Walmart Canada is committed to the communities we serve and focused on supporting Canadian families in need. Since 1994, we have donated and raised over $200 million for Canadian charities. Our philanthropic initiatives are designed to have a national scope and a local impact. We are proud to be the biggest corporate sponsor for three national charity partners: Children’s Miracle Network to help families with sick children, Breakfast Club of Canada to help children start their day with a healthy breakfast, and the Canadian Red Cross to provide consistent, dependable funding so that, when disaster strikes, the Red Cross has the funds to act immediately.
Children’s Miracle Network is a non-profit organization dedicated to saving and improving the lives of children by raising funds for 14 children’s hospitals in Canada. Each year, Children's Miracle Network member hospitals create miracles by providing the finest medical care, life-saving research and preventative education to help millions of kids overcome diseases and injuries of every kind. Walmart Canada is the top supporter of Children’s Miracle Network, donating and raising funds for Canadian children’s hospitals throughnumerous initiatives including the sale of miracle balloons, corporate matching grants, and the Walmart Walk for Miracles.
Research has shown children who eat a nutritious breakfast before school benefit from improved attendance and punctuality, improved behaviour and concentration, and display improved social skills and greater confidence to interact with children and adults. Breakfast Club of Canada is a national non-profit organization dedicated to providing services and funding to school breakfast programs. Breakfast Club of Canada provides more than 20 million breakfasts across the country; feeding more than 145,000 children annually. Walmart Canada is proud to be Breakfast Club of Canada’s largest corporate donor.
The Canadian Red Cross’ mission is to improve the lives of vulnerable people by mobilizing the power of humanity in Canada and around the world. When families or entire communities are impacted by natural disaster or other emergencies, highly trained Canadian Red Cross volunteers can respond immediately. Walmart Canada is the top corporate sponsor of the Canadian Red Cross. Money contributed through Walmart’s annual campaign provides the reliable, dependable funding needed to support Canadians when disaster strikes.
At Walmart Canada, our goal is to reduce the environmental impact of our operations and products. Every day we work to reach our three aspirational goals: To be supplied 100% by renewable energy; to create zero waste; and to sell products that sustain people and the environment.
In 2010, Walmart Canada opened one of North America’s most energy-efficient fresh food distribution centres, in Balzac, Alberta, just outside of Calgary. The facility is a living lab of sustainability and includes the company’s first pilots of hydrogen fuel cells, solar thermal and wind power, as well as many other sustainability features and products.
Evergreen is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to making cities more livable through local, sustainable greening projects in schoolyards, parks and communities across Canada. Walmart-Evergreen Green Grants is a Canadian community greening program sponsored by Walmart Canada and led by Evergreen. The program provides funding to create greener, healthier communities through stewardship and restoration, community development, and community food projects across Canada. Since 2005, Walmart-Evergreen Green Grants have supported over 550 community groups across the country, and engaged more than 45,460 dedicated volunteers.
Walmart Canada is a leading supporter of renewable energy in Canada and through its eight-year partnership with Bullfrog Power is one of the country’s largest commercial purchasers of 100% clean, pollution-free energy. To learn more about Walmart’s global responsibility program, please visit www.walmartcanada.ca.