“At LOGISTEC, we strive to be a good neighbour, making our communities a better and safer place to live, work and play by getting involved in meaningful ways.”
– MADELEINE PAQUIN
Giving back to and getting involved with the communities where we live and work has been always been very important to the LOGISTEC family. Each year we handle millions of tons of cargo through the ports in communities across North America, from food that we eat to steel that is used to build bridges, all important products that improve the quality of our lives.
We had an incredible 2019 filled with important initiatives, from municipal environmental projects to health awareness to improving the lives of children across our network.
Raising funds for the MS Society of Canada
With an average of 8 women and 3 men diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) every day, which is a disease of the central nervous system, including someone dear to the LOGISTEC family, LOGISTEC sponsored the 13th Women Against Multiple Sclerosis (WAMS) Gala Luncheon to raise funds from the business community to support critical research into treatments and a cure for MS. MS is a disease of the central nervous system. In Canada, more than 77,000 people are affected, of which almost 75% are women. Thanks to the generosity of community business leaders across Montreal, we were able to raise a significant amount of money to put toward research into this disease.
Putting down roots for the next generations with Tree Canada
The LOGISTEC family launched an exciting tree planting initiative in partnership with Tree Canada in Contrecoeur QC. For LOGISTEC, a big part of being sustainable goes beyond a single action. It is more about engaging with our communities with tangible actions that have a positive and long-lasting impact. Trees provide oxygen, they help to reduce storm water runoff, erosion and pollution of waterways, they clean our air and provide habitat for wildlife. By planting 58 trees with 20 different species, a first step in this program, LOGISTEC, Tree Canada and the city of Contrecoeur are leaving a lasting legacy for generations to come.
Fun in the sun at Parc Jean-Louis-de Corne
Not far from the port of Contrecoeur, Parc Jean-Louis-de Corne received a modern upgrade to address the growing number of young families moving to the area. Together with the city of Contrecoeur and the Résidences Soleil – Groupe Savoie, the park was set up with new facilities, including a Petanque field, a brand new playground with modern climbing structures, a parent-child swing and a beautiful walking trail. The park has becoming a gathering place for families that will be enjoyed for years to come.
Keeping our shorelines clean
Every year, members of the LOGISTEC family volunteer for the “Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup” which is an opportunity to take action in communities where we operate and live and where water meets land, one bit of litter at a time. In Contrecoeur, the team walked the shores of the St. Lawrence River (in the pouring rain!), gathering trash including plastic bags, bottles and other debris that wash up on shore through the year. The Rideau Bulk team at the Port of Johnstown also participated, cleaning up the shores along the St. Lawrence Seaway and the roads leading to the LOGISTEC terminal, all in support of keeping our important waterways healthy.
A Race for Fitness with Boucle Pierre Lavoie
If the LOGISTEC team is known for anything, it is for their passion, their dedication and resilience and their drive to make a difference. For the past the LOGISTEC team has risen to the challenge of the Grand défi Pierre Lavoie, a 135km bike race along the shores of the St. Lawrence through the communities where we live and work. The goals of the boucle are to help create a culture of fitness in Quebec, by getting people to adopt healthy lifestyles and to raise funds for research into rare childhood diseases. The team trains together through the year and they are out there to win and raise a lot of money!