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Philanthropy at D2L

We believe learning should be accessible, engaging, and inspiring for everyone. Our philanthropy program is a key part of making that happen. It brings together the people, technology, and passion we need to drive positive change in the world around us.

About D2L's Philanthropy Program

Education has the power to change the world, and not surprisingly, our philanthropy program reflects that—aiming to bring together our people, knowledge, passion, and technology to make a positive impact.

Supporting our mission.
As a company with locations around the world, we believe in a world where learning can be accessible, engaging, and inspiring.

Strengthening our communities
Enriching the places we live and work starts with supporting the well-being of the people with whom we share those places.

Sharing our time.
Mission-driven companies need engaged people. That’s why we encourage our employees and give them opportunities to take part in the volunteerism initiatives that are the most meaningful to them.

John Baker with the True Patriot Love Expedition Group — a mixed group of organization leaders and veterans devoted to raising money and awareness for veteran’s issues — with Retired General Hillier. (Photo by Warren Robertson)

The pillars of our philanthropy program

Access to Education

D2L Philanthropy will support causes that are aligned with our mission and vision, whether by providing financial or technological contributions, partnering with like-minded organizations aiming to affect positive change, or empowering our own employees to give their time and expertise.


D2L Philanthropy aims to strengthen the communities in which we operate. Some opportunities like sponsorships may be prompted by a request directly from the community, while at other times they may be brought to our attention by an employee connected to the cause.


Each year, we allow our employees to dedicate a number of days towards taking part in events or activities, both within their local communities and abroad, that support the causes that matter to them.

Support our mission

We’re a global company with locations around the world—but the work doesn’t stop there. D2L’s mission is to deliver innovative solutions that transform the way the world learns. We believe in a better world where learning can be accessible, engaging, and inspiring.

Find out how we’re part of a team dedicated to bringing more learning opportunities to students around the world.

Corporate Causes: Access to Education

Haiti: Educator & Leadership Institute

Maximizing professional development for hundreds of Haitian educators, impacting the outcomes of thousands of students in one of the world’s most fragile contexts.

D2L helps to provide a blend of face-to-face professional development and on-going, on-line support and learning. As well as week-long, face-to-face professional development and on-going, on-line support and learning.

Global: Fora Network for Change

Educating and removing unconscious bias that prevents girls from pursuing careers in STEM. The program creates scholarships, mentorships and supports programs to encourage women in STEM.

D2L sponsors the summit and also provides mentorship and guidance at their annual summit, helping to cultivate a new generation of female leaders.

Sinclair Community College Success Story

USA: Sinclair Community College

We enable reskilling opportunities to veterans returning from war using new competency-based models of learning to rejoin the workforce faster.

Colombia: Universidad Cooperativa de Colombia (UCC)

Working with UCC to help former members of the revolutionary forces rejoin the workforce by providing access to education and training.

D2L participated in Downtown Kitchener’s Cruising on King event. Sponsoring the main stage and setting up a display booth to greet attendees throughout the day.

Community Giving

In 2019, as part of our 20th Anniversary celebration, D2L is proudly sponsoring the Summer of Music series in Downtown Kitchener. By sponsoring these events, we are giving back to the Kitchener community where we first started, while also showcasing our company and creating brand awareness. Past local participation included:

Volunteer Time Off Program

Strengthening our communities

Enriching the places we live and work is about one simple thing. It starts with supporting the well-being of the people we share those places with.

Sharing our time

It’s important for us to engage with our employees in volunteerism that’s meaningful to them. We’re giving our own people the chance to help those who need it most. This can include:

  • Volunteering with a registered non-profit charity
  • Community projects: homeless shelters, food banks, soup kitchens, etc.
  • Home Building Projects such as Habitat for Humanity
D2L’s Marketing team volunteering at the KWhabilitation’s “Our Farm”.