Corporate Social Responsibility

Welcome to The International Centre, where we are committed to being a sustainable environment, providing a quality service in a manner which minimizes our impact on the environment. The International Centre recognizes that our business may have social and environmental effects and we are committed to mitigating these implications by adopting best practices through continuous improvement.

Here, you’ll find our daily commitment to a sustainable environment, employee engagement, and community service.

Planning your own environmentally sustainable event? We have a lot of ideas to share. Contact us for more information.

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To view our Corporate Sustainability Policy click here.

Supporting the Community

Set Sail For Hope

The International Centre has partnered with the MPI Foundation to support local community groups and charitable organizations. Each year our staff participate in fundraising endeavors to assist in meeting the needs of these groups.

Some of the organizations we are supporting include: MPI ECOS (Events for Communities of Sustainability Program), SickKids Foundation, The Stop, Breakfast for Kids and Industry Scholarships.

And who says giving back can’t be fun? Every year The International Centre participates in Set Sail for Hope. An event raising money for Camp Trillium, which supports children with cancer and their families. Plus, four months of each year, our team provides balanced breakfasts to local students through the Breakfast for Kids program — because learning can only happen on a full stomach.

We cultivate talent from the ground up with our commitment to industry academia; investing through scholarships, internships, co-ops, curriculum development and monetary donations.

The International Centre believes that giving back leads to growing stronger.

Engaging Employees

Employee Retention and Recognition Program

The International Centre’s STAR (Special Thanks And Recognition)  Program rewards outstanding performance to employees, ensuring our employees who “do whatever it takes” to make your events truly exceptional are celebrated for their extra efforts.

We have a CSR Taskforce of over 20 staff volunteers who meet monthly to design and implement the important initiatives mentioned here, our community outreach, employee engagement and environmental stewardship.


Greening Our Environment

The International Centre, helping the environment

The International Centre team continuously seeks to reduce and save energy. From lighting retrofits to equipment upgrades, we’re always looking for better, innovative solutions. Plus, we are home to Canada’s largest Bullfrogpowered kitchen — with 100% green electricity and natural gas.

Waste diversion is an important aspect of this. We use china to reduce waste at our Craft Eatery — which also elevates the dining experience. We procure supplies that are 100% compostable and our cooking oil is recycled into fuel to heat barns.

The International Centre has a rooftop herb garden where we grow fresh herbs and a selection of vegetables. Our kitchen aims at sourcing as many local in-season ingredients as possible. Whether it’s a menu for 10 guests, or upwards of 2000, local always tastes better. These many small improvements add up to a big difference.

Promoting Responsible Events

Promoting Responsible Events

The International Centre is proud to host many sustainable and socially conscious events:  Event Builders, High Performance Solutions, Innovolve Group, Region of Peel, Smart Commute Mississauga, Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters, the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority and the Canadian Water Summit.

Anything from award galas and corporate meetings to trade and consumer shows. We’re happy to have you here celebrating sustainability with us, and if you’re planning your own sustainable event, we have a lot of ideas to share!

Need any additional assistance? Contact our Sustainability Officer Sonya for more information.spoorter@internationalcentre.com or call 905-678-5621.

Planning your own environmentally sustainable event? We have a lot of ideas to share in our Sustainable Event Guide.

Click Here to Download the Sustainable Event Guide


Awards For Social Consciousness

  • 2011 - ‘Leadership in Sustainability for the Hospitality Sector’ from Partners in Project Green. This recognition from our partners celebrates The International Centre’s commitment to the following: cutting edge environmental technologies; integrating sustainability into operational practices; influencing employees and peers to act on behalf of the environment.
  • 2011 - ‘Award of Excellence’ from VQA Ontario, the province’s wine authority, for a wine list that’s comprised exclusively of Ontario brands.
  • 2011 - ‘Champion of Education and Training Award’ from the Canadian Association of Foodservice Professionals, for the continuous support of employee education.

Our Partners in Sustainability