CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

Together we make a difference

At Prophix, we don’t believe in little ideas. We aim to create a lasting impact on the global community, through meaningful programs and projects.

Driven by Prophix employees, our approach to Social Responsibility started as a grassroots movement to now supporting worthy causes around the globe. It’s not just what we do, it’s who we are!

Our CSR Story

Since 1987, our CEO Paul Barber has championed the spirit of giving by organizing a large yearly donation of toys and turkeys to the Salvation Army. This tradition has continued nearly 30 years later with support from our CSR committee.

In 2015, Phil Gravel, our Vice President of Professional & Client Services, decided to pursue his passion for making the world a better place by submitting a proposal for a formal Corporate Social Responsibility charter and committee.

There were two central tenets in Phil’s proposal that continue to inform our CSR efforts today:

  • Employees should lead the CSR effort and champion the causes they believe in
  • All initiatives should have the buy-in and support of our leadership team

In its first year, the CSR committee donated over $100,000 to support charitable projects in Kenya and India and improve the lives of those suffering from homelessness, women hurt by violence, and children afflicted with cancer and poverty in local communities.

Today, our committee has 15 members who are responsible for promoting, organizing, and supporting our ongoing CSR initiatives.

Our Initiatives

Sustainability

Our commitment to Corporate Social Responsibility extends to our planet. In 2019, we launched a comprehensive recycling, waste, and compost program to reduce the environmental impact of our offices.

Purpose Projects

Each quarter that we hit our sales targets, we donate $50,000 to a non-profit organization that’s making a difference in the world. Employees can nominate causes they are passionate about and the final project is chosen by popular vote.

This allows us to support a wide variety of charitable initiatives that matter deeply to our employees.

Empowering Employees

Creating lasting change take a community – and that’s why our employees are the driving force behind our philanthropy. We aim to support the initiatives that matter most to our staff by giving them opportunities to get involved and have their voice heard.

We reward employees for living our philosophy through:

  • Earned time-off
  • Volunteer days
  • Corporate events
  • Donation matching
  • Shared passions
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War Child Canada supports the most vulnerable people living in the most complex humanitarian environments around the world.

War Child is globally recognized for its grassroots, community-driven model of humanitarian action that’s rooted in collaboration, 100% locally led, and focused on long-term impact. War Child Canada’s robust programs continue to empower children and families to build brighter futures for themselves and their communities through access to high-quality education, legal services, and job opportunities

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UNHCR (The United Nations Refugee Agency) helps refugees and other displaced people around the world survive, recover and rebuild better futures. The focus of the campaign was to assist the refugee situation in the Ukraine. Through staff, Prophix, Sage Foundation and other matching programs, we were able to raise $150,000 in financial relief. The committed UNHCR staff of more than 17,000 people work in 135 countries—providing shelter, food, water, medical care and other life-saving assistance to refugees around the world. UNHCR prides themselves on ensuring resources are used responsibly and efficiently to benefit displaced people around the world.
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The Palestine Children’s Relief Fund was established in 1992 by concerned humanitarians in the USA to bring injured and sick children free medical care they could not get locally. Since then, they have sent over 2,000 sick and injured children for free medical care, as well as sponsored hundreds of volunteer medical teams from all over the world to treat tens of thousands of sick and injured youths in local hospitals. PCRF also has built two pediatric cancer departments in Palestine and has several more major programs and projects taking place to help support the development of a sustainable health-care system there. We are a grassroots organization depending on the support of thousands of volunteers all over the world to help us achieve our humanitarian mission.

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HerVolution is based in Toronto and is the go-to place for youth from underserved communities to develop their skills. The goal of HerVolution is to create opportunities for the next generation of young women in STEM by connecting them with industry leaders for career support.

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Some of our charitable initiatives

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