Versature was inspired by Salesforce’s key value that “Giving back is an important part of building a company”. So much so, in fact, that Versature adopted the 1-1-1 program and Pledge 1% commitment very early on as part of our corporate culture.
Being active in our community is an integral pillar of our corporate culture and part of our Pledge 1% commitment to give of our time. Here is how some our staff at Versature use their volunteer time to serve the community. Not only that, but giving our team the flexibility and company time to give back in their own way is an incredible team building experience that we encourage year round. Here are just a few examples of how Team Versature has gotten involved in the community.
Versature is a proud supporter of the Youth Services Bureau of Ottawa. In addition to sponsoring a vehicle for the YSB Outreach program, our staff brave the cold and sleep outdoors on the last day of November in Ottawa to raise awareness and funds for the Youth Services Bureau of Ottawa.
Our Chief Technology Officer, Adam Sherman, is also the Director of Operations of the SBO-OVSAR organization. Adam is on call and has been known to have to leave the office in emergency situations to assist with search and rescue efforts. He has also been featured by the Globe & Mail in the 24/7 Executive feature due to his commitment to supporting the community as an integral member of SBO-OVSAR.
SangSangGai Nepal Mission
Anastasia Valentine, Versature’s Chief Marketing Officer, volunteered abroad on a humanitarian mission led by the SangSangGai organization to rebuild homes in a remote village of Nepal after the earthquake of 2015. This hands-on experience allowed team Versature to extend their reach across the globe.
Versature provides phone service to Startup Canada as part of our commitment to Pledge 1% of product. In addition, our team volunteers at Startup Day on the Hill, the largest annual national entrepreneurship event convening more than 1,100 leading entrepreneurs, innovators, investors, industry executives, and government representatives to raise the bar for Canada as a globally competitive innovation nation.
Atom C Hockey
Account Executive Tobin Bridson uses his volunteer time to coach Atom C hockey in his community. He helps children advance their skill set from early season training until the last game of the year. With his help, these amazing kids won their last tournament! Go team go!
That’s Not All…
In addition our staff has used our volunteer days to read to children at local schools, help at festivals like Ottawa BluesFest, feed the needy at the Shepherds of Good Hope – Soup Kitchen program, help out at the Richmond Fair, and help run local organizations like Ottawa Product Management Association.