All to quickly we forget our wins, life seems to have us moving forwards at an ever-increasing pace but it's important to enjoy the successes along the way. The team has had some amazing accolades this year. Earlier this year, we were recognized as a co-winner of the Innovator of the Year at the 2021 Channel Innovation Conference and Awards. Our winning work was with Canada's largest food rescue organization, Second Harvest – to help them scale their Food Rescue platform nationally and ensure that those in need of food during the pandemic could be reached.
Our work with Second Harvest was also featured in the CRN Magazine where the CEO of Microsoft, Satya Nadella was ‘fascinated’ by RedBit and how we used technology to ensure surplus food gets to millions of people who needed it. Not every day the leader of a $2T tech giant mentions a 20-person company. We must be doing something right!
That’s not all! Two of our super talented software developers Anja Gusev and Megan Mitchell were featured in Microsoft Canada’s developer stories that celebrate Canadian developers making an extraordinary impact. We couldn’t have been prouder of our team members!
RedBit also had the honour of being announced as a finalist for the Microsoft Industry Innovation Impact Award alongside Ernst & Young. A real David versus Goliath scenario - we may not have won the title, but our work with War Child Canada stayed with the folks at Microsoft, and they decided to publish it as a case study for the world to know about it.
So whilst things in life do not always run smoothly, we are truly thankful for the amazing relationships that we’ve built through our work over the years.
As always, whatever you do, find the time for some downtime this holiday season and don’t forget to reflect on your wins and successes this past year.
The holiday season is the time to give and share– not only with those that we know but also with those in our community who could do with a bit of support. If you’re looking to make donations, use this list to start your search. Need recommendations? Here are a few nonprofits that have big hearts and are doing some great work to make our world a better place.
Second Harvest: Canada's largest food rescue charitable organization with a dual mission of environmental protection and hunger relief. They recover and redistribute perishable, nutritious, unsold food to protect the environment and provide immediate hunger relief.
War Child Canada: War Child Canada works to empower and support children in conflict areas by providing psychosocial support, stimulating education, and protecting them from the effects of war. They work tirelessly to bring renewed hope to the lives of war-affected children.
Missing Children Society of Canada: The nonprofit helps return missing children to a safe environment. The organization established in1986 has evolved from one distributing posters to find a missing child to one embracing the latest technology to help police in the search for that child.
World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Canada: Canada's largest conservation organization and is a member of the WWF global network, actively contributing to the protection, management, and restoration of the environment.
Happy holidays and see you in 2022!
How can we as leaders make sure that we make this the year of our amazing workforce?