A very deep spirit of generosity is at the heart of Pulse’s culture. Our employees, management and Board of Directors are strongly committed to giving-back to the community in a meaningful way.
At Pulse, we are strongly committed to giving-back to the community in a meaningful way
We support the communities where we live and work in three ways:
- By engaging employees in the community through Pulse’s employee community engagement program. Our employees make donations and give their talent, knowledge, and time to make an impact in their communities. Pulse offers employees paid time off for volunteering, a gift matching program, and makes employee-nominated donations.
- By supporting innovative local projects and partnerships that address community-specific needs and that help make our communities better, stronger, and more vibrant places in which to live, work, and do business.
- By fostering the growth and development of the Calgary geophysical community through the sponsorship of industry-related activities and events. Geophysical sponsorships include: CSEG Doodlespiel, GeoConvention (CSEG/CSPG), CSEG T-Wave Golf Tournament, Women in Seismic Golf Tournament (WISE), CSEG Doodlebug, and the CSPG 10K Road Race. Pulse also supports University students studying a geophysical discipline by sponsoring a CSEG Scholarship.
Initiatives will reflect our corporate values:
- Sustainable community development
- Diversity and positive human relations free from harassment and discrimination
Fox Creek School Literacy Kits
During the Fall of 2012 and Winter of 2013, Pulse spent a considerable amount of time in the Fox Creek area working on two significant seismic data projects totaling 1,030 km2. To show our appreciation to the Fox Creek community for their support, we looked for an innovative local project to fund that addressed a community-specific need and reflected our corporate value of education. The Fox Creek School identified a need for literacy kits and on September 26, 2013, Pulse made a $15,000 donation to purchase Fontas and Pennel leveled literacy kits.
The following article was published in The Fox in Focus on Sept 30th, 2013.
Canadian Women’s Foundation
For the past three years Pulse has been a proud Corporate Supporter of the Canadian Women’s Foundation. An organization that empowers women and girls in Canada to move out of violence, out of poverty and into confidence.
In both 2012 and 2013, Pulse has been a major corporate sponsor of the Canadian Women’s Foundation’s Annual Breakfast Event held in Calgary – an inspiring event in support of a ground-breaking national movement to end women’s poverty. Funds raised at the Breakfasts help women across Canada to move out of poverty by funding life-changing programs designed especially for low-income women. Through these unique programs, they can learn a skilled trade, start a small business, or get work experience.
Pulse is also a sponsor of the Canadian Women’s Foundation annual campaign to end violence against women – Canada’s largest national fundraising campaign dedicated to raise funds to support programs and shelters to help women in abusive situations. In 2013, Pulse sponsored the Morning for Hope event – a special live, fundraising radio telethon with Rogers Breakfast Television to raise hope for women who have experienced violence.
Also, in 2011 Pulse was a sponsor of the Golf for Girls event in Calgary, an initiative of the Canadian Women’s Foundation Girls Fund. This fund specifically helps girls in Canada to move into confidence by funding dynamic programs that engage their body, mind and spirit. In these programs, at-risk girls can explore science and technology, play sports, learn to think critically, or take on leadership, in a supportive all-girl environment.
The Brenda Strafford Centre
Pulse is the sponsor of two apartments at the Brenda Strafford Centre (Women’s shelter). On April 5th 2013, several Pulse employees pictured above spent an afternoon preparing the apartment for the first family to move in.
On June 7th 2013, Pulse employees enjoyed the fine weather while planting some colourful flowers and doing a spring clean-up of the patio and garden at the Brenda Strafford Centre.
On July 10th 2013, Pulse employees served a Stampede BBQ lunch to the residents of the Brenda Stafford Centre. The kids were entertained by a face painter and a balloon artist.
Providence is a therapeutic and educational preschool and pediatric clinic for children with disabilities. In August 2013, Pulse made a donation in memory of Eva Gale, the mother of one of Pulse’s board members, Brent Gale.
Woods Homes has been helping troubled kids and their families in Alberta and Northwest Territories for almost 100 years (1914).
In August 2013, Pulse contributed to the Woods Homes culinary program to teach disadvantaged youth employable culinary skills.
Last Christmas, Pulse management and staff chose to make a donation to Woods Homes in lieu of Christmas cards and gift to clients. The donation supported the annual Christmas party for foster children.
On June 18th 2013, Pulse was a participant and sponsor of the 12th Annual Wood’s Homes Foundation Golf Tournament.
Pulse also donated 6000 coffee cups and lids to Wood’s Homes’ EXIT Community Outreach Program – a downtown refuge for homeless youth who are often being sexually exploited. As you can imagine, a warm cup of coffee is an essential part of their service. According to Madelyn McDonald, a Wood’s Homes employee, “…we are very grateful; this will save us a considerable amount of money because we purchase Styrofoam cups.”
One of our favorite charities to support at Christmas is the Adopt-A-Family program. The thank you note above is from the family we adopted for Christmas 2012.
Fox Creek – Children’s Fundraising Initiative
Pulse was a contributor to the Fox Creek Children’s Fundraising Initiative through Trilogy Energy. “I want to take the opportunity to thank you for your donation. These funds will be used to fully-fund the technology program that was set-out by the Fox Creek School for the purchase and installation of such items as Smartboards, laptops and a new computer lab,” said John B. Williams, President, Trilogy Energy Corp.
Candy Cane Gala – Alberta Children’s Hospital
Pulse employees first attended the Alberta Children’s Hospital Candy Cane Gala in 2011 and helped raise $800,000. This has since become an event that Pulse participates in and looks forward to each year.
Pulse has also made employee-nominated donations to the following charities:
- Kids Up Front
- Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
- The Kids with Cancer Society
- Canadian Red Cross – Alberta
- Canadian Wildlife Federation
- Royal BC Museum Foundation
- 24 Heures avec les Voyageurs
- Bow Valley College
- BowView Manor
- Calgary Humane Society
- John Petropoulos Memorial Fund
- Jump For Hope – Heart & Stroke
- Special Olympics
- Servants Anonymous Society of Canada
- Ride to Conquer Cancer