Broadening Horizons Recycling has partnered and received support from various organizations to assist in its establishment and continued success.
Government of Newfoundland and Labrador
The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador continues to be a major funding source to assist Broadening Horizons Recycling. The government provides an annual operating grant through the Department of Advanced Education & Skills to assist with core staffing requirements.
Town of Gander
The Town of Gander has been very supportive in helping launch our program. The Town has designated $40,000 each year to our program. The Town has also granted us access to the staff at their Media Centre who were a tremendous help developing the promotional material for our program.
Scotia Recycling Ltd.
Scotia Recycling operates the Green Depot in Gander and has partnered with Broadening Horizons in the establishment of the recycling program. Scotia Recycling has provided rental space at its depot for Broadening Horizons, as well as providing large sorting bags, tubs and use of a paper bailer. All recyclables collected by Broadening Horizons Recycling are passed over to Scotia Recycling and Broadening Horizons Recycling is reimbursed.
VOCM Cares Foundation
The VOCM Cares Foundation has been an ongoing supporter of the programs operated by Broadening Horizons. The Foundation has been a major supporter of Broadening Horizons' very successful fundraising event, the Averill Baker and Friends Concert. Our programs have been blessed to have the support of world-renowned amateur pianist Averill Baker. The response to the concerts has been tremendous and the support of the VOCM Cares Foundation has been integral to their success.
Island Furniture Foundation
Island Furniture was founded in 1979 and it was started as a furniture manufacturing company employing the mentally challenged. The objective of the company was to become a viable business entity creating real jobs for the mentally challenged. Since its inception, Island Furniture has partnered with businesses across the province to create over 400 work placements for people with mental disabilities. Island Furniture pays 50% of the wages for business placements and up to 100% for placements with non-profit groups.
Shell Environmental Fund
The Shell Environmental Fund provides financial support up to $5,000 for grass-roots, action-oriented projects that improve and protect the Canadian environment. Broadening Horizons Recycling received approval for $5,000 in 2005 to assist in purchasing clear recycling bags. As a part of its launch, Broadening Horizons Recycling provided residents with 10 clear recycling bags to help get them started in their home recycling programs. The Shell Environmental Fund covered the cost of these initial giveaways.