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HIGHLIGHTS

10,000 rubber ducks launched for the Alzheimer Duck Derby

$120,000 raised in donations


We encourage all of our employees at Aecon to volunteer actively in their communities. We embrace and encourage their world-changing enthusiasm as they generously lend their talent, time and compassion to causes close to their hearts. Through this support, we gain a better understanding of the communities we touch as we look for the best ways to make a positive impact in the lives of many.

EMPLOYEE’S CHOICE

All of us at Aecon are committed to improving the communities in which we live and work. Our employee-driven Employee’s Choice program provides an easy platform and direct line of communication for our employees to seek support for their favourite charities. The program aligns Aecon’s charitable activities directly with those of our employees, giving them a hand in deciding how and where our community dollars are spent.

GIVING BACK: THE FROM AINSLEY ORGANIZATION

From Ainsley, an organization founded by Aecon employee Tyler Cooper and his wife, Cathy, collects hundreds of toys and raises funds for Toronto’s Hospital for Sick Children in honour of their infant daughter, Ainsley, who passed away from a rare genetic disorder in 2013. Fuelled by passion and love, the initiative takes a selfless approach in helping children overcome unfortunate circumstances.

ALZHEIMER SOCIETY OF NOVA SCOTIA’S DUCK DERBY

The annual Alzheimer Duck Derby in Nova Scotia is a race involving 10,000 rubber ducks that are sent on a brief voyage along the Halifax Harbour waterfront each September. For the last number of years, Aecon has been a key player in this annual event, helping to raise more than $120,000 and constructing a simple chute used to safely slide the rubber ducks into the harbour.

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY – WOMEN BUILD GTA

Every year, Habitat for Humanity holds an annual fundraiser that promotes the involvement of women in the construction of homes by hosting projects where the majority of the planning and execution is undertaken by female volunteers. Hundreds of Aecon women over the years have donated their time, talent and energy. Last year, $22,000 was raised in just under 20 weeks for the Women Build GTA.

WICKENHEISER FEMALE WORLD HOCKEY FESTIVAL

In November 2014, Aecon participated as a Gold Sponsor, donating $25,000 to the Wickenheiser Female World Hockey Festival event (also known as Wick Fest in Calgary). Employee volunteers spent more than 30 hours supporting the tournament, which included timekeeping, scorekeeping, game sheet coordination and the sale of 50/50 tickets.

TREES FOR WATERSHED HEALTH PROGRAM

Conservation Halton’s Trees for Watershed Health program is designed to unite the community by planting trees to increase forest cover in the watershed. A dedicated group of Aecon employees have each year enthusiastically joined the more than 4,000 volunteers who have to date planted 41,000 trees, come rain or shine, at Kelso Quarry Park in Milton, Ontario.

SHOES FOR SCHOOLS

Our Aecon Mining office in Brantford, Ontario, knows the meaning of “giving back.” Employees donated 42 pairs of new shoes, dozens of socks, warm hats and mittens to children in need attending Princess Elizabeth Elementary School. Thanks to their generosity, the school’s principal stated many of his students no longer had to spend the day in wet boots during the cold, winter season. Now outfitted with dry shoes, the children could fully participate in daily activities like physical education classes.

HOLIDAY GIVING INITIATIVES

The Aecon Food and Toy Drive
This has become a cherished company-wide holiday season initiative. Each year in early December, employees across Canada donate hundreds of pounds of new toys and dry goods in support of their favourite local charities.

Strathcona Holiday Bureau
This is a charitable campaign where employees from across each business unit in Edmonton and Calgary donate non-perishable food items and toys. Since 1979, the Strathcona Christmas Bureau has been bringing holiday joy to those less fortunate each holiday season.

Santa’s Anonymous Live and Silent Auction Program
Each year, Aecon employee volunteers in Fort McMurray, Alberta, host the annual Santa’s Anonymous Live and Silent Auction program. For the past three decades, the program has provided disadvantaged families, seniors and singles with food hampers and presents in time for Holiday celebrations.

AECON’S ANNUAL GOLF TOURNAMENTS

Every year, Aecon employees from coast to coast rally together in support of various charity golf tournaments. Last year, more than $100,000 was raised across Canada between numerous tournaments such as the decade-and-a-half-old Industrial Central Charity Golf event held in the Kitchener-Waterloo area of Ontario, the annual Buildings GTA Charity Golf Tournament, and the Canonbie Golf Tournament held annually in Edmonton, Alberta.

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