Living our purpose by giving back to the community.
It is our distinct pleasure to share that Westcor has been honoured by the Canadian Construction Association with the coveted Community Leader Award of Excellence. Our team is beyond thrilled to be recognized with this national award highlighting 17 years of being of service to our community and our Building a Better Community, a Westcor People-First initiative.
To all our partners in the industry that supported and engaged with our initiatives, all of our partners in the community who volunteered their time and energy to be of service to those in need, and to all those who have continued to extend their hands with offerings of service to our community – thank you.
Thank you for your commitment, your time, your effort, your passion, your patience, your resilience, and your willingness to give. We truly are one team, stronger together, and the work that we do is amazing.
When we take care of each other, a foundation is built that allows us, as a team, to take care of our community. This is what Building a Better Community is all about.
When we named the initiative, we were intentional with the words “A People-First Initiative” because we knew that this initiative would be significant to the recipients as well as to the people who serve. So, the important aspect of our submission is People. This initiative started with the idea of doing 15 acts of kindness over 12 months and we knew in our hearts that this was an ambitious goal but we understood that there was a need so we trusted that it would work out, and it sure did. We have amazing employees who are dedicated to helping the community. We have an incredible community that stepped up whenever we asked for help – we had our business and community partners asking us in advance for details of the next act of kindness so they could line up their support.
To see the CCA’s award page, click here.
We are deeply humbled that we are being recognized as a Community Leader especially considering that there is so much incredible community work being done by our industry throughout Canada. Thank you to everyone in our industry for your incredible contributions to community work – these contributions are more important than ever as we navigate through these unprecedented times together. We truly are stronger together.
If you would like to get involved with our team and partner to support our community or have questions regarding our past initiatives or ways you can begin your own initiative, please do not hesitate to reach out and schedule a coffee. We would love to share our experience and support you in your journey – in person (socially distanced, of course), or virtually.
We extend our gratitude to the Canadian Construction Association for this honour, and to all of you for your support and engagement. We hope that you are all staying safe and we wish you the best for the second half of 2020.
The Westcor Family
January 2019A day at Bow View Manor: In support of the Brenda Strafford Foundation
For the past few months, our community initiatives focused on what we can do, help with, or give to lend our support and build our community. It is too often forgotten that sometimes, the best thing you can give is a genuine human connection…
Returning the Favour
We believe in the strength of community. Without the support of our community, friends and families, collaborators, and industry peers, we wouldn’t be where we are today. Throughout our years working to Build a Better World, we’ve learned the importance of giving back. We promote Corporate Social Responsibility, a business approach that contributes to sustainable development by delivering economic, social and environmental benefits for all. We focus our efforts on collaboration, reciprocity, and creating win-win scenarios to foster an environment of mutual understanding, growth, and fulfilment. We are proud to give back to the community that has helped shape who we are.
A few of the organizations we have proudly collaborated with over the years:
Calgary Construction Association
Canadian Construction Association
Alberta Construction Association
University of Calgary
Southern Alberta Institute of Technology
Lean Construction Institute
Canadian Construction Innovations
Canada Green Building Council
Institute for BIM in Canada
Calgary Women in Construction
Young Construction Leaders
A selection of charities we have gratefully supported throughout the years:
Calgary Construction Associaton Education Fund
Calgary Flames Alumni Foundation
Calgary Health Trust
Calgary Herald Christmas Fund
Canadian Cancer Society
Canadian Liver Foundation
Child Find Canada
Community Drug Awareness
Heritage Christian Academy
Interfaith Food Bank
St. Joan of Arc School Playground Fund
Teen Challenge Canada
The Mustard Seed Ministry
Webber Academy Foundation
Brenda Strafford Foundation Ltd
Fort McMurray Family Crisis Society
Canadian Fallen Heroes Foundation