is the third PCL Hard Hat Heroes funded project that has allowed our employees
to truly see what an impact their donations are making towards smaller or needy
communities. These communities are often overlooked for funding and do not have
the time or manpower to do fundraisers in order to upgrade or change what is
needed to make a true difference,” said Kevin Skinner, Vice-President &
District Manager, PCL. “This campaign means much more because the dollars
contributed are strictly dedicated by PCL employees through their annual
charitable campaign contributions. We are very proud of our commitment.”
Winthrop Court area, 61% of residents are on Ontario Disability Support Program
(ODSP) or receive a pension and 65% of households are single-parent led
households. The renovation and expansion of the Winthrop Court Community
Kitchen has increased accessibility and usability of the space. The size of the
kitchen now allows for better quality programs, further homework club space for
children and two very successful cooking programs per week.
Parent, senior accounting manager for PCL, said, “As a result of the dedicated energy and enthusiasm of our
PCL employees, we are able to recognize that all of our neighbours benefit from
living in healthier, stronger communities, and we are so happy to be able to
bring people and resources together by providing financial support.” Parent
along with Bryce Howchin, project manager for PCL, were instrumental in
bringing this joint initiative to fruition.
"PCL Constructors Inc. and its employees
continue to show their commitment to the communities they work in through their
dedication to the Hard Hat Heroes Fund," said Carole Gagnon, Vice
President of Resource Development at United Way Ottawa. "Infrastructure projects
like the newly renovated Winthrop Kitchen are making a tangible difference in
the lives of some of our city's most vulnerable people. We're grateful to PCL
for demonstrating such incredible leadership in the Ottawa community."
PCL’s work in the community:
PCL’s 48-year relationship with United Way is founded in a multitude of
district-run campaigns and a corporate matching program. In 2016, PCL
raised more than $6.6 million for 19 United Way and member organizations
throughout North America. From donation challenges to fundraisers and silent
auctions, PCL employees across the organization have found ways to demonstrate
excellence in their commitment to community investment and are together
creating a lasting impact on the communities they call home.
About PCL Construction Canada Inc.
PCL is a group of independent construction companies that
carries out work across Canada, the United States, the Caribbean, and in
Australia. These diverse operations in the civil infrastructure, heavy
industrial, and buildings markets are supported by a strategic presence in 31
major centers. Together, these companies have an annual construction volume of
$8.3 billion, making PCL the largest contracting organization in Canada and one
of the largest in North America. Watch us build at PCL.com.
About United Way
United Way Ottawa invests resources where they are needed most and will
have the greatest impact. Through research, evaluation and
partnerships with community experts we are able to identify the root
causes of the biggest social challenges facing our community and help
find solutions that change tens of thousands of lives for the better. One
hundred percent of donations to United Way Ottawa stay in Ottawa to help those
most in need. Learn more about our work at www.unitedwayottawa.ca.
media inquiries, please contact:
PCL Constructors Canada Inc.
Manager, Media Relations and Communications
United Way Ottawa
Office: (613) 683-3785
Cell: (613) 898-6907