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CRAFT Cares

We believe in making a positive impact in everything we do, from our workplace to our community to the planet as a whole. CRAFT Cares is the embodiment of our mission to support our team members, offer a helping hand in the community, and make the world a better place – one beer, one meal, one experience at a time.

Community


CRAFT isn’t just a place where people go to have a beer and a bite. We are actively involved in our community and, like a good neighbour, we try to make positive contributions wherever possible. See what projects and initiatives we support by selecting your location below.

Operation Come Home

Operation Come Home

Since 1971, Operation Come Home has been working with street-involved youth in Ottawa and across the country to help them reach their highest potential. Located in downtown Ottawa, this organization helps hundreds of at-risk and homeless youth access the services and support they need in order to make positive changes in their lives. $1 from every CRAFT glass sold goes to support the great work that they do.

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Mealshare

Buy one, give one - it's that simple! For each Mealshare menu item purchased, one meal will also be provided to someone in need. Half the meals provided stay right here in our city while the other half are provided internationally. We are proud to be partnered with Mealshare, a non-profit dedicated to fighting hunger throughout Canada and around the world.

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St. Vincent de Paul Society

Over the holiday season we challenge our staff to donate funds to provide groceries, clothing and gifts for families in need. We then match their donations. Since 2011, we’ve raised over $70,000 for this program. Check out some of the amazing work our team did in 2014: CRAFT Cares - Christmas 2014

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Toms Shoes

We encourage our team to wear TOMS shoes as part of their dress code. Under TOMS’ “One-for-One” program, for every pair of shoes purchased, a pair is donated to a child in need. To date our staff has helped donate over 2000 pairs of shoes!

Sustainability

We believe that environmental and economic sustainability go hand in hand. From composting and recycling to clean energy and green tableware, we pursue a variety of earth-friendly initiatives as part of our sustainability program.

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LEAF Certified

We are the largest LEAF-certified restaurant in Canada. LEAF, which stands for Leaders in Environmentally Accountable Foodservice, is an independent body that measures restaurant sustainability.

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Bullfrog Power

All of our beer operating systems – coolers, taps, keg room – are Bullfrog-powered. Bullfrog's generators put 100% green electricity into the grid to match the energy used by our beer systems, thereby reducing our CO2 emissions by 109 tons per year.

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Ocean Wise™

Vancouver Aquarium’s Ocean Wise™ program educates and empowers people to make sustainable seafood choices. We support the health of our oceans by serving certified sustainable seafood and donating $1 of every Q Water sold to the program.

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Vivreau & Q Water

This system, which supplies still and sparkling water in reusable glass bottles, eliminates regular deliveries, disposal and packaging while conserving energy. $1 from each bottle sold goes to Ocean Wise.

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Dress Code

Our team uniform includes Levi’s waterless technology jeans, chosen specifically because the manufacturing process saves tens of thousands of gallons of water every year.

Think Global, Support Local

We use local or regional products whenever possible to minimize our environmental impact and help support businesses in our community.

Waste Management

Every year, our composting and recycling program diverts thousands of kilograms of garbage from the landfill. We also use biodegradable to-go containers, napkins and other paper products.

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