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What does Walmart do for local communities?

Walmart Canada’s more than 90,000 associates live and work in local communities across the country. Strong, vibrant cities that provide convenient access to healthier food, stable jobs and support in times of disasters are essential to building strong local economies. Over the years, Walmart has been intentional about leveraging our strengths, associates and other resources to build resiliency in communities.

Through collaboration and philanthropic funding, our focus includes hunger relief, disaster preparedness and relief, and building strong local communities. From making sure all children in Canada have access to a healthy breakfast to supporting first response efforts in the event of a disaster, Walmart Canada is committed to supporting families in need and building strong communities

Walmart has a long history of stepping up in times of disaster to help communities with relief and recovery. Since 2003, we have raised and donated more than $49 million to support disaster relief and provided cash, water, food and other products to assist victims of ice storms, flooding, wildfires and tornadoes.

We aim to strengthen the health of our communities, not only by providing products, services and jobs through our retail business, but also by facilitating associate volunteerism, local donations through stores and customers, and support for diversity and inclusion initiatives.

We empower each Walmart store and distribution centre to strengthen and support the communities where our associates live and work through funding of local non-profit organizations. Community grants valued at $1,000 are given to eligible local organizations, such as animal shelters, elder services and community clean-up projects. For more details or to apply for a community grant, please click here.

Learn more about Walmart’s community programs.