May 13, 2019

Vancouver, BC – At a ceremony last week, Langara College food service provider Chartwells Canada continued their significant support of Langara students. Chartwells contributed $25,000, their sixth endowed award, to create the Chartwells Student Engagement Award. Since 1999, Compass Group Canada, Chartwells’ parent company, has donated over $175,000.

“Giving back to our community is an integral part of our business. Supporting students who are equally passionate about food, nutrition, and volunteerism is closely aligned with our core values, and it’s our pleasure to support Langara students this way,” said Mr. Robert Morelli, Regional Director, Chartwells.

Since 2010, more than 3,300 participants in Langara’s student volunteer program, VOLT, have amassed approximately 61,000 volunteer hours on campus and in the community. The Chartwells Student Engagement Award recognizes and supports a student or students who volunteer and demonstrate teamwork, service, and leadership, while contributing to the Langara community.

“Our students learn valuable skills and gain important awareness of social issues when they volunteer. Chartwells is supporting service-learning, skill development, and philanthropy in the next generation – we are so appreciative of this gift,” said Reba Noel, Manager, Student Engagement at Langara College. “VOLT volunteers contribute on-campus, in the Greater Vancouver area, and on a global scale. Empowering these student volunteers in turn empowers community initiatives in our backyard and around the world.”

Chartwells is a long-standing partner of Langara College, providing valuable funds for student bursaries and awards since 1999. They have established six endowed awards to support and recognize achievements of Langara students, including: Compass Group Endowed Bursary; Chartwell’s Bursary; Chartwells Nursing Excellence Awards; Chartwells Awards of Excellence; and Chartwells Community and Innovation Award for Food and Nutrition Management.

About Langara College
Located in beautiful Vancouver, B.C., Canada, Langara College provides University, Career, and Continuing Studies education to more than 21,000 students annually. With more than 1,700 courses and 130 programs, Langara’s expansive academic breadth and depth allows students of all ages, backgrounds, and life stages to choose their own educational path. Langara is also known as house of teachings, a name given to it by the Musqueam people on whose unceded traditional territory the College is located. Langara is celebrating its 49th year on West 49th Avenue with Beyond 49, an integrated celebration, alumni engagement, and fundraising campaign to reconnect with alumni, and raise funds for student support and important College initiatives.

About Compass Group Canada
Chartwells Canada is a sector of Compass Group Canada, the country’s leading foodservice and support services provider with over 25,000 associates working in more than 2,200 location throughout the country. The company specializes in providing foodservices and support services across the core sectors including leading sports and leisure venues, executive dining rooms and cafes, schools, universities, seniors’ residences and hospitals as well as remote camps and off shore oil rigs. Compass Group Canada has been identified as Best Workplaces™ in Retail and Hospitality in 2019 by Great Place to Work®, the global authority on high-trust, high-performance workplace cultures. Our parent company, UK-based Compass Group PLC, operates in more than 50 countries, with leading market positions in the UK, Continental Europe, Australia, and the US, combined with business in developing markets in Eastern Europe, South America, and Asia. Compass Group employs more than 600,000 associates worldwide delivering superior service for the highest customer experience.

Learn more.
Mark Dawson
Manager, Public Affairs
Communications and Marketing
Langara College
604.323.5702 (w)

Laurelle Knox
Manager, Communications
Compass Group Canada
905.568.4636, ext. 7326


PHOTO: members of Chartwells Canada join Langara College President and CEO Lane Trotter (centre).