We are a company that believes in being ‘compassionate always.’ It’s our privilege and responsibility to be a source for social good at home and across our borders. While we can’t change the world alone, we are determined to put our full weight behind effective giving in several targeted areas.
Our community investment reflects the work that we do as a training company, but also reflects our commitment to our values and our history.
Community Investment Areas

Through our True Blue committee, we invest in the following 5 areas:

As a training development company, we believe that new skills and knowledge can change people’s lives and help them support themselves economically

  • If your organization needs training support we can help in the following four ways:
    • Provide cash grants that support training and education initiatives that entail, for example, supporting new or on-going skills development projects for employability, health and safety or entrepreneurship
    • Donate hardware required for training programs such as tablets and laptops
    • Purchase tickets and support fundraisers and events  that allow organizations to promote and expand their training programming
    • Develop up to two hours of interactive and customized online training as well as hosting the training on our SkillsPass platform
  •  We support projects both in Canada and internationally

Eligibility Requirements

 Ensuring that women have a role as current and future leaders in the technology workforce is critical, and the responsibility of us all

  • We provide grants for women either in technology related programs or female founders of tech start-ups
  • Our grants go beyond grades – recipients will be women who have overcome obstacles, take risks and persevere towards achieving all that is certainly possible


Eligibility Requirements

We understand the value of having  the right tools and technology – especially a Customer Relationship Management tool (CRM)

  • We provide funding for charitable organizations to work with a Salesforce CRM consultant to upgrade their program management software.This will help organizations easily identify Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s), better track outcomes and be more efficient in providing services


Eligibility Requirements

We are a multicultural company with an immigrant history and we understand some of the challenges faced when moving to a new place. We also know there are many opportunities to help and ultimately believe that Newfoundland and Labrador will thrive with more diversity.

  • We support refugees and recent immigrants in the following ways:
    • Provide cash grants to organizations that help newcomers overcome barriers to settlement – for example through training initiatives or English language lessons 
    • Donate hardware such as laptops and tablets to assist with education and employment initiatives 
    • Funding support to privately sponsor refugee families

Eligibility Requirements

As a company, we know that we are an integral part of the social fabric of our community. We believe it is important for the Bluedrop team to be active members in our communities. 

  • True Blue purchases tickets to fundraisers and community events and provides them to interested staff   

Eligibility Requirements

Are We a Fit?
Non-profit/Charity

Are you registered as a charity or a non-profit and have been in operation for a minimum of 5 years?

Ideas

Do you have a project in mind that could make a difference to your organization and the people you serve?

Partnerships

Are you open to a partnership? We want to  learn about your work and hear your progress or challenges.

If we haven’t scared you away with talks about a partnership and commitment, great – Connect with us! We want to hear from you.

Connect with Us
True Blue provides the opportunity to either apply for funding for a specific community investment area we support or, for you to share information about the support you are looking for. Please ensure you’ve reviewed the eligibility requirements under each community investment area in the menu of options above.

When you’re ready, complete the form below to provide us with your contact information. One of our True Blue team members will then follow up with you – it’s that easy!

Do you require grant support in one of the key community investment areas that True Blue supports?
If so, we would like to learn more about it!
Do you need volunteers? Our team gets time off to volunteer, tell us about the volunteer or community service opportunity.
Do you have a fundraiser event?
Send us the details and we’ll explore getting tickets for Bluedroppers and others to attend.
Application Process

A typical application timeline is shown below for illustrative purposes. Our fiscal year starts on October 1st – while we accept applications throughout the year, we strongly encourage you to submit your application as soon as possible to ensure funding is available.

Step 1

Emails are reviewed by the True Blue team

Acknowledgment of receipt and additional information is requested where applicable or application is sent.

Step 2

Where an application form is applicable, the applicant is provided with 2 weeks to complete and send back to True Blue.

If an application is not required, a response will be provided on the relevant request.

Step 3

Applications are reviewed by the True Blue team, clarifying questions are requested and decisions are provided.

Step 4

If the application is successful True Blue and the organization complete the contract.

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Questions?
We’d love to hear from you!
Demo

Simply complete the form below and a Bluedrop ISM team member will contact you to arrange your 30 minute power demo of the SkillsPass training platform and our related workforce training solutions.

Enhancing Critical Workforce Skills

Bluedrop’s experience and proven eLearning content development capabilities are foundational in supporting our customers’ upskilling & reskilling requirements, and in maximizing the power of the SkillsPass™ Integrated Skills Management Platform.

Whether for broad State/Province upskilling programs, or single use, rapid response training requirements for a specific industry requirement- we can deliver an online solution with proven effectiveness and verifiable training results.

EXPANSIVE

Bluedrop has developed and deployed eLearning training to support large and diverse upskilling and reskilling initiatives of governments and industries around the globe.

EXPERIENCED

Bluedrop has amassed a a vast library of proven and impactful eLearning courses. Specialization includes commercial truck driver training, workplace productivity, entrepreneurship and a host of regulatory inspired courses,

CONNECTED

The eLearning content solution combined with our SkillsPass ISM platform to help connect workers, employers, and related stakeholders. We also offer full execution support and program management including marketing, adoption, and customer support specialists that help drive successful uptake and results.

Our Solution – Multi-Stakeholder Benefits

Offers online training, certification, and credential management capabilities to support the transformation of broad-based upskilling/reskilling.

Is industry-agnostic, and is now securely deployed with governments, industry associations and employers around the world, with close to 3 Million users.

Enables the deployment of wide ranging course content options to support skill development including industry mandated, OH&S, and upskilling in those critical in-demand functions required in the new digital economy.

Provides partners with a digital, single line-of-sight into training results, credentials, and certifications at the industry through to the individual level.

SAFEGUARD

With security and support that safeguards our client investments in two key ways:

  1. Battle-Tested Solutions– Having met the highest levels of audit, scrutiny, and testing related to data security, privacy/consent legislation, and web content accessibility guidelines.
    • Our consent-driven architecture supports the latest regulations and best practices in data privacy/consent, security, accessibility. The platform is secure and audit-proof- with SOC 2 Type I Audit Certification, PCI standards compliance, adherence to all SaaS security and privacy requirements, and more.  
    • We are global leaders in this space. Over the past few years, we have been through 500 governmental client Threat Risk Assessments, passed 5 Provincial PIAs, launched with 8 governments and 5 regulators, been approved and deployed by the US state departments to deploy the solution in 30 Countries.  
  2. Full Delivery Support Options– Our experienced Adoption Services Group can help clients realize their objectives after launch. We help ensure that if you build it, they actually will come.
    • Our team has managed client training initiatives that have impacted millions of workers, and support training stakeholders (e.g., training partners and employers) to adopt solutions.
    • Our optional managed services range from supporting client adoption efforts to full outsourcing of the rollout and operation of training initiatives. For some of our clients, we actually operate their entire training solution, including:
      • Full onboarding and training for stakeholder groups (such as training partners or employers) 
      • Generating awareness, engaging with potential partners, performing system demos, signing on partners, etc.
      • Sales and Marketing– we staff account management and sales roles, complete marketing strategies, design and place advertising, and develop promotional materials.

DELIVER

Providing end-to-end training delivery and credential management for all training formats…

  • This can include virtual, online, in-person, and blended training. Core capabilities include:
    • Manage learning paths that can include combination of online, virtual and blended offerings
    • Manage prerequisite requirements 
    • Track microcredentials that can be combined to form a master credential
    • Allow clients to build their own online courses and assessments 
    • Provide bookmarking so that learners can complete training in multiple sessions 
  • We have a globally recognized team of Learning Design and Production experts that work with industry SMEs to produce online and blended courseware and microcredentials.  They can take a project from concept to finished product within a few weeks. 
  • Over the years we have also amassed a large library of specialized courseware to address stubborn or urgent skills gaps with almost immediate time-to-launch and value.

REIMAGINE

A seamless online training ecosystem connection for all stakeholders or partners…

  • Including governments, regulators, industry associations, unions, career centers, training providers, employers and more.
  • These cross-organizational and complex training situations would overwhelm an LMS. SkillsPass fixes that, with a robust suite of NexGen features and functionality including:
    • ONLINE TRAINING HUB– our embedded MarketPlusTM online training marketplace- allowing our clients to go beyond their own training offerings and consolidate external training sources, whether classroom, online, or virtual. 
    • UNIQUE ARCHITECTURE– Industry open architecture solution design that enables third party solution integration and the bringing together of key partners/systems and eliminating the siloed, restrictive nature of the traditional LMS.
    • TRAINING PARTNER INTEGRATION– Training partner enablement through unique storefronts to accept bookings, track attendance, and issue certificates working in concert with each client’s marketplace. APIs are also available for Training Partners with their own software.
    • DIGITAL WORKER PASSPORT– The industry-first SkillsPass Worker Passport, allowing end-users to access and share their validated credentials securely with employers and regulators (via QR code).
    • MULTI-LEVEL REPORTING– Robust reporting and insights at an employer and industry (client) level. Clients can provide a business account for each employer partner to allow them to track valid certificates, assign training, and see the final results and expiry notifications. The platform also generates valuable client insights about training completion at certificate, demographic, partner, industry, and regional levels.

Giving Bank:
Eligibility Requirements (None)

  • Connect with us and send us your information – we’re happy to learn more and explore whether we are a fit.

Community Events:
Eligibility Requirements (None)

  • Connect with us and send us your information – we’re happy to learn more and explore whether we are a fit.

Supporting Refugees and Recent Immigrants :
Eligibility Requirements

  • Applications can be received from the following:

    • A registered not-for-profit or charity that supports refugees and recent immigrants in NL
    • A refugee or recent immigrant with a specific need in NL
Technology Upgrades:
Eligibility Requirements
  • Ability to clearly explain the challenges you are looking to address through a Salesforce implementation 
  • Project needs to be developed, launched and demonstrate results within 12 months
Women in Tech Grants:
Eligibility Requirements

Applications can be received from the following:

  • A woman registered in a recognized technology related program
  • A registered college or university wanting to provide a grant
  •  A registered not-for-profit or charity that supports women in tech programs
  • A tech sector focused community group 
  • Student and organizations need to reside in Canada
Community Skills & Economic Empowerment:
Eligibility Requirements
  • Ability to clearly explain the problem you are looking to address 
  • Ability to describe how this support will help you better assist your participants
  • Projects need to be developed, launched and demonstrate results within 12 months

Eligibility Requirements

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Contact Us

Let’s keep this simple- just fire us an email, or give us a call if you have questions, or simply want to chat more about workforce skill development!
info@bluedrop.com
1.800.563.3638
18 Prescott Street, St John’s, Newfoundland, Canada