We are committed to giving back to the communities where our customers, employees and shareholders live and work - locally, regionally and nationally-through donations of volunteer time by our employees, in-kind product and dollars. Our employees share our commitment to their communities, and participate in volunteer and fundraising activities through the Weston - Seeding Stronger Communities Campaign. For more information, please visit Employee Giving
We have recently shifted the focus of our giving into a new area: Seeding Food Innovation.
Climate change, population growth and human activity are putting enormous strain on the land, water and biodiversity resources in Canada and threaten our future well-being. At George Weston Limited and Loblaw Companies Limited, we believe that Canada can lead the way in sustainable food production to help find ways to feed and nourish our growing population in ways that are sustainable: environmentally, economically and culturally.
We want to provide seed funding for rigorously scientific, trans-disciplinary research proposals that investigate food and health challenges that will impact primarily Canadians, but also deliver key learnings to solve issues of global concern OR offer debt/equity investments to business-focused projects that have a real social impact both in Canada and globally.
Please refer to our Funding Guidelines for more information about this opportunity.
Also, applications are currently being accepted by our colleagues at Loblaw Companies Limited.