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
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.
On April 14th, Orkin Canada took part in the International Day of Pink. This day is dedicated to bringing people from all walks of life together in order to celebrate diversity and put an end to bullying and discrimination. At Orkin Canada, we are proud to be an organization that celebrates diversity and provides an equal environment for all, where every employee’s voice matters. We look forward to continuing to do our part to put an end to bullying and discrimination.