Monday, February 4th, 2013
Greetings for 2013 from the Molson Coors Community Blog. @MolsonFerg here. based in Canada. I’ve been involved with this blog in one way shape or form from its start back in 2007. We tended to speak all things community in Canada and have enjoyed being engaged and involved with so many of our community partners and projects through the blog. It has also been a great platform for our employees to shout out or for us to shout out about the great work that our employees do in their communities. We migrated “location” of the blog to the Molson Coors central web site a year ago. Since then I must admit that the Canadian team has held back on some of our posts, given that they might have felt just a little to Canada centric. Given that our audience now is more global, we felt we needed to be more selective of what we posted, so as not to cause too much spam like content on the blog. We are now in the midst of talking amongst the team on how we are going to utilize the blog to continue to tell stories about community and Molson Coors efforts across our business around the world in areas of corporate responsibility and community engagement.We call this Our Beer Print. SO…we would love to hear from you on what you find interesting, appealing, informing or intriguing by way of this blog. Thanks for taking the time to post some thoughts here or back at me on Twitter or via email. Thanks for your continued interest in Molson Coors and all things beer. Cheers to a great week. @MolsonFerg
Thursday, January 5th, 2012
A team of Molson Coors volunteers in Ontario spent some time at the Caledon ReUse store. The ReUse store takes donations of all types and re-sells them to the general public through their store. They have been successful in diverting almost 1 million pounds away from Caledon landfills each year and contribute a significant amount of money annually to Caledon Community Services, a multi-service, community-impact organization that helps people help themselves by working creatively and responding to community needs like, among other things, homelessness, hunger, employment services, support for new Canadians and for seniors.
The Molson Coors team assisted the accepting of donations, sorting the goods and merchandising them in the store … just in time for the holiday rush! It was a great afternoon and a very worthwhile cause, thanks to all of the volunteers; Mel Salerno, Nadia Said, Angela Kacin, Janice Moore, Mark Thomas and Will Meijer.
And to the East….another team of volunteers got behind a Christmas box program with Moncton Headstart (local foodbank). With a $5,000 donation in hand to help kick off the campaign, the 30 Molson Coors employees raised another $700 and spent a day delivering boxes of food.
And over to Winnipeg where a team of 10 Molson Coors employees spent an afternoon wrapping Christmas gifts for families & putting together food hampers for those in need with Winnipeg Harvest.
Thursday, December 15th, 2011
It’s that time of year when we all hope we can somehow make an impact in the communities where we work and live. Whether it’s purchasing a toy for a holiday gift drive, a donation to your local food bank, or volunteering at a holiday fundraising event. Just last week, our Molson Coors employees reminded me again how the holidays can bring out the best in people and how proud I am to work with people who care about their communities.
Molson Coors at Door is Open
Our Vancouver sales crew rolled up their sleeves to ensure over 350 servings of homemade chili, buns, fruit and treats made their way to the less fortunate who live on the streets of the downtown east side. “We are all proud to work for a company that cares about those whose journeys seem all uphill. Thanks for allowing us to do this every year” Lynda Perovich
Thank you to:
Marina Guy, Mo Rumley, Michele Klassen, Daryn Medwid, Charl Van Rensburg, Mike Baxter, Denise Johnson, Dan Wainwright, Adam Smith, Lee-Wai Yu, Lynda Perovich
Monday, May 10th, 2010
Molson Coors volunteers in action – Montreal Park Clean up with 350 employees
If you flip (I mean click, haha) back over the last month on this blog, you’ll see story after story with rich photos and video covering 20+ events with employees in Canada volunteering in an initiative we call ‘Month of Action’. One month of the year focused on volunteering and giving back in the communities where we live and do business in.
I’ve been in the community relations role at Molson Coors for about a year and half now, and I can honestly say that this month was the most inspirational (and busiest!) to date. April Month of Action saw 1000 employees complete 3700 hours of volunteering with 34 charitable/community organizations in every province of Canada. This is huge – in just one month, our employees completed 98% of the total hours contributed in all of 2009. WOW.
I could list all of the organizations we spent time with during April, but just take a look back through the blog posts and the 200 + photos on flickr, and you’ll see where we were and who we helped. I was lucky enough to get to many of the Ontario events to take photos and volunteer with the different teams = the MOST volunteering I’ve ever done, and some of the most fun I’ve ever had.
In a wrap of April Month of Action (which is a global initiative, the U.K and U.S business units were also spending their time volunteering…stay tuned for global results), we did have one final event that happened last week. Our SouthWest sales team volunteered with Jesse’s Journey – serving lunch to those who participating in the Fundraising ‘Walk Across Canada in a Day’ for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. Photo of the great looking team below. Cheers guys!
Curious to know what YOU think of volunteering – do you volunteer on your personal time? Does your company have a volunteering program that allows you to give back during work hours? Or would you rather make a monetary donation? Is it a combination of the two?
Monday, May 12th, 2008
Last week, the Canadian Administrators of Volunteer Resources (CAVR) and the Professional Administrators of Volunteer Resources (PAVRO) joined together for its annual conference at the Sheraton in Hamilton, ON. Molson was invited to join in the conversation on a panel format.
Scott Ewart, Molson’s Chief Legal and Public Affairs Officer was there along with four other panel members to discuss challenges, opportunities and issues impacting volunteerism in their sector, as well as their vision of the future of volunteerism. Other panel members:
I was lucky enough to join Scott in Hamilton and listen to (and video! — below) some of the panel discussion. One of the most interesting topics that Scott discussed was the concept of 3-dimensional philanthropy, a model of philanthropy from Mary Donohue, founder of the National Mentoring Program. Watch the video below to learn about Molson’s 3-dimensional involvement.