Dream Connectors

CGI in our communities

Dream Connectors is a global CSR program that leverages CGI’s greatest assets: our members' commitment, innovative thinking and IT expertise. 

CSR is part of the essence of who we are - it is built into the CGI dream on which we were founded, and the Dream Connectors program is based on this dream:

To create an environment in which we enjoy working together and, as owners, contribute to building a company we can be proud of.

Every year through the Dream Connectors program, all CGI members are invited to submit ideas they have to improve the social, economic and environmental well-being of the communities in which we live and work. Hundreds of ideas are received from across the company, all of which demonstrate the deep commitment members have to our communities around the world.

From all these ideas, 24 projects are submitted to a company-wide vote. The eight most popular projects receive CGI support, such as access to IT, facilities and funding, as well as the strength of hundreds of member volunteers.

An annual program, Dream Connectors empowers members from across our global operations to fulfill their communities’ dreams and aspirations.

Together, we are dream connectors for our communities! 

Thank you to the 400 members who volunteered more than 5,000 hours to make the first year of the program a success. 


2016 Dream Connectors projects

2016 Dream Connectors projects

ASIA PACIFIC

Providing Education and Sports Facilities for Children at Gowdihalli Village Primary School
CGI is working to help raise the literacy rate in the Gowdihalli Village Primary School and nearby villages in India by improving access to education and school supplies.

NORDICS

Helping Hand App—Digital Volunteering Center
CGI members are developing an app to help the Finnish Association for Mental Health match volunteers to people in need.

CANADA

Habitat for Humanity (HFH)
CGI professionals are helping HFH to develop an e- commerce solution to connect with the community on a larger scale and to better coordinate donations across chapters.

UNITED KINGDOM

Teaching children how to be safe on the Internet 
Dream Connectors in the UK is focused on involving CGI members in their local communities; giving their time to connect, educate, raise awareness and share knowledge with children and young adults on how to ‘Beee internet safe’.

EASTERN, CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN EUROPE

CGI Mimar Project
In Portugal, CGI is helping the Mimar youth shelter build a database and an application to organize its services and information, and is sponsoring much-needed repairs and enhancements to its facilities.

UNITED STATES

CGI STEM Camp
CGI is offering CGI STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) camps in six office locations across the country to provide students with valuable IT and networking skills.

FRANCE, LUXEMBOURG AND MOROCCO

RéZo City
RéZo City, a non-profit organization that provides career development tools and guidance to young job seekers, is teaming with CGI volunteers to provide instructional classes and one-on-one training sessions on IT topics.