Active in the Community

We embrace
and champion
positive change

Our work is important; but the people around us, really make the difference.

Our goal is to engage and support our local community in a number of key areas: Education, Sport, Environment, and Equality.

  • Matinee time!

    7,500 kids to watch free theatre!

    We're so proud to support the superb the Evergreen Arts Centre in our hometown. This year 7,500 schoolchildren will come to the theatre and 3,000 will get to watch 15 matinee performances for free, as part of a unique partnership with this great local venue.

    The centre houses a 257-seat, flexible black box theatre and a 1500 square foot public art gallery.

    Last year, more than 80,000 visitors came to the Evergreen Cultural Centre.

    The Evergreen Cultural Centre, a registered charitable organization and not-for-profit society, opened its doors in October 1996 in the new Town Centre in Coquitlam, British Columbia.

    The Evergreen Cultural Centre presents a variety of arts programs including professional theatre, dance and music presentations, art exhibitions, arts education programs, and public programs for both children and adults, including arts camps.

    Find out more https://evergreenculturalcentre.ca

  • Local hero

    Hard Work and Medals. And a little Technology!

    Andrei Secu is one of Canada's most promising young athletes. Andrei, grew up in Coquitlam, BC, but now resides in Whistler , training at the Nordic Development Center.

    Andrei competes in Biathlon, a sport that combines intense cross country skiing with target rifle shooting. Fitness levels required are phenomenal.

    2019 was a great year for Andrei; winning 3 bronze medals in the Canada Winter Games. Andrei also represented Canada’s Junior National team in Norway at the Junior International Biathlon Cup and at Open European Champs.

    Andrei is targeting more glory in the coming years, hoping to win more medals at events like the Canada games, and maybe one day, the Winter Olympics.

    One thing that fascinated us about Andrei is his use of technology to optimize his training. As well as heart rate monitors and GPS trackers, the team also utilizes sophisticated sensors that analyze power and technique to help drive improvement.

    They can even use the sensors to measure the quality of their posture and follow through when shooting rifles - especially when heart rates are in the red zone.

    We look forward to following his Summer training and Winter events. Good luck, Andrei!

  • Action!

    The power of community can never be under-estimated. Especially when it supports a great cause.

    It's never easy when someone close to you receives a negative diagnosis around a life-threatening disease. We recently found out that someone close to Finger Food has Leukaemia.

    We all decided to join the fight in the battle against this disease. As a company all of our staff volunteered to have a cheek swab test to add to the Canadian Blood Services stem cell registry. You can help too.

    About 700 people across Canada are waiting to find a stem cell match, according to Canadian Blood Services.

    Less than 25% of people who need a transplant are matched with someone in their own family, meaning they mostly rely on strangers. Ethnic diversity is also important.

    Patients and donors are more likely to match if they share the same ethnic background. 70% of the registry in Canada is Caucasian, so there is a real lack of diversity. They need our help.

    We launched a social media campaign to raise awareness to publicize this urgent need for donors. To date, the campaign was viewed by 150,000 people, with 10,000 people vowing to take action. What a community.

    Register here

  • Education

    Finger Food is a strong supporter in the promotion of STEM subjects in our local schools.

    We developed the SPRK Lightning Lab Education Platform, which makes coding and programming approachable and fun for school-aged children.

    Finger Food worked closely with Sphero, providing the design and development of the mobile app.

    Understanding that not every child is fortunate enough to get their hands on a Sphero SPRK, our CTO Trent Shumay and CEO Ryan Peterson decided to donate 180 SPRKs to the Coquitlam school district and are making similar donations to other districts across B.C.

    We have also worked closely with B.C. school districts to develop core curriculum that teaches and encourages students to learn coding and technology.

    In addition, Finger Food has made a $25k annual commitment to School District No. 43 (Coquitlam) to help implement a programming initiative for K-12 students. We continue to advocate to other companies on behalf of school districts to secure additional funding and support. With the contributions and involvement of the broader tech community, we are confident that it will become a world-class program.

    We are also a supporter of SD43 for the Student Spaceflight Experiments Program.

  • Sport

    Finger Food encourages excellence, hard work, and teamwork across every aspect of our business; sport is a perfect example of these attributes.

    It is for this reason that we are proud to be a sponsor of the Canadian Fencing Federation. We provide ongoing support for the Canadian Women’s Foil National Team. The CFF is a non-profit, amateur sports association and is the national governing body of fencing.

    It includes ten provincial fencing associations, which in turn represent eighty local clubs from coast to coast. Its mandate is to establish, develop and support fencing in Canada and to represent Canada on the international scene.

    In 2016, Canadian Women’s Fencing Team member Eleanor Harvey made her Olympic debut in Rio and placed 7th in the world, defeating one of the world’s highest ranked fencers.

  • Environment

    Finger Food believes businesses should both self-regulate and benefit their communities and the environment.

    We were one of the first companies in Canada to achieve Carbon Positive Status, and we are strong advocates for responsible business practices.

    We have committed to offset 3 times the company's Scope 1, 2 and 3 emissions annually through an externally accredited company, and to offset all employee households.

    We have partnered with local organizations, Carbon Free Group and Offsetters, to help fund conservation and sustainability projects across Canada and the world.

    As part of our Carbon Management Strategy in 2016, we contributed to the Quadra Island Forestland Conservation Project that enabled the conservation of 417.9 hectares of forestland on Quadra Island which would have otherwise been logged or converted to vacation home developments.

  • Equality

    Finger Food is an advocate for diversity, equity, and respect for all people.

    We support equality for all people regardless of race, colour, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, sex, veteran status, marital or parental status, disability, gender identity or expression.

    We are proud to work with numerous not-for-profit organizations promoting equality and diversity, including Soroptimist International of the Tri-Cities (Diginista Girls Coding Club), Women In Tech World, Women Who Code, and more.

    If you are interested in partnering with us for an event or cause, please get in touch!

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