The North West Company is proud of the active role we play within communities. We strive to help make a positive, progressive difference within each community we serve. One of the fundamental operating principles of The North West Company is our commitment to local organizations and programs.
To help make a difference in the communities we serve, The North West Company provides support to community programs and organizations which reflect five elements of a healthy and strong community:
Sports & Recreation
The North West Company helps over 7,000 youth annually by providing uniforms, equipment, healthy snacks and sponsoring summer camps, community based street hockey and more.
Culture & Arts
The North West Company supports cultural events, performing arts and celebrations of heritage, language and artistic expression. We play an active role in preserving and promoting the culture and heritage of the communities we serve.
The North West Company’s healthy living programs promote nutritional and physical wellness for our customers and employees. We are proud to partner with the Canadian and American Diabetes Associations, the Muscular Dystrophy Association, Canadian Cancer Society and others.
The North West Company continually aims to make the communities we serve a greener place. Our environmental work includes streamlining our truck fleet to decrease fuel consumption and cut Greenhouse Gas Emissions, and reducing plastic bag use by more than 69% across the territories through our Greener Tomorrow program.
Youth & Education
Each year, the North West Company awards thousands of dollars in post-secondary scholarships and educational assistance to community members, schools and staff.
See your local in store community central board to find out about the current support in your community.
We stand with youJuly 1, 2021
We continue to express our deep sorrow following the unfolding, tragic discoveries of children’s remains at the sites of former residential schools in Kamloops BC, Cowessess First Nation SK, and ot...
Indigenous Peoples Day June 21, 2021
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Our Response to Novel Corona Virus (COVID-19)April 1, 2020
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Reconnecting Youth with their HeritageApril 10, 2018
Youth in Nunavut are continuing to embrace important aspects of their Inuit heritage, thanks to a grant from the Healthy Horizons Foundation.
President's Award Winner: Eugene HarperMarch 12, 2018
When a forest fire threatened Wasagamack, MB in August 2017, Eugene Harper devoted his time and energy to saving his community. His dedication and bravery earned the Northern store grocery departme...
Nunavik Experiences BarbadosJanuary 8, 2018
Runners from various remote northern communities recently took part in the Run Barbados Marathon in support of the Healthy Horizons Foundation.