2011 Review: National and Community Partnerships
Building on our mission to help families and communities in need, Walmart Canada donated and raised an average of $485,000 every week of 2011 as the corporate sponsor for our four national charity partners and in support of more than 1,000 other community-directed charity grants.
- Children’s Miracle Network
- Breakfast Clubs of Canada
- Canadian Red Cross
- Juno Beach Centre
- Scholarship & Education Programs
- Local Matching Grant
Children’s Miracle Network
Walmart Canada contributed $8.8 million to Children’s Miracle Network in 2011 through corporate funding and annual fundraising events like the Walmart Walk for Miracles. This international non-profit organization raises funds for more than 170 children’s hospitals in North America with 14 in Canada alone. Donations support medical care, research and education that help to save and improve the lives of more than 2.6 million Canadian children each year. Since 1994, Walmart Canada has contributed more than $65 million to their cause.
Visit their site www.childrensmiraclenetwork.ca
Breakfast Clubs of Canada
Walmart Canada contributed a record-breaking $3.1 million to Breakfast Clubs of Canada in 2011. Their dream is for all children to have an equal chance to start their school day with a nutritious breakfast in an environment that promotes self-esteem. School breakfast programs help to level the playing field for disadvantaged children, as well as for First Nations, Métis and Inuit children, giving them all an equal chance to grow and flourish throughout life. Walmart currently supports around 1,100 programs across Canada with Breakfast Clubs of Canada serving 16 million breakfasts to more than 118,000 Canadian kids annually.
Visit their site www.breakfastclubscanada.org
Canadian Red Cross
Walmart Canada raised and donated just over $3.2 million to the organization to support domestic disaster relief efforts in 2011. The Canadian Red Cross helped 46,719 people in 2011-2012– affected by emergencies and disasters, with situations ranging from a house fire to a flood disrupting an entire region. Following a disaster, the Red Cross works with governmental and other community partners to provide for people's basic needs - food, clothing, shelter, first aid, emotional support and family reunification.
Visit their site www.redcross.ca
Walmart Canada contributed $550,000 in 2011 to Evergreen, supporting 56 local community greening projects across Canada and sponsoring Evergreen’s annual Forum on Leadership, Innovation and Sustainability. Evergreen is a not-for-profit organization with a mission to bring communities and nature together for the benefit of both. By empowering Canadians to take a hands-on approach to their urban environments, Evergreen is working to improve the health of our cities – now and for the future.
Visit their site www.evergreen.ca
Juno Beach Centre
Walmart Canada raised and donated $827,675 to the Juno Beach Centre, a WWII memorial and education centre located in Normandy, France. The Juno Beach Centre showcases the war effort made by all Canadians, civilians and military alike, during World War II. As the charter corporate sponsor, Walmart Canada is honoured to have been part of the Juno Beach Centre right from its beginning.
Visit their site www.junobeach.org
Scholarship & Education Programs
Walmart Canada awarded 93 scholarships for a total of $282,000 in bursaries to graduating Canadian high school students pursuing a post-secondary education. Walmart currently offers three scholarship programs – Community, Associate and Lou Puim Memorial scholarships. Applicants are evaluated on the basis of academic achievement, financial need, extracurricular activities, community involvement and environmental stewardship. In 2007, Walmart Canada also became a Champion for the University of Alberta School of Retailing through a $1 million / five-year sponsorship agreement.
Local Matching Grants
Walmart Canada raised and donated $3.7 million in 2011 to more than 1,000 local charities and non-profit organizations across Canada including team sponsorships and United Way through our Local Matching Grant program.