Why Edmonds? Community Outreach.
We believe in serving and supporting, in a variety of ways, our community and our environment. There are many worthy organizations we review each year. Some of our primary community support initiatives:
Feed Nova Scotia is a charitable organization that helps feed hungry people by collecting and distributing food to more than 150 member agency food banks and meal programs, while at the same time striving to eliminate chronic hunger and poverty through research, awareness and support programs. In addition to significant periodic corporate financial assistance throughout the year, each Christmas our employees are invited to pledge lots of turkeys and we match their gift. We find each year our people are more generous than the last.
Edmonds is privileged to provide landscape maintenance and snow and ice management services without cost for Ronald McDonald House, a home away from home for seriously ill children and their families who travel long distances for medical treatment.
Hope for Wildlife is a wildlife rehabilitation and education centre located 20 minutes from Dartmouth in Seaforth, Nova Scotia. Their Mission is the rehabilitation and release into the wild of injured and orphaned wildlife; the education of our children and the general public regarding the importance of conservation of various wildlife species and the ecosystems that sustain them.
Chisholm Services for Children is the only non-profit organization in Central Nova Scotia offering a long-term care program, which specializes in early intervention. Chisholm is dedicated to guiding children who face severe adverse circumstances like neglect and abuse, to a realization of self-worth. Chisholm helps children develop skills and capacities to function successfully in a community setting and grow as healthy, stable individuals. Chisholm also provides a community based literacy program for children from primary to grade six who are reading below grade level or who have been diagnosed with a learning disability.
Contributed significantly to rebuilding St. George’s Church following the devastating fire of 1994. We currently continue to provide landscape/snow & ice management services at no charge, year round. This helps to fund an administrator in the parish office which better enables the parish to respond to the wide variety of ‘clients’ that are part of broad community outreach initiatives.
We have been a major supporter of St. George’s YouthNet since it’s inception in the late 90’s. In the North end of Halifax, where youth are compromised in all sorts of challenging ways, YouthNet is an integral part of addressing this need, facilitating a daily lunch program in the school year; “seeding to feeding�? beginning early spring after school and during the summer, introducing youth to a small greenhouse and outdoor garden requiring necessary care, followed by creative food preparation sometimes using their own ‘crop’; summer camps in interesting and challenging locations; creative artistic workshops encouraging skills the children often do not know they have.
We support St. George’s Soup Kitchen; this takes place weekly on Saturday serving more than one hundred clients each week, (both financially as necessary and with volunteers, periodically, if they are available).
The Street Connection is a mobile soup kitchen that operates in four low income areas of the Halifax Regional Municipality. Volunteers on the bus distribute free food and bread to an average of three hundred men, women, and children each week.
Through Plan International, World Vision, and Christian Blind Mission, our sponsorship includes 18 children each year. In their world this support can facilitate life changing benefits for whole communities. Additional financial support as we are able especially to Christian Blind Mission.
Dedicated medical personnel sharing their skills to relieve pain and suffering, Doctors without Borders is an international medical humanitarian organization working in more than 60 countries to assist people whose survival is threatened by violence, neglect, or catastrophe.
Samaritan's Purse Canada is a nondenominational evangelical Christian organization that has been providing spiritual and physical aid to hurting people around the world since 1973.
- Canadian Cancer Society
- Halifax Shopping Centre - Operation Winter Warmth
- International Harvest for Christ
- King’s College Chapel
- Missions to Seafarers Christmas boxes put together by our employees
- Parker Street Food and Furniture
- Plan International
- QEII Foundation
- Salvation Army
- Salvation Army "Back to School Back Pack" Program
- Simon Wiesenthal Center
- St. Mary's University Students
- World Vision
I want to pass along the positive comments that we have been receiving here at the Dominion Building regarding the cleanliness of our sidewalks since the storm. Your hard work and effort has not gone unnoticed.
Jerry Fraser, Maintenance Team Leader
Brookfield Global Integrated Solutions
We have been receiving very positive feedback from everyone who is outside on the grounds during our Convocation days. Again many thanks to you and your team for so successfully taking on the challenge of having the campus ready for convocation in the last few weeks.
Tom Strapps, Maintenance & Operations
Saint Mary's University
We had a vision of a stone terrace that reminded us of our favorite café in Barcelona, Spain. Edmonds Landscape professionally guided us with their knowledge and expertise. They listened to our ideas and when asked provided us with excellent advice to get the most out of our space and showed great attention to our level of satisfaction. The outcome was better than we had envisioned.
Edmonds has had the landscape maintenance contract for the Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal since 1999. Our landscape contract covers fourteen diverse properties, some with high public visibility such as the Swiss Air Memorial sites, Government House, Province House and the Museum of Natural History. I have an excellent working relationship with the company. Edmonds responds immediately to special requests; work crews are well trained and work is of a very high quality in their attention to detail.
Nova Scotia Transportation & Infrastructure Renewal
Supervisor Building Operations
Any of the jobs that I have had done - be they pavers, tree trimming or garden beds, or fence construction - were all done well and I was satisfied…The quality of the workmanship and materials supplied remain long after the cost has been forgotten.
We have contracted with Edmonds for snow removal services for over two dozen properties over the past twenty years. We appreciate that they have sufficient resources in terms of their equipment and that it is consistently in good working order, as well as sufficient labour forces. They also have access to extended resources in the event that extra assistance is required, so that we are not constantly in a position of waiting to be serviced.
East Port Properties Limited
Judy Wall, Property Manager
The time came for us to give up snow clearance on our double driveway and walks so we decided to contact Edmonds. The service has been outstanding. Our drive and walks have been shoveled and cleared before 6:00 am. In the event that we are 'plowed in' later on, a quick call brings almost immediate results. It has been a great relief to have such good service.
Edmonds has been contracted for seasonal maintenance at many properties that I have managed throughout my 17 year property management career. Edmonds has proven they are capable of looking after all aspects of landscape maintenance and snow removal. Risk management is a large part of my responsibility. Edmonds safety program in my opinion not only leads the industry but also serves as a model for any business.
Ashford Properties Inc.
Harold Daley, General Manager
Edmonds has provided Landscape Maintenance services to Saint Mary’s University for the past many years. The service is provided on a timely basis to meet the needs of our students and is very thorough. They have taken on a true ownership role in terms of the appearance of the Saint Mary’s University grounds.