– Ottawa, – Representatives from PCL Constructors Canada Inc. were on hand Thursday
morning at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) to present their
latest gift to the CHEO Foundation. The
gift, which will see PCL donate $100,000 over the next five years, will support
three different areas of care: pediatric oncology, mental health and the Ottawa
Children’s Treatment Centre which became part of CHEO late last year.
adds to PCL’s long history of support for the kids at CHEO and will bring their
donation total to over $174,000. By
spreading their dollars over multiple disciplines, PCL’s hope is to make a
difference for many patients facing many different physical and mental
challenges. They also hope that other businesses and individuals in the
National Capital Region will be motivated to follow their philanthropic ways.
our employees at PCL are proud of our support for the children and youth at
CHEO. Giving back to the community we serve is vitally important and we feel that
the best way to do that is by investing in the health of our kids,” said Kevin
Skinner, Vice President and District Manager of PCL Construction. “We know that
our donations to CHEO will make a difference in the lives of sick children, and
we always hope they can do even more by inspiring others to help CHEO. In the end it really is all about the kids
and our desire to make sure they have the best health care available.”
Kevin Keohane, President and CEO of the CHEO Foundation was at this morning’s
presentation and said; “PCL’s decision to provide funds to different areas will
allow CHEO to address a number of immediate concerns such as oncology research,
facilities and programs at OCTC and mental health resources. The fact that they
hope to inspire others to give speaks volumes about their sense of community
and we are very thankful for their ongoing support.”
supports CHEO through sponsorship of special events like the CHEO Teddy Bears’
Picnic and the upcoming CP Canadian Women’s open.
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 CHEO Foundation
The CHEO Foundation raises
funds in support of the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) and the
CHEO Research institute. With 167 beds,
71 outpatient specialty clinics and one of the busiest emergency departments in
the country, the doctors, nurses, researchers and staff at CHEO touch the lives
of over 500,000 children and youth each year providing the best possible health
care of the children and youth in eastern Ontario, western Quebec and beyond.
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