While Merkley Supply Ltd. has played a major role in building the physical structures of this community, we know it is also important that we take part in building our social and health structures. Our employees and clients all live here and we feel it is paramount that our company shoulders some of the responsibility for raising money and awareness for many of Ottawa’s most important causes — from the Ottawa Hospital’s Capital Campaign to architectural education at Carleton University’s Azrieli School of Architecture and Urbanism.
During the ten years of the Ottawa Hospital Foundation’s Ride for Research (The Ride), the Merkley Brick Peddlers cycle team rode and raised nearly $1.5 million for cancer research in Ottawa. Merkley employees know the value of a world class health care system that can be relied on in times of family crisis. We have supported initiatives of the Ottawa Hospital, University of Ottawa Heart Institute, and the Royal Ottawa Hospital Foundation as well as programs that help individuals and families in financial stress such as Christie Lake Kids, Habitat for Humanity and the Ottawa Food Bank.
We continue to lead by example by putting our hearts and our money behind these and other worthy causes.