Winners, Marshalls, and HomeSense in Canada are also official sponsors of a number of Pride festivals across the country and have supported the LGBTQ community for many years. Each year, Associates join in the festivities by participating in community Pride parades. In 2019, our Canadian banners sponsored six Pride festivals in major Canadian cities, and proudly saw nearly 450 Associates walking in support of the LGBTQ community.
Across Europe, our Associates are amazing supporters of our charitable partners, volunteering and fundraising millions of dollars to support thousands of vulnerable children and young people living in our local communities. Dedicated community funds give Associates the opportunity to apply for a donation on behalf of a charity that they are passionate about, which last year directly impacted about 375 organizations across our communities. These included donations to children’s hospices, mental health charities, children’s cancer care centers, food banks, and homeless services.
We are very proud to have Associates around the world who volunteer their time and who are committed to doing good in their communities.
MAKING A DIFFERENCE:
FIND YOUR STRIDE
In 2019, TJX Canada launched a new community initiative, called Find Your Stride, and our Canadian Associates fully embraced it. Through the Find Your Stride program, we endeavor to help vulnerable women achieve economic independence so that they and their families can thrive in life. One of our key regional partners in this is the Women in Need Society (WINS) in Alberta. In partnership with TJX Canada, WINS in Alberta created the WINS Retail Ready program, a six-week program that provides training and work experience to enable women to find and maintain employment within the retail industry. Our Associate volunteers taught at training sessions, worked with program participants in mock job interviews, and conducted store tours.