Building a better world.
Boeing Canada believes in being a responsible corporate citizen. The Boeing Company invested more than $163 million to enhance our communities and donated thousands of hours in 2017.
As a Canadian leader of industry, we strive to help our communities address the challenges of today and create a better tomorrow.
Boeing employees are generous; they use their time, talent and resources to help in maintaining the success and health of communities around the world. Boeing Winnipeg is deeply involved in our community. Each year we support over 16 charitable organizations and non-profit groups investing over $555,000.
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Boeing Winnipeg is proud of its partnership with Siloam Mission and has helped develop a particularly impactful program called MOST (Mission: Off the Street Team).
In a matter of months, Boeing Winnipeg's Lean+ team helped Siloam Mission organize its processes and improve its capabilities.
Boeing Winnipeg employees generously donated their time and skills to the important Winnipeg charity.
Since 1981 the Annual Boeing Classic Indoor Track and Field Championships has been held in March in Winnipeg, Manitoba. This event serves as the annual Manitoba Indoor Age Class Championships and elementary school relays. The mission is for a successful meet where all competitors enjoy the competition in the full spirit of friendship and sportsmanship.
Boeing Canada Winnipeg and the Organizing Committee of the Boeing Classic Indoor Track & Field Championships are proud of the quality and history of this longstanding meet and the contributions it has made to the sport of track and field in Manitoba.
Let's Talk Science
Let’s Talk Science is a national Charitable organization committed to inspiring and empowering Canadian youth to develop the skills they need to participate and thrive in an ever-changing world. To accomplish this, Let’s Talk Science offers a comprehensive suite of science technology, engineering and math (STEM) based programs to support youth, educators and volunteers across Canada.
Ronald McDonald House - Family Meals Program
Boeing Vancouver continues to partner with Ronald McDonald House BC on their Family Meals Program. The staff’s first time volunteering was in June 2016, and we’ve had the opportunity to host either a breakfast or dinner for the House residents every few months since. The Family Meals program allows a group of volunteers to create a menu, prepare and serve a meal, and finish off with clean-up for the families at Ronald McDonald House BC, providing them with a much-needed break. With each event, Boeing Vancouver has a variety of staff either volunteering for the first time or coming back for another round of this rewarding opportunity. We are proud to partner with such an amazing organization as Ronald McDonald House BC.
Aerospace and Aviation in Manitoba Day is an educational event supported by Boeing and hosted by the Manitoba Aerospace Association at Red River College's Stevenson Hangar.
Throughout the day hundreds of elementary students learn about flight and aviation.
Visit the Manitoba Aerospace Association to see details on the event.
Boeing Winnipeg employees often give their time to support the United Way, a charitable organization that supports a number of community programs in Manitoba.
Boeing Winnipeg volunteers organize onsite events and fundraisers to support the organization.
The funds the team raises are combined with generous financial support from Boeing Winnipeg.
Ladies Learning Code
“Boeing Canada is thrilled to sponsor Canada Learning Code Week. It’s a pleasure to see the students first hand go through the program, develop critical thinking skills, solve problems, collaborate well, be creative and communicate effectively. Building these critical skills and abilities through science learning programs will build students’ confidence. They will soon see themselves in fields related to science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). Investing in in these students, is investing in our future - tomorrow’s innovators.”
Kim Westenskow, Boeing Canada Operations Ltd., Managing Director
Frontier College - Indigenous Summer Literacy Camps
Frontier College’s Indigenous Summer Literacy Camps offers local children a full program of activities, free of charge, to alleviate summer learning loss and foster a continued thirst for learning and literacy. Campers develop their literacy and numeracy skills, while the camp as a whole fosters community growth and involvement. Though being first established in 2005, the program has only reached British Columbia in 2015 and has garnered incredible feedback and positive potential for further growth. Boeing’s support has been expanded as the sole supporter for various sites across Canada, and our funding has allowed for expansion of the program to include further impact year-round.
Military Family Resource Centre (MFRC)
Kim Westenskow, General Manager of Boeing Winnipeg and Managing Director of Boeing Canada, presents a cheque for $50,000 USD to Lois Mallett, Chairperson of the Board of Directors of the Military Family Resource Centre (MFRC), and Joel Roy, Executive Director of the MFRC on November 16, 2017. The donation will go towards serving members and veterans family support.
Boeing Canada named Children’s Hospital Foundation of Manitoba Corporate Partner of the MonthBoeing Canada is a longtime friend and supporter of the Children’s Hospital Foundation of Manitoba and is instrumental in promoting early childhood literacy with their support of the READ program.
Through the READ program, pediatricians-in-training (residents) are encouraged to put reading on par with vaccines, tooth care and nutrition. Books are provided to children and their families. It’s a concept that aligns perfectly with Boeing’s core beliefs.
“The employees feel a connection to Boeing Winnipeg’s giving strategy,” says Kim Westenskow, General Manager Boeing Winnipeg, Managing Director, Boeing Canada. “One of Boeing Winnipeg’s focus areas of giving is Health and Human Services. A few years back Boeing was looking to partner with an organization that did more than treat sick kids, but rather wanted to partner on wellness as a whole.”
It’s a relationship that works and has expanded to include the replacement and upgrade of 2 unique teaching dolls dearly needed by Pediatric Nephrology.
“Boeing’s generosity not only stems for helping the READ program but by funding two new teaching dolls that will help educate children suffering from kidney problems,” says Dawna Wallace, Major Gifts Officer, Children’s Hospital Foundation of Manitoba. “Medical procedures are constantly changing, and the dolls have new features that help doctors and nurses explain illness, procedures, and care to our smallest patients. We can’t thank Boeing enough!” It’s a relationship cherished by both sides, with no end in sight.
“My favorite memory is visiting the hospital and seeing the children enjoy the books from the lending library,” recalls Westenskow. “It’s important to Support the Children’s Hospital because of the great work they do and continue to do for the city of Winnipeg.” Bear hugs to the staff of Boeing Canada for helping sick kids feel better.