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Tridel created the BOLT program in 2009 and when BOLT became a charitable organization in 2013, remained as its Founding Sponsor.
BOLT’s positive impact to date would not have been possible without Tridel’s leadership and commitment to creating opportunities for youth in construction and skilled trades. As the founding sponsor of BOLT, Tridel has helped more than 500 youth find their passion. By raising the bar to grow the construction industry with top talent, Tridel has supported young individuals through career exploration opportunities, education and training, employment placements, mentorship and more, so that they can realize their full potential.
Tridel’s purpose and promise includes a deep commitment to Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). The company believes that its ability to give back and create social and environmental change is a privilege. Tridel understands that the ‘triple bottom line’ concept of people-planet-profit is not a choice, but rather a business imperative. Tridel’s belief in community goes beyond physical buildings, focusing its CSR lens on sustainable business practices, community economic development and engagement, corporate giving, employee development, customer experience, innovation and reducing their environmental impact.
To Tridel, doing good is simply good business.
Tridel employees have been some of BOLT’s biggest supporters since Day One. They have raised funds to help support BOLT and its scholarship programs, and generously given their time by volunteering at Casino Night and the Golf Tournament, sharing their stories and experiences, hosting our Days of Discovery and Job Shadowing programs and providing mentorship opportunities to youth starting their careers through co-op programs or internships. To each and every employee who has lended a hand over the years, THANK YOU!
We’d like to especially recognize the vision of Leo and Sandra DelZotto who made the first steps toward making the BOLT Foundation a reality. They have been active supporters of our mission since 2009.
We’d also like to acknowledge the work of Greg Nevison, former EVP Construction and Peter Meneguzzi, Tridel’s current SVP Construction, both of who have also joined our Board of Directors. Greg and Peter dedicate their time and expertise in support of our programming to connect youth to real-life, on-the-job experiences, creating countless opportunities for BOLT youth.
Jim Ritchie, COO of Tridel Group, said it best, “Being the founding sponsor of the BOLT Foundation goes to the very core of Tridel’s values of family and integrity and building the communities we work in. Everyone deserves to have a chance to succeed. And through BOLT’s programs, we can create employment pathways into construction for youth that may not have otherwise had one.”
Tridel also hired a dedicated Employment Specialist who works as a liaison between the company, vulnerable communities and BOLT to ensure young individuals are aware of industry opportunities available and to connect them to those opportunities.
Beyond its enthusiastic support of BOLT’s programming, Tridel also helps cover our administrative costs to ensure funds raised can go directly toward benefiting youth through our initiatives.
The BOLT Foundation is honoured to continue our work with Tridel and looks forward to a long future of creating opportunities by helping develop the young talent of tomorrow.
*Pictures from BOLT’s Fundraising events Casino Night and Tridel’s Golf Tournament
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