Throughout our company’s history, LeverageTek has enjoyed the privilege of giving back to our community through targeted fundraising campaigns, monthly giving, and volunteer support for a number of charitable organizations. We are constantly looking at ways in which our company can make life better for others. That’s our community commitment and one where we continually seek to raise the bar.
We strongly believe in volunteerism as a pillar of community. To encourage this, our team members are given two days off a year, with pay, to volunteer with the organization of their choice. LeverageTek also matches donations up to $250 annually to charities that our colleagues support.
LeverageTek is a proud advocate of many local and international charities whose work touches the lives of countless individuals and families in the National Capital Region and around the world.
In the fall of 2020, LeverageTek partnered with Dress for Success, a national charitable organization dedicating to empowering women to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, professional attire, and the career development tools to help them thrive in work and in life. Over the past 10 years, Dress for Success Ottawa has worked with thousands of women in our community to help find meaningful employment and empowerment. In 2019 alone, the organization provided services to more than 1000 women.
LeverageTek organized a fundraising campaign for the Ottawa chapter collecting (and matching) financial donations along with gently used purses and jewelry. With more than $5600 raised and a collection of purses and jewelry – we were extremely happy with the campaign’s results. LeverageTek looks forward to continuing to grow our support for the organization. For more information and how you can help, please visit: Dress For Success Website
In 2016, LeverageTek created the Corporate Hockey Challenge in support of the Capital City Condors. The Condors are a family of hockey teams for those who are unable to play on other teams due to cognitive and/or physical disabilities. With six teams participating (LeverageTek and five customer teams), an annual tradition was underway!
Over the past 4 years, members of the LeverageTek team have had the chance to meet some of the players and families of the Condors and are incredibly touched by the great work the organization does. The Condors have a saying ‘Bigger Than Hockey’ and after seeing the smiles of those players and families – you quickly realize why.
Through team fees and donations – LeverageTek has raised more than $25,000 for the organization to date. That money is used to help purchase ice time, provide equipment for those who require additional support while on the ice and to assist with overall program funding. For more info on the Condors program and how you can help, visit Capital City Condors Website
Everyone in the region has been touched by the great work of CHEO. LeverageTek recognizes and supports these efforts through not only monthly contributions to the organization but by participating in a number of charitable functions across the region.
In 2015, LeverageTek invested in local hockey programs by creating the LeverageTek Wolves – a girls and boys youth hockey association whose mandate is to encourage an enjoyable ‘team-first’ hockey experience where life values reflecting integrity, effort and respect for others are practiced in a Fair Play environment that encourages learning and development.
In five short years, hundreds of children from the National Capital Region have worn the LeverageTek Wolves jersey and represented their team in tournaments across Ontario, Quebec and into the Northeastern United States.
Cynthia Daprat, wife of LeverageTek founder and CEO, Tony Tornberg, manages the program and ensures that teams are appropriately funded and takes care of booking ice for the 10-12 teams that participate each year in the program. The Wolves program has seen a significant growth in girls hockey teams since its inception. More than 50% of participants are female. Both owners of LeverageTek have daughters who play hockey (and with the Wolves) and the program emphasizes girl's hockey opportunities. Follow The Wolves on Instagram
Food Banks, whose critical work and charity is relied upon by too many in prosperous times, was being stretched to the limit. There was an urgent need for donations to offset the increase in demand.
LeverageTek initiated a donor matching program with both internal colleagues and its consultant community. For every dollar donated, LeverageTek would match. Over 10 days in early April 2020, LeverageTek proudly raised $7,000 for the Ottawa food bank.
Moving forward, the food bank will become a central charity of LeverageTek’s community involvement.
LeverageTek sponsors three children living in impoverished communities through monthly contributions to Chalice. For the past 18 years Chalice has been enriching lives, while restoring hope and dignity to people in developing countries through their Child Sponsorship Program. Located in Nova Scotia, Chalice commits over 90 percent of its spending in support of programs. In 2014, $19.8 million was spent directly on programs providing nutrition, education and shelter to nearly 50,000 children and the elderly in 15 developing countries.
For more information and to learn more how you can sponsor a child in need of your support, please visit: Chalice Website
LeverageTek is a proud supporter of Child Haven International. The organization was founded by Fred and Bonnie Cappuccino in 1985. The organization provides assistance to children and women in 4 countries, who are in need of food, education, health care, shelter and clothing, emotional and moral support. Child Haven has set up homes in several countries overseas to provide for those in need. They have five homes in India, one in Nepal, one in Tibet and one in Bangladesh. Their homes accept children who are disabled, parentless, or from socially disadvantaged situations.
For more information on Child Haven international, please click on the following link: Child Haven Website
Child Haven is headquartered in Maxville, ON (just outside of Ottawa). The organization relies on the support of donations from individuals and corporations from across Canada to provide assistance to those in need.