11/05/2017 – Ottawa, – Representatives from PCL Construction were on hand this morning at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario to present their latest gift to the CHEO Foundation. The gift, which will see PCL Construction donate $100,000 over the next five years, will support three different areas of care: pediatric oncology, mental health and the Ottawa Children’s Treatment Centre which became part of CHEO late last year.
This donation adds to PCL’s long history of support for the kids at CHEO and will bring their donation total to over $174,000. By spreading their dollars over multiple disciplines, PCL’s hope is to make a difference for many patients facing many different physical and mental challenges. They also hope that other businesses in the National Capital Region will be motivated to follow their philanthropic ways.
“All of our employees at PCL are proud of our support for the children and youth at CHEO. Giving back to the community we serve is vitally important and we feel that the best way to do that is by investing in the health of our kids,” said Kevin Skinner, Vice President and District Manager of PCL Construction. “We know that our donations to CHEO will make a difference in the lives of sick children, and we always hope they can do even more by inspiring others to help CHEO. In the end it really is all about the kids and our desire to make sure they have the best health care available.”
Kevin Keohane, President and CEO of the CHEO Foundation was at this morning’s presentation and said; “PCL’s decision to provide funds to different areas will allow CHEO to address a number of immediate concerns such as oncology research, facilities and programs at OCTC and mental health resources. The fact that they hope to inspire others to give speaks volumes about their sense of community and we are very thankful for their ongoing support.”
PCL also supports CHEO through sponsorship of special events like the CHEO Teddy Bears’ Picnic and the upcoming CP Canadian Women’s open.
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About PCL Construction Canada Inc.
PCL is a group of independent construction companies that carries out work across Canada, the United States, the Caribbean, and in Australia. These diverse operations in the civil infrastructure, heavy industrial, and buildings markets are supported by a strategic presence in 31 major centers. Together, these companies have an annual construction volume of $8.3 billion, making PCL the largest contracting organization in Canada and one of the largest in North America. Watch us build at PCL.com.
About CHEO Foundation
The CHEO Foundation raises funds in support of the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) and the CHEO Research institute. With 167 beds, 71 outpatient specialty clinics and one of the busiest emergency departments in the country, the doctors, nurses, researchers and staff at CHEO touch the lives of over 500,000 children and youth each year providing the best possible health care of the children and youth in eastern Ontario, western Quebec and beyond.