Economic Impact Report 2020

Community Engagement

Supporting Our Communities

Community engagement is an integral part of Canada’s fertilizer industry mandate. Fertilizer Canada members actively support community organizations across Canada, donating tens of millions of dollars each year to community-based initiatives.

We believe in lifting up the
communities we operate in.

This includes member support of local food banks, school lunch programs and direct support to First Nation communities. These initiatives and others help address food insecurity and assist vulnerable Canadians.

Some of the many organizations we have donated to:

Food banks:
Regina Food Bank, Saskatoon Food Bank, Medicine Hat and District Food Bank, SHARE Food Bank

Organizations:
Children’s Wish Foundation, Creative Kids, Kidsport, Big Brothers, Big Sisters, Canadian Red Cross

Health:
Moose Jaw Health Foundation, Hospital of Regina Foundation, Wounded Warriors Canada, Jim Pattison Children’s Hospital, Cancer Foundation of Saskatchewan

Case Study:
Nutrien

During the COVID-19 pandemic Nutrien recognized the immediate food needs in communities and got to work. The company allocated over $1 million to keep local food programs running. They also are a proud community partner on a collection of virtual agriculture-education resources, such as Journey 2050 that help students explore world food sustainability and more from home.

In 2020 Nutrien also:

  • Expanded their volunteer program for 2020 so employees can take up to five paid days to volunteer
  • Matched employee personal donations of up to $5,000 dollars through their internal Grow our Community
  • Provided in-kind donations of PPE, computers, IT helpdesk support

Going Above and Beyond

In 2020, COVID-19 caught us all by surprise, leaving already vulnerable populations and communities in even more vulnerable situations. Our members stepped up to the plate making large donations to food banks across Canada, family service centres serving vulnerable populations, Indigenous service centres, direct support to First Nation communities, and donated personal protective equipment to health centres.

All of this was done on top of their regular community investment initiatives

We’re proud of what we accomplished in 2020 and are looking forward to how we can help our communities in the recovery from COVID-19 in the years to come.

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Fertilizer Canada’s Response to COVID-19