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#PfizerColleagues #GiveAHand THIS HOLIDAY SEASON


Pfizer Colleagues spread Holiday cheer at 16 non-profit organizations with annual volunteer day

Kirkland (Quebec) – December 14, 2016 – Almost 300 Pfizer Canada colleagues went out into the community today to #GiveAHand to 16 non-profit organizations across the greater Montreal and Toronto areas.

Pfizer colleagues registered for a multitude of volunteering opportunities ranging from preparing meals for the homeless, building shelter for a needy family, packing Holiday baskets for young cancer patients, and knitting comfort items for Humanitarian Medical Kits being used around the world. The colleague response to the second annual event was incredible.

“At Pfizer Canada, we’re proud to be active in our community. Non-profit organizations always need a helping hand, but even more so during the holidays,” said Rhonda O’Gallagher, Vice-President, Corporate Affairs, at Pfizer Canada. “We’re very proud of how colleagues get involved in a wide variety of volunteer activities including this annual corporate volunteering day. Our Pfizer values of community, respect for people, leadership and collaboration are not only lived within our walls, but within our community as well.”

#GiveAHand Day is an annual event that benefits the non-profit organizations as much as the employees. Many of the organizations where colleagues volunteered are supported by West Island Community Shares and United Way/Centraide, who are the beneficiaries of Pfizer’s annual workplace campaign. Others, like Health Partners International of Canada, are organizations with whom we have longstanding corporate partnerships. Teams of volunteers went to:

  • Animatch
  • Dans la Rue
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Health Partners International of Canada
  • Lakeshore General Hospital Foundation
  • Moisson Montreal
  • Old Brewery Mission
  • On Rock
  • Saint-Columba House
  • Salvation Army
  • Second Harvest
  • Tyndale St-Georges Community Centre
  • West Island Mission
  • West Island Association for the Intellectually Handicapped Angelman Respite Centre
  • WoodGreen Toronto

About Pfizer Canada

Pfizer Canada is the Canadian operation of Pfizer Inc., one of the world's leading biopharmaceutical companies. Our diversified health care portfolio includes some of the world’s best known and most prescribed medicines, infusion systems and vaccines. Every day, Pfizer Canada employees work to bring therapies to patients that significantly improve patients’ lives. We apply science and our global resources to improve the health and well-being of Canadians at every stage of life. Our commitment is reflected in everything we do, from our disease awareness initiatives to our community partnerships.  To learn more about Pfizer Canada, visit pfizer.ca or you can follow us on Twitter (twitter.com/PfizerCA) or Facebook (facebook.com/Pfizer.Canada). 


For further information:

Pfizer Canada Corporate Affairs
Pfizer Canada Media Line: 1-866-9Pfizer (1 866 973-4937)
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