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By Jon Rumley, Walmart Canada Corporate AffairsIt’s time to kick off the soccer chats at Walmart Canada because the 2022 FIFA World Cup is here and Canada’s men’s national team has qualified for the first time in 36 years.With more than 100,000 associates across the country, Walmart has soccer fans from coast to coast.“We’re really excited for the…
By Jon Rumley, Walmart Canada Corporate Affairs“If Walmart was a person that played video games, what would they like?”That’s what Riley Little asked himself when he took over Walmart Canada’s Gaming Twitter account more than three years ago. The lifetime gamer from Bracebridge, Ont., has been Walmart Canada’s Gaming Community Manager for over…
By Sean Welch, Walmart Canada Senior Fulfillment ManagerEverything looks like a mountain until you start climbing it. Reaching the peak takes one step at a time.That’s what I learned in my time with the Canadian Armed Forces. When I graduated from university, I had two job offers: one with the military and one with Walmart Canada.Working at…
Boucherville – September 22, 2022 – Today, Breakfast Club of Canada is launching an ambitious back-to-school fundraising campaign in partnership with Walmart Canada to raise money to help advance the Club’s mission and get closer to the ultimate goal: breakfast for every child, every day.With food, transport and the overall cost of living getting…
Ottawa, August 18, 2022 – The Canadian Red Cross is pleased to announce its annual fundraising campaign with Walmart Canada has raised more than $4.2 million, bringing the 19-year total of funds raised to over $66 million.This year’s total includes $3.2 million contributed through a combination of Walmart customer donations and associate…
“As soon as August rolls around, my teacher brain turns on again and I’m thinking already about back-to-school shopping,” says Grade 2 Teacher Maria DiBenedetto-Ruffolo. “I don’t like to wait until the last minute. I like to have everything ready. I usually shop now, around mid-August.”For this “Back to School” season, Walmart Canada is helping…
By Jon Rumley, Walmart Canada Corporate AffairsFor around 150 years, there was a vibrant Black community in Halifax known as Africville. At one time, it was a “thriving, close-knit community,” home to stores, a school, a post office and a church, along with around 400 Black Canadians who came to Nova Scotia for a better life.In Africville,…
By Suzanne Knight, Walmart Canada Vice President, Transformation ServicesEverything became real the moment I saw their faces.It was a Ukrainian couple with a young child asking for help on a video call. They were among the millions of Ukrainians who fled their homes when their country became a warzone in late February.They had nowhere to go and no…
By Jon Rumley, Walmart Canada Corporate AffairsWhen Thomas Wade Shaw’s daughter was born prematurely, Ronald McDonald House Charities® Atlantic was there.Molly only weighed a pound when she was born at 22 weeks gestation on Dec. 9, 2016. As a micro preemie, she needed care at the IWK Health Centre in Halifax, several hours away from Wade’s…
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.…