Giving Back

GIVING BACK

Giving back is powerful. Deeply rooted in our foundation and practiced by associates, we encourage and inspire each other to generously give back. Our involvement in the community is a crucial part of our identity. We frequently participate in fundraisers and volunteer time to community projects. 

We are on a journey to create world of love, confidence and belonging – it is our purpose. It motivates us to make an impact and inspires us to support causes that benefit our community and help others.

Over the years, we’ve supported many vital philanthropic causes including the fight against HIV/AIDS, particularly amongst young people; the support of war-affected children around the world; and foundations involved in cancer research and awareness. Our associates participated in the Ride to Conquer Cancer for over a decade and we’re proud to have raised $1.5 million for the cause. 

In the Montreal community, home of our international headquarters, we’ve been involved in projects with Fusion Jeunesse, the Miriam Foundation, Hope & Cope, Montreal General Hospital and Mount Sinai Hospital, as well as the Montreal Heart Institute, the Montreal Symphony Orchestra, the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Centraide, and McGill. 

The Bensadoun family foundation recently donated $25 million to McGill University to create the Bensadoun School of Retail Management. This is an interdisciplinary, forward-looking school that will prepare the next generation of industry leaders to face the new challenges in the retail landscape.

OUR COMMUNITY PARTNERS

We partner with local organizations to give back and bring our purpose to life. Learn more about a few of our partners below:

Dans la Rue
Welcome Hall Mission
Le Chaînon
Chez Doris
Special Olympics Québec
Saint-Laurent Social & Pediatric Centre (Centre de pédiatrie sociale de Saint-Laurent)
Dress for Success

 

"WE SEE THAT THE ALDO GROUP'S ACTIVE ROLE IN SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY IS MAKING POSITIVE CHANGES IN THE WORLD AND THE COMMUNITIES IN WHICH WE LIVE."

Aldo Bensadoun