Community - Cox Automotive Canada

We have a responsibility to each other and to our communities to serve others. In 2016 we launched Cox Cares to serve as the cornerstone of our Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) program in Canada.

Manheim Montreal Supports Cox Automotive Canada’s Back-to-School Drive with Third Annual Vision Réussite

On August 23rd, elementary school yards across Quebec were filled with children making the transition from summer break to the routines and classes of another academic year. Thanks to our Manheim Montreal team, many of these children, who were unable to afford new school supplies, were provided with the items required to help make the 2018-19 school year a success.

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Cox Automotive Canada Reaches Out to Canadian Communities with Back to School Giving Campaign

Mississauga, Ont.—September 6, 2018—With the start of the 2018 back to school season, Cox Automotive Canada officially wrapped up its first annual company-wide school supply drive in partnership with multiple Canadian not-for-profit organizations. This year’s Ready … Set … School! campaign aimed to ensure Canadian children in need were set up for success in time for the new school year.

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Cox Automotive Canada’s 2018 Drive Away Hunger Campaign Helps to Fill Bare Shelves at Canadian Food Banks

Mississauga, Ont.—July 5, 2018—Drive Away Hunger, Cox Automotive Canada’s company-wide summer food drive, has officially wrapped up. The campaign, which ran from June 18–29 is an annual initiative that aims to ensure local community food banks receive abundant donations during a particularly challenging time of year.

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Canadian Red Cross Thanks Cox Automotive Canada for Fort McMurray Contribution

Two years after a massive wildfire destroyed entire neighbourhoods in Fort McMurray, Alberta, the community continues to make every attempt to rebuild. Cox Automotive Canada recently received the following thank you letter from the Canadian Red Cross for the financial contribution we made during the spring of 2016. We are proud to have assisted those in need and wanted to share this letter with you.

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No Excuses 2018: A Summary of Success

Every year, Cox Automotive uses the month of March to connect with our surrounding communities and give back. The No Excuses campaign is a month-long, company-wide initiative, an integral part of our organization’s core beliefs.

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One Team, Cox Automotive Canada wears #JerseysForHumboldt

As part of a countrywide initiative, Canadians showed their support for the Humboldt Broncos on Jersey Day, Thursday, April 12, 2018, by wearing sports jerseys. From coast to coast, Cox Automotive Canada team members stood with Humboldt in their jerseys or donned green and yellow in a show of support for the small Saskatchewan community.

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Manheim Montreal Driving Green Results

Manheim Montreal recently completed an LED lighting project that will offset 269 tons of carbon per year. In early January 2018, the company replaced its outdoor lighting with LED lights, which required the team to switch out 218 bulbs in multiple fixtures. In order to significantly reduce Manheim Montreal’s carbon footprint, 1000 watt bulbs were exchanged for 300 watt bulbs.

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Drive Away Hunger

The National Drive Away Hunger food drive initiative focused on supporting those that do not have enough to eat in local communities. From June 13 – 23, 2016, Cox Automotive Canada teams collected the items identified as most in need by and together, employees across all business units donated more than 1,400 kg (3,200 lb) of non-perishable food items to local food banks across Canada.

Fort McMurray Wildfires

After the devastating Alberta wildfires in May 2016, Cox Automotive Canada, along with six business units, quickly mobilized to support families in Fort McMurray, Alberta. The teams quickly rallied to support those affected by the tragedy with a $30,000 donation to the Canadian Red Cross. Throughout the two months following, employees across the seven Manheim locations held a national clothing drive, collecting eight skids of clothing which were donated to the Edmonton Emergency Relief Services Society.