Our Social Responsibility

The Payworks philosophy is to pay it forward – to participate in meaningful ways in the communities where our employees work, live, and raise their families. We believe that the richness and health of our community greatly enhances the quality of life for everyone.

Payworks proudly supports a wide range of local and national charities and literally pays our good fortune forward.

At Payworks, corporate community giving takes many forms, including local sponsorship, employment and investment, as well as employee-initiated giving and volunteering. While we support local initiatives in all of the communities across Canada that we are located in, we focus our charitable giving in Winnipeg, Manitoba, where the majority of our employees live and work.

Pay it Forward Day

In November 2015, Payworks added a Pay it Forward Day to its list of employee benefits. Growing from Payworks’ philosophy on corporate social responsibility, Pay it Forward Day enables Payworks staff to donate a different resource other than money - their time. Payworks employees can take one day off per calendar year to donate their time and skills to a not-for-profit charitable organization of their choosing. Stay up to date with how Payworks Pay it Forward Day is impacting the community by following our social channels.

Payworks supports the following organizations, amongst many others:
  • Payworks is a Major Business Partner of the Tim Hortons® Foundation Camps (THFC), a non-profit charitable organization founded in 1974 that is committed to providing an enriched and memorable camp experience for children and youth living in economically disadvantaged homes.
  • Payworks is a National Partner of Ronald McDonald House Charities® Canada (RMHC), the everlasting organization that supports Ronald McDonald Houses and their programs in Canada. Ronald McDonald Houses provide a home away from home for out of town families with sick children being treated at a nearby hospital.
  • Payworks supports United Way Centraide Canada. Today there are over 100 United Way Centraides across Canada, autonomous non-profit organizations that raise money and allocate funds locally to support their communities. Through Payworks’ annual national United Way corporate campaign, Payworks invested over $275,000 in our communities in 2019.

Business Development

Just as we believe it is important to contribute to the communities we live in by donating funds to charitable organizations, we also believe in strengthening our communities by participating in business development opportunities. Payworks is a member of Chambers of Commerce and Boards of Trade across the country, and many of our executive team members are active players in the community.

In business, Payworks is also a member of the following: