Posts by Westcor

Building a Better Community Progress Report

Our 15th anniversary year has been inspiring and fulfilling. To celebrate our milestone, we committed to be part of 15 service initiatives to build a better community and challenge our industry partners to do the same.  Since September 2018 we have completed 11 acts of community kindness and look forward to 4 more to round out…

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Building a better Community | May Initiative | In support of the Calgary Society for Persons with Disabilities

The Calgary Society for Persons with Disabilities (CSPD) makes it their mission to provide support to adults with developmental disabilities to reach their greatest potential through quality residential services and community access. At the CSPD, it’s more than just providing services; it’s creating a family. Persons with disabilities are paired up with friends and caregivers…

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How lean construction benefits our clients

Back in November, we published a blog entitled Adding value through Lean construction, which focused on the evolution of our industry and the steps we at Westcor are taking to not only adapt but be at the forefront of said evolution. We spoke on the inevitability of change, how the term ‘waste’ far outreaches its…

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Building a better Community | A Day at Bow View Manor

On Monday, January 28th, a team of 25 Westcor team members and business partner volunteers spent the afternoon at Calgary’s Bow View Manor preparing for and partaking in a karaoke dance party for nearly 100 Bow View residents, staff, and family members. The event was implemented in support of the Brenda Strafford Foundation as part…

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The coldest night of the year: In Support of The Mustard Seed

We all know that winter in Calgary can be brutal. Nobody likes shivering in their car on the way to work while the heater warms up and the windows defrost. Sometimes, it’s hard to remember that many Calgarians don’t have a job to go to, or cars, or heaters. Imagine if it was just you,…

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Our December Community Initiative: Supporting the Calgary Drop-In Centre

As the calendar draws into December, visions of holiday celebrations with loved ones, friends and colleagues start to fill our minds and schedules. We will all begin planning out the amazing meals we will share in the warmth of our homes, anticipate waking up Christmas morning to see the excitement in our children’s eyes as…

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Adding Value Through Lean Construction

As our industry continues to evolve, four things are becoming clear: change is a constant — being agile and adaptable is critical for us to add value to the customer; “waste” is much more than its current definition — it’s an opportunity to notice and correct inefficiencies which disrupt the flow of value to the…

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This Month’s Initiative: Samaritan’s Purse: Operation Christmas Child

Following another successful community initiative during the month of October (Men’s clothing and hygiene pack drive for the Drop-In Centre) we are excited to announce that we are partnering with Samaritan’s Purse to support their highly reputed program, Operation Christmas Child. Operation Christmas Child began in 1990 when Dave and Jill Cooke of Wales were…

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Calgary Drop-in Centre: Men’s Clothing and Hygiene Packs Drive

Take a second to think through your morning routine. You wake up, wash your face, brush your teeth, shave, put on deodorant, pick an outfit and get dressed. Chances are you don’t think too much about it, you just do it. Maybe you listen to music, drink coffee, or prepare your to-do list for the…

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Westcor’s 15th Anniversary

Westcor Construction opened its doors on September 1st, 2003. For 15 years, Westcor has been Building a Better World, The Westcor Way.  The Westcor Way is about putting people before profit, committing to continuous improvement and sustainable learning, and collaborating every day. Most of all, The Westcor Way is about building relationships and understanding the…

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