construction manager of SickKids’ new Patient Support Centre, PCL is committed
to deliver the expertise and passion required to build SickKids’ vision of an
inspired hospital of the future,” said Kelly Wallace, vice president and
district manager, PCL Constructors Canada Inc. (Toronto).
For the Children
Construction of the Patient Support Centre (PSC) is a critical first step for SickKids’ full campus redevelopment plan Project
will house the hospital’s education, simulation, and core administrative
services in a modern, technology-enabled and sustainable office tower. Demolition
of the structure that will be replaced by the tower is underway, with new
construction to follow in late fall, 2019.
raise the required $1.3 billion to build a new hospital campus, SickKids
Foundation launched SickKids VS Limits, the
largest fundraising campaign in Canadian health care history.
for an organization like SickKids that takes care of the most prized members of
our lives, our children, when they are at their most vulnerable creates a
profound impact in knowing that we can contribute to their mission in some
small way,” said Curtis Paddock, senior construction manager, PCL Constructors
Canada Inc. (Toronto).
bring attention to the cause, PCL partnered with the foundation to take on the presenting
role of their largest signature event, GetLoud. A
family-friendly fundraiser, the event takes the energy and momentum of the
campaign to the streets, in an epic one-day event that will see over 5,000
SickKids patients, family members, staff, and supporters march through Fort
York, then celebrate with food, fun and a music festival.
Toronto also aligned its Building Community program, which encourages employees
to volunteer in the community, with this year’s GetLoud march and festival.
of the PCL Hard Hat Crew, employees and their families will have an active
presence at the event, from lending a hand with set up and take down, to leading
the march, and creating experiences to build kid-friendly projects during the day.
culture encourages a generous spirit because as company owners, it’s our shared
responsibility to build healthy communities” said Wallace. “Many of us have
been touched in some way by the transformational care of SickKids, and on
September 28 I invite you all to get loud with us and join the fight for a new
Watch this video to learn why PCL is Getting Loud for SickKids.
www.GetLoudforSickKids.ca for full event details.
About PCL Constructors Canada Inc. (Toronto)
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 infrastructure, heavy industrial, and
buildings markets are supported by a strategic presence in 31 major centres.
Backed by PCL’s 114-year legacy, and with more than four decades of experience
in Southwestern Ontario’s dynamic construction market, the Toronto office is
PCL’s largest district with more than 550 of the construction industry’s
most-talented professionals and an annual construction volume of more than $1.0 billion. For more
information, visit PCL.com/Toronto.
About SickKids Foundation
Established in 1972, SickKids Foundation raises funds on behalf of The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) and is the largest charitable funder of child health research, learning and care in Canada. Philanthropy is a critical source of funding for SickKids – one of the world's foremost paediatric health-care institutions. Thanks to the generosity of the community, and as a result of a record-breaking year in fundraising, SickKids Foundation generated an unprecedented $159 million for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2019. For more information, please visit www.sickkidsfoundation.com.
In 2017, SickKids launched the SickKids VS Limits campaign,
the largest fundraising campaign in Canadian health-care history with the goal
of $1.3 billion through philanthropy to build a new SickKids. The reimagined
hospital of the future will not only help solve critical infrastructure issues,
it will transform health-care for children in Canada and around the world with
cutting-edge operating suites, more room for families and more room for the
innovative technologies allowing us to deliver better outcomes. For
more information, please visit www.sickkidsfoundation.com.
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