GHD in the Community
Making a difference to US and Canadian communities
Our people supported an increasing number of causes, including Habitat for Humanity, American Heart Association, Take Your Kids to Work/Earth Day event, Sick Kids Hospital, MS Society, Siena/Francis House, CANstruction, Movember, Pierre Lavoie Challenge, Heart and Stroke Foundation, Vision Research, Never Alone Foundation, Volunteers for Youth Justice, Women's Crisis Services, Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services, and more.
Partnering with Engineers Without Borders (EWB)
As part of our flagship partnership with EWB, our people are involved in numerous programs to assist communities in Australia, the United States, Canada, Asia, and Africa. This includes a range of study tours and technical mentoring of volunteers, and a development program in The Gambia, West Africa. In Australia, we support the Yorta Yorta Indigenous community and have begun helping the Olkola Aboriginal Corporation develop a tourism enterprise.
Supporting disaster relief
In the United States, we supported the victims of the Valley Fire in Northern California. In Australia, we partnered with Sydney Water to donate more than 300 bales of hay to drought-stricken farmers. And, as part of our partnership with RedR Australia, our people were deployed to Nepal following the earthquake and Vanuatu to assist with drought relief, and helped the WHO respond to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.
Assisting Indigenous people
GHD is continuing to make a difference to Indigenous communities. Our 10-year partnership with CareerTrackers in Australia is providing professional internships for Indigenous university students (45 to date). We also participated in National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee (NAIDOC) week activities and collected hampers for young people in the Koori Court Program. In Western Australia, we support Year 12 Aboriginal students through the Clontarf Foundation.
Fundraising for Multiple Sclerosis in Canada
For the seventh year in a row, a team of GHD people in Canada have completed a 150-kilometer (93-mile) roundtrip bike ride from Grand Bend to London in Ontario in support of the MS Society of Canada. Our team raised more than CAD$36,000 to help improve the lives of people living with MS. This is the second largest MS event in the country.
Dragon boating for charity in the UK
The rouGHDiamonds, a team of GHD rowers, participated in the London Construction Industry Dragon Boat Challenge. They came first in the 2016 event and made a significant contribution to CRASH, a charity that assists homeless and hospice not-for-profits with construction-related projects. This is the fourth year we've been involved.
This is a small sample of our people's community contributions.
Find out more at www.ghd.com/community/