Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 60.39
Liaison Christine Pinkham
Submission Date March 30, 2021

STARS v2.2

British Columbia Institute of Technology
EN-13: Community Service

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 5.00
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Does the institution wish to pursue Part 1 of this credit (student participation in community service)?:

Total number of students:

Number of students engaged in community service:

Percentage of students engaged in community service:

Does the institution wish to pursue Part 2 of this credit (community service hours)?:

Total number of student community service hours contributed annually:

Number of annual community service hours contributed per student:

Does the institution have a formal program to support employee volunteering during regular work hours?:

A brief description of the institution’s program to support employee volunteering:

The United Way of the Lower Mainland in British Columbia is a community impact organization that has been helping people in the Metropolitan Vancouver area for 90 years. They work with local agencies, governments, donors and community members to build our vision of a healthy, caring, inclusive community.

BCIT has partnered with the United Way on their Campaign Associate Program. This program is a 16-week work term that gives individuals an exciting opportunity to make a difference in their community, try something new, build their networks, strengthen skills and raise resources for the betterment of the Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley. Campaign Associates help local organizations to run workplace campaigns, raising funds for programs in the communities we call home. Loaned Campaign Associates volunteer their time during regular work hours to the United Way for these 16 weeks and are paid their regular salary by BCIT.

BCIT has supported the United Way for over 20 years and runs an annual United Way campaign with many staff-led activities that raise money. Staff fundraising initiatives include pancake breakfasts, 50/50 draws, silent auctions and trivia events.

Does the institution track the number of employee community service hours contributed through programs it sponsors?:

Total number of employee community service hours contributed annually through programs sponsored by the institution:

Website URL where information about the institution’s community service programs is available:

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