Community at MadeGood

At MadeGood® we pride ourselves on helping to make our communities and our world a better place. And that extends much further than creating allergy-friendly, healthy snacks. It’s the motivation for everything we do.

We truly believe that future generations will depend on the actions of companies today. It is up to us to give them the resources they’ll need to prosper.

Organizations We Support

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Two percent of the sales of our Hallowe’en product  across North America will go to support Children’s  Miracle Network. Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals is an organization that raises funds and  awareness for 170 member hospitals across the U.S. and Canada. More than 10 million kids enter children’s hospitals across North America every year. To provide the best care for kids, children’s hospitals rely on donations and community support, as Medicaid and insurance programs do not fully cover the cost of care. Since 1983, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals has helped those funding gaps by raising more than $5 billion.

Made Good Foods supports Right To Play

To celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary, MadeGood released a special edition flavour – Maple Cranberry. Two percent of sales of this flavour was donated to Right To Play to support the important work of their Promoting Life-skills in Aboriginal Youth (PLAY) program.

This unique and locally tailored play-based program, which partners with more than 85 Aboriginal communities across Canada, is designed to enhance educational outcomes, improve peer-to-peer relationships, increase employability and improve physical and mental health amongst Aboriginal children and youth. For more information, visit www.righttoplay.ca.

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MadeGood belongs to the Good Food Builders, a community of leaders in the good food space who have come together in support of Community Food Centres Canada. This national organization is playing a key role in bringing people living in low-income communities across Canada together to grow, cook, share, and advocate for good food so that everyone has access to healthy food in dignified welcoming spaces. www.cfccanada.ca.

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MadeGood belongs to the Good Food Builders, a community of leaders in the good food space who have come together in support of Community Food Centres Canada. This national organization is playing a key role in bringing people living in low-income communities across Canada together to grow, cook, share, and advocate for good food so that everyone has access to healthy food in dignified welcoming spaces. www.sickkidsfoundation.com.

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MadeGood supports the Mother Miracle School, a non-profit organization providing the highest quality education, nutrition and healthcare to exceptionally intelligent children from the slums of Rishikesh, India. Their scholarship program enables students to attend private universities in India and the United States. Mother Miracle School also serves the community by offering free vocational training for women and computer literacy courses for adults.  www.mothermiracle.org.

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Through participation in and sponsorship of the annual charity ride, MadeGood supports Pedaling for Parkinson’s. As a result of the success of the Pedalling for Parkinson rides, the Parkinson’s Society created a Pedaling for Parkinson’s Research Grant. 100% of all funds raised during the event will go towards this grant, then researchers can apply for this funding. In 2016, $200,000 in research grants were awarded.

Our Core Values

Zero Waste Certification – TRUE
true-silverRiverside Naturals is proud to be a TRUE Zero Waste business. The Total Resource Use and Efficiency certification gave us the opportunity to understand how materials flow through our MADE GOOD facilities and identify areas in need of a redesign. It’s one of the ways we continue to demonstrate our responsibility to the social and ecological health of our planet.

Our silver rating means we divert a minimum of 90 percent of our waste for reuse, recycling, composting and recovery for use in nature or the economy. Our initiatives include having one of our offices go entirely paperless, and expanding and labelling our waste and recycling system to divert efficiently. Certification is a rigorous process, and each year we submit 12 months of data for scientific evaluation by Green Business Certification Inc., a global, third-party credentialing body.

For more information about Zero Waste: true.gbci.org

Bcorp
community-b-corporationB Corps are a group of for-profit companies, certified by the nonprofit B Lab to meet rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, accountability and transparency. These standards match perfectly with our company values. There are many requirements but here are a few that we are most proud to meet:

  • The promotion of women to management positions
  • The employment of newcomers to Canada
  • The introduction of Zero Waste Initiatives
  • The endorsement of an inclusive work environment
  • The operation of a sustainable business model

Together we can make the world a better place for future generations. We greatly appreciate the support of our partners and consumers in this endeavor.

For more information about B Corps visit: bcorporation.net

To understand how you can support the movement visit: bthechange.com

Accessibility – Our Commitment
One of the core values at Riverside Natural Foods is to deal with all people in a respectful manner. As a Company, we are committed to meeting all of the requirements of the AODA.

Accessible Customer Service Policy
Riverside Natural Foods Accessibility Plan