Sustainability is part of FORREC’s corporate social responsibility mandate, and it has become a huge part of our organization; it’s embedded in our culture, values, and DNA. It’s our responsibility as a group of industry leaders and innovators to be a part of the solution. We categorize our sustainability efforts into three ways: Community, At the Office, and Client Projects:
SKETCH is a community arts enterprise engaging diverse young people in Canada, who live homeless or on the margins, experience the transformative power of the arts, including building leadership and self-sufficiency, and cultivating
social and environmental change. Since 1996, over 10,000 youth have engaged in the arts and skill building at SKETCH. Since 2017, FORREC has supported SKETCH through championing the creative community and helping in the organization’s various initiatives, including Nourish where our employees prepare meals, or participate in the Art Salon.
SKETCH will be raising funds to support our Spotlight Scholarship Initiative. For each $5,000 scholarship, a Black artist at SKETCH will receive personalized professional development, skill building workshops, one-on-one mentorship, nutritious meals, and access to SKETCH’s 9,000 sq-ft space where they can safely develop their body of work towards public presentation.
Heart disease and stroke take one Canadian life every seven minutes, and that’s unacceptable. In 2019, FORREC raised $11,010 for the Ride for Heart campaign to help make heart disease and stroke a thing of the past by walking, running, and cycling on the Gardiner and DVP with 15,000 other amazing Torontonians.
The CP24 Christmas Wish program has become one of the largest distributors of toys to children in need in the Greater Toronto Area. In 2019, through our Secret Santa program, we released our inner child and gave each other gifts that were then donated. FORREC donated 15 heaving bags of toys to the program.
On a mission to provide a magical Christmas to low-income families with young children, Holiday Helpers aims to deliver Christmas to 600 GTA families! FORREC sponsored a family of five, donating much-needed winter clothing, toys, books and household items to the family.
Our offices are in Liberty Village so when the respite shelter opened a block away, we had the perfect opportunity to support our community! Throughout the year, the FORREC team collects and donates clothing and toiletries for men, women, children and even pets for St. Felix Centre.
We consistently run food drives for Second Harvest and Daily Bread Food Bank, making a special effort to donate vegetarian proteins such as beans, chickpeas, legumes and nut butters.
We also asked staff to donate to the Toronto Humane Society who asked for gently used towels and bedding to keep the animals comfortable through winter. A further four bags were dispatched to the River Street shelter.
The very essence of who we are as a company is collaboration. On every project we collaborate within our studios, our clients, with our strategic partners, our consultants, and the brands and operators we work with. Interested in working with us?Contact Us