EY Ripples

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EY Ripples is our skills-based volunteer platform that connects EY people and their skills, experience and passions to great not-for-profits and similar organizations – so that these organizations can broaden and deepen their impact. Globally, we’re looking to positively impact one billion lives through the Ripples program by 2030.

Last year in Canada, 1,000+ EY people supported 100+ organizations working on the front lines in our communities, with a focus on environmental sustainability, education and the next generation, socioeconomic inequality, anti-racism and social entrepreneurship.

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    • Supporting the next generation - Helping young people and underserved groups develop the mindsets and transferable skills they need to find and sustain meaningful work in a transformative age.
    • Working with impact entrepreneurs - Helping impact entrepreneurs scale innovative business models for tackling the causes and symptoms of social inequality defined by the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
    • Accelerating environmental sustainability - Helping scale adoption of behaviours, technologies and business models that accelerate progress towards a net positive, circular economy.

Up With Women technology roadmap

Using key growth factors to create a technology roadmap, we helped Up With Women enable recently homeless and at-risk women build sustainable paths out of poverty. Next: enhancing the coaching program.

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Giving back to our clients

We advised on technology enablement to scale the Stop Now and Plan (SNAP) program and supported system selection and change management. The result: an innovative data system solution — SNAP Implementation Tool (SNAPiT).

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Lucky Iron Fish IP acquisition

We developed a strategy to acquire IP for a handheld iron measurement device, enabling Lucky Iron Fish to help people consume iron more easily. This included a market analysis and financial modeling.

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Find out more about our EY Ripples initiatives:

  • EY Ripples initiatives

    We collaborate with and support many non-profits and social enterprises to amplify our collective impact on communities across Canada.

    Here are some impact stories – stay tuned for more to come!

  • Habitat for Humanity

    EY Ripples Project Sponsor Monica Chadha led a team of EY Canada consultants through an intensive review of Habitat for Humanity’s operations. The EY Ripples team provided recommendations that helped reduce administrative burden, increase collaboration, enhance donor and customer experience and improve fundraising efficiency.

    “Being able to tap into EY Canada’s experience, network and intellectual horsepower through the EY Ripples program is a huge gift for Habitat and people living with low income who need safe and decent housing. EY’s advice will empower us to serve many more families in the future.” – Julia Deans, President and CEO, of Habitat for Humanity Canada.


  • EY Connect Day

    EY Connect Day is an annual event when our people increase our impact on society in one day by volunteering with many local non-profit organizations and social enterprises to:​

    • Accelerate environmental sustainability
    • Work with impact entrepreneurs
    • Support the next generation

"Ripples isn’t about one individual EY person giving back to society, but rather that any one EY person can bring the full power of the organization and EY networks to create positive impact in their communities." 

Damian Eleftheriou
EY Canada Partner and EY Ripples Executive Sponsor

Some organizations we support through the EY Ripples program:

Canadian Women's Foundation
Child Development Institute
Earth Day Canada
Habitat for Humanity
International Black Economic Forum
Junior Achievement
Lucky Iron Fish
NEXT Canada
Pathways to Education
Teach for Canada
United Way Canada
Up With Women

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