For the 21st consecutive year, Convergint offices closed in June to allow colleagues to donate their time, expertise, and resources to organizations across the globe as a part of the company’s ongoing Social Responsibility initiative for 2022. Colleagues in Canada donated time and materials to local tribes in collaboration with Convergint’s Indigenous Truth affinity group, with the mission of creating a culturally connected community to enable Indigenous people to achieve their maximum potential.

With Convergint’s goal of fostering a supportive, accessible, and inclusive environment, the Indigenous Truth affinity group elevated that mission through their Social Responsibility Day projects. Convergint colleagues in Fort McMurray and Vancouver volunteered at the Nistawoyou Friendship Centre and the Vancouver Aboriginal Friendship Centre Society. Check out the highlights from these two projects here.

Nistawoyou Friendship Centre

Convergint colleagues in Fort McMurray volunteered at the Nistawoyou Friendship Centre, the cultural hub of the city, where they helped with cleanup and restoration efforts due to a devastating flood in 2020. In addition to Social Responsibility Day, many local colleagues have pledged to continue volunteering their time and skills on evenings and weekends to restore the Centre in hopes to house the Indigenous community once again. Volunteer activities included:

  • Landscaping and outside cleanup

  • Storage cleanup and relocation

  • HVAC condition assessment

  • Electrical services indentification

  • Overhead door maintenance

  • Restoration of the commercial kitchen

Vancouver Aboriginal Friendship Centre Society

Convergint colleagues in Vancouver volunteered at the Aboriginal Friendship Centre Society where they helped with maintenance, cleanup, and donation sorting. The Friendship Centre supports aboriginal people making a transition to the urban Vancouver community, emphasizing aboriginal values, cultures, and traditions. Volunteer activities included:

  • Garbage cleanup

  • Painting, patching, and repairing walls

  • Organizing and sorting books

  • Storage cleanup and reorganization

  • Front door maintenance

  • Assembling snack packs, hygiene kits, and clothing donations

About Convergint Indigenous Truth

Convergint Indigenous Truth is an affinity group whose purpose is to support an inclusive culture and increase the representation of indigenous peoples within Convergint, as well as expanding relationships with aboriginal suppliers. If you are a Convergint colleague interested in becoming a member of Convergint Indigenous Truth,  learn more and become a member of the affinity group below.