Giving back is a core value at The Home Depot and is a passion for our associates.
Through Team Depot, our associate-led volunteer program, The Home Depot associates are encouraged and empowered to take a leadership role in the community.
From updating a youth shelter with a fresh coat of paint to improving storage solutions at a local transitional home to enhancing outdoor spaces, our associates work with local charities to improve the homes and lives of thousands of deserving Canadians in need.
Annually, The Home Depot associates contribute more than 60,000 volunteer hours to community projects across Canada. In 2016 Team Depot associates across Canada worked with a variety of community partners to complete more than 263 projects.
Check out our associates in action on our success stories, photo and video gallery pages.
The Building Community Awards program recognizes Team Depot Captains and their fellow associates who have completed exceptional community volunteer projects that exemplify The Home Depot's values of giving back, taking care of our people, doing the right thing and building strong relationships in communities across Canada.
Congratulations to the winners:
District winner: Store 7055 (Saanich, B.C.)/District 280 (Pacific)
Led by Team Depot Captain Cameron Rundell, more than 50 volunteers from nine stores across B.C. painted the ground floor, hallway, stairwells and adjacent rooms of a new home for at-risk youth to bring new life to the space. Threshold Housing Society helps at-risk youth attain independence through supportive transitional housing. The new three-story building boasts bright, spacious units which can house up to 10 youth.
Eastern region winner: Store 7233 (Frederiction, N.B.)
Led by Team Depot Captain Ann Kelly, volunteers conducted workshops with refugees who have recently arrived in Canada through the Multicultural Association of Fredericton. The Multicultural Association celebrates diversity and promotes multiculturalism in Fredericton. The volunteer associates taught the group how to paint and do basic household repairs
Western region winner: Store 7180 (Winnipeg North, Man.)
Led by Team Depot Captain Trent Banera, 13 volunteers designed and built 32 raised garden boxes, with the members of the North Centennial Garden newcomers. Associates partnered with local families and guided them through how to assemble their own garden boxes. After boxes were assembled, families picked their own plants and seeds.
Congratulations to all the nominees and winners! Thank you for your service and leadership in your local communities.