About

Community

We are passionate about serving people and the community that sustains us.

Since 1952, West Canadian has shown its caring spirit by contributing to initiatives that have played a fundamental role in building the communities in which we work today.

Each year, we support local and national charities by contributing volunteer hours, sponsoring community initiatives and donating materials in-kind to the organizations that align with our values.

Driving Change in Education

We support education because it is the foundation upon which we build our communities. Our business breeds a positive culture for entrepreneurs, doers, collaborators and team players by encouraging growth and providing learning opportunities for our employees.

We proudly support organizations including the University of Calgary, Bow Valley College, Southern Alberta Institute of Technology and other game-changing educators across Canada.

Empowering Women & Diversity

We aspire to a day where there are no “female leaders”, there are simply “leaders.” We support women with equal opportunities within our business, and we work alongside inspiring organizations including YW Calgary, Women of Influence and the Calgary Women’s Emergency Shelter.

Igniting Innovation & Entrepreneurship

We foster an entrepreneurial environment that encourages ideas and innovation, always striving to stay ahead of the curve. And because we want to see the community succeed, we support Canadian innovation and entrepreneurs through organizations like the Edmonton Chamber of Commerce, Calgary Chamber of Commerce and SingularityU Canada.

Promoting Sports & Entertainment

We encourage sport because it rallies our communities, brings us together and generates a collective sense of pride. We proudly support organizations including Sport Calgary, Spruce Meadows, the Calgary Stampede and the Professional Golfers Association (PGA) that have all been a part of Canada’s great sporting history.

Caring for Our Neighbours

We are passionate about serving the community that sustains us. When our neighbours need a helping hand, we come together as a team to provide support where it’s needed. We work with community support agencies like the Military Family Resource Centre, the United Way and the Calgary Food Bank.

See What's Happening in the Community on our blog