Category: Giving Back


The Night Before Christmas — A Visit to Systemscope

  • ‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the city
  • Not a public servant was stirring, not even a Committee.
  • The RFPs were submitted to Procurement with care,
  • In hopes that contracts soon would be there.
  • The consultants were nestled all snug in their desks,
  • While Gantt charts a-many directed their tasks.

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Hanging Ten at the Special Surfers Night

As one of the core values of our firm, Systemscope prides itself on giving back to the community through sponsorship and participation in charitable events.   We are regular sponsors of Government of Canada Charitable Workplace Campaign events, An Evening of Hope, which raises funds for Lung Cancer Research, and the Ottawa Hospital Foundation President’s Breakfast.    We also encourage our employees to take advantage of their annual volunteer days for worthwhile causes.  These volunteer days have been used for fundraising bike tours (Tour for Kids), building playground structures for underprivileged neighbourhoods, participating in fundraising barbeques, organizing Christmas hamper programs, and being volunteers at our childrens’ schools. I would like to share my own personal volunteering experience – being a first-time participant in Special Surfers Night.

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CN Cycle for CHEO

Systemscope supports various organizations within the National Capital Region, in part by giving staff one day a year to volunteer. One particular charity that I supported this year was the CN Cycle for CHEO to raise awareness and funds cancer research.

The CN Cycle for CHEO is a fun, non-competitive event that offers a wide range of cycling (15K, 35K, 70K) and walking (2K, 5K) routes for people of all ages and abilities. On May 1st, I participated in the 70k cycle, where I had the great opportunity to cycle along Ottawa’s most scenic corridors, including the Sir John A. Macdonald and Aviation Parkways and the Rideau Canal with its renowned NCC tulip beds.

Although the weather could have been better (cloudy, raining, and a strong head wind), the event was well organized and the number of participants was unbelievable!

To learn how to get involved next year, visit the CN Cycle for CHEO website.

OSFAS – Ottawa Society for the Arts and Sciences

Part of the joy of information management is delving into a vast panoply of subjects and activities; information architects tend to develop a taste for variety – even outside of work. This is why I am involved in the Ottawa Society for the Arts and Sciences (OSFAS) – an organization dedicated to promoting broadly intellectual pursuits in the NCR, primarily through lectures and accompanying social events. They are hosting some fascinating, free events this Spring sure to get you thinking about some of the most interesting and hot topic intellectual issues of the day.

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Maddy’s Journey to the Podium

To herald the beginning of a new fiscal year, Systemscope presented its new vision statement at our staff retreat this summer.  We took great care to recognize our value proposition as well as our plans for growth.  One of the pillars of our value proposition was realizing social responsibility by Giving Back: sponsoring events in our professional communities, making charitable contributions to a number of worthwhile causes, and supporting excellence in youth athletics.  On the last point, Systemscope has been sponsoring a talented young woman in her Slalom/Grand Slalom goals and in this blog post, we are pleased to showcase her achievements, and what Systemscope’s support has meant to her during a challenging phase in her “journey to the podium”. – Denis Barbeau, Partner

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‘Tis the Season of NCR Giving!

For the past few years, Systemscope has donated Christmas hampers to families in need, this year supporting the Christmas Hamper Project. For more than 30 years, the Christmas Hamper Project has supplied thousands of Ottawa families and individuals with boxes of food, toiletries and small gifts to help make their Christmas season a little brighter.

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