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November 11, 2015

Background: Young families and new immigrants are moving north to Edmonton, Alberta. Centered in the province’s oil patch, the city has experience an economy boom in recent years and its long term future looks bright. Companies like Beaverbrook have been building in the city for 20+ years and laying the foundation for its current growth.

Our Work: Southeast Edmonton is one of the neighbourhoods in the city which is seeing…

November 11, 2015

Background: One of the largest comprehensive universities in Western Canada, University of Regina has over 12,000 part-time and full-time enrolled students. Famous alumnus include Canada’s former finance minister Ralph Goodale, award-winning novelist Guy Vanderhaeghe, and journalist Pamela Wallin.

Our Work: The university has grown considerably in the past number of years as its enrollment has swelled with students from across the Prairie provinces (Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba). Sunflower assisted…

July 22, 2015
  • Comments Off on Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU)

Background: OPSEU is one of Canada’s largest unions, representing 130,000 of Ontario’s government employees. The job base supported by the union is as diverse as its membership, with employees from numerous industrial sectors: healthcare, education, government, and retail.

The Work: Unions are often at the forefront of social activism and change in our society and OPSEU is a leader in this movement.

This past year, OPSEU extended its community outreach through its first…

July 20, 2015

Background: One of Canada’s oldest private colleges, Sprott Shaw has featured their courses in a number of campaigns over many years that have targeted multicultural consumers in BC and across Canada.

These have crossed all platforms: print, web, radio, and TV.

Over this time period, Sprott Shaw has not only grown in the number of campuses established in Canada and overseas but also in the number of courses available for students.

The…

June 26, 2015
  • Comments Off on International Nannies & Home Care Services

Background: In most Canadian households, both parents need to work.
Companies like International Nannies & Home Care Services provide necessary services to help with the raising of children and assisting with seniors.
With offices in Vancouver and Toronto, the national company provides screening and nanny placement services, both in full-time or part-time positions. The caregivers are both local and from overseas.

The Work: Asian households are traditionally multi-generational and tend to hold…

June 26, 2015

Background: This BC based development company started building in 1985, creating nearly 10,000 homes for residents in the province.
Marcon developed the first high-rise in Canada to achieve LEED Certification. All of the company’s homes are built to Green Canada standards.
In its 30 year history the company has developed townhomes, low-rise and concrete tower residences, as well as commercial spaces such as theatres, and shopping centres.

The Work: Sunflower’s team has provided…

June 26, 2015

Background: This property development company started as a family business more than 50 years ago.
Today it is one of Western Canada’s largest private real estate organizations with interests in residential and commercial real estate.
Wesgroup owns and/ or manages over 2.2 million square feet of commercial property and have built more than 6000 homes in 100 communities.

The Work: The River District project is the most ambitious development currently underway in…

June 25, 2015
Background: This award-winning series features stories on members of some of Canada’s largest unions.
These first person narratives of current members articulate the benefits of working in unionised workplaces. Members covers issues ranging from job security to family benefits, work safety to community activism.
Through participation in their unions, Canadian workers are able to foster safer and more productive work environments. Participating unions include: British Columbia Government Employees Union (BCGEU),…

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