Involved with some 300 organizations, Cascades builds sustainable and innovative partnerships in sustainable development, education and entrepreneurship, as well as in amateur sport and the community.
Cascades, Partner of your Small and Big Successes
The communities in which Cascades operates are at the heart of its social commitment.
Year after year, Cascades fulfills its role as a responsible citizen by aligning with environmental and social causes and by encouraging the human and economic development of the communities in one of its preferred sectors.
millions of dollars in donations and sponsorships annually
of investments in environment and education
More than 150,000 boxes to food assistance organizations
Since the beggining of the COVID-19 pandemic, Cascades has given more than 150,000 boxes to community organizations primarily involved in emergency food assistance. These boxes have made it possible to meet the organization's growing demand and thus to feed tens of thousands of families who have been made vulnerable by these events.
For more than ten years, the Cascaders have been riding for sick children by participating in the CIBC Charles-Bruneau Tour. A number of fundraising activities are organized by the Cascades units in Quebec to raise funds annually.
David Suzuki Foundation
In 2016, Cascades signed a new partnership agreement with the David Suzuki Foundation, a key player in the sustainable development sector. Its mission : to protect nature’s diversity and the well-being of all life, now and for the future.
Since 2015, Cascades is an official partner of PurNat, an organization that operates a cleaning service for illegal dumpsites in Canada. In June 2017, Cascades and PurNat conducted a first clean-up operation in the Saint-Lucien region, as well as a second in Boucherville in October 2019.
Fondation de l'athlète d'excellence du Québec
For many years, Cascades has been working closely with the Fondation de l’athlète d’excellence du Québec (FAEQ) to fund Quebec athletes and help them reach their full academic and athletic potential.
Cascades celebrates more than then years of partnership with Forces Avenir, an organization that recognizes young people’s dedication and involvement in community projects. Each year, Cascades awards the Environment AVENIR scholarship to a student or group of students who have distinguished themselves in carrying out an environmental project.
Cascades supports a variety of projects and events that fall under one of the following preferred sectors:
- Sustainable Development;
- Education and entrepreneurship;
- Amateur sport and physical activity in general;
- Socio-community setting.
The applicant must demonstrate an interest in an environmental cause and propose a series of measures to use for furthering this cause.
Local Communities and Target Clients
In choosing its investments, Cascades is aware of its contribution to the communities in which it works and supports its employees. Moreover, each investment—in the form of a donation or sponsorship—must provide Cascades with a certain amount of visibility with at least one of its target clienteles.
Cascades recognizes that all causes and all projects have valid reasons for being, and can be of interest to specific groups. For this reason, Cascades cannot support the following types of applications:
- Supports only one person (unless these people are specific athletes supported by Cascades);
- Not in line with Cascades' values;
- Involves ticket sales by Cascades employees;
- Originates in regions where Cascades does not work;
- Submitted less than two months before the event is to be held;
- Submitted as circular letters;
- Supports political or lobby groups;
- Supports professional sports teams.
Submit a Request
All sponsorship applications are carefully reviewed by our decision-making committee. All those making requests will receive a response, whether positive or negative. However, an eight-week period must be allowed between receiving the application and receiving an answer.
Cascades is trying to fulfill as many requests as possible within the limits of available budgets and corporate priorities regarding social commitment. Although your project falls within one of our preferred sectors and meets the selection criteria for donations and sponsorships, it may not be accepted. Thank you for your understanding and interest in Cascades.