At AstraZeneca, we strive to make a positive contribution to our local communities through sponsorships, partnerships, charitable donations and other initiatives that help to make a difference. Our activities to improve the health and quality of life for Canadians are focused on bringing sustainable benefit and working in partnership with community organizations.
We support a wide range of not-for-profit organizations, with a particular focus on the health and well-being of vulnerable youth. Through our Young Health Program, we aim to improve the mental and emotional well-being of disconnected and vulnerable youth aged 10 to 19. We also proudly support the giving and volunteer efforts of our employees across Canada who donate thousands of hours and dollars to strengthen their communities.
We work closely with our stakeholders – health professionals, community and charitable organizations, suppliers, government and other groups who share our commitment to the health of Canadians – in order to ensure our decision-making is consistent with our program goals. We are a member of LBG Canada, a group of companies seeking to maximize the impact of community investment by setting the standard for reporting in Canada. In addition, we report annually to the Rx&D Community Support Database and are proud to be recognized as an Imagine Caring Company.Community Support Contributions: 2010 (PDF 572kb)
Community Support Contributions: 2011 (PDF 580kb)
Working together for Change
We have a strong history of working collaboratively to achieve social change. We co-created the At My Best program with Physical and Health Education Canada. At My Best is a free, comprehensive, curriculum-supported toolkit for children in kindergarten to grade three to promote and develop children’s overall wellness. Please visit www.atmybest.ca for more information.
We also created the Frontline Health Program which focuses on increasing access to healthcare for vulnerable populations. This cross-Canada initiative identified innovative programs and multi-disciplinary approaches, supported next generation education and connected frontline practitioners to form a community of practice. In 2011, we transitioned the Frontline Health Program to the Canadian Public Health Association (CPHA). CPHA will use the program and its many assets to support their policy and advocacy work around the social determinants of health. Please visit www.frontlinehealth.ca for more information.