Building a Better Canada
Boeing Canada believes in being a responsible corporate citizen. Since 2009, The Boeing Company has invested approximately $6 million in grants across Canada that support veterans, STEM education and prevailing community needs.
Let's Talk Science (Canada)
Boeing's support helps build and develop strong educator relationships, provides Kindergarten and Early Learning teachers with professional development and equips them with the tools and skills they need to enhance learning and literacy across Manitoba. Boeing's funding is also used to increase awareness of the IdeaPark, MB, which is a resource for educators to continue to access tools and help improve the learning and literacy skills of the children they teach.
Impact: 35,000 participants completed work based learning
Ladies Learning Code (Canada)
Canada Learning Code is a national charitable initiative advancing digital literacy for all Canadians. The mission is to design, deliver and partner on technology education programs that ensure Canadians are prepared to thrive in a digital world. Coding education is crucial for Canada's future. Science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), especially when integrated with other disciplines, are the skills of the future. With Boeing's support Ladies Learning code is able to move the needle on the amount of ICT workers that will be available for good jobs in Canada.
Impact: 29,000 participants completed technology education programs
FIRST Robotics Canada (Canada)
FIRST Robotics Canada's mission is to inspire young people to pursue further studies and careers in the field of science, technology and engineering. Boeing's Platinum National Sponsorship of the organization affords us the opportunity to be fully involved in all aspects of the programming being offered. FIRST Robotics Canada currently has approximately 7000 students involved in their programs, with 270 teams in three programs attending 14 competitions in four provinces across Canada – and the growth continues. Along with our support of the program itself, any remaining funds will be used to create more teams and allow for more students to participate, particularly focusing on economically disadvantaged and indigenous youth.
Impact: 7000 students involved in programs in four provinces
Veteran Transition Network (Canada)
Boeing's support assists the national Canadian charity in delivering programs to help Veterans and their families transition from the military life to a productive and meaningful civilian life.
Impact: 25 veteran support programs spanning nine provinces
United Way of Winnipeg (Winnipeg)
With Boeing's financial support, United Way Winnipeg invests in 14 agencies who offer employment development services to persons with low income, youth, newcomers, persons with disabilities and persons exiting gangs. The programming is delivered through workshops, individual or group sessions.
Impact: 2,800 participants completed work-based training
Employee participation: Boeing Winnipeg employees participate in an annual fundraising and pledge campaign in support of United Way.
Military Family Resource Centre (Winnipeg)
Boeing supports programs to assist all transitioning members, veterans and their families. It does not compete with Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC) services (or any service) but is meant to be a new program/service to encourage and support transitioning members, veterans and families to remain active, mainly through volunteering through the MFRC and access to tailored programs/services. Continued pride in Service, sense of belonging, access to a support network and opportunities for personal growth can greatly ease the difficulties of transitioning to the civilian life, particularly for those who may be ill & injured or have suffered the loss of loved ones. Boeing's supports activities that increase capacity and benefit transitioning members, veterans and their families.
- 42 spouses/partners received skills training
- 65 spouses/partners placed in high-skilled jobs
- 70 spouses/partners placed in other types of jobs
Siloam Mission (Winnipeg)
Boeing supports the Building Futures program which is designed for individuals using Siloam's services who require assistance securing sustainable employment.
The initial entry into the work force is through the Mission Off the Streets Team or MOST. MOST is a temporary employment service which provides minimum wage for city beautification work. Through MOST a participant moves into the more structured Building Futures Program.
- 106 participants completed work-based learning (all from underserved populations)
- 12 industry specific certificate programs
Boeing Classic (Winnipeg)
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.
AAIM Day (Winnipeg)
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.
Covenant House (Vancouver)
Boeing supports the "Rights of Passage" program that provides transitional housing and education to youth in 25 safe and supportive studio apartments. The program is important to our community because it empowers the most disadvantaged youth, giving them tools to lastingly lift themselves up from the shadows of the street. Housing is not enough to eradicate homelessness because of all of the parallel issues homeless people often struggle with, such as lack of life skills, an absent support network, high physical health risk factors and mental health illness. Homelessness is a cyclical social issue driven by a lack of ability for a person to maintain housing for these reasons and more, which is why supportive, transitional housing is the key to lastingly changing the lives of homeless youth.
- 33 youth had access to safe, supportive, long-term transition housing for an average of 22.1 months
- 12 new youth moved in to the Rights of Passage program this fiscal year
- 10 youth moved out of the Rights of Passage program and into independent, healthy, stable living
- 40% or 13 youth were given the chance to pursue secondary or post-secondary education
Science World (Vancouver)
The Future Science Leaders program is an intensive after school program for BC's top high school students, helping them to develop the talent drive, and discipline needed to excel in scientific research and innovation. The brightest students, chosen from a competitive recruitment process, join a powerful peer network and participate in weekly innovative learning and skill building activities with some of BC's top scientists, innovators, and business leaders. Boeing's grant funds help foster the growth of the Future Science Leaders program.
Boeing funds help foster the growth of the Future Science Leaders.
The Sky's No Limit – Girls Fly Too (Vancouver))
Aviation and Aerospace Industry Outreach Event for Girls and Women
- Since 2015, Boeing Vancouver has been a sponsor of this event.
- Girls Fly Too serves to educate and inspire females to explore the possibility of careers in the Aviation & Aerospace industries, as well as STEM careers at large.
Boeing Canada Employee-Led Events
- Electronics Recycling Drive for Earth Day with Electronics Recycling Association
- Pink Shirt Day in support of Anti-Bullying
- Ronald McDonald House Family Meals
- Blood Donation Shuttle for World Blood Donor Day with Canadian Blood Services
- Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup
- Books & Backpacks Drive in support of Salvation Army Community and Family Services
- Operation Christmas Child Shoebox Project with Samaritan's Purse
- YWCA Presents of Peace program.
- World Vision child sponsorships
- Not Myself Today – Mental health awareness program developed by Canadian Mental Health Association
- Meal on Wheels – delivering meals to the elderly and ill who are house bound or live alone
- Christmas Cheer Board – Food and gift hampers fulfilled and delivered to families in need over the holiday season
- Koats for Kids – United Way agency – sorting warm winter clothing for children in need
- Winnipeg Harvest – sorting food donations
- Dragon Boat Team – race team fundraises in support of CancerCare Manitoba