Our Social Stance
Metro Testing + Engineering is a proud contributor to the communities in which we work, live, and do business. The Metro team supports local communities through charitable work and volunteer programs.
The following is a list of some of the Programs and Associations we are proud to sponsor through advertising, monetary and in-kind donations, humanitarian aid, charitable contributions, team uniforms, and community support.
- Make a Wish Foundation
- Fire Fighters Burn Fund
- Drug + Alcohol Support Program
- Abused Children Support Program
- Flood and Natural Disaster Funds
- UBC Engineering Department
- Ride to Conquer Cancer
We also support a number of student and sporting events including:
- Junior Hockey
- Student Basketball
- UBC’s Summer Concrete Canoe and Winter Concrete Tobogganing
Metro Testing + Engineering also does its part to protect the environment by utilizing the GREEN BIN Recycling Program for our everyday operations and processes.
Supporting a Healthy Lifestyle at Home and Abroad
Metro Testing + Engineering’s relationship with the Philippines has been a very rewarding and mutually beneficial one and over the years we have had to opportunity to employ many exceptional individuals who brought their skills and work ethic from their beautiful country to ours.
Wanting to give something back, our company founder Harry Watson, his son Dave, a renowned mountain bike champion, and one of our senior technicians, Richard Humphries brought their love of the outdoors and their passion for mountain biking to the Siquijor Region in the Philippines and the area now boasts a 23 km long bike trail that runs from the top of Mt. Bandillan to the Maite Village at sea level. The mountain bike trail has boosted tourism in the region and provides a fun and healthy activity for visitors and locals.
Our company also supported the Visayan Longboarding Trilogy, the biggest longboarding event in the Philippines and Southeast Asia. Over a hundred longboarders from different parts of the globe participated in the 9 day skate adventure in the best downhill spots in Cebu and Siquijor.
Here at home, Metro Testing + Engineering offers safety courses or updates for all staff members, encourages professional and personal development, hosts several fun staff events, and has a company gym at its Burnaby location.
The company also sponsors Richard’s participation in the annual BC Bike Race.