Carillon celebrates Giving Tuesday with a financial donation to charitable organizations

     

     

    CONCORD, Ontario, December 1, 2015 – Carillion is pleased to participate in GivingTuesday, a global movement for giving and volunteering that takes place each year after Black Friday and Cyber Monday. 

     

    Based on an employee nomination process, Carillion, through its parent company Carillion PLC, recognizes 160 charitable and not-for-profit organizations with a monetary donation every year. Nominations are welcome twice a year, the second of which coincides with GivingTuesday – a time of year when it is especially important to think about others. This year, over 500 employee nominations were received worldwide. More than 30 organizations nominated by Canadian and Caribbean colleagues were awarded approximately $1,000 CDN (the equivalent of £500) each. Special thanks and congratulations to the following organizations: 

     

    AbilityOnline 

    Lookout Emergency Aid Society 

    Army Cadet League of Canada (Ontario) 

    Making Every Step Count 

    Blessings in a Backpack 

    Muslim Welfare Centre 

    Borden Family Resource Centre (BFRC) 

    My Safe Work c/o Our Youth at Work Foundation 

    Caribbean Kids & Family Therapy Organisation 

    Niagara Falls community Outreach 

    Children's Aid Society District Sudbury/Manitoulin 

    Operation Smile Home for Children 

    Chinook Lodge - SAIT Polytechnical 

    Pacific Assistance Dogs Society 

    COLEGIO AGROPECUARIO MONTE SALVADO 

    Princess Elizabeth Centre 

    Devon Clifford Music Foundation 

    Protection for the Unprotected 

    Dress for Success Vancouver 

    Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue 

    Ernie Eddy Memorial Children's Ice Fishing Derby 

    Scientists in School 

    Green Teams Canada 

    The Beamer Hughes Foundation 

    Habitat for Humanity - Greater Toronto Area 

    The Rainbow Society of Alberta 

    Hamilton Food Share 

    Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals - North Branch 

    Hearth Place 

    Working Gear Clothing Society 

    Hope of a Miracle Foundation 

    Wounded Warriors Canada 

    Hope Reins 

    YMCA Wolverhampton 

    Lansdown Children's Centre 

     

     

     “We are pleased to celebrate GivingTuesday with a number of donations from the Carillion Charitable Fund and support community regeneration and social value year-round through the implementation of community needs plans for each of our contract sites,” says Carillion Canada President and CEO Simon Buttery. “One of our key responsibilities is to invest directly in the communities in which we work and live – not just to ensure they get a fair share of the economic benefits, but also to bring about lasting social change where it is needed most.” 

    In addition to the Carillion Charitable Fund where employees are encouraged to rally for their favourite cause, Carillion offers six paid days for employees to volunteer with organizations that are important to them. 

     

    "We're really happy to see the momentum for GivingTuesday, and especially the number of businesses joining in to celebrate this year," says Lys Hugessen, president of GIV3, one of the organizers of GivingTuesday. "As Carillion is demonstrating, this is a great time to be announcing donations, engaging employees in giving and shining a light on the wonderful organizations they support and their impact in the community." 

     

    For more information on GivingTuesday, visit: www.givingtuesday.ca. 

     

    About Carillion 

    Carillion is one of Canada’s leading integrated support services companies, with extensive construction capabilities, a substantial portfolio of Public Private Partnership projects and a sector-leading ability to deliver sustainable solutions. We employ approximately 6,000 people in Canada and 40,000 worldwide, with established businesses in the United Kingdom, the Middle East and the Caribbean. We have an annual revenue of approximately  $1 billion in Canada and $7.5 billion globally. For further information on Carillion, visit our website at www.carillion.ca. 

     

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     Contact: Meline Beach, Communications Manager, (905) 532-5443, mbeach@carillion.ca