Monday, May 13, 2019
Vancouver, BC – At a ceremony last week, Langara College food service provider Chartwells Canada continued their significant support of Langara students. Chartwells contributed $25,000, their sixth endowed award, to create the Chartwells Student Engagement Award. Since 1999, Compass Group Canada, Chartwells’ parent company, has donated over $175,000.
“Giving back to our community is an integral part of our business. Supporting students who are equally passionate about food, nutrition, and volunteerism is closely aligned with our core values, and it’s our pleasure to support Langara students this way,” said Mr. Robert Morelli, Regional Director, Chartwells.
Since 2010, more than 3,300 participants in Langara’s student volunteer program, VOLT, have amassed approximately 61,000 volunteer hours on campus and in the community. The Chartwells Student Engagement Award recognizes and supports a student or students who volunteer and demonstrate teamwork, service, and leadership, while contributing to the Langara community.
“Our students learn valuable skills and gain important awareness of social issues when they volunteer. Chartwells is supporting service-learning, skill development, and philanthropy in the next generation – we are so appreciative of this gift,” said Reba Noel, Manager, Student Engagement at Langara College. “VOLT volunteers contribute on-campus, in the Greater Vancouver area, and on a global scale. Empowering these student volunteers in turn empowers community initiatives in our backyard and around the world.”
Chartwells is a long-standing partner of Langara College, providing valuable funds for student bursaries and awards since 1999. They have established six endowed awards to support and recognize achievements of Langara students, including: Compass Group Endowed Bursary; Chartwell’s Bursary; Chartwells Nursing Excellence Awards; Chartwells Awards of Excellence; and Chartwells Community and Innovation Award for Food and Nutrition Management.