A people-centered perspective

Community investment comes in all shapes and sizes and has been part of Burnside’s mission since the very beginning. Whether it is a local partnership, community enhancement through projects, or sustainability, equality, inclusion, or diversity, we are keenly aware of the impact that our presence has on our surroundings. We strive every day to make the best possible impression on our community through our work, our volunteering, and our play.

Giving back

Burnside staff regularly donate their time to several ongoing community initiatives and volunteerism. Be it working towards a common goal or, spending time with other people, these activities have become an integral part of our day-to-day culture. Each office gives back to their local charities, activities, and organizations, whether it be in time, in goods, or in monetary donations.

Activities include:

  • Ride-for-Heart
  • Community tree planting
  • Local food bank donations
  • Bowl for Kids
  • The Terry Fox Run
  • Road clean up days
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Meals on Wheels
  • Credit Valley Conservation Foundation Annual Canoe the Credit

Organizations we support

We invest in local charities and organizations to reach every corner of our community. In celebration of Burnside’s 50th anniversary, we contributed $50,000 to multiple local organizations, distributed across the company’s offices, and we annually donate over $20,000 to charitable causes.

We are always looking to give back to the communities that matter to us, and we like to have fun doing it! Some of the local community organizations to whom we give back include:

  • Orangeville Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast
  • Girl Guides
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Big Brothers | Big Sisters
  • Century 21 Gala
    • MS Society of Oxford
    • South Gate Centre
    • Easter Seals
  • Wingham Lions Auction
  • Georgian College “Take Back the Night”
  • Howick Agricultural Society Fall Fair
  • Wingham District Hospital Foundation
  • Hospice Dufferin
  • Guelph Shelldale Family Gateway
  • Orangeville Food Bank
  • Barrie’s Coldest Night of the Year
  • Make a Wish Canada
  • Mothers Against Drunk Driving
  • Highlands Youth for Christ
  • Michael House
  • Canadian Mental Health Association
  • Southlake Hospital Foundation
  • Adopt-a-Family
  • Hospice Wellington
  • The Salvation Army
  • Women in Crisis