Since our inception, the APEX leadership team has ensured we remain active in supporting the local community through social responsibility initiatives.
From the launch of On Your Bike, a charitable foundation providing bicycles to kids in need, to the pro-bono work APEX/ruckus digital has done with Parkinson Canada and Life Lists, APEXers continue to contribute something meaningful outside the day-to-day hustle.
Dixon Hall Neighbourhood Services, an organization deeply embedded into the local east end community, offers a diversity of services including employment training, senior support such as Meals on Wheels and caregiving as well as children and youth programs that provide sports and leadership mentorship.
With summer approaching quickly, the APEX team wanted to do something to help underprivileged kids get out of the house and enjoy the holidays. They were particularly inspired by the music and summer camp programs that provide local kids something they would not normally have access to. For many of us, summer camp was a life-changing experience where we spent all day outside, were encouraged to try new things and build new and lasting relationships.
“Camp is a wonderful memory for many of us at APEX and we want to help others create those kinds of memories,” says Linda Andross, Managing Partner. “Summer camp lets kids get away from the city and leave their problems behind – to experience nature, comradery and to have a ton of fun.”
Small organizations like Dixon Hall have the ability to make big changes in the community, as they allow opportunities for those that would otherwise not have access. As Linda says, “Who knows … one of those campers just might work at APEX one day!”
Feature image from TheStar.com