Intelex Bakes in Support of “Raising the Village”

This week Intelex’s Charity Bake Sale Team held another successful bake sale for a fantastic charitable organization, Raising the Village.

The team of bakers outdid themselves this time, with a mouthwatering spread that included cinnamon buns, M&M cookies, mini crème brûlées, banana bread, homemade pop tarts, mango bars, cookie dough donuts, oatmeal cookies, coconut macaroons and more!

Everyone who made a purchase received some great literature about the cause at hand, and when the money was counted up at the end of the day, the amount raised was $600! Intelex is generously matching the bake sale team’s efforts, meaning we’re able to donate $1,200 total! That’s a lot of awareness, and a lot of impact for one bake sale!

To put it into perspective, Raising the Village estimates that $100 will provide 12 children with a desk in their classroom, allowing them the opportunity to sit and learn. $1,000 … Read more...

A Sweet Cause: Intelex Bake Sale Supports the Toronto Humane Society

On February 18 at 2:00pm, Intelex employees flooded the 6th floor kitchen area for an afternoon treat: the first Intelex Charity Bake Sale of 2014! Among the delicious desserts on display were cupcakes, homemade donuts, fudge, cookies, and cake pops. More than enough sugar to fuel the company through the rest of the afternoon!

Intelex loves to support local charities, and the beneficiary of this particular bake sale – the Toronto Humane Society – is an especially meaningful one for many Intelexians. We’re a company full of animal lovers! (You can check out pictures of Intelex’s “Bring Your Dog to Work Day” if you don’t believe us!)

We were lucky to have Michelle from Intelex’s Finance department bring in Tido to act as our official bake sale mascot. An adorable little mixed Yorkie, Tido was adopted from the Humane Society when he was just 8 months old after … Read more...

Mo Success at Intelex

On November 1, fifteen of Intelex’s finest put down their razors and banded together to dedicate their faces to the world-wide phenomenon known as Movember, the global movement to change the face of men’s health.

We are proud to announce that the Intelex “Mo Bros” raised a total of $8,446.00 towards the cause! Michael Culkin, Sales Executive, led the pack with a total of $5050.00 in donations.  His dedication was an inspiration to the rest of the team, including Shyam Khagram, who took part from the British office!

The purpose of Movember is to raise awareness and support for Men’s Health Programs that fight prostate and testicular cancer. Men begin the month with a cleanly shaved face then grow their “mo” (moustache) for the next 30 days while asking friends and family to donate to their cause.

The program focuses on:

  • Awareness and education
  • Living with and beyond cancer

Toronto Tech Companies Raise over $15K Towards Cancer Research

Last Thursday night at the Sound Academy in Toronto some of the city’s leading tech companies came together to benefit a great cause and to showcase some of their internal musical talent. The inaugural GTA Tech Leaders Concert Series went off without a hitch seeing a great turn out from Toronto’s tech community and a lineup of talented musical acts from KPMG, Ceridian, Smithson Martin and Intelex.

The event provided an opportunity to raise funds for The Ride to Conquer Cancer and network with other tech professionals while enjoying night out with colleagues to let loose and have some fun. Intelex’s house band The Kings of Strachan represented and turned it up to 11 with a set of classic rock and new favourites. The Intelex Army was out in full force to support the band and sporting our new stylish Intelex headbands.

In total, the event raised over $15,000 for … Read more...

Intelexians help Becel Ride for Heart raise $5 million for heart and stroke research

This past Sunday June 3, Intelexians joined over 13,000 cyclists celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the Heart and Stroke’s Becel Ride for Heart and raising nearly $5 million for heart and stroke research, the highest ever for a ride.

Team Intelex continued its participation in the ride, raising $3,560. The rain and wind that was forecasted for the day held off and cyclists were treated to spectacular views of the Toronto skyline from Toronto’s Don Valley Parkway and Gardiner Expressway, views typically only available from an automobile.

Each of the 13,000 cyclists had their own motivations for being in the ride, whether it was a personal connection to the disease, participating in a good cause or a chance to flex their leg muscles.

For some like Gary Kao (pictured below), the ride represented a personal goal. “Although this is my second time around, it was a completely different experience,” … Read more...

Intelex donates $5,650 to the Canadian Red Cross

The Intelex team joined in the efforts to help the Red Cross raise $43,000 during Red Cross week this month. Every year over 2.2 million people are assisted, trained or educated by the Canadian Red Cross which is over 43,000 people each week! So that’s just $1 for each Canadian that will benefit from this fundraising campaign. Intelex employees collectively contributed $2,825 during Red Cross Week to the cause with Intelex matching every dollar raised for a total of $5,650! 

Red Cross week is about celebrating and recognizing the invaluable work of the world’s larget humanitarian organization. The week also pays tribute to Henry Dunant, the Swiss businessman who founded the Red Cross Movement, marking his birthday on May 8th with World Red Cross Day. 

For more information on the Canadian Red Cross and to donate to this great cause, please visit their website.


Intelex Rides to Extend Lives!

A team of Intelexians participated in the Becel Heart & Stroke Ride for Heart on Sunday, June 5, 2011, and the weather could not have cooperated more.  Clear, sunny skies and warm temperatures made ideal riding conditions as Toronto shut down the Don Valley Parkway and Gardiner Expressway for the annual event.

Demonstrating our commitment to healthy lifestyles, Team Intelex flexed its leg muscles and assembled the finest team of cyclists/athletes to participate in this worthy cause. The team got off to a slow start trying to meet up at the Better Living Centre Corporate check-in. Latecomers and a delicious breakfast of cheese omelette and sausages resulted in miscommunication, a late team photo session, and people being missed at the starting gate.

Once together though, the Intelex peloton shifted gears and refocused its energy to set off on their respective 25- and 50-kilometre routes. The morning ride was a wonderful … Read more...