At Toronto Pearson, we know that we are both an airport and a neighbour – this is why we work hard to support the many communities around us.
The COVID-19 pandemic has changed many things at Toronto Pearson, but what hasn’t changed is that our community is still here and still strong. This year, more than ever, this sense of community is essential.
Through work like our Healthy Airport program that keeps our passengers and colleagues safe; the Propeller Project and Airport Explorers Club that build understanding and connections; to what we each do to give back to our communities, we are proud of all the work the airport does to lift up our neighbours, and each other too.
Our employees also contribute to this vision through volunteering in mentoring activities, participating in bake sales, food drives, tree plantings and supporting various organizations and initiatives in their communities.
Join us this week as we recognize, celebrate and share the partners, programs, employees and communities that bring the Toronto Pearson community to life. Learn more below about what we’re doing to and how we are building strategies and programs to be a part of our communities’ recovery as well as our own.
Toronto Pearson is tackling the complex issue of underemployment by providing funding to local organizations through the Propeller Project. Throughout Pearson Partners Week, our employees will have the opportunity to volunteer at virtual events and learn more about our partners by joining in on Coffee Chats.
Employees give back
Toronto Pearson employees have a proud history of volunteering their time to give back to the communities around the airport, and those that they live in – from waking up at 4:00 am to volunteer at the Runway Run, donating money, planting trees, or contributing in their own communities.
Pearson Works! Online
We recognize the role that a strong and vibrant airport plays in the lives of our employees and how this is affecting the airport community. COVID-19 has had unparalleled impact on the airport employee community. At this time, it is vital that employers, workers and their union representatives mobilise to address worker needs and keep the people of Pearson at the centre of our work. This includes actions such as the creation of an online resource centre for airport workers who have been impacted by this crisis.
Pearson Works! Online is a collaboration between the GTAA, the Toronto Airport Workers Council, and 20+ community services organizations committed to ready the industry’s workforce for post-COVID and beyond.
How do we help?
I am Toronto Pearson is an employee community who brings the airport experience to our passengers through the values of helpfulness and pride in our community. This week, we’re showcasing the many ways our team lends a hand in these challenging times. Check out #HowDoWeHelp on Instagram and Facebook.