Our values are core to our existence at IONICA. They are embedded in everything we do.
Since our founding over six years ago, IONICA has donated more than $45,000 to charities and non-profit organisations, $25,000 of which was in 2017. Our charitable goal for 2018 is the biggest yet, at $40,000.
IONICA’s charitable gifts come from our own company profits rather than fund-raising or other donations.
Our giving is primarily focused in three areas: poverty reduction, human rights, and the environment.
Recipients of our charitable gifts include:
The Bloom Group – The downtown east-side-focused Bloom Group helps fund the organisation’s many services that include two women’s shelters, two hospices, social housing and meals for seniors, financial management services for the disadvantaged, and more.
The Vancouver Food Bank – The food bank provides nutritious food for Vancouver’s vulnerable and impoverished families and individuals. Through its BC supplier relationships, the Food Bank leverages every $1 donated into $3 worth of food purchases specifically targeting what their clients need most.
The Society to End Homelessness in Burnaby
Out in Schools / Out on Screen – Out in Schools, a part of Out on Screen, provides education, training and support to students and school administrators on LGBTQ+ issues. They help BC schools embrace diversity and to become safer places for all. Their path-breaking program enables students to focus on their studies as they prepare to become productive, healthy adults, free from discrimination, bullying, or prejudice.
Sierra Club BC
The David Suzuki Foundation – The organization founded in David Suzuki’s name holds the same incredible determination to protect and promote our precious beautiful environment and the natural world.
Electronic Frontier Foundation
Let’s Encrypt, The Internet Security Research Group
The OpenBSD Foundation
The BC Lung Association