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Creating Social Value

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Whether through our collaborations with educational institutions or through our community service, we’re committed to improving society and generating better social outcomes.



Donated to United Way Greater Toronto since 2006


In funding to post-secondary institutions since 2006


Invested to support 2SLGBQTIA+ youth since 2022

Lending a Helping Hand

We collaborate with neighbouring communities to make meaningful investments that meet immediate and longer-term needs.

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Breaking Down Barriers to STEM Education

A $400,000 donation to York University’s Lassonde School of Engineering’s k2i academy, divided equally between the 407 ETR Path2STEM fund and the 407 ETR Work Integrated Learning Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion fund, is offering opportunities to underrepresented STEM students.

“With this generous donation from 407 ETR, we will continue our journey of offering paid educational experiences to underrepresented students in environments that are dynamic, innovative and collaborative”
Lisa Cole, Director of Programming, Lassonde School of Engineering
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$4M Donation to United Way

Our “Road to Recovery” donation provided critical social services to support isolated seniors, mental health services and food and income security. 407 ETR employees continue to raise funds annually, and we were honoured to be recognized as a Local Leader in 2022 for our continued support.

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A group from 407 ETR clean up green space as part of One Big Day of Volunteering, on a sunny day.

One Big Day of Volunteering

As part of our annual company-wide volunteer day, 407 ETR employees give back to the communities we serve—lending a hand at shelters, delivering meals, mentoring youth, supporting senior’s residences or cleaning up nearby green spaces.

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Supporting 2SLGBTQIA+ Youth

407 ETR is committed to creating a welcoming and safe space for the entire 2SLGBTQIA+ community. We support Friends of Ruby, a Toronto organization that provides 2SLGBTQIA+ youth with mental health support, housing and other social services.

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City of Brampton

We’re sponsoring City of Brampton community programs to help make community engagement more accessible to people living below the poverty line or with disabilities.

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Learn more about the socioeconomic value we bring to the region

Accelerating Innovation

We support organizations developing high-tech roadway innovations to reduce emissions, improve safety and support smooth journeys.

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University of Toronto

We’re sponsoring University of Toronto’s study of travel model systems to understand travel demand which will better inform transportation policy.

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Testing Drones for Safer Inspections

407 ETR and Mohawk College’s Unmanned and Remote Sensing Innovation Centre (URSIC) are testing safer and more efficient ways to inspect overhead structures using aerial drones.

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Connected Mobility and Transportation Forum

407 ETR’s annual Transportation and Mobility Forum brings together technical and transportation experts from across the region to discuss emerging trends in the transportation sector.

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