Giving back to our communities
Sharing some lovely stories about our people doing ‘One Good Thing’ in their community this month
December 21, 2021
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In the last blog post of this year, we wanted to share with you an update on what many of our colleagues have been doing this month in support of our December giving campaign, One Good Thing.
Launched at the start of this month, we’re encouraging colleagues – in our Ontario office, and locations abroad – to do One Good Thing around the holiday season. We still have 10 days to go, but we wanted to highlight a few of the lovely acts of kindness that people have already done. We hope this makes you feel proud to be part of the OMERS family.
In Toronto, we’ve partnered with Holiday Helpers, a charity whose mission is to provide a one-time customized gift package to families in need in Toronto, Hamilton and Durham. Families are identified through a network of 30 community agencies.
Through Oxford Properties, our real estate arm, we provided the charity with a vacant 22,000 square foot warehouse to serve as home base. And an amazing 265 OMERS and Oxford colleagues volunteered this month to pack and deliver parcels to families. In total, we’ve helped 22 families – over 100 people – through this partnership.
In other activity, colleagues have donated to charities, volunteered at food banks, supported a winter coat and suits drive, and even raised money through ‘The Great OMERS & Oxford Bake-Off’ for a local food bank! Well done, everybody, this is such a wonderful effort!
If you would like to support our campaign, and do One Good Thing in your community, we would love to hear from you! Imagine the impact if we each did One Good Thing? Please drop us a note at with what you’ve done!
One Good Thing is part of Purpose@Work, our global program designed to build social purpose beyond our core purpose – to serve you. We strive to create an even better workplace and positively impact the communities in which we live and work. To learn more about our Purpose@Work program, please