Community Involvement Archives
CANstruction Success - Graham Awarded Best Use of Labels
For the second consecutive year, Calgary's operations and corporate office participated in the 8th annual CANstruction(R) event, where volunteers from different companies get together and construct giant-sized structures made entirely out of canned food.
Feeding the Hungry in Calgary
Each Sunday, Feed the Hungry in Calgary ensures hundreds of men, women, children, seniors and people with disabilities living in poverty experience a different Sunday - a home cooked meal, a sense of family, and respect.
We're dedicated to making a difference in the communities where we live and work. Check back soon for more stories on how Graham employees are contributing to their local neighbourhoods.
Graham Employees Give Back to 'Feed My Starving Children'
Graham employees in Eagan, Minnesota volunteered at the non-profit organization Feed My Starving Children during the American Thanksgiving holiday, packing 13,824 prepared meals into boxes.
Lifting Spirits by Renovating Surrey's Shirley Dean Pavilion
Over 40 Vancouver-based Graham employees were recently on hand at the Shirley Dean Pavilion donating their time and services to provide the office a much-needed facelift.
Hearts & Hammers
Armed with compassion and tools, over 30 Minneapolis employees, family, and friends volunteered on a Saturday in June to provide exterior home improvements for a deserving disabled homeowner, all in the name of Hearts & Hammers.
Hiking Towards Compassion
Over 25 Graham employees joined 700 other hikers and 60 volunteers to participate in the annual Hike for Hospice to honour a loved one and to raise money for those who may one day need the services of Hospice Calgary.
Building a Difference, One Can at a Time
For the first time, Graham's Calgary operations and corporate office employees participated in the 7th annual Canstruction® event in Calgary - the company's Regina and Saskatoon branches have previously participated in this unique fundraiser.
Fighting Juvenile Diabetes Every Step of the Way
Four years ago, Barbara Unger, Administration,Gracom received the news that would change her and her family's lives forever. Her then five-year-old son, Jake, was diagnosed with Juvenile Diabetes (JD).
Operations General Manager Arrested
On January 25 Grant Symon, General Manager, Calgary Operations, Graham Group Ltd. was arrested, cuffed and put on "office" arrest. His crime? Supporting a great cause!
Graham Laces Up for a Great Cause
Graham's Saskatoon office has partnered with the Children's Wish Foundation for the past two years to help make the wishes come true of children living with high-risk, life threatening illnesses.
Hiking for Those We Love
The loss of a loved one is a devastating experience. Organizations like Hospice Calgary provide support, counseling and positive transitions for children, families and friends experiencing loss.
Giving Back Where We Build
After completing the Kelowna General Hospital (KGH) Centennial Building project early this year, Graham contributed a CDN$100,000 donation to the KGH Foundation's Take Care, Take Part Campaign.
Lending Many Hands
For the second year in a row, Graham's Minneapolis branch sponsored a home for Hearts and Hammers, a non-profit organization that brings together hundreds of volunteers annually to help repair homes for those who are physically or financially unable to do the work alone.
Little CASA su CASA
Graham employees volunteered their time and talents over four weeks to construct a ground-up, 64 sq. ft. (5.9 m2) lodge-themed playhouse, complete with vinyl siding, shakes, deck, energy-efficient windows and a gable-style roof line.
Graham Delivers Playhouse to Disabled Children
Growing up, every child cherishes their time spent playing at the park.
But what if a child was born with a disability that didn't allow her/him
to participate in the fun?
With their hammers in hand and PPE in place, 40 local business and
community leaders got together in Edmonton to participate in President's
Build, a program sponsored by Stantec's CEO, Bob Gomes, to support
Habitat for Humanity.
Graham Laces up for a great Cause
Last fall, over 35 employees, and their families and friends from
Kelowna, Calgary and Saskatoon offices donned runners to participate in
the annual CIBC Run for the Cure -collectively they raised over
CDN$8,560 in support of breast cancer.
Graham Joins Forces with Local Boy Scouts... Chimney Swift
Human activity has caused the extinction of hundreds of species of birds
and those numbers are expected to rise. In North America, the Chimney
Swift is rapidly declining in population.
Graham Supports Canadian Troops
In today's fast-paced lifestyles, we often forget to be thankful for the
privileges that we as North Americans benefit from - peace, freedom,
freewill and security. On September 23, 2011, Graham didn't forget!
Helping Vancouver's Helping Spirint Lodge
Vancouver's Helping Spirit Lodge is a 33-bed transition house that
opened its doors for abused and battered women and children 20 years
Walking for Sarah
For our first community event, we wanted to align with an organization that was near and dear to our hearts.
Hearts & Hammers
Putting their hearts and hammers to work, over 25 Minneapolis branch
employees recently volunteered, for the first time, at the national
Hearts & Hammers Program Day, providing exterior painting and home
improvement assistance to elderly and physically disabled homeowners so
they may continue to live independently.
Lacing Up Once Again
Hike for Hospice
Regina Food Bank and Graham
Doing Our Part
Going Red in Support of Heart Month
At Graham's Toronto office, they were 'seeing red' for an entire day - and all for a great cause. Across North America, February is designated as 'heart month,' with the Heart & Stroke Foundation Canada and the American Heart Association jointly raising awareness of heart disease.
Nailing Down Habitat for Humanity's Frame Game
Armed with hammers, hard hats and a whole lot of heart, Graham employees framed two homes in two days as part of Habitat for Humanity Edmonton's Frame Game in September 2010.
Working with Purpose - Hands at Work in Africa
Led by Stan Geddes, Equipment Manager, Asset Management, a dedicated group of 11 western Canadians travelled to Mutare, Zimbabwe this spring and made a world of difference for hundreds of children through Hands at Work in Africa.
Getting Dirty for a Great Cause
Graham's Seattle field and office staff got dirty for a great cause when they volunteered at a community enhancement project for a local non-profit organization last fall.
One Can Can Make a Difference
Two months of planning and trial builds paid off for Graham's Regina operating branch as they successfully competed in the food charity event, Canstruction®, held in Saskatchewan last March.
Graham Wish Builders
Four-year-old Vanessa, a liver transplant survivor with a rare disease known as Progressive Familial Intrahepatic Cholestasis (PFIC), will soon have her dream come true – all because of the determined employees at Graham's Saskatoon office.