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​Meet the 2022 Community Champions (20+ employees)

​Meet the 2022 Community Champions (20+ employees)

​Meet the 2022 Community Champions (20+ 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.


Catalyst Health Solutions Inc.

“Everything Catalyst aims to accomplish is solely for our community and the public, with their health as our main priority. Innovation is fostered at Catalyst to include critical analysis of how we deliver our services and use technology. With a team from less than 15 to now more than 50, new ideas of how we can impact the quality care of all are a constant conversation within the company's doors. Every day brings a new adventure, and whenever there is a challenge, we take it on headfirst. Our province and communities' health, our business, and we are sure we will always make that our number one priority”


“Colemans is well known as a community leader and has a longstanding connection with the people, businesses, and community of St. John’s. Colemans has built strong relationships with many local organizations and is supportive and engaged in activities and events that support a wide variety of community initiatives.

Colemans competes with the goliaths of the grocery industry in Canada, and our connection with the community truly sets us apart. Our ability to quickly and efficiently respond to the needs of our community is a great source of pride, and it guides our approach to business.”

“In fall 2021, St. John's Deloitte Partner, Brian Groves, set out to raise $500,000 in support of Young Adult Cancer Canada (YACC). YACC is a not-for-profit organization that began in 2000 in St. John’s by Geoff Eaton – a two-time cancer survivor who saw a great need to support Young Adults through the lifelong impacts that come with a cancer diagnosis.

Deloitte encourages all employees to create an impact in their communities by volunteering their time and skills to help not-for-profit organizations, but the connection to YACC, for Brian, runs deeper than a sense of corporate social responsibility. Days after Brian started fundraising for his first YACC Shave of the Brave fundraiser (2015) his niece was diagnosed with lung cancer – bringing a shocking realization that cancer can affect anyone no matter their age. While his niece did make a full recovery, she could not have done it without a solid support system. Driven by personal connection, Brian encourages, inspires, and rallies team members across the nation to donate and participate in the annual Shave for the Brave event to create an impact that matters within our community.”
Rio Tinto IOC

“At IOC above all else, we care about health and safety, which includes physical and mental well-being. This care does not stop when you leave work at the end of the day. We want our people to go home safe every day and return to work safe and sound as well.

IOC has been operating in Labrador City and Sept-Iles for over 60 years and we are proud to continue supporting the organizations and groups that make up the social fabric of our communities. In 2021, we contributed more than $500,000 in community partnerships and donations. Our partnerships represent a shared commitment to taking care of our people and our communities and improving quality of life. We have forged strong partnerships with community organizations whose values are closely aligned with our own – Care, Courage & Curiosity.”
St. John's International Airport Authority (SJIAA)

“SJIAA views inclusivity for us is a responsibility – not a choice. We have the privilege of providing an essential service to a wide variety of individuals and groups. Our organization is one that can proudly impact everyone in our community. As the premier gateway to Newfoundland and Labrador, we are a tourism hub, an economic growth driver, a place where families reunite, but also say goodbye. We welcome travelers of all kinds – leisure, corporate, tourism and medical. We provide travelers, residents and non-residents with a sense of place and community, and because province is known for its warm hospitality, we strive to embody these values within our organization.”

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

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