The spirit of generosity runs deep in CAE’s global family. Every year, CAE employees support numerous causes and participate in activities that help make their communities better, including educational opportunities for promising youth and social services for those in need. The following are just some examples.
A fundraising campaign for Centraide (United Way) takes place every year at CAE Montreal. Centraide provides financial support to 370 organizations supporting families, children and the elderly who are struggling in the Greater Montreal area. CAE Montreal and its employees have always made generous contributions and the 2012 campaign was the company’s best to date raising an impressive $783,939.
In 2012, Centraide awarded CAE and its unionized employees the Solidaires award in the “Trade Union Support” category. The award recognizes the active participation of a trade union in a Centraide workplace campaign. This participation includes the increase in donations from unionized employees, the support and commitment from the trade union President, exemplary partnership between management and union, as well as union representation on the campaign committee and in canvassing activities amongst others.
Every year since 2002, Centraide has awarded CAE a Solidaires prize for the generosity of the company and its employees.
CAE also actively participates in raising funds towards a cure for cancer. For example, in 2011, employees from Bangalore, India raised funds for the Terry Fox Run and many employees regularly participate in the worldwide Movember campaign. In 2012, CAE continued to raise funds for cancer research and care through our participation in the Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer, a two-day cycling event from Montreal to Quebec City.
CAE in Europe (Amsterdam, Brussels, Burgess Hill and Madrid) held their first European Football Championship and raised money as part of CAE’s local Corporate Citizenship program. A total of €1,560 was donated to Malayaka House, a charity in Entebbe, Uganda that rescues and cares for children in extreme poverty.
Employees in Germany donated €5,000 to sponsor a project called Mittagessen im Kindergarten. This project supplies young children in kindergarten with a healthy lunch. It serves 160 local children from low-income families.
CAE’s Amsterdam training centre, in cooperation with the High Flyers Foundation, invited nine critically ill children and their parents to experience a day in the life of a pilot. In addition, the employees of CAE in Amsterdam and CAE Brussels have also raised money to support various causes including an orphanage in the Philippines, a church in the Amsterdam Bijlmer area for the Ghanaian community and a Surinam centre in Amsterdam.
Every holiday season, CAE Tampa puts up and decorates an “Angel Tree” to benefit the Heart Gallery of Tampa, an organization designed to increase the number of adoptive families for children needing homes. The tree includes paper ornaments with the names of children who live in foster care and are looking for a permanent home. CAE Tampa employees present gifts to these children while playing Santa for them.
Ottawa employees raised over $22,000 for charity through a series of events such as bake sales, barbecues and foot races. The funds were distributed among a number of causes ranging from Haiti disaster relief to prostate cancer research and their local United Way.
Playing the gameIn the Middle East, CAE has been a proud sponsor for many years of Dubai’s ice hockey scene, which includes the Sandstorms junior league and the Mighty Camels men’s league. Each year the Sandstorms draw over 175 players between the age of five and 17.
To see the 2011 championship Camel report, click here.
Horizons of Flight Art Exhibition
The CAE Horizons of Flight Aviation Art Exhibition and Competition is a juried show created to support aviation artists. Since 1993, the exhibition has been sponsored and hosted by CAE SimuFlite’s Dallas/Fort Worth training centre in the United States.
The CAE Cup Critical Care Skills Competition Each year, CAE Healthcare sponsors a critical care skills competition for top air medical transport teams at the Association of Air Medical Services Air Medical Transport Conference (AMTC) in the U.S. Using CAE Healthcare patient simulators, the teams compete in challenging pediatric and adult scenarios that test their teamwork, critical thinking and emergency response skills. As numerous teams in Canada and U.S. train for the competition, they develop new skills that allow them to deliver a higher level of care in the field.
CAE Healthcare also sponsors annual CAE Cup competitions at Human Patient Simulation Network (HPSN) conferences in the United States and Asia Pacific region. The CAE Cup competitions are part of CAE Healthcare’s support of MedEvac Foundation International whose mission is to advance air medical transport worldwide through support of research, education, outreach and other charitable services.
CAE supports the Air Cadet League of Canada
CAE helps to enhance awareness of aviation career opportunities by inviting selected air cadets to its training centres in Canada. The company participates in events organized by the cadets and provides educational material and information on careers in the aerospace field. CAE has also signed an agreement with the Air Cadet League of Canada to provide an annual Power Pilot Scholarship, as well as access to material support for current Air Cadet training programmes.
2013 FIRST Robotics Competition
CAE is a proud sponsor of the FIRST
robotics competition, an annual challenge in Montreal, Canada, where teams of
25 high school students compete to build and program robots, as well as raise
funds, design a team "brand," and hone their teamwork skills. It is
as close to real-world engineering as a student can get.
This year’s regional finals
winning team was 3990 Tech for Kids from Collège Regina
Assumpta. The team was mentored by 17 technology professionals including a CAE
CAE is proud to help inspire
young people to be science and technology leaders and we wish 3990 Tech
for Kids luck as they move on to the World Championships!
Submission of donation requests: All donation requests must be submitted in writing. Only approved requests will be answered. Please address requests to:
Nathalie BourqueVice President, Public Affairs and Global CommunicationsCAE8585 Cote-de-LiesseSaint-Laurent, QuebecH4T 1G6Tel: +1-514-734-5788
Each year, CAE provides University scholarships in engineering at a number of academic institutions.
CAE Scholarship Network
Women in Engineering
In Malaysia, CAE supports “Women in Engineering” by awarding scholarships for female students enrolling in an Engineering degree program.
CAE SimuFlite's scholarship program was created to promote business aviation as a career to young aviators. 2011 marked the program’s 25th consecutive year.
University Aviation Association (UAA)
Four pilot training scholarships were available through the University Aviation Association, an alliance of more than 100 accredited colleges and universities.
Women in Aviation International (WAI)
CAE SimuFlite Citation Corporate Aircraft Training ScholarshipCAE SimuFlite will award a corporate aircraft training scholarship for Citation initial training resulting in a type rating.
Association of Women in Aviation Maintenance (AWAM)
CAE Aircraft Maintenance Training Scholarship for technicians who have minimal experience working on the aircraft type.
National Business Aviation Association (NBAA)
The NBAA Maintenance TRACS program is open to current and future A&P holders and other individuals interested in developing their technical and professional career paths in business aviation maintenance. Award recipients attend model-specific courses at CAE SimuFlite in Dallas, TX.
West Michigan University/Michigan Business Aviation Association
King Air BE-200 Initial Maintenance Training Course donated by CAE SimuFlite. This is a 12-day aircraft specific maintenance training course held at the CAE SimuFlite Training Facility in Dallas, Texas.