SAS Institute Canada Inc. made it to the 2019 List of Best Workplaces™ for Giving Back

SAS Institute Canada is proud to announce that our organization has been named on the 2019 list of Best Workplaces™ for Giving Back. SAS Institute Canada received this honour after a thorough and independent analysis conducted by Great Place to Work®.

SAS empowers its employees to serve the community while engaging in outreach opportunities as a company. With education as its primary philanthropic focus, SAS supports global education initiatives that promote learning and literacy for all, foster STEM skills and build diversity in the workforce pipeline.

“Education has always been a cornerstone of SAS’ culture and value system, in Canada that’s no different, said Cameron Dow, president of SAS Canada.  “Our employees are incredibly invested in supporting the schools within their local communities by fundraising to support technology needs or devoting their time to support various educational programs such as Reading Buddies or Learn to Skate. The culture of giving runs deep in our company’s DNA, employees make volunteering fun all while supporting initiatives that impact the communities where they live and work.”

As part of the Data for Good movement, SAS helps organizations use data in meaningful ways to solve humanitarian issues around poverty, health, human rights, education and the environment. From tackling opioid addiction and safeguarding vulnerable children to protecting fragile species through enhancing conservation efforts, SAS is actively changing lives through our software, knowledge and expertise. Learn more about SAS’ commitment to corporate social responsibility and innovation in this report.

The list of Best Workplaces™ for Giving Back is based on direct feedback from employees of the hundreds of organizations that were surveyed by Great Place to Work®. The data has a 90% confidence and a plus or minus 5% margin of error. 

To be eligible for this list, organizations must be Great Place to Work Certified™ in the past year and at least 90% of employees must feel good about the way their company contributes to community. Great Place to Work determined the best based the overall Corporate Social Responsibility Index score from employees as well as the range and quality of programs which encourages workplace social responsibility.  

About Great Place to Work®:

Great Place to Work® is the global authority on high-trust, high-performance workplace cultures. Through proprietary assessment tools, advisory services, and certification programs, GPTW recognizes the world's Best Workplaces™ in a series of national lists including those published by The Globe & Mail (Canada) and Fortune magazine (USA). Great Place to Work® provides the benchmarks, framework, and expertise needed to create, sustain, and recognize outstanding workplace cultures. Visit us at or find us on Twitter at @GPTW_Canada.

About SAS

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The Canadian subsidiary of SAS has been in operation since 1988. Headquartered in Toronto, SAS employs more than 300 people across the country at its Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, Ottawa, Quebec City and Montréal offices. For more information, please visit


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