At Elastic Path, we foster a culture that gives back to local and global communities through volunteer days and company fundraising events. Our employees, including senior executives, actively participate in our social innovation initiatives. The charities and organizations that we support include:
Education Infrastructure Improvements in Burundi
Elastic Path funded the purchase of solar panels for a primary school in Mufumya, Burundi. The panels allow more than 40 elementary and secondary school students from the community to study at night in a well-lit classroom. The panels also provide a source of on-going revenue through cell-phone charging services.
Elastic Path teamed up with PeaceGeeks to participate in TechPong, a ping pong tournament that encourages the Vancouver tech industry to raise money for causes they care about. PeaceGeeks is a Vancouver-based organization that helps aid groups connect with those in need. They provide technology, tools and training for organizations who are working to promote peace and human rights around the globe.
Elastic Path CEO Harry Chemko is an active board member of Futurpreneur Canada, a national national non-profit organization that provides pre-launch coaching, business resources, start-up financing, and mentorship to help youths (age 18-34) start a business.
Salvation Army Adopt-a-family
In the season of giving, the Elastic Path team donates a Christmas hamper complete with a full turkey dinner and toys to low-income families each Christmas. The Salvation Army gives hope and support to vulnerable people in 400 communities across Canada and more than 120 countries around the world.
Invisible Children (Uganda and Rwanda)
Elastic Path supports the Invisible Children program to help children affected by the war in Uganda and Rwanda. It strives to address the problem in its entirety, including both immediate needs and long term effects. We also support Schools for Schools, a program that creates long-term development in the economy and schooling systems.
Elastic Path is a proud supporter of Movember. The funds raised in Canada support men's health issues, specifically prostate cancer and male mental health initiatives and are directed to programs run directly by Movember and our men's health partner, Prostate Cancer Canada. Together, these two channels work together to ensure that Movember funds are supporting a broad range of innovative world-class programs in line with our strategic goals.