Thankful for Colliers

October 18, 2016
Colliers employees in the kitchen at Ronald McDonald House

On Thanksgiving Sunday, 13 employees from Colliers International Canada gave their time to serve nearly 250 dinners to families at Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) Toronto.

“Food was cooking, everyone seemed happy – it felt like home,” says Jodi Boltuc, Senior Manager, Administrative Services.

Making dinner is one of the special ways Colliers and its employees support families with seriously ill children at RMHC Toronto.

In an effort to foster engagement in the charities Colliers supports, its employees were asked to suggest local organizations that held special personal meaning for them. In 2014, a selection committee chose two charitable partners to support based on factors like mission and efficient allocation of funds: Easter Seals Ontario and RMHC Toronto.

“RMHC Toronto aligns perfectly with our corporate values, like community, and addresses issues we believe in, like disease, families and investment in human potential,” says Jodi.

Colliers has actually been supporting RMHC Toronto since 2004 through special events, the capital campaign for our new House and sponsoring a family bedroom. But since designating RMHC Toronto an official Colliers charitable partner, employee engagement has never been higher.

“I thought it would be difficult to find a group of 10 people who would give up their Thanksgiving Sunday to cook dinner at the House,” says Jodi. “We ended up getting 13. Most of us had cooked dinner at the House before and know how heartwarming the experience is.”

RMHC Toronto is grateful to Colliers employees for everything they do for our families, and Jodi and her colleagues are proud to work for an organization that cares.

“Everyone feels good knowing we’re giving families the comforts of home during a difficult time.”

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