Giving back to our communities
We continue to support local
communities through volunteering,
sponsorships and donations.
We committed over C$1m in funding to support youth, local organisations, key workers and vulnerable groups in our core markets, and we provided free retail space to charities, artists and local vendors across our portfolio.
We continued our long-standing partnership with Habitat for Humanity in San Francisco and Vancouver by helping to build affordable housing for families in need by assisting with tasks such as framing, insulation and heating, ventilation and air conditioning installation.
Our colleagues in San Francisco volunteered as virtual mentors to young people from low-income communities in the Development School for Youth’s leadership training programme. Our Vancouver office employees provided online support to women needing career assistance, participated in the Covenant House ‘Sleep Out’ and various sporting events to raise funds for at-risk youth and individuals with disabilities.
Meanwhile, our Washington, D.C. team delivered donations to women’s shelters and volunteered at food banks (pictured below). Our employees also sourced laptops for online learning from our tenant, Best Buy, and distributed them to 117 students from three under-resourced District high schools.
Furthermore, our internal Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Committee implemented a series of actions designed to foster an inclusive work environment, strengthen our culture and address challenges arising from the pandemic