The Work of the Radius Security Community Matters Team
Our Community Matters team works in close collaboration with community partners to support youth who are overcoming barriers to create positive, lasting relationships, and become leaders in their communities.
This employee-led philanthropic team is responsible for determining the recipients of the company's annual charitable donations and volunteer efforts.
Radius has supported organizations like Pacific Community Resource Society (PCRS), The Federation of Youth in Care Networks (FBCYICN) and the John Howard Society have been chosen as the recipients of our financial grants and volunteer efforts.
Our work with the Pacific Community Resource Society
Supporting Youth Facing Barriers
Our partnership with the Pacific Community Resource Society aligns well because of its mission to provide social services in youth education, employment, housing, substance abuse, mental health and family services.
Our donation has impacted youth in the community received during the summer months to spend some time learning cooking techniques from a qualified instructor and earning high school credits. Some youth were also attracted to the program due to food insecurity in their homes.
We also teamed up with our colleagues to raise money for PCRS' Honour Secondary School. The youth enrolled in Honour Secondary School needed an alternative to the public school system to complete their education. As part of our partnership with PCRS we've learned about the impact of completing their education in providing for themselves and securing meaningful employment. Honour Secondary is a self-paced program that is designed to meet each youth's individual needs and learning style.
Every winter season a team of volunteers from our team organize a campaign to raise funds for our chosen partner. In the 2021 season our team raised over $21,000 for the Pacific Community Resource Society. These funds went towards providing a hamper to some local families, full of turkey, essentials and a week's worth of groceries. Funds also went towards upgrading the technology for students of Honour Secondary School.
If you would like to learn more about PCRS, visit their website.
Building Safer, More Inclusive Communities
The John Howard Society contributes to building safe communities by providing a variety of programs and services supporting people directly involved in the criminal justice system or who are at risk of involvement. Their mission is to foster inclusive, safe, and healthy communities.
In the past, Radius Security's contributions have been directed to their Choices and Consequences program which brings experiential speakers to schools, youth custody facilities, and other community organizations to share their personal stories of the choices that brought them into contact with the law.
Our most recent gift is supporting the launch of the new Restorative Justice program, an alternative to the criminal justice system for individuals who have caused harm in their community. The program provides a facilitated meeting where the person who caused harm and those impacted can meet and collaboratively create a contract, or resolution agreement, to repair the harm.
If you would like to learn more about the John Howard Society Society Pacific, visit their website.
the Lasting Impact on Radius Security Employees
The Community Matters team is a volunteer committee, with the goal of encouraging our employees to be responsible givers in all aspects of their lives. We believe education and developing empathy are key to becoming better citizens and learning how to make a difference in our communities. To learn more about our initiatives follow us on Instagram