Colliers Together Against Food Insecurity

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“We are all in different boats, but fighting the Same Storm”

 

Food insecurity is a household’s inability to afford nutritious food which in turn influences both the physical and mental health of adults and kids who do not have enough to eat.

 

  • 1 in 8 households in Canada could be considered food insecure
  • This includes 1.15 million children, about 1 in 6 Canadian children under the age of 18
  • Female single-parent households with children under the age of 18 face the highest rate of insecurity at 34.2%
  • Almost half of the food-insecure households in Canada consist of unattached individuals, living alone or with others

The COVID-19 outbreak has had significant negative economic impact. Loss of employment throughout the population and school closures have intensified issues of food accessibility for Canada’s most vulnerable populations. With reduced income from loss of employment or reduced workhours, and with low-income families unable to rely on the support from schools providing nutritious meals to their children, the COVID-19 pandemic is putting an extra strain on those who were already food insecure before the outbreak. 

 

Food banks and other organizations devoted to alleviating food insecurity in our country have also been negatively impacted in their ability to collect donations, deliver the goods to those in need, and recruit volunteers.

 

In line with our values, the Colliers Together program is an employee-driven initiative to do what’s right and give back to the communities where we live and work.

The people of Colliers Canada are stepping forward to deliver or donate food or making a monetary contribution to organizations across the country to help get food and provisions to those in need.

We believe that by standing together, each one of us can make a positive impact in the lives of our most vulnerable communities during these uncertain times.

If you would like to contribute, we have put together a list of more than 100 organizations across the country that address food insecurity.


For More Information, Please Contact:
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Pamela Smith

Director Communications I Canada

Vancouver

As the National Director, Corporate Communications, Pamela covers national corporate communications for Colliers Canada and is responsible for the strategic development of internal and external communications to:

•                     Communicate Colliers’ strategic vision and priorities;

•                     Facilitate and ensure consistent messaging across service lines and among shared services;

•                     Enhance and protect the Colliers brand and reputation;

•                     Develop internal & external communications programs for senior leaders, including thought leadership, sponsorships and speaking opportunities.

Reporting to the VP, Marketing and Communications and collaborating closely with the Senior Manager, Content and key leaders across the business, Pamela is a key member of National Marketing and Communications team and the Global Communications team at Colliers International. 

Along with Executive Sponsor Lex Perry, Pamela manages the Communications Pillar for the North American Diversity and Inclusiveness program at Colliers.

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