Employee and Community Involvement

Employee and Community Involvement

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Our employees live and work in the communities where we operate. Whether it's sitting on a local community planning committee, serving as a board member of a non-profit organization, volunteering at community events or hosting a staff fundraiser, we support our employees' tireless efforts and their dedication to making a difference. Here are some ways our amazing employees support their communities:

Volunteer Days
We know how big a role volunteers play in building strong organizations and communities. That's why we encourage and support our staff to volunteer by giving each Affinity employee one paid volunteer day per year to help them give their time to their communities.  In 2013, this translated into 2,300 paid volunteer hours!

Community Events and Fundraising
Affinity employees are empowered to participate in events and initiatives all across the province all year long. Here are just a few ways our employees give back: 

  • Staff Fundraisers - from participating in events such as Relay for Life and Big Bike, to planning and hosting branch fundraisers for local charities, our staff work to raise money for the causes they are passionate about.
  • Community Events - employees from across the province participate in local parades held throughout the summer, take part in the Star Phoenix Bridge City Boogie, support Raise-a-Reader and engage in many more events in their communities.  
  • Affinity encourages staff to take part in Canadian Blood Services Partners for Life through mobile clinics and group blood donations. Affinity staff members donated 95 units of blood in 2013 through the Partners for Life Program. 
Community Spirit Fund

Through our Community Spirit Fund, we enable each of our employees and elected officials to direct $200 per year to a charity or community group of his or her choice.  Since launched in 2012, we have provided over $450,000 to local, provincial, and national community groups and charities chosen by our employees!