Intelex Gives Back to the Daily Bread Food Bank

Giving Back to our Community 

Here at Intelex we believe that investing in our communities is an important part of the fabric of our company’s identity. Intelex employees have actively been involved with The Ronald McDonald House, raised awareness for the Movember Foundation, organized a bake sale for the Humane Society and donated to the Shoebox Project, just to name a few of the projects we’ve been involved with.

More recently, our latest initiative saw our team volunteering their time at Toronto’s Daily Bread Food Bank. The Intelex team visited the Toronto facility and helped sort through donations as part of the organization’s Spring Food Drive.

Our group of volunteers sifted through expired food items, sorted food into specific boxes and utilized the Food Bank’s labeling and packaging system to ensure a high level of quality assurance. After hours of careful inspection, the food items that … 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

Baking for a Good Cause: Intelex Donates to Local Charity

We’re pleased to announce that our most recent Intelex Charity Bake Sale raised $458 for local not-for-profit housing provider, Homes First!

For those of you who have never heard of Homes First, they’ve been serving Toronto’s chronically homeless since 1983 by providing stable living environments and access to social services. Sadly, there are over 5,000 people in Toronto that do not have a safe and stable place to live. This is why the work that Homes First does is so crucial, especially as the weather gets colder and it gets more dangerous to be out on the streets.

This is a cause that’s close to our hearts, as one of Homes First’s sixteen buildings is located right around the corner from our offices. Strachan House is made up of seventy-six units for single adult men and women and is a first step for those who are trying to get … Read more...

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...

Intelex hits the streets for Corporate Clean-Up Day 2013!

Well, our coveralls may be a little stained and our gloves may be a little blackened by the dirt, but we at Intelex can celebrate another successful community clean up!

In advance of Earth Day (Monday, April 22) the City  of Toronto held its annual Corporate Clean-Up Day today, and Intelex participated in full force. Last year we made our way up to Toronto’s beautiful Trinity Bellwoods Park to collect litter from the park grounds, but this year we decided to take it to the streets. Just before noon about 30 Intelexians donned white coveralls and green gloves before heading out to pick up any garbage we could find around our headquarters at King and Strachan. Members of the Green Team as well as other interested Intelexians scavenged the grounds surrounding our office, looking for any litter we could find and putting it in its proper place. We found tons … 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...