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2016 Corporate Social Responsibility Report

We strive to create a brilliant digital future for Canadians. That means providing products and services that are simple, easy to use and worry-free, so that our customers can go about their daily lives. It’s also about the way we do business. People want to work with a company they feel is ethical and transparent, and that means we consider the societal, economic and environmental benefits and costs in everything we do.

Community Support

At Rogers we believe in connecting with our communities in many ways. Rogers is committed to contributing at least 1% of our pre-tax earnings in charitable donations each year. Our support includes contributions we make to several focus areas:

Arts & Culture

Rogers supports Canadian culture and content. Here are some of the numerous organizations and projects we have funded over the years:

Social Services

Rogers actively supports local community development programs to deliver vital social services and support the most vulnerable members of our community.

  • United Way. Every year, our employees volunteer their time by hosting workplace campaigns that have consistently raised over $1 million for United Way, making Rogers a United Way “Thanks a Million” donor.
  • The Rogers Employee Volunteer Program. Encourages and supports employee volunteer activities which serve the communities where we live and work. Employees get one paid day off work for a volunteer experience of their choice.
  • Canadian Women’s Foundation. The Canadian Women’s Foundation (CWF) funds, researches, and shares best practices to end violence against women and help move low-income women out of poverty.

Digital Adoption

Rogers is dedicated to helping more Canadians get online and use the internet to its full potential. Here are a few examples:

  • ABC Life Literacy Canada. The program, supported by Rogers, features an introductory series of 3-hour facilitated digital literacy learning sessions for adults in Toronto Community Housing communities.
  • Connected for Success. Provides broadband internet to rent-subsidized tenants within partnered non-profit organizations and housing providers.
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Media production - support of Canadian content

Rogers actively encourages the development of innovative and creative film and TV content, for example:

Rogers tv

Rogers tv. Rogers owns and operates 42 Rogers tv stations, featuring community-based programming that helps brings us closer together.

  • Rogers tv™ also trains thousands of volunteers who work side by side with professional television producers to create unique local programming. We encourage viewers to submit ideas for TV shows or coverage of upcoming neighbourhood events.

Sports

Rogers supports community sports initiatives across the country such as:

  • Junior Hockey on Rogers tv™ offers more Ontario Hockey League and Québec Major Junior Hockey League games than anywhere else.  And we go further still, providing major coverage of over 500 minor hockey games in the 2015-16 season.
  • Rogers Cup. Rogers Cup is one of the premier pro tennis tournaments in the world, and we’re proud to partner with Tennis Canada to bring this world class event to Canada.

Rogers Employee Volunteer Program

Here at Rogers, we actively support our employees’ community activities through the Rogers Employee Volunteer Program. Employees are given one paid day off each year to volunteer with a registered charity of their choice. Here’s just one example of how our team members are making a difference in local communities:

Jays Care Foundation

The charitable arm of the Toronto Blue Jays uses baseball to teach life skills and create lasting social change for children and youth in marginalized communities across Canada. Jays Care works with like-minded organizations to design and implement best-in-class programs for children and youth that respond to the unique strengths and needs of each community. Our goal is to reduce the opportunity gap and level the playing field for all kids across Canada.

65,000

Each year, Jays Care programming positively impacts 65,000 Canadian children and youth

$8.15 million

Jays Care has invested $8.15 million towards the design, refurbishment and construction of 67 baseball diamonds and youth sport facilities across Canada

$6 million

In 2017, Jays Care will invest more than $6 million in youth-focused programs across Canada, including all 10 provinces and the Yukon Territory

7,600

Over 7,600 children and youth across Canada participated in Rookie League in 2016

Corporate Sponsorship and Charitable Donations

Rogers is committed to supporting our communities across Canada. We support registered charities and non-profit organizations that focus on youth educational initiatives, and engage in sports, leisure and entertainment sponsorships. We receive many requests for support and each one is valued against Rogers objectives and guidelines.

If you are interested in applying for a sponsorship or charitable donation from Rogers, please click “Get Started” below for more information. Thank you for your interest in Rogers.

Sponsorship and Charitable Donation Guidelines

Rogers requires the following information in order to be considered for a corporate sponsorship or charitable donation:

  • Name of property, event or organization
  • Location (city, province)
  • Website
  • Start and end dates
  • Donation, fee and/or in-kind contribution requested
  • List of advertising and promotional rights and benefits being offered
  • Deadline for decision
  • Any additional information regarding rights and benefits being offered
  • Deadline for decision
  • Any additional information regarding your opportunity (i.e. PDF)
  • Contact information, including company or organization name, full address, phone number and email address

Rogers does not fund:

  • Religious organizations
  • Individual pursuits (i.e. individual athletes, those seeking help with debt)
  • Travel related expanses
  • Organizations which we already fund through other means (i.e. organizations fund by United Way)
  • Third party fundraising initiatives
  • Private or fraternal clubs

If your organization is interested in a sponsorship or donation with Rogers, please click on the link below to submit your proposal by email. Once your request is submitted, a Rogers representative will review and respond within four weeks.

Need Volunteers?

The Rogers Employee Volunteer Program was created to encourage and support employee volunteer activities which serve the communities where we live and work. We invite employees to take one paid day off of work annually and use toward a volunteer experience with a registered charity of their choice.

If you are a registered charity that is seeking out volunteers in your community, please contact us with the following information. A representative will be in touch to discuss how we can work together.

Charity Information
Charity Contact

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