using our powers for good

Check out some of the great things we have done, and continue to do, to support our CESR mission:

Organ Donor Awareness

We are very proud to note that Leah is a life-saver!  Several years’ ago, Leah’s daughter was born with a kidney disease.  After testing, Leah found she was a candidate to donate her kidney which made a world of difference in her daughter’s life.  Her daughter continues to live a healthy, productive life and we would encourage everyone to visit the BC Transplant website and be put on the list for donation.

For example, there is a chronic shortage of hearts, lungs, kidneys and livers for transplant in BC as the need far outweighs the number of organs available for transplant. There are more than 300 British Columbians currently awaiting organ transplants and hundreds more awaiting corneal transplants.  Maybe you could be a life-saver too! http://www.transplant.bc.ca/index.asp

ES3 is pleased to offer ongoing support to the Cypress Mountain Relay for Life team. This year, Cypress Mountain participated in the Canadian Cancer Society Relay for Life at Mahon Park in North Vancouver on June 9th, 2012, for the 9th year in a row.  Cypress Mountain was the top Team fundraiser this year for the Canadian Cancer Society thanks to your support.  We are very proud to be a part of such a wonderful community event and it is partners like you that help to make this happen.

Help us support Team Cypress visit their website to donate today!

RainCity Housing and Support Society

RainCity Housing and Support Society, formerly Triage Emergency Services & Care Society, is a grassroots organization built around compassion, purpose and a commitment to delivering progressive housing and support solutions for people living with mental illness, addictions and other challenges.

The men and women who benefit from the services of RainCity Housing are treated with dignity and respect, and are offered a safe place to live, independence and improved quality of life. Since 1982, RainCity Housing has provided shelter and housing for thousands of people in the Lower Mainland and we at ES3 are honored to support Rain City in its many initiatives to improve the lives of our community’s most at need.

ES3 has been a bronze sponsor of the Rain City “Shining a Light on Homelessness” luncheon event for a number of years. Aside from financial support we’re always available to lend a helping hand. As RainCity continues to grow to meet the needs of the community, their resource needs grow as well. Why don’t you help us help Rain City. You’ll feel good that you did.

Corporate Health + Fitness Memberships

At ES3, we provide health allowances to staff so that they can select a fitness membership of their choice. We also promote health within the workplace by bringing in food from Sustainable Produce Urban Delivery (SPUD) which offers local organic groceries delivered straight to your door.

Kids Up Front

ES3 is a proud supporter of the Kids Up Front Foundation, an organization whose mission is to provide access to arts, culture, sports, and recreation to children who otherwise would not have the opportunity. An avid hockey fan, Darrell frequently donates Canucks tickets to the foundation as well as provides support in many other ways. Help support the foundation by providing any kid-friendly arts, sports and entertainment event tickets you can’t use or donate to support your regional Kids Up Front Foundation at kidsupfront.

JustWork

JustWork is a social initiative built on the value of providing employment opportunities to people with some kind of disability or working barrier.  It follows a social enterprise model comprised of three initiatives: JustRenosJustCatering, and JustPotters. Employing approximately 20 people facing barriers to work, these initiatives empower and unite people in meaningful action.

As a donor and partner, ES3 supports JustWork in a variety of ways, including handing out flyers for this year’s pottery24 (FUN)draiser as well as sponsoring and participating in their annual Taste of Dignity Fundraising Dinner.  We not only helped organize and setup for this event, but provided silent auction items that were kindly donated from various clients.  To find out more about JustWork and its initiatives, or to make a donation, please visit justwork and support the social enterprise.

Green Initiatives

ES3 is now using iPads when they visit their clients.  Printing less reports means saving more trees.

We also participate in “beyond the blue box” recycling.  With Debbie’s encouragement, whatever our building does not recycle, Debbie takes to a North Vancouver Recycling Depot “WCS Recycling”.

WCS Recycling is committed to helping businesses and households make conservation second nature by moving the community from environmental awareness to sustainable action.  Last year they collected and diverted over 3,650 Metric Tonnes of recyclables from the landfill.  Check out their website and start making a difference!  WCS Recycling

 

Healthy Workplace Award 2007

Our aim is to enhance and ensure the health, productivity and sustainability of Canadian workers and workplaces. The Collaborative is a Standing Committee of the British Columbia Psychological Association.

ES3 is a proud recipient of the 2007 Psychologically Healthy Workplace Award for Employee Engagement! Chosen from firms across the province, we were one of seven organizations recognized and honoured for policies, programs and practices that contribute to psychological health in the workplace. Anyone can talk the talk, but at ES3 we walk the walk and we’ve got the award to prove it!

Learn more about how we can help move your company toward psychological health by contacting us. For information on how you can submit your company for nomination for the 2009 award (awards are granted bi-annually) visit the PHWC site.