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MPAC is committed to improving the communities we live and work in through everything we do. From being conscious of our carbon footprint, to fostering an inclusive workplace, and investing in our communities through fundraising initiatives, we are actively participating in making Ontario a better place.

Improving our environmental impact

Through our Workplace Lease and Fleet Strategy, we are moving towards occupying smaller, more sustainable spaces. As part of our commitment to sustainability, we have decreased our overall greenhouse gas emissions by 32%, from 893 Kg CO2e/FT to 607 Kg CO2e/FTE. We also reduced our printer usage by 79%.
We will continue to improve our fuel efficiencies through the usage of our company fleet of 109 vehicles, 106 of which are hybrid-electric vehicles.

Embracing Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Anti-Racism

Fostering inclusion supports an environment where employees can bring their full, authentic selves to work so they can be courageous and share their innovative ideas, which helps move us forward as an organization. A diverse and inclusive environment also enriches our collective understanding of the communities we live and work in, ensuring we treat our municipal partners, stakeholders and property owners with dignity, courtesy and care.
This is why equity, diversity, inclusion and anti-racism is a top priority at MPAC.
In 2023, MPAC continued to build the Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Anti-Racism (EDIA) Office by welcoming a Senior Data Advisor and Manager to support the development and execution of an EDIA strategy, focused on:
  • Building systems and structures through dedicated EDIA staffing, policy development and review.
  • Fostering a diverse workforce by attracting and developing staff and removing barriers to equity.
  • Promoting EDIA awareness and competencies through ongoing communication, events and training. 
  • Advancing and supporting EDIA in our relationships with employees, communities, residents and partners.
As a first step in launching our EDIA strategy, MPAC initiated an Employment Systems Review, in partnership with DiversiPro and Alexander Mann Solutions.
This comprehensive assessment will help shape future EDIA initiatives and find any existing barriers to employment at MPAC.
To make MPAC’s recruitment process even more accessible, MPAC increased candidate outreach to equity-deserving groups and new immigrants to Canada through new partnerships, and we implemented a new Applicant Tracking System to streamline our recruitment processes.
MPAC also became an employer partner with Pride at Work Canada, which offers access to exclusive benefits, resources, and services that support individual strategies for inclusion on the grounds of sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression.
We also support community-building through employee-led initiatives, including weekly EDIA-focused Coffee Chats and volunteer planning committees for Black History Month, Pride Month, and the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.
These committees planned corporate-wide events and sourced employee resources to inspire their colleagues to learn, connect and grow along their respective EDIA journeys.
And finally, at the helm of our organization, our Board and Executive Management Group have taken decisive action by completing an education plan focused on equity, diversity, inclusion, and anti-racism, in partnership with DiversiPro.
By leading with intention and commitment, we are paving the way for a culture of understanding, respect, and opportunity, ensuring that every voice is valued and heard.

MPAC’s 2023 social impact initiatives

$25,000 in scholarships awarded through MPAC’S Continuing Academic Excellence Awards.
$24,500 raised by MPAC’s Social Impact committees to invest in our communities, including:  
$7,600 for local charities that help the 2SLGBTQIA+ community.
$7,600 for local school-related initiatives, in addition to school supply collection.
$5,800 raised and 2,118 pantry items donated to support 26 local foodbanks; and
$3,500 for other various charities in our community.
198 total volunteer hours served.