Recruiter Blog: Cultivating community spirit

By Danielle Boucher

Imagine an organization with over 8,000 employees across Canada. Now imagine if that organization gave all of its members a full work day to volunteer in their communities. Why would it do that?

An organization that holds community giving and making a difference in the lives of others in high regard becomes a better business. Deloitte is exactly that – a large national organization of people who care.

Our national Impact Day kicks off Deloitte’s National Month of Giving on October 3, 2014. For the tenth consecutive year, Deloitte employees from across the country will put their talents and skills to good use.

Activities vary by region and include cooking meals in community centres, sorting groceries at food banks and giving strategic advice to non-profits. You name it, we’ve done it for Impact Day, and this year will be no different.

Impact Day means something different to every Deloitte employee. It provides an opportunity to choose a project that aligns with our personal interests and the tools to go out and make a positive impact.

For the last two years, I have had the absolute pleasure of volunteering my time at Chrysalis – an Alberta Society for Citizens with Disabilities in Edmonton. Growing up I had a dear friend named Jenna who was born with spina-bifida and hydrocephalus, and spent her entire life in a wheelchair. She passed away in 2011 and since then I have been looking for ways to celebrate her life and make a difference in the lives of people who have similar conditions. Spending time at Chrysalis allows me to give back and make an impact but what I get in return is so much more!

To learn more about Impact Day and our projects, check out our Facebook page or follow @DeloitteCanada to get updates and photos from the day. 

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