The Ledcor Group of Companies and their employees are proud to have contributed more than $2 million CAD to over 150 charities across North America this past year, demonstrating what has come to be known as the ‘Ledcor Cares’ spirit.
Ledcor’s employees helped raise $700,000 in September 2016 alone, through the company’s annual employee giving campaign. Over 1,000 employees across North America participated in the fundraising campaign that allows employees to self-direct their donations. All employee donations were corporately matched for a fundraising total of $1.4 million.
Alongside the employee giving campaign, Ledcor and its employees have supported several fundraising events throughout the year, including:
Kids Help Phone’s ‘Walk So Kids Can Talk’: In 2016, Ledcor raised $198,374 at the Walk. Ledcor has participated in the walk every year since 2011, and hopes to break the $1 million mark as a cumulative total this year.
The Movember Challenge: In the month of November, Ledcor raised $62,627 for men’s health issues, supporting research in prostate cancer, testicular cancer, mental health and wellness programs.
Trevor Korol Scholarship Fund’s ‘Korol Cup’: An annual hockey tournament that raised $58,350 in 2016 for scholarships for students at the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology, The Southern Alberta Institute of Technology SAIT and the British Columbia Institute of Technology.
Additional causes and organizations supported this year include Kids With Cancer, Pediatric Oncology Group of Ontario, Heart & Stroke Foundation, and a variety of other organizations.
Over the past 10 years, Ledcor has donated over $24 million to more than 300 charities across North America. A key focus has been children’s health, with corporate donations given to 24 paediatric hospitals from Hawaii, USA to Newfoundland, CDA. This includes a $5 million gift to BC Children’s Hospital Foundation to name the new emergency department at the Hospital, set to open in fall 2017.
Another focus for Ledcor is increasing access to post-secondary and skilled trades education. A $500,000 corporate donation was made to University of British Columbia’s Pipeline Integrity Institute, and $250,000 to University of Alberta’s David and Joan Lynch School of Engineering Safety and Risk Management. In addition, Ledcor has funded scholarships and industry research through 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 Professorship in Construction Engineering. While on-going efforts from Ledcor to increase involvement of younger students is made through Junior Achievement of BC and Northern Alberta, an initiative that promotes entrepreneurial skills among high school youth.