At LEA, we strongly believe in giving back to the communities in which we work. By being involved with different events and charities, we contribute to the growth of communities beyond engineering and planning.
As a global organization, we encourage our employees to take the greener route to make a world of difference and decrease our environmental footprint. That’s why LEA has partnered with Staples Canada and Terracycle on their writing instrument recycling program to show that all efforts, especially the every day ones, can make a difference.
We also run a dedicated composting program in order to give back and help the earth continue to thrive, providing our employees with a safe and green way to manage their organic waste.
We make sure that every step we take is meaningful, both in terms of our employees’ fitness and well-being, as well as for the community around us. Every year, our employees set out to train and support numerous charitable causes by joining in on various runs and marathons. A few of the causes that we have been involved with are the Propeller Project, Jumpstart Charity, Camp Oochigeas, the Toronto Zoo, The Simunye Foundation, and the Toronto East General Hospital Campaign.
Each year, our employees strive to find fun and exciting ways to give back. LEA has partnered with United Way for many years to raise funding to fight poverty and help youth bridge opportunity gaps and work towards a strong social and economic future. Our funding methods range from cook offs and building competitions to bake offs and trivia challenges. For more about our efforts with the United Way, click here.
Daily Bread Food Bank
Coming together to combine our creative minds and engineering expertise is just one of the many ways we encourage team bonding at LEA. Friendly competitions like Canstruction that bring in teams of designers, architects, and engineers together are perfect examples of how teamwork between our numerous departments and offices builds structurally sound and beautifully designed projects while helping causes such as the Daily Bread Food Bank.
Habitat For Humanity
We are responsible for creating a nurturing environment to help our young professionals grow. That’s why LEA partakes in events such as Habitat for Humanity‘s first Habitat Young Professionals Build, which gathers young professionals and experienced leaders to help build homes for families in need and foster an early sense of community in building the future together.
Feats of Gingerbread
Being part of a community means helping to lift each other up in times of need, as well as times of joy. LEA participated in the first year of Engineer Canada‘s Feats of Gingerbread challenge, placing 3rd and showcasing our structural engineering prowess while supporting 360ºKids, a local charity that provides care for youth in crisis and helps them transition to a state of safety and stability.