Our Goal: Be Among Leaders in Embedding Sustainability Practices


Sustainability at RioCan is focused on a sustainable business model. For us, it is about systematically embedding people, community and environmental considerations in all decision-making. Corporate philanthropy is a key facet of RioCan’s profile as a good corporate citizen and one that we have always viewed as a priority. We support a number of charitable organizations, with an emphasis on children’s and medical charities, through donation of our time, space and financial resources. Giving back to the communities that we live, work and thrive in has always been important to us; fundraising efforts return long-lasting benefits to society, its employees and the Trust.

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Waste diversion rate for Burlington Mall in 2016


Share of employees participating in engagement survey in 2016


Share of properties compliant with EHS regulations in 2016

Our platform for Sustainability Focuses on Three Areas:


Our people are the driving force of our business: tenants, partners, employees and investors. Starting with a safe place to live, work and shop at, we conduct business with integrity and transparency and strive to create mutually beneficial partnerships with our stakeholder groups.

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We are established pillars of our communities, and as such, our community leadership practices have been created based on our history of investing, operating and developing within each of our communities. RioCan strives to make each of our centres a safe and integral part of the local environment with appropriate lighting in parking lots, presenting a clean and safe space that is accommodating to all staff.

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Environmental sustainability is an integral component of our overall vision for the future. Our leadership aims to minimize the environmental impacts of our properties and developments to ensure a sustainable and clean environment for future generations.

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As part of our pledge for continuous improvement, we have committed to participating in the Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark (GRESB) survey.

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Executive Responsibility & Sustainability Steering Committee

We have a Sustainability Steering Committee comprised of cross functional Executive and Leadership team members to oversee our sustainability strategy implementation and to drive performance improvements. Steering Committee members sponsor and provide guidance on sustainability initiatives within the organization and enable performance measurement. In addition, we have dedicated environmental and sustainability resources to manage day-to-day sustainability strategy implementation. 

Little Differences Make a Big Difference

As proud as RioCan is of our corporate social responsibility efforts as a whole, it is our team and individual properties that make the real difference. These are a few of our more recent moments where our team was able to make a difference in their communities and give back.

Fort McMurray Support Relief Efforts

In May 2016, RioCan Real Estate Investment Trust donated $25,000 to the Canadian Red Cross to support the immediate needs of the Fort McMurray community.

Heart and Stroke Bike Ride

At head office, and in a few surrounding enclosed malls, RioCan staff actively participated in “The Big Bike Ride” for Heart & Stroke Canada helping to raise thousands of dollars for the charity.

Our Culture

Despite the size of our company and portfolio, we have never forgotten what has gotten us this far – our focus on communities. We pride ourselves on being able to maintain loyal, personal relationships at every step of the RioCan experience.

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Our Management Team

Our Management Team

Behind every great company, is a strong, experienced support system. Our Board of Trustees and Senior Management team is essential to making the smart, proactive decisions that have gotten us this far.

Edward Sonshine, O.Ont, Q.C. Chief Executive Officer Raghunath Davloor, President, Chief Operating Officer John Ballantyne, Senior Vice President, Asset Management Jonathan Gitlin, Senior Vice President, Investments Danny Kissoon, Senior Vice President, Operations Jeff Ross, Senior Vice President, Leasing Andrew Duncan, Senior Vice President, Developments Qi Tang, Senior Vice President, Finance Learn More >