Giving Back for Our 30th Anniversary: Systemscope Participates in Cleaning the Capital
Since 1990, Systemscope has been partnering with the Government of Canada to improve service delivery to Canadians. Over the last 30 years, we have been a leader in developing award-winning and internationally recognized projects while working with many departments, agencies, and GC jurisdictional partners in a variety of areas including service design, business transformation, content solutions, information management, change management and user experience… to name a few. Through all this, Systemscope has developed and adhered to core values that drive our success:
- Be Passionate;
- Challenge Yourself;
- Raise the Bar;
- Give Back; and
- Prosper and Grow.
Systemscope’s 30th Anniversary is a milestone marking our longevity, adaptability, and success. To celebrate the occasion under the cloud of COVID19, what better way than to look to the values that brought us this far? To that end, Systemscope participated in the City of Ottawa’s annual Cleaning the Capital campaign to Give Back. We love and are proud of our downtown Byward Market location so it was important to us to align our efforts with this location.
The GLAD Cleaning the Capital campaign, while not as long-standing as Systemscope, has still reached its respectable 27th anniversary in 2020. The City describes the campaign as “a citywide cleanup that occurs in the spring and fall of every year. Residents come together as a community and combine efforts to make our city clean and green […] Cleaning the Capital is an exciting way for residents to foster community pride by cleaning up their parks, bus stops, woodlots, ravines, shorelines and pathways, while enjoying the outdoors and ensuring that Ottawa stays clean, green, and graffiti and litter-free.”
In the wake of the sobering climate considerations of the past few years, one of two annual Systemscope volunteer days for staff is specially dedicated to environmental volunteering. Everyone has a part to play in environmental sustainability. A selection of Systemscope employees gathered for the Capital Cleanup Weekend at Major’s Hill Park – the closest greenspace to our Byward Market location and one that many a Systemscoper has enjoyed on a lunch-time walk – and proceeded to gather and bag the litter accumulated at the park. Over the course of a morning, employees collected over 10 bags of garbage, despite half the park being blocked off for le Festival Franco-Ontarien 2020!
For many of us, it has been 6 months since we have seen our colleagues in the flesh. While we missed our working colleagues who were unable to attend, gathering together to do some good in the fresh air was a much-needed celebration of our values.
As consultants, we know that we contribute to work that has positive impact for the lives of Canadians, but sometimes it is nice to see the immediate tangible impact of a few hours work cleaning our city for ourselves, our neighbours and the community to enjoy!
Happy 30th Anniversary Systemscope!
Nicole Satchell is an information management professional who has experience in the federal government, municipal government, and non-profit organizations. She has worked on a variety of projects, including GCDOCS Information Architecture development and business process analysis projects. Ms. Satchell has a multifaceted educational background that speaks to interests in Records and Information Management, Archival Science, History and English Literature. She has a Masters of Archival Studies from the University of British Columbia.