Volunteer Programs

Cognera’s Energized Volunteers Committee, created in 2010, is responsible for planning and organizing employee volunteer activities. We take special interest in activities or causes with which our employees are involved. Cognera’s employees have raised money for breast cancer, prostate cancer, Kids’ Cancer Care, Formula 4 Hope, and heart and stroke awareness, as Cognera employees and/or their families have been affected by these issues. Cognera proudly sponsors two guide dogs through Alberta Guide Dog Services—Panther and Griffin. In 2010, Cognera volunteered with the Mustard Seed, and the Calgary Interfaith Food Bank.


Cognera also participates in the annual Calgary Corporate Challenge. It consists of charitable events throughout the year as well as social sporting events that take place in September. The charitable events that Cognera participates in raise money for several local non-profit organizations such as KidSport Calgary (Adopt-an-athlete) and Canadian Blood Services (Blood Donor Challenge). In future years we hope to rally the troops for the Heart and Stroke Foundation’s Big Bike Challenge.


In 2012… Cognera has made the Community Kitchen Program of Calgary our charity of choice once again. Community Kitchen has several programs that are focused on “working with communities to help people learn to feed themselves in an economical, nutritious & sustainable manner…..” For more information, check out their website at:  www.communitykitchenprogram.com.

Upcoming Events:

* February is Heart Month and Cognera will be raising money through the following volunteer events:

Feb 13th – 17th  - Jeans week (employees pay a nominal fee to wear jeans to work – with proceeds going to the Heart & Stroke Foundation)

Feb 22nd – Cognera is participating in a Bake Sale to raise funds for the Heart & Stroke Foundation

Feb 28th – Hitmen Hot Lunch volunteering event with our Charity of Choice, the Community Kitchen Program


What people are saying……

“The Cognera group that came in to volunteer with us was one of the most engaging and energetic groups I have ever worked with. I am so excited to have them in again. They worked quickly and efficiently and I barely had to give them direction. I had so much fun working with them. Truly brilliant! Please come back again!”

- Chantal Deschelles (Volunteer Coordinator, Community Kitchen Program of Calgary)

“It’s an absolute pleasure to be part of an organization that truly cares about giving back to local charities that need it.”

- Cam Mahbubian (Manager, Software Development – Core Business)