Corporate climbers return to conquer WWF’s CN Tower Climb for Nature!

After a three-year hiatus, corporate climbers are strapping their climbing shoes back on to conquer WWF’s CN Tower Climb for Nature on April 15 and 16! We caught up with some of the leaders who are helping rally our largest teams ever to hear their thoughts on the climb.

Are you ready to join the ranks of some seriously motivated individuals? There’s still time to sign-up your workplace team.

Nissan Canada team members pose with WWF's panda mascot
Steve Milette and Nissan Canada team members getting excited for the CN Towwr Climb with panda.

Steve Milette, president of Nissan Canada, is climbing for the second time and has his eyes on the prize — beating his previous record of 19:37! (Nissan Canada also happens to be the Premier sponsor of WWF’s 2023 CN Tower Climb for Nature. Make sure to drop by the Nissan booth at the climb where they will be showcasing the all-new electric Nissan Ariya.)

“I consider myself an active individual, but the countdown to the climb has certainly motivated me to take my regular workouts up a notch in preparation. I’m happy to be climbing alongside some very passionate employees, their friends and family, and those who will be at the Nissan booth cheering us on. At Nissan Canada, we believe in sustainability. We are a proud supporter of WWF through our Nissan Canada Foundation and I personally love to see the great work WWF is doing. See you on the stairs!”

Aviva Canada team outside at a local restoration project.
Aviva Canada team at a Nature and Climate Grant program project.

The folks from Aviva Canada, one of WWF’s largest corporate partners, are excited to participate in their first CN Tower Climb for Nature! With their sustainability consultant Lana Manoharan leading the charge as team captain, Aviva is gearing up for a day of sweat, smiles and saving the planet!

“We know the importance of the work WWF-Canada does to combat the dual crisis of biodiversity loss and climate breakdown and are happy to support them any way we can. We’re thrilled that the CN Tower Climb is back in person this year; it’s a great opportunity to get our people together for a day of team building and fundraising. We’re looking forward to seeing our fellow corporate teams at the climb. It’s up to all of us to take any steps we can to act on climate change to build a better tomorrow.”

Geraldine Huse, President of P&G Canada, posing with WWF's panda mascot at the P&FG office.
Geraldine Huse, President of P&G Canada, with WWF’s panda mascot at the P&G office.

Keep an eye out for the fearless Geraldine Huse, President of P&G Canada, and her 50-person team as they take on all 1,776 steps for nature and wildlife! And to help them meet and exceed their fundraising goals, P&G is donating $100 per employee.

“The latest science has made it clear that urgent, decisive action must be taken to avoid the most significant impacts of climate change. We’re stepping up by reducing our environmental footprint across our business operations and we are a longstanding supporter and partner of WWF-Canada. I’m looking forward to participating in the WWF-Canada CN Tower Climb for Nature this year with a P&G team of over 50 employees, family and friends.”

The BGIS Climb team
The BGIS climb team is ready to take on the CN Tower.

As repeat top fundraising champs, BGIS have their sights set on defending their title by raising over $20,000 for nature. Led by captain Valerian Gomes, this team is ready to climb for a great cause!

“At BGIS, we encourage our team members to embody our core values of social responsibility and sustainability in their daily lives, and promote events like WWF’s CN Tower Climb for Nature in our communities. BGIS, in cooperation with our suppliers and team members, is hoping to raise $20,000 and have 50 team members participate in the climb this year as it’s our first time back at this event since the pandemic. We hope to see like-minded corporations and individuals at the event, supporting this great cause.”

Monica and Scott from TD pose by a replica of the CN Tower.
Monica Meng and Scott Kirby, the captains of the TD Climbing Titans.

Meet Monica Meng and Scott Kirby, Toronto’s Green Team at TD Insurance and captains of the TD Climbing Titans. With over $15,000 raised and a whopping 95 climbers, they’re currently leading the fundraising charge. Passionate about protecting the environment, Monica and Scott saw WWF’s CN Tower Climb for Nature as the perfect opportunity to come together as a team while helping nature and wildlife!

“When we heard that the CN Tower Climb for Nature would be returning this year, we knew that our TD Insurance colleagues would be excited to get on board. As the leads for the Green Team in our office, we thought this would be the perfect way for us to participate in team building and contribute to a good cause. Protecting the environment is something that we at TD Insurance are very passionate about and this has been a great opportunity for us to build awareness while creating some fun events for our colleagues.

“We are proud to already have reached our fundraising goal with one month to spare before the climb! You can show your support for our climb by donating on our climb page.”

There’s still time to sign-up your workplace team. Climbing the CN Tower together is a great way to build team spirit while supporting conservation.