Wilcox encourages staff members to actively participate in community events or charities that are important to them. As a company, we have supported several charities over the years through both contributions and volunteering. This gives us the opportunity when we are out in the field to put a human touch on the business. Whether they are organizers or other volunteers, people prefer to purchase from companies that care about the community around them. For us, these acts of social responsibility provide an opportunity to connect with some amazing individuals, to help the environment, or to be inspired by incredible stories. Below is an example of some of the causes Wilcox supports.
Community Involvement and Participation
Downie Wenjack Foundation – Donation, The residential school system has had a lasting impact on the equity, well being and rightful place of Indigenous Peoples on Turtle Island. Donations to The Gord Downie & Chanie Wenjack Fund help support grassroots, community-based ReconciliACTIONs across Canada. Learn More
Sick Kids Foundation – Wilcox supports the construction of a new, state-of-the-art building on University Avenue. Donations to the Foundation help medical research, clinical trials and help turn break-throughs into treatment.Learn More
Fort Mac Strong Foundation – Wilcox contributed to the Fort Mac Fires Fund through UCS Forest Group. 100% of the money collected was donated to the Red Cross Alberta Fires Fund.
Prostate Cancer Canada – Plaid for Dad: Wilcox has participated in #PlaidforDad for two years to help raise funds and awareness for prostate cancer. Prostate Cancer Canada is dedicated to the elimination of the most common cancer in men through research, advocacy, education, support and awareness. Learn More
Movember Foundation – In addition to participating in Plaid for Dad for Prostate Cancer Canada Foundation, Wilcox also partakes in the Movember movement. We raise funds to tackle some of the biggest health issues faced by men: prostate cancer, testicular cancer, and poor mental health. Learn More
Mississauga Food Bank – “Help Build a Mississauga Where No One Goes Hungry.” For the second year, we’ve donated to the Mississauga Food Bank to help feed those in our community. This is an excellent organization that hits close to home for us and truly values contributions from donors, their volunteers and member agencies. Learn More
New Circles Clothing Drive – We joined forces with New Circles to collect clothing for those who need it most during the chilly season. New Circles Community Services is a not-for-profit, grass-roots agency that builds strong and caring communities by providing basic necessities to those living in poverty. Learn More
Hamilton Fire Department Football Team – Donation: Wilcox has previously contributed to the Hamilton Fire Department Football Team. Congratulations to the Hamilton Fire Department for placing bronze in Football! The 2017 World Police and Firefighter Games took place in Los Angeles, USA.
Special Olympics Golf Tournament – Participation: A member of our staff caddied for one of athletes that did exceptionally well in the annual golf tournament held at Fox Golf Club in London ON. We can’t wait to volunteer again in 2019! Learn More