300 Transat Staffers Participate In Charitable Work In Montreal & Toronto
Recently, 300 Transat employees devoted a day of work to 3 charitable organizations in Montreal and Toronto as part of the volunteering program the company introduced in 2011.
They are are follows:
Fondation du Dr Julien
This past fall, Annick Guérard, General Manager of Transat Tours Canada (TTC), sponsored an activity to support the foundation and lend a hand to 1 of Julien's 16 affiliated centres across Quebec, which benefit more than 2,000 children and their families every year.
The team of 30 employees from TTC, Transat Distribution Canada (TDC), Jonview Canada, Air Transat and Transat repainted the centre, cleaned toys, prepared snacks for the children and more.
In December, some 100 Transat employees answered a call to action from Michel Bellefeuille, Transat’s Vice-President and Chief Information Officer, to help Canada’s busiest food bank with a clientele of 140,706 individuals and 230 community organizations.
Transat team members sorted and packed dried and frozen food in preparation for the organization to distribute 6,300 meals, 12,000 bags of frozen vegetables and 300 loaves of bread.
Daily Bread and Pause Famille
Jonview Canada’s teams in Toronto and Montreal, led by the business unit’s Vice-President and General Manager Andrew Lind, decided to volunteer this year on behalf of Daily Bread, a Toronto-area food bank, and Pause famille, a family-support centre in Montreal.
During 2 days of work, the Jonview teams sorted food and prepared food baskets, cleaned premises, prepared snacks and more.
Transat's charitable initiatives will continue in 2015, with more volunteer days planned in support of non-profits such as Sun Youth, Les Petits frères and the Welcome Hall Mission, sponsored respectively by Jean-François Lemay, General Manager of Air Transat, Denis Petrin, Vice-President, Finance and Administration and Chief Financial Officer, Transat, and Joseph Adamo, General Manager, Transat Distribution Canada.