Helping our Communities
Employee volunteers make things happen
Community involvement is at the heart and soul of FirstOntario and you might notice that when you see us at different local events across all of our regions. Take a look at a few of the ways we're helping in your community.
Blue Wave Volunteer Team
Blue Wave is a group of FirstOntario employees who volunteer in support of local community initiatives that are important to our Members. The program was established in 2010 and since then, our employees have given close to 10,000 volunteer hours to the programs and events that they feel passionate about.
Student nutrition programs
Neighbours helping neighbours.
Healthy snacks and nutritious food play a vital role in the success of students at school and making sure this happens is a priority for us.
Over the past five years, FirstOntario has contributed over $1 million dollars to student nutrition programs in all of our regions. Our Blue Wave volunteers have given hundreds of hours to help prepare and deliver these snacks to everyone who needs them at local elementary schools across our cities.
In 2017, we were able to help support more than 93,000 students through six community partnerships across four different regions. Thank you to everyone who made all of this possible.
Do Some Good
Sharing the stories that we're passionate about.
See what FirstOntario and our Blue Wave crew are up to through Do Some Good, a platform where individuals, community organizations and businesses come together with a common goal- to promote volunteerism and make a difference.
Through Do Some Good, we’re able to share experiences both inside and outside the office. We aim to strengthen engagement with our staff and our communities by helping to support the causes they care about and share the stories that matter.
Visit dosomegood.ca for more information.