Cooper is committed to supporting the local communities in which we operate. From repairing community centers to delivering hot meals to planting trees and repairing playgrounds, Cooper helps the communities we work in so that we all can continue to be safe and healthy. From Sudbury to Kingston and Toronto to Montreal, Cooper’s support is without borders.
Time and time again, Cooper looks to their team to provide insight on the causes that Cooper should take on as their own each year.
Laugh Out Loud Initiative
The George Hull Centre is a hub for children’s mental health, supporting children up to the age of 18 and their families. Operating as an accredited mental health centre, they provide many services such as assessment, therapeutic plans, individual and group therapy for children of all ages as well as their families, information workshops, residential and day treatment for adolescents and substance abuse treatment for adolescents.
The George Hull Centre’s Laugh Out Loud Initiative is their annual fundraiser and raises funds to support the centre and for children undergoing mental health issues and depression. Mental health is an important cause for Cooper, especially as it pertains to children. A number of our team members are parents themselves, and all parents want to see their children healthy and thriving.
Though awareness is improving, mental health is often an under-funded and under-acknowledged issue and resources can be scarce – especially for children. That’s why it’s important to us to provide support to such a key initiative that opens up possibilities for children and their parents.
LOL is just one example of a charitable initiative that Cooper has been supporting over the years. As children are our future, it is imperative that we continue to support and nurture the children in our community.
North Alberta International Children’s Festival
This year, we are proud to be a sponsor of the Northern Alberta International Children’s Festival! The festival is an annual six day arts and culture festival that supports artistic collaboration. Children are encouraged to share various performances, inspired by music, theatre and dance and to participate in exciting and educational activities.
With Cooper’s recent expansion into Western Canada, we were eager and excited to support our new community. We were asked to supply some equipment to be used throughout the show as part of our sponsorship to help out. We were also happy to lend a helping hand when another equipment supplier had to pull their donated equipment at the last minute.
The festival was a huge success, and our participation was a great way to get involved with the Alberta community.
Habitat for Humanity
With Cooper’s acquisition of 4-Way Equipment Rentals in Alberta, it was important to us to keep their tradition of sponsoring Habitat for Humanity. Habitat for Humanity works to help family’s access affordable homeownership. To date, this charity along with almost 100,000 volunteers have built more than 4,000 homes in 14 different countries. Cooper is excited to carry on the tradition and be a part of this wonderful initiative.
The build in Edmonton will partner with families to construct 150 homes from July 9 – 14, 2017. Cooper will be on site with 10 volunteers to partake in the event.