Creating employee volunteer opportunities is not only good for the community, it’s good for business

Canadian businesses take employee retention seriously, spending thousands of dollars and hundreds of hours every year to build and nurture employee engagement. But engagement goes beyond perks and bonuses.  Millennials, in particular, are looking to work for organizations whose core values and goals resonate with them; companies that give back to the community in meaningful ways.

Click here to read about how RBC’s partnership with Habitat for Humanity GTA helps to engage employees and help break the cycle of poverty for working families.


"I am so happy and proud to work for a company with values and culture that encourages associates to participate in an incredibly uplifting, worthy and soul satisfying experience such as our team build for Habitat for Humanity! "

Ellen Muir, Area Director of Sales, Concord Cares

"A group of 50 of our employees spent the day at the Brimley Road site assisting this fabulous organization to fight against substandard housing. Boundless energy, support to this cause and sweat made for a spectacular day! I loved it so much that I am going back on Saturday for the Women Build 2015."

Nerina Field, Administrative Assistant, Legal Affairs - Central Canada, Ivanhoe Cambridge

"This was my 2nd year at the build site and it was great to see the difference one year makes. As for the experience at the build site, it was absolutely, totally, incomparably AWESOME!!!!!! Thank you."

- David Hume, ALMI | Online Communications Specialist, RBC Insurance


“There are many forms of giving back to the community, what made this one special was being able to build something, someone needs while that someone was there for you to meet. Not only did our people learn a new skill, they did this while giving back. Habitat for Humanity is a great cause where giving back means learning and having fun with a great feeling in your heart.”

- Frank Martino, Samsung