The Maven Community
When you join the Maven team, you are engaged with a company that understands its impact on the world. We realise we do not operate in a business bubble. We are a critical part of the community in which we work, live and play, which is why we are committed to helping the community in a variety of ways.
For the environment
Like any stakeholder in the utilities industry, our impact on the environment needs to be managed to ensure we are delivering positive results for our country and the world.
At Maven, we are for the environment at every stage. From conducting thorough reports and inspections on the wildlife and environmental impacts of our projects to monitoring our own internal processes, we are working hard to ensure our footprint is minimized.
To achieve our emissions goals, we have joined Climate Smart, a reputable carbon footprint tracking and reduction program. Through this partnership, we have developed ongoing reduction plans to ensure our emissions per employee are kept at their current low levels. This covers everything from increasing awareness of waste to updating processes to increase energy efficiency.
It is our hope that as our company grows our carbon intensity will decrease allowing us to be more carbon efficient in all of our projects and business operations, and we are dedicated to achieving this goal.
For the community
Our commitment to the world around us does not focus solely on the environment. We believe that by investing both financially and with our time to all kinds of community groups, we send a strong message of support.
Maven employees aren’t just dedicated to their jobs and our clients; we are the hockey coaches, the fundraising committee members and the people serving food at shelters as a part of the community.
As a business we have committed to invest 1% of our annual revenue into local community groups, and we also carefully consider how we can support the organizations with our time and expertise when possible.
Each year, Maven carefully selects which local organizations we will partner with as part of the 1% program. This is a process that involves all our staff, with a democratic nomination and voting process that ensures everyone’s voice is heard and all employees get a chance to support their chosen group.
The community organizations we align with are those that share Maven’s personal and professional values and those that we see making a difference in the community and to the quality of life for the people of British Columbia.
In short, our community efforts include:
Our Past Commitments
2013 – Union Gospel Mission Soup Kitchen
The Maven leadership don’t spend all their time in the office. Sometimes we like to lend a hand and donate our time for worthy causes. The UGM is an organization that is determined to transform communities from addiction, poverty and homelessness – one life at a time.
We have spent time in the soup kitchen for this worthy cause, a humbling experience seeing how generous these people are. We encourage you give it a go, as they can always use a spare hand.
For more information, or to find out how you to could help the cause visit
2014 – Canadian Mental Health Association
As part of our share 1% commitment, 1% of our revenue from the 2013-14 financial year went to the CMHA to help launch a pilot campaign called ‘enjoy your baby’. This charity supports and educates mothers, and their families about Postpartum Depression. There is a lot of expectations and pressures on new mums, we encourage you to read through the information and understand the cause. The best way to help these mothers is by understanding.
Press release http://www.nsnews.com/community/kudos-1.1593293
To find out more information about postpartum depression, the campaign or how you too could help the cause, please visit:
2015 – The Tetra Society of North America
As part of our share 1% commitment, the end of the 2014-15 financial year saw 1% of our revenue go to the Tetra Society, a non-profit organization helping build solutions to resolve daily mobility challenges for those living with disabilities. Being engineers, we feel we can help the Tetra Society and use our skills to help those in need, and some of our employees have already volunteered for this organization in the past.
We look forward to working with them and volunteering more of our time to this worthy cause in the near future.
To find out more about the Tetra Society, and how you can help, please visit http://www.tetrasociety.org/
As part of Maven’s annual Share 1% initiative, we aligned ourselves with organizations devoted to enriching the lives of those that live in the local communities where we work and operate. For the 2016 fiscal year we chose to commit 1% of our annual revenue to two great organizations who help youth through healthy initiatives both for the mind and body. Those being Athletics for Kids of North Vancouver and Science Venture at the University of Victoria.
Athletics 4 Kids
Athletics for Kids provide funding for underprivileged youth to have an opportunity to join amateur sport programs within their communities. Our support helped put over 60 children into sport programs, improving kids lives, families’ lives and the communities where they reside.
To find out more about Athletics for Kids and how you can help, please visit www.a4k.ca
University of Victoria’s Science Venture has been delivering innovative Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) programming to Vancouver Island youth, 5-18 years of age, since 1991. Maven’s contribution helped support a multitude of programs including: helping to purchase Sphero Robotics for their outreach program; fund their Maker Tech After-School Club where children learned to work with wood and solder electrical components; helped with staff and transportation costs for the Esquimalt Nation After-School Club where a variety of STEM activities were delivered; and Maven provided 10 full bursary spots for youth in their Engineering Summer Camp.
For more information on Science Venture’s programming and how you can help, please visit www.scienceventure.ca
2017 – Whole Way House
As part of Maven’s Share 1% initiative for 2017, we aligned ourselves with Whole Way House, a Vancouver-based charitable society that serves the Downtown Eastside residents of the Veteran’s Manor. WWH creates a safe and welcoming environment, allowing for meaningful relationships and a community that instills worth, value and dignity.
Maven not only donated financially but donated our time through various programs and activities hosted by Whole Way House.
To find out more about Whole Way House and how you can help, please visit www.wholewayhouse.ca