Career Aviators

Career Management and Leadership Development

Guelph, ON

Canada

www.careeraviators.com

About Career Aviators

Career Aviators provides funding to innovative youth leadership initiatives in Guelph, Ontario,Canada to strengthen the resilience of youth living in stressful life situations. This is accomplished through the delivery of leading edge career management consultation services designed to advance the careers of their clients.

Career Aviators works weekly with clients, from across Canada, to help them find jobs in which they will excel, value highly and love to do. Clients are seen face to face in Toronto, Guelph, Hamilton, and Kitchener and by internet, phone and email in all other regions of Canada.

They offer career and leadership development workshops without charge to local and national charitable and non-profit educational organizations.

People and the planet matter to me. Career Aviators began because of my belief that it was possible for a sole proprietor to be a "force for good" in the world, while still making a fare wage for myself and those associated with the business. I wanted Career Aviators to be part of something bigger that would make change world-wide. Becoming a B Corp is the answer. My thinking also aligned well with the B Corp's standards in social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency. Now the journey is underway!

The Change We Seek®

Stressful home and community situations jeopardize normal growth and development for children and youth, such that they often cannot prosper into adulthood. It makes it very difficult for them grow to be contributing members of the community. There is rapidly growing number of children in North America who are in this situation. Research shows that children who have access to programmes that foster resilience can thrive in their development and become productive contributing members of the community in their adulthood.

Most non-profit programmes are “resource stretched” just trying to deliver programs for the children they serve. Yet, they are also faced with an ever increasing need for charitable dollars to keep these programs running.

When fully developed, this model will enable increasing numbers of children to benefit from the programming because staff and financial resources at the non-profit can be directed entirely to youth programming. It enables these organizations to spend less time raising funds. In addition, this model allows traditional philanthropic gifts to be directed to other community needs. Fund raising is a costly endeavor for non-profits and there is no cost to the charity associated with this approach to programme growth. The funds will also allow organizations to test out programming ideas that may not be currently funded.

Career Aviators believes that they can create a more sustainable, productive and healthy community by doing this on a bigger scale. Their success will inspire other businesses to join in this approach. The model will also bring attention to the critical importance of strengthening the resilience of children and families for a more sustainable future.

What makes us a better company?

B Impact Report

Certified since: 

April 2017
Summary:

Company Score

Median Score*

Environment

Environment

The Environment section of the Assessment evaluates a company's environmental performance through its facilities; materials, resource, and energy use; and emissions. Where applicable, it also considers a company's transportation/distribution channels and environmental impact of its supply chain. This section also measures whether a company's products or services are designed to solve an environmental issue, including products that aid in the provision of renewable energy, conserve resources, reduce waste, promote land/wildlife conservation, prevent toxic/hazardous substance or pollution, or educate, measure, or consult to solve environmental problems.

0
7
Workers

Workers

The Worker section of the survey assesses the company's relationship with its workforce. This section measures how the company treats its workers through compensation, benefits, training, and ownership opportunities provided to workers. It also focuses on the overall work environment within the company through management/worker communication, job flexibility and corporate culture, and worker health and safety practices.

18
Customers

Customers

The Customers section of the Assessment measures the impact a company has on its customers. The section focuses on whether a company sells products or services that promote public benefit, and if those products/services are targeted towards serving underserved populations. Questions in this section will measure whether a company's product or service is designed to solve a social or environmental issue (e.g. improves health, preserves environment or creates economic opportunity to individuals or communities, promotes the arts/sciences, or increases the flow of capital to purpose-driven enterprises).

20
N/A
Community

Community

The Community section of the survey assesses a company's impact on its community. The Community section evaluates a company's supplier relations, diversity, and involvement in the local community. The section also measures the company's practices and policies around community service and charitable giving. In addition, this section includes if a company's product or service is designed to solve a social issue, including access to basic services, health, education, economic opportunity, arts, and increasing the flow of capital to purpose-driven enterprises.

69
17
Governance

Governance

The Governance section of the Assessment evaluates a company's accountability and transparency. The section focuses on the company's mission, stakeholder engagement, and overall transparency of the company's practices and policies.

6
6
Overall B Score
95
55

80 out of 200 is eligible for certification

*Of all businesses that have completed the B Impact Assessment

*Median scores will not add up to overall

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