Newsletters

Welcome to Spotlight, our quarterly newsletter designed to shine a light on the Social Purpose initiatives happening every day throughout our organization. Through Spotlight we will share highlights of how our teams are demonstrating what it means to #FirstServeOthers in their communities. We hope you enjoy learning about how our teams are embracing Social Purpose and find inspiration through the stories we share.

October 2022 Spotlight

While we look back on a wonderful summer filled with memories of helping others and all the good that we did, we also look forward to seek out more opportunities and continue our commitment to #FirstServeOthers.

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September 2022 Spotlight

As the temperatures rose during the dog days of summer, so too did the generous acts of service from team members across the spectrum of the FirstService family of brands. With one month left in our Summer of Service, there’s still plenty of time to heat things up and get out and do something that makes a positive impact on the people in our lives, those who need our help, and in the places where we live, work and play.

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August 2022 Spotlight

The heat may be reaching its peak, but that’s nothing compared to the heights members of the FirstService family have gone to as they continue to make a difference through acts of service. We are officially midway through our Social Purpose Summer of Service campaign, and FirstService team members from all brands remain as committed as ever to contribute in any capacity that makes a positive difference for people, communities and the environment.

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July 2022 Spotlight

FirstService’s 2022 Summer of Service is off to a strong start. With one month under our belts, we are encouraged to hear so many members of our FirstService family have already engaged in thoughtful acts of service, large and small. As the summer hours keep getting longer, make the most of them by taking some time to do something good. In this special issue of Spotlight, we are celebrating the many ways our team members #FirstServeOthers by supporting our people, our communities and our environment.

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April 2022 Spotlight

In this issue of Spotlight, we are shining a light on a danger many of us have lurking in our homes that we may not even be even aware of – household hazardous waste (HHW). We are sharing a series of articles about how to identify HHW in your home and tips on how to safely dispose of it. We are also providing ideas on ways we can all reduce our reliance on potentially hazardous products. As a bonus, we are providing a Toolkit for teams who wish to coordinate clean up activities in their offices. Many of us have been watching the news from Ukraine and feeling heartbroken and helpless. Our friends at Paul Davis have set up two easy ways to help. Read below for ideas on how you can help Ukrainians impacted by the Russian conflict.

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February 2022 Spotlight

Our Social Purpose mission continues to thrive because of the contributions our teams make to our communities, our environment and to each other. In this issue of Spotlight, we will give you a glimpse at just some of their stories. Learning how our teams #FirstServeOthers in support of issues and causes that inspire them is inspiring to us too!

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July 2021 Spotlight

In this issue of Spotlight, we introduce you to Volunteer Hub, a new volunteer management portal we are using to help organize and communicate about events. We are sharing ideas of ways our companies are shining a light on important social issues and bringing teams together by launching activities tied to awareness months. As our Social Purpose activities begin to ramp up, you might find yourself wanting to get involved in your community right now, so we have provided some ideas and links to online resources to help you get started. We also remember our colleague and friend David Epstein, who has been part of the FirstService family since 1984 and tragically lost his life in the Surfside building collapse.

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March 2021 Spotlight

In this issue of Spotlight we will explore strategies for maintaining a healthy work/life balance during these unprecedented times when the balance feels more like a work/life blur for many of us. One of the strategies we share is directly related to our Social Purpose, and the positive effects giving back has on our emotional wellbeing. We also address common questions about the FirstService Relief Fund and COVID assistance, grant application document requirements and tax information for Relief Fund donors.

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July 2020 Spotlight

Welcome to the latest edition of Spotlight! In this issue, we are highlighting some of the innovative ways our teams are connecting with colleagues and customers in light of the challenges brought on by the pandemic. From culture building activities, to adapting service through the use of virtual tools, our teams put safety at the forefront of everything they do, and are discovering new ways to engage now and in the future. We are also looking at social injustice, starting with ways to identify our own implicit biases and the importance of listening to the stories of those whose life experiences may be different from ours. We have curated a selection of resources designed to educate and inform, and have also provided links to tools parents can use to have conversations about race with their children.

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March 2020 Spotlight

We established the FirstService Relief Fund so we could provide support to our people during times of personal financial hardship. In this issue of Spotlight, we will share important information about the FirstService Relief Fund and why amplifying awareness of it is so important if we are to help as many of as our people as we can during their times of need. You’ll find links to helpful resources you can choose to use in your offices to increase awareness and also some fun fundraising ideas you can implement right away.

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