Mazda Canada (MCI) undertakes a wide variety of social contribution initiatives, with the aim of meeting the needs of the communities in which Mazda operates. In addition to monetary donations, MCI contributes in a manner that capitalizes on its unique capabilities.
To support charitable organizations
MCI has supported charitable activities related to social welfare.
- MCI employees supported a family, in line with the Starlight Foundation Toy Drive program, voluntarily bringing a new, unwrapped toy to be donation to the organization that provides less privileged children with the toys before Christmas to have a happy Christmas (about 50 employees participated in total).
- All MCI employees collected donations throughout the year to give to Sick Kids Hospital and Canadian Cancer Society. On Jeans Day Fridays and during on Casual Dress Seasons, employees donated money to these charitable organizations through payroll deduction.
- MCI employees participated in the Sporting Life 10K Run For Kids with Cancer in May 2012 to raise enough funds to send one child affected by childhood cancer to Camp Oochigeas. The camp is a privately funded, volunteer based organization that provides kids affected by childhood cancer with unique opportunity for growth through challenging, fun, enriching and magical experiences.
- In June 2012, MCI Team of employees participated in Sick Kids Volleyball Tournament by playing in a volleyball tournament in support of and raising funds for Sick Kids Hospital.
- MCI Team of employees participated in Ride to Conquer Cancer in July 2012, and rode bikes and raised money in support of the Canadian Cancer Society.
- In October 2012, MCI supported United Way, an international, volunteer-led not-for-profit organization through the event of CN Tower Climb for charity by holding activities within the office for all employees to raise money for the CN Tower Climb team to donate money to the organization. The CN Tower Climb team walked up over 7,000 steps to the top of the CN Tower in Toronto, Ontario.
- MCI employees raised money for awareness of prostate cancer. Male employees grew moustaches throughout the month of November and held contests for the best moustaches to raise funds.
- In December 2012, all employees gave a food donation (worth a minimum of $10) that was collected and given to Richmond Hill Food Bank to give to those in need before Christmas.
To support the development of world-class athletes and coaches
MCI has been a corporate sponsor of the Canadian National Canoe/Kayak Team since 1995, as part of national team athlete development activities, which makes it the longest-standing corporate sports sponsorship in Canada.
MCI provided the team with the loan of six vehicles (Mazda3 and CX-9) to be used for national team athlete development activities.