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CANstruction Success - Graham Awarded Best Use of Labels

For the second consecutive year, Calgary's operations and corporate office participated in the 8th annual CANstruction(R) event, where volunteers from different companies get together and construct giant-sized structures made entirely out of canned food.

Feeding the Hungry in Calgary

Each Sunday, Feed the Hungry in Calgary ensures hundreds of men, women, children, seniors and people with disabilities living in poverty experience a different Sunday - a home cooked meal, a sense of family, and respect.

We're dedicated to making a difference in the communities where we live and work. Check back soon for more stories on how Graham employees are contributing to their local neighbourhoods.


Graham Employees Give Back to 'Feed My Starving Children'

Graham employees in Eagan, Minnesota volunteered at the non-profit organization Feed My Starving Children during the American Thanksgiving holiday, packing 13,824 prepared meals into boxes.

Lifting Spirits by Renovating Surrey's Shirley Dean Pavilion

Over 40 Vancouver-based Graham employees were recently on hand at the Shirley Dean Pavilion donating their time and services to provide the office a much-needed facelift.

Hearts & Hammers

Armed with compassion and tools, over 30 Minneapolis employees, family, and friends volunteered on a Saturday in June to provide exterior home improvements for a deserving disabled homeowner, all in the name of Hearts & Hammers.

Hiking Towards Compassion

Over 25 Graham employees joined 700 other hikers and 60 volunteers to participate in the annual Hike for Hospice to honour a loved one and to raise money for those who may one day need the services of Hospice Calgary.

Building a Difference, One Can at a Time

For the first time, Graham's Calgary operations and corporate office employees participated in the 7th annual Canstruction® event in Calgary - the company's Regina and Saskatoon branches have previously participated in this unique fundraiser.


Fighting Juvenile Diabetes Every Step of the Way

Four years ago, Barbara Unger, Administration,Gracom received the news that would change her and her family's lives forever. Her then five-year-old son, Jake, was diagnosed with Juvenile Diabetes (JD).

Operations General Manager Arrested

On January 25 Grant Symon, General Manager, Calgary Operations, Graham Group Ltd. was arrested, cuffed and put on "office" arrest. His crime? Supporting a great cause!

Graham Laces Up for a Great Cause

Graham's Saskatoon office has partnered with the Children's Wish Foundation for the past two years to help make the wishes come true of children living with high-risk, life threatening illnesses.

Hiking for Those We Love

The loss of a loved one is a devastating experience. Organizations like Hospice Calgary provide support, counseling and positive transitions for children, families and friends experiencing loss.

Giving Back Where We Build

After completing the Kelowna General Hospital (KGH) Centennial Building project early this year, Graham contributed a CDN$100,000 donation to the KGH Foundation's Take Care, Take Part Campaign.

Lending Many Hands

For the second year in a row, Graham's Minneapolis branch sponsored a home for Hearts and Hammers, a non-profit organization that brings together hundreds of volunteers annually to help repair homes for those who are physically or financially unable to do the work alone.

Little CASA su CASA

Graham employees volunteered their time and talents over four weeks to construct a ground-up, 64 sq. ft. (5.9 m2) lodge-themed playhouse, complete with vinyl siding, shakes, deck, energy-efficient windows and a gable-style roof line.


Graham Delivers Playhouse to Disabled Children

Growing up, every child cherishes their time spent playing at the park. But what if a child was born with a disability that didn't allow her/him to participate in the fun?

President's Build

With their hammers in hand and PPE in place, 40 local business and community leaders got together in Edmonton to participate in President's Build, a program sponsored by Stantec's CEO, Bob Gomes, to support Habitat for Humanity.

Graham Laces up for a great Cause

Last fall, over 35 employees, and their families and friends from Kelowna, Calgary and Saskatoon offices donned runners to participate in the annual CIBC Run for the Cure -collectively they raised over CDN$8,560 in support of breast cancer.

Graham Joins Forces with Local Boy Scouts... Chimney Swift

Human activity has caused the extinction of hundreds of species of birds and those numbers are expected to rise. In North America, the Chimney Swift is rapidly declining in population.

Graham Supports Canadian Troops

In today's fast-paced lifestyles, we often forget to be thankful for the privileges that we as North Americans benefit from - peace, freedom, freewill and security. On September 23, 2011, Graham didn't forget!

Helping Vancouver's Helping Spirint Lodge

Vancouver's Helping Spirit Lodge is a 33-bed transition house that opened its doors for abused and battered women and children 20 years ago.

Walking for Sarah

For our first community event, we wanted to align with an organization that was near and dear to our hearts.

Hearts & Hammers

Putting their hearts and hammers to work, over 25 Minneapolis branch employees recently volunteered, for the first time, at the national Hearts & Hammers Program Day, providing exterior painting and home improvement assistance to elderly and physically disabled homeowners so they may continue to live independently.

Lacing Up Once Again

Hike for Hospice

Regina Food Bank and Graham

Doing Our Part

Going Red in Support of Heart Month

At Graham's Toronto office, they were 'seeing red' for an entire day - and all for a great cause. Across North America, February is designated as 'heart month,' with the Heart & Stroke Foundation Canada and the American Heart Association jointly raising awareness of heart disease.


Nailing Down Habitat for Humanity's Frame Game

Armed with hammers, hard hats and a whole lot of heart, Graham employees framed two homes in two days as part of Habitat for Humanity Edmonton's Frame Game in September 2010.

Working with Purpose - Hands at Work in Africa

Led by Stan Geddes, Equipment Manager, Asset Management, a dedicated group of 11 western Canadians travelled to Mutare, Zimbabwe this spring and made a world of difference for hundreds of children through Hands at Work in Africa.

Getting Dirty for a Great Cause

Graham's Seattle field and office staff got dirty for a great cause when they volunteered at a community enhancement project for a local non-profit organization last fall.

One Can Can Make a Difference

Two months of planning and trial builds paid off for Graham's Regina operating branch as they successfully competed in the food charity event, Canstruction®, held in Saskatchewan last March.

Graham Wish Builders

Four-year-old Vanessa, a liver transplant survivor with a rare disease known as Progressive Familial Intrahepatic Cholestasis (PFIC), will soon have her dream come true – all because of the determined employees at Graham's Saskatoon office.