Community Outreach

Our operations within the transportation industry has lead us down many roads in British Columbia and Alberta. It gives us the opportunity to interact with many stakeholders ranging from governments to community leaders, associations, businesses, groups, and the public. We recognize that local engagement and involvement are fundamental principles to the process of delivering excellent maintenance, products and construction services for civil infrastructure to all stakeholders. We make a conscious effort to hire local suppliers and students for summer project work and utilize local resources as well.

Community Support and Sponsorship

Being community minded is very much a part of Mainroad Group’s culture. We proudly support various charitable organizations through our association with BC Road Builders and Heavy Construction Association as well as various stakeholder and customer events in the communities we work and serve including:

  • Alberta Transportation | Show of the Plow Events at local elementary schools
  • BC Children’s Hospital
  • Betty Spalton Education and Scholarship Fund
  • Bike to Work Week | Hub Cycling Celebration Stations
  • Bridgeview Elementary School Swim Program
  • Calgary Dream Centre | Food and clothing drive
  • CFAX Santa Anonymous Children’s Charity
  • Cloverdale Rodeo | Cone Zone Go-Kart Event
  • Comox Valley Ground Search and Rescue
  • Cowichan Valley Regional District
  • Cranbrook District Chamber of Commerce’ Turkey Drive
  • Cranbrook Food Bank
  • Cranbrook Minor Hockey
  • Guildford Park Secondary School Scholarship Program
  • Habitat for Humanity, Cranbrook, BC
  • Kootenay Grand Fondo
  • Kootenay Ice Sponsor and Season Ticket Holder
  • Mount Baker High School Football Team
  • Mustard Seed Food Bank
  • North Shore Women’s Centre
  • Peninsula Baseball and Softball Association
  • Prevention of Alcohol Related Trauma in Youth (P.A.R.T.Y.)
  • Ronald McDonald House
  • Sam Steele Days Sponsor for the Sunday Stage Show and Grand Parade
  • Scouts Canada
  • Share Family and Community Services
  • Sheringham Point Lighthouse Preservation Society
  • Sparwood Food Bank
  • Summer Sounds Musical Festival
  • Surrey Christmas Bureau
  • Surrey Food Bank
  • Surrey School District Learning Centre
  • The Cranbrook & District Chamber of Commerce’ Turkey Drive
  • Vancouver Whitecaps Season Ticket Holder
  • Victoria General Hospital
  • Victoria Royals Sponsor and Season Ticket Holder
  • Women Building Futures (WBF)

Selected sponsorships and corporate donations, public service advertising, and use of local suppliers are all ways in which Mainroad gives back to the community.

Since 2011, Mainroad has partnered with the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure to start an annual community support initiative, The Community Partnership Program. Together, resources and funds are pooled to support a community project in each of our service areas. To date, we have completed projects with:

  • Bluffs Park on Galiano Island
  • Cowichan Bay Boat Launch
  • Critter Care Wildlife Society
  • OWL (Orphaned Wildlife Rehabilitation Society)
  • Pemberton Skate and Bike Park
  • Pemberton Valley Trail Association
  • Salt Spring Island High School
  • Scouts Canada Camp Barnard
  • The Horse Protection Society of BC
  • The North Star Trail
  • The Village of Pemberton
  • Tynehead Regional Park

Cycling Community

Although our primary focus is the driving public, Mainroad does recognize another group within the transportation community: the cycling community. Working in conjunction with various local community and cycling community associations, Mainroad is able to combine their roadway expertise with a cyclists’ perspective. We work with various cycling associations and routinely participate in “Bike to Work Week” in regions of the province. Mainroad provides online cycling safety tips and distributes cycling safety brochures around the Lower Mainland and Howe Sound.  Download copy of Hub’s Metro Vancouver Cyclists Handbook

Co-op Student Programs

Mainroad  has also partnered with local universities, Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Simon Fraser University and University of British Columbia to hire co-op students seeking a paid work term to gain insight into the “real world” by working with experienced professionals. To date, we have welcomed students seeking work experience in Information Technology, Business, Engineering, Marketing and Communications.