Update: Corporate Canada gives to disaster relief

Following up from yesterday's post which contained the names and details of companies headquartered or active in Canada who are helping with disaster relief in South Asia, here's today's tally. Notably, long-suffering Nortel Networks of Brampton makes a $700,000 (U.S.) donation (half of the money will come from Nortel employees) making it the most generous Canadian company so far for South Asia disaster relief. (Mind you, nickel-producer Inco Ltd. of Toronto is donating $540,000 U.S. and all of that is coming from corporate coffers).
Still, 36 of the 50 largest Canadian companies, including 4 of the top 10 largest (size measured by assets as reported for fiscal 2003) have yet to make any public announcement about how they'll help.
Just like yesterday, all dollar figures are in Canadian currency unless otherwise noted and all times are Toronto time:

  • THU DEC 30
    • For everything announced up until about 7 pm Toronto time Thursday, please see the post from that day.
    • Sears Canada of Toronto said it would make a donation of $75,000 and would match customer and employee donations up to an additional $50,000. It would also collect donations for disaster reliefs. (2010)
  • FRI DEC 31
    • Forzani Group of Calgary said it would collect donations at all of its stores. Forzani Group operates SportMart, Sport Check and Coast Mountain stores.
    • Home Hardware of St. Jacobs said it would donate $$250,000 and would try to boost that to $500,000. It would also launch a fundraising campaign within its stores. (0852)
    • Seanix Technology of Richmond, B.C. will donate $100,000. (1000)
    • Royal Bank of Canada of Toronto said it will add to its earlier announced donation of $100,000 by adding an additional $100,000 donation and also committing to a further $50,000 donation to aid in re-settlement efforts. (1048)
    • Magna International of Toronto, the auto parts company controlled by Frank Stronach, offered a $100,000 U.S. donation. (1232)
    • Toronto-Dominion Bank of Toronto said it will add to its earlier announced donation of $75,000 by donating an additional $175,000. (1234)
    • Hudson's Bay Company of Toronto, which operates The Bay and Zeller's stores, says it will offer a minimum donation of $250,000 but that donation will consist of shopping club points its customers will have to cash in. (1309)
    • National Bank of Canada of Montreal will donate $40,000 and will collect donations at its branches. (1330)
    • Nortel Networks of Brampton, Ont. will donate $350,000 (U.S.), and says it expects its employees to make a matching contribution of $350,000 (U.S.). (1502)
    • Telus Corp. of Burnaby, B.C., Canada's second largest phone company, will match whatever its employees donate up to $250,000 and will also donate 1 cent from every domestic and international long distance call its customers make from now until midnight Jan. 3. (1516)
    • Shell Canada of Calgary will donate $100,000 in cash. Shell Canada notes that Royal Dutch/Shell companies around the world have now donated a total of $3-million (U.S.) to the disaster relief efforts. (1636)
    • Irving Oil, one of the largest petroleum refiners and retailers in Atlantic Canada, said it will collect donations at its stores. It will also collect donations at its New England stores for donation to the American Red Cross.
    • McDonald's Restaurants of Canada of Toronto will donate $50,000 and its charitable organization, Ronald McDonald House will donate an additional $10,000. The company also said it would collect donations at its stores. (1702)

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