Impacting Our Communities & Associates

Staples Professional understands that our operations directly impact the local communities where we operate and therefore strive to have a positive influence where our associates live and work. We provide support for important educational community initiatives through financial contributions, associate engagement and volunteerism in local, regional, and national causes and in-kind corporate donations. By actively engaging with our communities, we’re able to build more meaningful relationships and positively influence society.

We work to ensure that all stakeholders are accounted for and that our scope is not limited to those who are part of our organization. To support the causes our associates believe in, we offer flexibly for volunteer time off, encourage grassroots involvement, and provide resources to enable local volunteerism.

Community Involvement: Regional

• EcoSource
• Ray of Hope – Kitchener
• Mustard Seed- Calgary
• Fondation Québécoise pour la déficience Intellectuelle – Boucherville
• Moisson Rive-Sud – Boucherville
• Basketeers – Mississauga
• Hope House – Calgary
• Holiday Helpers – Mississauga
• Operation Christmas Child- Calgary
• La Croisée de Longueuil – Boucherville
• The Centre for Dreams and Hopes – Calgary
• Winnipeg Harvest – Winnipeg
• The Gathering Place – St John’s
• Oak Ridges Moraine Land Trust – Toronto
• North York General Hospital – Toronto
• Halton’s Women Shelter – Oakville
• Ronald McDonald House – Edmonton & Mississauga

Community Involvement: National

• Junior Achievement
• Food Bank
• CIBC Run for the Cure
• WWF
• YMCA
• Canadian Diabetes Association
• Tree Canada

About The Staples Employee Share Fund


The Staples Employee Share Fund, founded and funded by associates, offers financial relief for other associates in need of assistance due to significant traumatic events. Our associates and their well-being are extremely important to us, and that’s why we do our very best to support the program and help respond to and fulfill grant requests promptly.

Throughout the year we hold fund raising events to help support this important company program and to raise further awareness with our associates.

“Our Staples Share Fund, founded and funded by associates and corporate contributions, offers relief for associates in times of need due to significant qualifying events such as natural disasters, catastrophic personal events or other events beyond their control. I am proud to be part of the Staples family and to offer my support as executive sponsor to this very worthwhile associate led cause!”

– Margaret Blake, Vice President, Merchandising & Purchasing / Executive Sponsor, Share Fund Program