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EllisDon to build trades facility in Haiti


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January 22, 2014 by STAFF REPORT

EllisDon’s chief estimator is heading to Haiti to help a Canadian charity build a trades facility that will provide skilled training for local residents.

EllisDon’s Jason Walker, along with experts from six related businesses, will be working with Empower Global, a Canadian-registered local charity, to oversee work teams and on-site construction.

From Jan. 27 to Feb. 7 the team will construct the facility in Cap Haitien (on the northern coast of Haiti) that will host welding, automotive and woodworking workshops. In addition, tools brought and used during the project will remain in Cap Haitien for future trainees.

EllisDon is participating in a $100,000 fundraising campaign that will finance construction of the training facility, warehouse, accommodations and equipment. So far, the EllisDon Ottawa and Saskatoon offices have each donated $5,000.

For more information visit www.empowerglobal.ca.


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