Among Canada’s major publicly traded companies, we are the oldest family-run firm and
one that has been a proud corporate citizen for over one hundred years. Since my grandfather
started the company in 1882, we have grown along with the country and in the process provided
thousands of jobs, helped foster economic development, built value for our shareholders and
reinvested back into the community through our Foundation and our
corporate community activities.
Our firm’s role as a corporate leader also extends to the way we behave towards the environment.
As distributors and retailers, we need to act responsibly to minimize our environmental footprint and
continually strive for sustainable growth.
My father deeply believed that the wealth generated by an enterprise such as ours should be directed
back into the community where its employees live and work. In the 1950s, he created The W. Garfield
Weston Foundation for that purpose. Over the years, it has successfully partnered with numerous
social, educational and environmental agencies to build stronger communities and enhance individual
In addition to our Foundation, George Weston Limited, Weston Foods Inc. and Loblaw Companies Limited
are extremely active in communities across Canada, working with social partners that share their
strategic focuses. Together they donated more than $35 million to benefit Canadians last year alone.
W. Galen Weston
Chairman and President
George Weston Limited
George Weston Limited and its subsidiaries are focused on improving the quality of
life in the communities where our employees live and work.
Loblaw Companies Limited
Loblaw Companies Limited strive to be strong corporate citizens, and we commit to operating in a way which benefits the regions
in which we operate, our employees and our stakeholders. Our operations touch almost every community across Canada and we
take this responsibility seriously. For more information, please go to
The W. Garfield Weston Foundation
The W. Garfield Weston Foundation is a private Canadian family foundation, associated with the Weston group of companies.
To learn more about the Foundation, please go