Making an impact through Spark
Joining together to support communities and change lives worldwide.
The light behind Spark
Through volunteering, donating, and corporate matching, employees can make a difference in the lives of thousands. Spark helps employees connect with ScotiaRISE™ partners and over 2 million charities to drive impact and support our core purpose—for every future.
Employees can track every hour of volunteer time and get up to $1,000 per year to donate back to their charities of choice.
Group fundraising efforts can qualify for corporate matching to amplify their impact.
Employees can deepen their community impact by fundraising or making donations to over 2 million charities worldwide.
How far we’ve come
See how employees have made a difference in the lives of thousands
Employee volunteer hours logged.
Causes have received support.
Donated by employees in 2022.
Why we give back
"Spark is a great way for us to connect with employees who feel passionate about SickKids and showcase some of the great initiatives at the hospital. We love how it connects Scotiabank employees and empowers them to support causes that touch their hearts."
"Service is one of our longstanding values at Scotiabank. Yearly, thousands of employees donate their time to support charities and non-profits. Spark mobilizes our employees to give back in ways that are meaningful to them."
Vice President & Global Head,
"Habitat for Humanity Canada builds safe and affordable homes through the Every Youth Initiative and provides valuable opportunities for youth to thrive. We are grateful to Scotiabank for sharing in our vision, and for igniting a spirit of volunteerism."
Partner Services and Stewardship
Habitat for Humanity Canada
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