Each year, we contribute approximately $150,000 in toys and donations to partner organizations serving Quebec children.
Internships and student programs
We support the growth of students in the community throughout their academic development by providing active, hands-on learning experiences.
Every year, our employees volunteer more than 1,200 hours to the community working alongside partner organizations to serve the children of Quebec:
We’ve been working with CHU Sainte-Justine since 2014, using our partnership to donate locally. Each holiday season we partake in their Tree of Light campaign to raise funds for medical equipment and other hospital initiatives. MEGA™ matches the donations raised, and our employees donate their time decorating, gift-giving and more. We also donate hundreds of toys; to children staying in care and to the hospital’s other fundraisers.
The Generations Foundation
We’ve been a partner of the Generations Foundation since 2008. With their aid, under-privileged children from all over Montreal (100-plus!) are bused to the MEGA™ campus. The children get to go to Santa’s workshop and are given gifts from Santa himself, receive a hearty meal, get a spirited train ride through the building, play games and are provided holiday cheer. We also provide toys for the Foundation’s holiday fundraiser.
We partner with local organizations such as Make-A-Wish® Quebec to realize wishes all around the world. One wish in particular, from Christian, was to come to MEGA™ and explore our facility. As one of our biggest fans, Christian experienced a factory tour, partook in a photo shoot, built his own customized playset, and got to experience a day in the life at MEGA™.
Toy Tea Toy Drive
Partnering with this annual initiative for more than 10 years, the Toy Tea Drive has been helping provide children within the Montreal community with toys for more than 25 years. MEGA™ provides hundreds of toys to the cause, and our employees volunteer their time by helping to organize and run the event.
Colonie Ste-Jeanne d’Arc
A low-cost option for families in need, this summer camp was created to help young girls take part in warm weather activities. In 2019, some of our employees donated time to help renovate their dorm and paint a mural as well. We also filled the space with toys.
Each semester, MEGA™ provides dynamic learning experiences in the workplace for a number of university students studying in different fields of discipline. We partner with Montreal’s Concordia University’s Co-op Program to offer 25-30 students with industry mentorship. Over the years we’ve helped develop talent in many young professionals – we’ve even hired several former interns. Fun fact: our current VP of Operations began with us as an intern from this very program!
Fisher-Price® and MEGA™ Collaboration
We created a 231-pound, 41,250 brick hospital replica of the new John R. Oishei Children’s Hospital – complete with an augmented reality experience! The augmented reality was designed by Fisher-Price®, and it shows our toys interacting with features found in the new hospital.
We partner with various schools through sponsorships, memberships and staff-led conferences to recruit Design, HR and Operations students. We also sponsor year-end expos for Design grad students, providing scholarships, too.