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We believe that supporting and being involved in our local communities is an opportunity to give back and demonstrate our commitment to our customers, our team members and to our community. Our values of personal leadership, trust & respect, continuous improvement, and generosity begin with gratitude, and with gratitude comes responsibility to give back.

The Birchwood Way is our way of being involved by providing financial, in-kind, and volunteer support to various organizations, educational and social programs, groups, and individuals.

Evaluation Criteria

  • What impact Birchwood’s support will have on a community
  • How the funds or support will be used
  • The timeframe of the initiative
  • The dollar value requested
  • Capital campaigns are excluded from this program

Our Vendors We Support

Royal MTC Black and White Ball

Royal MTC Black and White Ball

Proceeds from the Black & White Ball help Royal MTC ensure vibrant theatre remains accessible to all Manitobans. The money raised supports the cost of the Mainstage and Warehouse productions, keeping ticket prices affordable. Proceeds raised also support their youth education and enrichment programs – Theatre for Young Audiences, the Backstage Pass, Teen Critic program, and scholarships to assists emerging Manitoban artists with their education. Additional Royal MTC programs include Wordplay – their play development program and the Regional Tour – touring professional theatre to over 24 communities in rural Manitoba and Northwest Ontario.

Sons and Daughters of Italy Charity Gala

Sons and Daughters of Italy Charity Gala

Order Sons of Italy has established itself as North America’s largest and longest serving organization representing men and women of Italian Heritage and is constantly working towards funding and showcasing key elements of Italian heritage to the community.
D’Arcy’s A.R.C Golf Tournament

D’Arcy’s A.R.C Golf Tournament

D’Arcy’s Animal Rescue Center is shelter for cats and dogs, dedicated to rescuing them from abandonment, homelessness, neglect and abuse. All animals that are rescued are provided with veterinary care and a safe, and comfortable place to live until they are adopted for life.

Pink Ribbon Golf Classic for Hope

Pink Ribbon Golf Classic for Hope

The Pink Ribbon Ladies Golf Classic For Hope is an annual fundraising event for CancerCare Manitoba Breast and Gyne Cancer Centre of Hope – a resource centre built to help women with breast & gynecological cancer and to provide support to their families. The Centre also offers a quiet sunroom and healing garden for patients, as well as information & support services.
Mortgage Professionals of Canada Charity Golf Tournament

Mortgage Professionals of Canada Charity Golf Tournament

Mortgage Professionals Canada’s members make up the largest and most respected network of mortgage professionals in Canada whose interests we represent to government, regulators, media and consumers. We are dedicated to maintaining a high standard of industry ethics, consumer protection and best practices across the country.

Manitoba Real Estate Association Charity Golf Tournament

Manitoba Real Estate Association Charity Golf Tournament

The Manitoba Real Estate Association (MREA) supports various charities in Manitoba that focuses on shelter-related causes and provide them the resources need to build stronger communities.

Royal LePage - Willow Place Charity Game Night

Royal LePage - Willow Place Charity Game Night

Royal LePage is the only Canadian real estate company to have its own charitable foundation. Our large network of over 18,000 real estate agents from all across the country help us raise awareness and funds for shelters and violence prevention programs for women. Every dollar raised by Royal LePage, goes directly to helping the more than 50,000 women and children who are provided shelter and support by various programs.

On March 15, 2018, Royal LePage hosted Game Night Fundraiser for Willow Place which is a family violence agency. It is dedicated to supporting transformation, healing and healthy relationships in women and children. Incorporated in April 2015, Willow Place maintains Manitoba’s long-standing tradition of providing support and services to women and their children who have been a victim of family violence.

Seven Oaks Hospital

Seven Oaks Hospital Foundation

Seven Oaks Hospital is a pioneer in wellness initiatives that are enriching the quality of care by establishing Prevention and Chronic Disease Management Services that cut down on the time and length of hospitalization as the population becomes healthier; all while working to make sure that Primary Care, Acute Care, and Rehabilitation becomes more accessible to patients through an integrated strategy.

Royal Winnipeg Ballet Ball 2018

Royal Winnipeg Ballet Ball 2018

RWB’s mission is to enrich the human experience by teaching, creating and performing outstanding dance. RWB’s supporters help enable talented students to achieve their goals as professional dancers and teachers through the funding of projects and programs that could not be covered by the annual budget alone.
Asper Commerce Students Association Lunar New Year’s 2018

Asper Commerce Students Association Lunar New Year’s 2018

The Commerce Student’s Association is a student-run organization that serves the students. The council acts as a link between the students, faculty, and members of the business community. The CSA strives to enrich the undergraduate student experience at the I.H. Asper School of Business through unique events and professional development opportunities that foster meaningful relationships with the greater business community.

Association of Consulting Engineers of Manitoba Golf Tournament 2018

Association of Consulting Engineers of Manitoba Golf Tournament 2018

The Association of Consulting Engineers of Manitoba’s mission is to promote the business interests of the Consulting Engineers of Manitoba: and to promote the application of engineering for the benefit of Society. It’s goals include: increase Public awareness of the pivotal role that consulting engineers play in the application of technology, safety and protection of society, insure Government recognition of consulting engineers’ leading role in the management and application of technology, and of its benefit to Manitoban, etc…

St Paul’s Alumni Golf Tournament 2017

St. Paul’s Alumni Golf Tournament 2017

St. Paul’s is committed to fostering personal responsibility and social justice. To that end, the school strives to ensure that all qualified applicants who are accepted can attend regardless of their ability to pay tuition. This is made possible through the generous contributions of alumni and friends who allow the school to continue to build its bursary program. The school’s commitment to social justice is also reflected in its practice of welcoming diversity, respecting the religious and cultural backgrounds of all, and its cooperation with the broader Manitoba community through service and charitable outreach programs.

Canada Games 2017

Canada Games 2017

The Canada Games are held every two years, alternating between the Canada Winter Games and Canada Summer Games. The Games provide young athletes with the opportunity to showcase their hard work and talents while representing their respective province or territory, competing for the Canada Games Flag and Centennial Cup. The Games further the development of these young athletes into Canada’s future national and international stars, with many representing the country in the Olympics.


Annual Making Links Engineering Classic 2017

The Making Links Engineering Classic (MLEC) golf tournament was founded in 2004. Organized by the Sports Committee of Engineers Geoscientists Manitoba in association with the University of Manitoba Faculty of Engineering, the tournament offers Engineers Geoscientists Manitoba members and their guests an enjoyable golf outing and an opportunity to network with fellow professionals, while supporting the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Manitoba. 
Player’s Cup 2017

Player’s Cup 2017

The Players Cup joined the newly formed Mackenzie Tour- PGA TOUR CANADA in 2013 and quickly became a premier event on the national circuit. The Mackenzie Tour features some of the best up and coming golfers looking to take that step toward their dream of playing on golf’s greatest stages as they compete for their share of the Players Cup. Many Mackenzie Tour champions have hone on to the notable careers on the PGA TOUR, leading them on the path to reach the game’s highest level.
United Way Golf Tournament 2017

Player’s Cup 2017

United Way is an organization that responds directly to the greatest needs in the community. Their mission is to increase help for kids and their families so there are more kids entering school ready to learn, more kids graduating high school, fewer families living in poverty and more families able to stay together.
PWC Golf Tournament 2017

PWC Golf Tournament 2017

PWC provides industry focused professional services including audit and assurance, risk assurance, tax, deals and consulting in areas such as cybersecurity and privacy, human resources, digital transformation and forensics. PWC helps organizations and individuals create the impact they’re looking for, by delivering the best of their collective thinking, experience and solutions to build public trust and enhance value for our people, clients and communities.

Picasso at the Art Gallery 2017

Playing a dynamic role in the community, the Winnipeg Art Gallery thrives as a place for learning, dialogue, and enjoyment through art. As part of the WAG’s Canada 150 celebrations, Picasso in Canada brought together 35 artworks by the artist, including paintings, watercolours, drawings, prints, and ceramic works.
Bobby Hull Foundation for Children Golf tournament 2017

Bobby Hull Foundation for Children Golf tournament 2017

Former Canadian ice hockey player, Bobby Hull, is the founder of a foundation in support of the Children’s Hospital Foundation of Manitoba. The 2017 charity tournament netted $130,000 and funds were used to purchase emergency room patient stretchers and vital signs monitors, benefitting the lives of many children.
Cycling Canada

Cycling Canada

Cycling Canada is a National Sport Organization whose main reason for being is the organization and promotion of cycling in Canada. Cycling Canada exists to pursue world class results by leading high performance programs and enabling the development of athletes. Its programs include accessibility to cycling opportunities for everyone, improving the level of coaching and expertise available to national teams, national and regional training centers, and the development of a strong network within the community.

Birchwood Automotive In The Community

How Birchwood Team Members Make a Difference


Get out and understand what’s going on in your neighbourhood and it will connect you like nothing else.

Clean Up

Plant flowers, pick up litter, take pride in your city.

Purge Your Extra Stuff

Clean out those closets. Declutter your life, while sharing things you don’t needthink Koats for Kids.

Practice Gratitude

Neuroscience suggests the mere act of thinking about how much you have to be grateful for makes you happier.

Be Kind

Period. Start now. Permanently.

Join a Board

Nonprofits need the voices of our community to keep connected to our issuesand solutions. Lend your passions!


Grab the Megaphone

Community meetings happen all over the city, and they’re for everyone. Go listen and be heard.

When it Matters to You, Speak Up

Activism comes from people like you, who draw a line in the sand and say “things need to get better, and I’m the one to make it happen.”

Give a Little, Change a Lot

Text WINNIPEG to 45678 to donate $5, $10 or $25 to United Wayand know that by giving a little, you’re changing a lot for kids & their families across our city. Just $10 can help give a struggling young person a mentor’s guidance & support, changing both their lives…for good. 

Birchwood & United Way

Over the 25+ years that Birchwood Automotive Group has acted as a dedicated supporter and contributor to the United Way, our team members have contributed over $7,000,000 to the annual United Way of Winnipeg campaign.

In 2013, Steve Chipman, President of Birchwood Automotive, was the Annual Campaign Chair. His father, R.M. Chipman, Founder of Birchwood Automotive Group, was also Campaign Chair in 1975. His father lead the campaign, achieving a historic $4,000,000, and Steve achieved an all-time record of raising $20,000,000 for our community.

Darryl Tuck Steve Chipman Birchwood United Way
Birchwood United Way Campaign


Organized by the United Way, GenNext is an opportunity for the next generation of local change makers to network with community minded people who share a passion for our city. Focused on future influencers and philanthropists in their 20s and 30s, these events are about impactful and memorable networking, volunteering and fundraising opportunities.

United Way Leaders

United Way Leaders are those who give so generously at $1,200 or more per year. At Birchwood, 180-plus team members give at the leadership level and our overall participation rate is 95% or higher. It’s an amazing testament to our values of offering our time, talent and resources to strengthen our communities. Thank you!

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