Charities We Support

 

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada

For one hundred years, Big Brothers Big Sisters has been making a positive difference in the lives of our nation’s youth by developing and implementing a wide range of mentoring programs, including one-to-one and group programs, for both in school and outside of school.

FedEx Express Canada provides funding for national and local Big Brothers Big Sisters initiatives, including skating programs that we help set up through Skate To Great.

For more information about Bog Brothers Big Sisters of Canada visit bigbrothersbigsisters.ca.

 

Canadian Blood Services

Canadian Blood Services is a national, not-for-profit charitable organization that manages the supply of blood and blood products in all provinces and territories outside of Quebec. They also oversee the OneMatch Stem Cell and Marrow Network, and provide national leadership for organ and tissue donation and transplantation.

FedEx Express Canada sponsors Young Blood for Life, a national high school donor recruitment program focused on encouraging blood donation among young people. We also support the Canadian Blood Services Partners for Life corporate blood donor program.

For more information about Canadian Blood Services visit blood.ca.

 

Canadian Centre for Abuse Awareness

The Canadian Centre for Abuse Awareness (CCAA) is a national, charitable organization that has served Canadians since 1993.Their mandate is to significantly reduce the incidence and impact of abuse through education and public awareness.

FedEx Express Canada provides funding and transportation support for the CCAA and their Delivering Hope program. In addition, thousands of FedEx employees across Canada have participated in our annual holiday drive in support of CCAA, donating thousands of items such as gift certificates, toys, games and personal care items that have been distributed to local shelters and social service agencies to benefit abused children and their families.

For more information about CCAA visit abusehurts.com.

 

ORBIS Canada


ORBIS International is a non-profit global development organization dedicated to saving sight worldwide. Their mission is to preserve and restore sight by strengthening the capacity of local institutions in their efforts to prevent and treat blindness. Their goal is a world in which no one is needlessly blind, where quality eye care is available to everyone. Since 1982, ORBIS has treated and transformed the lives of more than 15 million people in 89 countries.

FedEx works with ORBIS to eliminate preventable blindness worldwide. In Canada, we help them raise awareness and funding through events like the ORBIS Pull for Sight plane pulls.

To learn more about ORBIS's sight-saving programs, visit orbiscanada.ca.



 

Parachute / Safe Kids Canada

Parachute is a national, charitable organization dedicated to preventing injuries and saving lives. Parachute officially came into being in July 2012 and unites the former organizations of Safe Communities Canada, Safe Kids Canada, SMARTRISK and ThinkFirst Canada into one leader in injury prevention. Parachute’s programming and advocacy efforts are designed to help Canadians reduce their risks of injury while enjoying long lives lived to the fullest.

In Canada, more than 14,000 pedestrians are injured every year, including 1,500 children, many of these by unsafe drivers. That’s why FedEx Express Canada is proud to support the Safe Kids Canada Walk This Way pedestrian safety program. For more than a decade, FedEx has worked with Safe Kids to promote safe driving habits among Canadian drivers, and to keep pedestrian safety top of mind. Some of the initiatives we have launched include Canada’s Pace Car Drivers, a program that encourages Canadians to pledge to be safe and responsible drivers. This program alone, which is promoted by NASCAR driver Denny Hamlin, has reached thousands of Canadians since it was launched in 2011.

For more information about Parachute and Safe Kids Canada visit parachutecanada.org or safekidscanada.ca.

 

Skate To Great

Skate To Great is a Canadian not-for-profit organization that pairs up new and used donated figure skates and hockey equipment with deserving children and at-risk youth through local charities including Big Brothers Big Sisters.

FedEx Express Canada provides support for Skate To Great programs.

For more information about Skate To Great visit skatetogreat.org.

 

Tree Canada

For twenty years, Tree Canada has engaged communities, governments, corporations, and individuals in the pursuit of a greener and healthier living environment for Canadians. They provide Canadians with education, technical expertise, and resources to plant and care for urban and rural trees. Tree Canada have planted more than 78 million trees and greened more than 520 schoolyards across the country.

FedEx Express Canada supports Tree Canada by funding school greening projects and reforestation programs across the country.

For more information about Tree Canada visit treecanada.ca.

 

Disaster Readiness, Relief and Recovery

Disaster relief is in our DNA. For decades, FedEx has used our nearly 700 planes, 75,000 trucks and the world’s most powerful and versatile transportation and logistics network to deliver critical supplies, services and expertise to support victims of disaster.

FedEx works with a number of international disaster response organizations that bring relief to victims of emergencies or natural disasters. Specifically, we direct our funds toward the quick and efficient transport of aid and disaster preparedness education initiatives.

Each year, we set aside space for as much as four million pounds of disaster-related charitable shipping. FedEx has long-standing relationships with a number of relief organizations around the world, including the American Red Cross, Direct Relief International, Heart to Heart International and the Salvation Army. Our operations teams, pilots and drivers consider it an honor to be a part of relief teams that save lives around the world.

But we know that delivering supplies is only one piece of how we can help communities affected by disaster. That’s why we also leverage our logistics expertise, scale and influence to invest in preparedness initiatives for families and small businesses. In addition, we work on long-term recovery efforts in communities like New Orleans and Haiti that, years later, still have a lot of rebuilding to do.

For more information, read our latest report on Global Programs in Disaster Readiness, Relief and Recovery or read the FedEx Global Citizenship Report.