Toyota and Canadian Blood Services are two organizations with vastly different products and services but a similar dedication to quality, efficiency and improving the lives of Canadians - an unlikely partnership has turned out to be a perfect match.
Collaboration across the organizations began as a knowledge sharing project in 2015. For more than 70 years, Toyota has excelled at developing its manufacturing processes and has worked hard to continuously improve them. Based on the philosophies of the world-renowned Toyota Production System, Toyota has helped hundreds of other organizations enhance productivity, maximize available resources and further improve quality and safety.
In its first Canadian project in 2015, the Toyota Production System Support Centre (TSSC) collaborated with Canadian Blood Services to identify opportunities for process improvements at its production and distribution facilities. Significant improvements included additional production time, a 40% reduction in packing time, and a 30% reduction in steps taken by employees every day.
Continuing in 2017 Toyota Canada and its dealers will be extending their support of Canadian Blood Services with an annual donation of $210,000. With this new phase of our partnership, we also have the tremendous opportunity to tap into each Toyota dealership’s community and engage people at both the national and regional levels to raise awareness about donation.
Give Life Partners
We are pleased to launch the new Give Life partner program. This partnership program engages national organizations who are eager to help patients in need of blood. The community-minded organizations profiled below are targeting one or two months a year to encourage their employees, members and clients across the country to Give Life by donating blood and/or stem cells. They are inspiring people to #GiveLife on social media, through internal and client communications to make an even greater difference.
Stewart McKelvey is one of the largest law firms in Canada and the first regional law firm. With more than 200 lawyers and 300 staff in six offices across four Atlantic Provinces, Stewart McKelvey helps local, national and international clients establish and grow their businesses in Atlantic Canada and beyond. The Firm has a long history of giving back to its communities, and is pleased to support patients this summer as a Give Life partner.
Osler is dedicated to improving the quality of life for the communities where we live and work. Fostering a firm-wide culture of giving back and equal opportunity, we sponsor and participate in numerous initiatives and programs to empower the diverse members of our communities.
Osler is committed to saving lives through blood donations. We are pleased to be partnering with Canadian Blood Services in July to raise awareness and help contribute to Canada’s blood supply.