It has been 25 years since Enterprise Rent-A-Car opened its first international office in Windsor, Ontario and to mark the milestone occasion, the Enterprise Rent-A-Car Foundation is giving a gift to help more Canadians connect with their communities, environment and each other.
The Foundation is donating $250,000 to establish the Enterprise Mobility Fund, which will support trail accessibility projects along The Great Trail throughout Canada.
Valerie Pringle, co-chair of the TCT Foundation Board, said: “We are very grateful to the Enterprise Rent-A-Car Foundation for their generous gift of $250,000. This exceptional contribution will go towards giving Canadians and visitors of different abilities increased access to our country’s magnificent landscapes and heritage.”
Enterprise Holdings’ senior vice-president of Canadian operations, Steven Tudela observed that: “Just like Enterprise, The Great Trail is a unique network that connects and strengthens communities. That means we’re not only operating a key part of Canada’s transportation infrastructure, but also helping to make the country’s roadways, greenways and waterways even more accessible.”
Today, Enterprise Holdings is Canada’s largest car rental provider, currently operating a network of eight independent regional subsidiaries that manage more than 750 fully staffed airport and neighbourhood locations across the country.
Every year, Enterprise, National and Alamo customers log more than 2.6 billion kilometers.
Last year, Enterprise Holdings contributed approximately $3 billion to the Canadian economy and purchased 4.3 per cent of all new vehicles sold in Canada at the cost of $2.3 billion.
This year, Enterprise Rent-A-Car locations across Canada plan to hire about 500 college and university graduates into its renowned Enterprise Management Training program, which teaches employees how to run a business, empower teams and provide excellent face-to-face customer service.
Tudela points out that: “Community engagement and public affairs are key components in our founding values. That’s why Enterprise employees are empowered to support local charities of their choosing.”
The company’s foundation and local Canadian employees collectively contributed more than $3.4 million in donations to Canadian charities in FY2017.
Other Canadian initiatives supported by the Foundation include the international Enterprise 50 Million Tree Pledge, which has supported the planting for more than 900,000 trees across Canada.
The “Fill Your Tank” project, a $60 million commitment to fight food insecurity around the globe, has committed $9 million to Food Banks Canada over the next six years.
Most recently, Enterprise announced the “Routes & Roots: Enterprise Healthy Rivers Project,” which involves a $30 million donation to The Nature Conservancy, a portion of which will support TNC Canadas efforts bolstering Indigenous land and water management leadership in Canada.
Said Tudela: “Enterprise employees live and work in every corner of Canada. We can’t wait for what our future in Canada will bring.”
In the photos
Valerie Pringle and Steven Tudela cut the Enterprise 25 year birthday cake
Valerie Pringle and Steven Tudela on the TCT with a mock-up of the sign that will be placed at the TCT pavilion in Sir Casimir Gzowski Park, on Toronto’s waterfront.
Photo credit – Jag Gundu.