Governance and Strategies
From our Board, through our leadership ranks and across our workforce, we believe Toromont has a role to play in the health and well-being of the communities where we live and work. In line with our Values and focus on social responsibility, Toromont encourages community volunteerism through our Day of Caring Policy. It provides all employees with paid time off to volunteer for a charitable cause of their choice. Toromont’s official charity is United Way, an organization chosen because it reaches all communities connected to our business units and provides opportunities for our employees to work together, in an enjoyable way, to focus fundraising efforts for the biggest community impact. We also encourage our business units to contribute to philanthropic causes that resonate with them.
2020 Community Impact Actions and Outcomes
Pandemic restrictions did not stop Toromont employees from supporting community causes, but it did change the way they went about lending a helping hand. Toromont Cat’s annual United Way campaign turned virtual. Online events and games including bingo, Toromont Trivia and a creative mask contest coupled with generous everyday donations raised enough funds for United Way to support 5,800 programs and projects across Canada. Not all activities were virtual. Non-perishable food donations complemented the effort. Other Toromont businesses continued their legacy of supporting local charities. Employees at Battlefield Equipment Rentals participated in a virtual walk to raise funds for Rare Charitable Research Reserve, an urban land trust and environmental institute in Ontario’s Waterloo Region. When the going got tough for many Canadians, Toromont employees got going.