At IPC, we built IPC Cares to bring together the various efforts we make towards enhancing the communities within which we operate. By adopting causes that are close to our hearts, we keep ourselves committed and accountable.
Last year alone, as a company, we supported the aid efforts on the Fort McMurray fires, palliative care through The Healing Cycle Foundation and women and children through The Salvation Army.
Perhaps the most significant effort we undertake, and one that we believe is representative of the kind of work that inspires and keeps us committed to our CSR efforts, is the community development project in Honduras with The Carpenteros & Friends. Last year’s project involved a group of IPC staff and Advisors volunteering their time and energy on the ground. Very little is as inspiring and rewarding as living the lives of the people you’re helping, and every one of the people who took the journey came back a changed person, even more determined to stay committed to making a difference in the world!
We also made countless small but significant contributions of our time and resources within our communities through many grassroots charities we believe in, and the ripple effect of their efforts are always rewarding.
Les has been and remains very active in the local Red Deer community. He has been involved with Red Deer Minor Hockey, Red Deer City Soccer Association and Sunrise Toastmasters. Currently he is an active member and Program Director of the Optimist Club of Red Deer.
The Optimist Club
The Optimist Club slogan is “Friend of Youth”, “Bringing out the Best in Kids”. Over the years the club has supported a variety of youth programs – The Optimist Bikes for Kids, Alberta Juvenile Curling, Changes, many school awards and music programs, The Reading College, and a number of athletic programs – Midget AAA hockey, City Soccer Association, Pond Hockey, Special Olympics only to mention a few.
If you would like to know more about Optimist programs in the Red Deer community, Les can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.