We’re more than just an airport: Toronto Pearson connects passengers to their next adventure, people to jobs, and investment to the region. We create a sense of community in the outreach we do, the partnerships we build and the efforts we make to serve in our communities.
That’s why, this year, we’re hosting our third-annual Pearson Partners Week from October 17 to October 21 to highlight our great partners and our employees as we work together to support the community.
For this year’s volunteer activities, we’re partnering with:
- Riverwood Conservancy – The Riverwood Conservancy is a volunteer- and member-based charity that protects, restores, and invites people to connect with nature at Riverwood that spans 150 acres along the Credit River in Mississauga in one of the most diverse ecosystems in the Credit River watershed. The Riverwood Conservancy works to connect people of all ages, abilities, and cultures to nature through environmental education, conservation, gardening, and nature-based programming.
- Brands for Canada – Brands for Canada has a vision of a sustainable world where surplus goods are purposefully used to eliminate poverty and inequality. They provide new donated clothing, personal care and houseware items at no cost to people living in poverty. Toronto Pearson generously supports their “Suitable Impressions” program where participants get training to help them with job interviews, as well as new work appropriate clothing, supply of personal care items, and a voucher for a haircut.
- Help a Girl Out – Help a Girl Out is a local charity working to combat period poverty and make sanitary products accessible to all women regardless of their location, situation or financial circumstances.
- Seva Food Bank – SEVA Food Bank has works to address the challenges of food security, poverty reduction and economic renewal for low-income families. Through two locations in Mississauga, they ensure equitable access to safe, nutritious and culturally appropriate food to people experiencing or at risk of poverty.
- ACCES Employment – ACCES Employment connects employees from diverse backgrounds with employers. Their programs include a Speed Mentoring program that creates opportunities for newcomers with professionals in their sector, and MyPlan which supports underemployed workers find career paths.
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