CAE allows employees to volunteer up to a day, in groups, and during work hours (as a team-building activity)
Volunteering hours must have been completed:
Must be pre-approved by the manager
All CAE employees or CAE joint venture employees are welcome to take part in the Team volunteering activity, including students and on-call employees.
As a consultant, you can take part in the activities, but the hours spent on the activities cannot be billed to CAE.
Yes, everyone is encouraged to come up with their ideas for team volunteering! But first, you need to speak with your manager to see if he/she hasn't already planned an activity. Then, you need to make sure that the volunteering hours and the timeframe of the activity are approved by the manager and done with your team.
We recommend one activity per year but more than one activity can be organized throughout the year. If your budget and priorities allow it, up to one day (8 hours) is reasonable. An annual activity can range from a few hours to about one day.
There is no specific timeframe to organize the activities. You can decide the time and date as convenient, as long as they are approved by your manager before the activity takes place.
This program aims at donating some time on your work hours for the benefit of the community, as a team building activity. Individual volunteering activities or fundraising activities cannot be logged under this program. Volunteering hours must be done with colleagues from a same team to be eligible.
Volunteering hours must be done with colleagues from a same team. This program is meant to encourage helping the community and team-building activities with colleagues.
This is not a program for fundraising, as CAE already supports many fundraising activities for selected causes. It is meant to donate time for the benefit of the community, as a team-building activity. You cannot log individual volunteering activities during work hours under this program.
The volunteer hours must be logged into your timesheet under « Excused Absence Paid ».
A non-profit organization is a group organized for the purpose of social, charitable, educational or other such activities. The people involved in the « Not-For-Profit » organization cannot make personal financial gain through the organization.
You can do some research to see which team activities the community would benefit from. Some examples are: cleaning a park, helping in an elderly nursing home, handing out supplies to disadvantaged children, cooking food in a community centre, delivering hot meals to homeless people, renovating a community centre, etc.
Organizations, causes and projects that are not eligible include religious, fraternal and sectarian groups.
Activities excluded are fundraising, conferences, seminars, workshops, sports events or activities that serve individual pursuits.
You are welcome to share your activities on social media. You can use the hashtags #CAE, #WorkingatCAE and #CAEvolunteering when posting.
You can also send an email to email@example.com so that we can advertise internally.
This is an annual program.
Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.