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InOurCommunitiesYearinReview2013MAPLELEAFFOODS MAPLELEAFFOODSINOURCOMMUNITIES20131TABLEOFCONTENTSAMESSAGEFROMOURSENIORVICEPRESIDENTOFSUSTAINABILITYANDPUBLICAFFAIRS...........................................................3SUPPORTINGOURPEOPLE..................................................................................4CHANGEYOURLIFEWITHBACON........................................................................6INVESTINGINKIDS..............................................................................................8GIVEADAY........................................................................................................10RUNNINGFORACURE......................................................................................12MOVEMBER......................................................................................................14ROLLINGOUTTHESUPPORT.............................................................................16BREAKINGBREADINB.C...................................................................................18ALBERTAFLOODRELIEF...................................................................................20LETHBRIDGECOMMUNITYOUTREACH..............................................................22STEPPINGCLOSERTOACURE..........................................................................24OXFORDANDLONDONCOMMUNITYFOUNDATIONS..........................................26UPWITHWOMEN..............................................................................................28ALLEVIATINGHUNGERWITHDAILYBREADFOODBANK.....................................30MAKINGMEALSMEANINGFUL...........................................................................32EMERGENCYRESPONSEINLAC-MGANTIC......................................................34FEEDINGILLINOIS.............................................................................................36HOLIDAYCHEERFORTHEHOMELESS...............................................................38REACHINGCHILDRENINTERNATIONALLY...........................................................40NYOTA..............................................................................................................42 22013INOURCOMMUNITIESMAPLELEAFFOODS MAPLELEAFFOODSINOURCOMMUNITIES20133MapleLeafFoodsisinthemidstofoneofthebiggesttransformationsinthehistoryofCanadasfoodindustry.WerefocusingasignificantamountofourresourcesonbuildingourbusinessintoagreatCanadianfoodcompanybyinvestinginstate-of-theartfacilitiescreatinghigh-skilledjobsbuildingfoodbrandsthatCanadianscanbeproudtocalltheirownandgivingbacktothecommunitieswhereweliveandwork.Iamveryproudofthisjourney.AndnotjustbecauseitwillsetusapartasaleadingCanadianfoodcompanybutbecauseitsbeingdrivenbythetremendouseffortsofourpeoplewhoputforthtirelessenergyeverydaytogrowourbusinessandtohelptheircommunitiesthrivethroughvolunteeringandselflessgiving.Tosupportouremployeespersonalcommunityinvolvementwearepleasedtoprovidetwopaidvolunteerdaysayearwiththepotentialforextendedleavetohelpthemgivebacktoacausetheyrepassionateaboutandmaintainastrongworklifebalance.InourCommunitiesisasnapshotofouremployeespersonalstoriesofgivingback.ItalsoshowcasessomeofthecausesthatMapleLeafsupportsincludingourcommitmenttoprovidingnutritiousfoodtothoseinneedacrossCanadaandabroadandtofindsustainablesolutionstohunger.Ourcommunityoutreacheffortsarefocusedonestablishingdirectpartnershipswithhighimpactandup-and-comingorganizationsthatshareourcommitmenttoempoweringpositivechangethroughaccesstohealthyfoodandfoodeducation.Iwouldliketopersonallythankallofouremployeesforthegreatworktheydointheircommunities.FromthesestoriesIhopeyougetasenseofthepassiondedicationandspiritthatmakeourpeoplesoremarkableandinspiring.LyndaKuhnSeniorVicePresidentSustainabilityandPublicAffairsAMESSAGEFROMOURSENIORVICEPRESIDENTOFSUSTAINABILITYANDPUBLICAFFAIRS 42013INOURCOMMUNITIESMAPLELEAFFOODSSUPPORTINGOURPEOPLENATIONALCAMPAIGNAtMapleLeafFoodswesupportourpeopleandtheinspiringworktheydointheircommunities.MapleLeafemployeesarepassionateaboutsupportingthecommunitieswheretheyliveandwork.Whetheritsfindingsolutionstohungerundertakinghumanitarianworksupportinganimalwelfareorencouragingenvironmentalsustainabilityouremployeesusetheirtalentstosupportmanynotablecausesandorganizationsthataimtomakeourworldanevenbetterplacetolive.EncouragingvolunteerismisacornerstoneofMapleLeafsphilanthropicfocus.Salariedemployeescanuseuptotwofulldaysorfourhalfdaysannuallywithpaytovolunteerwithintheircommunitiesatanot-for-profitcause.Eachyearwelaunchvariousemployeecampaignsencouragingourpeopletogetoutandgetactiveintheircommunitiesbyvolunteeringforcausesthatspeaktothem.Theseemployeecampaignsgiveustheopportunitytorecognizetheinspiringworkourpeopledoyear-round.Tosupportouremployeespersonalcommunityinvolvementwearepleasedtoprovidetwopaidvolunteerdaysayearwiththepotentialforextendedleavetohelpthemgivebacktoacausetheyrepassionateaboutandmaintainastrongworklifebalance.--LyndaKuhnSeniorVicePresidentofSustainabilityandPublicAffairsMapleLeafFoodsThesummerof2013markedthesecondVolunteeringToMakeaDifferenceemployeecampaignatMapleLeafanannualcelebrationofthevolunteeringactivitiesengagedinbyouremployeesthroughouttheyear.AsoneofourmostsuccessfulvolunteerismcampaignsweaskourpeopletosharethegoodworktheydointheircommunitiesinexchangefortheopportunitytowinadonationtotheircharitableorganizationfromMapleLeafontheirbehalf.Overthelasttwoyearswehavedonated55000towardsthecausesthatmeanthemosttoemployeesandsharedtheirstorieswithothers. MAPLELEAFFOODSINOURCOMMUNITIES20135MapleLeafhasdonated55000towardsouremployeesvolunteeringinitiatives.EMPLOYEESPOTLIGHTGordDoratyCaledonSkiPatrolMymostproudpatrollingexperiencewassavingthelifeofanelderlystaffmemberwhocollapsedintheparkinglotattheskiclub.Hewasfoundwithoutapulseandwasnotbreathing.MyselfwiththesupportofthreeotherteammembersperformedCPRonthegentlemanuntiltheparamedicsOPPandfiredepartmentarrived.Itwasthelongest20minutesofmylife.Wesavedhislifeandhenowcontinuestoenjoyafulllifeasifnothingeverhappened.--GordDoratyOntarioSalesManagerMapleLeafFoodservicevolunteershistimewiththeCaledonSkiPatrolabranchoftheCanadianSkiPatrol. 62013INOURCOMMUNITIESMAPLELEAFFOODSCHANGEYOURLIFEWITHBACONNATIONALCAMPAIGNHungerCount2013reports53percentoffoodbanksbuymorefoodthanusualbecausein-kinddonationsdonotmeettheneed.Alargepartofthisneedishigh-qualitycompleteproteinsoaspartofourChangeYourLifeWithBaconmarketingcampaignMapleLeafFoodsmadeitamissiontojointogetherwithourFacebookfansanddonateenoughhamsduringtheholidayseasontofeed10000peoplethroughlocalfoodbanksacrossCanada.ForeverylikeorshareofourChangeYourLifewithBacononlinevideowedonatedonepoundoffoodonourfansbehalftohelpfeedCanadiansinneed.Thiscampaignexplodedacrossoursocialmediaplatforms.Weexceededourgoalandprovidedmorethan10000poundsofproteintolocalfoodbanksinfivecitiesacrossCanadaduringtheholidayseasonHamiltonFoodShareinHamiltonOntarioTorontoDailyBreadFoodBankinTorontoOntarioFoodDepotAlimentaireinMonctonNewBrunswickWinnipegHarvestinWinnipegManitobaSaskatoonFoodBankLearningCentreinSaskatoonSaskatchewanMapleLeafemployeesacrossthecountryvolunteeredtheirtimetohelpsortpackanddistributefoodtotheagenciesintheregion.ThankstoourFacebookfansformakingourmissionareality.MapleLeafFoodsdonatedmorethan15000poundsofqualityproteintofoodbanksacrossCanada.Itwasamazingtoseepeoplecometogetherandworkasateamtoachieveacommongoaloffeeding1700peopleinthegreaterMonctonarea.Sometimesthegreatestgiftisnotnecessarilyonethathasbeenpurchased.--RyanGuitardPlantManagerMapleLeafFoodsMonctonNewBrunswick MAPLELEAFFOODSINOURCOMMUNITIES20137EMPLOYEESPOTLIGHTCourtneyMittenWaterlooRegionSuicidePreventionCouncilTenyearsagoIlostsomeoneclosetometosuicide.LikemanyotherpeoplewhohavebeenaffectedbysuicideIhaveoftenwonderedwhatIcouldhavedonetopreventthelossofmyfriend.Ifeelstronglythattheonethingthatweasacommunitycandotohelpistoeliminatethestigmaaroundmentalhealthandencourageconversations.--CourtneyMittenisaPackagingTechnologistatMapleLeafFoodsandacommitteememberoftheDanielTudiscoMemorialGolfTournament.ProceedsfromthegolftournamentgotowardsWaterlooRegionSuicidePreventionCouncil.Thecontributionof1500poundsoffreshporkfromMapleLeafFoodsput6000mealsonthetablesofpeopleinHamiltonwhoneededitthemost.WearegratefultoMapleLeafFoodsforthiswonderfulcontributionandtoitsemployeeswhorolleduptheirsleevestoworkatourwarehouseassistingusinthefightagainsthungerjustbeforetheholidayseason.Manythanksforyourremarkablesupport.Itisappreciatedsoverymuch.--JoanneSantucciExecutiveDirectorHamiltonFoodShare 82013INOURCOMMUNITIESMAPLELEAFFOODSINVESTINGINKIDSNATIONALCAMPAIGNIn2013MapleLeafFoodswasrecognizedasavaluedsupporteroftheTimHortonChildrensFoundationTHCFformorethan10years.THCFwasestablishedin1974inmemoryofthegreatCanadianhockeystarTimHortonandhispassionforhelpingyouthrecognizetheirfullpotential.Theorganizationhassincehelpedmorethan180000economicallydisadvantagedchildrenwiththreecorecampprogramsacrossNorthAmerica.THCFhostssummercampsthatprovideanenvironmentwherechildrencanrealizepositivepersonalachievementsdevelopindependenceanddiscoverinnerstrengthandcourage.OneofMapleLeafscoreorganizationalvaluesispromotinggrowthandlearninginwardlyandoutwardlysosupportingtheTHCFwasanaturalfit.OurMapleLeafConsumerFoodsandCanadaBreadbusinessunitsjoinedforcesandraisedatotalof165000towardspurchasingMapleLeafmeatandCanadaBreadbakeryproductsforTHCFsannualfoodprogramtokeepplatesfullandmindshealthyintheircamps.Incelebrationofourlong-standingcommitmenttogrowthdevelopmentandleadershipinyoungmindswemadeafive-yearpledgeaspartofTHCFsMission10Milliontodonate175000towardsbuildinganewcampinManitobaenablingTHCFtoexpanditscampnetworkandhelpevenmoreyouthacrossNorthAmerica.In2013MapleLeafFoodsdonatedmorethan200000towardstheTimHortonChildrensFoundationbuildingbrighterfuturesfordisadvantagedyouth.TheTimHortonChildrensFoundationplaysatremendousroleinshapingabrightfutureforsomanychildren.Investingintheconfidenceandgrowthofouryoungpeopleisaninvestmentinthefutureofoursocietiesandcultures.Weareproudtosupportsuchanincrediblecausethathelpsourleadersoftomorrowdiscovertheirfullpotential.--RichardLanChiefCustomerOfficerMapleLeafFoods MAPLELEAFFOODSINOURCOMMUNITIES20139OurdonationstoTHCFsfoodprogramshelpfeedover17000childrenacrossCanadaandtheNorthernUnitedStates.EMPLOYEESPOTLIGHTRomaTamakuwalaVOICEforHearingImpairedChildrenWhenmysonwasthreeyearsoldhewasdiagnosedwithseveretoprofoundhearingloss.IhavebenefitedimmenselyfromVOICEsparentgroupswhichhaveprovidedmewiththeemotionalmentalandeducationalsupportIneededformyson.MysonisnoweightyearsoldandhaslearnedtointerpretsoundsandtospeakthankstothehelpofanAuditoryVerbalTherapistprovidedbyVOICE.Since2010IhavebeenaparentmentorwithVOICEsoIcanhelpotherparentsbysharingmyexperiencesandhelpchildrenlikemyson.SupportingVOICEismywayofsayingthankyouforgivingmysonavoice.--RomaTamakuwalaisanHRMasterDataCoordinatoratMapleLeafFoodsinMississaugaOntarioandshevolunteershertimewithVOICEforHearingImpairedChildren.AsoneoftheTimHortonChildrensFoundationslargestcorporatedonorsMapleLeafFoodshasshownoutstandingdedicationtobuildingbrighterfuturesforeconomicallydisadvantagedchildreninallourcommunities.EachyearthecompanygenerouslycontributestotheorganizationsfoodprogramandprovidessignificantsupporttowardstheFoundationsbursaryprogramforpastparticipantspursuingpost-secondaryeducation.Thankyouforyourincrediblecommitment--EricaHamiltonFundraisingCoordinatorTimHortonChildrensFoundation 102013INOURCOMMUNITIESMAPLELEAFFOODSGIVEADAYNATIONALCAMPAIGNTherearemorethan35millionpeoplelivingwithHIVAIDSworldwideand6300peoplecontractHIVeverydaythatsnearly263everyhour.Withmorethantwo-thirdsofthoselivingwithHIVAIDSresidinginsub-SaharanAfricaaccesstohealthserviceseducationandawarenesshasneverbeenmorecriticaltosavinglives.MapleLeafFoodsismakingtheseneedsareality.Sub-SaharanAfricaexperiencesthehighestrateofHIVAIDSinfectionsworldwideandtheregionaccountedfor75oftheworldsAIDSdeathsin2012.TohelpsomeoftheworldsmostvulnerablepopulationMapleLeafpartneredwithGiveADaytosupportDignitasInternationalandtheStephenLewisFoundationtohelpindividualsaffectedbyHIVAIDSinSub-SaharanAfricawithaccesstoqualitymedicalservicessotheycanlivelongerhealthierlives.GiveADayisagrassrootsCanadiancampaignchallengingCanadianstorecognizeDecember1stWorldAIDSDaybygivingonedayspaytoeithertheStephenLewisFoundationwhichsupportsorganizationsthatactaslifelinesfortheircommunitiesprovidingeducationtreatmentfoodandholistichome-basedcareorDignitasInternationalamedicalhumanitarianorganizationthatworksinpartnershipwithpatientshealthworkersresearchersandpolicymakerstotacklethebarrierstohealthcareinresource-limitedcommunities.RaisingawarenessandeducationarekeyinpreventingthetransmissionofHIVAIDSanddevelopinghealthycommunitiesworldwide.TohelpspreadthewordMapleLeafuseditsinfluenceonsocialmediatogenerateknowledgeandsupportofWorldAidsDayandtheGiveADaycampaignreachingmorethan3000peopleonFacebook.MapleLeafFoodsdonated15000toimprovethequalityoflifeofthoselivingwithHIVAIDS.MapleLeafFoodshelpedGiveADayraiseenoughfundstoprovide1400individualswithyear-roundHIVAIDStreatment. MAPLELEAFFOODSINOURCOMMUNITIES201311WearepleasedtoannounceanothersuccessfulyearofGiveADay.ThankstooursponsorMapleLeafFoodsandlawfirmsacrossCanadathecampaignraisedover280000tosupportpeoplelivingwithHIVAIDSthroughtheStephenLewisFoundationandDignitasInternational.ThesefundswillprovideaccesstomedicationtrainingcounsellingandeducationforthousandsofpeopleacrossAfricawhoselivesareaffectedbyHIV.Thankyouforyourgenerosity--AnneConnellyDignitasInternationalandMargaretWrightTheStephenLewisFoundationEMPLOYEESPOTLIGHTKathrynHodgkinsonTorontoPeopleWithAidsPWASomanypeopledontunderstandthefoundationthediseaseorwhyonearthIwouldpunishmyarthriticbodybycyclingforsixdaysconsecutivelybutIamcompelledtodoit.ItstoughsometimesbutnotnearlyaschallengingaslivingwithHIVAIDS.IdontliveinToronto.Iamnotgay.IdonothaveHIVAIDS.IhaveneverneedednorusedtheservicesofPWA.Iridemybicycleforthosewhodoarehaveandneed.--KathrynHodgkinsonisaTerritoryManagerforMapleLeafFoodsinMississaugaOntarioandshecycleswiththeFriendsforLifeBikeRallya650-kilometreeventinsupportoftheTorontoPeopleWithAidsFoundation.PWAengagespeoplelivingwithHIVAIDSthroughpracticalandtherapeutichealthsupportservicestoenhancetheirhealthandwell-being. 122013INOURCOMMUNITIESMAPLELEAFFOODSRUNNINGFORACURENATIONALCAMPAIGNRunningamarathonisatremendousaccomplishment.Enduringleukemiaandsuccessfullyovercomingthediseaseismonumental.Duringthesummerof2013MapleLeafFoodsCraigCassarDirectorofCustomerSupplyChaindedicatedhis42.2kilometremarathonruninAnchorageAlaskatoraisingawarenessandsupportfortwoofhisMapleLeafcolleaguesbattlingthediseaseaswellasraisingfundsfortheLeukemiaLymphomaSocietyofCanadaLLSCavoluntaryhealthagencydedicatedtosupportinglifesavingbloodcancerresearchacrossCanada.TheMapleLeaffamilysupportedCraigsrunwithacompany-wideTopChefcompetitionprovidingdonationstoLLSCandothercharitiesonbehalfofwinningemployees.CraigcompletedhisjourneyandwiththehelpoftheMapleLeafcommunitysurpassedhisfundraisinggoalbyraisingatotalof17200towardsfindingacureforleukemialymphomaHodgkinsdiseaseandmyelomaandimprovingthequalityoflifeofpatientsandsurvivors.WehavealargeandverycaringcommunityatMapleLeafsaidCraigofthewholeexperienceImsopleasedtohavehadthesupportofouremployeesthroughthisjourneynotonlyinsupportofmyownpersonalgoalsbutforthemanyCanadianssufferingfromcancer.TheMapleLeafFoodscommunitydonatedatotalof10500towardsCraigsruninsupportoftwoemployeesdiagnosedwithleukemia. MAPLELEAFFOODSINOURCOMMUNITIES201313EMPLOYEESPOTLIGHTSandyRussellCanadianCancerSocietysRelayforLifeOurpassioncomesfromthecourageouspeoplethatlookforaglimmerofhopeeveryday.Ourstrengthcomesfromthemthesurvivorsandfamiliesthathavebeenaffectedbythispainfuluglydisease.ThispastyearwasadifficultyearIwitnessedaverydearfriendsuccumbtothisdisgustingdiseaseandshewasonly47yearsoldalovinganddevotedwifemotherfriendanddotinggrandmother.ThisisarealstorythisiswhyIrelay.--SandyRussellO.S.D.AdministratorinSupplyChainatMapleLeafFoodsinKitchenerOntariospendsheryeartrainingfortheRelayforLifeinsupportoftheCanadianCancerSociety. 142013INOURCOMMUNITIESMAPLELEAFFOODSIn2003agroupof30AustralianmengrewmoustachesinNovemberasafunwaytoraiseawarenessandfundsformenshealthissuescoiningthetermMovember.Todaywithmorethanfourmillionparticipantsacross21countriesMovemberhasbecomeaglobalnon-profitorganizationdedicatedtoimprovingthefaceofmenshealth.EveryNovemberMoBrosandMoSistassportmoustachesandfundraisetosupportglobalhealthprograms.Consideredoneofthetop100Non-GovernmentalOrganizationsNGOsintheworldbyTheGlobalJournalforitsimpactinnovationandsustainabilityMovemberhasprovidedfundingforover570worldclassmenshealthprogramsincludingASurvivorshipActionPlanASAPCanadianProstateCancerGenomeNetworkCPC-GENEEdmontonRapidAccessClinicandProstateCancerBiobanksinCalgaryandMontreal.ProgramssupportedbytheMovemberFoundationarefocusedonawarenessandeducationlivingwithandbeyondcancerstayingmentallyhealthyandsupportingresearchtoachievealastingimpactonthefaceofmenshealth.CanadahashistoricallybeenatopparticipantinMovemberwith31.4millioninfundsraisedin2013.TheUnitedKingdomandtheUnitedStatesfollowedcloselybehindwith27.4millionand22.5millionrespectively.MapleLeafFoodsMovemberteamsurpasseditsgoalraising23000towardsmenshealthprogramsin2013.Movembersupportsworldclassmenshealthprogramsthatcombatprostateandtesticularcancerandmentalhealthchallenges.Thisisanimportantinitiativeasitsupportsacausethattouchesmanyofourcolleagues.WeweremovedbythegenerosityandsupportfromMLFemployeesacrossCanada.Ourteamhadalotoffunworkingonthisin2013andlookforwardtothe2014campaign.--MauricioAlanisMarketingManagerandJonathanRatnasamySourcingManagerMapleLeafFoodsMOVEMBERNATIONALCAMPAIGNThroughoutNovember43moustache-growingMapleLeafFoodsemployeesreachedouttotheirfamiliesfriendsandcoworkersforsupportinsurpassingtheir2012fundraisingtotalof10000.TheteamhostedfunandengagingeventstospreadawarenessforthecauseincludingaMapleLeafPrimeTurkeyChililunchforemployeeswithallproceedsgoingtowardstheteamsMovemberfundraisinggoal. MAPLELEAFFOODSINOURCOMMUNITIES201315EMPLOYEESPOTLIGHTRickGuzikStrokeRecoveryCanadaIvebeenhonouredtoservewithmanyorganizationsbutsince2008myinvolvementwithStrokeRecoveryKWhasbeengreatlyrewarding.ItisoneofthemostfascinatingvolunteeringexperiencesIveeverhad.ThroughStrokeRecoveryKWmyfamilyhaslearnedsomuchaboutstrokeawarenessresearchcommunicationanddealingwiththislife-changingevent.Itissuchajoytoseeourmembershipsowillingtoquicklygivebacktothecommunityandreconnect.--RickGuzikisaSeniorISAnalystinMasterDataManagementatMapleLeafFoodsinMississaugaOntarioandavolunteerCo-ChairofStrokeRecoveryKWKitchener-WaterlooachapterofStrokeRecoveryCanadaaspartofMarchofDimesCanadaspeersupportgroupnetwork.RickbecameavolunteerwithStrokeRecoveryCanadaafterhislategrandfatherbrotherandmotherwereaffectedbystrokesandreliedontheservicesofStrokeRecoveryCanadaforsupport. 162013INOURCOMMUNITIESMAPLELEAFFOODSEveryyearCanadaBreadsupportsUnitedWayastheyworktoimprovethelivesofthoselivingincommunitiesacrossCanadathroughmeaningfullong-termimprovementsaddressingcausesnotjustsymptomsoftheconditionsthatleadtopovertyhomelessnessandunemployment.UnitedWayfocusesonprioritypopulationsinneedofhelpincludingthehomelesssingleparentspeoplewithdisabilitiesAboriginalpeopleandnewimmigrantswiththefollowingservicesEmploymentandskillsdevelopmentAffordablehousingandtransportationFoodaccessandcommunityfoodEmergencyshelteraccessCanadaBreadiscommittedtoinfluencingactionincommunitieswithanannualnationalfundraisingcampaignforUnitedWay.OuremployeesleadtonsoffunandengagingOlympic-themedactivitiestopromoteparticipationandraisefundsforthecause.InadditiontoworkplaceactivitiesemployeesvolunteerwiththeDailyBreadFoodBankbyrollinguptheirsleevesandlendingahelpinghand.In2013CanadaBreaddonatedatotalof330000towardsUnitedWaysgoalsofreducingpovertybuildinghealthypeopletogrowstrongcommunitiesandimprovingaccesstoeducation.CanadaBreadhashadalongandloyalpartnershipwiththeUnitedWayacrossthecountryformorethan20years.EmployeesandthecompanypartnertogetherinsupportinglocalservicesandprogramswithinCanadiancommunitieswherethecompanyhasapresenceandwhereemployeesliveworkandraisetheirfamilies.Theirwell-roundedapproachtocommunityengagementandworkplacefundraisingiswhyCanadaBreadhassuchastrongpresencewhenitcomestosupportingtheircommunityasistheirproactivepartnershipmodelwhichotherorganizationsaspiretoachieve.CanadaBreadistakingUnitedWaystaglineofBuildupthePersonBuilduptheCommunitytoawholenewandexcitinglevel.--GordonShandResourceDevelopmentManagerUnitedWayTorontoROLLINGOUTTHESUPPORTNATIONALCAMPAIGN MAPLELEAFFOODSINOURCOMMUNITIES201317EMPLOYEESPOTLIGHTDebbieKayGirlGuidesofCanadaIjoinedGirlGuidesofCanadain1983.Since1997Ihavebeenatrainerenhancingtheknowledgeofleaderswithpersonaldevelopmentprogramplanningoutdoorskillsleadershipdevelopmentandconflictresolutionamongotherthings.Myexperienceasaleaderandtrainerwiththeorganizationhasbeenfulfillingonmanylevelsbothpersonallyandprofessionally.TheorganizationisawonderfulexperienceforallgirlsandwomenandasoneofoursongssaysIamProudtobeGuiding.--DebbieKayisanAPAnalystwithMapleLeafFoodsinMississaugaOntarioandshehasbeenvolunteeringwithGirlGuidesofCanadaforover20years. 182013INOURCOMMUNITIESMAPLELEAFFOODSInCanadafourmillionpeopleincludingmorethanonemillionchildrenexperiencefoodinsecurity.InBritishColumbiawomenAboriginalpersonsandseniorcitizensrepresentthemajoritypopulationthatreliesonfoodbankswhentheyneedextrahelpaccordingtoHungerCount2013areportbyFoodBanksCanada.In2013ouremployeesinWesternCanadabegancollaboratingwithlocalsupportagenciestohelpfindsustainablesolutionsthatcanalleviatehungerinthesecommunities.QuestFoodExchangeBritishColumbiaslargestnot-for-profitfoodexchangeprogrampartneredwithmorethan400socialserviceagenciestoofferaccessibleaffordableandhealthyfoodchoicesforneedyfamiliesandindividuals.Questisalsocommittedtohelpingfamiliesonlimitedincomeswithsocialservicessuchashealthandwellnesstrainingeducationandworkplacements.McGavinsBreadBasketCoordinatorRickDavidsonrepresentedCanadaBreadataQuestFoodExchangePartnershipAppreciationeventwherethecompanywasrecognizedasavaluablepartnerineliminatinghunger.McGavinsBreadBasketdonated115000loavesofbreadbunsandrollstosupportBritishColumbiasLowerMainlandanareawiththesecondhighestpovertyrateinCanada.BREAKINGBREADINB.C.WESTERNCANADAMcGavinsBreadBasketaCanadaBreadstorewith36locationsinWesternCanadasellsacombinationofqualitybreadandrollsofferedatadiscountsoconsumerscanenjoygreatnationalbrandsataffordableprices.Duringthespringof2013B.C.-basedBreadBasketCoordinatorRickDavidsonwasapproachedbyamemberofQuesttohelptheirmissionofreducinghunger.SincethenourBreadBasketstoresinB.C.sLowerMainlandhavedonatedatotalof115000loavesofbreadbunsandrollstoQuesttosupporttheireffortsinhelpingfamiliesonlimitedincomeskeepfoodontheirtables. MAPLELEAFFOODSINOURCOMMUNITIES201319EMPLOYEESPOTLIGHTTracyHarrington-VrkljanVictimAssistanceVolunteerProgramVAVPBeingavolunteerandbeingavailableatamomentsnoticetomeetwithfamiliesatahospitaltoholdtheirhandwhilecallingthefuneralhomeorjustbeinganearinthemiddleofthenightisextremelyrewarding.--TracyHarrington-VrkljanSeniorPlanningandDispatchCoordinatoratMapleLeafFoodsvolunteerswiththeVictimAssistanceVolunteerProgramVAVPinBurlingtonOntario.VAVPisacommunity-basednot-for-profitservicethatassiststheOntarioProvincialPolicebyhelpingvictimsandtheirfamiliesincrisissituations. 202013INOURCOMMUNITIESMAPLELEAFFOODSInJuneCalgaryAlbertaandthesurroundingareaexperiencedsevereflooding.WithmanyhomessubmergedoraffectedbywaterdamagethousandsofCalgariansweredisplacedfromtheirresidences.MapleLeafFoodsemployeesareincrediblygenerousandbelieveinthecommunityspiritoftheregion.TohelpothersinthewakeofdisastertheyrolleduptheirsleevesandparticipatedincleanupeffortsandhostedaBBQluncheonforvolunteersandfamiliesaffectedbytheflood.Agroupof12employeesvisitedElbowParkacommunitybesidetheElbowRiverthathadpreviouslybeensubmergedinwaterandhelpedresidentsdemolishandcleanuptheremainsoftheirhomes.TrishLimaTerritorySalesManagerorganizedaBBQluncheonatalocalSobeysforresidentsofHighRiverservingover600hotdogstothoseworkingaroundtheclocktobringordertothecity.AsaMapleLeafcommunityweaskedouremployeestodonatetoCanadianRedCrossAlbertaReliefFundtodelivermeaningfulassistancetoourfellowCanadiansaffectedbythissuddentragedy.TohelprelieveanunexpectedneedforfoodCanadaBreaddonatedover20000loavesofbreadtoCalgaryFoodBankprovidingCalgarianswithmuch-needednutritiontofuelrecoveryefforts.MapleLeafFoodsdonatedover20000loavesofnutritiousmultigrainbaguettesforfamiliesandmorethan7000SchneidersLunchmatesandpackagesofMapleLeaflunchmeatsforchildrenaffectedbySouthernAlbertassummerflooding.ALBERTAFLOODRELIEFWESTERNCANADA MAPLELEAFFOODSINOURCOMMUNITIES201321EMPLOYEESPOTLIGHTDavidBrownCalgaryZooIearnedaBachelorofSciencedegreewithamajorinZoologybutIneverappliedmytraininginmyworklifesotwoyearsagoIdecidedIwantedtopursuevolunteeringattheCalgaryZoo.WorkingasadocentprovidingambusheducationtovisitorshasbeenextremelygratifyingtoknowthatIhavemadeadifferenceandtaughtpeoplesomethingtheymaynothaveknownaboutananimalorhowtheycanmakeadifferenceinimprovingthelivesofanimalsandtheenvironmenthasbeenrewarding.--DavidBrownisaCustomerBusinessDevelopmentManagerforMapleLeafFoodsinCalgaryAlbertaandavolunteerwiththeCalgaryZoo.TheCalgaryZooishometotheCentreforConservationResearchwhereateamofbiologistshaveearnedinternationalrecognitionasNorthAmericasleadersinthescienceofspeciesrecoveryandreintroduction.CanadaBreademployeesinCalgaryAlbertaorganizedaluncheontowelcomenewMapleLeafFoodsemployeestotheofficeandraised300towardsCanadianRedCross.Wehadtobepartofthiscommunityeffort.Therewere100000peopledisplacedfromtheirhomesinCalgary.YoualmostfeltobligatedtodosomethingbutitwasphenomenaltoseeeveryonepulltogethertolendtheirsupportshowingthatCalgaryisatight-knitcommunity.--DavidBrownManagerCustomerBusinessDevelopmentMapleLeafFoods 222013INOURCOMMUNITIESMAPLELEAFFOODSUntilasolutionforhungerisfoundMapleLeafFoodscontinuestouseitsfoodresourcestosupportitscommunitiesandthepeoplewithinthem.Findingpermanentsolutionstohungerisanongoingbattle.Foodbanksoftenstruggletomeetfluctuatingdemandsthroughouttheyearandaresometimesunabletofullysatisfytheneedsofthosestrugglingintheircommunities.UsingourfoodresourcesemployeesinourLethbridgeAlbertafacilitywereabletosupporttheneedsofTheLethbridgeFoodBankandStreetsAliveMissionastheyworkedtodelivershort-termsolutionsforhungertothoselivingwithdifficultcircumstancesintheircommunity.InOctober2013theselocalagenciesreachedouttoourLethbridgefacilityforsupportandtheresponsewasoverwhelming.MapleLeafdonatedover3000kilogramsoffrozenporktenderlointoalleviatehungerintheircommunity.LETHBRIDGECOMMUNITYOUTREACHWESTERNCANADAInadditiontosupportinghungeralleviationintheareaMapleLeafsLethbridgefacilityprovidedemploymentopportunitiesforitslocalcommunity.OurLethbridgeplantwasinvolvedinaco-pilotprojectwiththeAboriginalCouncilofLethbridgetobringemploymentopportunitiestothelocalAboriginalcommunitywhichincludeddevelopingpre-employmenttrainingfornewhires.Thiscollaborationbrought21newemployeestoMapleLeaffromtheKainiaandPiikaniNations. MAPLELEAFFOODSINOURCOMMUNITIES201323MapleLeafFoodsfacilityinLethbridgeAlbertadonatedover3000kilogramsofporktenderloinworthnearly14000toStreetsAliveMissionandTheLethbridgeFoodBank.EMPLOYEESPOTLIGHTMatthewBradleyHabitatforHumanityIhavebeeninvolvedwithHabitatforHumanityforoversixyearsnowandcurrentlyserveontheBoardofDirectorsfortheWindsor-Essexaffiliate.IhavetravelledtheworldmostrecentlyvisitingVietnamandHondurasandthetangibleresultsarewhatkeepmecomingbackformore.Itisamazingtoseeaslabofconcreteandinonlyacoupleofdaysithasbeentransformedintoastructurewithwallsandaroof.Thebestpartisthatthefamilythatisgoingtopurchasethehomeisworkingalongsideyoutheentireway.IwillcontinuetotraveltheworldwiththisamazingorganizationandalsobuildinlocalcommunitiesinOntariotosupportaworldwhereeveryonehasadecentandsafeplacetolive.--MatthewBradleyisaCustomerDevelopmentManagerwithMapleLeafFoodsinMississaugaOntarioandhevolunteershistimewithHabitatforHumanity.HabitatforHumanityisanon-profitnon-denominationalChristianhousingorganizationthatreliesonthehelpofvolunteerstobuildsimpleandaffordablehomesinpartnershipwithlow-incomefamilies.MortgagepaymentsfromHabitathomeownersgodirectlyintoatrusttobuildmoreHabitathomes. 242013INOURCOMMUNITIESMAPLELEAFFOODSThestartlingrealityisthatoneinsevenCanadianwomenwillbediagnosedwithbreastorgynaecologiccancerinherlifetime.LedbyDebbieSimpsonCheifFinancialOfficerandLaurieFlanaganDirectorofCommunicationsTeamMapleLeafsetouttomakeapositiveimpactbyparticipatingintheShoppersDrugMartWeekendtoEndWomensCancers.TheShoppersDrugMartWeekendtoEndWomensCancersbenefitingPrincessMargaretCancerCentreisthelargestwomenscancerfundraiserinOntariowithparticipantscompletingeitheratwo-day60kilometerwalkoraone-day32kilometrewalkthroughdowntownToronto.Ourteamof20MapleLeafemployeesjoinednearly4000participantsinawalkthroughTorontosbusydowntowncorewearingmatchingpinkMapleLeafshirts.Despiteasteadydownpourofrainthroughoutmostofthedayspiritswerehighandtheteamsurpasseditsfundraisinggoalof25000todonatealmost60000forcancerresearchandtreatmentatthePrincessMargaretCancerCentre.TeamMapleLeafdonatedcloseto60000towardswomenscancersresearchandtreatment.STEPPINGCLOSERTOACUREONTARIOThePrincessMargaretCancerCentreoneofthetopfivecancerresearchcentresintheworldanditsresearcharmtheOntarioCancerInstitutewhichincludesTheCampbellFamilyCancerResearchInstitutehaveachievedareputationasgloballeadersinthefightagainstcanceranddeliveringpersonalizedcancermedicine. MAPLELEAFFOODSINOURCOMMUNITIES201325EMPLOYEESPOTLIGHTDianneSingerSpeakingofDogsRescueAdogthathasspentitslifeinapuppymillsbreedingcagewillbeterrifiedofthesunwindgrassandpeople.Adogabandonedatapoundwillbeconfusedandheartbrokenbythelossofeverythingandeveryoneitknewandloved.Howeverrescuedogsarenotbroken.Withhelparescuedogcanbecomealovingcompanionthatwillenrichapersonslife.SpeakingofDogsRescuehasprovidedthathelptohundredsofdogs.--DianneSingerisAssistantCorporateSecretaryMapleLeafFoodsinTorontoOntarioandshevolunteerswithSpeakingofDogsRescueasafundraiserfosterparentadoptionscreenerandeventworker.ThegoalofSpeakingofDogsRescueistoendcrueltyabandonmentmistreatmentandhomelessnessofdogsthrougheducationoutreachworkshopforumsandseminars.WiththehelpofthousandsofwalkersannuallythePrincessMargaretCancerCentrehasdonated92.6milliontowardscancerresearchclinicalenhancementsandsurvivorshipprogramsincludingtheestablishmentandsupportofthefirstin-hospitalsurvivorshipclinicprograminCanada.AsacompanyMapleLeafFoodssupported20employeesintheone-day32kilometreShoppersDrugMartWeekendToEndWomensCancerswalkinSeptember2013.FundswereraisedbyTeamMapleLeafandmorethan4000WeekendWalkerstosupportgroundbreakingresearchclinicalenhancementsandfirst-in-CanadasurvivorshipprogramsforwomenscancersatoneofthetopfivecancerresearchcentresintheworldthePrincessMargaretCancerCentre.LedbyWeekendHonoraryChairDebbieSimpsontogetherwithTeamCaptainLaurieFlanaganTeamMapleLeaffarsurpassedtheinitialteamgoalof25000andwasabletoraise59531-anoutstandingaccomplishmentforafirst-yearteamThePrincessMargaretCancerFoundationextendsourdeepgratitudetoDebbiewhoagreedtoorganizeandstandbehindtheteamasWeekendHonoraryChairLaurieforherverypersonalinspirationandsupportandtheentireTeamMapleLeaf.--KarenAdamsSeniorDirectorofStrategicInitiativesatPrincessMargaretCancerFoundation 262013INOURCOMMUNITIESMAPLELEAFFOODSFormanylocalhungersupportagencieshavingthemeanstopreparefoodonalargescaletosustaindemandcanbeadifficulthurdletoovercome.WiththehelpofMapleLeafFoodsCrouchNeighbourhoodResourceCentreSouthGateCentreInc.andMySistersPlaceinOntariosLondonandOxfordcommunitieswillbebetterequippedtoprovidetheircommunitieswithdeliciousandnutritiousfoods.FoodsafetyisacornerstoneofourbusinessandusinggrantsfromMapleLeaftotallingmorethan35000theseagencieswillbeabletopurchasemuch-neededcommercialrefrigeratorsfreezersandcoolerstostorefoodsafely.AtMapleLeafweuseourdeepknowledgeofnutritionandfoodsafetyalongwithouraccesstoresourcestoassistfoodsecurityprogramsthroughCrisisInterventionfoodbanksmobilefoodprogramsschoolorcommunitynutritionservicesfood-basedcatastrophereliefHealthandWellnesseducationandoutreachprogramsgivingpeopletheinformationandskillsneededtoprovidehealthierfoodforthemselvesandtheirfamiliesandSustainabilityinitiativesthatestablishareliablesupplyofnutritiousfoodandpromoteself-sufficiencyfortheeconomicallydisadvantaged.MySistersPlaceisasafesupportivecommunityagencyforwomenfacingoratriskofhomelessness.OXFORDANDLONDONCOMMUNITYFOUNDATIONSONTARIOOurcontinuedworkwithinLondonandOxfordcouldnotbeaccomplishedwithoutthecommitmentofboththeLondonCommunityFoundationandOxfordCommunityFoundation.WhenColdSpringsFarmjoinedMapleLeafin2003employeescontinuedtheworkoffounderHarveyBeatyandhisexceptionalcommitmenttocommunityspiritthroughtheHarveyandErmaBeatyEndowmentFund.WiththehelpoftheLondonandOxfordcommunityfoundationsemployeesbringforwardfood-relatedprojectsinthecommunityforconsiderationtoreceivesupportfromtheFund.In2013wewerehappytopresenttheOxfordCountyNutritionPartnershipwith10000towardsensuringthateverystudentinOxfordCountygoestoschoolwell-fedandreadytolearn.TheOxfordCountyNutritionPartnershipisagroupofindividualsandhealthcareprofessionalsthatsupportbreakfastlunchandsnackprogramsinallschoolsinOxford MAPLELEAFFOODSINOURCOMMUNITIES201327EMPLOYEESPOTLIGHTPatriciaJohnstoneSariTherapeuticRidingAsavolunteerIleadthehorsesorphysicallysupporttheridersduringalesson.Ifindthisworksorewardingbecauseitallowschildrenfacingmanyphysicalandsocialchallengeswiththeopportunitytoenjoythemselvesandengagewithotherpeoplesomeofthesimplestthingswemaytakeforgranted.--PatriciaJohnstoneisaRetailCustomerRepresentativewithMapleLeafFoodsandavolunteeratSariTherapeuticRidingnearLondonOntario.SariTherapeuticRidingprovidesspecializedhorsebackridingprogramsforpeoplewithspecialneedsinLondonandsurroundingcommunities.In2013weprovidedgrantstotalingover50000towardsnutritionprogramsintheLondonOxfordandMiddlesexregionsinOntario.Ourdonationstothesecommunityorganizationshelpedprovidenecessarycommercialappliancestosustaintheirfoodprogramslong-term.ThegenerouscapitalgrantfromtheHarveyandErmaBeatyEndowmentFundcontinuedbyMapleLeafFoodshasrevitalizedthekitchenandfoodprogramatMySistersPlace.Withallnewappliancesstaffareabletoprovidehothealthymealsandsnackstothemorethan100womenvisitingMySistersPlaceeachdaywhoarefacinghomelessnessorexperiencingmentalhealthissues.Thisgranthasimprovedthehealthofmanyofourcommunitymemberswhoaremostvulnerablebyprovidingaccesstofreenutritiousmeals.--KristyCairnsResourceCapacityDevelopmentSpecialistMySistersPlaceCounty.Ourdonationwenttowardsfreezerrefrigeratorandkitchenrepairstoensurehealthandsafetyregulationcompliancefortheschoolsintheregionwithnutritionprograms.WithgoalssimilartotheOxfordCountyNutritionPartnershipwedonated5000toInvestinginChildrensupporting75schoolsintheLondonandMiddlesexareawithinfrastructureneedsincludingtoasterscutleryrefrigeratorsdishwashersandsmallfreezerstosustaintheirnutritionprograms. 282013INOURCOMMUNITIESMAPLELEAFFOODSInCanada30000peoplearehomelessonanygivennightandanaverageofatleast200000CanadiansexperiencehomelessnessatsomepointinayearaccordingtoTheStateofHomelessnessinCanada2013areportbyTheHomelessHub.Avarietyofsocialandeconomicfactorsinfluencehomelessnessandformorethan3300womenviolenceinthehomeforcesthemandtheirchildrentoseekthehelpofemergencyshelters.Nooneshouldbesubjectedtoviolenceeitheronthejoborintheirhomes.ForwomenandgirlswhoareLiaGrimanisfounderofUpwithWomenisashiningstarwhoisprovidingcriticalsupport.UpwithWomenisanon-profitorganizationdedicatedtobridgingthegapfromhomelessnessanddeeppovertytoeconomicandsocialempowermentforwomenandgirls.LiaisachampionofthecauseasayoungwomanwhoexperiencedlifeonthestreetsandultimatelyreceivedhelpandsubsequentlybecamerecognizedasoneofCanadasMostPowerfulWomenbytheWomensExecutiveNetworkandasuccessfulbusinessleader.MapleLeafFoodsdonated10000andmorethan10000poundsoffoodtosupportwomenat-risk.UPWITHWOMENONTARIOLiaisalsoarenownedadventrepreneur.InDecemberLialaunchedPullingforWomenacampaignthatfeaturedLiasettingarecordwithGuinnessBookofWorldRecordsfortheHeaviestTruckPulled100feetbyaWomantoraiseawarenessfororganizationshelpingwomengetoffthestreetsandenablingthemtoreachtheirfullpotential.WepartneredwithLiabydonating10000poundsofprotein1000poundsforevery10feetshepulledthetrucktoYWCATorontoand10000toUpwithWomen.CanadaCartagewhosuppliedthetractortraileralsoprovided10000towardsUpWithWomen. MAPLELEAFFOODSINOURCOMMUNITIES201329EMPLOYEESPOTLIGHTFoodSafetyQualityAssuranceRegulatoryAffairsandTechnicalServicesFSQARATSsupportWomenInCrisisandGuelphFoodBankOurlaboratoryhadrelocatedtotheGuelphareaandwewantedtosupportthelocalcommunity.WestartedoutwitharaffleforfourdonatedticketstoanNHLgameandraised525.00.Theseproceedswereusedtopurchaseitemsrequiredbybothcharities.TheFSQARATSteamalsopersonallydonatedmanygroceriestoysandpersonalhygieneproducts.Thishasbeenagoodteam-buildingexperienceforus.Wedidwhatsrightandbuiltacollaborativeteamalongtheway.--DianeWoodDirectorofTechnicalServicesintheFSQARATSdepartmentofMapleLeafFoodswhichdonatedtotwocharitiesintheGuelph-WellingtonareainOntarioWomeninCrisisacommunity-basedorganizationprovidingsupportservicestovictimsofviolenceandsexualabuseandtheGuelphFoodBankinthespiritoftheholidayseason.WeareproudtoprovidetheYWCAwithnutritiousfoodthatwillhelpthousandsofwomenenjoyhealthybalancedmealsandtopartnerwithLiatogetthemessageoutthatwomenandgirlsat-riskcanbetheleaderstheyhavealwayswantedtobe.--MichaelMcCainPresidentandCEOofMapleLeafFoodsTheYWCAoffersgirlsandwomencommunitysupportservicesaffordablehousingleadershipskillsandemploymenttrainingtohelpthemrealizetheirfullpotential.SupportingGrimanismeantUpWithWomencouldcontinueitsworkinraisingtheprofileofhomelessnessinCanadaspecificallyhomelessnessimpactingwomenandgirlsandcontinuetoeducateat-riskwomenthroughpartnershipsandmentorshipprograms.AsasurvivorofhomelessnessandviolenceinthehomeIwantedtoshowwomenwhoarestrugglingthatanythingispossibleandthatweareallstrongerthanwethinkwearesaidGrimanis.IwasthrilledtobeabletousethisopportunitytogivebackthroughthetruckpulltothosewhosupportedmewhenIwashomelesstheYWCAandothershelters-andinvestinthelivesofwomenandgirlsatrisk. 302013INOURCOMMUNITIESMAPLELEAFFOODSForthemanypeoplewhorelyonfoodbanksDailyBreadFoodBankreports73percentoftheirincomeisspentonhousingleavingverylittlemoneytoputtowardstransportationclothingandnutrition.AsafoodcompanyMapleLeafFoodstakesprideinhavingthefoodresourcestohelpnourishthoseinneed.DailyBreadFoodBankorganizesmanyfundraisersthroughouttheyeartosupportthemorethan760000visitorsthatitanditsmemberagenciesserveoverthecourseofayear.ForthesecondyearinarowMapleLeafmadeacontributiontoDailyBreadFoodBanksThanksgivingDrivewhichwasfeaturedonBreakfastTelevisioninTorontowith100MapleLeafPrimeTurkeysand200kilogramsofMapleLeafhamproductsdonatedforcommunitykitchensdrop-incentresandfoodboxesacrossthecity.MapleLeafalsodonated2000poundsofMapleLeafhamtoDailyBreadFoodBankduringtheholidayseasonaspartofourChangeYourLifeWithBaconinitiativetofeed10000peopleacrossthecountry.In2013MapleLeafFoodsdonatedover6000poundsofnutritiousfoodtotheDailyBreadFoodBankforthoseintheGreaterTorontoArea.ALLEVIATINGHUNGERWITHDAILYBREADFOODBANKONTARIOMapleLeafFoodsverygenerousdonationofover6000poundsofgoodqualityfoodmadeanimportantimpactinthelivesofmanyfoodbankclients.--GailNybergExecutiveDirectorDailyBreadFoodBank MAPLELEAFFOODSINOURCOMMUNITIES201331EMPLOYEESPOTLIGHTCherylAFullertonSpectraCommunityHomeServicesIhavehadpeopleinmylifewhosufferfrommentalillnessandIhaveseenhowhelplessandhopelesspeoplecanfeel.WorkingontheBoardofthisorganizationhasbeenrewardingandalotofwork.Iamveryexcitedaboutthefutureofourorganizationandcaredeeplyforallthepeopleinourcommunitywhofeelaloneandinneedofsomeonetotalkto.--CherylFullertonistheVice-PresidentofTotalRewardsandPerformanceManagementMapleLeafFoodsandshesitsontheBoardofSpectraCommunitySupportServicesamulticulturalcharitableorganizationthatprovidescaringandconfidentialtelephonesupportservicestoresidentsoftheRegionofPeelinOntario. 322013INOURCOMMUNITIESMAPLELEAFFOODSMakingMealsMeaningfulisapublicawarenessprogramsponsoredbyMapleLeafFoodsanddevelopedinpartnershipwithUNICEFCanadapromptingfamiliestohavemeaningfulconversationswhilemakingandenjoyingnutritiousmeals.Overtheyearstherelationshipbetweenparentandchildhasbecomeanincreasingchallengeasfamiliesstruggletofindabalancebetweenworkschoolandqualityfamilytime.MakingMealsMeaningfulwasdevelopedtohelpparentsaddresssometimeshard-to-discusstopicsthroughtheuseofspecially-developedconversationcardscoveringsubjectssuchasbullyingpeerpressuresocialmediadrugsandalcoholtosparkgenuinediscussionsarounddinnertables.TheseconversationcardswereavailableonlineatnochargeandalimitedquantityofprintedcardsweremadeavailableinexchangeforadonationtowardsUNICEF.Witheachconversationdeckparentsreceivedfourbonusrecipecardswitheasy-to-prepareMapleLeafPrimerecipestohelpchildrengetinvolvedandhavefuninthekitchenmakingmealsside-by-sidewiththeirparents.MapleLeafFoodshelpedUNICEFCanadaraiseover2000throughthesaleofMakingMealsMeaningfulconversationcardsfortheirworldwideeffortsinprovidingchildrenwithlife-savingfoodsupplies.MAKINGMEALSMEANINGFULONTARIO MAPLELEAFFOODSINOURCOMMUNITIES201333EMPLOYEESPOTLIGHTJanetL.MacmillanBridlewoodCommunityChurchMychurchsstewardsidentifylocalcharitiesinneedonaquarterlybasissowecanfocusourcharitablegivingonthem.Lastyearwedonatednearly1000toRestoringHopeMinistriestohelpprovideshelterandhousingtohomelessyouthShepherdsofGoodHopethatprovidesshelterandmealstohomelessmenandwomenOttawaFamilyShelterstopurchaseChristmasgiftsforrecentrefugeestoCanadaandHealthTeamsInternationaltohelppayforeyeglassesinCambodia.--JanetMacmillanisaTerritoryManagerforMapleLeafFoodsinOttawaandtheChairofStewardsatBridlewoodCommunityChurchoftheNazareneinKanataOntario. 342013INOURCOMMUNITIESMAPLELEAFFOODSInearlyJulythetownofLac-MganticinEasternQuebecexperiencedunprecedentedlossandtragedyasa74-carfreighttraincarryingcrudeoilderailedcausingdevastatingfireandexplosions.About2000residentsonethirdofthetownspopulationwereforcedtoleavetheirhomesduetoairqualityconcernsandroughlyhalfthecitysdowntowncorewasdestroyedwhile100000litresofcrudeoilspilledintotheriver.Morethan40peoplelosttheirlivesasaresultoftheexplosions.Localfirefightersandaidworkerspulledresourcestogethertoprovidereliefshelterandfoodtothosewithouthomesandthosemourningthelossoffamilyandfriends.InsupportofreliefeffortstothecitizensofLac-MganticCanadaBreaddonatedbreadproductsforsandwichestohelpfeedthoseonsitethedayoftheexplosions.InAugustourSt-GeorgesMcGavinsBreadBasketstoreemployeeMarie-SoleilLessardorganizedafamilyeventandthedonationofbreadandsausagesforacookout.FortheeventLessarddressedupasTantiSoleilafunandentertainingchildrenspersonalitytoprovideagoodtimeforchildrenoffamiliesaffected.TheeventwaspromotedonFacebookandeveryonewasencouragedtocomeoutandprovidedonationstohelpimpactedfamiliesinthecommunitygetbackontheirfeet.400dozenunitsofPOMbreadaswellasHygradeSausagesweredonatedforacommunitycookoutinthetownofLac-Mgantic.EMERGENCYRESPONSEINLAC-MGANTICATLANTICCANADAQUEBECUnderthecircumstanceswewishwecouldhavedonemore.--LucMartineauaMapleLeafFoodsemployeewhohelpedtoorganizeadonationof300loavesofbreadtomakesandwichesandhelpfeedindividualsonsitethedaythetrainexploded. MAPLELEAFFOODSINOURCOMMUNITIES201335EMPLOYEESPOTLIGHTAndrewTeminskiCaringGlobalPartnersBysupportingthisworthyendeavourwehopethatasstudentslearnandhavetheabilitytoprogressfurtherintheireducationtheywillinturnapplytheirknowledgetofurtherimproveanddeveloptheircommunity.--AndrewTeminskiisaProductDevelopmentManagerwithMapleLeafFoodsinKitchenerOntariowhohelpsCaringGlobalPartnersplanandexecuteafundraisingeventtosupportalunchtimefeedingprogramattheMatangwePrimarySchoolandEarlyChildhoodCentreintheBondoDistrictofruralWesternKenya. 362013INOURCOMMUNITIESMAPLELEAFFOODSInthefallof2013MapleLeafFoodsFrozenBakeryretaildivisionunderCanadaBreadorganizedapromotionfortheNorthernIllinoisFoodBankNIFBanon-profitorganizationsupportingfoodpantriessoupkitchenssheltersandyouthandseniorfeedingprogramsin13NorthernIllinoiscounties.PartneredwithJewel-OscoasupermarketchainandFrozenBakerycustomerourteamdonatedaportionofthesaleofwhiteandmultigrainFrenchloavestotheNIFB.Inadditiontofood-basedcausesFrozenBakeryparticipatedinTheSalvationArmyAngelTreeprogramthatmatchesdonorswithchildrenfromfamiliesunabletoprovideclothingandgiftsfortheirchildrenduringtheholidays.FrozenBakeryhasparticipatedinthisprogramsince2007sharingholidaycheerbysponsoringchildrenintheircommunityandprovidingthemwithmuch-neededclothingandtoys.MapleLeafFoodsFrozenBakerydivisiondonated5000towardsNorthernIllinoisFoodBank.FEEDINGILLINOISUNITEDSTATESToexpandonourholidayoutreachin2013wealsopartneredwithTheSalvationArmytopackholidayfoodboxesfor600familiesinthecommunity.Beingafoodcompanywethoughtitveryappropriateandmeaningful.Itwasasmallinvestmentofourtimeandwasaveryrewardingandhumblingexperiencetoallwhoparticipated.--LeAnnaGrissomExecutiveAssistantCanadaBread MAPLELEAFFOODSINOURCOMMUNITIES201337EMPLOYEESPOTLIGHTHarryCummingLionsFoundationofCanadaDogGuidesWehaveprovided10dogsoverthelastnineyearsandattendingthegraduationceremonyofadoganditspartnerisonethemostgratifyingexperiences.--HarryCummingisaSeniorProductDeveloperwithMapleLeafFoodsinMississaugaOntariowhovolunteershistimewithLionsFoundationofCanadaDogGuidesLFCinOakvilleOntario.LFCprovidesSeeingEyeDogsHearingEarDogsSpecialNeedsDogsSeizureResponseDogsandAutismAssistanceDogstoCanadianslivingwithdisabilities. 382013INOURCOMMUNITIESMAPLELEAFFOODSHomelessChristmasShoeboxAppealaholidaycampaignfromCathedralArcherProjectcollectspersonalitemsforindividualsstrugglingwithhomelessnessinSheffieldaboroughinSouthYorkshireEngland.Establishedin1990CathedralArcherProjectdeliverssupportservicestopeoplefromavarietyofbackgroundsassociatedwithhomelessnessandhelpsthemtransitionintomoresecurelifestyles.EmployeesofMapleLeafU.K.BakeryfilledshoeboxesaspartoftheHomelessChristmasShoeboxAppealcampaign.HOLIDAYCHEERFORTHEHOMELESSUNITEDKINGDOMMapleLeafU.K.BakeryemployeesalongwiththeirfamiliesandfriendsmadesuchagreatefforttowardstheHomelessChristmasShoeboxAppeal.ThisreallycomplimentstheJCISheffieldplanofinspiringactioninourlocalcommunity.AlltheirinvaluablesupportandkinddonationsmadesurethatanumberofhomelesspeoplehadamuchbrighterChristmasholiday.--IlonaAlcockPresidentJCISheffieldMapleLeafU.K.BakeryparticipatedinthisyearsHomelessChristmasShoeboxAppealcampaignbyfillingfestively-wrappedshoeboxeswithgenerousdonationssuchashatsglovessocksandtoiletriestowardsCathedralArcherProjectsholidaydonationdrivethroughSheffieldJuniorChamberInternationalJCI.WiththehelpofMapleLeafU.K.BakeryJCISheffieldcollectedatotalof127decoratedshoeboxesfortheneedy. MAPLELEAFFOODSINOURCOMMUNITIES201339EMPLOYEESPOTLIGHTAndySmythJuniorChamberInternationalJCIOneofourambitiousprojectsistoinspireandengageyoungadultsactingaspositiverolemodelsandgivingsomecareerguidance.Withhigher-than-averageunemploymentratesintheareawethoughtthiswouldbeareallychallengingcommunityproject.TheJCIprojectteamaimstosupportyoungadultsbyofferingexternalguidanceandactivelyencouragingthemtopursuetheircareerandvocationalambitions.--AndySmythFinancialAccountingandComplianceManageratMapleLeafU.K.BakeryvolunteershistimeandknowledgewiththeSheffieldChapterofJuniorChamberInternational. 402013INOURCOMMUNITIESMAPLELEAFFOODSTragicallychildrenindevelopingcountriesaresubjectedtodevastatingconditionsthatareoutoftheircontrolsuchaswarpoliticalunrestandnaturaldisasters.AsanofficialUNICEFEmergencyCorporatePartnerMapleLeafFoodsisdedicatedtoraisingawarenessandprovidingcrucialfundingtosupportUNICEFastheysupplymedicalcareshelterfoodandclothingtothemostvulnerable.WhenTyphoonHaiyantorethroughthePhilippinesleavingnearlysixmillionchildrenindangerandthewarinSyriaescalatedforcingatleastonemillionchildrentoleavetheirhomesMapleLeafprovidedsupportforUNICEFsEmergencyFund.InthewakeofTyphoonHaiyanMapleLeafdonated25000towardslife-savingessentialsthroughemployeedonationsandacorporatedonation-matchingprogramtoprovideemergencyservicestothosewhohadlosttheirhomesandlovedones.MapleLeafusedsocialmediaasaplatformtoreachouttoCanadianstogenerateawarenessandencouragethemtodonatetowardsUNICEFsEmergencyFund.ThispartnershipalongwithamatchbytheGovernmentofCanadatripledtheimpact.AsaresultofcombinedeffortsMapleLeafwasabletohelpUNICEFCanadafundraiseover900000injusttwodays.REACHINGCHILDRENINTERNATIONALLYDEVELOPINGCOUNTRIESINTERNATIONALThankstoUNICEFvictimsofTyphoonHaiyanhavereceivedthecaretheyneed.AsofDecember2013UNICEFreports775000peoplehavebeengivenaccesstocleanwater206000peoplehavebeengivenhygieneproducts50000childrenhavebeengivensuppliestolearnandplay1000000peoplewillbesupportedbyemergencyhealthkits100UNICEFstaffareonthegroundinaffectedareasIn2013MapleLeafFoodsanditsemployeesdonatedatotalof50000throughacorporatedonationprogramtoprovideemergencyreliefservicestovictimsofTyphoonHaiyanandchildreninSyria.UNICEFNYHQ2014-0259GIACOMOPIROZZI MAPLELEAFFOODSINOURCOMMUNITIES201341EMPLOYEESPOTLIGHTForthepastthreeyearsMapleLeafFoodshasbeenanannualEmergencyPartnerforUNICEFCanadasupportingsomeofthelargestandmosturgenthumanitariancrisesintheworldincludingmostrecentlythetyphooninthePhilippines.SupportfrompartnerslikeMapleLeafFoodsplaysacriticalroleinhelpingusreachthemostvulnerablechildrenintheworldwithlifesavingfoodcleanwaterandbasichealthcare.WetrulyappreciatethecommitmentandsupportfromMapleLeafanditsemployeesovertheyearsandlookforwardtocontinuingtosavechildrenslivestogether.--DavidMorleyPresidentandCEOUNICEFCanadaMarketingSolutionsUNICEFTheMarketingSolutionsdepartmenthasahistoryofworkingtogetherasateaminordertogivebacktocommunitiesnearandfar.Onaweeklybasisteammembersdonatemoneyinexchangeforwearingjeansandthefundscollectedaredonatedtoacharityeachquarter.SomeofthecharitiesincludeSickKidsFoundationCanadianDiabetesAssociationToysforTotsandSecondHarvest.NaturallywhenTyphoonHaiyanhitinthePhilippinestheteamfeltcompelledtodosomething.--LauraCaffertyConsumerEngagementSpecialistandfundraisingorganizerwiththeMarketingSolutionsdepartmentinMississaugaOntariohelpedorganizevariousweek-longeventsincludingjeansdaysabakesaleandarafflecontestforone-of-a-kindexperiencesandprizes.TheteamsactivitieshelpedfundUNICEFCanadasreliefeffortsforthoseaffectedbyTyphoonHaiyan. 422013INOURCOMMUNITIESMAPLELEAFFOODSAccordingtotheUnitedNationsEducationalScientificandCulturalOrganizationUNESCOsome67millionprimaryschool-agedchildrenarewithoutaccesstoqualityeducationworldwide.SeveralyearsagoLyndaKuhnSeniorVicePresidentofSustainabilityandPublicAffairstravelledtoKenyaandwasdeeplymovedbytheplightofchildrenwholackedthefundstogotoschoolsofouryearsagoshestartedanorphanagecalledNyotawhichmeansstarinthenativeKiswahililanguagetoprovideasafeandcomfortablehomeandeducationfororphanedandabandonedchildrenenablingthemtodeveloptotheirpotentialandbecomeleadersintheircommunities.MapleLeafhasbeenastrongsupportertargetingfundstocoverfoodandrelatedcostsaswellaslearningequipmentsuchascomputers.NYOTADEVELOPINGCOUNTRIESINTERNATIONALEverytimeIvisitNyotaIseeadifferenceinthechildrentheyarereallyafamilytoeachother.Heretheyenjoythesecuritynourishmentandlovemanyofthemhadneverexperiencedbefore.Itsamazingtoseetheirresilienceandtheirabsolutecommitmenttodoingwellatschoolandreachingtheirgoalsinlife.TheyinspiremeinsomanywaysandIalwayscomebackfeelingenergizedbytheirstrength.LyndaKuhnSeniorVicePresidentofSustainabilityandPublicAffairsMapleLeafFoodsNyotaiscurrentlyhometo50childrenbetweentheagesoffourand18deliveringaround-the-clockcareandeducationalservicesinanatmosphererichwithlearningandpersonaldevelopment.In2013NyotareceivedfivenewchildrenSaraandMaggiesix-year-oldtwinswhohaveaveryyoungmotherwhocannotlookafterthemDaniel10andDavid8whowereabandonedbytheirmotheratayoungageandEstheranine-year-oldgirlwholosthermothertodiseaseandwhosegrandmothercouldnotaffordtolookafterher.ForthesechildrenNyotaprovidesahomefamilyandthesupporttheyneedtoachievetheirdreamsandmakepositivedifferencesintheircommunities.In2013MapleLeafFoodsdonated25000towardsfoodstaffingandmaintainingNyotasfoodandeducationprogramsfor50orphans. MAPLELEAFFOODSINOURCOMMUNITIES201343EMPLOYEESPOTLIGHTSandraHaraanandLeahDornYouAreAbleFoundationWeputaplaninplacetoraisefundsanddonationsforCopotaSchoolfortheBlindinZimbabweincludingbackpackssupplieswhitecanesbrailpaperandofcoursesomesmalltreatsforthechildren.WehadsomuchsupportfromourfriendsfamilyandMapleLeafco-workers.Theresponsewegotparticularlyfromourco-workersinMapleLeafFoodsFrozenBakerywasphenomenal.Wewereabletocollect100backpacksandsuppliesandcontributetowardsthepurchaseofwhitecanestalkingcalculatorsandothersuppliesfortheschool.Thisorganizationisonethattrulyseestheneedtohelpyoungpeoplebuildabettertomorrowthrougheducation.--SandraHaraanandLeahDornMapleLeafFoodsemployeestravelledtoZimbabweinDecember2013toprovidesupporttochildrenfromunderprivilegedcommunitiesaspartofYouAreAble. 442013INOURCOMMUNITIESMAPLELEAFFOODS