On-Site Magazine

PCL receives United Way award

By Adam Freill   

Construction Leadership

Support of United Way via fundraising campaign and fun activities earns contracting firm the Step Up for The Community Award.

(Photo courtesy of PCL)

PCL Constructors Canada Inc. (Toronto) was recently recognized for its employee fundraising efforts and community support at United Way Halton & Hamilton’s annual Evening of Celebration.

The company was honoured with the Step Up for the Community Award in recognition of its efforts and dedication in running a successful fundraising campaign in support of United Way. The award is presented to United Way partners who have grown their support of the charity and its programs. PCL Toronto, one of eight organizations to receive the award, stepped up by growing funds raised, volunteering its time, supporting United Way’s events and building awareness in the community.

“At PCL, we are passionate about fostering positive relationships with our communities, whether this be through impactful projects or supporting charitable agencies such as the United Way,” stated Monique Buckberger, vice-president and district manager and 2023 United Way campaign chair for PCL Toronto. “Receiving the Step Up for Community Award is a tremendous honour, and we are deeply grateful for the efforts, passion and commitment of our employees to give back to local communities.”

During a two-week Nothing Matters More: 2023 United Way campaign, PCL Toronto raised more than $330,000 through employee pledges, special events and a corporate donation. Employees rallied together for their local communities by participating in events and activities including a dodgeball tournament, paper plane challenges, wine survivor and hygiene kit pack for distribution into the local community.


Participation in United Way Halton & Hamilton’s annual Plane Pull saw PCL Toronto attempt to pull a 200,000-pound plane 50 feet across the Hamilton airport tarmac.

“With the steadfast support of partners like PCL Construction, we have achieved a historic milestone in raising $12.5 million, ensuring more support reaches those who need it most in our community,” said Brad Park, President and CEO of United Way Halton & Hamilton. “We are deeply grateful to PCL for your unwavering commitment to building a more equitable community for all.”

PCL has a long history with United Way that includes 55 years of corporate partnership. Overall, the company collectively raised $6 million for United Way agencies in 2023.




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