Employee Giving

Good Neighbours Employee Volunteer Program

Giving back is a shared value between Members and Staff alike. YNCU employees not only strive to put Members first, they put their neighbourhoods first with personal contributions that enrich their communities. In 2020, over 1,500 hours of Staff Members’ personal time was invested back into local causes they’re passionate about. In honour of their volunteerism, Staff designated over $10,000 of YNCU community investment dollars back into local organizations across our service areas.

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In addition to corporate support, YNCU staff voluntarily pay $2 each to participate in Casual Fridays. The amounts collected are distributed to charities selected annually by staff. In 2020, $22,374.04 was donated to the following organizations:

  • Autism Dog Services, Brantford

  • Brant County SPCA

  • Cambridge & District Humane Society

  • Canadian Hearing Society-Sault Ste. Marie

  • Food4Kids Brant Haldimand

  • Greenway-Chaplin Community Centre

  • Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada

  • Meals on Wheels Paris

  • Merrymount Family Support and Crisis Centre

  • Mitchell Community Food Bank

  • Royal Conservatory of Music

  • Sault Ste. Marie Humane Society

  • The Coping Centre, Cambridge

  • The Food Bank of Waterloo Region

  • VON Oxford Sakura House

  • Wellkin Child and Youth Mental Wellness