We earn the trust of the communities in which we operate and give back to our communities through employee volunteering and fundraising efforts.
The main emphasis of our community work is on supporting employee involvement in worthy causes. We believe that providing employees with these opportunities during working hours is a win-win for our people and for Oxford. We also believe that this is the best way to give back to our community in light of our fiduciary duties to deliver strong returns to OMERS that help pay pensioners. Our employees make a positive contribution to our communities, and we are proud to support them.
Our buildings and teams are part of the fabric of their neighbourhood. That means when our communities need help, we respond. Being active contributors to our community is something we are very proud of, and a tradition that has been a part of our culture for over 50 years.
This past year, our employees supported organizations such as the Calgary Food Bank Warehouse, the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority, the Children’s Book Bank, and The Shoebox Project.
Also in 2017, nine of our employees ventured beyond our borders to offer their skills and support in countries such as Peru, Tanzania, Kenya and South Africa.