Welcome New EPP Members
Join us in congratulating the newest Employer Pass Program members!
Welcome aboard Move Canada, Union Gospel Mission, and IBI Group. These organizations have signed up to the EPP program allowing their employees to get discounted transit passes. To find out how your company can join the Employer Pass Program, click here.
Move Canada, REALTOR.com, and the Top Producer product family is North America's leader in Real Estate marketing, CRM and lead generation systems for Real Estate Professionals offering a full range of integrated contact management, lead incubation, and web marketing solutions.
“The Translink Employer Pass Program was implemented with ease. By introducing the program we were able to achieve two objectives -support "going green" by encouraging use of public transit and save our employees money! The program has been universally well received and has spurred discussion and renewed interest in what else we can do "Green".” - Michael Weeks, HR Director
Demonstrating the love of Christ, Union Gospel Mission – an urban relief organization based out of Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside – is determined to transform communities by overcoming poverty, homelessness and addiction - one life at a time.
Union Gospel Mission decided to join the Employer Pass Program in an effort to reduce our carbon footprint and show the community that we not only care about the people we serve, but the environment where we serve them! With limited parking available at our downtown locations, this program provides employees with a convenient alternative to driving, and additionally, it is a great cost-effective mode of transportation.
IBI Group is a multi-disciplinary consulting firm offering services in four areas of practice: Urban Land, Facilities, Transportation, and Intelligent Systems. We provide consulting in Land Use Planning, Architecture and Master Planning, Transportation Planning and Engineering, and Transportation Software System development.
“IBI Group is committed to incorporating sustainable principles in our design, planning, and day-to-day operations, and our real passion is in developing the smart growth of cities. We are pleased to offer our employees this discount while doing our part to contribute positively to the environment and our community. The EPP Program is a success, with over 1/3 of our staff participating. ” - Ron Eagleston, Director
BGC is an international consulting firm providing services in applied earth sciences with specific emphasis on geotechnical engineering, hydrogeology, hydrology, geomorphology and engineering geology. We specialize in providing consulting services to the resource, development, and transportation sectors where we apply our high level of technical skill and experience to every problem we solve for our clients.
"Our business is the environment and we work hard to do our part. Many of our employees already take public transit, so the EPP is the perfect way to say thank you. Since joining the EPP program a few months ago, we have had a great response from our employees and highly recommend it to all organizations that are looking for a way to help the environment and reduce travel costs for their employees," Kari Hughes, Manager of Human Resources.
MDA provides advanced information solutions that are essential for decision making. "Contributing to a more sustainable society is important to MDA, so the Company has joined the Employee Pass Program to allow our employees to get to and from work rested and relaxed - knowing they can count on public transit for timely arrival, and happy they can do their share to minimize pollution to the urban environment," says Rim N. Slim, Director, Richmond Services and Human Resources.
St. James Community Service Society is a broad-based social service agency providing care and support today for the most marginalized and vulnerable, while also working to transform communities for the future. For 50 years we have been making a difference in the lives of people in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside, throughout the city, and across Metro Vancouver.
“We decided to offer the Employee Pass Program to our employees for the convenience and savings it can give them. In addition to those great benefits, St. James is developing a sustainability plan for our organization including transit options. We already have bike racks and storage space at most of our facilities and we are currently experimenting with recycling, food composting and paper reduction initiatives,” says Paulette Goddard, St. James director of human resources.
CounterPath Corporation is a leading provider of innovative desktop and mobile VoIP software products and solutions. The Company's product suite includes SIP-based softphones, server applications and Fixed Mobile Convergence (FMC) solutions that neable service providers, enterprises and Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) to cost-effectively integrate voice, video, presence and Instant Messaging (IM) applications into their VoIP offerings and extend functionality across both fixed and mobile networks.
According to CounterPath, one of the best reasons to take public transit is reducing the impact on the environment. While transit clearly benefits those who use it, even larger benefits accrue to all citizens in the form of economic development, reduced congestion, more livable communities and cleaner air. By offering discounted transit passes, the Employee Pass Program provides the extra incentive to their employees to go green and make a difference.
As the province’s largest professional accounting association, CGA-BC
represents nearly 15,000 CGAs and students. Members work in industry, commerce, government and in public practice. The Association promotes the excellence of its members and advances the accounting profession through education, certification and the protection of the public interest.
The Association is committed to reducing its carbon footprint and believes that by participating in the Employer Pass Program we can cut the number of vehicles on the road which helps the environment and reduces congestion,” Edward Downing, Director of Marketing and Communications.
Established in 1892, Terminal City Club is one of Canada’s most distinguished private clubs worldwide. Constantly evolving, the Club is committed to excellence and progress. Terminal City Club strives to create an environment that offers a contemporary and state-of-the-art atmosphere in which to work, entertain, maintain fitness, to network and socialize. We lead by example and therefore embrace opportunities that allow us to step forward and make positive changes that assist our members, our team and our environment.
"We have always tried to participate in reducing our environmental footprint. Whether it is in our recycling programme where we actually recycle one ton of waste per year. Our hotel component recycles all used amenities and plastics. Our ‘Green Committee’ encourages the entire team to think green and this is why we recommended participating in this wonderful program to be TravelSmart and join the EPP.”
Habañero Consulting group is a privately held Western Canadian IT consulting company that creates websites and intranets, customizes Microsoft Dynamics technology and solutions, and providing strategic IT planning.
"Sustainability is an important value to Habañero and to our employees, the majority of whom already walk, cycle or take transit to work. Taking advantage of the Employer Pass Program was an easy way to provide an extra incentive for employees to continue to make smart travel choices."
- Steven Fitzgerald, Habañero President
Read more about Habañero's commitment to sustainability.
Canadian Direct Insurance Incorporated is a Canadian federally chartered property and casualty insurance company currently doing business in British Columbia and Alberta, Canada.
"We believe in operating our business in an environmentally friendly way," says Brian Young, President & CEO of Canadian Direct Insurance. "Our management and employees are committed to minimize CDI's environmental footprint and it's important that we take action to reduce emissions wherever we can. Encouraging our staff to participate in the EPP program is just one of the ways we are committed to reducing our greenhouse emissions".
Busby Perkins+Will is an integrated architecture, interiors, and planning firm recognized for its leadership and commitment to sustainability and the advancement of green building design.
"We've been participating in EPP for many years now under the umbrella of AIBC. Busby Perkins+Will takes part as we practice sustainability and healthy living throughout each project we undertake. Therefore, we encourage employees to make sustainable choices in their personal lives, including their transportation to and from the office."
These companies join hundreds of proud companies who offer EPP to their employees. Ready to help your staff save on transit? Click here.