With 2021 wrapping up and the holiday season upon us, our team is reflecting on the importance of giving back. The past two years have been challenging to say the least, but helping others in our community is a fundamental value for Sancon.
Last year, our leadership team took the time to get feedback from our most important stakeholders, our staff, on what charities they support and align with. After engaging our staff and looking further into each organization that was proposed, Sancon decided to make Big Brothers Big Sisters of Calgary and area (BBBS) its charity of choice.
If you don’t know about BBBS, they match young people facing adversity with trained adult mentors in 1-1 or group mentoring programs. These programs give young people the support, skills and growth to have better outcomes in their future.
Sancon understands investing in the future. We continually provide mentorship opportunities by pairing our more experienced technicians and leads with our younger boots on the ground staff to aid in their development, confidence and growth.
This past year Sancon helped low income Calgarians get access to the digital world by dropping off twelve laptops and desktop computers to BBBS and the Calgary Drop-In Centre over the summer. You can read more about it here.
Then, this fall, Sancon sponsored BBBS’ Big Brunch and helped raise more than $90,000 for its programming and services. It was a great day to learn about the benefits of mentorship right in our own community after hearing from a mentorship pair about their experience.
To learn more about Big Brunch and Sancon’s investment, click here.
Sancon will continue to support our community builders including BBBS with more future events and fundraising activities and to get our own staff involved in the program to become “Bigs”. Sancon envisions a corporate culture that is engaged, collaborative and diverse thanks to these opportunities to partner with organizations like BBBS.
To learn more about Sancon’s Community Social Responsibility Policy, check it out here.