Impacting Our Communities & Associates

We understand 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 do this by creating new jobs (both through direct employment and indirectly through our supply chain), and fostering local economic development. We also 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 are able to better build more cohesive relationships and positively influence society as a whole. Below is a shortlist of the numerous organizations where our associates volunteer their time and efforts to make a positive impact to the community.

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
• Canadian Diabetes Association
• Tree Canada

About The Staples Employee Share Fund

The Staples Employee Share Fund, founded and solely funded by associates, offers financial relief for 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 respond to and fulfill grant requests promptly.

Throughout the year we hold fund raising events for Share Fund 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