A choice for youth: employment, education and health
Indeed, youth, employment, education and health are at the heart of the company’s commitments. These social commitments have become an integral part of the company’s activities and values, because they have grown out of the personal choices and involvement of our two presidents over the years.
Drakkar is involved and active in the following organizations:
Ancre des jeunes offers students in Southwest Montreal who are having a hard time staying motivated at school and in danger of dropping out a structured environment and quality services suited to their needs, to help them realize their potential and better fit in at school, at work and in society. This organization offers concrete solutions to help over 85% of young dropouts go back to school. Drakkar has been involved with the organization for more than 25 years.
The JDRF’s mission is to find a cure for diabetes and its complications through supporting research. Drakkar first became involved through the annual fundraising committee. Since 2010, we take part in the annual Ride for Diabetes Research event: our teams and many partners are mobilized for the cause every year.
We have been a proud partner of Academos for a few years already. This free social network allows youth aged 14 to 30 to get in touch with real-world professionals and workers. The goal is to prepare the next generation by helping it fulfil professional life projects, lowering the dropout rate and improving the graduation rate. In addition to our commitment to this cause, some of our employees also act as mentors to contribute to this mission worthy of mention.
This group’s objective is to increase perseverance and success in school and promote the return to school. For almost 15 years, Drakkar has helped promote initiatives to encourage the business community to mobilize around concrete efforts to help young people develop their potential.
The purpose of this organization is to recognize, honour and promote the commitment of youth through projects that enhance knowledge and help develop a taste for success, personal achievement and civic mindedness. Drakkar is a “Grand Ami” supporter and contributes to the success of the annual recognition gala.
For close to ten years, Drakkar has been offering scholarships to deserving students in transportation logistics at the Cégep André-Laurendeau to encourage their determination, talent and success at school.
Drakkar helped create and implement this network that contributes to the economic development of Quebec in working toward an understanding and valuing of the skills and talents of immigrants and people from cultural communities to help them participate in the labor market and business networks.