Our corporate sponsors are key supporters of PBI. In addition to financial or in-kind backing, they help us with governance, operations, and awareness.
Our corporate sponsors apply principals of environmental welfare to the production of their own products, processes, and services—and, by association, polar bears.
They are leaders and key influencers of corporate responsibility in their respective markets, and allow us to continue on our path to conservation.
Our corporate sponsors:
If you are interested in becoming a major sponsor (over $10,000 in value), please email email@example.com.
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Canada Goose makes the warmest parkas on the planet. Every year, the company donates special PBI Expedition Parkas to our Research Advisory Council scientists and other team members. The clothing helps keep them warm even in the fierce cold of the High Arctic. Canada Goose also donates Chilliwack Parkas for use by our Leadership Camp students and instructors, as well as our volunteers and support staff. The purchase of either parka includes a $25 donation to PBI and a PBI membership.
Frontiers North Adventures has been a Platinum sponsor since 2000. Each year they generously support our climate alliance training by donating nights in their remote Tundra Buggy Lodge to our participants and educators. Frontiers North also supports PBI’s other Churchill-based initiatives, including our Field Ambassadors who join Frontiers North guests onboard the Tundra Buggy to provide lectures while exploring the tundra. Frontiers North developed and built Tundra Buggy® One, which is what we use throughout the polar bear season. Buggy One is outfitted with tools and equipment that enable us to broadcast our PBI Tundra Connections Webcasts and video conferences world-wide, allowing us to share our polar bear research with educators and students all over the world. Frontiers North Adventures is a leader in responsible tourism, specializing in authentic tours that share the wildlife, history and culture of Canada’s North. Frontiers North President and CEO John Gunter is a member of our Stewardship Advisory Council; his special focus is on eco-tourism and human impact on polar bears.
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Award-winning photographer and PBI friend, Daniel J. Cox of Natural Exposures Photography, generously donates photographs for use in our communications materials, particularly our website. He also created a series of photographs of PBI Research Advisory Council members conducting field research on polar bears and donated them for use in PBI Arctic Ambassador Centers. Cox is also a PBI Media Advisory Council member.
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Based in Thompson, Manitoba, Calm Air connects Churchill and other northern communities with Winnipeg. The company helps support our educational programs in Churchill, including PBI Leadership Camp and PBI Tundra Connections® broadcasts, by offering discounted flights to participants, staff, volunteers, scientists, and educators.
CIBC is one of the largest asset managers in Canada with more than 40 years of active management experience. They are committed to serving institutional investors worldwide and we develop unique multi-asset class investment solutions based on best-in-class research and a strong tradition of disciplined investment processes.
For almost 25 years, Quark Expeditions has been a proud ambassador of the polar regions, and a long-time, progressive supporter of various sustainability initiatives in the Arctic and Antarctic. Thanks to their passengers, Quark’s onboard auctions have raised over $1 million for charities dedicated to environmental and conservation efforts, including Polar Bears International. By bringing passengers to the fragile and pristine polar regions, and through the ongoing education efforts of our Expedition Leaders and staff, many Quark passengers become life-long ambassadors and advocates of Polar Bears International, and the polar regions.
The Sporting Life is invigorating, fun, and satisfying; it’s ski, après ski and everything in between. It’s a place where their customers can find the best, quality, brand name fashion and sports equipment that supports the active and energetic lifestyle that their customers live and love.
Sporting Life opened in 1979 with the belief that they could offer quality products and well-known brands that enhance their customer’s active lifestyles. Sporting Life has experienced consistent growth over the years, which can be attributed to innovation and excellent customer service, becoming a respected retailer who is known for top-of-the-line sports equipment and fashion.
In the mid-1980s, Conros introduced North Americans to the glue stick after acquiring Ross Adhesives. Later innovations such as the Purple Disappearing glue stick and new products like glitter, paints, and arts and crafts supplies added depth to the company’s portfolio. In 2000, Ross Adhesives was divested to Elmer’s Products, Inc.
Also in 2000, Conros aligned its capabilities with LePage’s Inc., a 130-year-old manufacturer and distributor of stationery tapes and mailing supplies. Under Conros, LePage’s was renamed LePage’s 2000. Additionally, LePage’s has partnered with Pitney Bowes, the technology provider for the Mail & Go postal kiosk.
In 2005, Conros acquired Gould Inc., a mailing supplies company. This acquisition added depth to their total capabilities, increasing their distribution network and introducing a mailing and shipping category to the Seal-It line. The Seal-It lineup now consists of packaging and hardware tapes, mailers, mailing boxes, the Bandit tapegun, Palmguard dispenser, mailing tapes, stationery tapes in Press ‘N Cut dispensers, and more.
Established in 1990, Kelleher Ford Sales Brandon is built on both customer satisfaction and minimized environmental impact, incorporating the first-ever dealership Heat Recovery Ventilator system and GeoThermal heating. The ventilation system employs a counter-flow heat exchange between in-and-outbound airflow, providing the building with fresh air and improving climate control, all while promoting efficient energy use. The GeoThermal water-containing pipes heat both the floors and water for consumption. Their environmental awareness extends to staff members choosing environmental responsibility as a workplace value and reducing, reusing, and recycling throughout the building.
Polar Ice Vodka is one of the leading Canadian Vodkas in Canada. It is owned by Corby Spirit and Wine and produced at the Hiram Walker facility in Windsor, Ontario, the largest distillery in North America. Polar Ice has featured the iconic Polar Bear on its bottle since the brands inception, and for the first time in 2017 removed the bear for a limited time in an effort to drive awareness of Polar Bear conservation in partnership with Polar Bears International.
As a member of the Association of Russian Polar Explorers, Poseidon Expeditions pledges to make its own contribution to the development and furthering of arctic science research. The company actively encourages and supports participation in its voyages, by naturalists and scientists engaged in arctic research, and endeavors to promote this by offering them a platform from which to perform their research and a forum with which to voice their unique understanding of this delicate and ever-changing land mass. Preservation of the arctic habitat and the polar ice cap are environmental imperatives and the responsibility of all. They accept this tenet and through their work help their passengers understand the importance of preserving our one unique Earth.
Every fall, the Four Points by Sheraton—located just steps away from the Winnipeg Airport—donates hotel accommodations to PBI Climate Alliance trainees attendees and educators who overnight there before traveling to Churchill. They also donate accommodations to our support staff and scientists. Without their help, many of our fall programs in Churchill would not be possible.
To make a difference for polar bears, 4Ocean has partnered with Polar Bears International and Carbonfund.org to help reduce climate change and create a more sustainable future for polar bears and the planet. Their Polar Bear Bracelet represents the monthly cause they are supporting in February, and 4Ocean will continue to donate 5% of each campaign bracelet sold in 2018. Each bracelet sold offsets 220.5 pounds of CO2 in the atmosphere. Proudly wear the bracelet to spread the word!
Exchange Petroleum is a locally owned and operated division of the Exchange Income Corporation (EIC), a diversified, acquisition-oriented corporation. Exchange Petroleum was created in 2010 to provide refueling services to EIC’s growing fleet of airline companies. Since then they have grown into an industry leader in wholesale petroleum and aviation fuel supply.
Feather Industries Canada is proud to support PBI and its cause to conserve polar bears and their habitat. This includes not only a monetary contribution, but also a commitment to a strong moral and ethical corporate policy. All of the down and feathers that they process are a by-product of the poultry industry, and their animals are treated in a fair and humane way. They also work hard to minimize their impact on the environment through all aspects of production and processing, including recycling up to 90% of the water utilized during the processing of down and feathers.
Graphic Services of Lavonia, Georgia, generously donates both time and materials on print projects for PBI.
Handcraft is a digital studio in Winnipeg offering video production and interactive development. They create content to make a meaningful difference, and enjoy helping their partners share their work with the world.handcraftcreative.com
iGan Partners invests in emerging tech companies. With a focus on Digital Health and B2B SaaS, they invest in dynamic management teams, empowering them to build impactful businesses. They have built large successful companies and understand the challenges facing growing businesses, having faced them themselves. They provide early stage companies with smart capital, a unique active management approach, and exclusive access to a network of industry partners and sector specific co-investors to help them succeed.
Polar Bear Products is a weatherproofing brand that aims to be a leading provider of insulation products for the comfort and safety of your home. Its parent company, Jacobs & Thompson, has been an expert in the foam fabrication industry since 1955. As a proud bronze sponsor of Polar Bears International, PBP stands behind the environmental mission, vision and values of PBI by providing products that reduce your carbon footprint and help fight global warming.
Simons is a concept of original, creatively designed stores that offer an avant-garde selection of products at the cutting-edge of the trends, where architecture, the arts, people, and customer service combine to provide an unparalleled shopping experience. Under one roof you'll find original and exclusive in-house brands as well as prestigious international and national collections that meet the needs and desires of their customers who are in tune with the latest trends. Their positive contributions to the communities in which they do business are also reflected through our support of the arts and culture.
Torkin Manes LLP is a full service, mid-sized law firm based in downtown Toronto. Their clientele ranges from public and private corporations, to financial institutions, to professional practices, to individuals. They have built their firm from the ground up—by understanding their clients’ business needs, being results-oriented, practical, smart, cost-effective, and responsive.
z.one concept™ was founded in 1999 by Ivano Panzeri, founder and president of the company. The company quickly became an important player in the professional hair fashion sector, ranking high within the Italian and international markets. The company’s personality is clear cut and renowned: its ultimate goal is the search for the highest quality, combined with creativity and a flair for the latest fashion trends. z.one concept™ combines high quality products with all the necessary supporting materials to give salons the tools they need to provide excellent services and retail products, so that they may create tailor-made consultations for every client.
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