Community Progress
All figures contained on this page are reflective of Hewlett-Packard Company prior to the company’s November 1, 2015 separation. HP metrics will be introduced to the site on an on-going basis as they become available.

Leveraging our most important asset - our employee's passion!

Community Progress at HP centers around the belief that the same passion, energy, and culture of innovation that makes us a successful company can also be used to make a profound and positive social impact in the world. HP's volunteer programs help share our talent and technology where it is needed most.

HP Canada Volunteer Challenge

At HP, employees are given 4 hours of paid work time per month to work on volunteer initiatives. In 2014, our employees in Canada donated almost 50,000 volunteer hours with an estimated value of over $3.4 million of contributed value to Canadian society. Globally employees contributed 1.6 million hours of volunteer time. The total value of the volunteering time and employee giving was $105.7 million.

Adopt a School Program

HP has a strong partnership with TL Kennedy Secondary School in Mississauga. One initiative is the "Experience the Workplace Day", in which 30 high school students visited HP Canada's head office.

During the day the students met with Employees from Finance, Operations, Marketing and Sales who discussed their roles at HP and their career paths. They also received a tour of HP's technology demonstration rooms and one-on-one job shadowing with HP employees.

HP continues to partner with TL Kennedy by regularly hosting co-op students for mock interviews with HP employees to prepare them for the job market.

HP LIFE (Learning Initiative for Entrepreneurs)

In 2012, HP LIFE e-Learning was launched – an innovative, online training program that helps entrepreneurs and small business owners learn IT and business skills in their own time, at their own pace. Together with our partner Education Development Center (EDC) an innovative, interactive online learning curriculum was designed that covers key elements and can be followed in a self-paced fashion - independently or as part of a classroom setting.

This Program is freely available online to anyone anywhere in the world that is interesting in learning business skills. Check it out !

Kids, Cops & Computers Powered by HP

The Kids Cops & Computers program – powered by HP – has a mission to provide Canadian children with tools and skills to help them reach their academic and social potential. The Program gives technology and internet access to kids who might otherwise go without, enabling them to compete academically. To date, over 2,847 computers have been supplied to students in the GTA— some coming from neighborhoods of improvement areas.

Learn more here