Drakkar has long been involved in three major issues: supporting young people so that they succeed and stay in school, certain aspects of juvenile health and cultural diversity. These social commitments have become an integral part of the company’s activities and values, because they have grown out of the personal choices and involvement of our two presidents over the years.
Drakkar is involved and active in the following organizations:
This group’s objective is to increase perseverance and success in school and promote the return to school. For more than 15 years, we have helped promote initiatives to encourage the business community to mobilize around concrete efforts to help young people develop their potential.
Ancre des Jeunes offers students in Southwest Montreal who are having a hard time staying motivated at school and in danger of dropping out a structured environment and quality services suited to their needs to help them realize their potential and better fit in at school, at work and in the society. This organization offers concrete solutions to help over 85% of young dropouts go back to school. We have been involved with the organization for more than 20 years.
The purpose of this organization is to recognize honour and promote the commitment of youth through projects that enhance knowledge and help develop a taste for success, personal achievement and civic mindedness. We are a “Grand Ami” supporter and contribute to the success of the annual recognition gala.
For more than ten years, we have been offering scholarship to a deserving student in transportation logistics at the Cégep André-Laurendeau to encourage their determination, talent and success at school.
The mission of the JDRF is to find a cure for diabetes and its complications through support to research. We first became involved in the annual fundraising committee and in 2010 were involved in the annual Ride for Diabetes Research event.
We helped create and implement this network that contributes to the economic development of Quebec in working toward an understanding and valuing of the skills and talents of immigrants and people from cultural communities to help them participate in the labor market and business networks.