New Ontario Hub Project officially launches!


The New Ontario Hub Project was officially launched last week. This project is a significant one for Purolator and will mean remarkable benefits for our employees, our customers and our business.

The launch builds on the foundation of tremendous knowledge and great work accomplished to date. Over the coming weeks, project sponsor Roger Alouche and Sandra Boyle, the project director, will continue to assemble a cross-functional team of subject matter experts and technological resources from across the organization. Everyone is asked to be

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A new way to save your hard-earned dollars


Beginning today, Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018, employees can enrol in our group tax-free savings account (TFSA) through PuroPension, our workplace retirement and savings program. Whether you are booking a vacation or buying your first home, this is a great way to help you save for your short- and long-term financial goals.

Why register for a group TFSA?

The group TFSA provides you with all of the features of an individual TFSA, which include:

  • Not paying taxes on any interest, dividends or other investment gains.
  • No age restrictions for withdrawing funds.
  • If you withdraw some of your savings, you can re-contribute without impacting your annual contribution limit.*

Some added advantages of a group TFSA are:

When enrolling in the group TFSA, you are able to either set up after-tax payroll

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Get to know Chris Spanjaard, Operations


This week we feature Chris Spanjaard, our Senior Vice President and Chief Operations Officer.

My favourite song on my iPod right now is “10,000 Reasons” by Matt Redman. My favourite book is The Letter for the King by Tonke Dragt. My favourite movie is Gladiator. The most adventurous thing I’ve ever done is…still to be done. Taking the train from Beijing to Tibet is something that is definitely

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Over 12 million pounds of food raised through Purolator Tackle Hunger

Announcing the winners of the 2017 Great Purolator Food Fight

We have officially wrapped up the 15th season of Purolator Tackle Hunger® (PTH) and another successful year! From our PTH kickoff event last May with Her Honour the Honourable Elizabeth Dowdeswell to the always popular PTH Online Holiday Auction in December, our employees showed their dedication to supporting those in need in 2017.

“Together we raised 1.5 million pounds of food for food banks across Canada, thanks to the unwavering support and devotion of our employees,” said John Ferguson, President and CEO. “Whether it was volunteering

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When giving back is a part of your DNA

A spotlight on Luigi Marrongelli, Ottawa’s Unit Manager

As far back as he can remember, Luigi Marrongelli, Unit Manager, Ottawa, has felt the need to give back to his community in any way he could. Raised by parents who instilled these values in him at a very young age, he has always felt a calling to do something for the greater good of the community. Around the time that the Purolator Tackle Hunger program was getting started in 2003, there was a perfect fit for Luigi when his District Manager asked him to be part of organizing a community initiative for the region – this would later evolve into

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Take care of ourselves – and one another – this holiday season


By Ken Johnston, Senior Vice President & CHRO Human Resources

It is officially cold and flu season in Canada! My wife, Sue, is a family physician and she was sharing with me how busy it is at her clinic this time of year. I asked her if it was all seasonal colds and flu’s. I was surprised by her response. She told me that while there is certainly a spike in those types of visits, there is another ailment that seems to spike at this time of year – visits related to mental health.

During the holiday season, people can become very anxious

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Recognizing our long-serving team members, and my challenge to you!

By Ken Johnston, SVP & Chief HR Officer

When I visit our locations across Canada and the United States, I am regularly struck by the number of long-time employees at Purolator. I have worked for a number of large companies and all of them had pockets of long-tenured people. At Purolator, however, it seems to be uniquely common. Personally, I think this is a wonderful competitive advantage. Fundamentally we are a people business – what we offer our customers is a great service, distinguished by the experience, attitude and talent of our amazing

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Insights on the road

Over my career, I have learned the importance of connecting a company and its team members to the outside world. And now, keeping close tabs on our dynamic marketplace is more important than ever. I recently had the opportunity to participate in a few events in the U.S., which provided some valuable insights into our major clients, competitors, trends, threats and opportunities.

As part of Purolator International’s annual meeting and sales recognition event in New York, we had the opportunity to hear from Kunal Thakkar, SVP of Global Operations

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Variety is the spice of life


I remember hearing the old adage ‘Variety is the spice of life’ and thinking – of course, life is dull if everything is the same! I love to learn new things, challenge my thinking and sometimes chart new courses based on something I have learned. This is directly related to the great joy I find in the multicultural scope of my interactions and, in turn the diversity of thought and experiences in my circle of friends.

Growing up I had a very diverse group of friends from all corners of the world. We came together out of circumstance

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