PCL believes in building strong communities by contributing time, talent, and resources to the localities in which employees live and work.
Since PCL began partnering with United Way in 1969, offices throughout North America have participated in annual campaigns to raise funds in support of local community agencies; raising more than $7.1 million for 19 United Way and member organizations last year alone.
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.
TRADITION OF GIVING BACK
“I am continually humbled by our employee’s dedication to carrying on PCL’s tradition of giving back to the communities in which we live, work and play,” said Campaign Chair and District Manager of PCL Constructors Canada Inc. (Toronto), Kelly Wallace.
“Thanks to the generosity of 93% of our employees who collectively raised $202,748.09, our district’s 2015 United Way campaign will support 11 United Way community funds across the Greater Toronto Area, and 90 other charities that are close to their hearts,” added Wallace.
Combined with fundraising events and PCL’s program that matches employee pledges with a dollar for dollar donation to the United Way, the campaign raised $428,057.18.
BUILDING COMMUNITY THROUGH VOLUNTEERISM
PCL also partnered with the United Way through its Building Community program which enables each employee to donate one paid day of company time to registered charities. PCL Toronto launched the program in 2007 in response to surveys that indicated employees, with the support of PCL, wanted to take a more active role in making a difference in the community.
“By linking our Building Community program with this year’s United Way campaign, employees became keenly aware of the impact their donations are having in our community,” said Wallace.
“PCL Toronto is one of our top contributing United Way partners with a rich history of supporting community initiatives, and 2015 was no different,” said United Way of Peel Region President & CEO Shelley White.
“This year, PCL not only raised much needed funds, they also delivered impact through volunteerism at three of our funded agencies including Knight’s Table, Community Living Mississauga, and Nexus Youth Services. This level of commitment demonstrates the spirit of cooperation to build a better community for all of us.”
Together, we are building possibility.