AT PARQ, WE ARE FOR VANCOUVER
We care about Vancouver and its success, and we strive always to make a positive contribution in the community we call home.
WHAT DOES “FOR VANCOUVER” MEAN?
Count the ways! We buy local. We employ local people. We volunteer with local groups. We provide donations and gifts to local organizations doing tremendous work, particularly in the Downtown Eastside area. We recycle goods in response to local needs. We provide spaces and facilities for local fundraisers. We share expertise to benefit local businesses. We amplify the stories of local difference-makers.
WHO DO WE HELP?
We are proud to foster relationships in our own backyard and take pride in assisting local organizations that make positive environmental and social impacts. Our four key Partners – St. Paul’s Foundation, the Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre, the Vancouver Chinatown Foundation and YWCA Metro Vancouver – are deeply aligned with our values as a company.
Beyond our key partnerships, we support a select handful of outstanding neighbours each year. In recent times, these organizations have included A Loving Spoonful, HAVE Culinary Training Society, Veterans’ Transition Network, Hives for Humanity, and The Kettle Society.
We benefit the local economy with our procurement and purchasing efforts. From our produce, meat and beverages, to the soap we use in our hotel rooms, more than 15% of our goods are acquired from neighbourhood vendors in the Downtown Eastside, Strathcona and Mount Pleasant communities.
We actively engage with Vancouver social development agencies including CAN WiN, Open Door Group, Mosaic, Jobs West, YWCA and ISSofBC. These partnerships facilitate our ability to hire and support local individuals with diverse backgrounds and barriers to traditional employment.
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