Giving back to the community is something Primecorp Commercial Realty takes seriously. We are actively involved in charity work on many levels and we have found the value of giving is enormous. We know that our company benefits a great deal when we get behind charities… and we like to think this a trend in a lot of progressive workplaces.
Charity Work Helps Employees Bond
Nothing brings a team together like working shoulder-to-shoulder for some meaningful charity, or community organisation. Employees have a chance to talk and work outside the office and build friendships that pay dividends later on. Plus, giving of themselves makes people feel good about who they are and how they connect with the community.
Charitable Involvement Benefits Employee Recruitment and Retention
Attracting the best and brightest to your company is more than just how much you pay them. Employees like to feel good about the company they work for and supporting a charity is a meaningful way to show and shape the culture of your company.
Working for a Charity Enhances Networking
Prominent companies and top executives and managers tend to place a premium on helping charities. Being involved on boards, volunteering, and fundraising offers the opportunity to connect with the movers and shakers of the community.
Most Importantly… It's The Right Thing To Do
At the core of any charity work are the people who benefit from it. Those of us in successful businesses have a lot of resources that we can use to serve the most vulnerable in society and those with specific and specialized needs. We can give our time, our money, and our expertise to make our communities better for all our neighbours.
The best thing about charity work is that it's a win-win for both the company and for the charitable organisation. At Primecorp Commercial Realty, we are proud of our social engagement. In fact, our involvement in charity shapes the culture of our company and quality of our staff.
Music for the Heart
Primecorp works with various charities throughout the year, often inspired by champions within our company who understand that, as our great Canadian poet and singer, Sam Roberts, says: “We’re all in this together.”
This month, we are very pleased and honoured to be the Platinum Sponsor of Music for the Heart. This highly anticipated, orchestral fundraising event takes place on February 22, 2016 at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa, in support of the University of Ottawa Heart Institute.
David Currie will conduct the Ottawa Symphony Orchestra at Southam Hall, guiding the audience on a musical journey through Russia, commencing with Aram Khachaturian’s famously bitter-suite Waltz from Masquerade followed by Yehonatan Berick’s lively rendition of Khachaturian’s Violin Concerto. The evening concludes with one of Shostakovich’s most powerful symphonies, Symphony No. 10.
The night will commence with a cocktail reception in the Panorama Room at the NAC, featuring a musical interlude with performances by tenor vocalist and world-renowned cardiac surgeon, Dr. Fraser Rubens, soprano Dr. Stephanie Brill and pianist Jean Desmarais.
Raising Funds and Awareness for the University of Ottawa Heart Institute
This event will surely warm the hearts of those in attendance, while raising funds and awareness for Canada’s largest and foremost cardiovascular health centre, dedicated to understanding, treating and preventing heart disease. To quote the Chair of Leaders at Heart, and Primecorp Founding Partner Nick Pantieras:
We are fortunate to have this world class institute in our own backyard. As you know, I am here today because of the excellent care I received at the Institute. Music for the Heart Facebook Page
We hope to see many of you in attendance for this spectacular musical event and in support of other charitable organisations and foundations throughout the year, as we embrace the notion that company sponsored charity work provides a great deal of warmth in the workplace and in the community.