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Martello Gives Back

Around the world, our employees are involved in causes and organizations. To share in our success as a company, we decided there was no better way to honour the hard work of our employees than to contribute to the community organizations that matter to them – and the Employee-Directed Gift Program was born. We have been excited to see the ripple effect of this program grow through contributions to many amazing organizations.

Organizations Martello proudly supported:

Supporting Veterans: An organization dedicated to providing post-service mental health care

Many troops have a difficult time reintegrating back into society after doing a tour and some are even affected both physically and mentally, making things even more challenging.

Supporting Military Veterans

Martello Employee Provides Face Shields When Supplies Are Critical

Front-line workers rely on many items to keep them safe when interacting with patients. Bill Kuker, of Martello, is a founding member of The MINT Rutland’s Makerspace has turned their attention to making face shields.

Providing Face Shields

Martello Employee Gives Back to Local Hospital In Time of Crisis

A Martello employee, a former Respiratory Therapist, owned a ventilator as he previously wrote software for it and still had one on hand that had never been used. Given the current circumstances, he felt it was best to gift it to his local hospital.

Giving a Ventilator

Hacking Health: Collaborating on Creating Innovative, Life Saving Apps

Go ‘behind the scenes’ at Ottawa’s first Hacking Health Hackathon that focuses on action, not talk and fostering an environment that is conducive to delivering exceptional healthcare innovations.

Behind the Scenes

Getting Kids Outside: How ‘Trips for Kids’ Is Blazing the Trail

For many kids, the cost of owning a bike can be expensive and having the chance, and the skills, to get out on a ride can be daunting. See what is getting them out on the trail.

Getting the Kids Outside

Starting them Small: Where the Roots of ‘Hockey Fever’ Begin

For many families, the cost of playing on a hockey team is high. Find out how Martello’s Employee Directed Gift Program helped bring down the cost so that young players could hit the ice and support an amazing local cause.

Subsidising Hockey Fever

Students Embark on the ‘Trip of a Lifetime’ That Changes Lives in the Dominican Republic

High school kids in Kanata have been heading down to the Dominican Republic to stay with local families in the town of Consuelo and work on a fully supported, early childhood education center called Todos Los Santos.

The Trip of a Lifetime

The Transformative Power of Education – Changing Lives for Indigenous Students

Sandra Laughren, the wife of the late Steven Dwyer, longtime and much respected Martello employee, were strong believers in the transformative power of education. Sandra’s Indigenous background made the couple acutely aware of the unique challenges facing First Nation, Métis, and Inuit Canadians today.

Changing Lives for Indigenous Students

Slap Shots and Memories – One Hockey Team Experiences a BIG Away Tournament

Geoff Stewart has been coaching hockey for over 10 years and has been coaching his son’s team with the West End Wolverines for the past 5 years. Find out why this year’s big away game had such an amazing impact on the young players and how participating in a team sport has such a lasting impact.

Slap Shots and Memories

Benevolent Athlete Fund Increases Access to High-Level Sport

Martello’s Operations Lead, John Salem chose to direct his donation to the Maverick Athlete Benevolent Fund that is used by those who need additional assistance to help offset the considerable cost of being a high performance athlete. With Martello’s contribution more players will have access to the game that John enjoys so much.

More about the Fund

Building a Community One Badminton Game At a Time

Eugene Lee directed his contribution to Holy Trinity Badminton Club (HTBC) to continue to build the reach of the badminton community and provide a facility for all players. This badminton club fosters a deepening of community ties and develops connections through both sport and fun.

Donating to Badminton

Bringing Hope to an Underserved Community

Heron Gate is a neighbourhood in the south end of Ottawa that most recently, has been at the center of many negative headlines. But one Martello employee has made it his mission to change the conversation around this community.

Our work with Heron Gate

Real-Time Captioning Opens Up Accessibility at the Cochlear Implant (CI) Support Group of Ottawa

After navigating the challenges of hearing loss and facing the prospect of a cochlear implant, Martello Director of Marketing, Tracy King selected the Cochlear Implant (CI) Support Group of Ottawa to be the recipient of her employee-directed gift. The funds were used in order to continue to offer real-time captioning at their regular meetings to provide a place where EVERYONE can understand what is being said and share their feelings.

Improving Accessibility

Martello creates an environment where employees feel valued and supported to make an impact in the community. Read Martello’s featured story by Canadian Business.

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