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2014

February 20, 2014

The Home Depot Canada Opens New Rapid Deployment Centre

The Home Depot Canada has opened the doors to its first Canadian Rapid Deployment Centre (RDC). Located in Vaughan, Ontario, this new 657,600 sq. ft. RDC will service approximately 123 stores, spanning from Winnipeg to St. John’s. The facility features over two kilometres of conveyor belts where cartons from suppliers are received, sorted and immediately distributed to Home Depot Canada stores every week.

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February 5, 2014

The Home Depot Canada to Hire 6,300 Associates for Spring Season

"Spring gives us the opportunity to find the best associates, who are passionate about customer service," said Bill Lennie president, The Home Depot Canada. "From Vancouver to St. John’s, we are about building meaningful, sustainable careers."

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2013

October 29, 2013

The Home Depot Canada Foundation Commits $10 Million To Help Homeless Youth In Canada

Foundation launches white paper and pledges $10 million, three-year commitment to support renovation and repair projects, life skill programs, and research and collaboration with experts.

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August 29, 2013

Home Depot Canada Celebrates More Than A Decade Of Hands-On Service

Beginning September 1st, Team Depot, an associate volunteer program, will mark the 11th year of its annual Celebration of Service Campaign. The month-long campaign aims to honour Team Depot volunteers from coast-to-coast acknowledging their commitment to volunteerism.

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June 24, 2013

The Home Depot Canada Donates $125,000 To Help Alberta Flood Victims

The Home Depot® Canada is donating $125,000 to the Canadian Red Cross to help residents affected by the flooding in Calgary and other communities in southern Alberta.

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May 30, 2013

Building Communities One Hammer At A Time

The Home Depot Canada Foundation Launches 7th Annual Buy A Hammer, Build Our Community Campaign.

Starting May 30, 2013, customers shopping at any of the 180 Home Depot stores across the country can donate $2.00 to purchase a paper hammer and help support affordable housing initiatives in their local community.

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February 6, 2013

The Home Depot Canada to hire close to 6700 store associates across Canada

The Home Depot Canada is currently hiring 6700 employees to support its anticipated sales growth this spring.

As both the company’s busiest hiring and selling period, spring serves as The Home Depot’s annual peak season, similar to the Christmas selling season for many retailers.

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February 1, 2013

The Home Depot Canada Prepared For Penny Phase Out

In 2012, the Federal Government announced that the penny would be phased out of circulation. The Home Depot Canada carefully reviewed the phase out requirements based on its values, associate input and consumer needs.

The Home Depot Canada wants its customers to know that after this date, anyone shopping at its stores using cash, will have their total rounded down to the nearest nickel. In addition, if a customer makes a cash return to the store, it will always round up to the nearest nickel. The Home Depot feels it’s vital to continually meet the needs of its customers.

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2012

November 7, 2012

TWENTY-TWO MANUFACTURERS SHOWCASE INNOVATIVE HOME IMPROVEMENT PRODUCTS

Twenty-two small and medium-sized manufacturers from Ontario and Quebec showcased their innovative home improvement products to Home Depot Canada merchants today.

The third annual "Meet the Buyer" is a partnership program with The Home Depot Canada, the Ontario Ministry of Economic Development and Innovation, and the Quebec Ministry of Economic Development, Innovation and Export Trade. The program opens new retail channels for small and medium Ontario and Quebec-based businesses - bringing products to market that will drive innovation, sustainability, economic opportunity and create jobs.

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August 30, 2012

HOME DEPOT CANADA CELEBRATES 10-YEAR MILESTONE THROUGH HANDS-ON SERVICE

Beginning September 1st, Team Depot, an associate volunteer program, will mark its 10th year of its annual Celebration of Service Campaign. The month-long campaign aims to honour Team Depot volunteers from coast-to-coast acknowledging their commitment to volunteerism.

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2011

June 7, 2011

ONTARIO MANUFACTURERS SHOW PROVINCE IS A HOTBED FOR INNOVATIVE PRODUCTS

Twenty exciting products launched at The Home Depot after Innovation for Sustainability's first "Meet the Buyer" event.

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April 19, 2011

LAWN ORNAMENTS UNITE AND PROTEST DURING MOW DOWN POLLUTION'S 11TH YEAR!

Lawn ornaments have had enough and today everyone from plastic garden gnomes, pink flamingos and fishing frogs is silently protesting to educate Canadians on the harmful effects of gas-powered lawn equipment.

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April 6, 2011

CANADIANS INFLUENCED BY SOCIAL CIRCLES AND ECONOMY WHEN IT COMES TO ENVIRONMENTAL EFFORTS AT HOME

Going green may be losing steam for Canadians but keeping up with the Joneses never goes out of style.

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March 4, 2011

BILL LENNIE NAMED PRESIDENT OF THE HOME DEPOT CANADA

The Home Depot, the world's largest home improvement retailer, today announced that Bill Lennie has been named president, The Home Depot Canada, effective immediately. Lennie will replace Aaron Carmack, who is taking an extended leave of absence to attend to a personal illness.

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January 12, 2011

THE HOME DEPOT ANNOUNCES CANADIAN LEADERSHIP TRANSITION

The Home Depot®, the world's largest home improvement retailer, today announced that Aaron Carmack has been promoted to president, The Home Depot Canada, effective January 31. Carmack, the current regional vice president of the Pac North region in the U.S., is replacing Annette Verschuren, who is leaving the Company after nearly 15 years of service.

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2010

October 26, 2010

FIRST OF ITS KIND PROGRAM GIVES SMALL MANUFACTURERS OPPORTUNITY TO BRING INNOVATIVE PRODUCTS TO CANADIAN MARKET

The Home Depot Canada and the Ontario Ministry of Economic Development and Trade launch Innovation for Sustainability

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October 15, 2010

THE HOME DEPOT NAMED TOP 100 CANADIAN EMPLOYER

The Home Depot Canada today announced it was named one of Canada's Top 100 Employers for 2011, as part of a national competition conducted by Mediacorp Canada Inc.

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September 15, 2010

EVERGREEN BRICK WORKS WELCOMES LARGEST RETAILER COMMITMENT TO-DATE

The Home Depot Canada and its Foundation help build the future of Canada's first community environmental centre

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April 19, 2010

CELEBRATING TEN YEARS OF MOW DOWN POLLUTION

The Home Depot Canada and Summerhill Impact challenge Canadians to retire 10,000 pieces of gas-powered lawn and garden equipment

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April 7, 2010

SECOND ANNUAL CANADIAN GREEN HOME INDEX REVEALS REDUCED ENVIRONMENTAL EFFORTS AT HOME

Perceived efficacy and economy affect homeowners' green actions

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March 4, 2010

THE HOME DEPOT ANNOUNCES CANADIAN STORE ENERGY SAVINGS OF 220 MILLION KILOWATT-HOURS SINCE 2005; SETS ENERGY USE AND GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS TARGETS FOR 2015

Company to achieve a 20% reduction in its Canadian store energy use and a 20% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions from its domestic supply chain

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2009

December 7, 2009

THE HOME DEPOT TO LAUNCH EXCLUSIVE MARTHA STEWART LIVING BRAND OF PAINT IN MARCH 2010.

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October 7, 2009

THE HOME DEPOT CANADA FOUNDATION AND HABITAT FOR HUMANITY CANADA COMMIT TO CREATING SUSTAINABLE HOMES

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September 14, 2009

THE HOME DEPOT CANADA TO LAUNCH EXCLUSIVE MARTHA STEWART LIVING BRAND

First category - Outdoor Living - will be available in all The Home Depot stores beginning in February 2010

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April 20, 2009

ONTARIO HOMEOWNERS MAY BE IN AN UNHEALTHY RELATIONSHIP WITH THEIR LAWN CARE EQUIPMENT

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April 14, 2009

FIRST EVER "CANADIAN GREEN HOME INDEX" REVEALS ROOM FOR IMPROVEMENT IN HOMES ACROSS CANADA

Canadians score 60 out of 100 for green intentions and eco-action at home

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January 22, 2009

"DO WHAT YOU CAN" AT THE HOME DEPOT WHERE YOU CAN DO IT. WE CAN HELP.™

New in-store battery and paint recycling starts today

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2008

September 2, 2008

THE HOME DEPOT SET TO OPEN THIRD LEED® - REGISTERED STORE IN PICKERING

Eco project store concept to open September 4, 2008

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April 22, 2008

THE HOME DEPOT CANADA VOLUNTARILY PHASES OUT PESTICIDES ACROSS CANADA AND PROVIDES CONSUMERS OVER 50 OPTIONS IN NATURAL LAWN CARE

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2007

December 10, 2007

THE HOME DEPOT REDEFINES THE HOME IMPROVEMENT SHOPPING EXPERIENCE WITH THE LAUNCH OF IT'S FIRST PROJECT STORE

New concept store set to open December 13, 2007

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November 1, 2007

LIGHTS, RECYCLE, ACTION

The Home Depot Canada launches national CFL bulb recycling initiative

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June 21, 2007

CANADIANS ARE INVITED TO CATCH THE SUN

The Home Depot and PowerStream unveil the largest retail solar power installation at Summer kickoff event

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April 25, 2007

CANADA'S LARGEST LIGHT BULB RETAILER APPLAUDS NATIONAL PHASE OUT

The Home Depot's customers are already energy savvy, adopting energy efficient lighting at a rapid rate

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INNOVATION FOR SUSTAINABILITY - CREATING JOBS, SUPPORTING THE ECONOMY

Introduced in October 2010, Innovation for Sustainability invited any small or medium-sized Ontario manufacturer to submit information about its innovative home improvement product or technology. In 2011, the program opened up to Quebec manufacturers. As a result of the second Innovation for Sustainability "Meet the Buyer" event held in November 2011 in Ottawa, there are 25 innovative and sustainable products now available at select Home Depot locations in London, Ottawa and online.

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THE HOME DEPOT CANADA FOUNDATION

Established to expand The Home Depot Canada's commitment to giving back to the communities it serves, The Home Depot Canada Foundation is dedicated to sharing its time, knowledge and resources to support affordable housing and build strong communities for Canadians in need.

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THE HOME DEPOT CANADA & THE ENVIRONMENT

The Home Depot Canada is an environmental leader. Our commitment to the environment is enshrined in the company's values - through our commitment to 'do the right thing.'

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