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Community Impact

Throughout our history, we have operated on the belief that the interests of P&G are inseparable from the needs of the communities where we operate. At P&G Canada, we demonstrate this value by investing in nonprofits and charitable organizations across our country.

P&G focuses its community impact efforts where we can uniquely add value. Each corporate donation request is carefully evaluated to determine alignment with:

  • Providing the comforts of home: the everyday essentials that help create the experience of home for families who can’t afford them or who have been displaced
  • Supporting health and hygiene: hygiene education and healthy behaviours that help prevent illness and improve confidence

In Canada, we focus our philanthropy efforts primarily on organizations that can benefit from in-kind donations of P&G product that align with our corporate or brand strategies. Recent examples include donations of:

  • Household and personal care products to Syrian families arriving in Canada
  • Beauty products for Look Good Feel Better workshops that teach beauty techniques to female cancer patients to help them combat the appearance-related side effects of cancer treatment.
  • Dawn dish detergent to help with wildlife rehabilitation efforts in times of crisis and for everyday wildlife rescues
  • Product to Food Banks Canada, which are able to efficiently distribute across Canada. Since 2002, we have donated over 6 million pounds of P&G product to Food Banks Canada.
  • Personal hygiene kits and other products for evacuees of the 2016 Fort McMurray wildfires

In addition to product donation programs, P&G Canada also works to grow philanthropy and volunteerism across the company.

  • We have a longstanding relationship with various United Way organizations across Canada where we match employee donations dollar-for-dollar.
  • P&G Canada was a founding partner of the My Giving Moment campaign, inspired by the Governor General, to encourage all Canadians to give back to their communities, neighbours, charities and causes.
  • We encourage our employees to give back to the community through Habitat for Humanity Canada build days and other community days of caring across our various sites across Canada.
  • Our brands also participate in community impact programs such as Pantene Beautiful Lengths, Dawn Helps Save Wildlife and Always Changing programs.