We reach out to communities where our customers and associates live and work. Through our corporate giving program, community@work, we build alliances with international charitable organizations, develop cause marketing initiatives and fundraising campaigns, and support local communities with corporate donations. Staples® is a proud supporter of programs and initiatives that encourage education, build entrepreneurship and preserve the environment.
Our Mission is to establish Staples Canada as a socially responsible employer and retailer of choice by creating a responsible corporate environment in which associates, employees and customers are equally committed to supporting, enhancing and sustaining our communities.
Our Vision is to improve the quality of life in Canadian communities by continuously investing in sustainability and being socially responsible in every aspect of our business.
We're We're helping to endorse the value of education in our communities across Canada with corporate programs such as the Staples School Supply Drive which donates products to local schools.
Annual School Supply Drive:
All Staples locations across Canada have partnered with local schools and charities for our 7th annual School Supply Drive, which is being held from July 29 to September 9, 2012 (July 29 to September 2 in Quebec). Last year, with your help, we raised $1.03-million to help send local children back-to-school with the supplies they need to start the year off right. This year, we will meet or surpass that goal with your kind support.
How the program works:
Each store collects financial donations or school supplies for the local charity they have partnered with, and donations are then distributed within the immediate community surrounding that store. Every year, the School Supply Drive helps thousands of Canadian students in need.
Staples helps schools:
Staples Canada is proud to support education by helping schools and charities in Canada through programs such as our School Supply Drive and our Recycle for Education program. Over the years, the supply drive has generated over $5-million dollars for schools, non-profit organizations and community groups.
Your help is greatly appreciated!
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Staples Staples Canada proudly supports organizations committed to the preservation and protection of our environment. Partnering with and sponsoring organizations such as WWF and the Recycling Council of Canada allows us to maintain strong community relations as well as support causes and initiatives that are important to us. Staples Canada also operates various in-house community and environmental programs, such as Recycle for Education and Earth Day Canada.
Recycle for Education
Staples Canada in collaboration with Earth Day Canada would like to thank each school that participated in the Recycle for Education contest. With so many great entries and creative environmental initiatives, choosing 10 schools across the country was not an easy decision.
Congratulations to the 10 schools awarded with $25,000 computer labs in Staples Canada’s Recycle for Education contest for their outstanding green efforts, the winners are:
Entrepreneurial spirit is an important part of our business culture. We are proud to support many new business and education partners, such as Ashoka Canada, that share passion for building and cultivating entrepreneurship in Canada.
Investing in young Canadian Leaders
As part of a global corporate giving initiative Staples® Canada has joined its partners in a worldwide effort to support Ashoka's vision to find system-changing solutions for the world's most urgent social problems. Ashoka, is a global association of leading social entrepreneurs - individuals with innovative and practical ideas for addressing social needs around the world.
Launching Youth Venture - Gen V in Canada
On June 14, 2007, Steve Matyas, (President) and Joy Errico of Staples Inc. presented Ashoka Canada's Marc Kielburger and Nicolina Farella with $100,000.00 donation to launch Ashoka's Youth Venture - Gen V in Canada.
With Staples' Canada support, Youth Venture is now able to increase its presence and create more opportunities for young people to have the transformative experience of taking initiative and launching their own community - benefiting ventures.
"Ashoka's commitement to enabling social entrepreneurs to realize their dreams while benefiting the local community is very much in line with our company's entrepreneurial roots and spirit." -- Steve Matyas, President of Staples Canada
Donation Request Form
Community@Work will focus charitable efforts in areas we know will positively impact our key stakeholders and support the communities we all work and live in.
In order to be eligible to receive corporate support, sponsorship or a community@work donation, we ask that your organization fall under one of the three areas:
Please Note: We will no longer be accepting sponsorship or donation requests by email/fax or mail. All eligible requests are evaluated and will be responded to in 30 days.
Thank you for you request. Due to a large volume, only requests which meet the Staples Canada sponsorship criteria and are considered for corporate support will be responded to.
Staples Canada wants to help make recycling ink cartridges easy for your school.
Register for your free Ink Bin.
Clear bags are provided with each bin, all you need to do is drop them off at your local Staples store or
Staples Canada will arrange to have your full bags shipped back to us at no extra charge.
For more information please contact Scott Alic Send Email or Leigh Pearson Send Email.