How Blacktop is Paving Success in Our Community

At Blacktop Paving it is our belief that any success we realize needs to be shared with our community. As we have grown we have continued to expand on our civic involvement both with real hands on commitment as well as monetary donations. Our primary focus has been on our Youth. Whether through a specific program or through our hiring process we have sought to help youth to gain the skills they need to be successful citizens. All of the employees of Blacktop are a part of us giving back, and they draw a huge sense of pride in doing so.

Career Opportunities

In the Community

2010
Finalist for the Edmonton Chamber of Commerce Small Business of the Year Award

2009 – Present: The Stars Program
As an active participant in the pre-employment program run by the Youth Emergency Shelter Society Blacktop Paving has attended job fairs and brought 6 youth in on job placements. These youth have been mentored in good work ethic and have learned numerous job skills.

2010: Youth Power Career Event
Blacktop Paving had an active role in the planning of a large-scale career event for our community’s youth providing both sponsorship as well as a planning committee member who also MC’d the event.

2009-Present: Human Resources Committee – Alberta Roadbuilders and Heavy Construction Association
Blacktop Paving has had an active member on the ARHCA’s human resources committee, seeking to better understand the needs of employers and employees.

2010-Present
Free snow removal for the parking lot at a Kids for Cancer House in Edmonton.

2010: Ride to Conquer Cancer
Blacktop Paving has sponsored riders to compete the annual ride to Conquer Cancer in southern Alberta.

2010-Present: Clansmen Rugby Club
Blacktop Paving has been a sponsor of a local sports club, providing concrete and gravel work at no cost. We have also provided staff the needed time off work to volunteer as coaches for both the Clansmen Rugby Club as well as several local high schools.

2010-Present: Youth Emergency Shelter Society
Blacktop has chosen YESS as their primary outlet for charitable donations. It is our belief that we need to give back to the community. At our recent Christmas party in November of 2011 our employees raised over $2000 in support of YESS which the company tripled in donation.

2009-Present: Stan Daniels Healing Center
Blacktop is a firm believer in second chances, and has worked with the Stan Daniels Healing Center to provide viable work for individuals exiting the penal system as well as those on day parole.

2008: Women Building Futures
As part of the Women Building Future’s Heavy Equipment Operators course Blacktop hosted the entire class on one of our jobsites. We provided course training and curriculum to the women, exposing them to the base and asphalt laydown aspects of Equipment operation

2011
Blacktop donated to the Gordie Howe Hockey game for Alzheimer’s Disease