10 Years of Ledcor Cares: $24 Million Contributed to More Than 200 Charities


With the support of our employees, Ledcor is proud to have contributed over $24 million to more than 200 charities across North America since 2009, focusing on children’s health, increasing access to post-secondary and trades education, and supporting the local communities we work in.
 
Contributions would not have been possible without the effort and dedication of Ledcor employees, who have proudly carried the ‘Ledcor Cares’ culture and spirit wherever they’ve gone — coming together to assist those in need and to help move our communities forward by contributing to the organizations that have a special place in our hearts.
 
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Across North America, this spirit has been the driving force behind many of our community efforts. Pushing forward our commitment to leaving a positive legacy in everything we do — socially, environmentally, and financially.
 
By committing donations, sharing expertise, and providing skills training, our goal has always been to invest in both the future of the communities we’re apart of and the people within them.
 
 
Employee fundraising:
 

 
Ledcor employees have helped raise millions of dollars for dozens of charities and organizations — most notably, through the annual employee campaign, which raised over $1.4 million for over 200 charities across North America in 2018.
 
Employee contributions have supported:
  • Pediatric hospitals across North America to ensure the best possible care for sick and injured children. This includes the Stollery Children’s Hospital, Stanton Territorial Hospital Foundation, The Janeway Children’s Hospital Foundation, Rady Children’s Hospital, and St Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
  • 15 Make-A-Wish chapters who grant wishes to children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength, and joy.
  • 19 United Way chapters who provide front-line services for children, families, and seniors with a hand-up, not a hand-out.
  • 20 Boys & Girls Clubs / Big Brothers Big Sisters chapters who provide mentorship and after-school programs for children and youth so they have the tools to be successful in school and life.
  • 13 Food Banks that provide food supplies for families in crisis and in need.
  • Various organizations specializing in providing support for those impacted by JDRF, Crohn’s and Colitis, Down Syndrome, Alzheimer’s, and Autism.
  • Many local-based charities such as the Covenant House, Little Warriors, Youth Empowerment and Support Services (YESS), Kids Kottage, New Opportunities for Women (NOW), Canuck Place, and Nevada Partnerships for Homeless Youth.
Along with many of the above organizations, employees have participated in fundraising events that have directly supported the Ride to Conquer Cancer, Pediatric Oncology Group of Ontario, Heart & Stroke Foundation, Movember Foundation, and a variety of toy drives during the holiday season. As participants of the annual Walk so Kids Can Talk for Kids Help Phone each year, Ledcor and employees have raised over $1 million since first getting involved with the event.

Employees have also volunteered hundreds of hours to stocking local food banks, making weekly lunches for those in need with the Ronald McDonald House of Northern Alberta, and helping make local charities like Kids Kottage get ready for guests.
 
Corporate gifts
 

 
Focused on supporting the organizations and institutions that directly assist the children most in need, Ledcor is proud to have recently made a number of major corporate gifts.
 
Most notably, a $5 million gift was made to name the BC Children’s Hospital new emergency department which opened in 2017 – making it a total of $8 million donated to the Hospital since 1988.
 
In 2017, to celebrate Ledcor’s 70th anniversary, a $500,000 gift was also made to the Make-A-Wish Foundation through its various local chapters in Canada and the US. 
 
 
Professional Development & Education


 
An important goal at Ledcor is to support the industries we do business in by investing in professional development, sustainability, training, and sponsorships.
 
A key part of this has been providing scholarships for skilled labour programs and funding important industry research, such as the establishment of the Ledcor Group Applied Research Chair in Oil Sands Environmental Sustainability at the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT) and the University of Alberta Ledcor Professor in Construction Engineering.
 
We are as well proud to have donated $250,000 to the University of Alberta’s new David and Joan Lynch School of Engineering Safety and Risk Management (ESRM). As the first of its kind in Canada, the University’s new program integrates safety and risk management into the curriculum of all its engineering students.
 
Together, these initiatives reflect Ledcor’s core values: safety, integrity, success, quality, and sustainability.
 
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