Ronald McDonald House Charities® (RMHC) of Canada
Sharp Electronics of Canada Ltd is thrilled to support Ronald McDonald House Charities® (RMHC) of Canada. Sharp is a key partner in the Helping The House that Love Built® program; whereby they donate electronics to each Canadian Ronald McDonald House® and Ronald McDonald Family Room®. This initiative endeavours to bring some of the comforts of home to families during what can be a most difficult time. A Ronald McDonald House is a home-away-from-home for families with children being treated at nearby hospitals. It is a place where families can be together and kids can share experiences with others who are just like them. The Ronald McDonald Family Room Program extends the comfort and support of a Ronald McDonald House to the hospital setting, serving both local and out of town families. It is a place of respite in the hospital walls that allows families to take a break from their busy days at the hospital, while being just steps away from their child’s bedside. For more information, please visit: www.rmhc.ca.
Sharp Canada is proud to support Parkinson SuperWalk, the largest fundraising event for Parkinson’s disease in Canada. Proceeds from the event enable Parkinson Society Canada, working with ten regional partners and more than 240 support groups across the country to provide education, resources, support services and research funding.
Approximately 100,000 Canadians have Parkinson's disease; it affects one percent of the population over age 65 and two percent of those aged 70 and older. Though there is no cure for Parkinson's, various pharmaceutical and surgical treatments can help manage symptoms and improve quality of life.
Parkinson Society Canada is the national voice for Canadians living with Parkinson’s. If you or someone you know has Parkinson's, Parkinson Society Canada can help. For more information, please visit: www.parkinson.ca
Sharp Canada joins arms with Earth Day Canada to help battle environmental crisis!
Environmental crisis remains persistent. Our daily actions pollute and degrade the fragile environment that humans and wildlife depend on to survive. Sharp Electronics of Canada Ltd. has joined arms with Earth Day Canada (EDC) to do their part in helping to improve the current conditions of the environment.
Earth Day Canada (EDC) is a national environmental communications organization mandated to improve the state of the environment by empowering Canadians to achieve local solutions. Since 1991, EDC has been coordinating Earth Day/Earth Month events, and creating successful community programs and award-winning artistic and media projects. For more information, please visit www.earthday.ca
Earth Day Canada
EcoMentors is an innovative and dynamic program which matches high school students with elementary school classes or environmental clubs to assist in teaching environmental education. By working together, both groups of students can turn their ideas into action by participating in relevant environmental activities in their community and explore and express their ideas and viewpoints with regard to human-environmental interactions.
By participating in ecoMentors, everybody wins. High school students gain valuable work experience, explore their career interests and fulfill their co-op course requirements; elementary students benefit from having an energetic, enthusiastic mentor to provide guidance, input and assistance in their exploration of environmental topics; teachers appreciate the assistance with their busy teaching schedule.
Sharp Canada is proud to be a sponsor of the EcoMentors program coordinated through Earth Day Canada. This program equips young Canadians with the knowledge and skills necessary to do their part in working towards a Sustainable Environment. For more information, visit www.earthday.ca
Toronto and Region Conservation Authority
Sharp Canada and our employees have engaged in a partnership with the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority to assist in their conservation efforts. This three year initiative provides us with the opportunity to reforest a significant part of the Etobicoke Creek watershed, building upon a bi-annual ecological effort while providing hands on environmental support within our local community.
Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TCRA) works with partners to ensure the Toronto urban region is built on a natural foundation of healthy rivers and shorelines, greenspace and biodiversity, and sustainable communities. For more information, visit http://www.trca.on.ca/