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Ottawa, June 30, 2022 – The Canadian Red Cross announced today thelaunch of the 19th annual giving campaign with Walmart Canada for disaster relief and preparedness. For the month of July, Walmart customers will be invited to donate to Red Cross at the checkout in stores and on Walmart.ca. In addition to the funds donated, Walmart Canada will also…
Mississauga – June 29, 2022 - Walmart Canada announced today a partnership with Black Opportunity Fund and SickKids Foundation’s Black Experience @ SickKids Strategy, supporting health equity for the Black community, their families and in particular to improve health outcomes for Black Canadian children affected by the sickle cell disease.As part…
By Jon Rumley, Walmart Canada Corporate AffairsCanada Day will have a new meaning for a longtime Walmart Canada associate in Victoria this year.“It’s my first year celebrating Canada Day as a Canadian,” said Paul Tungsiriratana, Co-Manager at the Victoria Supercentre at Uptown Mall. “I’ve lived in many places in my life, but Canada is special.…
By Jon Rumley, Walmart Canada Corporate AffairsSaint-Jean-Baptiste Day is a day for Quebecers to celebrate culture, language, traditions and identity.Walmart Canada is home to more than 14,500 Quebec associates like Patrice Goderre, Operations Assistant Manager in Châteauguay and Tommy Drouin, Store People Manager in…
By Jon Rumley, Walmart Canada Corporate AffairsWhen Kory Parkin began designing artwork for National Indigenous Peoples Day, he wanted to create something that was undoubtedly Indigenous.“When you see it, you know it’s Indigenous culture,” he said of his design. “I try my best to tell a story.”Parkin created a design depicting the Mohawk creation…
Mississauga, ON, June 21, 2022—Children’s Miracle Network is pleased to announce Walmart Canada’s spring fundraising campaign contributed over $8.2 million, including a $1 million corporate donation from Walmart Canada, in support of children, families, and their local children’s hospitals across Canada. Last year, Canadian children’s hospitals…
By Chris Clarke-MacDonald, Workforce Management Manager, Walmart CanadaI love Walmart. This is that place where I belong. As a gay man, it took me years to feel this way.Growing up in Newfoundland with a very conservative Christian family, I always felt like I didn’t belong.As a child, I preferred to play dress up and have tea parties with girls.…
Mississauga, ON (May 12, 2022) – Children’s Miracle Network is launching its annual spring fundraising campaign today with Walmart Canada in support of Canada’s kids, families, and their local children’s hospitals. This year’s campaign runs from May 12th to June 5th. Canadians are invited to participate by donating in-store or online at…
By Nina Migalski, Walmart Canada Store ManagerMother’s Day was the one day a year that my mom could relax.We would wake her up with slightly burnt toast covered in peanut butter, coffee with too much sugar and our best homemade gifts and cards. We’d do chores around the house while mom controlled the TV for the day!It was a day of rest for a…
Mississauga, ON, April 21, 2022 – Food Banks Canada is very excited to announce Walmart Canada’s 6th annual Fight Hunger. Spark Change national fundraising campaign in support of food banks across the country, contributed $6.8 million, the equivalent of 13.5 million meals to help feed families and individuals from coast to coast to coast. Walmart…
By Jon Rumley, Walmart Canada Corporate AffairsMads Otter is the first openly transgender associate at the Walmart Victoria Supercentre.“I’m a Walmart baby,” Mads says. “This is where my parents met. My dad still works here.”When Mads was looking for a welcoming place to work, he knew Walmart was the right place.“It’s 100% a safe and inclusive…
By Jon Rumley, Walmart Canada Corporate Affairs“Lose your smile and lose all your customers,” Walmart founder Sam Walton used to say.That’s the sentiment Walmart Canada’s Fernande Dubé-Deschênes takes to work with her every day – all 58 years of them.Today, Fernande is the longest-serving active retail hourly associate in Quebec and Canada. She…