Corporate and Social Responsibility

We understand the world of hyperbole and distortion. Our commitment to our profession is serious, as is our commitment to social responsibility and especially family. Our core areas of operations include Community Giving; Employee Wellness; and Energy Conservation. We ensure our business operations, as well as the interactions with our employees and customers are an accurate reflection of our values. We respect our community, human rights and the environment. Our culture is grounded in a commitment to take into account the social needs and issues impacting the communities we live in and do business.

Community Giving

Foodbank We take social responsibility very seriously. We are proud to support our Community Resource Centre. Part of every commission generated at LendingHand is donated to the ‘Emergency food for low-income individuals and families’ at the Food Bank.

C.H.E.OWe have been personally touched by the dedication of all staff and volunteers at the Children’s Hospital. 170,000 children and youth were treated at CHEO last year, and we are proud of our annual donations to CHEO as well as the ‘Make a Wish Foundation’ creating hope and happiness for children and their families.

We Support Our Troops

Support Our Troops We gladly support our troops and sincerely thank them and their families for your sacrifice in the name of our freedom.

Employee Wellness

The World Health Organization defines wellness as:

Wellness is not simply the absence of illness or disease, but a lifestyle and work style promoting a proactive, healthy approach to living
 

Our goal is to encourage our employees to take responsibility for their personal wellness and to enable LendingHand in helping them make healthy choices at work. Our comprehensive benefit package is available for everyone and their families and it includes exercise and wellness plans, prescription drugs, dental, medical and insurance.

Energy Conservation

LendingHand has taken the initiative of going green by purchasing 100% green renewable energy to power our office computers, laptops and office space. These energy sources supply LendingHand’s entire equivalent energy consumption into the power-grid with certified 100% renewable green energy sources, such as wind and solar-powered energy. Simply put, by purchasing green energy certificates, we have completely offset the amount of greenhouse gas production by our current electricity providers with certified wind and solar-power providers in Canada