- Sam Ambrosio, Senior Principal, Project Management- Vancouver, British Columbia</p> <p>“Today, we’re making mac and cheese, we’re making chili, we’re making roast chicken, potatoes, a Greek salad for the vegetarians, and non-medicinal brownies for dessert.”</p> <p><b>Voiceover</b>- Jeffrey Green, Vice-President, Environmental Services- Vancouver, British Columbia</p> <p>“Typically we’re providing services to the community, but today, we’re actually working in the community doing volunteer work for various community ventures. Well, we have people behind us that are cleaning the sandbox, and pulling up tree roots, trying to get it fresh for the kids. Washing windows, cleaning up the general grounds”</p> <p><b>Voiceover</b>- Harvey Balback, Senior Electrical CAD Technician- Vancouver, British Columbia</p> <p>“Basically getting involved, helping out where the need arises. Yeah, just getting out there.”</p> <p><b>Voiceover</b>- Kimberley Pender, Early Years Program manager, YMCA- Vancouver, British Columbia</p> <p>“It’s nice to see when they can come out of their offices or their building and their day-to-day job and give back to the community that might not be able to have the resources, nor the time, to do some of the work that needs to get done.”</p> <p><b>Voiceover</b>- Karen Munro, Senior Aquatic Scientist- Burnaby, British Columbia</p> <p>&nbsp;“We’ve been putting together packages of accessories that were donated to the Dress for Success.”</p> <p><b>Voiceover</b>- Amanda Louie, Human Resources Coordinator- Vancouver, British Columbia</p> <p>“We’ve been wrapping together notebooks, congratulations, thank you cards for people that had found employment opportunities.”</p> <p><b>Voiceover</b>-Christina Florencio, Marketing and Sponsorship Coordinator, Dress for Success- Vancouver, British Columbia</p> <p>“We’re a small staff of 6 people, helping over 2000 women every year, so as you can imagine, it’s a slim staff, we really depend every single day on volunteers coming in to help us.”</p> <p><b>Voiceover</b>-Douglas Hamming, Senior Principal, Architect- Vancouver, British Columbia</p> <p>“Every year, we help St. Paul’s put up a lights display that is a significant part of their fundraising campaign. The first year, they raised $83,000, and last year, we raised $2.4 million.”</p> <p><b>Voiceover</b>-Jaimie Taylor, IT Services- Vancouver, British Columbia</p> <p>“Today, we’re just preparing some trees and lights to get the installation set up.”</p> <p><b>Voiceover</b>-Jaime Hurd, Logistics Coordinator, Lights of Hope Campaign- Vancouver, British Columbia</p> <p>“The Lights of Hope Display is entirely built by volunteers, so it’s essential to the display of it. I have volunteers come in and Stantec has been a big help over the last two years.”</p> <p><b>Voiceover</b>- Drew Ferrari, Associate, BC Marketing Team &amp; Community Development- Vancouver, British Columbia</p> <p>“Stantec in the Community Day means a lot to me because this is a community that I not only work in, but I live here.”</p> <p><b>Voiceover</b>- Graham Twyford-Miles, Sustainable Development Consultant- Vancouver, British Columbia</p> <p>&nbsp;“There’s a team-building element to it, at a very basic human level. You go out with your peers and they are not necessarily the people that you work with on a daily basis, they are people a couple of floors up from you, or in another centre, another department.”</p> <p><b>Voiceover</b>- Emily Dunlop, Discipline Leader, Landscape Architecture- Vancouver, British Columbia</p> <p>“It’s really important to work for a company that gives back to the community, not just through paychecks and money, but through actual fieldwork. Being on the ground and giving our help, ‘cause sometimes, that’s really all that’s needed is just some extra hands.”</p> <p><b>Voiceover</b>- Drew Ferrari, Associate, BC Marketing Team &amp; Community Development- Vancouver, British Columbia</p> <p>“And this is a great way to be in touch with the community that we are designing for, we’re in fact<i>&nbsp;part</i>&nbsp;of the community that we’re designing for, so it’s a great fit for us.”</p> <p><b>Voiceover</b>- Karen Munro, Senior Aquatic Scientist- Burnaby, British Columbia</p> <p>“It’s what people need. It’s just people connecting to people.”</p>

Alberta North sweeps the region

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<p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Speaker 1:&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; [Stantec 00:00:03] in the community days, were, as a company, across North America and the world and our offices, our staff get out and take part in activities in the community.</p> <p>Speaker 2:&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; I helped in the kitchen. I organized the freezer. We did some window cleaning and we ended with a very good gathering in Amber's place, which is we shared out story, and our experience.</p> <p>Speaker 3:&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; One of the things I love about Stantec is that we get to do this, we get to interact with community members. Most of my adult life, I have volunteered with youth groups, and I love the value that Stantec allows me the privilege to be able to go back out, and to work with youth and kids, and have an impact on a little person's life. It's amazing.</p> <p>Speaker 4:&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; They're giving us some of their time and their energy, but they're also learning about us and becoming our ambassadors to tell everyone else about how important it is to support youth in our community.</p> <p>Speaker 5:&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; We're really excited to be a part of YESS: Youth Empowerment and Support Services, which is an organization that helps youth that are in need here in the city of Edmonton. It was a great partner to team up with today, and along with our client, [inaudible 00:01:16] Developments, who are also very connected to YESS and supporting them.</p> <p>Speaker 6:&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Today we have some folks who are working in the kitchen. They're going to help prepare lunch for some of the kids here. There's a few of us down here in the basement who are sorting goods that have been donated for the kids to use in the future.</p> <p>Speaker 7:&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; It's a day for everyone to give back to the community, and to give back for everybody out there that needs help and needs support.</p> <p>Speaker 8:&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; When people come in, and they're in the place of chronic addictions, once we've found that they have a safe place to live, and really good food, and people that actually care about them, they start [00:02:00] to think about what they really want to do.</p> <p>Speaker 9:&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; We did a reading rally here today. At the reading rally, the Stantec volunteers were paired up with two little children. They read some great picture books aloud to them. Then we all gathered together in the music room, and the teachers put on a reader's theater skit, and we had Yukon Jack, The Bear radio personality, reading some books as well.</p> <p>Speaker 10:&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; That brings in the community. We will talk about, in the school, what Stantec is, who they are, what they do. We always tell the kids about what do these people do. They came in there in red shirts, and it's called Stantec. What is that? What kind of opportunities could you have with them?</p> <p>Speaker 11:&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; I'm a big believer that if our communities are thriving, successful, then Stantec is going to be thriving, successful. You can't un-wed those things.</p> <p>Speaker 12:&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; It's not about just driven to achieve in our projects, but helping organizations that do so much in this community. We want to help them achieve as well.</p>

Spreading mulch and joy

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<p>“So our mission is to create community through people, parks, and programs and it benefits everyone in our community I think, and who utilize our parks and programs. Today Stantec volunteers are working at four of our parks. We’re currently at a community park, they’re also going to be a Jaycee Park, Merchants Park, and Tot Lot Park. They are filling in ruts with dirt, they are going to be spreading out mulch, they are cleaning our playground equipment, they are picking up limbs, and they are going to be doing a lot of weeding at Merchant’s which is really hard work, and they are really beautifying our parks.”</p> <p>-&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Theresa McArleton, Interim Director of Parks &amp; Recreation, City of Berkley</p> <p>Stantec is all about designing with communities in mind, and we are all about giving back to our communities. So today we are working with the City of Berkley Parks and Recreation so that we can help improve the Community Park where we live, work, and play. It’s important to Stantec that we give back to our community, beyond just being a very successful business.</p> <p>-&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Margie Simmons, Business Leader, Buildings and Sector Leader for Education – Berkley, MI</p> <p>Stantec has been a member of the Berkley community for well over decade now and myself, I have been a member of the Berkley community for 21 years. I live here, I now work here, and we’re one of the largest employers in the area. So what better way to give back to the Berkley community than holding our Community Day right here in the city in which we live and work, and many of us play.</p> <p>-&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Mike Baker, Project Director – Berkley, MI</p>

Red Deer feeds the need

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<p><b>(Fred Scaife, Executive Director, Red Deer &amp; District Food Bank):</b></p> <p><b>(0:08 – 0:45):</b>&nbsp;Stantec’s participation with us, it means the world to us because it shows that the community cares about what we do.&nbsp; To have a company like Stantec, step in and say, “Hey listen, we want to do this thing every year&nbsp; for you guys,” it’s tremendous, because it’s those things that are consistent.&nbsp; And year after year, that year after year support from Stantec gives us…it energizes us.&nbsp; And that BBQ we have on that day – I mean it’s such a great event.&nbsp; There are hundreds of people there and it’s just an energizing event for all those who are participating and all the staff here and our volunteers.&nbsp; We love it.</p> <p><b>Russ Wlad (Senior VP, Canada Mountain)</b></p> <p><b>(0:46 – 0:59):</b>&nbsp;The food bank is a very vital part of the Central Alberta, in helping needy families.&nbsp; This year alone, already in the first six months, they have helped out over 1,200 families. That’s up about 50% from previous years.</p> <p><b>(Fred Scaife, Executive Director, Red Deer &amp; District Food Bank):</b></p> <p>(1:00 – 1:18 ): There’s been so many changes. One of the biggest things I have noticed is the quantity and the quality of the food that we put out, we focused on nutrition, when it comes to families with children.&nbsp; And that’s some of the biggest changes that we’ve seen is the quantity and the quality is just night and day, compared to what it was 18 years ago.</p> <p><b>(Paul Budy, Volunteer, Red Deer &amp; District Food Bank):</b></p> <p><b>(1:18 – 1:32):</b>&nbsp;Because I’m retired, I look for things to do, and my time that I serve here is very rewarding.&nbsp; And I get to meet a lot of volunteers and a lot of clients.</p> <p><b>(Fred Scaife, Executive Director, Red Deer &amp; District Food Bank):</b></p> <p><b>(1:32 – 1:58</b>): Well, I decided to come to the food bank because I’ve always helped out in the community.&nbsp; My family and myself - we volunteered at the soup kitchen and things like that, and I was volunteering at the soup kitchen at the time. And I saw the ad in the paper like the last day it was available. I applied and got the job, and I think the reason I’m still here is that I love the job, every morning.&nbsp; I mean, who wouldn’t want to be paid to play Robin Hood everyday here in the community.</p> <p><b>(Shannon Van Parys, Executive Assistant, Alberta Central &amp; Territories):</b></p> <p><b>(1:58 -2:08 ):&nbsp;</b>Here at Stantec, we are so involved in our communities.&nbsp; And sometimes when we take a look around at the places that we live, we see that there are people who need some help.</p> <p><b>(Paul Budy, Volunteer, Red Deer &amp; District Food Bank):</b></p> <p><b>(2:08 – 2:15):</b>&nbsp;I was floored by the amount of food that Stantec managed to drop off. It’s just heartwarming.</p>

Celebrating Creativity / Célébrer la créativité

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<p><b>La créativité au cœur de notre engagement envers notre communauté et nos clients<br> <br> </b></p> <p><b>[Isabelle Jodoin, VP Principale – Québec | Montréal, QC]</b></p> <p>00&nbsp;:00&nbsp;:14</p> <p>Stantec dans la communauté c’est une façon concrète de vivre les valeurs d’entreprise.</p> <p><b>[François Rousseau, Ingénieur, Transports | Montréal, QC]</b></p> <p>00&nbsp;:00&nbsp;:24</p> <p>Aujourd’hui, c’est un petit projet. On parle de pas grand-chose,</p> <p>00&nbsp;:00&nbsp;:27</p> <p>mais le but c’est de rendre ça très grand. Pis, qui sait plus tard, on pourrait avoir</p> <p>00&nbsp;:00&nbsp;:31</p> <p>des parcs ou des jardins communautaires et le but c’est vraiment de donner cet</p> <p>00&nbsp;:00&nbsp;:36</p> <p>espace-là aux citoyens.</p> <p>00&nbsp;:00&nbsp;:39</p> <p>C’est très intéressant de savoir que dans le projet, il y a beaucoup,</p> <p>00&nbsp;:00&nbsp;:42</p> <p>en plus des employés de Stantec. &nbsp;Il y a beaucoup de professionnels, d’artistes et aussi</p> <p>00&nbsp;:00&nbsp;:46</p> <p>de jeunes bénévoles parce qu’on est associé avec des maisons de jeunes qui viennent s’impliquer dans le projet.</p> <p><b>[Serge Perras, Directeur, Projets majeurs – Transports | Montréal, QC]</b></p> <p>00&nbsp;:00&nbsp;:51</p> <p>C’est des projets qui vont s’auto-alimentés</p> <p>00&nbsp;:00&nbsp;:55</p> <p>pour générer de nouvelles idées, c’est générer l’innovation.</p> <p>00&nbsp;:00&nbsp;:58</p> <p>Même dans notre quotidien quand on</p> <p>01&nbsp;:00&nbsp;:00</p> <p>se retrouve à faire beaucoup avec peu. C’est là qu’on devient créatifs.</p> <p>01&nbsp;:04&nbsp;:00</p> <p>comment est-ce qu’on peut créer tout de suite avec peu, &nbsp;peu &nbsp;de temps, peu &nbsp;de moyens</p> <p>01&nbsp;:09&nbsp;:00</p> <p>et pour que ça soit vraiment utile à la communauté.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><b>[Isabelle Jodoin, VP Principale – Québec | Montréal, QC]</b></p> <p>01&nbsp;:12&nbsp;:00</p> <p>À voir la mobilisation,</p> <p>01&nbsp;:13&nbsp;:00</p> <p>l’énergie que les gens ont mis dans cette journée.</p> <p>01&nbsp;:16&nbsp;:00</p> <p>C’est là qu’on peut vraiment constater qu’ensemble, on peut faire une différence</p> <p><b>[François Rousseau, Ingénieur, Transports | Montréal, QC]</b></p> <p>01&nbsp;:20&nbsp;:00</p> <p>On veut rendre ça vert. On veut rendre ça beau. On veut des pistes cyclables. On veut des parcs.</p> <p>01&nbsp;:25&nbsp;:00</p> <p>On veut des jardins communautaires. On a plein d’idées encore.</p> <p><b>Creativity at the heart of our commitment to our community and our clients<br> (This is how we creatively design when we design with community in mind)</b></p> <p><b>[Isabelle Jodoin, Senior VP – Quebec | Montreal, QC]</b></p> <p>00 :00 :14</p> <p>Stantec in the Community is a concrete way of living our company’s values.</p> <p><b>[François Rousseau, Engineer, Transportation | Montreal, QC]</b></p> <p>00 :00 :24</p> <p>Today, it’s a small project. It might not be much now,</p> <p>00 :00 :27</p> <p>but the goal is to make it very big. Then, later on, we could end up with</p> <p>00 :00 :32</p> <p>parks or community gardens, with the goal truly being to give those</p> <p>00 :00 :37</p> <p>spaces back to the people.</p> <p>00:00:39</p> <p>It’s very interesting to learn during the project that there are many</p> <p>00 :00 :42</p> <p>others involved beyond Stantec’s employees. There are lots of professionals, artists, and</p> <p>00 :00 :46</p> <p>younger volunteers, thanks to our association with youth centres that come to participate in the project.</p> <p><b>[Serge Perras, Manager, Major Projects – Transportation | Montreal, QC]</b></p> <p>00 :00 :52</p> <p>These are projects that will become self-sustaining.</p> <p>00 :00 :56</p> <p>Generating new ideas means innovating.</p> <p>00 :00 :57</p> <p>Even in our everyday lives, when we&nbsp;</p> <p>00 :00 :59</p> <p>need to accomplish a lot with very little, that’s when our creativity kicks in.</p> <p>01 :04 :00</p> <p>How can we create on the spot with very little in terms of time or means</p> <p>01 :09 :00</p> <p>and make it truly useful for the community.</p> <p><b>[Isabelle Jodoin, Senior VP – Quebec | Montreal, QC]</b></p> <p>01 :12 :00</p> <p>Being able to mobilize,</p> <p>01 :13 :00</p> <p>and the energy that our people have invested in this day.</p> <p>01 :17 :00</p> <p>That’s when we really see that together, we can make a difference.</p> <p><b>[François Rousseau, Engineer, Transportation | Montreal, QC]</b></p> <p>01 :20 :00</p> <p>We want to make it make green. We want to make it beautiful. We want bike paths and parks. We want</p> <p>01 :25 :00</p> <p>community gardens. We have many more ideas still.</p>

Beautifying Urban Spaces / Embellir l’espace urbain

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<p><b>Our involvement in Stantec in the Community Day</b></p> <p><b>(P</b><b>art of our greater commitment to the communities in which we live)</b><b></b></p> <p><br> <b>[Isabelle Jodoin, Senior VP – Quebec| Montreal, QC]</b></p> <p>00 :00 :26</p> <p>Stantec in the Community is Stantec employees’ annual day of volunteering.</p> <p>For us here in Quebec, it’s a unique</p> <p>00 :00 :32</p> <p>opportunity to show our commitment to investing in our community.</p> <p><br> <b>[Serge Perras, Manager, Major Projects – Transportation | Montreal, QC]</b></p> <p>00 :00 :49</p> <p>Today we’re standing near Highway 40,</p> <p>00 :00 :51</p> <p>the Metropolitan, in Montreal. This is the Parallèle 40 project,</p> <p>00 :00 :55</p> <p>an activity we’re participating in here as part of Stantec</p> <p>01 :00 :00</p> <p>in the Community Day. It’s one of 15 sites across Quebec.</p> <p>01 :05 :00</p> <p>Nearly 450 Quebec employees chose to put their shoulders to the wheel today</p> <p>01 :09 :00</p> <p>and let their imagination run free.</p> <p><b>[François Rousseau, Engineer, Transportation | Montreal, QC]</b></p> <p>01 :13 :00</p> <p>The Parallèle 40 project is the brainchild of young professionals,</p> <p>01 :16 :00</p> <p>who decided that the occupied space below Highway 40 should be given back to the local population.</p> <p>01 :22 :00</p> <p>It’s a space that is currently not very welcoming, especially for pedestrians.</p> <p>01 :27 :00</p> <p>So the goal of today’s activity organized by Stantec is to</p> <p>01 :31 :00</p> <p>install benches and flower boxes, do some digging and planting, and help</p> <p>01 :37 :00</p> <p>make it bloom under Highway 40, in an effort to offer a glimmer of light</p> <p>01 :41 :00</p> <p>and attract people to that space.</p> <p><b>[André Rainville, President, Assoc. of Consulting Eng. Companies – QC]</b></p> <p>01 :46 :00</p> <p>Parallèle 40 is truly a community project,</p> <p>01 :50 :00</p> <p>which has also led to</p> <p>01 :52 :00</p> <p>the contribution by area residents—artists, youth, municipal boroughs—and now has&nbsp;</p> <p><br> 01 :57 :00</p> <p>Stantec’s involvement on top of that.</p> <p>02 :02 :00</p> <p>So we are extremely proud of their contribution.&nbsp;</p> <p><br> <b>[Isabelle Jodoin, VP Principale – Québec | Montréal, QC]</b></p> <p>00&nbsp;:00&nbsp;:26</p> <p>Stantec dans la communauté, c’est la journée annuelle de bénévolat des employés de Stantec.</p> <p>00&nbsp;:00&nbsp;:31</p> <p>Pour nous au Québec, c’est une occasion</p> <p>00&nbsp;:00&nbsp;:32</p> <p>unique de démontrer notre engagement de s’investir dans notre communauté.</p> <p><b>[Serge Perras, Directeur, Projets majeurs – Transports | Montréal, QC]</b></p> <p>00&nbsp;:00&nbsp;:49</p> <p>Aujourd’hui, on se trouve au niveau de l’autoroute 40,</p> <p>00&nbsp;:00&nbsp;:52</p> <p>l’autoroute métropolitaine. C’est le projet parallèle 40,</p> <p>00&nbsp;:00&nbsp;:55</p> <p>dans lequel on se trouve ici participer à l’activité de Stantec</p> <p>01&nbsp;:00&nbsp;:00</p> <p>dans la communauté. C’est un des 15 endroits qu’on retrouve à travers le Québec.</p> <p>01&nbsp;:05&nbsp;:00</p> <p>On a tout près de 450 employés au Québec qui aujourd’hui ont décidé de mettre l’épaule à la roue,</p> <p>01&nbsp;:09&nbsp;:00</p> <p>laisser leur imagination aller.</p> <p><b>[François Rousseau, Ingénieur, Transports | Montréal, QC]</b></p> <p>01&nbsp;:13&nbsp;:00</p> <p>Parallèle 40, c’est un projet qui est issu de jeunes professionnels</p> <p>01&nbsp;:16&nbsp;:00</p> <p>qui ont décidé de redonner à la population et aux citoyens l’espace qui est occupé en dessous de l’autoroute 40.</p> <p>01&nbsp;:21&nbsp;:00</p> <p>On parle d’un espace présentement qui n’est pas très accueillant surtout pour les piétons.</p> <p>01&nbsp;:27&nbsp;:00</p> <p>Donc, le but d’une activité comme aujourd’hui que Stantec a organisé c’est</p> <p>01&nbsp;:31&nbsp;:00</p> <p>de venir installer des bancs, des bacs et aussi de faire du terrassement et de mettre la</p> <p>01&nbsp;:36&nbsp;:00</p> <p>floraison sous l’autoroute 40 pour essayer de donner une espèce d’étincelle,</p> <p>01&nbsp;:42&nbsp;:00</p> <p>qui va venir intéresser les citoyens.</p> <p><b>[André Rainville, PDG Association des firmes de génie-conseil – Québec (AFG)]</b></p> <p>01&nbsp;:46&nbsp;:00</p> <p>Parallèle 40, un projet véritablement communautaire</p> <p>01&nbsp;:50&nbsp;:00</p> <p>qui a amené également</p> <p>01&nbsp;:52&nbsp;:00</p> <p>la contribution des gens du milieu&nbsp;: les artistes, les jeunes, les arrondissements et qui, maintenant,</p> <p>01&nbsp;:58&nbsp;:00</p> <p>voit la contribution de Stantec &nbsp;s’ajouter à tout cela.</p> <p>02&nbsp;:01&nbsp;:00</p> <p><b></b>Alors on est extrêmement fier de leur contribution. Et la contribution de Stantec ici qui vient renforcer l’effort de ce forum.</p>

A day at the Arc

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<p><b>Ronnie Haskins</b>: stantec stantec stantec. so they’re coming here to see what we do. I want you guys to do a good job , show them everything that you know.</p> <p><b>Robert Malone</b>: This is about being connected, this is about community is what it’s about, so we’re excited Stantec’s here with us today… and you guys were amazing today. So thank you for being here and hope to do more with you in the future. Appreciate it.</p> <p>Part of what our goal is is to make sure that we don’t isolate people, that we keep folks connected. This gives us a great opportunity to get to learn, to understand, to connect.</p> <p><b>Ronnie</b>: anybody that’s a specialty grill master, help yourself with the grills.</p> <p><b>Mike Retton</b>: We really do like to be part of our community, and thank you all again, thank you Rob for allowing us to share the day with you all.</p> <p><b>Jocelyn Butler</b>: so I just wanted to say thank you again for having us, you guys are amazing, it was really nice to spend time with you, and I hope we get to do this again. And I hope you guys enjoyed this as well.</p> <p><b>Robert Malone:</b>&nbsp;We are sincerely grateful, it’s been a fun day so I’m not going to say much but just thank you.</p>

Our impact in Calgary

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<p>Chrysalis:</p> <p>Erin Bradley: Community Day means more to me than just the day that we are here. I think it is something that we all need to carry with us every day. We have already gone to a field trip to Community Natural Foods, to learn about healthy snacks. We learned all about fruits and vegetables and healthy seeds. Now we are working on an art project and later we will be making a snack. I’ve already had a chance to see what a great place this is and how important it is for the people who come here every day.</p> <p>Grow Calgary:</p> <p>Paul Hughes: Grow Calgary is a community farm and we do want to grow a lot of food because all of the food goes to the food bank.</p> <p>Julie Bunker: We have volunteers taking Canadian Thistle out of a field. We also have some people who are helping build green houses and winterize the farm.</p> <p>Paul Hughes: We have this dream at Grow Calgary and that is to grow as much food as possible for the food bank but we can’t do that without the volunteers.</p> <p>Julie Bunker: It’s that ice breaker so once you go out and do it you realize how easy it is to help in your community and it’s so great to be out there and do it and once you have done it once, it is easy to go back.</p> <p>Inn from the Cold:</p> <p>Nicolle Dinunzio: Inn from the Cold’s mission is to provide shelter, sanctuary and healing and to help homeless families and children achieve independence.</p> <p>Justin Saly: Community Day is a way for us to interact and give back in a different way and really connect and do something different that we can for the community. We are helping out by preparing material for the gala event so we have a variety of material that we are putting together to assist in their efforts for fundraising. The impact of this event, on one day, bringing all of Stantec together nationwide, it really affect the impact that we can make as an organization because it is very rewarding to us and it demonstrates what we give back to the community.</p> <p>Community Day Poppy Plaza Party:</p> <p>Russ Wlad: We had over 500 people in the community in Alberta South participating in Calgary today in Community Day.</p> <p>Arliss Szysky: We are here to serve the communities that we work for, the people that we work for, and really believe in the employees that are out of Stantec.</p> <p>Russ Wlad: A lot of our employees are involved in the community throughout the year and this is another opportunity for them to get engaged and to really understand and to feel the pride and the passion that comes with helping out in the community.&nbsp;</p>

Cleaning Up Boston’s Franklin Park

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<p>Chris Cook: My name’s Chris Cook and I’m the Boston Parks Commissioner. We’re just incredibly, incredibly grateful that you’re out here today, and to see this army of Stantec red shirts in front of me, I feel like we’re in really good hands for the rest of the afternoon.</p> <p>Boston Parks has 2200 acres of property. A third of our formal parkland is actually the park that we’re in right now, Franklin Park. It’s almost 500 acres of property. To have an organization like Stantec, who not only helps us deign our parks on a routine basis but then to also volunteer to help us take care of these parks, it’s just a great collaboration.</p> <p>Ron Headrick: We’ve been working at Boston Parks for over a decade and this is our first foray into a major historic park for them. Franklin Park is considered the jewel of the Emerald Necklace as it was designed by Frederick Law Olmsted.</p> <p>Chris Cook: It’s a treasured resource for the city. We’re very, very lucky to have it but it requires an enormous amount of work and that’s why we’re grateful for volunteers to help us out.</p> <p>Erin Garnaas-Holmes: It’s important for any company to be out doing work in the community but especially Stantec who’s – our day-to-day job is building these parks in our community, for people to see us out doing the work of picking them up and maintaining them after their built.</p> <p>Ben Stracco: We definitely have the resources. We definitely have the man power – and woman power. So it’s just a good idea to give back. Right now I’m just raking. There’s a bunch of different people doing all different things.</p> <p>Tom Urtz: I used to live just a mile or so from here so it’s nice to see an area that I used to live near get cleaned up a little bit. It’s nice to help out.</p> <p>Jim Summers: it’s important for the kids around here at the park to see that people care about what the place looks like.</p> <p>Erin Garnaas-Holmes: I saw a couple people walk by from the neighborhood thanking volunteers for the work they were doing.</p> <p>Sharon Steinberg: We’re of the community, we’re constantly doing projects in the Boston area, and it’s just important to be involved and set a good example.</p> <p>Steve Basque: &nbsp;This is definitely one of the ways that the community can see what we’re doing for the City of Boston and other places around it.</p> <p>Erin: Thank you everybody again for all your hard, sweaty work! Let’s give ourselves a round of applause.</p> <p>To see two of these different Boston offices outside on a beautiful day, working together, felt really fantastic, and there was a lot of camaraderie that you don’t always get when everyone is hunkering down at their desks doing their jobs. So this was a fun as well as worthwhile community event.</p>

Ingredients for a better community

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<p><b>Voiceover</b>- Sam Ambrosio, Senior Principal, Project Management - Vancouver, British Columbia</p> <p>“Well, this all started about two years ago, our very first ‘Stantec in the Community Day’.&nbsp; I was with a group that was assigned to the YMCA on Burrard.&nbsp; We showed up and were escorted next door and told that we were going to be preparing a meal for some of Vancouver’s homeless and we had a great time!&nbsp; So, I thought, Why wait another year to do this?”</p> <p><b>Voiceover</b>- Bard Steyn, Shelter Program Director, First Baptist Church - Vancouver, British Columbia</p> <p>“He came to me afterwards and completing their shift and asked me if he could bring a Stantec group once a month to come and cook at our shelter and I said ‘Sure!’ Do you want to come once a month and cook, come on by, and he’s been doing it for the past two years.”</p> <p><b>Voiceover</b>- Sam Ambrosio, Senior Principal, Project Management - Vancouver, British Columbia</p> <p>“The A-team is here! Oh my God, everybody is here!&nbsp; Welcome. How are you doing guys?”</p> <p>&nbsp;<b>Voiceover</b>- Kathryn Carlsen, Volunteer - Vancouver, British Columbia</p> <p>“The very first time I peeled potatoes here, there were two giant bags.&nbsp; I got through the bag and Sam said that there were two more and I just laughed and said ‘Yeah, very funny’.&nbsp; Except for he wasn’t joking.”</p> <p><b>Voiceover</b>- Sam Ambrosio, Senior Principal, Project Management - Vancouver, British Columbia</p> <p>&nbsp;“You know, there’s kind of two things. I think it makes you feel good, right, that you are helping people that aren’t as fortunate as you are, right.&nbsp; Yeah, it would be easy to write a check, but this involves a little bit of effort and it just makes me feel good. It makes me feel like I am giving back and we have fun, right?”</p> <p><b>Voiceover</b>- Sally-Ann Lee – Sam’s Fiancee and Volunteer - Vancouver, British Columbia</p> <p>“I have chosen to be here as a volunteer as well, because I really support this endeavor that he’s found such passion for and I get to spend time with him and meet some of the people that he works with and I just feel like I’m part of the Stantec family.”</p>

Making it Better for Rescued Wildlife in British Columbia

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<p><i>Daniel Coote</i></p> <p>My daughter is a huge fan of animals, whether domestic or wild, and so I thought you know this is something where he can see her dad taking part in something that's going to be benefiting animals that will get them rehabilitated and back where they belong.</p> <p><i>Linda Bakker, WRA</i></p> <p>The Wildlife Rescue is mainly a wildlife hospital taking in injured wildlife from all over the Lower Mainland and beyond actually. It's always great to have a group here for a number of hours, so we could get some big projects out of the way. This year it will be a lot of gardening-slash- maintenance. It takes a lot of work off of our hands, and it's just a great, great sense of accomplishment to get that done in one afternoon. And it's great to have that support from, from a company like Stantec.</p> <p><i>Darren Bryson</i></p> <p>This is our third annual Community Day event that Stantec's been hosting and we've had a lot of success and a lot of positive feedback and what it's meant to the community and our partners that we team up with. And for sure for staff, they all feel really excited to participate in something that they feel passionate about.</p> <p><i>Daniel Coote</i></p> <p>When I take a look at um community mindedness and being a good corporate citizen, that's not just the catchphrase of the day, but it's something where Stantec is putting their money where their mouth is. And I feel pretty privileged to be a part of an organization that can actually do that; not just the words but the actions. And getting out here and making a contribution that I feel good about at the end of the day and that has actually helped another organization really does build communities, in my mind.</p>

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