Win4Youth 2014 – A New Journey Begins
Win4Youth 2013 Update
The numbers have been tallied, the data crunched, and the 2013 Win4Youth totals are truly outstanding! Not only did we beat the 500,000 km goal initially set out, but Adecco colleagues, clients, and associates around the world logged an incredible total of 700,840 kilometres! In Canada alone, we logged 14,684 km, placing us in the 15th spot globally for the most kilometres walked/run. Our success means that a donation of $90,000 USD has been made to each of the four 2013 youth foundations in Columbia, Italy, Thailand, and Belgium – totaling a massive contribution of $360,000 USD! Not only is that amazing in itself, but it’s going to make a major difference in the lives of a lot of young people.
Meet our Win4Youth 2014 Athletic Ambassadors
A new year, a new journey. In 2014, Adecco branches all over the globe will strive to cycle an incredible total of 2,000,0000 km in support of five foundations that support youth. Once more, Adecco Canada is proud to announce that we will have two athletic ambassadors representing us in the main event: this time taking place in France at the Col du Tourmalet. Jackie Burrows, our Regional Vice President of Ontario West, and Estelle Millado, our Director of Contract Compliance, will blog about their experiences, including the challenges they face and the rewards they gain, as they train for the big day. We ask that you follow them on their journey here on our blog and cheer them on throughout the year.
A passionate, but casual sportsperson, Jackie is stepping outside of her comfort zone as she embarks on her journey as an athletic ambassador and transitions to cycling aficionado. She has been a supporter of Win4Youth since 2010 when the initiative was first introduced and has been an active participant not only in local activities, but also as an advocate for the initiative across her region, stressing the importance of getting involved.
Here are a few words from Jackie regarding what Win4Youth means to her: “Since the launch of Win4Youth in 2010, I’ve been so proud to work for an organization that prioritizes this kind of an effort. Our youth are our future and the leadership/engagement towards this initiative amazed me! I knew right away that I would be a proud supporter. Now, at this juncture, I am ready to take my level of participation up to the next level.”
Estelle is Adecco Canada’s Director of Compliance and International Sales Support. She is a well-known sports enthusiast – especially when it comes to her one true love: tennis – and has been involved in Win4Youth since its inception in 2010. She has both participated in and led various Win4Youth events, including the 75km Becel cycle, 80km Adecco-run bike ride, 200km Ragnar relay, and Scotiabank’s charity half marathon. Moreover, in 2013, Estelle was one of Canada’s top 10 kilometre contributors with over 600 successful kilometres logged.
In her own words, here is why Estelle wanted to be a part of Win4Youth 2014: “I strongly believe in Adecco’s Win4Youth initiative to raise money for youth foundations and in actively living Adecco’s core values. Giving back is instilled in me and the Win4Youth initiative provides a truly unique opportunity to help others while keeping fit and healthy. I was especially moved when Adecco chose the Philippines (where I am from) as a beneficiary in 2011. It really hit home that we at Adecco make a difference”.
As part of the international Adecco Group, Adecco Canada participates every year in Win4Youth, a global sports initiative organized by Adecco to raise money for youth foundations around the world. This initiative sees Adecco colleagues, associates, and clients from around the world working together to raise kilometres in order to meet (or exceed) the annual target set by Adecco S.A. If the target is met, the Adecco Group donates money to a select number of foundations chosen for that year. Since the program began in 2010, it has become an important part of our corporate culture because it fosters two of our core values, responsibility and team spirit, while at the same time promoting an active lifestyle.