Ledcor Cares

Ledcor and Employees Contributed over $2 Million to More Than 150 Charities

May 25, 2017

Walk so Kids Can Talk 2017 event

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:

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.