Viterra has a longstanding commitment to helping those in the communities in which we live and work. We have made significant financial contributions to various charitable organizations, disaster relief funds and industry associations, including but not limited to the following:
The Canadian Foodgrains Bank
Viterra is a long-term supporter of the Canadian Foodgrains Bank, an organization dedicated to ending hunger in developing countries. In 2013 Viterra donated more than $105,000 in crop inputs to support 44 local growing projects across Western Canada. Viterra will also donate $5.00 for every tonne donated to the Canadian Foodgrains Bank.
The United Way’s mission is to improve lives and strengthen communities by engaging individuals and mobilizing collective action. Viterra and our employees have supported the fundraising efforts of the United Way for many years. Supported by corporate matching our employees have come together to raise funds for local United Way organizations in Viterra’s main office locations.
Alberta Flood Relief
Viterra donated $75,000 to support ongoing flood relief efforts in Alberta. The donation went to the Canadian Red Cross as it provides assistance to several communities in southern Alberta. Viterra employees got involved to support the cause by raising money for the cause, which was matched by the company.
Agriculture in the Classroom
Viterra supports Ag in the Classroom by donating to each of its divisions in Alberta, Manitoba and Saskatchewan. This program promotes agriculture education and awareness to children in school. Ag in the Classroom exists to provide balanced, factual information to teachers and students and encourage young people to make educated decisions relating to food, environment, careers and lifestyle.
Farmers with Disabilities
Viterra is proud to support Farmers with Disabilities through an ongoing financial commitment to the Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba chapters. This money supports the groups’ efforts to educate farmers and the public about farm safety.
Other charities Viterra has funded are Food Banks Canada, Canadian Cancer Society, Breast Cancer Society of Canada, Canadian Diabetes Association, Alzheimer Society, and Habitat for Humanity.