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For 30+ years we have fostered a culture within Colliers that supports local community initiatives. We strive to support organizations that improve the quality of life for Vancouver Island residents and future generations by donating our time, talents and monetary resources to causes that are meaningful to our employees and their families, our clients, and local communities.
The Colliers Cares Foundation's investment framework is build on four main principles:
- Champion projects for organizations that have a personal connection to our employees;
- Identify local causes and give financial support to charities that are invested in Vancouver Island;
- Promote well-being by assisting organizations with the greatest need; and
- Ensure our funding achieves its maximum impact and benefit for recipients.
Since 1988 Colliers Victoria has supported 50+ local charities. In 2016/17/18 Colliers Cares raised over $200,000, and our employees volunteered over 2,800 hours to support organizations and communities in Greater Victoria. Our employees are the heart and soul of Colliers Cares. In addition to large scale fundraising, staff regularly participate in office-wide events to raise funds for some great causes. We run events like 50/50 draws, bake sales, jeans days, and our famous soup days each fall.
Some of the charities we've supported in recent years are: BC Cancer Foundation, BC Children's Hospital Foundation, Canadian Blood Services, CFAX Santa's Anonymous Society, The Children's Heart Network, Easter Seals, Golf for Kids, KidSport BC, Make-A-Wish Foundation, Mustard Seed Street Church & Food Bank, Our Place Society, Saanich Peninsula Hospital Foundation, The Salvation Army, Sooke Elementary School District No. 62, Victoria Brain Injury Society, Victoria Women's Transition House Society, View Royal Elementary School District No. 61.