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What Defines Us

Social responsibility

The common denominator is our passion for sharing our knowledge and willingness to give time, allowing us to shape and change our industry and the people who are a part of it.

Should we have the time or take the time to give?

To ask the question is to answer it! Even if time is a scarce commodity, it’s all a question of priorities.

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Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Canada since 2008

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In 2002, an event plunges Magil CEO, John Marcovecchio, into a caregiving role and changes his vision of work/volunteer balance. At age 11, Alyssa, his friend’s daughter, is diagnosed with rare leukemia.

She will recover and make him discover the pleasure of giving back. Over $ 75K raised by Magil in 2019 alone.

Magil team members join in as part of the Alyssa’s Crew group, which collectively raised more than $1 million in 10 years.

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Fayolle-Magil Research Chair

National

Created after a significant financial contribution made by the Fayolle Canada Group in 2017, the Fayolle-Magil Construction Chair in Architecture, Built Environment and Sustainability, Faculty of Planning, University of Montréal's interest resides in the quality of the design and the use of innovative technologies in order to achieve a built, efficient and eco-responsible environment.

The chair brilliantly represents the importance Magil places on excellence, innovation, surpassing oneself and transferring knowledge. The chair is also involved locally and nationally in the scientific, professional, government, industry, and community sectors.

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Various organizations

Coast to Coast

For us as well as for our industry, our role is to build, gather, unite a set of components and stakeholders around a common goal. This is not only the key to success in business, but also to give a sense of purpose to what we do.

If we want to leave more than a series of achievements but make a lasting contribution, then taking the time to give back is not an incidental activity, but a duty.

Many of our team members are proud to participate in various mentoring initiatives such as Fanshawe College of Applied Arts and Technology, Concordia and Polytechnique Universities, CREW M, Women in Construction and the Urban Development Institute to name a few.

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Habitat for Humanity

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Josée Plourde, Vice President of Strategy and Outreach joins the Board of Directors of Habitat for Humanity Québec, a cause also supported by our colleagues in Ontario for many years.

The mission of the organization is to mobilize volunteers and communities to build affordable homes and promote the purchase of housing as a way to end the cycle of poverty. Housing plays an important role in the quality of life, health and prosperity of the entire community.

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Muscular Dystrophy

Québec

Member of the Fundraising Committee since 2012, it is with generosity and respect that John shares his contribution and extensive network of contacts to support this cause.

The mission is to improve the lives of people with neuromuscular disorders by adequately funding the search for a cure, providing services and providing ongoing support. Approximately $ 250k collectively collected at an annual event.

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Alliance of General Contractors of Canada

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In 2018, John Marcovecchio is a founding member of a group of associations and general contractors working to improve the conditions surrounding the awarding of contracts and the payment deadlines in the industry in the country.

The Alliance relies on the analysis and taking into account of the challenges present in the industry in order to put in place solutions favouring the growth, the distribution of risks and the productivity of the construction sector.

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Magil women leading the industry

We are one of the few construction companies to actually achieve equity with many women in leadership positions across the country and globally.

We consider this one of our great advantages. We take this a step further by promoting their careers and job satisfaction to young women through education and mentoring. Here are a few examples.

Magil is proud to be a leader in gender parity in a traditional industry.

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WIC - LDCA

Our Marketing and Communications Manager for Magil Ontario, served as the President of the London and District Construction Associations Women in Construction for the last 3 years. She stepped down in 2019 but remains an active member.

BC Benevolent Fund Society

Our vice president of operations for Magil British Columbia serves on the Board of Directors for the Engineers and Geoscientists of BC Benevolent Fund Society. She also volunteers with Science World’s non-profit scientists and Innovators in the Schools program, where she presents on her passion for construction to elementary school children.

FCCQ HR Committee

Our national HR Director for Magil serves on the FCCQ Human Resources Committee. The committee is both vigilant and proactive on issues relating to employment and labour rights in order to develop the competitive capacity of our companies on the domestic and international markets, and in order to foster an environment that will ensure their growth and preserve jobs. 

WIC - LDCA

One of our project coordinator's for Magil Ontario is an active member of the London and District Construction Associations Women in Construction executive committee and recently spoke to grade 9–11 girls about careers in construction at the Build a Dream event.

Order of Engineers of Québec

One of our project manager's for Magil Québec was appointed as one of the ambassadors from the engineering profession for the 30 of 30 Engineers Canada Initiative announced by the Order of Engineers of Québec.

FCCQ Health and Safety Committee

Our Magil (Québec) health and safety advisor serves on the FCCQ Health and Safety Committee. The work of the committee relates in particular to the occupational health and safety regime, both with regard to its modernization, the resulting situations and concrete cases experienced by employers.

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