Our partnership with Quest Food Exchange helps their goal to reduce hunger in the community and our goal to reduce waste at YVR. As Quest's official transportation sponsor, we help with the collection and distribution of surplus foods and goods. Our partners at the airport make regular donations to Quest of overstocked, mislabelled or near-expiry products that would otherwise go to waste.
Since our partnership began in 2011, employees have donated almost 110,000 volunteer hours, more than 3-million pounds of quality surplus food and products were diverted from landfills and $32,767,249 in food and products were donated.
We are proud to connect people, communities and cultures at YVR. We value our cultural heritage in BC and share this with the world every day through housing one of the largest private collections of Northwest Coast native art. To support emerging talent, we fund an aboriginal youth scholarship and mentorship program through the YVR Art Foundation.
We partner with our closest neighbour, the City of Richmond, in a number of different ways. In 2015, we were proud to sponsor the main stage at the inaugural Richmond World Festival. We also sponsored the community stage at Richmond Maritime Festival and support many other events that are important to our local Richmond community members.
Each year our employees donate thousands of dollars to the annual United Way campaign. YVR matches funds raised through the campaign to support social services in the Lower Mainland. In 2015, our team donated more than $150,000 to United Way.
As a world leader in providing barrier-free airport facilities, we want to help bring awareness to accessibility issues. Every year, YVR takes part in the annual VASS Corporate Challenge event at Vancouver's Grouse Mountain to promote adaptive snow sports programs and opportunities for people living with a disability.
Each year, the Sea Island airport community comes together to raise funds at an annual golf tournament and gala event in support of children's charities. This popular YVR community event has raised more than $3 million since its inception in 1991.
We are committed to building meaningful relationships with our community to connect our business values with our social responsibility.
We are committed to supporting our community. Our consideration of support is based on three focus areas: Accessibility, Community and Environment.
Find out how to apply for support.