Lorsque nous avons besoin d’un sentiment d’appartenance, nous nous tournons vers nos communautés locales.

Chez EllisDon, si nous avons l’occasion de nous impliquer et de changer les choses, nous ne nous limitons pas à des initiatives d’entreprise. Nous sommes animés par notre passion et notre désir d’aider là où le besoin se fait sentir et nous soutenons les causes que notre personnel a à cœur.

Nous pensons qu’en investissant dans des programmes et dans des organismes qui sont conçus pour répondre aux besoins des communautés locales, nos contributions permettront de former des communautés fortes et saines. C’est cette valeur d’entraide qui nous amène à nous engager à créer des conditions qui garantissent le bien-être économique et social des gens avec qui nous contribuons. Que nous la démontrions par des actes de gentillesse individuels ou par des efforts collectifs à l’échelle de la communauté, nous prenons soin des moins fortunés et des plus vulnérables.

Initiatives dans la communauté

    Vancouver Sun Run

    In one of the first major events following the COVID-19 pandemic, our Vancouver team wasted no opportunity to get together and participate in the 2022 Vancouver Sun Run – Canada’s largest 10K race inspiring healthy, active lifestyles for people of all fitness levels!

    Bell Let’s Talk

    Every year, on Bell Let’s Talk Day, EllisDon employees worldwide share their most impactful, empowering, and inspiring statements to support ourselves and each other during difficult times.

    EllisDon Rides for Heart & Stroke Research

    EllisDon's Toronto office participated in the Heart and Stroke Foundation's Big Bike event, raising over $8,000 toward research initiatives.

    Steps for Life

    As an annual participant and National Sponsor for Steps for Life, EllisDon helps raise money and educate about the devastating ripple effect of every workplace tragedy and how we can work together to prevent others from being injured or killed on the job.

    Middle East Terry Fox Run

    EllisDon Middle East and North Africa (MENA) team members laced up their running shoes and joined thousands of runners in the Terry Fox Run to mark World Cancer Day.

    EllisDon donates N95 masks

    In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, EllisDon donated over 200 N95 respirator masks to our frontline healthcare workers at William Osler Health System - Brampton Civic Hospital.

    Feed Our Heroes

    We want to highlight our amazing employees who came together at the height of the pandemic to support our communities. Russell Abelido, Project Manager, Design Build, led the way for our employees to stand together and show our support for our frontline medical workers.

    Covenant House Sleep Out

    In solidarity with young people facing homelessness, our people participated in the Covenant House Vancouver sleepout while raising funds for the Covenant House’s Crisis Program.

    Vaccine Pop-up clinic

    EllisDon, in partnership with Flynn, Modern Niagara and Central Ontario Building Trades (COBT), hosted a COVID-19 Vaccination Pop-Up Clinic, at its headquarters. The clinic was open to everyone in the local community. With the help of many dedicated volunteers, health care workers and staff, the Pop-Up Clinic helped to vaccinate just under 14,000 Ontarians!

    London team raises $20K for Mental Health Incubator for Disruptive Solutions

    On behalf of the St. Joseph's Healthcare Foundation, our London team raised over $20,000 with the proceeds going to support the Mental Health Incubator for Disruptive Solutions.

    Play Forever Basketball Camp

    EllisDon Toronto is proud to support Play Forever, a not-for-profit organization (founded by one of our very own employees) that provides recreation and health programs for youth from social housing!

    Step Up Challenge - Prostate Cancer Canada

    Every year EllisDon teams from coast-to-coast step up (300 floors to be exact) in support of Prostate Cancer Canada at the annual Step Up Challenge! This annual event supports research focused on improving detection, treatment, and survivorship.

Initiatives autour du monde

    Ukraine x Red Cross

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    Career Opportunities for Ukrainian Refugees

    We exist to deliver great careers to one another. In that spirit, EllisDon is helping to provide work opportunities to any qualified Ukrainian refugees.

    Lebanon x Red Cross

    In 2020, following the devastating explosion in Beirut, EllisDon employees took immediate action raising over $12,000 USD in a short duration with proceeds going toward the Lebanese Red Cross.

    Habitat for Humanity

    In celebration of Habitat for Humanity GTA’s 10th Anniversary Women Build Campaign, a group of ladies from EllisDon put their work boots and hard hats on to help build homes for local families in need.

    EllisDon Halifax recently wrapped up their fourth and last Adopt-a-Day event of the year with Habitat for Humanity Nova Scotia. This year's initiative will help complete six homes in Nova Scotia, including two duplex units in Spryfield, NS.

    Mission to Haiti

    Cory Gumienny, from Covertite Roofing in Ottawa and close friend to Marculey Sanon, a man with family in Haiti, introduced EllisDon to the idea of partnering with PEER Servants Canada, an organization dedicated to providing aid to Haiti by transforming its rural communities.

    We Ride Africa

    Jeffrey Hanson-Carlson of EllisDon, Edmonton set out on a solo, self-supported biking and camping expedition in hopes of making a change; a mission known as We Ride Africa. Jeffrey, with the help of a partner, Jeff, pledged to raise $1,000,000 toward bringing infrastructure that will provide clean drinking water to the villages in this region.

    Fundraising event – Stir It Up

    EllisDon in partnership with Build-a-Dream hosted a virtual Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion celebration, “Stir it Up - Celebrating with Impact.” The event raised $60,000 which was proudly presented to the Gord Downie & Chanie Wenjack Fund.

EllisDon au travail

    Hotdog stand

    After a local hot dog vendor was told she would have to relocate her stand, where she had been operating for 25 years, due to our construction activities, the project team wanted to help. Together, they came up with a solution where they relocated her to a new spot and constructed her a brand new stand.

    Tom Patterson Note

    It’s always nice to hear positive feedback from our project neighbours. Our London team received a wonderful handwritten note applauding the construction team at the Tom Patterson Theatre project for always living by our motto, “We build on great relationships.”


    At EllisDon, sustainability isn’t an afterthought and it’s more than a commitment, it’s ingrained in our DNA. As a leader in the construction services industry, EllisDon is responsible for protecting and improving the communities in which we work, while considering how to respond to the changing environment. The science is clear — we must reduce the impacts of climate change.

    Because buildings and infrastructure make up more than 40% of global emissions, business as usual is no longer an option. It is critical to dramatically reduce global emissions, not only towards net-zero by 2050, but also to make significant reductions immediately. Together with the United Nations and other business leaders, EllisDon is responding to the urgent call-to-action for all companies to set emissions reduction targets in line with a 1.5°C future.

    We are actively working to reduce our carbon emissions, reduce our impact on the environment and meaningfully contribute to the fight against climate change. Educating our people and our industry on the importance of carbon reduction and resource efficiency is a priority and more crucial than ever before.

    Learn more about our Corporate Sustainability

    Over Floe

    EllisDon donated waste materials from one of our projects to local artist John Notten. The materials were used to create Over Floe - a public art project ArtWorxTO: Year of Public Art 2021-22. The installation was designed to bring awareness to the detrimental effects of human-caused global warming.

    John Notten has transformed the waste materials from EllisDon into Over Floe

    Carbon Emissions Reduction at Royal Columbian Hospital

    At our Royal Columbian Hospital, we initiated a collaborative approach to quantify and reduce carbon emissions in the concrete supply. Working with the concrete supplier, structural engineer, and site superintendents, we evaluated each concrete mix for specified performance characteristics and schedule implications, including critical path impact. As a team, we determined opportunities to maximize reductions of carbon emissions, through the use of Supplementary Cementitious Materials, changes to the aggregate, and extending cure times. Through this exercise, we were able to identify emissions reductions of approximately 20% when compared to industry available baselines, without incurring additional costs or impacting the schedule.

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