Hatch in Our Communities
Hatch is in the people business. Every single day, our people work with their clients and community leaders, to deliver on the promises we make to assess, design, build and deliver a quality outcome that benefits everyone.
That commitment to people and the communities in which they live goes beyond our project work.
Association of Fundraising Professionals Award
On November 25, the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) awarded Hatch the 2015 Outstanding Corporation award for philanthropy. Hatch is the first engineering, technology and project delivery firm to receive this recognition since the category’s inception in 1989. View the full press release here.
Hatch would like to thank AFP and PYM Productions for the creation of this video.
Construction begins on the Gerald Hatch Centre for Engineering Experiential Learning
On October 7, 2015, a groundbreaking celebration was held for the new Gerald Hatch Centre for Engineering Experiential Learning at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.
The event officially signified the beginning of construction of the Hatch Centre, which is due to open in early 2017. The building will be a hub for several engineering teams, clubs, societies, and student support services, and will include a collaborative workspace for hands-on learning.
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Community outreach in Brazil
Local offices organize computer donation campaign
To support education and access to technology in local communities, Hatch offices in Brazil have coordinated a donation campaign for used computers.
The campaign donates to organizations and programs that offer children and young people from less privileged communities support and opportunities to further learning. Hatch offices in Brazil will contribute 113 computers to local organizations that meet these criteria.
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Cleaning up the Pantanos de Villa wildlife refuge in Peru
On June 13, 2015, a dedicated Hatch team joined by their families, took action to help preserve the Pantanos de Villa wildlife refuge located just south of Lima, Peru. The group joined wetland rangers to clean up an important nesting area in the refuge where birds are in danger of ingesting plastic and other waste.
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Hatch and HMM sponsor Minerva Foundation’s program in Nisga’a villages
Hatch and Hatch Mott MacDonald (HMM) presented the Minerva Foundation with a sponsorship gift of $15,000. This gift supports the Combining Our Strength Program™, which develops leadership skills in Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal women in B.C.
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Hatch and Hatch Mott MacDonald promote engineering to students in Northern B.C.
Hatch and Hatch Mott MacDonald (HMM), as part of the companies’ Northern Communities Outreach Initiative, have visited and encouraged over 650 students in Northern B.C. to consider a career in engineering. The initiative is being coordinated by Hatch’s Environmental Services group.
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Supporting higher education
Hatch recognizes the need to support higher education
in science, technology and math and contributes more
than $1.5 million a year to finance scholarships, bursaries
and university chairs on five continents. One example is
the Gerald G. Hatch Scholarship, which was launched in
1990. It is awarded to 12 students entering undergraduate
engineering studies at universities or colleges each year.
In Canada and Australia, Hatch recently created scholarship
funds for Indigenous and Aboriginal students.
Hatch provides community support through donations to
various health and educational institutions, fundraising for
global charities, and encouraging student programs and
activities that are focused on related math, science and
Promoting Biodiversity with Earth Rangers
In 2011, Hatch formed a partnership with Earth Rangers,
a Canadian non-profit organization that is focused on
communicating a positive, science-based message to
children on the importance of protecting biodiversity. Earth
Rangers inspires children to adopt sustainable behaviors and
take action to protect endangered habitats across Canada
through its live shows and national television exposure.
The sponsorship enables Earth Rangers to deliver its School
Outreach Program to elementary schools across the Greater
Toronto Area. The program uses live animals to educate
children about endangered species and the need to protect
“This is a great opportunity to teach children about the
importance of environmental protection and sustainability in a
fun way. And that’s really important to Hatch and our clients,” says Mohammed Ali, Regional Manager—Environmental
Services Group. “Developing this kind of awareness at a
young age will improve our chances for future sustainability.”
Funding a new $21-million teaching and research center at the University of Alberta’s
Faculty of Engineering
The center will educate the next generation of clean-energy
engineers and develop new technologies to process minerals,
produce clean coal, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
To be known as the Canadian Centre for Clean Coal/Carbon
and Mineral Processing Technologies (C5MPT) the Centre
will be established with support from industry partners
Hatch, Capital Power Corporation, Teck Resources, Nexen,
Foundation CMG, and the Government of Alberta through
Alberta Innovates—Energy and Environment Solutions.