Community Investment

Corteva Agriscience employees supporting the community.

Investing in communities is about about empowering people

Corteva Agriscience™, Agriculture Division of DowDuPont actively enriches lives in the communities where our employees, customers, and channel partners live and work. Making the world a better place begins with making our local communities better. That’s why we support programs and activities that address unique needs where we serve and operate. 

Corteva Agriscience™ Community Investment Program

Corteva Agriscience proudly partners with rural communities across Canada. Through our community investment program, we help support food security, education, green space and community success initiatives where our employees, customers, and channel partners live and work.

Corteva Agriscience runs two community investment programs in Canada: the Corporate Giving Grant program and Growing Today, Leading Tomorrow – our targeted funding program.

 

Have a community investment project in mind that could use a helping hand? Contact us for more information and to apply for funding.

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Where Corteva Agriscience has given back

Funding Initiative for Rural Emergencies (F.I.R.E.)

F.I.R.E. Funding Initiative for Rural Emergencies

With smaller populations and more remote locations, many rural areas rely on volunteer fire and emergency crews to respond to fires, medical or other rescue situations. The majority of these departments face major challenges in purchasing updated gear and technology to protect volunteers and serve residents.

F.I.R.E. was launched to support rural emergency service organizations focused on farm and home safety. Between 2013-2015, the F.I.R.E. program donated more than $300,000 for equipment and training to emergency services and first responders across Canada.

Full Belly! Full Mind!

Full Bell! Full Mind!

Many Canadian children are at risk of missing out on at least one meal each day. Poor nutrition in children increases the risk of developing chronic illnesses, such as asthma, diabetes and heart disease.

Corteva Agriscience believes that every child deserves a full belly for health, for learning and for their future. That’s why we launched the Full Belly! Full Mind!  initiative. In 2016 and 2017, we distributed more than $200,000 to support more than 120 breakfast and nutrition programs in schools and communities across Canada.

Where we’re focusing our efforts

Engaging Communities

The communities where we do business are the heart of Corteva Agriscience. We strive to improve the quality of life in communities where our employees, customers, and channel partners live and work. Volunteering in community programs ensures thriving communities. 

Enabling Youth

Ensuring progress for generations to come is the final part of our purpose as a company. Corteva Agriscience commits to supporting projects and programs that lead to educational achievement and development for youth to build a diverse agricultural workforce for the future.

Empowering Women

Agriculture around the world is dependent on women farmers—and yet, these women often do not get the support they need to achieve their full potential. Corteva Agriscience™ commits to ensuring women are upheld in a way that will lead to individual achievement and help bring prosperity to the communities where they live.

Our people make a difference close to home

Our Corteva™ Grows initiatives focus on food security, education, green space and community success. Corteva™ Grows colleagues have the opportunity to share their time and talents to help meet these crucial needs.

Corteva™ Grows Science Outreach

Cortevaâ ¢ Grows Science Outreach

Employees at our Calgary, Alberta office volunteer in classrooms throughout the city, teaching students about science and sharing their passion for agriculture. Students and teachers benefit from this program, gaining an understanding  in which we want them to understand why innovations in agriculture are important for the future of our planet.

Corteva™ Grows Food Security

Corteva Grows Food Security

Employees at our Lethbridge, Alberta research facility grew sweet corn at their home site and donated the crop to two local food banks: Lethbridge Food Bank and Interfaith Food Bank.

Corteva™ Grows Communities

Corteva™ Grows Communities

Employees at the Lethbridge production facility donate toys to Big Brothers Big Sisters. The facility has also supported the Angel Tree Program (through Lethbridge Family Services), where employees shop for gifts and then donate them to ensure that no children go without gifts at Christmas.

Corteva™ Grows Green Space

Corteva™ Grows Green Space

Our Wingham, Ontario production site employees are involved in the local “Carbon Footprint Initiative”, where member companies look at ways to be sustainable. This has led the site to plant a significant number of trees over the past few seasons.