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Spreading holiday cheer with $100,000 in global donations to nonprofit organizations

December 08, 2023

Stantec employees choose where to direct our annual donation

At the end of each year, we give back to our communities around the globe with a donation of $100,000. What makes this initiative particularly special? Stantec employees are actively involved in the decision-making process, voting for their preferred charities and allocating the percentage of donation to a curated list of 10 organizations. This approach helps the Company align our global impact with the passions of our employees.

The $100,000 in global donations represents more than just a monetary contribution—it reflects our belief in the power of collective giving. By promoting active participation in the process, we aim to encourage a shared sense of responsibility for making a difference in the world. As the donations are distributed to the chosen nonprofits, Stantec looks forward to seeing the tangible outcomes of this collective effort. Whether it's providing education opportunities, supporting healthcare initiatives, or contributing to environmental sustainability, we’re proud to contribute to positive and lasting impacts in the communities we serve.

The organizations receiving donations this year are

Beyond Blue is the most well-known mental health organization in Australia and has provided support and services to people in need for over 20 years. They maintain a safe and reliable place for millions of people to access information, advice, and support.

Mind is a mental health charity in England and Wales. Founded in 1946, Mind offers information and advice to people with mental health problems and lobbies government and local authorities on their behalf.

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) envisions a world where all people affected by mental illness live healthy, fulfilling lives supported by a community that cares. NAMI provides advocacy, education, support, and public awareness so that all individuals and families affected by mental illness can build better lives.

The Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) provides the resources and programs necessary to combat mental health issues and support recovery. The CMHA runs multiple programs a year focused on raising awareness around mental health issues while supporting partner organizations and relevant initiatives. The association is also known to release public statements addressing different laws, regulations, and governmental initiatives that affect mental health.

Feeding America is the largest charity working to end hunger in the United States. They partner with food banks, pantries, and local programs to bring food to people facing hunger. They advocate for policies that create long-term solutions to hunger.

Food Banks Canada is a charitable organization representing the food bank community across Canada. They advocate for meaningful actions that counter hunger and its root causes. Food Banks Canada aims to eliminate the need for food banks one day, once and for all.

The Global Foodbanking Network supports community-led solutions to alleviate hunger in nearly 50 countries. They advance and unite food banks to improve efficiency, inclusiveness, and sustainability. is an education innovation nonprofit dedicated to the vision that every student in every school should have the opportunity to learn computer science as part of their core K-12 education. They expand access to computer science in schools, with a focus on increasing participation by young women and students from other underrepresented groups. 

One Tree Planted is dedicated to making it easier for both individuals and businesses to give back to the environment, create a healthier climate, protect biodiversity, and help reforestation efforts. Since 2014—and working with partners in more than 80 countries in North America, Latin America, Africa, Asia, Europe, and the Pacific—they have planted over 92.7 million trees.

The Nature Conservancy is a global environmental nonprofit working to create a world where people and nature can thrive. Founded in the US through grassroots action in 1951, they have grown to become one of the most effective and wide-reaching environmental organizations in the world.

All these organizations—in their varied and distinct ways—work to create, support, and strengthen communities. We’re proud to contribute to these collective efforts, and we've donated just over $769,000 through this campaign since 2010.

Visit our Community Engagement page to learn more about what Stantec is doing to invest in our local and global communities. You can also catch up on some of our community activities by following our hashtag #StantecTogether on social media.

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