Last year we provided $675,000 to 69 charities or community organizations and an estimated $46,000 of in-kind donations to 27 organizations through our community investment program, including:
- YVR for Kids golf tournament and auction
- Richmond Hospital Foundation
- Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup
- Celebration of Light Fireworks Festival
- Quest Food Exchange
- Employee-driven United Way campaign
Coin collection kiosks located in the post-security areas of the Domestic and International Terminals encourage passengers to donate loose change to charity. More than $20,000 was collected in 2012 for distribution to local charities.
Our community investment program is guided by three focus areas: First Nations; environment and accessibility; and the greater YVR community. Driven by guidelines and criteria, we provide support in the form of donations, sponsorships and gifts-in-kind available through an online application system.