Committed to the development of safe and healthy communities
Since 1925, Reliance Foundry has built on our traditional metal casting expertise to become an award-winning supplier of architectural site furnishings, traffic management and industrial applications. Since the beginning, we have maintained a commitment to the communities around us. Creating safe neighbourhoods is our passion.
KWANTLEN POLYTECHNIC UNIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIP
Reliance Foundry offers an annual scholarship of $1,000 CAD available to a student enrolled in the School of Business program at KPU. This scholarship is a way for us to connect with the community and help strengthen our community’s local workforce.
SUPPORT FOR THE CANADIAN RACE RELATIONS FOUNDATION
Our company is committed to building a diverse, inclusive, and anti-racist workplace. It is an ongoing process of listening and learning. We stand with those who are speaking out with the hope of ending systemic racism. This year, we made a donation to the Canadian Race Relations Foundation in support of their vital work.
SUPPORT FOR THE SURREY FIREFIGHTERS’ CHARITABLE SOCIETY
Station 1271, completed earlier this year, is the new home of the Surrey Firefighters’ Charitable Society. We are pleased to donate to their excellent work providing food to local school children and supporting the healing of those with traumatic injury.
MOTHERS AGAINST DRUNK DRIVING (MADD CANADA)
A large part of our business is built around protecting people from vehicle crashes—whether accidental, terrorism or theft-related, or caused by impaired or distracted driving. That’s why we felt that donating to MADD Canada, an organization whose mission is to stop impaired driving, and help victims of crashes, would be a great fit for giving back to our local community in 2017.
RELIANCE JOINS #TEAMTREES
Team Trees started as an internet dare to YouTube star Mr. Beast. Could Mr. Beast and his fans donate enough to fund the planting of 20 million trees, by January 1st, 2020? Big donations from notables like Elon Musk and Tobi Lütke brought attention to the cause. Reliance made a donation of 50 trees in November—for a better future.
THE REVITALIZATION OF FIREHALL 1271
Our bollards are sometimes used to support placemaking and other times to support historic revitalization. Surrey firefighters undertook a firehall revitalization project that involved both. They volunteered their time and expertise to transform Station 1271 into a gathering place and community hub. Reliance was honored to add bollards to their design.
SURREY NIGHTSHIFT STREET MINISTRIES SOCIETY SUPPORT
In 2018, we volunteered to help those in our community who are struggling the most. We sent a team to Nightshift Street Ministries, a non-profit organization that provides food, clothing, and other small comforts to street-involved people in great need.
SURREY CHRISTMAS BUREAU SUPPORT
Reliance Foundry is committed to giving back to our local community. In 2017, our employees volunteered at the Surrey Christmas Bureau to assist low-income families pick out gifts from the toy depot for their children.
CONNECTING WITH SURREY URBAN MISSION
A team of Reliance employees went to serve lunch at the Surrey Urban Mission as part of our holiday outreach. We enjoyed the camaraderie of volunteers, community members, and the employees at SUM Place.
The warmth of all the people we met at the mission was humbling. We’re proud to be part of the Surrey, BC community!
R.E.C. FOR KIDS SOCIETY SUPPORT
Community support is one of our core values. In 2016, we donated to a local charity, R.E.C. for Kids Society, to help fund the purchase of bicycle helmets for kids. R.E.C.’s mission is to provide children in need with sports and recreational equipment to allow them to stay active, be healthy, and have fun.
FOOD BANK SUPPORT
Reliance Foundry has been located in Surrey since 1966, and is committed to giving back to the neighborhood. Our employees volunteered at the Surrey Food Bank in 2016 to organize donations.
PEDALS 4 PROFESSIONALS
We hosted the Pedals for Professionals contest in 2014 and 2015 to help advocate bicycle commuting. Contestants were asked to create video presentations showcasing how cycling has impacted their life, with the winner being awarded $5,000 in brand new cycling gear.
BOLLARDS IN MY COMMUNITY
We hosted the Bollards in My Community scholarship program in 2014 and 2015 with the goal of supporting future architects, planners, and designers in building vibrant urban spaces. $4,000 in scholarships were awarded each year based on video submissions.
TAKE A STAND FOR CYCLING
In 2012, Reliance Foundry made a series of commercial bike rack donations. Recipients included over 30 schools and other community organizations across Canada and the United States.