Community Engagement

Giving with our community in mind

We have a passion for creating strong and vibrant communities. Through donations, sponsorships, and volunteering, we connect with our communities and help strengthen them in meaningful ways. To do so, we focus on four pillars—arts, education, health and wellness, and environment.

We support community arts through engagement with museums, education programs, symphonies, community arts festivals, arts organisations, and arts funds and councils.

Using school and business partnerships, we help encourage elementary and secondary students to pursue higher education or training with an emphasis on skill training in sciences and technology.

We’re also proud to support healthcare initiatives in the communities where we operate. From preventative education and training to outreach programs and research, we invest in health initiatives that support both physical and mental health care.

One last pillar of our community engagement focuses on programs that promote sustainable development, environmental responsibility, energy efficiency, and air quality—along with those that address climate change.

Along with our four pillars, we also put our focus on equity and diversity partnerships, scholarships, Dollars for Doers, and Stantec in the Community (SITC) Week. We aim to make a difference in the places where we live and work.

Stantec is committed to investing in the communities where we live and work. By 2030, we aim to invest a further $30 million into community organisations around the globe, taking our total to $60 million since starting this initiative in 2007.

Stantec in the Community Week (SITC)

SITC Week is about bringing our hearts and hands together to make a difference by collectively volunteering in the communities we serve. It’s why we design with community in mind. During a worldwide week of community service across the Company, SITC events highlight the local initiatives we are passionate about and the causes we support. Sharing our Stantec spirit doesn’t just happen one week a year, it continues all year long. Our Company and our people invest in communities by donating time, expertise, and funds to many charities.

Dollars for Doers

We care about the people that work for us. We want them to thrive not only at work but also in their communities—that’s why we started our Dollars for Doers program. We encourage every employee that works with us to take part in initiatives that improve the world around them, so much so that we’ve committed to donating $500 to any charity for 25 hours volunteered to it.

Equity & Diversity Scholarship

We recognise the value of diverse ideas within our communities and are committed to providing a platform to support the next generation of leaders and champions in our industry. Our goal with the Equity & Diversity Scholarship is to show more students that their aspirations are achievable and that we believe in STEAM programs—we want the next generation to have the opportunity to pursue their higher education goals. Read More

Property Industry Foundation (PIF)

This charity brings together the property and construction industry in a unique collaboration to have a tangible impact on youth homelessness. Our teams volunteer their skills and their time to help end youth homelessness as well as participating in PIF-led industry events. We’re honoured to provide ongoing support that helps young people rebuild their lives.

Aspire UWA

Aspire UWA aims to raise aspirations of high school students to go on to tertiary education. Specifically, Aspire UWA aims to support students from low socio-economic backgrounds, Indigenous students, students from regional and remote regions, students from culturally and linguistically diverse communities, and students who would be the first in their family to attend university. We’ve participated as hosts and industry career panellists in the Aspire UWA program.