One of the core values of our company is Citizenship. We not only want to contribute to the personal development of our staff, but also to the social and economic fabric of our communities. Through our PROUD program, if a Great Canadian employee volunteers for an organization, and if they meet certain criteria, we will make a donation on behalf of that employee.
Together, Great Canadian Gaming Corporation’s employees do amazing things in the communities where we live and work. Our employees use their skills and talents to make a profoundly positive impact in lives and communities. Through Great Canadian’s PROUD program, we support non-profit groups, community associations, and charities that our staff choose to be a part of.
We have a long history of giving back. And through the PROUD initiative, we are able to encourage our employees to lend their time to meaningful volunteer projects, plus allow our company to help strengthen the communities in which our employees serve and live.
Proud of our team. Proud of our communities. Proud that what we do makes a difference.
Here is a collection of the programs we’ve created at Great Canadian that unite our community outreach efforts and bring our PROUD brand and philosophy to life:
Under the PROUD program, the company recognizes, encourages and rewards any team member who volunteers and supports his/her community. As a way of fostering volunteering endeavours, Great Canadian provides a $500 donation to the charity that the team member supports either through volunteer hours or fundraising efforts.
Great Canadian properties are encouraged to take ownership of the PROUD Challenge program at their location and establish its presence in the local community. As a requirement of the PROUD Challenge, each property identifies a charity they wish to support and plan a number of fundraising and volunteer initiatives throughout the year in support of that group. The winning three properties receive $5000, $1500 and $500 that go towards their total amount raised for their charities.
This program recognizes three Great Canadian team members who are community leaders and have supported various charitable initiatives and causes. The PROUD Champions receive $2500 for 1st place, $750 for 2nd place and $250 for 3rd place and another equal donation is issued for the charity or non-profit organization of their choice.
This program provides financial assistance to Great Canadian team members and their eligible dependents in an effort to recognize their community involvement while supporting their post-secondary educational pursuits. Annually, Great Canadian awards five $1000 scholarships.
During the PROUD National Week of Caring, all properties dedicate one day during the chosen week to host or participate in a fundraising or volunteering activity all in support of a charity of their choice.
The PROUD 12 Days of giving campaign was inspired by the idea to engage in random acts of kindness during the holiday season. For 12 Days in December and in the holiday spirit, properties participate in one act of giving or kindness per day that involves both guests and team members.