Pay It Forward | Oct 05, 2019

Spreading the PAW-sitivity

Pets - if you have one, they're basically a family member. That's the opinion of Payworks Sales Consultant, Josh Gault and essentially the reason why he chose to spend his paid day of to volunteer at Bay Cat and Dog Hospital in Downtown Toronto on June 5.  "I came across this hospital through a sales inquiry," explained Josh about how he first learned of...
Pay It Forward | Oct 04, 2019

Raising more than $300K for United Way

We recently wrapped up our most successful United Way Workplace Campaign yet!  This marked the year that Payworks staff from across the country made an investment that broke the $300,000 mark - a total of $308,175, 112% of our national $275,000...
Pay It Forward | Sep 08, 2019

Visiting United Way Agencies

It's that time of the year, where our United Way Workplace Campaign is right around the corner.  As a preamble to all things United Way, Payworks typically hosts a handful of United Way Winnipeg Agency Tours in the month of August, where 10+ members...
Pay It Forward | Sep 07, 2019

Paying it Forward at a Bike-A-Thon

On Friday, May 17, Payworks’ Business Analyst Jennifer Foot spent her Pay it Forward Day volunteering at St. Emile School Bike-A-Thon, organized by the St Emile Parents' Association. The Bike-A-Thon is an annual fundraising event organized by St....
Pay It Forward | Sep 06, 2019

Maria is pumped to lend United Way Winnipeg a helping hand

Payworks Quality Assurance Analyst, Maria Polishchuk will be our fifth United Way Winnipeg Sponsored Executive (SE), which means for a three-month time period Payworks will continue to pay Maria's salary as she works as a member of the United Way...
Media | Sep 05, 2019

Happy International Day of Charity

September 5 is recognized as the International Day of Charity, declared so by the United Nations General Assembly in 2012. It's a day to raise awareness and recognize charity-related activities and how they impact our communities on a local,...
Pay It Forward | Aug 24, 2019

'Putting' it Forward

Rachel Wolman aced her Pay it Forward (PIF) day while volunteering at the Winnipeg Harvest Lee Newton Memorial Golf Tournament June 11. In support of Winnipeg Harvest Inc., the St. Boniface Golf Club was host to the day-long event.Winnipeg Harvest is a non-profit organization with the goal of ending hunger and providing training opportunities to help end...
Pay It Forward | Aug 17, 2019

Bringing dinner home for RMHC Manitoba

For many companies, team building is an important component of the corporate culture. There are a variety of ways to engage your department or team in activities that increase motivation and promote cooperation - a team building exercise doesn't...
Pay It Forward | Jul 27, 2019

Connecting with the community

Payworks Privacy Officer Louise Collette spent May 6th  Paying it Forward at Morberg House, a 12-bed transitional residence for homeless individuals in the heart of St-Boniface, Winnipeg. Staffed 24/7, the residence provides services and support for...
Pay It Forward | Jul 26, 2019

Trading desks & coffee mugs for hammers & hard hats

In June, Payworks staff traded in their desks, computers, and coffee mugs for hammers, nails, and hard hats. On two separate occasions there were 10 staff who used their Pay it Forward (PIF) Day to volunteer with Habitat for Humanity (HFH) Manitoba....
Pay It Forward | Jun 20, 2019

Paying it Forward at the MB Marathon

This past Sunday, June 16, was the annual Manitoba Marathon in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Hosted by Manitoba Liquor and Lotteries, the event is a Father's Day celebration of fitness, family, and fundraising with the proceeds supporting projects for people living with an intellectual disability.  There are a number of different ways one can participate in the...
Pay It Forward | Jun 11, 2019

Coming together in support of Tim Hortons® Camp Day

There were 11 Payworks volunteers who set up camp at their local Tim Hortons® to show their support for Tim Hortons® Foundation Camps (THFC) during Tim Hortons® Camp Day on Wednesday, June 5. Volunteers spent the morning raising both awareness and...
Media | May 22, 2019

Watch: our staff on-ice with the Winnipeg Jets Hockey Academy

There were 23 Payworks staff involved in the True North Youth Foundation’s (TNYF) Living Philanthropy Program this past winter. For 25-weeks they helped in on-ice sessions for two different Winnipeg Jets Hockey Academy classes.  To learn more about...
Media | May 14, 2019

In the News: partnering with WJHA

As seen in the True North Youth Foundation's newsletter on May 14, 2019. Written by: Adrian McMorris.  Hockey is more than just a game on a sheet of ice. It builds leaders, grows confidence and has an immeasurable impact on kids’ futures. According...
Pay It Forward | May 10, 2019

Have a McHappy Day!

There were 38 Payworks staff who volunteered in support of Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) of Canada from coast-to-coast for McHappy Day on Wednesday, May 8. On McHappy Day, McDonald's donates $1 from every Big Mac, Happy Meal, and hot McCafé...
Media | Apr 28, 2019

Pay it Forward!

The Payworks philosophy is to Pay it Forward – to participate in meaningful ways in the communities where our employees work, live, and raise their families. We believe that the richness and health of our community greatly enhances the quality of...
Pay It Forward | Apr 18, 2019

The most popular way to Pay it Forward

Dating back to when Payworks first launched its Pay it Forward Day in late 2015, one of the very first charitable organizations that our staff chose to support was Hour of Code. Since that time, over the years Hour of Code has proved to be one of the more popular ways that members of our Development Team have chosen to spend their paid day off to volunteer...
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