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25 Years of Impact: Introducing Ubisoft’s very first Canadian Impact Report

July 17, 2023
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Since Ubisoft open the doors of our very first studio in Canada 25 years ago, we’ve been building much more than a video game company.  

Over the past quarter of a century, we’ve created impactful and iconic worlds, empowered emerging talent in underrepresented communities through educational STEM initiatives, driven industry growth through supporting indie developers and entrepreneurs, and developed programs with a focus on diversity, inclusion and accessibility (DIA) to foster a safe and inclusive environment for our team and our players. 

Today, with the launch of our very first Canadian Impact Report, we proudly share the inspiring stories of how our Canadian studios contribute to a more sustainable and inclusive society for our colleagues, players, partners, communities and our planet. Through this report, we reflect on our accomplishments in 2022-2023, recognize the incredible progress we have made, and humbly acknowledge that there is still more to be done.  

A few highlights and achievements from Ubisoft’s 2022-2023 Canadian Impact Report 

Ubisoft’s commitments and programs

  • 204 paid internships offered in our studios with our production teams in 2022, including winners of Ubisoft Toronto’s marquee education program NEXT and mentorship program Develop at Ubisoft 
  • 71 education-related activities, including our Indigenous digital learning program Hack the ROM, to create awareness of academic pathways in STEM and help students hone the skills they need for the future
  • $150,000 in cash prizes awarded to Ubisoft Indie Series winners in Ontario and Quebec annually 
  • Rollout of several initiatives to promote player safety: Zero Harm in Comms and Rainbow Six Siege Reputation Program 
  • A firm commitment to reduce our carbon footprint by 8.8% by the end of 2023 (based on 2019 levels) and decarbonize our operations 
  • A $12M investment between 2015 and 2022 in the province of Quebec alone to inspire future generations, especially girls and members from underrepresented communities, to pursue STEM through our flagship Ubisoft Education program  
  • Partnerships with 16 Canadian universities through Ubisoft La Forge to bridge the gap between academic research and practical application 
  • The launch of Radar, an evergreen $10M fund to support and accelerate independent studios in Quebec  
  • The growth and creation of several new Employee Resource Groups to foster an open and inclusive culture

Employee-led initiatives 

  • Over $100,000 raised by Ubisoft Toronto, Ubisoft Sqguenay, and Ubisoft Quebec employees for cancer research (Ride to Conquer Cancer) and local children’s hospitals (Extra Life)
  • 190+ passionate Green Committee members in Canada drive environmental awareness and green initiatives 
  • 238 Canadian employees involved in an inspiring range of community volunteering activities 
  • 1,150+ Canadian employees take part in Employee Resource Groups in Canada 

Accolades 

 

Thank you to everyone who has been part of Ubisoft’s transformative journey in Canada: our dedicated colleagues, our invaluable partners and our supportive communities. Let’s aim even higher in the years to come. 

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