new structure was made possible thanks to Hard Hat Heroes – a new fund created by
PCL and United Way.
employees want to make a difference in their communities, and partnering with
the United Way has once again allowed us to help make an impact,” said Kevin
Skinner, Vice-President & District Manager, PCL.
dollars raised for this fund were contributed by PCL employees through their
annual charitable campaign contributions.
In addition, the City of Ottawa matched funding to help create this new
structure with support from the Nepean, Rideau & Osgoode Community Resource
Centre. The structure was built by PCL
partner Play Ground Planners for the community of Parkwood Hills and its
Parkwood Hills, 9 per cent of the residents are children younger than nine-years-old
and 18.5 per cent of residents live in single-parent homes. Because of this,
local and affordable activities for families are essential for this area.The
new play structure will provide families in Parkwood Hills with a community hub
and a safe place for children to play.
Parent, senior accounting manager for PCL, was instrumental in bringing this
joint initiative to fruition and said, “As a
result of the dedicated energy and enthusiasm of our PCL employees, numerous
community building projects and initiatives will be successfully completed,
benefitting youth, families, and communities in need of a helping hand.”
employees recognize that coworkers, neighbours, and families all benefit from
living in healthier, stronger communities, and help bring this about by
providing financial support to United Way Ottawa. United Way Ottawa’s mission
is to bring people and resources together to build a strong, healthy, safe
community for all.
”Through its Hard Hat Heroes fund, PCL is
continuing its tradition of improving the quality of life in the communities it
operates in,” said Police Chief Charles Bordeleau, Campaign Co-Chair for United
Way Ottawa. "We know that initiatives like the new play structure in
Parkwood Hills have an incredibly positive impact on the community and we’re
grateful to PCL and its employees for their support. "
Hard Hat Heroes Fund is currently accepting applications for new community action
About PCL’s work in the
47-year relationship with United Way is founded in a multitude of district-run
campaigns and a corporate matching program. In 2014, PCL raised more than $7.1
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
in the communities they call home.
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 $8.5 billion, making PCL the largest contracting
organization in Canada and one of the largest in North America. Watch us build
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.
For media inquiries, please contact:
PCL Constructors Canada Inc.
Manager, Media Relations and Communications
United Way Ottawa
Office: (613) 683-3785
Cell: (613) 898-6907