In 2019, Sherritt’s Fort Site continued to roll out the Spirit of Sherritt program, launched in 2017. This program is composed of two initiatives: the Giving Program and the Volunteer Program.
The Giving Program allows employees to apply for a $250 donation to a charity for which they have volunteered a minimum of 20 hours of their personal time. The Volunteer Program allows eligible employees to use one work day per year to volunteer for eligible non-profit organizations during work hours.
In 2019, over the course of the year, Sherritt’s Fort Site donated $2,800 in recognition of employees who collectively volunteered 500 hours of their own time to non-profit and charitable causes in their local communities (outside of work hours), and 200 hours of company time. Examples of places employees volunteered or donated to include local food banks, children’s health organizations, the arts, and community children’s sporting associations.
In 2019, Sherritt Nickel Jumpers at the Fort Site raised over $10,000 and rappelled off the Coast Edmonton Plaza Hotel in support of Make-a-Wish Northern Alberta’s annual #ropeforhope campaign. The Fort Site’s United Way campaign raised over $50,000 for the Capital Region in 2019, totalling more than $285,000 in the last five years.
Additionally, every December the Fort Site and the Technologies Division support the local Fort Saskatchewan Food Gatherers Society. Our employees assist in collecting food, toys and monetary donations for those in need. One tradition includes our annual ugly holiday sweater challenge, where for every “ugly” holiday sweater worn to work, the leadership team makes a contribution to the Fort Saskatchewan Food Gatherers Society. In 2019, Sherritt and its employees proudly donated $5,000 and a truckload of food and toys.
In 2019, Sherritt’s Corporate office employees continued to support Make-a-Wish Canada. With support from our employees, Sherritt raised $10,000 and funded the wish of a sweet and kind five-year-old girl who wished to visit an Ontario resort with her family.