At Orkin Canada, we believe that giving back to the communities we service everyday is absolutely essential. With a variety of different initiatives run annually throughout the year, we always look to do our part and be the change.
- Orkin Canada Saving The Bees
- Habitat for Humanity
- Helping Keep Canada Disinfected
- Orkin Canada Sleeves-Up
- International Day Of Pink
- Orkin Canada Sustainability
At Orkin Canada, we are not just pest control experts, we also want to do our part to help the environment and ensure a future for these incredible pollinators. We have partnered up with Alvéole to welcome 5,000 honey bee tenants at each of our Burnaby, BC and Mississauga, ON branches. These amazing honey bees are cared for and supported by our partner Alveole, who ensure that the health and enhancement of our bee population is thriving. The sustainability of the honey bee population is a cause close to our heart and an initiative we will continue to champion.
We believe that everyone deserves to have access to affordable shelter, which is what drove us to give back and work with Habitat for Humanity. Volunteers members of our GTA and Ontario regional teams took part in 2 separate builds in the GTA area over 2018 and 2019. Even though 2020 changed everything, we look forward to getting back to working with Habitat, and expanding across Canada, as soon as it is safe to do so.
2020 has presented numerous challenges for many nonprofit organizations throughout Canada. This challenge presented our team with an opportunity to do our part in order to ensure that these organizations had the appropriate tools to operate safely. We donated hand sanitizer, PPE and our disinfectant services to a variety of nonprofit organizations across Canada including food banks, religious institutions and shelters.
The 2020 COVID-19 pandemic had an immense impact on blood services across North America, with these services facing a severe blood shortage due to cancelled blood drives. Orkin Canada wanted to play our part in assisting these services by donating blood. As millions of Canadians, including our employees and their families, rely on blood services to survive we felt it was necessary to do something to help our fellow Canadians. Our team donated over 18 litres of blood, which will help save the lives of over 123 Canadians. Many of our employees continue to donate on a regular basis in order to ease the strain on Canada’s blood services.
In a year that demanded agility, resilience and compassion, Orkin Canada responded by bringing these qualities to our business, our communities and our people. To meet and overcome numerous challenges in 2020, we accelerated innovation, stepped up to help meet the needs of our communities, cared for our people, and made significant strides in our green initiatives to have a positive impact on the areas in which we live and serve.
Orkin Canada not only recognizes the importance of social sustainability, but continually strives to create lasting change in the areas of community, our people and culture, health and safety, and our environment.