MISSISSAUGA, ON –/COMMUNITYWIRE/– Established in 1993, the Nissan Canada Foundation is celebrating 30 years of giving to those in need across the country. To mark the occasion, the Foundation will be donating an incremental $300,000 in 2023 to existing food donation partners from coast to coast. This comes in addition to the $400,000 annually committed to its long-term partners.
With today’s increased cost of living and rising food prices affecting audiences across the country, the Nissan Canada Foundation is proud to support food partners that are making a difference to alleviate this growing concern. Partners including, Food Banks Canada, Breakfast Club of Canada, Food Banks Mississauga, La guignolée des médias and Second Harvest Canada, will be supported by the Foundation, ensuring a national presence, impactful work with local communities, and a focus on food rescue and offsetting carbon footprints. The $300,000 donation will be split among these food partners and go towards securing thousands of meals for local communities and people most in need.
“We are proud and humbled to celebrate this incredible milestone. Thirty years in, we have come a long way in making Nissan’s vision a reality through the establishment of strong relationships with partners who do such impactful work here in Canada. This milestone is not just a celebration, but also a moment of reflection for all of us on how we can continue to grow the Nissan Canada Foundation and enrich the lives of people in our communities,” says Steve Milette, President, Nissan Canada Inc.
A core tenet of Nissan’s corporate vision is to improve the quality of life in communities in which the automaker operates. Aligned with Nissan’s three chosen areas of focus: the environment, education, and humanitarian relief; the Nissan Canada Foundation establishes lasting partnerships ensuring its efforts lead to long-term tangible differences in people’s lives. Habitat for Humanity Canada, the World Wildlife Fund Canada (WWF-Canada) and Food Banks Mississauga are long-standing partners of the Foundation.
The Nissan Canada Foundation is also a source of pride and engagement for the organization’s employees.
”In addition to the financial support that the Nissan Canada Foundation has contributed over the years, it has also provided an opportunity to engage our teams in volunteerism. Nissan offers all employees allotted paid days to volunteer in the community in support of the cause and partner of their choice. This has created a culture of giving with enriching and meaningful experiences for our employees, empowering them to think about and support the communities in which they live and work,” says Tara Willis, Senior Manager of DEI and Philanthropy, Nissan Canada Inc.
About The Nissan Canada Foundation
Created in 1993, the Nissan Canada Foundation aims to deliver on Nissan’s corporate vision of enriching people’s lives, by improving the quality of life in the communities in which Nissan operates. Aligned with Nissan’s three chosen areas of focus; the environment, education and humanitarian relief, the Foundation establishes lasting partnerships ensuring its efforts lead to long-term tangible differences in people’s lives. Equally passionate about Canada’s future, the Nissan Canada Foundation supports endowments, bursaries and in-kind donations. Today, these have an estimated value of over two million dollars. The Nissan Canada Foundation has provided both financial assistance to these partners, but has also donated labour hours, realizing that the true value of these efforts is in the outcomes they have enabled. An understanding best achieved through personal involvement.
For more information about the Nissan Canada Foundation and the culture within Nissan Canada, visit: Nissan Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DE&I) | Nissan Canada
About Nissan Canada Inc.
Nissan Canada Inc. (NCI) is the Canadian sales, marketing and distribution subsidiary of Nissan Motor Limited and Nissan North America, Inc. NCI was the first Japanese-based automaker to incorporate in Canada in 1965, and now directly employs 452 full-time staff across offices in Vancouver (BC), Mississauga (ON), and Kirkland (QC).
There are 210 independent Nissan dealerships, including 86 that also act as Nissan Commercial Vehicles dealers, 124 electric vehicle-certified dealers, and 38 INFINITI retailers across Canada.
Director, Corporate Communications