We're proud to be a part of the Thunder Bay community
Always a proud member of the Thunder Bay community, Sencia believes to the core that the importance of giving back to its community is vital in making our city a great place to live and thrive. Our team has been involved with multiple successful fundraising events by giving through charitable donations or in-kind services. From working with the Thunder Bay Regional Health Science Foundation to the McKenzie PGA Tour (Staal Open) or the Thunder Bay Blues Festival, we're proud to play an integral part by giving back to Northwestern Ontario.
Thunder Bay is our home
The majority of Sencia's staff call Thunder Bay our home, many of us have even grown up here! We're very proud to be a local business with the opportunity to work so closely with the community through offering local website services as well as sponsoring local ideas.
We offer local website services
We want all of our clients' websites, online services and web development projects to be successful! Being a Thunder Bay-based business ourselves, we take special pride in seeing our services used by other local businesses!
We Participate in local events
The city of Thunder Bay is a giving community, so it's no surprise that it hosts a ton of local events aimed at supporting those who need it most. Sencia likes to get involved too, so you'll often see us or some of our staff at these events. Here's a few Thunder Bay local events we've participated in:
Ecosuperior's Spring Up to Clean Up
Spring Up to Clean Up is an initiative by EcoSuperior to clean up litter around Thunder Bay. Each spring, Sencia's team gathers outside and spends half an hour cleaning up outside the office. We usually get around 5-10 large bags of garbage off the block – making our neighbourhood cleaner and safer.
Confederation College FUNN Event
Confederation College's 3rd year Marketing students hosted "FUNN" (Functional Unity Networking Night) in December 2016. The event helped connect students with industry leaders to learn about potential co-op placement and employment opportunities in their field. All proceeds for the event went to the college's emergency student food bank and the Boys and Girls Clubs of Thunder Bay.
Harbour Youth Service's Amazing Raising Cash for Kids Race
Every year, Harbour Youth Services hosts an “Amazing Raising Cash for Kids Race” in Thunder Bay. Participants are given a special theme of which to name their team after. These groups work together to raise money for the kids of Harbour Youth Services while participating in a race consisting of several activities around Thunder Bay.
The Commuter Challenge
Sencia has entered EcoSuperior's Commuter Challenge Thunder Bay every year since it started so we get to see firsthand how much participation increases throughout the city year after year. It's great to see so many people taking part in this initiative. In 2016, Sencia won awards for the highest participation in a business of 10-20 employees as well as most CO2 saved among businesses the same size. Jay Bruce was at the wrap-up party to accept two Thunder Bay bike racks for our office.
ALS Ice Bucket Challenge
2014 was a year for the viral ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, an activity that involved – yes- dumping a bucket of water on your head, was developed to raise awareness of the disease amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Sencia was nominated and had 24 hours to nominate participants and place a bucket of water over her head or make a charity donation. Founding member Irene Kozlowski had the honours! And did both (the ice bucket and the donation)!
Chamber After Business
As a member of the Thunder Bay Chamber of Commerce, Sencia Canada Ltd. regularly participates in Chamber events, such as their After Business event held on the 15th of each month. The Thunder Bay Chamber After Business event allows many local businesses to mingle, connect and catch up on news in a very relaxed, professional atmosphere.
We proudly sponsor local ideas
Thunder Bay has a lot of incredible ideas, campaigns, initiatives and goals to make the world just a little bit greater. Sometimes we encounter ideas that we feel strongly towards too and as our way of saying thank you, we sponsor their ideas by offering our own, or supplying services or monetary donations. Here are just a few of the local businesses, events and other ideas we're proud to be sponsors of:
Sometimes we're in the news:
NOVA Award Winners Celebrated - chroniclejournal.com - 1/26/2016
NOVA Awards Fete 20 Thunder Bay Professionals Under the Age of 40 - cbc.ca - 1/25/2016
NOVA Awards Recognize Northern Ontario Innovation - netnewsledger.com - 1/24/2016
Initiative will Provide First Nation Citizens with Stepping Stones - netnewsledger.com - 3/24/2016
The Top 20 Under 40 Young Professionals Recognized at the 2016 Northwestern Ontario Visionary Awards - thewalleye.ca - 1/24/2016
Thunder Bay Chamber of Commerce Announces Board of Directors for 2016 - netnewsledger.com - 11/13/2015
Northern Policy Institute Launches Newest Research Tool for Northern Ontario - netnewsledger.com - 9/22/2015
Who is the Best in Thunder Bay? - netnewsledger.com - 4/19/2016
Beneficiaries Announced for Staal Foundation Open - chroniclejournal.com - 4/17/2014
I'm Giving Hope Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre - netnewsledger.com - 11/27/2014
North Star Air Launches New Website - netnewsledger.com - 11/27/2014
Team Sencia Takes Porter Airlines Celebrity Pro-Am - netnewsledger.com - 6/14/2014
Entrepreneurship in Small and Medium Business Key - netnewsledger.com - 12/20//2013
Thunder Bay - Welcome to the New NetNewsLedger! - netnewsledger.com - 12/9/2013