Whirlpool Canada operates nationwide with its main office located in Mississauga, Ontario.
Whirlpool Canada: Our Social Impact
Whirlpool Canada runs an annual employee United Way campaign in partnership with the United Way Greater Toronto. This provides Whirlpool with the opportunity to give back to the community, through participation in various initiatives that are organized by a team of employees. Pledge raised are matched by the company.
In 2022, we raised a record-breaking $308,932. In addition, we surpassed our employee pledging goal, which means an additional $25K was matched by the company to help meet the increased need in our community.
Over 1,050 Whirlpool Canada employees have contributed more than 7,300 volunteer hours on Habitat build sites across Canada
Habitat for Humanity
Whirlpool Canada is a longstanding donor of appliances for Habitat for Humanity builds across Canada and also contributes a Whirlpool™ refrigerator and range to every new Habitat home in Canada. Our employees volunteer 1 day to help build the home and have found this to be a memorable and enriching experience. It provides them with an opportunity to learn and practice a new skill and it also allows them to feel much more directly involved in our partnership with Habitat for Humanity. Whirlpool also offers a discount on appliances such as washers and dryers for habitat owners. Annually, all Whirlpool employees who volunteer receive adequate and proper training in order to have a safe and fun build.
23 years of partnership
$7.8M in monetary and appliance donations
$100,000 donated to support housing solutions for Indigenous communities through the Tiny Homes initiative
Helped 4,037 families move into Habitat homes
Every employee is provided a paid day to volunteer on a Whirlpool sponsored build site or ReVive workshop
In 2022, Whirlpool Canada continued to help address the affordable housing crisis in Canada by sponsoring two more tiny homes. This provided housing solutions to the Chippewas of Nawash Unceded First Nation community and construction training and skills building opportunities for youth in Halton and Peel regions.
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200-6750 Century Avenue
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Whirlpool Canada: Our History
1859 to early 1900s
Whirlpool Canada Inc. (formerly Inglis Limited) has a proud heritage in Canada dating back to 1859. Founded by John Inglis in Guelph, Ontario, the company first manufactured machines for grist and flour mills. In 1881, operating under the name John Inglis and Sons, the company moved to facilities on Strachan Avenue in Toronto, Ontario. In 1898, following the death of John Inglis, his son William assumed leadership of the business.
1835 to 1950
In 1935 the new Toronto Island Ferry was named after William Inglis in appreciation of his significant contribution to the city’s industrial and cultural progress. Two years later, Major J.E. Hahn purchased the company, obtained the right to use the name John Inglis Co. Limited and made significant changes to the company’s operations.
Under Major Hahn’s leadership, the company assisted in the World War II effort by manufacturing guns for the Canadian and British governments. More than 17,800 people were employed at this time creating the need for expansion at the Strachan Avenue plant.
When the war ended in 1946, the company began to manufacture consumer products such as fishing tackle, house trailers, oil burner pumps and domestic heaters and stoves. In the same year, John Inglis Co. Limited negotiated with Nineteen Hundred Corporation (later Whirlpool Corporation) to manufacture home laundry products. The wringer washer was introduced in 1946, and in 1950, the production of the automatic washer was added.
1960s to 1970s
By 1966, Inglis had become the leading producer of domestic laundry appliances in Canada. The company’s strength in other consumer product categories was also evident.
In 1972, Inglis produced its one-millionth automatic washer and began manufacturing and selling appliances under the Whirlpool brand name. In 1973, the company began operating under Inglis Limited. During the late 1970s, Inglis Limited continued to grow by building a new warehouse and sales and service facility in Laval, Quebec; expanding its automatic washer manufacturing facility in Toronto.
1980s to 1990s
In 1981, the company moved its head office from Toronto to Mississauga, Ontario. One year later it acquired certain assets of Canadian Admiral Corporation, Ltd, and began manufacturing and selling under the brand name Admiral. Whirlpool Corporation increased its ownership in Inglis Limited to 71.6 percent in 1987.
Inglis introduced several new products during the late ’80s. In 1985, the microwave oven was launched; in 1986 production of dishwashers began under the newly acquired brand name KitchenAid; and in 1987 a line of energy-efficient refrigerators was introduced.
And the rest is history!
Learn more about how Whirlpool Corporation has been improving life at home for more than 111 years.
Whirlpool Corporation is committed to accessibility, inclusion and diversity. We believe all consumers should have access to our products and services.
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