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.
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. https://royalmtc.ca/
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. https://www.darcysarc.ca/
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. https://mortgageproscan.ca/
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. https://realestatemanitoba.com
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. https://willowplaceshelter.ca/ https://www.royallepage.ca/en/realestate/about-us/shelter-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. https://sogh.ca/foundation/
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. https://www.aspercsa.com/
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… https://acec-mb.ca/
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. https://www.stpauls.mb.ca/
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. https://canadagames.ca/
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. https://www.cyclingcanada.ca/
Get out and understand what’s going on in your neighbourhood and it will connect you like nothing else.
Plant flowers, pick up litter, take pride in your city.
Clean out those closets. Declutter your life, while sharing things you don’t need—think Koats for Kids.
Neuroscience suggests the mere act of thinking about how much you have to be grateful for makes you happier.
Period. Start now. Permanently.
Nonprofits need the voices of our community to keep connected to our issues—and solutions. Lend your passions!
Community meetings happen all over the city, and they’re for everyone. Go listen and be heard.
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.”
Text WINNIPEG to 45678 to donate $5, $10 or $25 to United Way—and 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.
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.
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 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!