Skyline - National Reach, Local Impact

August 20, 2019

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It’s not often that you come across a large national organization with such a strong focus on the local community. That’s what you can expect when you walk in the doors of Skyline Group of Companies here in Guelph. Skyline’s reach across Canada is vast as they are in 160+ communities and employ over 1,000 Canadians nation-wide and more than 250 people locally. Although they are a national company, they operate under the belief that giving back to their local communities is of the utmost importance. “We wanted to give back in such a way that makes our tenants, investors, and staff proud to be a part of Skyline,” says COO R. Jason Ashdown. “We know that a strong community is a strong place to do business, and Skyline wants to help build those communities. The Children’s Foundation encapsulates a lot of what we look for in terms of giving back and we know the contributions we make go directly to the people in our community who need it most.

Skyline’s relationship with the Children’s Foundation began with an office-led Adopt-A-Family fundraiser in their Guelph office. Their involvement has since grown and now supports all the programs that the Foundation offers. “We wanted our donation to really have an impact on the community. We see that the Children’s Foundation offers programs that support the whole child so we want to get behind each of those programs. We’re an investment company – we believe in investing in kids’ futures,” explains Ashdown. 

In 2022, Skyline signed on to be the corporate champion for the Children's Foundation year-end campaign, matching donations up to $25,000 - doubling the impact of individual and corporate donors.

Companies giving back to the communities they operate in is the right thing to do. But if their giving can encourage other companies to give (or give more) that is where the real impact happens.”

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Skyline has been operating for more than 20 years – 20 years in business and 20 years of giving back to their community. Beyond their financial support of community organizations, they have also set up a tenant relief fund for residents of their Skyline properties which provides resources and financial aid to their tenants who have fallen on hard times. They've also been a leading force behind the development of the Skyline Community Hub in Fergus, a space that brings community organizations together to improve collaboration and better serve the Centre Wellington Community; as well as tackling the issue of homelessness with supports for affordable housing.

We know that writing a cheque is the easy part. We also want to connect people in our communities with resources to help break the cycle of poverty.”

We are so grateful for our strong partnership with Skyline and for their continued generosity and ongoing commitment to the children and families in our community! Thank you Skyline!