Meridian exists to help lives grow. One of the ways we help lives grow is through Meridian’s Commitment to Communities. We uphold this commitment to support our local communities across Ontario, where we can all build better, more prosperous lives. As part of this commitment, we invest a minimum of 4% of pre-tax earnings in initiatives that benefit Ontario’s communities.
Through Meridian’s Good Neighbour Program, we invest a portion of our profits in organizations and activities that benefit Ontario’s communities. In addition to this, our employees and branches invest their time, energy and resources to the local organizations we support.
Meridian matches employee donations, fundraising efforts and volunteer hours to help support our employees as they help the community and charities that they are passionate about.
As responsible members of our community, we are obligated to help care for it by minimizing our company’s environmental impact. We are implementing initiatives to reduce waste, improve the efficiency of our operations, and create healthy spaces.
Meridian is owned by our Members. As a co-operative business, we work to make the best products and services available to our Members. We want to support other co-operatives in Canada do the same. That’s why we work to increase the awareness of co-ops and build the capacity of new and existing co-ops. We also offer the opportunity to Ontario high school students to develop their leadership and co-operative skills at the Co-operative Young Leaders (CYL) program each summer, organized by the Ontario Co-operative Association.