A group’s devotion
|Canam Group is a major employer in most of the communities in which it operates. By supporting charitable organizations and encouraging employees to get involved in causes they hold dear, Canam Group helps to improve the quality of life in these communities. In keeping with its value of good corporate citizenship, Canam Group earmarks more than 1% of its pre-tax profit for the support of local organizations dedicated to well-being and health, education, the arts, sporting events and community life.|
|Biking in Quebec and Missouri to fight multiple sclerosis|
A group of employees from Boucherville and St. Georges represented Canam Group and its business units in this year’s RONA MS Bike Tour, raising $18,351 for the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada. In Missouri, regional sales manager Rob Baumann took part in his eighth MS Bike Tour. He and his team raised $1,500 for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society in Colombia, MO.
Province of Quebec
|A successful fundraiser|
This year’s annual workplace campaign in Quebec plants and offices raised more than $141,000 for Centraide. Money was also collected for two other charitable organizations, namely Healthpartners-Quebec and the Quebec division of the Canadian Red Cross. A total of more than $6,700 was handed over to these two charities.
|Sponsor of the Pinocchios Foundation golf tournament|
Canam Group sponsored the Pinocchios Foundation’s annual golf tournament for the fourth consecutive year. The event raised $100,000. This money will be used to maintain the services offered by the respite facility in Laval and by the Centre de l'Épanouissement de l'enfant Pinocchios as well as to help cover the cost of renovations to the facility in Longueuil. The goal of the Pinocchios Foundation is to help improve the quality of life of children and families.
|Pedaling to work for a good cause!|
Beauce-area employees got on their bikes and pedaled to work on June 4 as part of the 6th edition of the Bike-to-Work Challenge. Canam Group donated $5 for each employee who participated in this community effort. The 20 St. Georges and 31 St. Gédéon employees biked more than 620 miles (1000 km) and raised $255. This money, presented to the Beauce cycling club, will be used to develop competitive cycling for young people aged 9 to 18.
|St. Georges, QC|
St. Georges employees did their part for the Canadian Cancer Society’s Daffodil Days, held for four consecutive days in April. The $212 they raised, through the sale of daffodils and the Jeans Days held every Friday, went to the Society to help finance cancer research.
|A region with a big heart|
Mario Bernard, president of Canam and Structal-Bridges, presided over the 22nd golf tournament held to raise money for the Beauce-Etchemin Heart Foundation. He was proud to be associated with an organization that funds prevention and rehabilitation activities for the local population.
|Thanksgiving food drive|
Just before the Thanksgiving holiday, a food drive was organized to help the less fortunate in the community. Employees donated enough non-perishable food items to fill two large bins, which were turned over to the Salvation Army.
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Point of Rocks, MD
|Old cell phones receive a new lease on life|
Used cell phones from the Point of Rocks plant now receive a new lease on life thanks to Secure the Call, a non-profit organization in the United States. Secure the Call collects old cell phones, cleans, repairs and reprograms them, and then redistributes them to the community as free 911 emergency-only phones.
|Paying it forward|
Canam sponsored a raffle to raise money to benefit the annual Christmas holiday “Adopt a Family” program. Through this program, which is focused on providing gifts to needy families in the community, Canam helps to brighten the holiday season for its adopted family. Employees purchased $36 worth of tickets for the raffle.