Skip to main content
skip to content Français Search
Start of main content

Stantec in the Community Day 2016

Teamwork made the dream work

From the Americas to Australia, and Canada to China, it was easy to see Stantec’s impact around the world during Stantec in the Community Week. 5,000 employees worldwide donned Stantec Together t-shirts as they donated their time, energy, and expertise to over 400 community organizations throughout the week of September 18–22, 2017. From building a bamboo maze at a Cincinnati, Ohio nature center, to sharing the joy of art and architecture in a London, England hospital, to delivering care packages to labor workers in Abu Dhabi, and teaching Vancouver, British Columbia students about gardening, Stantec employees contributed in a meaningful way to their local communities.

Stantec: Impacting our World

Employees from across the globe show how they supported their communities during Stantec in the Community Week 2017

Transcript of the video follows
skip transcript
<p>Speaker 1:&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Live from New York ...</p> <p>Group:&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; It's [inaudible 00:00:12]!</p> <p>Speaker 3:&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Here at the food bank today. It was awesome. Elbow throwing, people running everywhere, food getting sorted.</p> <p>Speaker 4:&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Across Calgary, I think we've got nearly 100 people picking up litter in their local office areas.</p> <p>Speaker 5:&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; I wanted to come down here and clean up this park. I drive by here every day on my way home from work and see these kids playing out here, thought it'd be good to come clean it up, give everyone a nice, safe, clean place to play.</p> <p>Speaker 6:&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; I'm here with Stantec, the transportation department. We're here with the Adopt-A-Highway program, here at the Harrisburg Road picking up trash and helping out the community.</p> <p>Speaker 7:&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; It means a chance for us to go out into organizations that we partner with all here in our community engagement program and see firsthand the impact we're having and understand better how we can work together to enhance that partnership for the future.</p> <p>Speaker 8:&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; It just feels good giving back to the community.</p> <p>Speaker 9:&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; It's nice to be able to get out in our community and make an impact on the nature, just right here locally.</p>

Chasity has a rescue Pitbull mix named Lexi who has inspired her to give back to local animal shelters throughout the year

Transcript of the video follows
skip transcript
<p>Caption: “On Stantec in the Community Day 2016, thousands of employees volunteered in their communities.” “This is Chasity Simon’s story.”</p> <p>Chasity Simon: “I’m volunteering at Cochrane Humane Society for Community Day.”</p> <p>“I chose the Cochrane Humane Society because of my passion for animals, specifically for dogs. I wanted to be team captain because I figure that it aligns well with what I do outside of work.”</p> <p>“I have been volunteering with animals for just over five years but specifically I have been sitting on the board for Underdogs rescue for just over two. They are a bully breed rescue and we bring in mostly pitbulls but we also bring in other dogs, as well.”</p> <p>“This is Lexi. The only thing we know about her is that she was just found running around in Brooks. They finally caught her and took her to the shelter.”</p> <p>“I am not really sure why people are so scared of them, but as you can see she’s not very dangerous, she’s very goofy.”</p> <p>“She has taught me that she is just like any other dog and she came from a rough past but she now has a very loving home. So once we adopted her and she fit into our home so perfect we wanted to help other dogs like her.”</p> <p>“Today, I have really enjoyed walking the dogs and they don’t get to go out a lot of the time ad so it’s nice that we are able to take them out. They have 17 dogs here right now and all of them will get to have two or three walks todays which is great.”</p>

Artist Clayton was the perfect person to paint the children’s playroom mural at the YWCA Sherriff King Home, a place close to his heart

Transcript of the video follows
skip transcript
<p>Text slide: “On Stantec in the Community Day 2016, thousands of employees volunteered in their communities. This is Clayton Dunford’s story.”</p> <p>Clayton Dunford: “Today we are at YWCA Sherriff King Home and it is a facility for women and children to escape abusive situations and today what we are doing is creating an awesome mural for the children’s playroom.”&nbsp;</p> <p>“I know people personally who have come here so when I was asked to be captain for this event, I jumped all over it.”</p> <p>“A lot of the women and children who come here either can’t leave due to security reasons or have never seen a prairie or a mountain or something so it was really important for us to bring the outside in. Calgary has such a great community and that are so many different areas to it so to bring it inside in such a bright fashion was really important to them and especially for kids who just need a bright and cheery place to be.”</p> <p>“The space itself is in a basement there is no windows so the lighting is poor so they wanted to bring nice vibrant colours into the space.”</p> <p>“It’s going to go to prairie, then up to the foothills here, then to the mountains and then it is going to transition to a brick wall that the kids actually get to paint on.”</p> <p>“I work in planning landscape architecture so it was kind of a natural fit that we bring the outside in.”</p> <p>“I don’t know what our society would be like if we didn’t have places like this and for them to ask Stantec, myself, and this group to come in and just add some cheer, for kids, mothers, anyone who uses this facility, that is who this is about.”</p> <p>“The team that I brought with me today are a great group of people and I work with most of them which is awesome and a lot of them that I don’t work with I know through different painting classes that I have had that I have taught at Stantec over lunch hour. These people are very passionate about what they do and they came here and we are having a lot of fun.”</p> <p>“Everybody who came out today, everyone who is out in the community today wearing these bright yellow shirts has stepped up.”</p> <p>“There is nothing better than providing safe happy environments for anybody and I would do this again in a heartbeat.”&nbsp;</p>

To Erin, making a difference means making a personal connection. This is her third year with Chrysalis and she has made an amazing friend

Transcript of the video follows
skip transcript
<p>Text Slide: “On Stantec in the Community 2016, thousands of employees volunteered in their communities. This is Erin Bradley’s story.”</p> <p>Erin: “Ladies first”</p> <p>Erin: “Hi, my name is Erin”</p> <p>Shelly: “Hi my name is Shelly Johnson”</p> <p>Erin: “Do you think we can work together today again?”</p> <p>Shelly: “I would love to work with you today again!”</p> <p>Both: “Partners!”</p> <p>Erin: “I think this is an opportunity to actually disconnect some of the day-to-day work we do and get focused on something that’s bigger than our jobs, our careers, our projects and I feel you get the most out of the day if you immerse yourself in the experience.”</p> <p>Erin: “Chrysalis reaches a segment of the society that need to have some stimulation and get involved in our community. I think that probably one of the most important things that Chrysalis does is get people out into the work force. They get a start here getting some of the skills that they need to be out working and then they partner with other industries to get people out working and being a real part of the community.”</p> <p>Erin: “I think making a personal connection, learning something about someone that you didn’t know before, learning about what other members of our community do either for their job or as a volunteer opportunity I think it’s enriching.”</p> <p>Erin: “Having done this two years in a row, I just know it’s going to be a good time and a great way to spend the day today.”</p> <p>Erin: “I managed to connect with Shelly that first year I was here so I was partnered with her making fruit cakes and we just had so much fun together. Shelly is an exuberant personality. She’s just an easy person to spend the day with and so when I saw her again the next year, we decided to work together for the day again. We sang songs and told jokes, she’s just a happy person.”</p> <p>Erin: “We started the day by making apple crisps so we did some measuring and mixing and we got to smell that bake as we moved on to our next activity which was a tour. After that we came in to the art room and made some art together that will be together put together into one big piece and then we got to eat that crisp which was the capper to the day.”</p> <p>Erin: “You have lots of great days here and I only get to come once a year.”</p> <p>Shelly: “Oh, you poor sweet thing!”</p> <p>Erin: “This is their world and they get to share with us some of the great things that they get to do here.”</p> <p>Erin: “This day helps me fulfill something that I would like to be able to do more regularly and gives me ideas about how I can get connected in other aspects of the community so I appreciate the opportunity to spend the day this way.”</p> <p>Shelly Sings * <i>I saved you a seat, for you my Erin! Because you’re my special lady and I like you with all my heart</i> *</p>

Learn how we helped change the face of homelessness, volunteering at Community First! Village in Austin, Texas

Transcript of the video follows
skip transcript
<p><b>Ed Travis</b></p> <p>One of the things I like to say when I talk to people about Community First! is, kind of, what it means.</p> <p>The idea is that one of the major causes of homelessness might be, stereotypically, something like, uh, drug use or mental illness or those kinds of things. That’s not necessarily always the case. It’s more so often that it’s a, uh, loss of family and a loss of community.</p> <p>Out here, you come out and you have a new home, uh, a place to call home, a place to live for the rest of your life if you’d like to stay here. But also we’re trying to restore community back into your life.</p> <p><b>Todd Janssen</b></p> <p>We’ve been involved in many years, uh, to assist Alan Graham and his team in preparing this community for the homeless. So, we’re here today, uh, with the combined Stantec Offices across Austin to serve this community in a variety of projects. So we have had two shifts, a morning and an afternoon shift, and uh, hopefully we’re making a big difference.</p> <p><b>Ed Travis</b></p> <p>So out in the Genesis Gardens area I know that you did some weeding. I know you took apart an old planter that we’re going to make space for to plant trees. Um, I know that there was some help in the Community Market with preparing the shelving and the signage for that. Anything we have out here, you guys helped with today!</p> <p><b>Todd Janssen</b></p> <p>&nbsp;I think that, uh, giving back is important to who we are as human beings, and it is to me personally.&nbsp; So anytime that we can marry up our work with, uh, serving in the community, I think you’ve got a homerun.&nbsp;</p>

Employees from Stantec’s Laurel, MD office grabbed scissors, rakes, garbage bags, and glue in support of Compass, Inc.

Transcript of the video follows
skip transcript
<p>on screen</p> <p>what does community day mean to you?</p> <p>giving, fulfilling, collaboration, joy, harmony</p> <p>I don't... I can't do anything</p> <p>dreamwork, compassion, just... community, sweaty, helpful, improvising, inclusiveness, helping, giving back, selflessness, community, helping, warm fuzzies, unity, harmonious, our presence, opportunities</p> <p>just one word, what does community day mean to you? one word, just throw it out there...</p> <p>I can't... you can't do that to me...</p> <p>teamwork</p> <p>it looks good, man, you look good</p> <p>I'm stressed out</p> <p>nah, you look good</p> <p>unity</p>

View A Project Near You

Find Stantec projects near you
End of main content To top