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​Meet the 2022 Community Champions (1-19 employees)

​Meet the 2022 Community Champions (1-19 employees)

​Meet the 2022 Community Champions (1-19 employees)

This award celebrates businesses who went above and beyond to support the community in 2022. From pitching in to help neighbours, to launching a new business initiative that lifts others up during these challenging times, this award celebrates those who were exceptional neighbours in an exceptionally tough year. 

Also, you’ll see that many of these businesses have been going above and beyond for years now because it’s a part of their culture to care for their communities. Prepare to be inspired by the massive impact these businesses have had, right here at home. 

Learn why community matters to our 2022 Community Champions in their own words.
Easter Seals Newfoundland and Labrador

“Our vision is for a community where all people with disabilities live full, healthy, and active lives. Our mission is to engage, inspire, and maximize opportunities for people with disabilities of all ages by providing meaningful programs and services. Approximately 100,000 people of all ages in our province live with disabilities such as physical, sensory, cognitive or other disabilities which present barriers to full participation in society. It is our mission to tear down these barriers and build an inclusive Newfoundland and Labrador.

Easter Seals House is more than the sum of its parts. It is not just where we host our programs and services. Easter Seals House is our home. It is the smiles, the laughs, and the unbridled joy that floats through our halls. Easter Seals House is one of the few places where persons with disabilities can relax and just hang out with their friends.”
Newfoundland Growlers (Deacon Sports and Entertainment)

“The Growlers are dedicated to the community – whether that be making fans smile, helping to grow the game of hockey in the province, or giving back through donations. We believe that we have a platform in the province in which we are fortunate enough to be able to give back to the community. Abbo was a huge part of our community – not only through the smiles he generated, but through his commitment to making the province a better place. At the end of the day, anything that gives back to this wonderful province of ours, is a fit for our business.”
St. John Ambulance

“In Newfoundland and Labrador, our more than 200 dedicated volunteers provide over 20,000 Community Services hours each year. You can find our Volunteer Medical Responders on site at public events, providing first aid to the ill or injured until EMS arrives. You can also find our Therapy Dog volunteers in long-term care facilities, hospitals, mental health facilities, palliative care, and many other places providing unconditional love to those who need it the most. As an organization, we are passionate about empowering citizens to save lives and providing community services. As such, we feel that we are an excellent candidate for the Community Champion Award.”

“As TaskforceNL’s mission is to connect and activate people to address opportunities and needs in NL and our vision is to invigorate and revitalize NL by actioning big ideas, we feel that this was the right fit for our organization to help support employers fill labour gaps with international talent pools already located within our province. This not only supports the local economy by filling labour gaps, but also provides meaningful and relevant Canadian work experience to immigrants and newcomers entering the labour force in the province.
We knew that this was the right next step for us as an organization, because we are determined to be an organization that responds to the needs and challenges of our communities, and this is a major need.”
Whelan Wellness

“Gill’s title at Whelan Wellness is probably more appropriate to be “Community Champion”. Whelan Wellness is successful because she worked hard on the fundamental content for a long time, and she got it right. She’s genuine when she speaks, and she genuinely wants to improve as many lives out there as possible. She’s amazing, and there’s a large community within Whelan Wellness that agree, and a large number of local businesses that can attest to the support that she has provided to them.”

Come celebrate these and many other amazing nominees at the Business Resilience Awards Gala on November 24! 

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