May 16, 2017 by On-Site Magazine
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 and individuals 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 the 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.