As the war in Ukraine continues, so, too does Alimentation Couche-Tard’s commitment to helping Ukrainians and those affected by the conflict.
The c-store giant has stepped up to support several public and private initiatives helping Ukrainian refugees. For instance, in the early spring, ACT joined a group of 18 Quebec companies aiming to help 1,000 people and their families newly arrived in Canada to work, have access to housing, and secure livelihoods.
Efforts didn’t stop there: In support of a Government of Canada initiative, ACT was among the early participants in the launch of the Canadian Industry for Ukraine donation portal, which provides high-priority goods and services to support displaced Ukrainians, as well as the organizations providing aid and resettlement services.
On a local level, the team in Western Canada worked with the Ukrainian Canadian Congress-Alberta Provincial Council to deliver gift bags of personal hygiene products, food and coupons to refugees arriving in Alberta.
Globally, ACT engaged customers in a Red Cross fundraising campaign in its stores, which is well on its way to its goal of collecting $4 million in emergency funding.
“We are honoured and humbled to have been selected among the winners of Convenience Store News Canada's inaugural 2022 Impact Awards,” says Suzanne Poirier, senior vice-presient operations, Alimentation Couche-Tard. “First, we want to extend a sincere thank you to all our team members and customers for their continued support and for partnering with ACT to have a positive impact in the communities where we live and operate. Our global Couche-Tard/Circle K communities truly came together to support the humanitarian crisis in Ukraine and those that were displaced by these heartbreaking events. Doing the right thing is at the core of our company values and we believe to have a unique opportunity to use our reach and scale to help build a more sustainable future in Canada and beyond.”