Archives | 2020

December 03, 2020

Friesens Supports The Canadian Children’s Book Centre

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Friesens has been a proud supporter and sponsor of the Canadian Children’s Grade One Book Giveaway since the beginning –  23 years ago. We work alongside the Canadian Children’s Book Centre in printing and producing around 600,000 books each year that are given as a free gift to every Grade One student across Canada. Our […]

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November 16, 2020

Friesens Sponsors Kiddie Sunshine Centre

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  We are proud to announce that Friesens Corporation will be the Title Sponsor of an expansion plan at Kiddie Sunshine Centre (KSC) that will add at least 28 new childcare spaces in Altona. This is an important initiative as childcare in our region is under-served, with space available for only 4% of children 0-12 […]

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August 13, 2020

Friesens Employee Directed Giving Gives To Siloam Mission

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On behalf of the Employee-Owners of Friesens Corporation, we are pleased to inform you that we recently donated $1,900 to the Siloam Mission. Attached is a picture of the cheque presentation – pictured is CEO Jim Bell, accepting the cheque from employee-owner Cameron Fay. Judy Leiman, Legacy Giving and Donor Relations Coordinator for Siloam Mission […]

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July 09, 2020

Friesens Employee Directed Giving to Rhineland Food Bank

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On behalf of the Employee-Owners of Friesens Corporation, we are pleased to announce that we recently donated $3,700 to the Rhineland Food Bank. Attached is a picture of the cheque presentation – pictured is Ang Stoesz accepting the cheque from employee-owner, Frances Brady. (Please note that the attached photo was taken before physical distancing was […]

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April 03, 2020

COVID-19 UPDATE

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These are some steps we’re taking in the midst of the COVID-19 Pandemic.   Our Commitment to our Employee-Owners Throughout every action and decision we make, the health and well-being of our employee-owners are paramount. We are adjusting our protocols to match WHO and Canadian Health Agency standards and regularly communicating with our teams. This […]

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February 25, 2020

Literacy is the Gateway to Success

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The ability to read is the foundation from which we grow as human beings. We are proud to play a part in encouraging literacy for young people. Whether through the thousands of titles we produce each year or through our sponsorship of various reading programs, our employee-owners walk the talk regarding literacy. Friesens is proud […]

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September 19, 2019

Having trouble getting hired?

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Friesens Corporation is excited to partner with Opportunities for Employment (OFE) and Regional Connections offering residents in Altona and the RM of Rhineland a new training program that will provide participants the opportunity to develop the necessary skills to work in a book manufacturing facility. The program will start on October 9th and run until […]

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June 15, 2019

Friesens Employee-Directed Giving Program Supports Special Olympics – Altona Panthers

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Employees at Friesens Corporation in Altona are known for giving back to the community, and the Altona Panthers is the latest group to receive support. The company recently launched an Employee-Directed Giving Program where each employee-owner votes for organizations they feel would benefit the most from charitable giving. The Special Olympics – Altona Panthers was […]

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March 19, 2018

Friesens Keeps the Pages Turning

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A decade ago, the outlook was bleak for renowned Altona book printer, Friesens Corporation. The first e-reader was marketed by Amazon in 2007, the global economy tanked in 2008 and China emerged as a cheap competitor in book printing, sending business offshore. “We had this digital threat, foreign threat and economic threat, all three of […]

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July 05, 2017

Manufacturing Matters this Canada 150

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Manufacturing matters this Canada 150 and CME’s recent online Canada Day promotion aimed to raise the profile of Manufacturing and use member stories to paint a picture of our province from infancy to early adulthood, with a bright future on the horizon. Nearly 64,000 Manitobans work in the sector, which contributes more than 10 per […]

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