June 10, 2020

Our Partners Are Stepping up.

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Our Partners Are Stepping up

The REDBLACK’s and the Ottawa 67’s not only have the most loyal fans, but they also have the privilege of being supported by a number of tremendous business partners. In these unprecedented times as we team up to battle COVID- 19, we applaud the outstanding work our partners are doing for our communities locally and across the country.

Frontline Worker Support

Canadian Tire launches $5M COVID-19 response fund!
Canadian Tire launched a $5M Canadian Tire COVID-19 Response Fund to help frontline healthcare and community workers. They are donating $1M to Canadian Red Cross, $1M to United Way Centraide Canada, and $3M in PPE & essentials from across CTC. Read More

Labatt halts beer production to produce much needed hand sanitizer
Labatt Breweries of Canada shifted production from beer to hand sanitizer at some of its factories in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. They initially produced 50,000 bottles of hand sanitizer, at five locations across the country, that were donated to Food Banks Canada, frontline workers and restaurants and bars that are remaining open. Read More

Purolator dispatch half a million masks to health care workers
Getting critical supplies to the healthcare sector is always a priority, but the need is more critical now than ever. Purolator continues to deliver to a majority of Canada’s healthcare facilities & pharmacies the next day and played a major role in the transport and dispatch of half a million PPE masks.

Royal Canadian Mint – Helping with what’s needed most!
Since the middle of March, we’ve modified our coin operations and freed up production capacity to help fight COVID-19. Over the next month, we’re proud to be able to donate 1000+ liters of hand sanitizer and hundreds of face shields to the healthcare heroes at The Ottawa Hospital.

Terlin pivots production to keep essential services operational for the public
#TeamTerlin was called on by some of their retail partners on the frontlines to help protect their employees and customers. They have quickly pivoted to repurpose their millwork production facility to produce plexiglass cashier shields. Their incredible millwork staff—and CNC machine—are working around the clock to maximize production and get protective shields out to stores across the province. Learn more here.

Giving Back to The Community

TD Launches The TD Community Resilience Initiative
TD has a long-standing commitment to supporting its customers, colleagues and communities. The spread of COVID-19 is creating additional burden on our communities, including some of the most vulnerable members of society. In response, TD has launched the TD Community Resilience Initiative as part of the TD Ready Commitment, the Bank’s corporate citizenship platform. TD will allocate $25 million (CAD) to help strengthen community resilience today and into the future. This comprehensive program includes funding, employee engagement and on-going collaboration with organizations and community groups that operate locally, regionally and nationally in Canada and the United States across TD’s operating footprint.

For more information on the TD Community Resilience Initiative, click here.

Helps Access More Smiles
Inspired by the over 150 community and charitable organizations that we partner with, our immediate support went to providing Hospitals with PPE, hygiene supplies as well as Portable Storage which was donated to create room for more hospital beds. Across the country thousands of food items were procured, sorted and delivered to food banks. In addition, we worked with our partners at long term care facilities on initiatives to keep staff and residents feeling supported. We will continue our efforts in all these areas. #AccessMoreSmiles www.accessstorage.ca

Cavendish Farms Filling freezers with love
A recent Cavendish Farms initiative included the donation of frozen potato products to essential health care workers, as their way of saying thank you to the health care heroes on-site in communities like Charlottetown and Summerside, Prince Edward Island. JDI Ltd has also donated $1 million along with some essential products that include over 50,000 packs of frozen potato products, including Cavendish Farms French fries, across seven provinces and states to date.”

Capital Taxi introduces new feature services
Being one of one of the city’s front-line groups that provides transportation to the Ottawa Region, @CapitalTaxiOtt continues to find ways to help the public in their day to day requirements. They have launched a new service on their free app for Delivery Services to help with grocery store orders, pharmacy orders, food & other pickups helping the community to stay safe and continue to stay worry free! To learn more on how it works, click here.

DOWNLOAD THE APP TODAY: www.capitaltaxi.com/app-booking

PepsiCo brands come together to provide essentials during COVID-19
During this time, PepsiCo Canada has donated an incremental 500,000 servings of Quaker, Gatorade, Aquafina and Frito Lay products valued at $350,000 for distribution to COVID-19 affected people across the country through Food Banks Canada.  As part of PepsiCo’s global COVID relief efforts, The PepsiCo Foundation is also donating $140,000 CAD to Food Banks Canada’s COVID fund to support nutrition relief across 10 Canadian provinces. To provide healthy food for kids who don’t currently have access to school meals due to COVID-related closures, The PepsiCo Foundation is donating $70,000 CAD to Food 4 Kids, a non-profit with expertise in providing vital nutrition for at-risk, low-income or disadvantaged children with limited or no food during weekends or extended school breaks.

In addition, PepsiCo’s global COVID relief effort is investing $45 million globally to bring food and other vital resources to the most affected communities. As part of this effort, we are providing funding for protective gear for healthcare workers, testing and screening services, and are in the process of distributing more than 50 million nutritious meals to at-risk populations.

Skip the Dishes is #HungryToHelp Support Local Restaurants
In times like these, SkipTheDishes is hungry to help. As fellow Canadians, they share in everyone’s giving spirit — that’s why they are giving a total of over $15 million back to communities and restaurant partners across Canada, including a $1 million commitment to Food Banks Canada. Show your support by tipping a local restaurant directly on the Skip app or website, and Skip will match your donation to Food Banks Canada. Download the app on the App Store or Google Play.

TELUS delivers over 10,000 free mobile devices to help isolated seniors, hospitalized patients and vulnerable Canadians stay connected during the COVID-19 pandemic.
To keep Canada’s most vulnerable citizens connected during the COVID-19 pandemic, TELUS is giving over 10,000 free mobile devices and $0 rate plans, valued at more than $5 million, to hundreds of organizations across the country. These connections are giving hospitalized COVID-19 patients the ability to virtually connect with loved ones, while also enabling isolated seniors, and low-income, homeless, and at-risk individuals with a much needed lifeline to families, health practitioners and vital social support services during this complex time. Learn More

Gabriel Pizza provides thousands with hot meals
Over the past several weeks, Gabriel Pizza and its network of franchisees have championed numerous non-profit organizations, healthcare workers, first-responders, and establishments committed to seniors’ wellness, with several thousands of hot meals. Our pledge is to surpass 5,000 meals before the end of this month.  As well, the fundraising for Ollie’s Pizza continues with a portion of each sale being donated to Candlelighters, a local charity that enriches the lives of children, and their families, coping with childhood cancer.

It’s For the Kids

Blyth Academy connects hundreds of schools with free educational tools.

During these times, it is important to support each other. Blyth Academy has taken measures to support private and public schools across the Province, including providing over 200 schools with Blyth Academy Online e-learning resources at no cost. As always, their team stands ready to assist parents and students in finding individualized solutions for academic challenges faced during this difficult time.

Kids Up Front go Kids at home!
Kids Up Front is committed to reducing social isolation, especially during and after these challenging times. We want to help children and youth stay engaged and connected while practicing socially distancing; that’s why we’re proud to launch Kids at Home! While local events continue to be postponed, we are connecting children and families with live events from around the world through our online adaptation of our free ticket program.

Kids at Home provides curated lists of some of the best free resources and experiences available online. Discover educational tools, self-care tips, live-streamed performances, and dozens of other resources. Updated weekly, this site is your destination for unique and engaging online activities.

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CAA North Eastern Ontario sets up Temporary Delivery Service

On top of the usual 24/7 roadside assistance, CAA NEO is now offering a temporary delivery service to Members in self-isolation. As part of their commitment to be there for you, they want Members to know: if you’re in need, contact CAA NEO. The CAA team will ensure contact-less delivery to make social distancing a little easier. Click here to learn more.

Tim Horton’s Trucks on the go for good!
Canada’s favorite coffee and baked goods chain has been on the road using its coffee trucks across the country to serve free coffee and baked goods to those looking after our Canadian communities. Tim Horton’s now also offers you to order via drive-thru & delivery, curbside pickup and take-out, where available. Order online