SOURCE: Marketwired


November 15, 2013 13:11 ET

Marketwired Launches Community Giving Initiative

Unique Opportunity Allows Employees to Choose Charity, Take Time From Work to Assist

TORONTO, ON--(Marketwired - Nov 15, 2013) - Marketwired wanted to make a difference that extends beyond communication solutions for its clients, so it launched a community giving program called Community Builders. Employees identify the charity of their choice, giving their time and serving as a catalyst for change in their communities. Beginning at Marketwired's corporate headquarters in Toronto, the program is expanding to Marketwired facilities around the globe from there. Every full-time employee receives one day of volunteer leave a quarter to take part in the program, which fosters team building and inspires others to give back. 

"When you are able to support a charitable organization, it's clear that the organization benefits, but the individual does as well," said Jim Delaney, CEO of Marketwired. "Each quarter, we encourage our team to give the gift of time to a local school, non-profit organization, community partnership or other philanthropic cause. This is only one small step toward a bigger goal that we have to reach out to our communities."

Recently, Marketwired team members took part in the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation's "CIBC Run for the Cure" event. The event was an opportunity for employees to show their support by giving back to a very important cause.

"The 'Run for the Cure' event was a prime example of how important the community is to us," added Delaney. "By encouraging our employees to give their time, we can inspire others in our community to give back, as well."

Learn more about Marketwired's community giving initiative here

About Marketwired:
Partnering with companies of all sizes -- from start-ups to Fortune 500 enterprises -- Marketwired is an innovative, social communications company offering best-in-class, global news distribution and reporting. Powered by Sysomos, Marketwired's products also provide state-of-the-art social media monitoring and analytics. This critical business intelligence provides instant and unlimited access to all social media conversations, allowing brands to see what's happening, why it's happening, and who's driving the conversations.

Marketwired is majority-owned by OMERS Private Equity (

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