WINNIPEG, MANITOBA, CANADA — In 2016, Richardson International Ltd. donated C$1.45 million ($1.105 million) to support 72 community projects across Canada. The investment is put toward a variety of projects from new splash parks and playgrounds to upgraded emergency rescue equipment and town halls.

“At Richardson, investing in our communities is an important part of our business – not only as a company, but as a good neighbor,” said Curt Vossen, president and chief executive officer (CEO) of Richardson International. “We’re proud to help make a difference by supporting projects in the places that our customers and employees call home and that the whole community can enjoy.”

Through the Richardson Foundation, the giving arm of James Richardson & Sons, Ltd. and affiliated companies, Richardson donates well over $1 million each year to support a wide variety of community projects and organizations that enhance the quality of life in the communities in which Richardson operates.

“Raising money for much-needed community projects in many rural areas can be a challenge,” Vossen said. “It is our privilege to partner with local groups that are working hard to enhance their community by donating those extra funds needed to help make their project a reality.”

Richardson International said it is proud to be truly invested in Canadian agriculture. Based in Winnipeg, Richardson is a worldwide handler and merchandiser of all major Canadian-grown grains and oilseeds and a vertically-integrated processor and manufacturer of oats and canola-based products. Richardson has more than 2,500 employees across Canada and the U.S.