Investing in Our Communities
Huawei Canada Amateur Sports Program – Supporting Employees and Local Youth Sports
Huawei Canada is proud of the contribution our employees are making in local communities. To support our employees and their families, the Huawei Canada Amateur Sports Program provides grants of up to $1000 for local sports teams. These sponsorships are used to buy equipment and uniforms, and to support out-of-town tournament expenses. Huawei Canada will sponsor 35 teams in 2014, and provide a minimum of $25,000 to community teams in Ontario, Quebec and Saskatchewan.
Promoting ICT Leadership with Aboriginal Youth and Canada’s First Nations
As part of our effort to deliver broadband services to rural and remote communities, and to help foster stronger educational links with engineering students in Canada, Huawei is investing in a number of ICT initiatives and programs with First Nations communities.
This year, Huawei Canada sponsored the 16th Annual SaskTel Aboriginal Youth Awards in Saskatoon on May 23rd. Sean Yang, President of Huawei Canada, presented the Engineering Award to high school student Sheldon Lacerte. Huawei is proud to help encourage high achievement and education in the ICT sector, and were extremely pleased to support Sheldon’s goal of studying Engineering in University.
More information on the SaskTel Aboriginal Youth Awards can be found here.
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Huawei Canada is also working with companies like SaskTel in their efforts to connect rural and remote communities. This year Huawei sponsored the 2nd Annual Saskatchewan First Nations ICT Conference in support of longer-term objectives to ensure all Canadians have access to broadband. Our investments in rural broadband in Canada reflect our global objectives to bridge the digital divide in all countries where we operate.
Rewarding Young Leaders and Inspiring Young People
Huawei Canada’s partnership with Live Nation has created an opportunity to recognize and surprise deserving young people in communities across Canada with unique concert experiences. This summer, Huawei Canada’s device team joined the ‘Prismatic Tour’ in eight cities across Canada to ‘delight and surprise’ fans with upgraded tickets and backstage experiences, and had major recording artist Demi Lovato meet a number of deserving young people following a recent concert in Hamilton, Ontario. Working with great organizations like Kids Up Front, and the Ottawa Youth Services Bureau, exceptional youth were given ‘one special night’ to be recognized for their community leadership and courage in the face of adversity.
Supporting our Local Communities
In addition to our 3 national CSR programs, Huawei is committed to supporting local community and charitable activities. Huawei’s Markham employees were pleased to support the Heart and Stroke Big Bike Challenge, and the Bell Walk so Kids Can Talk this year, while Huawei’s annual employee Christmas Party raises funds for the Markham-Stouffville Hospital.
Huawei will invest over $50,000 in 2014 to local community initiatives in Markham and Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, and Regina.