PCL Construction says it has received the National Community Champion Award from United Way Canada. This recognition showcases relationships throughout Canada that are fundamental to successfully achieving United Way’s mission, the Edmonton-based company says in a Sept. 13 statement.
Those who receive this award demonstrate exemplary commitment to improving their communities through excellence in fundraising, engagement, advocacy or development of the non-profit and charitable sector in Canada, the statement says.
“To say that receiving this award is an honour would be a massive understatement,” says PCL oresident and CEO Dave Filipchuk. “It’s very special to be recognized for the annual campaigns across our districts that all of us at PCL take pride in. Thank you to United Way for acknowledging our efforts, and thank you to our PCL family for continuing to show commitment to our communities with ongoing generosity and a long-running relationship with United Way.”
“We are incredibly grateful and proud of our longstanding partnership with PCL,” says Rob Yager, president and CEO, United Way of the Alberta Capital Region. “For over 50 years, we have worked together to make significant positive impact in the lives of people in our community. We would not be able to do the work we do to lift people out of poverty without these incredible individuals stepping up time and again to make the world a better place. Our heartfelt congratulations to PCL for receiving the National Community Champion Award. We can’t wait to see what we accomplish together over the next 50 years.”
The National Community Champion Award recognizes PCL for its:
- Significant depth and breadth of relationship – broad financial and human support across many UW Alberta Capital Region (UWACR) programs and initiatives, including Board and Cabinet.
- Significant employee engagement in efforts, volunteer mobilization – 1000+ volunteer hours in the last five years by over 400 volunteers.\
- Longevity as the UWACR region’s largest workplace campaign – 13 years, and a workplace partner since 1968, raising $35.7 million since 1968.
- Corporate-wide commitment, especially across Canada, going well beyond the Alberta Capital Region.
Last year PCL collectively raised $5.1 million for United Way. Learn more abour our efforts here.