ESG   |   Social   |   Human rights   | 
 Inclusive trade   |   Inclusion, diversity and equity  |   Our communities


ESG  |   Social   |   Human rights   | 
 Inclusive trade   |   
Inclusion, diversity and equity
  |   Our communities

 

Creating a better future

Sharing our time, talents and financial resources to help communities where we live and work is as important to our people as it is to those we serve. 


 

Our community investment approach

To support our employees’ passion for helping, our programs focus on three key areas:

  • Giving
  • Empowerment
  • Education

Giving

Our charitable giving program centers on empowering employees to support their communities and the causes they feel most connected to, while our corporate program focuses on offering inclusive support to diverse communities in need.


 

2021 highlights:

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3,300

Hours volunteered by employees and board members

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290

Charitable organizations supported

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$411,357

Total community support donated

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$97,000

Direct support for Canadian Indigenous communities


 

Empowerment

We partner with international NGOs to empower small enterprises in markets where our customers do business. Our programs give our employees opportunities to share their knowledge and skills to make a difference in the international community.


 

2021 highlights:

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Partnership

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Partnership

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$50,000

Donated to Indigenous organizations

Learn more about our partnerships.
 

Education

Through our partnerships, sponsorships and scholarship offerings, EDC sets students up for success in their careers in international trade and sustainability through meaningful learning opportunities and experiences.


 

2021 highlights:

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2,579

Students supported

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30

Scholarships valued at $4,000 provided yearly

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Partnership with AIESEC

To support global exchange experiences for students


 


 

Policies & reports

Explore policies, reports and other reference materials related to environmental, social and governance practices at EDC.


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ESG   |   Social   |   Human rights   | 
 Inclusive trade   |   Inclusion, diversity and equity  |   Our communities


ESG  |   Social   |   Human rights   | 
 Inclusive trade   |   
Inclusion, diversity and equity
  |   Our communities